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  1. #1
    Hooligan
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    Question for C14 connie owners

    I have a 2017 C14 connie. I love this bike but hate the way dealers gouge you for service. I noticed that on each handlebar there is what looks like a mini zerk fitting with a cap on each one. I am assuming these are for lubing the cables.
    Does anyone have a special fitting to go these fittings and the correct lube ??? Thanks in advance for any awnsers.
    kindly
    green & mean

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    The Busa Cop
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    Re: Question for C14 connie owners

    Wow now I think you need to close the tool box , and step away slowly . I had to think for a minute to picture what you were saying existed.
    Those would be Dot 4 brake fluid bleed ports for service . If you pump grease in there get ready for a big bill at the dealer .



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  3. #3
    Hooligan
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    Re: Question for C14 connie owners

    Thanks so much !!! I needed the info.. This is the only bike that I have owned that has had such a thing on the handlebars.. Thanks again I never do anything without asking questions !! well I did put to heavy weight gear oil in my shaft drive but drained it without ever riding it. Many thanks my friend.
    kindly
    green&mean

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    a gentleman and a real stand up guy
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    Re: Question for C14 connie owners

    Quote Originally Posted by c10 View Post
    Wow now I think you need to close the tool box , and step away slowly . I had to think for a minute to picture what you were saying existed.
    Those would be Dot 4 brake fluid bleed ports for service . If you pump grease in there get ready for a big bill at the dealer .
    Yup. In some people's perfect world all hydraulic front brakes would bleed at the TOP of the system. And not at the bottom at the caliper.

    I would like to 2nd Bryan's nomination for Weld The Tool Box Shut.
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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Maryville, TN

    Re: Question for C14 connie owners

    Hey, at least he asked before opening the tool box!
    Don't be afraid to ask any questions green & mean, we all weren't born with a 10mm in our hand.
    Dan
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  6. #6
    Hooligan
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    Re: Question for C14 connie owners

    LOL !! I love you guys here, its all good. God knows I am far from perfect ! Hell just ask my wife. Never been much of a wrench but I did build a 11 second chevy once... bla bla !! I have had just shy of 100 motorcycles in my life time but always had close buds to keep me out of trouble. I love to ride, wrench, not so much. Good thing too.. Thanks again. Humor among friends is always cool even if it gets a bit cruel at times, but I am a big boy and ai can take it !!
    I love this forum and the folks which make it up !
    kindly
    green&mean

  7. #7
    Hooligan
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    Alameda, Ca

    Re: Question for C14 connie owners

    Yes, that "zerk" is to bleed from the fluid reservoir to the master cylinder.

    I have found on my bike that if you let your bike sit for a couple of months then a small air pocket may form there,
    sympton is no pressure when squeezing the clutch lever. A quick burp and all is well again.

  8. #8
    Hooligan
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    Re: Question for C14 connie owners

    Pretty cool feature on a rather old school bike with no throttle by wire or other such things. I love the connie almost as much as I love the rex in my garage !! thanks for all the input. I love learning new stuff... have a lock on the tool box now !! LOL

  9. #9
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Question for C14 connie owners

    By todays standards the C14 might seem old school but a short ten years ago it was probably the only sport-tourer with ram air, variable valve timing, tire pressure sensors, keyless fob, etc. Even today they are still one heck of a great bike.
    Dan
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    Hooligan
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    Re: Question for C14 connie owners

    Quote Originally Posted by oldkawboy View Post
    By todays standards the C14 might seem old school but a short ten years ago it was probably the only sport-tourer with ram air, variable valve timing, tire pressure sensors, keyless fob, etc. Even today they are still one heck of a great bike.
    Dan
    Come this feb 19th I will have had ny 2017 connie for one year. My good friend bought a BMW 1600 about the same time. His Hi Tech bike has been back to the dealer 4 different times for various times for problems, mostly due to all the tech stuff on the bike. Don't get me wrong I have rode the bike and it is sweet but I could not live with the problems and the head aches.
    Compared to his bike my Kaw is old school but I know what you mean.

    Same guy has a Gold wing, lots of tech there too but less problems. For the money I am more than pleased with my connie. I keep hearing the rumor that the connie may be discontinued and that would be ashame as the bike just plain works. A little bit too much plastic for me but that is kind of a plus too when it comes to keeping heat off the rider.

    Killer package all and all... I hear people complain about the lack of cruise control but for me its just not a problem as I am an old fart !! Thanks again for all the input here.
    green&mean


 

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