Conti GT535 spare parts

Waihi Rider

Well travelled
Location
New Zealand
535 Continental GT (2018)
A friend of mine is looking for the broken plastic part as you can see on the photo. It happened as he tried to take off his tank. A call to RE turned out to be the biggest rip-off I have ever heard, he has to buy the complete EFI unit at approx. $1000.00 just to replace the little plastic part. As an Interceptor rider myself, I wonder if it is worth riding REs in future when you see what the parts cost.
If somebody knows or has a part like this, please contact John Wilson in Waihi. Ph.: 021-2761488
E-mail: sm3142compo@gmail.com
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Woodstock

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Location
Woodstock, NY
535 Continental GT (2018)
A friend of mine is looking for the broken plastic part as you can see on the photo. It happened as he tried to take off his tank. A call to RE turned out to be the biggest rip-off I have ever heard, he has to buy the complete EFI unit at approx. $1000.00 just to replace the little plastic part. As an Interceptor rider myself, I wonder if it is worth riding REs in future when you see what the parts cost.
If somebody knows or has a part like this, please contact John Wilson in Waihi. Ph.: 021-2761488
E-mail: sm3142compo@gmail.com
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Have you looked in the Hitchcock's parts books for that model and seen if (a) they list it as a separate part in the exploded diagram, and (b) how much they are charging? It may not pan out but I once needed just the LED running light and was first told I had to buy the headlight assembly until I pointed out it was listed as a separate item. I would also check eBay and if perchance that item is manufactured by a third party where it will have a designated part number. There are items by Bosch on my Interceptor with Bosch part numbers that are available from many suppliers. Also check used parts on Ebay globally. Please advise how it goes. I suspect if you can remove that part from an assembly, it is available somewhere.
 

Roy Gavin

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I have a Supa - Fix glue kit which I have used to fix uber expensive BMW parts, and it has done what is says it will on the can.
It is a couple of bottles of Ultra strength super glue and two of fillerrs, expensive for what it is but it works.
If you can a short piece of pipe which fits inside the tube broken pipe as a backer before gluing it would probably be stronger than new.
 
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Eatmore Mudd

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$1000.00 ?!?! the parts dude or dudette that gave that quote either doesnt know thier way around the parts books or are smoking the wrong stuff at break time.

There's got to be a hobby machinist within a hundred miles that can make that bit from brass in no time.
 

Waihi Rider

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Location
New Zealand
$1000.00 ?!?! the parts dude or dudette that gave that quote either doesnt know thier way around the parts books or are smoking the wrong stuff at break time.

There's got to be a hobby machinist within a hundred miles that can make that bit from brass in no time.
That's what they told him, he had to buy the complete set. EFI (electronic Fuel Injection) Fuel pump and all accessories. Bad design and bad marketing in my opinion.Sent an e-mail to Hitchcock in England and they couldn't help, only confirming what I just wrote.
 

Woodstock

Well travelled
Location
Woodstock, NY
That's what they told him, he had to buy the complete set. EFI (electronic Fuel Injection) Fuel pump and all accessories. Bad design and bad marketing in my opinion.Sent an e-mail to Hitchcock in England and they couldn't help, only confirming what I just wrote.
It may well be so but I would still be doing further research and / or looking for alternatives, including gluing or having a piece made.
 

Richard.

Finally made it
Location
India
The alloy fuel pump base was used on the Euro 3 RE models and the whole fuel pump assembly here in India costs around $165. The plastic outlet nozzle is not available as seperate replacement part. Over on the Hitchcock's forum a member had mentioned that the kawasaki ER6 fuel pump has the same alloy base with the plastic outlet nozzle, they can be found on eBay both as new and used parts.

The himalayan, the interceptor 650 and other Euro 4 models use a fuel pump that has a white plastic body, that fuel pump sells for around $107 but should the outlet nozzle break / snap off, the bottom half of the plastic fuel pump body is available seperately for around $25.
 

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Woodstock

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Location
Woodstock, NY
The alloy fuel pump base was used on the Euro 3 RE models and the whole fuel pump assembly here in India costs around $165. The plastic outlet nozzle is not available as seperate replacement part. Over on the Hitchcock's forum a member had mentioned that the kawasaki ER6 fuel pump has the same alloy base with the plastic outlet nozzle, they can be found on eBay both as new and used parts.

The himalayan, the interceptor 650 and other Euro 4 models use a fuel pump that has a white plastic body, that fuel pump sells for around $107 but should the outlet nozzle break / snap off, the bottom half of the plastic fuel pump body is available seperately for around $25.
Really useful info Richard.
 

Waihi Rider

Well travelled
Location
New Zealand
The alloy fuel pump base was used on the Euro 3 RE models and the whole fuel pump assembly here in India costs around $165. The plastic outlet nozzle is not available as seperate replacement part. Over on the Hitchcock's forum a member had mentioned that the kawasaki ER6 fuel pump has the same alloy base with the plastic outlet nozzle, they can be found on eBay both as new and used parts.

The himalayan, the interceptor 650 and other Euro 4 models use a fuel pump that has a white plastic body, that fuel pump sells for around $107 but should the outlet nozzle break / snap off, the bottom half of the plastic fuel pump body is available seperately for around $25.
Are you working at RE in India, Richard?
 

Richard.

Finally made it
Location
India
I do not work at RE, but I do work on a lot of RE motorcycles as a hobby and since I am always buying a lot of parts, I have now ended up taking a RE spare parts franchise which makes it much more convenient than having to be dependent on the local RE dealership. The other benefit is that I now have access to the spares database and stock location and if it's a hard to get part, I can source it from the RE warehouse in Chennai.

Something else I do is make some of my own parts, my background is in automotive and mechanical engineering. I am about to finish an IB engine build with a stroker crankshaft (103 mm stroke instead of the stock 90mm stroke), the objective was to be able to use only RE off the shelf parts that is easily available so that there is no need to buy custom parts when an engine rebuild is required in the future. The next project I have is putting together a big bore kit for the newer 350 J series engine.
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Woodstock

Well travelled
Location
Woodstock, NY
I do not work at RE, but I do work on a lot of RE motorcycles as a hobby and since I am always buying a lot of parts, I have now ended up taking a RE spare parts franchise which makes it much more convenient than having to be dependent on the local RE dealership. The other benefit is that I now have access to the spares database and stock location and if it's a hard to get part, I can source it from the RE warehouse in Chennai.

Something else I do is make some of my own parts, my background is in automotive and mechanical engineering. I am about to finish an IB engine build with a stroker crankshaft (103 mm stroke instead of the stock 90mm stroke), the objective was to be able to use only RE off the shelf parts that is easily available so that there is no need to buy custom parts when an engine rebuild is required in the future. The next project I have is putting together a big bore kit for the newer 350 J series engine.
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Hope you stay with us, Richard. Selfishly, you seem a great resource.
 

Waihi Rider

Well travelled
Location
New Zealand
I do not work at RE, but I do work on a lot of RE motorcycles as a hobby and since I am always buying a lot of parts, I have now ended up taking a RE spare parts franchise which makes it much more convenient than having to be dependent on the local RE dealership. The other benefit is that I now have access to the spares database and stock location and if it's a hard to get part, I can source it from the RE warehouse in Chennai.

Something else I do is make some of my own parts, my background is in automotive and mechanical engineering. I am about to finish an IB engine build with a stroker crankshaft (103 mm stroke instead of the stock 90mm stroke), the objective was to be able to use only RE off the shelf parts that is easily available so that there is no need to buy custom parts when an engine rebuild is required in the future. The next project I have is putting together a big bore kit for the newer 350 J series engine.
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Very interesting Richard, do you have a contact e-mail or similar?
 
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