It almost seems like a non sequitur to put EFI on a Royal Enfield. But that was also said about electronic ignition. Oh, let's not forgot the electric starter.
Quote from: prof_stack on July 31, 2007, 09:25:43 PMIt almost seems like a non sequitur to put EFI on a Royal Enfield. But that was also said about electronic ignition. Oh, let's not forgot the electric starter. The only way I would buy a Electra is if it can be converted back to points. I have had nothing but bad luck with electronic ignition on cars and bikes. Now that I know you can't put points on an Electra, I won't be buying one. One lost sale. I will stick with my Classic and 67 RE Interceptor. I changed every car and truck back to point distributor except the gas guzzling Sonoma I now own. I just finished up a Triumph chopper to sell and went with the Boyer electronic ignition, lasted 2 months. It now has a dependable Joe Hunt mag with points, no problem. Every bike I had with hydraulic lifters has been changed to solids for better performance. I won;t own a bike with EFI with the luck I have had. These so called improvements are just a way for you to take it back to the dealer and for people who don't want to get their hands dirty. I myself enjoy working on and tweeking my bike, that is called getting in tune with your machine. I like things I can fix on the side of the road, since any vehicle tends to NOT break in the garage. Kickstarts are sure nice when your battery is low. The relationship of a rider and a bike should be the same as a husband and wife. It takes just a little attention now and then to really keep things working. How long would a marriage last if you rode her hard and ignored her the rest of the time? I don't ride bikes, I love bikes, and that takes work. The reason I bought a RE in the first place is because they hadn't messed them up with all this new garbage that breaks and leaves you stranded. I guess the slogan 'Untainted by Technolgy" just went out the window. That is sad to say the least. Hutch
I think some old timers (and I am one), like the hands-on experience of fiddling with carbs.
I have had WAY more hassle with Electronic ignition, than I have with points. I can change points, and troubleshoot the system pretty well, but have rarely had to. Two electronic ignitions I have had, were not so kind.
Sigh...... [pounds head against wall] You won't need one.