Its a great machine,but a 650 single would be even better!!
Hi, The kickstart had been removed,but I insisted on it back on.where it is now.Does anyone know why are removing them?
When the development of the UCE started Royal Enfield wanted to make it a 625-650. After quite a bit of fooling around they determined that the only way to produce a single of that size was to add counterbalancing shafts etc. This was against the design princi8ple of making it simple and easy for the customer to maintain so they opted for the tried and true 500cc size.
Well - There is an EFI in the hands of a Yank, now .... and BOY - am I impressed with it! Your tale of riding a thousand miles with no trouble and changing the oil and finding it to be clean enough to recycle into the old Vauxhall are going to be the norm, I think. The G-5 that we have is finally a production bike - the old cobbled-together test mule was not even close to how slick and nice the prod-bike is.I have really been trying to find fault with the new EFI Enfield to appeal to the "it has to clatter and be fussy to be a REAL motorcycle" guy in me ... but this bike is everything that I'd ever want in a gREat daily driver - but with all the charm you'd expect from a bike whose lineage is English. It sits right - it has "proper behaviour" and it just flat works with no fussing required. Pull up to a stop and just let go of the throttle - it'll settle into an idle that you use for a metronome. Miss the light turning green and get fast on the throttle to get out of the way - it just goes. Go gently down the street, sightseeing .... same thing. Rap the throttle a bit to "check it out" - again - linear power ... no disappointments! What a nice rider ..... I'm guessing that I'm going to HAVE to get one for the "private museum" before it's all said and done .... dang it!! Hahaha!! I just hate that ....
Hi AllI too have just (in the process) of buying a new Enfield EFI (DL),( i'm in Yorkshire (UK).Don't laugh but mine is still in the dealers waiting for the new redg. plates.I haven't riden seriously for 35/40 years so consider myself a novice but seriously looking foreward to riding -but at the moment I will be a fair weather rider.Do want to eventually customise this bike with what ever items can be obtained from various sourcesRegards Martyn
There will be aftermarket exhausts for the G-5 and the C-5 (Of course only for off-road racing use) almost as soon as the bikes are introduced.
It seems the factory has opted for an extremely conservative approach to break-in.When Kevin and the motorcycle magazine group went to India for test riding the UCE they took the bike off the assembly line and drove the by-gosh out of them with no failures at all.The construction methods on the AVL were different than the iron barrel and the UCE even uses more advanced methods, as I understand it, than the AVL.The AVL called for the same break-in procedure as the iron. I ignored that and just drove it sensibly. Now after 10K miles have not had any failures of any kind. Wonder why they don't set up a reasonable break-in.
Brother Scoot, I find it interesting that you bring up the venerable Ducati. My comment to Richard Evans (R&D Enfield, Westminster, SC) was that the ignition procedure, sounds and behavior of the UCE were like those of the Ducatis. Rich said that there were similar remarks made at the EFI Class in Faribault, MN. You were in that particular class; what is your opinion with respect to these similarities?
Glad to hear you are enjoying your new DL - It's a great looking bike & will appeal to some more than the C5 (along with the £500 saving over a C5).Yes, running in periods can be tedious (it's a long time since I had something that new) - even though there are postings saying the new bike doesn't really need it I think it is worthwihile - you are a tenth of the way there! - if you look after her, she'll look after you - I guess it's the same with women Also as you have not been on a bike for many years this period (as stated by others in the thread) helps you get to know the sound/feeling/handling of the bike.You could always do a slowest 'John o groats - Landsend' trip & get it run in over a weekend Keep us postedcheers
The Professor is right! A gentle break-in for BOTH the bike and the rider will pay off in the long run. I prefer to use the bike for short errands in the beginning - then allow a little "leg stretching" as it limbers up. This works well for the venerable "pig iron" engine as they are TIGHT from the box. A gentle break-in here will last a lifetime. The UCE is much better machined and improved in every respect - BUT - a bit of gentle treatment in the beginning couldn't hurt, could it? Also - as mentioned earlier, the UCE has a debris screen in the bottom of the sump. These tend to collect raw bits from the inside of the engine (burrs on gears, leftover machining bits, etc ...) and need to be monitored. If your dealer hasn't put new oil in it for you and cleaned the screen - you should between 50 and 100 miles just to make SURE. I have seen a couple of them come out nearly as bad as a new Ducati! Hahaha!! Am I glad to read this post. Did first oil change at 200 miles on my G5. The pictures show the rest. Could not post all pictures because too big - so splitting them in 2 posts. There was "burr" on the studs of drain plug and screen cap.Oil came out darkOil filter was dark.
I have serviced the bike myself,twice infact.believe me guys if I can do it,anybody can..
Rusty, what are your impressions after 350 miles?