I will be interested if my mpg's improve. I have been getting a consistent 78 mpg on regular gas.
It's a good thing the Royal Enfield's don't have a knock sensor.All of the normal "ticks" and "tacks" and "clicks" and "clacks" would drive it out of its mind.
I find most of my bikes have run a bit smoother on premium but there was no noticeable power increase.Scott
saint45:Another thing to consider if you have not already done it is to disconnect the side stand safety switch.If the switch is slightly defective or if the side stand is moving up and down as you ride it can cause the computer to decide the side stand is down.This will temporary kill all electrical power to the ignition.The wiring connector for this side stand switch is located on the frame on the left side right behind the engine.Unplugging the connector will disable the switch.Warning: With this switch disconnected, the motorcycle will start and run normally even though the side stand is left down.If the side stand is left down and you ride off of a fast drop off (like a curb) the stand will hit the ground and high side you off the right side of the bike.Also, in my opinion, it is not a good idea to run the engine with the bike resting on the side stand. Most of the oil will be over in the left side case so there is a possibility of the oil pickup tube sucking air into the lube pump.Figuring this switch was just another safety device that could fail at a moments notice and I could live without that sort of problem I disconnected mine several months ago.So far I have made it a point to always raise the side stand before I turn on the key to start the bike so my bike hasn't been down yet.
It's a good thing the Royal Enfield's don't have a knock sensor.All of the normal "ticks" and "tacks" and "clicks" and "clacks" would drive it out of its mind. Thanks for the help!
..still a bit more backfire than expected since i put the EFI pipe on. Should i have to change the FI mapping? or spark plug? anything?
So with the small tank of the enfield you may find me lurking at gas stations and then running up to the pump that the new BMW's and such pull away from!
I agree for the most part now a days. Only in cars with fully computer managed engines have I seen in increase in fuel economy with premium in the tank. Example my moms car with the north star V-8. The ECU controls both the ignition and EFI. It continuously adjusts mixture, advances timing and adjust timing curve to optimal settings based on the feed back from at least a shoe box full of sensors. Each cylinder has it its own knock sensor I do believe and there are at least two O2 sensors on board.
What size is your tank? I put 11 litres of petrol in mine yesterday and it had only just gone on reserve.
I want to disengage the side stand kill switch thingy. Is it as simple as disconnecting something? I know that others have mentioned doing this but my concern is that I'll do something wrong and kill my bike all together. As admitted many times before, I am a mechanical nincompoop. Also, about tire pressure for the oem Avons, what is the proper pressure back and front again? I know there are many opinions out there, depending what country you live in apparently, but for safeties sake, what is the proper pressure?
I've since tied mine too - it separated again. There are quite a few of those connectors around the bike worth checking. I guess the clips lose their springiness.Bit like me.....
My bike does not start in neutral, but fires as soon as I pull the clutch in, what do I need to check
Nothing, that's how it works. Clutch interlock safety feature. I disabled the side stand interlock, that will only keep me from crashing, getting hurt, and wrecking the bike. But I kept the clutch interlock that keeps me from looking like a total dork by starting it in gear and having it lurch forward and fall over at 1mph. The likelihood of this happening is directly proportional to how many cute girls are at the cafe you're parked in front of. Scott
1) not starting in neutral with the N light on, until the clutch is pulled in.
By reading this particular thread, and many others I might add, one would come away with the impression that these bikes are a bunch of junk. I just hit 3,000 miles yesterday and the only thing wrong so far is the screw holding the chain guard on fell off and I replaced it the same day with a 6mm socket head screw.