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Old 02-05-2008, 07:41 PM   #91
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I had my been considering calling Bill Kniegge from Blue Strada tours about the Gran Canyon for sale. Seeing the link http://charlotte.craigslist.org/mcy/521555828.html appear here made me nerveous somebody would snatch it up. So I called and bought it.

Bill is a really nice guy, check out the touring business he just started.
www.bluestradatours.com
The GC will look great next to the TDM850.
I'll keep you posted about the pick up somewhere in the next month, I intend to fly to Charlotte and ride it back to Danbury CT, should be a nice first ride.
Congratulations!
That bike looks like a very good deal.
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:26 PM   #92
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Preventative Maintenance Issue

Just a couple 'heads-ups' that I forgot to post about....

When I was refurbishing my bike, I pulled off the 'skidplate' to have a looksee, and noticed that the rubber elbow that connects the fuel hardline to the pump didn't look real good.

In light of the fact that this is a 'mission-critical' part, and may be overlooked on a lot of bikes, I wanted to let y'all know.

Also, the OEM plastic QD connectors for the fuel lines aren't the most reliable parts.
They're a problem on a few Ducs, mostly due to their location above the rear cylinder head.
The GC doesn't have this location problem, but one of my connectors has an intermittent weep/drip (IE, it's only leaked when it was in my GF's garage, and yes, she was impressed )
I've been told that the Yahoo list has some part numbers for all-metal replacement QD's, but haven't found that yet...
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Old 02-06-2008, 04:57 AM   #93
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[quote=Speeddog830] the rubber elbow that connects the fuel hardline to the pump .

Also, the OEM plastic QD connectors for the fuel lines aren't the most reliable parts.
quote]

I found a NOS fuel line elbow at GP Cycles and kept the cracked one as a spare after reinforcing it with heat shrink.

This from my GC library of tips regarding the QD connectors. I don't know if the tips are correct:

(courtesy of Chris- Cagiva50) "go to www.omega.com
and search for Chrome-Plated Quick Couplings– Chrome-Plated Brass.
Part numbers:FT-LCD230-06 and FT-LCD100-04"

Scot C.
"Triumph uses some of the same
fittings except made in aluminum."

Bill N.
"LT Snyder has the metal fuel tank fittings available
> at his website -
www.desmotimes.com"

David B. Subject: METAL Fuel tank fittings
To: Cagiva_Gran_Canyon2@yahoogroups.com

"Better yet, get METAL ones for a buck more that won't ever break...

The SOURCE of the fuel fittings is Colder Products Company (CPC), www.colder.com. They make a chrome plated brass version of the elbow that is fully compatible with the acetal plastic ones.

McMaster Carr supposedly carries the metal ones, but I sure can't find the metal elbows in their catalog. If you want to get some of the acetal plastic ones, they are McMaster-Carr part number 5923K83 and cost all of $8.13 each.

CPC part number LCD10004 is female in metal $9.82 (12/2005)
LCD23004 is male elbow in metal $9.53 (12/2005)
If you can't have a local supplier using Colder's website,
call Fiero Fluid in Arvada, Colorado 303-431-3600
Credit card via phone and UPS shipping.

However, all of these fittings will come with buna o-rings that MUST be changed to Viton. The guy from Colder Products said to lube them with Vaseline when you plug in the inserts. The o-rings for the inserts are industry standard number AS568-011, which is McMaster 9464K16. He said you're not supposed to ever need to change the o-rings in the receptacles and if you scratch them, they will no longer seal. I told him I had already changed mine and they don't leak. He said they are AS568-011 which is McMaster #9464K13.

If you're ordering from McMaster, get a packet of VITON o-rings for gas tank caps... 2" x 1/8".

Alan S. wrote:
"This is what I ordered when mine broke.


*Products* Line Quantity Part Number Description Unit Price Total

5923K83

Acetal Quick-Disconnect Tube Coupling 90 Deg Plug, 1/4" Tube Id, 1/4"Coupler, Shut-Off $8.13

*Phone:*(562) 692-5911 *Fax:*(562) 695-2323
*Internet:*www.mcmaster.com*



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Old 02-06-2008, 06:36 AM   #94
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Also, the OEM plastic QD connectors for the fuel lines aren't the most reliable parts.
I've been told that the Yahoo list has some part numbers for all-metal replacement QD's, but haven't found that yet...
Just last weekend I replaced all three sets of my plastic connectors with metal ones that I bought from LT Snyder thru his website www.desmotimes.com
At just $13.50 per connector the piece of mind is well worth it.....
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Old 02-06-2008, 07:05 AM   #95
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Rokoneer and jehu,

Thanks!
Just the info I was looking for.
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Old 02-06-2008, 09:08 AM   #96
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My endcaps don't have any rivets

Perhaps they're like the Ducati cans, where you slide the aluminum skin back and then cut through the SS body and go from there....
Mine definately had rivits so that must have been how it was put back together after gutting... Sorry bout that. Somehow the the end-caps have to be cut off so that a flange can slip back in the the body of the pipe for riviting. I still haven't found the link to the details but I will eventually.
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Old 02-06-2008, 10:26 AM   #97
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Mine definately had rivits so that must have been how it was put back together after gutting... Sorry bout that. Somehow the the end-caps have to be cut off so that a flange can slip back in the the body of the pipe for riviting. I still haven't found the link to the details but I will eventually.
Thanks for the info, no problem on the rivets, I figured that was the deal.
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Old 02-07-2008, 11:29 AM   #98
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I've noticed that my rear shock is a little weepy

Any FHE with refurbishment or replacements?
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Old 02-07-2008, 04:28 PM   #99
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I've noticed that my rear shock is a little weepy

Any FHE with refurbishment or replacements?
Pull it off and replace it with a solid steel rod of the same length 'cause you don't need no stinkin' rear suspension!

Back to reality now, I've seen a bunch of other GC folks that have gone with a Wilburs replacement unit, and I'm pretty sure that Progressive could whip up a pretty nice replacement unit as well. If you're not looking to replace and just have the shock serviced and reputable suspension place should be able to handle it.
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Old 02-07-2008, 06:30 PM   #100
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more GC's FS

Lost Wages. Fly out rich and cocky, drive back broke and happy.

http://www.bmwoflasvegas.com/new_veh...226&pov=710438

Bay area

http://www.scuderiawest.com/index.ph...emart&Itemid=1
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Old 02-09-2008, 08:40 AM   #101
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valves

The valves are easy to adjust. A lot easier than a 950 KTM for example. It's the head light adjustment that kills me. Still a very confortable bike - even for long trips. Mine is geared with a 16 - 42 and runs at 4,500 rpm at 80 with 40 mpg average. Not too good for off-road, great for dirt roads.
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Old 02-09-2008, 10:37 AM   #102
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The valves are easy to adjust. A lot easier than a 950 KTM for example.
Wow, I didn't know that.

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It's the head light adjustment that kills me.
I *just* did mine.
Absolutely correct, it's just re-diculous.

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Still a very confortable bike - even for long trips.
Mine is geared with a 16 - 42 and runs at 4,500 rpm at 80 with 40 mpg average. Not too good for off-road, great for dirt roads.
Cool to hear.
I'm just starting to get used to my GC.
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Old 02-10-2008, 05:58 AM   #103
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The valves are easy to adjust. A lot easier than a 950 KTM for example.
The adjustment part is relatively easy but removing the valve cover that is just in front of the rear shock (rear cylinder, exhaust I think) is a bit tricky.
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Old 02-10-2008, 06:20 PM   #104
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If you take a standard 5mm allen and cut it off with about 1/4 inch showing,
it will fit in the space and be a little easier. When we did the rear cylinder valves at Letko, we usually pulled the rear shock, but that may be too much trouble for the garage mechanic.
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Old 02-11-2008, 12:39 PM   #105
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GO AHEAD, CAGER, MAKE MY DAY ! ! ! !

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