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Author Topic: One Ride 2014 - April 6  (Read 760 times)

DanB

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One Ride 2014 - April 6
« on: March 14, 2014, 03:52:40 AM »
https://www.facebook.com/RoyalEnfieldUSA

Anyone in the NW Chicago area interested in a meet up(assuming it DOESNT snow)?
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Re: One Ride 2014 - April 6
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2014, 02:01:58 AM »
Update:
For anyone in the Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia:

Let's break-in Skyline Drive!

Saturday, noon: Front Royal > Skyland Resort
Shoulder / parking area before the entrance station
Sunday: Skyland Resort > Washington DC, route TBD

Skyland still had vacancy when I booked.

Send me an email, if interested.
« Last Edit: April 04, 2014, 03:55:29 AM by Miro »

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Re: One Ride 2014 - April 6
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2014, 02:13:39 AM »
Oh crap!  This is just 3 days away!   
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Re: One Ride 2014 - April 6
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2014, 02:28:37 AM »
If they really want ONE ride, all over the world, they're gonna have to reschedule... to a time when fewer of us still have snow on the roads!

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Re: One Ride 2014 - April 6
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2014, 02:31:37 AM »
+1  We got another 5" last night and this morning.
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Re: One Ride 2014 - April 6
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2014, 02:39:02 AM »
I registered for here in Tucson, no others from this area so far though... and I know 3 other RE riders here in town :-| 

http://royalenfield.com/oneride/#!overview
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Re: One Ride 2014 - April 6
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2014, 04:42:44 PM »
Tried to put in a ride for Dallas and I kept getting this:
Something is technically wrong.
We're going to fix it up and have things back normal soon.
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Re: One Ride 2014 - April 6
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2014, 05:53:09 AM »
Well, I didn't see any other Royal Enfields today, but I participated in the 'One Ride' and thumped around Tucson.  Made a loop around downtown then up to River Rd.

I like the way the bike is progressing, the new mirrors and exhaust, its getting closer and closer to the way I want it.



The video looks decent, I used a new camera and harness so regrettably I didn't get much of the bike in the frame, I'll work on that for the next one.

http://youtu.be/pNgMbi88ZJk
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Re: One Ride 2014 - April 6
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2014, 10:51:52 PM »
Looks like a good ride.  Traffic was light.  Weather was perfect.  What more could you want? :)

Looks like it is about time for you to take another ride thru the desert loop and make a video like you posted before.  The Palo Verde, Mesquite and other desert plants are blooming.

While your riding, you might want to think about using the clutch a bit less.  Several times it sounded like you clutched in without shifting while you were approaching a stop light.
I mention this because the old non UCE clutches don't have a real bearing in the clutch release mechanism.  (The UCE uses a ball type thrust bearing).

They use a rod with a spherical end on it that pushes against a rod with a flat surface.

In theory the point of contact will be close to 0 feet/second velocity but with a slight amount of wear on the contact point it can generate a lot of heat.  Kinda like an inertia welder thing with the two parts wanting to weld themselves together. :o
 It's one saving grace is there is a little oil in the area to try to lubricate the sliding surfaces.
That's also the reason you don't want to sit at a stop holding the clutch in until the light changes.

Thanks again for the video.
« Last Edit: April 07, 2014, 10:56:06 PM by Arizoni »
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Re: One Ride 2014 - April 6
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2014, 12:10:05 AM »
I saw no announcement for the Philadelphia area, so I made my own One Ride to some famous spots around the City.

I was surprised that neither of the two dealers in the area (including one downtown) didn't publicize the event. I guess there just aren't enough Enfields around yet to make it an "event." Maybe next year!

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Re: One Ride 2014 - April 6
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2014, 02:43:22 AM »
Looks like a good ride.  Traffic was light.  Weather was perfect.  What more could you want? :)

Looks like it is about time for you to take another ride thru the desert loop and make a video like you posted before.  The Palo Verde, Mesquite and other desert plants are blooming.

While your riding, you might want to think about using the clutch a bit less.  Several times it sounded like you clutched in without shifting while you were approaching a stop light.

Thanks again for the video.

Thanks Jim!  I do plan on another ride in the Saguaro National Monument :-)

As far as downshifting, in the places where you didn't hear the downshifting I was using the neutral finder.  Whenever I'm approaching a long stop and nobody is behind me, I'll click the neutral finder and let out on the clutch.  I did it allot in the National Monument video too, only because of the camera angle you could see my hands better and/or the neutral light on.

Neutral finder, FTW!  8)
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Re: One Ride 2014 - April 6
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2014, 04:20:07 AM »
I forgot all about the neutral finder.  That's something they should have kept in the newer motorcycles but they didn't.
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Re: One Ride 2014 - April 6
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2014, 04:28:07 AM »
+1000 on the neutral finder!

You Indian Model owners have NO idea what you're missing.  It is the best feature of a sub-par transmission.  EVER.  :D
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Re: One Ride 2014 - April 6
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2014, 10:52:37 AM »
azcatfan-
    the bike is looking good, what silencer is that?
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Re: One Ride 2014 - April 6
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2014, 01:54:28 PM »
azcatfan-
    the bike is looking good, what silencer is that?
             - Mike

Thanks Mike!  It is a stock take off from a Harley Davidson Dyna.  The entire exhaust was given to me by a Harley buddy since he went with aftermarket stuff.  I punched a few holes in the single wall baffle which has given me good flow, great sound, and a tighter look.

http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/forum/index.php/topic,18943.0.html

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