HPRE

Menu

Members Rides

Another


in
Members Rides

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
October 23, 2014, 12:03:32 AM

Login with username, password and session length

 

Author Topic: New Electra losing oil.  (Read 1545 times)

WillW

  • Grand Gearhead
  • *****
  • Posts: 1677
  • Karma: 0
  • ~ it's about the ride ~
Re: New Electra losing oil.
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2010, 06:56:35 PM »
Owner's manual says 500km for first service, about 310 miles. That's also what the dealer said. Running in, up to half throttle and 50-60 kmh for first 500km, then up to threequarter throttle and 70-80 kmh until 1000km.
After that, let her roar!
Cheers,
Will
2010 Royal Enfield Electra (G5) DL

2004 Kawasaki W650
~ the best british bike they never made ~

Marrtyn

  • Bulleteer
  • ***
  • Posts: 181
  • Karma: 0
Re: New Electra losing oil.
« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2010, 05:01:01 PM »
There are identical 2 oil seals on this kick start shaft (pt. No. 570241)

If you do a search for "parts list for E5/G5" ( on this site), you should find a pdf doc thats very handy. When you have found it -save it as a "favorite". Comes in very usefull for occasions such as this!

WillW

  • Grand Gearhead
  • *****
  • Posts: 1677
  • Karma: 0
  • ~ it's about the ride ~
Re: New Electra losing oil.
« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2010, 06:09:14 PM »
Nice one Martyn  -  Thanks.
I put another 75 miles on the clock today - I'll be in for first service in a day or two if the weather holds.....
2010 Royal Enfield Electra (G5) DL

2004 Kawasaki W650
~ the best british bike they never made ~

clubman

  • Grease Monkey
  • ****
  • Posts: 297
  • Karma: 0
Re: New Electra losing oil.
« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2010, 06:20:54 PM »
Brilliant. I missed that first time round. Thanks Marrtyn!

SSR

  • Grease Monkey
  • ****
  • Posts: 280
  • Karma: 0
Re: New Electra losing oil.
« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2010, 06:07:22 PM »
@WilllW- There is no need to worry about the hanging gasket. Its on all the bikes and on some where you cant see it because its either torn off or glued nicely on the Rh side chamber(its the extra bit of gasket which actually has no use). The gasket was designed to cover the whole face of the RH side chamber but some portion of the chamber at the rear does not joins the center chamber due to the excess needed for the chain. So instead of designing a gasket which joins only the required facing of the chambers, it was designed for the complete RH side chamber.

WillW

  • Grand Gearhead
  • *****
  • Posts: 1677
  • Karma: 0
  • ~ it's about the ride ~
Re: New Electra losing oil.
« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2010, 07:12:45 PM »
Thanks for the reassurance SSR. I'd come to the same conclusion regarding this gasket - see my earlier post, "hanging gasket update" - so all's well and no more anxiety. I'd probably never have noticed it at all except I was looking for the source of an oil drip after an early ride. It only happened the once, I'm pretty sure because the bike went over about 45 degrees or more when I lost balance after a sudden stop at a junction. I guess oil got into where it doesn't usually get! Just a bit of chain gunk under there now so no worries.
Cheers,
Will
2010 Royal Enfield Electra (G5) DL

2004 Kawasaki W650
~ the best british bike they never made ~