Author Topic: What did you do to your RE Continental GT today?  (Read 105088 times)

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Reply #870 on: December 06, 2018, 03:43:40 pm
Finally did something to the GT although not as exciting as fireballing it. Updated the windshield with an somewhat better looking hand crafted version...


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Reply #871 on: December 17, 2018, 06:20:07 pm
Built bash plate out of 5mm aluminum plate
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Reply #872 on: December 17, 2018, 06:22:35 pm
installed bash plate still working on attachment hardware
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Reply #873 on: December 22, 2018, 04:23:58 pm
Bought some rego, threw a battery in it and it started first stab of the button. Not started for 3 months. Then rode it out to the Motard track to do some marshalling.
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Reply #874 on: December 24, 2018, 09:35:13 am
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Reply #875 on: January 04, 2019, 10:01:55 am
A wee ride in to town to fill up then booked it in for it's first service.

Much as I love it the build quality sucks.

delivered 22 dec 2018 mileage 18.9
chrome missing on top yoke bolt

first fill to brim at 132.3 miles (UK miles)
132.3 mileage >  280.5 mileage. trip 148.2 miles. fuel 9.98lt.  67.5mpg slightly disappointed as read some great fuel figures

250 miles tailpipe heat sheild fell off on highway, not found!

Notice osr shock weeping at top

Intermitent starter issue when hot. Dead sometimes as if battery flat or starter issue

I notice my tail pipe is getting even more sooty
280.5 mileage > 358.2 mileage. trip 77.7miles  fuel 8.08lt  43.8mpg!

Rear silencer rusting. I expected this to be honest.

skitty handling. I investigate and find play in rear swingarm bushes.
358.2 mileage

Not a great start to my RE ownership. I was expecting issues on finish and general build quality tbh but very disappointed with the fuel figures. Here's hoping the dealer is good.  I could only find two in Scotland so picked the nearest Saltire Motorcycles. we shall see.

On a brighter note I've found this forum to be excellent and not really needed to post as it's such a wealth of info. I just thought I'd contribute my 2 penny's worth.

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Reply #876 on: January 04, 2019, 10:47:00 am
Hi kelsoo,

Apart from buying some heated gloves I haven't had any dealings with Saltire but I seem to remember them doing well in "dealer of the year" polls. Definitely something amiss with your mpg figures.

Good luck.


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Reply #877 on: January 04, 2019, 01:44:42 pm
Damn,  maybe you got one that was built on Friday afternoon. Hope the dealer can sort it out for you. Good luck mate.
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Reply #878 on: January 04, 2019, 04:20:32 pm
Hi.
KC1961 good to know the dealer sounds reasonable. They sounded on the ball when I rang. It's going in Wednesday so I'll find out one way or another.

gizzo
Yeah. Friday afternoon or Monday morning. I'm really torn about putting it in to a dealer as one of the main appeals of RE was I could do all the work on it. I'll get this service done and chase them for any warranty work then play it by ear. I'm not sure where I'd stand if I do the servicing and I doubt I'll be able to keep my hands off it so I'll probably void any warranty anyway. 

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Reply #879 on: January 04, 2019, 04:32:56 pm
Yeah, something's not right there. You might as well hit them up for as much warranty work as you can. A brand new shock leaking for starters, and that dribbly exhaust condition for second. I'm feeling pretty lucky with my first batch 2014 GT being adequately well made compared with some. It still looks really nice, too.
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Reply #880 on: January 06, 2019, 02:42:21 pm
Pulled the NGK spark plug after about 7700 miles on it. Plug looks nice. Just a little bit of carbon build-up. Took a wire brush to it and adjusted the gap.
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Reply #881 on: January 09, 2019, 12:51:29 pm
Finally installed the 1 1/8" digital led voltmeter ($10  from eBay China) on the "dashboard" of my emgo viper fairing.  Connected it to the switched grey tail light "hot" wire at the connector under the seat and ground.  Works great!

Hi hp, how does the emgo viper look on there? Got a pic? Like it on the old air heads...


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Reply #882 on: January 09, 2019, 10:25:14 pm
Otto, sorry no photo capability.  I really like it. Took a lot of sculpting to get it to fit.  Sunrise red good match.  Hole too small for 7" headlite.  GT vibes not kind.   Even with rubber washer spacers, number of cracks.  Need braces to mirror mounts.  Lots of super glue and more paint.

Nicer looking one from India on ebay, but 3x the price.   Cheers,  hp


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Reply #883 on: January 10, 2019, 05:04:26 am
That viper fairing looks nice. Maybe it's a knockoff of the Dunstall 1/4 fairing?  Have a look at airtech streamlining website. The real thing isn't expensive and it's fibreglass not plastic crap so it shouldn't fall apart. The viper looks like it'd be pretty easy to flop a mold from if you're that way inclined.
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Reply #884 on: January 10, 2019, 12:52:58 pm
The emgo viper fairing has been around for quite a while.   In the early 90's I put one in my 73 H1