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There is if quality control slips.
ALL mechanical items are subject to quality control. ALL.
My worn brake pads were the problem.
I have contemplated purchasing a new caliper but changing the pads more frequently has alleviated the binding.
I may have not worked as extensively on mc's as you...
I had the same problem.
The rear brake would drag and overheat the caliper. I checked out any debris that might affect the pedal. I sprayed WD40 on to the cylinder plunger..Took the brakes apart , lubed the guide pins, bled the brake, made a heat shield for the master cylinder...still occurred...
LOL!..After eight years there will be a couple hundred thousand mile on them and be ready to be crushed!...If only Todd would make some maintenance/repair videos about the California like this guy Fred Harmon does for the GW 1833. I would buy them without hesitation..For DOUBLE the price...
I can not see how a plug could loosen. They are held by the rubber spark plug boot of which can be rather difficult to remove from the spark plugs.
I use anti-seize on my plugs and just snug them up.
The last thing anybody wants are stripped threads.
Lubrication will lessen the torque specs.
I bought your full shorty a couple years back. Cutting the old one off sped things up.
After reading that the Cali 1400 was going to be discontinued,I became concerned with a future crack. I was going to purchase Todd's H-pipe and some mufflers. After some emails with Todd, I ended up...
Not to be a party pooper but my 2014 1400 Custom still has the original battery going strong. I keep all my machines (three MCs, two utvs, two lawn tractors) on Battery Tender jrs. My 2011 Diavel still has the original battery!. All go on a tender when not in use. I ride them, park them and plug...
Love this bike. but time to put it away til Spring.
GTM full shorty exhaust
GTM fuel package
Matris piggyback rear shocks
Viking Universal Warrior side bags with C-Bow mounts
Viking Top case
MG cylinder head guards
Hepco Becker Crash bars
Kuryakin driving lights