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dutch
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Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:52 pm

I've got the gt186 and very pleased with it apart from after about 2000 miles a ring peg came out and scored the barrel and embedded the ring peg in the head. I thought I would buy a new kit with the porcupine head and again pleased with it, but again, around 2000 miles, ring peg out and locked the engine. Luckily it was only ticking over and didn't do any damage so put another piston in and is ok now. I'm thinking of changing piston from the mitaka to a wiseco.
Has any one else had this problem?

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Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:36 pm

Have you spoken to Richard Taylor about this?
Turn On, Tune In, Cop out!

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Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:48 pm

i've messaged him but no response

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Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:00 pm

I did write a reply to your PM but it does not seem to have been logged, must have pressed the preview instead of the send button. I will re-write and send again so you'll have PM in about 5 minutes.

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Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:39 pm

Is this something to worry about, i am putting a kit together right now and would like to know if there is a way to avoid?

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Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:05 pm

dutch wrote:ring peg out and locked the engine.
Which peg was it? (the lower one?)...just looking out for mime!

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Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:39 pm

Yanker wrote:
dutch wrote:ring peg out and locked the engine.
Which peg was it? (the lower one?)...just looking out for mime!
it was the top one, think it might of been getting too hot, gonna change gearing so it doesn't rev so high.

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Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:05 pm

what was the gearing

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Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:19 am

slangen wrote:what was the gearing
15/46 with a gp 150 gearbox

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Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:01 am

update to previous, on rich taylors advise i change the gearing to 17/46 and it is much better at high speed ie not revving so high and so not getting so hot.

I have a garvin gps speedo and have had it at 67 mph and still not revving very high, i have just put a bgm clubman on as i think it will let it rev a bit more and should reach 70mph with ease and still not revving the nuts off it.

I know a lot of people will say they go faster but this is with a gps speedo not a lammy one so more accurate. 65mph is the speed i like to sit at on motorways so more than happy.

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