I thought the Indian made REs were accepted by the AHRMA. Shouldn't be too hard to find out and it would sure be an interesting project, good luck.
Hello all,I am thinking of building a new AHRMA premier heavyweight trials bike from a Royal Enfield. I know the non-electric start bikes are legal but has anyone actually built one and competed on it in AHRMA trials? If so I would like to read about your experience.thanks,Dave.
OK, I spoke with Dick Mann at the Steel Stampede in Terrebonne OR the other weekend and he mentioned that he has an Indian 350cc Royal Enfield that he is going to build into a trials bike.Dave
I will definitely look the spacers over. The biggest problem for a trials bike is that moisture tends to kill wheel bearings and brake shoes. Generally after a trials it’s a good idea to disassemble the wheels and clean out the hubs of dirt and moisture but that’s not always possible. Do the ceramic bearings come sealed on both sides?
You can get them sealed or unsealed, or just one side sealed. And the shields/seals are typically rubber, and can be removed or re-fitted at will.Normally the affordable ceramic bearings just have ceramic balls, and the races are still steel, so the races can still rust. But the balls won't. I guess that's half the battle, anyway.
This I do with all sealed bearings. Gently wiggle a tiny flat tool tip in and pop the seals out, flush away the sneeze of shipping grease the factory's are so fond of putting in and re pack the bearing almost completely full with a grease more suited to the environment the bearing will be operating in and then with only thump pressure reinstall the seal.
Hi Ice,Are you sure more grease is better? I would be interested to know from an engineering standpoint.Dave
I spoke with the good folks at Royal Enfield USA and asked about different size primary chain sprockets and was told they don’t supply anything but the standard size. Specifically I am looking for a smaller crankshaft sprocket to gear the bike down. I did order the smallest counter shaft sprocket available a thirteen tooth but I would still like to gear the bike down more at the primary to hopefully avoid a giant rear final drive sprocket. Anyone have an idea who to call?
Hello, we sell a set of trials gears. These are two “compensation gears” that fit into the standard gearbox which lowers 1st, 2nd and 3rd gears whilst maintaining the standard ration for 4th. Most people buy this option as it allows a more practical gear when riding on the road between sections etc. Part number 90024 at £85 plus VAT and P&P Regards, Hitchcock's Motorcycles Ltd. I think this is the same stuff Enfield USA sells?
Very cool! Looks like Barry did a really awesome job navigating those trails. I'm not real familiar with how the scoring goes but to me it looked like he may have gotten a perfect score on that run? Thanks for sharing!Scottie
I wish I had enough dough to retire and ride full time. Its my fondest desire....
It's just a saying! Too funny.
Yes, that should be a very significant change.
If you lived in Denver I'd say buy the paint and I'll shoot it for you! But I'm pretty sure you don't live anywhere near here.Thanks for the offer but I live in WA state. Scottie J
That sounds like fun! I'm REALLY hoping my clutch parts show up today. The Flat Track Association here is having an open practice this Saturday and I really want to get out and run it in the dirt. The problem is, anytime you order from Hitchcock's, guessing what day your package is going to arrive is like trying to guess the numbers for this weeks Power Ball.Scottie J
Lets hope your package shows up in time. Have you ridden on a dirt track before?
I haven't but is something I've always wanted to. The local circuit has a Hooligans bracket where anyone can race their street as long as there are at least 3 bikes that want to run. There are several guys here in Denver that run their choppers in the Hooligans and this year there is a Hooligans race almost every weekend all summer and fall. A few of the guys are excited to see me get the Blackhawk on the dirt track, including myself. Scottie J
Well heck yah I want to see it also! My brother and I rode an open traction tt a few years ago and the flat track portion of it was outrageous. Just watch out for the "high side"!
The PST calendar is up! Are you going to make Plastered Penguin or Steamboat Island?
Hey Sven, we have been dealing with the loss of my father in law and my own father so no I wont be making it to either event. Dave
It's it possible that the new carb isn't tuned quite right? Have you replaced the spark plug any time recently, loose plug cap? Have you tested the coil? Just throwing out ideas for easy stuff to check.
Hey anything is possible at this point...I just haven't had much time to fiddle with the motorcycle. I suspect a problem with the fuel system and so will make sure the petcock flows enough and the carburetor is coming apart for a look see.
Perhaps, being that it is such a small battery and only 6volt, you could get a solar charger to put on the bike in between stages. Otherwise, maybe just buy a 2nd and/or 3rd battery and keep them all fully charged. then, when you are at the races just check the voltage quick after every stage and switch the batteries out when they get close to 12 volts flat. Glad you got her running good again.I suppose there is a scientific way to determine run time but I will just make sure and have an extra battery with me. I ran the bike for an hour last night with no problem. The power characteristics are very different from a two stroke the torque is fantastic, the engine braking is sort of scary It will take some time to get used to.
It is very common on various types of racing bikes to have a "total loss" electric system that uses only the battery.
Sounds like your next step should be to under-drive the motor with a smaller crank sprocket. H's sells all different sizes of crank sprockets too, and they list the recommended primary chain length for each sprocket too.
hi dave,congratulations with your result at terrebonne.check for excessive play between the inner and outer leg.is the brake plate centerd on the hub.maybe to much play on the steering bearings, soft/hard spots in the movement.as a brace there is this part.the easiest solution would be thisif im correct this should be a fork from a honda xl/xr modelbut the basic problem is the frame itself is made from a material closer to rubber than mild steel.just remove the head steady above the carb, and go for a ride. this type of frame is of better quality(no head steady needed).the skid plate is almost done
TDC works great on the Enfield. Not so much on my Matchless. Hey on another note, the Enfield front forks flex madly. What can I do about that? Fork brace er something? Worst fork flex I have ever seen. Applying the (weak) front brake has the wheel pointing off slightly to the left.