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Author Topic: My Continental GT experience so far.  (Read 2759 times)

GSS

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Re: My Continental GT experience so far.
« Reply #45 on: March 08, 2014, 02:55:29 AM »
The turn signals are not too bad, but the non-US ones do look nicer.  The headlight will still end up showing a double ring with the 7" headlight inner/outer rings, but should look a lot nicer.

RE has made a beautiful bike with very nice improvements.  The seating position is nice and the height is excellent......exactly the same as my C5 with larger tires and 19" wheel, putting it in the range of a G5/B5.

The drag guards on the rear set pegs actually unscrew and and I have taken those off.....took all of 30 seconds!

I did send a PM to Kevin asking him to alert RE about the kinked hose......will look forward to what he has to say.
« Last Edit: March 09, 2014, 06:37:10 AM by GSS »
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Re: My Continental GT experience so far.
« Reply #46 on: March 16, 2014, 03:05:27 AM »
Added photos of rear-set foot peg "drag guards" unscrewed.....looks much cleaner now, and as Craig mentioned, these are too high to ever touch the ground!

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Re: My Continental GT experience so far.
« Reply #47 on: April 08, 2014, 09:58:00 AM »
Hi guys. I'm new to the forum, and to Enfield ownership so am trawling around reading all the GT threads, of course  ;D . I picked my GT up about 3 weeks ago and done 1000km so far. Love it but have fixed a bunch of things already, junked some bits that aren't needed. I think GSS is right, those 'hero knobs' seem too high to be any use. The centre stand is the first thing to touch down in my experience and then only over on the edge of the tyres over a bump in a corner. On a smooth track it might be different. This thing can hack a corner, for sure. 8)
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Re: My Continental GT experience so far.
« Reply #48 on: April 09, 2014, 01:00:56 PM »
GSS, I have noticed that the hose on my Continental is mildly crimped compared to yours.  I am thinking about replacing the hose with a longer one as it appears you have done. What size hose did you purchase? Also the how hard was it to reconnect the tank? Is what type of clamp is there at the tank end?

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Re: My Continental GT experience so far.
« Reply #49 on: April 10, 2014, 02:03:18 AM »
Two bolts under the seat hold the tank down, standard hose clamps at both ends of the hose.
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Re: My Continental GT experience so far.
« Reply #50 on: April 11, 2014, 04:23:21 AM »
Phoenixt,
It is a 5/16" inner diameter fuel injection hose and you need about 1 foot.  The connector at the fuel tank is a fairly standard automotive fuel connector that pulls off by pressing on the sides, and clicks back on when you push it in to reconnect. The hose mounts to this connector with standard metal hose clamps. I replaced these clamps as well as the OEM screws were slipping when I tried to reinstall.

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GSS
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