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Author Topic: My Royal Enfield  (Read 4373 times)

young gun

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Re: My Royal Enfield
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2013, 04:48:40 PM »
Thanks cafeman it'll all work out in the end. But cleaning her today definately made me realise how this is the way it needs to be.

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Re: My Royal Enfield
« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2013, 10:54:28 AM »
Had a polishing session the other day, here's some pics.




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Re: My Royal Enfield
« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2013, 11:53:23 AM »
Looks very nice!
I had to put on my sunglasses to look at it! 8)

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Re: My Royal Enfield
« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2013, 12:01:36 PM »
Hey young gun,
She looks like a real honey but I think you'd benefit starting wise by rotating the kickstart lever up say two notches on its shaft. This will give you better leverage for a good follow through.
Chuck.
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young gun

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Re: My Royal Enfield
« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2013, 12:16:27 PM »
Thanks Chuck, i'll look at that. She is sitting on 3000kms now so its time for a service anyway. I was hoping to do the upgrades, new pipe, air filter etc but my flat nearly burnt down so I decided to take care of that 1st :D i'll post pics once i've done all that.

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Re: My Royal Enfield
« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2013, 12:36:35 PM »
Young Gun,
mate, I know exactly what you are talking about and I learned my lesson the hard way. Ace knows his business very well and is a fount of knowledge and patience.

I blew up my engine by having too lean a condition and trying to keep up with traffic on a busy road. My Bullet can now do so anything I ask of it easily but this is what it took to get it that way:

Good quality bearings in the cases
An Alpha roller bearing on the crankshaft
A steel con rod
Plugging the OPR valve
An alloy cylinder 535cc
A good quality 535cc piston (thanks Ace)
A 19 tooth sprocket (don't go any bigger than this...18 is likely the best)
A refurbished cylinder head and valve job
Ace's Canister
Goldstar exhaust
Properly jetted Mikcarb
Proper ignition timing
New clutch springs (3 heavy duty, 3 normal)
And about $2000

young gun

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Re: My Royal Enfield
« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2013, 12:51:58 PM »
Yeah i'll do it all in baby steps and I dont doubt the members suggestions. The last thing I want or need in my life is a seized engine so for now i'm taking everything slow. Like I said I have other issues on my plate so this all goes on the back burner for awhile. Interestingly when you guys put your bikes away (winter) is when I want to bring mine out :) Johannesburg is dry in winter so its the one time you can guarantee theres no rain. Winter is about a month or 2 away so thats when I want everything sorted out.

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Re: My Royal Enfield
« Reply #22 on: April 10, 2013, 02:39:51 AM »
I'm no expert,by any means,and have GREAT respect for the opinions of our forum members...BUT...having three running Bullets,in constant rotation,each one being ridden at least twice a week,rain permitting,has taught me a few things...if you want to help your Bullet "on the cheap",ditch that over-sized factory silencer,replace it with a baffle-free Gold Star type "silencer",get rid of the factory air-box,replace it with a "cone" or "pancake" air filter,and re-jet the Micarb accordingly(I replaced mine with an AMAL carb)...my 1999 Enfield Deluxe has these mods,and she has a lot more "zip"...AND,she sounds GREAT...
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young gun

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Re: My Royal Enfield
« Reply #23 on: April 10, 2013, 04:56:55 AM »
Yeah that's my plans :) spoke to the guys at Hitchcocks and they recommended those changes as well.

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Re: My Royal Enfield
« Reply #24 on: April 10, 2013, 12:33:38 PM »
And I just got this in the mail :)

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Re: My Royal Enfield
« Reply #25 on: April 11, 2013, 04:32:54 AM »
Good choice,mate...many hours of happy reading there!
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Re: My Royal Enfield
« Reply #26 on: April 11, 2013, 04:49:03 AM »
Wow! Didn't realise that RE had connections, and strong ones at that, to BSA. Now all the BSA owners on this board start to make sense :)

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Re: My Royal Enfield
« Reply #27 on: April 14, 2013, 11:28:07 AM »
Oh rapture oh joy! I got a new job. That in itself is fantastic since I move out of the evil sales environment and back into a much friendlier sound engineering environment :) but the best part, no more highways between work and where I live! Only B roads! Yay! No more need to hype up the bike at all. Although I will still do the obligatory pipe and air filter replacement just cos I can :)

On a seperate note, I took the bike on a breakfast run and it was awesome. Nicely centered bike, rides very well :)

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Re: My Royal Enfield
« Reply #28 on: April 14, 2013, 03:58:52 PM »
Congratulations !!!!!!!!!!
I can break it better,,,,at night, in the rain, on the trail,, 20 miles from nowhere.

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young gun

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Re: My Royal Enfield
« Reply #29 on: May 02, 2013, 09:49:34 AM »
Hey young gun,
She looks like a real honey but I think you'd benefit starting wise by rotating the kickstart lever up say two notches on its shaft. This will give you better leverage for a good follow through.
Chuck.

Thanks for the tip Chuck, changed the position and the bike starts 1st time now. Was battling with starts before but this sorted it out :)