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Author Topic: Thinking about Continental GT?  (Read 1331 times)

cyrusb

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Re: Thinking about Continental GT?
« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2013, 06:44:28 PM »
Same here, I'd stand in line for one of those!

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Re: Thinking about Continental GT?
« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2013, 03:36:07 AM »
6K is less than I had seen previously.Interesting.

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Re: Thinking about Continental GT?
« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2013, 08:21:59 AM »
How has the reliability of the UCE engine been in the US. Especially the EFI electronics.

We heard a lot of horror stories initially here in India ranging from poor A/F tuning to lemon engines altogether. RE took a lot of flak for it , but now they seem to have set it right.

If I buy this Conti GT, it'll be a keeper and want to be prepared for it's electronic niggles.
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Re: Thinking about Continental GT?
« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2013, 03:56:17 PM »
6 k out the door..What about tags, prep and tax..More like 7 k or a bit more when it's all said and done but it's a beautiful bike even for that price...So many bikes, too little space and I want to downsize one day....
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Re: Thinking about Continental GT?
« Reply #19 on: November 08, 2013, 09:26:56 PM »
02Electra
I think I can safely say the EFI on the RE has been very reliable.
I can only think of a few problems that I've read of here on the RE Forum over the past 2 1/2 years I've been here.

A couple cases of the crankshaft sensor bolts coming loose and a few people who accidentally broke off the fuel pump outlet.

I have over 12,000 miles on my 2011 G5 and I know Singhg5 has over 26,000 on his 2009.  There are quite a few more that have mileage in this range with no EFI problems.

As you may know, the EFI system is built by one of the more reliable makers of these in Japan and they are proving to be Bullet-proof. :)
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Re: Thinking about Continental GT?
« Reply #20 on: November 08, 2013, 11:42:12 PM »
Overall, the UCEs have been very reliable. I certainly wouldn't have hesitated to buy a Continental had it been here 6 month ago! The electronics have been excellent. Some of the wiring has been a bit suspect, but that has generally about the limit of it. They just keep on thumpin'
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Re: Thinking about Continental GT?
« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2013, 06:00:05 AM »
Appreciate the feedback bare & Jim.

Here's hoping the India-spec GT gets the 02 sensor which has always been missing in the India spec EFI UCE's.

Guri.
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Re: Thinking about Continental GT?
« Reply #22 on: November 18, 2013, 03:24:57 PM »
I'm definitely getting one in a few months....

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Re: Thinking about Continental GT?
« Reply #23 on: November 20, 2013, 01:00:17 AM »
Ya, REP,you get one.Then bring it out here to the Void and let me ride it.

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Re: Thinking about Continental GT?
« Reply #24 on: November 26, 2013, 09:02:50 PM »
So the bike was launched today in India in a press event thing. Everyone, RE fans and even haters seem to think it's great. Even die hard Yamazuki fanboys in their 20s are saying that this is a bike worth being seen on. 
People are bitching about 29 HP being too low, but we know ACE will fix that.

All around good news..

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Re: Thinking about Continental GT?
« Reply #25 on: November 27, 2013, 08:34:19 AM »
I am planning a visit to the local dealer here to check the bike out. Today. ;D

Will post up some pics and a comparison with my Electra 350 CI.
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