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Offline Conrad

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3405 on: March 26, 2020, 05:04:58 am »
Flushed and filled the brakes (front and rear) and the clutch. The brakes were a snap but the clutch gave me the usual problems with air getting in the lines, even though I was VERY careful trying not to get any air in. I also cleaned the bobbins on the front brake rotors. I used a bunch of spray brake cleaner while rotating the bobbins with a socket. All the bobbins were very tight, cleaning them up helped but they still seem tight. Should they be able to be turned by hand normally?   
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3406 on: March 26, 2020, 07:05:35 am »
Depends on the rotors.  Are they stock or aftermarket?
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3407 on: March 26, 2020, 08:00:26 am »
Depends on the rotors.  Are they stock or aftermarket?

Original rotors.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3408 on: March 26, 2020, 08:20:38 am »
If they turn by hand then they may be too loose. You should be able to jam an Allen key in there and turn them with that, but not with your fingers on the bobbin, no.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3409 on: March 26, 2020, 06:26:37 pm »
If they turn by hand then they may be too loose. You should be able to jam an Allen key in there and turn them with that, but not with your fingers on the bobbin, no.

Yeah, even after I cleaned mine the best I ever could, I still could not really turn them by hand.  I could with a tool, much easier than before the cleaning.  Another example of something not covered AT ALL in the factory service manual.  If they do need to be "free" enough to allow the rotors to move, one would think that there would be SOME type of mention of the spools/bobbins in the manual.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3410 on: March 27, 2020, 06:53:45 am »
If they turn by hand then they may be too loose. You should be able to jam an Allen key in there and turn them with that, but not with your fingers on the bobbin, no.

Thanks! I didn't jam any tools into the bobbins but I used appropriately sized bolt/nut/washers and tightened them up onto the bobbins and then turned the whole works with a ratchet/socket while spraying with brake cleaner. The bobbins turned much easier when I was done but they're too tight to turn by hand. So I guess I'm all set. 
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3411 on: March 29, 2020, 01:27:11 pm »
Strange weather today.  2.5 hour ride and the temp kept fluctuating from as low as 66F to 88F (22 degree swings!).  Up and down, back and forth.  Talk about never being comfortable.  I stopped to change what I was wearing a couple of times.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3412 on: March 29, 2020, 07:46:59 pm »
I went out on the..........................wait for it..............................wait for it.............................Indian and started off warm and got cold.  Came back home.  I can't stand this weather.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3413 on: April 17, 2020, 03:58:52 pm »
Installed new brake pads, scoured and cleaned up rotors. Went fora ride to bed pads, engaged ABS before flushing  and then flushed brake and clutch fluid.
NOTE: First time I did it 2 years ago I forgot to do the rear facing bleed on the rear brake. Nasty stuff came out of it. Everything else looked good.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3414 on: April 24, 2020, 05:29:13 pm »
finished up some body work, put on old oem short painfull foot pegs ( dont ask why),  and did an oil change
ran it around the block, then a quick wash and wax
maybe some dry weather this week end ......I HOPE
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3415 on: May 21, 2020, 04:50:32 am »
I switched to a Calsi windscreen on my C14 last night. After riding to work this morning it seems like a big improvement as far being quieter and more protection from the wind. It fit good but there are some rough edges where it looks as though a cutting tool chattered. Its not a trailer queen so not a big deal to me. They sent along some cleaner and a cloth too.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3416 on: May 26, 2020, 05:27:11 pm »
Did the new used bike baseline:

OEM Kaw air filter (threw out the PO's K&N ... probably not cleaned in 25k)
Coolant change (likely original)
Oil change
Final Drive (hot-n-nasty)
Checked the brake/clutch fluid (good shape)
Adjusted the throttle cables
Replaced some fubar fasteners from the PO (didn't know a too small torx could be used in place of an allen)
And for good measure:
New tires (okay that was yesterday!)
Buell footpegs
battery pigtail
Installed my old KTM adv top case on the C14

5:30pm now. Too tired to put the fairing pieces back on ... tomorrow.