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Old 03-09-2013, 06:58 PM   #406
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Somewhere back in this thread I posted some pics of the cam lobes in my Pegaso, some pitting evident on the tips of the lobes. For about the past year I've been looking for some replacements. New ones are something ridiculous like $1400 if I recall correctly. Web Cam told me they would weld and regrind them for $400. Then, these showed up on Ebay, $200 shipped, from a low mileage bike.



They are from a UK 97 model, but everything I could find indicates not difference from the 2000 U.S. model. I'll measure and check to verify when I get around to opening the top end up to swap them out.
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:33 AM   #407
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Old 03-10-2013, 02:25 PM   #408
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:21 AM   #409
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I usually do keep old parts like that, in fact, I'm almost a packrat about it. That makes me think that I've got a set of front brake rotors off a street bike in the garage - they are warped and that's why they were replaced. Why do I still have the warped ones?
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Old 03-16-2013, 12:33 PM   #410
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That's exactly what I mean, except in place of he Kolpin will come a rotopax. I'm wondering about the best way to carry luggages and additionnal fuel for long trips, and I will replace my top case, get sidecases (I think it would be the Gobis), get a cargorack and fit the rotopax 1.75 gallon on it. On the 1,75 gallon, I'll put a givi waterproof bag (40 litre, I already have it, it's a fine product), with the camping set (tent, etc...). I'll also carry a 1 gallon rotopax on each gobi, that will increase the fuel capacity of the bike to 9,5 gallon.

What do you think about my bike fuel consumption? Got to setup my carbs, no??
I replaced the lower braces on the Hepco Becker crash bars and you can fit 2x5L fuel cans in there = 32L fuel in total. For this trip I replaced the ECU and added a TPS to the carbs and it gets 75 to 82mpg (UK) when I have measured it so the range is over 500miles! Bonkers.

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Old 04-20-2013, 04:22 AM   #411
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In case any of you ever find yourself with a blown headgasket, you CAN change a headgasket on a Peg without removing the engine. I read conflicting reports (Most F650 posts said it could be done, and most Peg posts said it couldn't.

The write-up on F650.com is excellent. Follow that.

I'm stoked that it worked, so I'm sharing my joy with the rest of you poor bastards that may find youself with bubbling in your overflow bottle.

Ok, I'm done. Carry on.
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Old 05-17-2013, 03:26 AM   #412
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Is it the older models that suffer from Sprag cutch, water pump, and head gasket issues? They sound like Rotax engine problems to me as oppose to Yahama engine problems.

What are people's opinions of the Pegaso Factory?
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:09 AM   #413
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What are people's opinions of the Pegaso Factory?
You know the differences, right?
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:25 AM   #414
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You know the differences, right?
The pre-2005 models are rotax engined. They are a little more off-road oriented but suffer the most problems.

The post-2005 models are Yamaha engined, more street biased. Have firmer suspension and 17" wheels.

The Factory has slightly less power (48bhp v 50bhp), a radial front brake, and lightweight gold spoked wheels.

Does that sum it up?
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The pre-2005 models are rotax engined. They are a little more off-road oriented but suffer the most problems.

The post-2005 models are Yamaha engined, more street biased. Have firmer suspension and 17" wheels.

The Factory has slightly less power (48bhp v 50bhp), a radial front brake, and lightweight gold spoked wheels.

Does that sum it up?
The power should be the same, Factory also has a higher seat, some carbon
bits and a different (wider and less sweep) handlebars. It's also about 3lbs
lighter.

Of all the Factory Aprilias, the Pegaso has very small changes.
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:38 AM   #416
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Yeah.

I currently ride an Aprilia Falco so I'm aware of the quirks involved in owning an Aprilia. Depending on what my Falco sells for (it's on ebay at the moment), I'll be in the market for a street bike, that can handle gravel and fire roads well.

I'm in the UK, and Pegaso's aren't quite as cheap as I thought they'd be.
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Yeah.

I currently ride an Aprilia Falco so I'm aware of the quirks involved in owning an Aprilia. Depending on what my Falco sells for (it's on ebay at the moment), I'll be in the market for a street bike, that can handle gravel and fire roads well.

I'm in the UK, and Pegaso's aren't quite as cheap as I thought they'd be.
They're rather cheap here 'cause the reputation for reliability isn't that good.
But you'd probably want the Trail version..
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They're rather cheap here 'cause the reputation for reliability isn't that good.
Why is that? The post 2005 models use a Yamaha engine from the XT660 and the Tenere, and a Yamaha frame.

As far as I know there aren't any common problems with that engine.
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Why is that? The post 2005 models use a Yamaha engine from the XT660 and the Tenere, and a Yamaha frame.

As far as I know there aren't any common problems with that engine.
You're correct.
The engine is fine.

It's the stuff around it.
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The main issues with the newer ones seem to be the fuel pump dying, the wires/connectors underneath the bike need sealing to prevent water getting in, and the soldering on the ignition. All of those seem like simple enough fixes.

On the older models, the problems are more serious. water pump failure, head gasket failure.

I'm hoping to ride South America for three months, so if I get a Pegaso I need it to be reliable.

I've read that the later models get around 50mpg (UK), with a 16 liter tank, that should be close to 180 miles range.
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