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Archive for September, 2009

Awesome Vintage Safety Videos

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Here’s an excellent 2-part safety video featuring a BMW R90s that a friend from West Virginia was good enough to turn us on to. In addition to great information, these videos definitely have vintage appeal!

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Older 1990′s Enfield TV ad

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This is a cool older ad made for Royal Enfield. Notice that they use the name Enfield and not Royal Enfield. This puts the ad in at least pre 1999.

Rally on the River

Events

Be sure to mark your calendar for this year’s Rally on the River, coming up September 25-27 at Green’s Canoe Rental and Campground in Steelville, Missouri. Every year this fun, laid-back event is hosted by Interstate Motorcycles (an excellent Royal Enfield dealer in Rolla, MO) and draws a great group of people from both Royal Enfield and Moto Guzzi circles. Enjoy beautiful riding country in the shallow foothills edging the Ozarks, good food all weekend long and, of course, a great group of people. This rally is truly an event not to be missed!

There’s no rally fee for the event – just bring a little cash for food, drinks and camping at the rally (there are also hotel rooms available nearby).

To find out more, download a copy of the event flyer from Interstate Motorcycles or give them a call at 1-888-265-6294.

We hope to see you there!

Royal Enfield featured in Walneck’s

In the News

We were thrilled to have our own Kevin Mahoney profiled as “Biker of the Month” in the October 2009 issue of Walneck’s Classic Cycle Trader. This is another one of our favorite motorcycle magazines. If you’re lucky enough to subscribe, you’ll find the 4-page article starting on page 64. If you don’t subscribe, be sure to pick one up on at you local newstand this month!

Walneck's Features Kevin Mahoney as Biker of the Month

Walneck's Features Kevin Mahoney as Biker of the Month

Tech Corner: UCE Lubrication

Tech Tips

For the UCE engines I am starting a series covering some of the design aspects. We are starting with the lubrication system for no particular reason other than the fact that we got a really cool video and slide presentation from the factory today (shown below).

Royal Enfield was the first motorcycle with a dry sump oiling system. In short this meant that the crankcase was empty and the oil is stored in a tank (internal to the engine). Pressurized oil is fed to the critical components and drops into the crank crankcase where it is picked up by a second oil pump and sent to the head. In a wet sump system like the new UCE engines the crankcase is full of oil. When the engine starts a pump picks up the oil, pumps it through a filter and then directs it to different areas under pressure. Because the clutch and transmission are all part of the engine case they all run in the same oil. The real advantage is that in the UCE we can move a lot more oil under a higher pressure than we could in the oil machines.

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Enfield in Twighlight