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Author Topic: Article on the new UCE engine  (Read 14510 times)

Thumper

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Article on the new UCE engine
« on: November 30, 2007, 08:57:38 PM »
Reference from the hitchcock's site:

There's a 4 page article on the new UCE engine at:
http://royalenfieldbooks.com/

Click on 'Free Downloads'

You have to go through the motions of a 0-dollar purchase and create an account as you go but it's worth the extra minute or two.

Good pix and interesting article.

it's copyrighted by Gordon G. May.

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Re: Article on the new UCE engine
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2007, 07:59:38 AM »
I downloaded it.  what a sqaure dance to get at it though!! 
Nice power plant (I think). 
I was under the impression though that it would be a 650?
I have relatives in France who are big in the bike world there (okay, goldwings, but...), I am going to mail them and see what they can find out about this "new" / "old" Bullet. 

Thanks, for the heads up.

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Re: Article on the new UCE engine
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2007, 01:21:34 AM »
I found these pics and thought I would share

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Re: Article on the new UCE engine
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2007, 02:00:15 AM »
I do like the easier clutch cable change. I don't know, it might grow on me yet. I was waiting for a picture of the left side. EFI has to go though. No points I could  live with., maybe.     Hutch
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Re: Article on the new UCE engine
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2007, 02:19:25 AM »
It looks 1960's Japco to me...  not really that bad. To tell you the truth I like the looks of this better than the LB!  To me the LB looks like a Frankenstienie look'n  put together
whatcha-macallit with that  extra tall head.
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Re: Article on the new UCE engine
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2007, 06:25:31 AM »
To me it looks like the future of RE with a clear view of the past.  I like it.  Sign me up for a UCE Classic Bullet from the 1st shipment in (hopefully) late 2008.

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Re: Article on the new UCE engine
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2007, 11:59:18 PM »
Here's another one.

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Re: Article on the new UCE engine
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2007, 09:24:22 PM »
Good article.  It was indeed a "bloody palaver" to get it though.
I like the Woodsman with the high pipe and the bash plate but I would still rather have a dual seat.


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Re: Article on the new UCE engine
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2008, 01:57:04 AM »
I really like the looks of that motor

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Re: Article on the new UCE engine
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2008, 09:04:30 PM »
I really like the looks of that motor
The left side aint bad, the right side is to Japaneese for me. Looks like my Suzuki Savage motor. I just guess I will keep my ironhead Classic, with good old points and a carb I can fix and adjust, on the side of the road. No limping home on "safe mode" for me.  I will just continue on my ride and head home when I feel like it.  Baird4444, I agree with you on the AVL motor.    Hutch
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Re: Article on the new UCE engine
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2008, 12:47:06 AM »
those bends in the exhaust look rather extreme..  i believe it could breath better .. and I see what you say about the otHeR sIdE.. 

I told my wife the primary side of this new one looks like a smaller version of her 883 engine

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Re: Article on the new UCE engine
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2008, 10:50:24 PM »
I wonder how they are handkling the starting system.  Have they devised something new?  Haven't seen electric starting discussed with regard to new engine.

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Re: Article on the new UCE engine
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2008, 12:14:53 AM »
To tell you the truth I like the looks of this better than the LB!

Me too.


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Re: Article on the new UCE engine
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2008, 01:21:46 AM »
Look closely behind the base of the cylinder.

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Re: Article on the new UCE engine
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2008, 02:51:35 PM »
Because the engine is ignited by a crank triggered electronic ignition, there is no need for the distributor. The AVL engine simply capped of the timing cover. but the EFI uses that position for the starter motor.

Quite neat actually. It retains the look of having the magnito/distributor in its traditional place, and moves the starter out ot the front and center location on the ES classic and AVL motors.
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