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Author Topic: knowing my engine  (Read 677 times)

Khecari

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knowing my engine
« on: August 09, 2013, 01:39:28 PM »
I'm new to owning an Enfield.  I got a 2007 Bullet 500 just a few weeks ago.  I need to start working on it and realize I'm not clear about the different categories that I'm running into in my reading - AVL, Electra, UCE.  Can someone break this down for me?  Was the 2007 Bullet 500 released in various models (and if so how do I know which one I've got) or is it necessarily going to be one of these (and which)?

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Re: knowing my engine
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2013, 02:01:24 PM »
2007 was the overlap year of Iron Barrel and AVL.  Check out these pictures.  You can really see the difference in the Rocker Covers.  AVL heads are taller and the oil line banjo bolts are very prominent. (click on the picture and it will get bigger.)
Left is the Iron Barrel, right is an AVL.

« Last Edit: August 09, 2013, 02:03:33 PM by D the D »
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Re: knowing my engine
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2013, 02:52:58 PM »
Oh yeah, that was the year I had to decide if I wanted either the iron or avl.  I decided on the iron..The price difference was negligible.  The AVL is the best of both worlds (at the time).. They are fine machines and the people that have them like them immensely. Order a snidal and/or parts manual and it will get you steered in the right direction.
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Rich Mintz

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Re: knowing my engine
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2013, 04:00:32 PM »
Underlying all this: "UCE" = "Unit Construction Engine" = the modern assembly, with the engine and the transmission enclosed in a single casing, i.e., constructed as a unit.

Here is the service manual for the UCE bikes (14MB download):

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12437181/RoyalEnfieldServiceManual.pdf

I found this on the Internet, but it is obviously legitimate and I've used it to work on my 2010 C5. I had my local copy shop print and spiral-bind me a copy to use in the garage.

Khecari

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Re: knowing my engine
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2013, 04:43:39 PM »
This is helpful, thanks.  Per the pictures, it's clearly an iron barrel.  I've been reading through Snidal, which is how I realized my uncertainty.  Now on to fixing the oil leak....