Author Topic: What did you do to your RE Continental GT today?  (Read 147336 times)

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jez

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Reply #960 on: January 13, 2020, 07:47:00 pm
 I took the lockable sidepanel round to a friend's to get it resprayed. It had fallen off. It appears to be made of a large lump of metal and loads of filler and is unfeasibly heavy.  One would imagine that having made the airbox out of plastic they might have had the technology to manufacture a  decent side panel. Japan managed it in the late 70s.





























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Reply #961 on: January 14, 2020, 07:13:59 pm
I could remove my side-panel when in the locked position. I made a longer movable tag (bit on the inside, don't know what you call it), if I remember correctly it's held on by 2 small screws. The panels do weigh a ton.


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Reply #962 on: January 16, 2020, 07:02:08 am
Saw this on the clock  during my arvo commute. Here's to the next 10,000.
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Reply #963 on: February 03, 2020, 02:04:47 am
Today I finished making a tank guard/strap. to my anger and dismay I jumped of the bike yesterday and noticed the tank all scratched from a zipper on my Jacket!
Was going to make something anyway, so this became a priority.
 I will be getting the seat reupholstered next to mach the color. I also finished sanding and polishing the new guards and seat cowl, all coming along nicely...
next will be polishing the lower front forks, and fitting some Akront style rims and firestone tyres. Then a lightened alloy fork yoke. Want to get it in a local car/bike show by mid June.


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Reply #964 on: February 10, 2020, 07:10:19 pm
I changed over the sprockets and chain to a 520. I'll add weight saving stats later.
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Reply #965 on: February 10, 2020, 08:43:57 pm
Did you get the sprockets and chain from Hitchcocks?   I contacted Talon a few years ago but they replied that they didn't sell direct. 


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Reply #966 on: February 11, 2020, 09:04:31 am
Got a flat tyre on the other side of town. I had to do a tour of all the servos on the way home to keep pumping it up.  Pulled the tyre off, there's a hole in the tube but nothing in the tyre. Think I better throw a new tube in there to be on the safe side.

Also, a dynojet autotune came for me in the post today.  Pretty keen to see how that goes. 
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Reply #967 on: February 11, 2020, 12:31:58 pm
Great info. Thanks for sharing. I will suggest some of the ideas to my team.


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Reply #968 on: February 13, 2020, 12:23:35 am
Did you get the sprockets and chain from Hitchcocks?   I contacted Talon a few years ago but they replied that they didn't sell direct.

I got the sprockets from Hitchcock’s. It’s a Talon.
  I get an employee discount at a local mega-dealer. That’s where I get common things like the chain, batteries, oil and the like.
  My local RE dealer is Cycles of Silver Spring (Maryland), a suburb of DC.
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Reply #969 on: February 13, 2020, 07:48:17 pm
Thanks Guaire.    Wouldn't mind getting rid of some dead weight on my GT.    However at 78 I believe the wife thinks that I'm mostly dead weight!


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Reply #970 on: February 14, 2020, 08:42:39 am
That's got nothing to do with age, in my experience  ;)