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Reply #885 on: January 10, 2019, 01:37:29 pm
I realise Emgo is an old brand. What I was getting at is that it's not a premium product and you could do better. I've bought a few Emgo parts along the way and while they're OK, they're not great.
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Reply #886 on: January 14, 2019, 06:22:35 am
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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.

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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.

Any progress?


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Reply #887 on: January 14, 2019, 01:15:38 pm
kc1961

I've been trying to post but getting a database error. I reported to user "admin" but no reply as yet. This is from another PC if it works I'll post an update.
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Reply #888 on: January 14, 2019, 02:05:11 pm
kc1961

I've been trying to post but getting a database error. I reported to user "admin" but no reply as yet. This is from another PC if it works I'll post an update.

I get 'data base error' on my iPhone and iPad.
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Reply #889 on: January 14, 2019, 02:14:28 pm
Just trying from my phone. I did one post the database error again. Tried another browser and accepted all cookies. Cleared cache.  My PC is Gnu/Linux  not windows if that helps Unix based.
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Reply #890 on: January 14, 2019, 02:19:47 pm
A quick test using UserAgent switcher  spoofing a Windows 7 32bit machine running Chrome. This is from my original PC
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Reply #891 on: January 14, 2019, 03:58:52 pm
The "database error" is caused by any excursions outside the restricted character set (https://forum.classicmotorworks.com/index.php/topic,26507.msg303910.html#msg303910).  And if you think you entered an Apostrophe (accepted) it might actually be a Grave or Acute Accent (not accepted).  Keep it plain...very plain.
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Reply #892 on: January 15, 2019, 06:17:12 am
Thanks Bert. I'm using UTF-8 iirc.  I tried removing any possibly offending characters yesterday but still had database error. will try again tonight.
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Reply #893 on: January 17, 2019, 02:05:11 am
I fitted a dual seat. RE one bought second-hand on eBay. Probably
sold because it wouldn't lock down until I added spacer washers under
the seat catch to get it to lock in place..

It had its first service wed and put in the warranty claims mentioned
above. 125 pounds

One the way in it started idling high 2000rpm. When I went to show the
reception it was back down to 1500 Typically after riding home it went
back up to 2000 and gradually increased until 3500rpm. It was
unrideable so I had a wee look today and the lock nut on the throttle
stop was half way up the thread. After finding a very deep 7mm spanner
and Allen key I backed the screw off and got it down to 1100rpm then
locked it off.

At the service on Wed they said it looked like it was lean and showed
me a photo of the plug. The header has changed colour to bright blue
so with that and the sooty exhaust Im a little bit baffled. Ill get my
laser thermometer on it as I did notice occasional weird smells and
the last thing I want is to burn the valves out.

Apparently the garage have to hire in the diagnostic kit so they
couldnt plug the thing in.

Latest fuel figures up to the dizzy height  of 66mpg UK. Im still
running in I was hoping at least 80mpg

Finger crossed they sort it soon.


next day

lowered clip ons under the top yoke and dropped the forks. Not sure if
I should have dropped them so much as renders the main stand obsolete.
If I keep them under the yoke Ill either drop the forks again or
remove the main stand. It was quite straight foreword remove yoke nut
and slacken clip ons and forks. Drop forks a bit and lift off clip ons
and top yoke slide on clip ons and refit. Note the clip ons can now
hit the tank on full lock so you need to be careful manoeuvring the
bike.

Fitted a add on tail pipe using a Kawasaki kz300 stainless steel
mid-pipe 36mm-50mm 13 pounds. It fitted perfectly on to the standard header.
It was a cheap stainless steel one 16 pounds. It fitted well after making a
hanger that ran from the tail pipe  to the foot rest mount. Very loud
to loud and performance was worse than stock pipe  so I fitted a short
baffle the sound was great but still to loud and performance was
better but I still felt it had lost a bit of grunt. I then added the
baffle end cap sound was lovely but it was restrictive so have ordered
2 longer baffles 7 pounds and will try a combination to see if I can get
that nice thump and have stock or better performance.

Edit. Changed the sign pounds to word pounds and got no database error.
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Reply #894 on: January 17, 2019, 10:38:49 am
kelsoo -- definitely chase down the cause of that apparent lean condition.  Don't worry about burning the exhaust valve -- the head separates from the stem first. ;D

Seriously, get a compression gauge (I did but didn't use it).  And ask GasHouseGorilla for suggestions.  Among my various mistakes it appears I might have assembled the phenolic intake spacer upside down which interfered with fuel spray pattern.
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Reply #895 on: January 17, 2019, 05:06:53 pm
Bert - I'm working away for over a week so won't get around to looking at the GT until then. I do have a compression tester and will test it but suspect it will be fine. I am worried about the weird fuelling issues, making it sooty then weak. Before it spits the exhaust valve out the exhaust. ;D

otto -  I shall check the air filter but doubt it will be dirty after only 500 miles even though I ride on mostly wet and muddy Scottish b-roads. Poorly fitted maybe, we shall see.
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early US import Kawasaki z550LTD (Bobber)