GT550A top end woes

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vulcanman
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Re: GT550A top end woes

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Eve Slosher,yes i think that is the reg but im just checking with me mate.think he has had her since about 2002 ish.glad you enjoying my drivel about my 550a.she in my heated garage on trickle charge all wrapped up.looking at forecast and the amount of salt the council are chucking everywhere prob wont be using her much for a while.the H2 my mate runs is not polished up its used but mechanically perfect.we find it is def a bit quicker than my 550 but to be fair we have a bit of mechanical sympathy for the old girls.if we get up to 75 mph we get very excited 🤣
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Re: GT550A top end woes

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Steve still the original pipes in good order and bought the Higgs expansions to save them.its not over loud but another mate with an H1 has Higgs pipes on and its unberable.lovely for 5 mins but wouldnt like to ride it any distance.
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Re: GT550A top end woes

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Ok Slosher its CTV 381K,did your mates one come from Rick Brett too ?
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Re: GT550A top end woes

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vulcanman wrote: Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:32 pm Ok Slosher its CTV 381K,did your mates one come from Rick Brett too ?

Hi vulcanman yes we both had our bikes off Rick Brett :lol: small world innit.
My mate also put spannies on his and kept the original pipes in good condition too.
I did a lot of work on that bike it's got a soup tin for a airbox :lol: and what's the reason for having to lift the footrest to kick start it :roll: not as well made as the Suzuki IMO all we do is press a button :P

Cheers Dave
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Re: GT550A top end woes

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vulcanman wrote: Wed Jul 07, 2021 1:14 pm part choke if warm day .from cold full choke but off after 10 secs or so.

How do manage to part choke it VM :? yours is an "A" with banked carbs innit mines either on or off.Need to choke from cold always but very seldom needs choke when warm and my Kettle starts with the same procedure.
Iv'e never had to use the choke on the Bonnie even -5 deg just needs to be tickled :lol: :lol:

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Re: GT550A top end woes

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Ive tightened the nut a little so can have part choke .as it was either on or off.can just hold the lever.never on choke for long .maybe 10/15 secs.
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Re: GT550A top end woes

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Usual start is full choke on prime no ign 2 full kicks .then ign on and most times starts 1st kick.
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Re: GT550A top end woes

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:up: :up: yes they all have there own little quirks don't they
If the 550 hasn't been started for while it's a bit of a pig to get going sometimes there after it's straight off the button
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Re: GT550A top end woes

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I had an M model kettle for many years but had to be sold during a financial crisis 😪.had an SV thou s for a few years but too wuick for an old boy like me now so sold that an got a mk1 VFR 87.even that is proving bit of a stretch for me now as i have severe back issues.that may have to go in the spring and got my mind set on a big Honda single like Dominator or similar.need sit up n beg these days
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Re: GT550A top end woes

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I was aiming to get some Higgs pipes for the 550 to save my pipes but funds wont allow at mo.
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Re: GT550A top end woes

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vulcanman wrote: Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:55 am I was aiming to get some Higgs pipes for the 550 to save my pipes but funds wont allow at mo.
Currently have a 3-1 Piper on the GT550, Allspeeds on the Kettle and Blue Flame race pipes on the TLs :twisted:
I do get on with the neighbours honest i do :lol: :lol:
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Re: GT550A top end woes

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I had similar pipes on the SV.was fully faired too.id love a Piper but cant find one.Alan on here sold one a while back and the fella who has it says its too loud and wants to swap it with him for a std single pipe.once deal done i may be able to buy it but may never happen.i had one on the kettle and std pipes.the VFR has a stainless 4 into 1 as originals rusted out but that apart all std
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Re: GT550A top end woes

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I live in a tiny village in heart of East Sussex and lucky to have great neighbours.i dont sit around running the bikes.once started im out
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If a Piper comes up anywhere im on it quick havent secured one yet.
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Re: GT550A top end woes

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Slosher,do you have decent std pipes for your 550 too?
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