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Author Topic: One area that the Enfield beats modern bikes.  (Read 660 times)

potboiler

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One area that the Enfield beats modern bikes.
« on: February 08, 2014, 11:16:39 AM »
I've just read the maintenance chart for a typical modern motorcycle (a Triumph Tiger 800). It lists the estimated time allocated to a  routine service. Replace air filter = 1.5 hrs. Adjust valves = 4 hrs. Change spark plugs = 2 hrs. I reckon we Enfield owners could probably accomplish those tasks in about 20 minutes and by the roadside, if necessary!

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Re: One area that the Enfield beats modern bikes.
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2014, 03:38:06 PM »
2 hrs for a spark change!?!  So you either attempt it yourself or pay a mechanic $50-80 bucks an hour to chnge it?    :o
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Re: One area that the Enfield beats modern bikes.
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2014, 08:12:39 PM »
What about the new piston/ring/valve job I'm just finishing up? (I work night shift for a large Chinese import company)
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Re: One area that the Enfield beats modern bikes.
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2014, 03:31:47 PM »
MattJohnson207: at those prices u might as well get a new bike especially with the new discount in place.. ;D
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Re: One area that the Enfield beats modern bikes.
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2014, 07:39:28 PM »
New bikes are too reliable, I'd be bored stiff!

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Re: One area that the Enfield beats modern bikes.
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2014, 01:14:17 AM »
New bikes are too reliable, I'd be bored stiff!

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Re: One area that the Enfield beats modern bikes.
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2014, 07:19:21 PM »
It's a good thing they are reliable. They are a pain in the butt to work on! There's a lot more work involved in getting to the problem than fixing it.
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Re: One area that the Enfield beats modern bikes.
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2014, 07:45:59 PM »
Since the thread topic says: One area that the Enfield beats modern bikes.
So I must share my this feeling and experience with Enfield:

Enfield is probably one of those rarest of bikes around, which can be enjoyed riding even at the speed 40km/h  :) .
Cheers!

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Re: One area that the Enfield beats modern bikes.
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2014, 08:27:50 AM »
That is SO true. I've owned several powerful bikes that you felt just had to be ridden fast. On my Enfield however, I have more fun riding along at 30-40mph down small country roads, listening to the different sounds from the exhaust, taking in the scenary and generally trying to making the journey last as long as I can - even if it's only 10 miles. If I go any faster, it's over way to soon!