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    1973 Eldorado, 2003 Rosso Corsa
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    Erie Colorado

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  1. Thanks Kiwi_Roy for the suggestion. I followed your write up on tightening up the relay block female disconnects. Relays now fit snug. I ran the bike yesterday, and it ran without fault. However, the outside air temp was only around 85. The failure only seemed to occur when the outside air temp was above 90+. If the problem does come back, I'll try what you just recommended.
  2. Hi docc, Mikko I have both relays 1A7T and 1C7T. It's possible that the heat generated by#5 affected #4. I ordered the DeoxIT. Should have it in a day or two. I hope to be able to work on it this weekend.
  3. Hi Chuck, Thank you for stating this and making me do some research. Sure enough, Omron has a statement about this in section 3.3. I will now be cleaning the grease off the contacts as well. http://www.ia.omron.com/product/cautions/36/safety_precautions.html
  4. Thank you all for your recommendations. When I replaced the two relays, I used CRC Electronics Cleaner on the socket and terminals as well as smeared dielectric grease on the terminals. Mikko, It appeared to me that both #4 and #5 were getting hot. It seemed that by process of elimination, relay #4 was the culprit. I will look for the pump ground to eliminate that possibility as well. MartyNZ, that link is what I needed. I'm thinking the female spade connectors must have relaxed and need to be tightened up.
  5. Hi, I have a new to me 2003 Lemans that just last week experienced a relay failure. Heading home after work, it was about 98 degF traveling about 80mph and the bike started cutting out, bucking pretty bad. I managed to make it home, about another ten miles. I had just purchased a tank of gas and suspected that I kicked up something in the bottom of the tank that was causing the intermittent cutout. Pulled the pump and filter, replacing the filter. Nope, that wasn’t it. The bike would still cut out. By pure luck I noticed that relays #4 and #5 were very hot. The prior bike owner provided me with several new Omron G8HE-1A7T-R1-DC12 relays. Sure as shit, replacing relay #4 and contact grease solved the problem. The problem is that today on my way home from work in 85 degree weather the new relay failed. At lunch I had put 70 miles on the bike in and around boulder canyon. Bike ran flawlessly. Air temp was about 80deg. I tested the old relay and it tests fine 83Ohm coil, and 0.1 Ohm contact resistance? So, what is the root cause of the relay failure? Is it the female spade connector losing its spring when hot? Oxidation on the blade? The old relay even when the bike had cooled down still failed in slot #4. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Paul
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  7. The bike has had 3 owners and I felt 4K was a fair price, he wants 4600. I will keep looking for a red or black bike, which is what I really want. As far as buying nearby, the advantage is no cost to see it, but I'm looking forward to a vacation once the weather warms up a little, and I think it would be fun to go somewhere, pick it up and ride it back to Colorado. I bought my Eldo in Kansas City and had a wonderful time riding it back home.
  8. Thank you for all the comments. The bike comes with no accessories. Seller originally wanted $5500, and I offered $4,000 after much consideration. I do figure the low mileage is worth something. I do love the way the bike rides, the wind screen must be at some perfect level for my height because I experienced very little helmet buffeting. I rode a Ducati ST4S, It was nice, but the screen was at the wrong level, I had bad buffeting. Now that I’m convinced I want the LeMans, I would like to hold out for a 03-05 in either black or red. The Eldorado…… It took me about two years, a LOT of Aerokroil and a lot of patience. I’m now on a first name bases with the folks at MG cycle, Harpers and the machine shop here at work. The bike is great, but has its limitations. The bike is great in town and on back roads in the mountains, but speed limits in Colorado are high, 60-75 on most major roads. At 75 the Eldo is working hard and without a wind screen, one need to hold on tight.
  9. Thank you for the comments. The color is Champagne. He originally wanted $5500 for it but is willing to take $4600. I saw a beautiful black 03 this last year for far less but with more miles. I'm trying not let my emotions make a decision for me.
  10. Hello, I am looking at purchasing a silver 2002 V11 LeMans and was hoping to get some guidance on value. The bike has 9,500 miles on it and looks to be in good shape, no major scratches or any dents. I searched in the forum for things to look for, and the bike doesn't seem to have any the issues described at this time. I looked on ebay, craigs list and NADA for references, but there are non on ebay and the ones on Crag's list either had been dropped of have LOTS of miles on them. I am a current 73 Eldorado owner that I restored from the ground up. I love the looks and ride of the LeMans and would like to purchase one. Thank you in advance for your time, Paul
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