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Author Topic: Milk's 03 Bullet dual sport build  (Read 15518 times)

noisymilk

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Re: Milk's 03 Bullet dual sport build
« Reply #105 on: June 27, 2012, 04:43:26 AM »
Br. Big Cheese: good point.  ::)

Got some awesome info today....piston and barrel are done! Paypalled some money, and it will be here in a timely manner. Yes!!! I cannot wait.

Think I'll focus on getting these couple changes dialled in, the regroup and go from there.

Also, am doing a 400 mile round trip to Flagstaff tomorrow. This should be a good indicator of how well this breather mod is working at keeping the oil where it belongs. :)

Be safe all.
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http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/forum/index.php/topic,12951.0.html

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Re: Milk's 03 Bullet dual sport build
« Reply #106 on: June 28, 2012, 12:37:52 AM »
Milk, glad to hear the vent kit worked for your short ride. it should do well on your 400 mile run. Never the less keep an eye on the oil level. Looking foreward to hearing how the new piston and cylinder work. Be careful. Thanks for the updates. I think a lot us are living vicariously through your adventure!! Thanks again. cochi ;D   

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Re: Milk's 03 Bullet dual sport build
« Reply #107 on: June 28, 2012, 04:32:43 AM »
+1 on the bicycle speedometer. I have a $30 sigma unit on my bmw and it's more accurate than any moto speedo and has a clock, trip, and total miles features.

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Re: Milk's 03 Bullet dual sport build
« Reply #108 on: July 21, 2012, 06:41:21 PM »
Hello All!  :D

Been a bit...life keeps happening.

Anyways, here's a happy making photo:


That would be an Ace piston and an alloy cylinder honed to spec. Yay!

However, in my last post, I mentioned a ride to and from Flagstaff. On that ride, I think I did some damage. It was a hot day (110 degrees) and I likely didn't stop enough when coming home. Pretty sure I receded my exhaust valve again. Shit.

Spoke to Ace, and am gonna send him the head to see if any of the heat shedding qualities of his fireball can be done, without doing all the flow work (I'm not doing a fireball....more of a modified clubman....). So, off with the head!


Actually, not off yet...its a little stuck again. Gotta get out the tools I used last time to get the dang thing off. Anyways.

And another update. That Norton that was my quick money turn around:


Yeah. I'm gonna build it too. My father in law has dreams of riding it. So I'm gonna build it for him to ride at least a few times, then maybe sell it. This bike is gorgeous. I have proper cases and a proper crank to replace these pieces with (this engine is straight out of a 71 frame and will apparently shake your balls off without proper isolastics....and is hard mounted in this slimline frame. Hence the crank.)

Anyways. Thats the quick update. Hope everyone is out riding. :)

Be safe all.
« Last Edit: August 29, 2013, 07:26:54 PM by noisymilk »
-Milk

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2009 Genuine Blackjack - MrsMilk's ride

I'm trying to make my Enfield an adventure machine:
http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/forum/index.php/topic,12951.0.html

Ever want to ride a scooter to Canada??
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=690259

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Re: Milk's 03 Bullet dual sport build
« Reply #109 on: August 14, 2012, 10:15:42 PM »
Hello all!

Hope this is finding you all riding and enjoying pleasant weather.

Me? Well, haven't been doing shit down here in hell...I mean Phoenix. We've been getting 110deg plus days for weeks, so my desire to go out to my man furnace...I mean man-cave has been low. Still have a lovely perfect Ace piston and barrel sitting there....awaiting delivery this week of the 2mm spacer to go ahead and fit it. Still haven't sent off the head to Ace for attention.....still haven't dismounted the panniers and sent them off either. Sigh.

Did get a few parts in for my future efforts to switch to this CVK carb. Hoping it works out well. Seems like a good choice for me.

Also, in my endless poking around for ways to waste money, I found what looks like a pretty slick LED replacement for the headlamp. Might be a nice way to reduce power consumption when I do the Sparx upgrade. Take a look:

https://www.truck-lite.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10001&storeId=10001&productId=92025&langId=-1

Anyways...lower temps are forecast for the coming weeks....hopefully I can dig into this and get her running once good riding weather revisits this desert dweller.

Be safe all.
-Milk

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2009 Genuine Blackjack - MrsMilk's ride

I'm trying to make my Enfield an adventure machine:
http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/forum/index.php/topic,12951.0.html

Ever want to ride a scooter to Canada??
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=690259

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Re: Milk's 03 Bullet dual sport build
« Reply #110 on: August 14, 2012, 11:34:03 PM »
you can get that on amazon...but it is still over 200 for a headlight.

http://www.amazon.com/Truck-Lite-27270C-Round-LED-Headlamp/dp/B007K8AA7I
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Re: Milk's 03 Bullet dual sport build
« Reply #111 on: August 15, 2012, 01:57:41 AM »
Low beam is 23watts which is great but the high beam is still almost 50 watts which isn't much better than incandescent.  I'll bet it's super bright on high beam.

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Re: Milk's 03 Bullet dual sport build
« Reply #112 on: August 16, 2012, 04:57:02 PM »
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Also, in my endless poking around for ways to waste money, I found what looks like a pretty slick LED replacement for the headlamp. Might be a nice way to reduce power consumption when I do the Sparx upgrade. Take a look:

Pretty nice, too expensive!
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Re: Milk's 03 Bullet dual sport build
« Reply #113 on: August 21, 2012, 06:06:08 PM »
Never said it was an intelligent use of money.  ;D

I just like to post the silly farkles that I find.
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I'm trying to make my Enfield an adventure machine:
http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/forum/index.php/topic,12951.0.html

Ever want to ride a scooter to Canada??
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=690259

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Re: Milk's 03 Bullet dual sport build
« Reply #114 on: August 21, 2012, 11:40:31 PM »
Milk, how did the crankcase vent kit from our host work on your last trip? cochi

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Re: Milk's 03 Bullet dual sport build
« Reply #115 on: August 21, 2012, 11:42:39 PM »
Only meant it's out of my budget, Would do it if it were cheaper! I love to unload the alternator with everything I can. LEDs in most of the rest of the places! Only the headlight and turn signals are left, and they probably will continue to be.:D
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Re: Milk's 03 Bullet dual sport build
« Reply #116 on: October 01, 2012, 05:28:18 AM »
Greetings all! A bit of thread necromancy here....but anyways. After a long delay, I have finally started to move forward on my project again. The funny thing about the desert is, just as everyone else's riding season is coming to a close, mine is just getting started. With that said, I didn't want to miss a bunch of months of good riding with my Enfield in pieces.....so the head is on the way to Ace at Mondello's. Noooo....not for the full treatment. But to have a look at my (likely) receding exhaust valve (again). And to see if any of his magic head shedding treatments would be worthwhile without doing the flow work. It ships tomorrow morning.

And since I was getting my hands dirty, I started pulling the barrel and piston with the intent of going ahead and placing the Ace piston and barrel that have been sitting in my shop all summer. You'll recall I had the usual trouble getting the head off....so much for reusing the carbon fiber gasket (new one is already here):


Fair amount of carbon buildup on the piston:


And interestingly enough, the bottom piston ring (scraper?) was in place but broken:


They were all moving freely enough, so no distortion of the piston, and the old iron bore is still nice and clean and free from gouges. I think I will box it and keep it as backup in case of future failures. I have a set of OEM rings around here in that event.

Now, I was checking the crank by hand just to make sure it seemed still good. It rotates cleanly, the arm has no wiggle or play fore and aft....but there is some side to side play. Is this a major problem? (You'll recall I'm doing this modified clubman build on a stock bottom end for now)

Also took of the plate I need to drill to mount the Chumma oil filter kit....will drill that tomorrow hopefully. Anyone want the cooler I was using?

Panniers should come off tomorrow. STILL going back and forth on how to handle the luggage situation. Soft bags? like wolfmans? Hard cases? How the f--- to mount them decently? Inder trailer? Moto-mule (google it...its cool)? Well, I'm not leaving for Alaska tomorrow, so I have time to decide.

Ok. That's it for this installment of Milk can't make up his mind. Be safe all.
« Last Edit: August 29, 2013, 07:29:00 PM by noisymilk »
-Milk

2003 Royal Enfield Military
2009 Genuine Blackjack - MrsMilk's ride

I'm trying to make my Enfield an adventure machine:
http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/forum/index.php/topic,12951.0.html

Ever want to ride a scooter to Canada??
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=690259

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Re: Milk's 03 Bullet dual sport build
« Reply #117 on: October 01, 2012, 05:31:10 AM »
Oh! Also found an ebay vendor selling the Radon speedo for a fair price. So its back on the table as a plan....
http://www.ebay.com/itm/RADON-Digital-Speedometer-Enfield-Bullet-Motorcycle-Electra-Machismo-/280890580610

There was a forum brother here who installed one a few years back.....I've forgotten who, but is anyone using this? Is it holding up well?
-Milk

2003 Royal Enfield Military
2009 Genuine Blackjack - MrsMilk's ride

I'm trying to make my Enfield an adventure machine:
http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/forum/index.php/topic,12951.0.html

Ever want to ride a scooter to Canada??
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=690259

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Re: Milk's 03 Bullet dual sport build
« Reply #118 on: October 02, 2012, 12:22:03 AM »
I'm sure someone can tell you what sort of limits to look for in the side to side movement of the connecting rod but IMO, it's going to be quite a bit more than one would expect.

Rather than having a pressed in bearing liner like most auto's the Royal Enfield uses a rather unique "floating bearing" sleeve.
It has radial clearance on both the inside (to the crank pin) and on the outside (to the bore in the connecting rod).

This double set of clearances will allow the rod to tilt sideways much further than a sleeve bearing that only has clearance with the crank pin.
I would expect to see at least twice the amount of tilting of the connecting rod without any real problem being present.
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Re: Milk's 03 Bullet dual sport build
« Reply #119 on: October 02, 2012, 12:34:03 AM »
It is considered permissible to have up to 4-5mm of side to side play with the stock rod and floating bush.
You shouldn't feel any up/down play.
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