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Author Topic: New England gathering?  (Read 723 times)

mattsz

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Re: New England gathering?
« Reply #45 on: June 17, 2014, 06:50:15 PM »
Sounds like you're doing pretty good, Barry!  I can't get that kind of mileage, and the only way I can do 60, in 5th gear, is downhill, or lying flat on the tank... otherwise it's ping-city.

Some of these UCE guys talk about cruising for some length of time at 70mph - I just don't understand it...

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Re: New England gathering?
« Reply #46 on: June 18, 2014, 10:07:36 PM »
My G5 would cruise at 70 quite easily, but I had a 18T sprocket on it. The biggest complaint I had running that fast was the fuel consumption went up a lot. But it never seemed to bother the bike.
Matt, I don't understand why your bike would ping. I ran pretty much every kind of regular gas in mine and it never pinged. There has to be a problem in your ECU, or the Crankshaft Position Indicator is screwed up.
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Re: New England gathering?
« Reply #47 on: June 19, 2014, 01:38:53 AM »
Mine doesn't ping either cruising up long grades at 60-65 mph.
Even running it at WOT on grades steep enough to hold my speed down to 52-55 mph it didn't ping. 

Maybe mattsz is hearing something else?
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Re: New England gathering?
« Reply #48 on: June 19, 2014, 01:57:17 AM »
Mine doesn't ping either cruising up long grades at 60-65 mph.
Even running it at WOT on grades steep enough to hold my speed down to 52-55 mph it didn't ping. 

Maybe mattsz is hearing something else?


Perhaps a small exhaust at the header flange?  I had a bike do that to me before.  I thought I was hearing engine noise and actually a small piece of the exhaust gasket had blown out.

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mattsz

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Re: New England gathering?
« Reply #49 on: July 10, 2014, 05:01:30 PM »
PM sent to all you guys on the list at the top of this thread.  For anyone else also interested:



I'm still thinking about a meet-up at National Powersports (near Concord, NH) this summer.  I know that some of these questions have been scattered around already, but I'd appreciate it if you could all answer a couple questions for me:

1. Would you prefer a weekday, or weekend - or no preference?

2. Would you prefer before Labor day, or after - or no preference?

3. List any specific dates you would definitely prefer, or any specific dates you would definitely not come, for whatever reason.

I'll tally the results and pick a day that the most of us can manage.  And I'll get NPS involved, too…

Please PM me with any replies.

~ Matt

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Re: New England gathering?
« Reply #50 on: July 10, 2014, 05:03:40 PM »
Not sure, but generally weekends are better for me. I am too unpredictable to work around though, so don't plan around my availability at all.
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Re: New England gathering?
« Reply #51 on: July 11, 2014, 11:30:23 AM »
Hi Matt,

I sent you an email with my availability. Thanks for keeping the NEG together.

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