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Author Topic: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?  (Read 172042 times)

gremlin

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2385 on: November 01, 2012, 12:06:39 PM »
Received a package from Nfield_gear yesterday ......  that makes it less than 2 days from when the order was placed.   AWESOME service !
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2386 on: November 01, 2012, 12:23:53 PM »
Received a package from Nfield_gear yesterday ......  that makes it less than 2 days from when the order was placed.   AWESOME service !

A new rack?

I must agree that their service has been exemplary!

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2387 on: November 01, 2012, 02:09:25 PM »
A new rack?

Yup.  I'm not at home right now, but, SWMBO reports it arrived already !
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2388 on: November 01, 2012, 02:16:21 PM »
Hi Rigger, took the train up to time square and caught the Phantom of the opera at the Majestic...Yes indeed it looks like you have a great job and alot to do..Not jusy another day at the office is it...GM
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2389 on: November 01, 2012, 02:26:51 PM »
Yup.  I'm not at home right now, but, SWMBO reports it arrived already !

Well, I'm most curious about how you manage with it...

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2390 on: November 01, 2012, 03:48:58 PM »
Well, I'm most curious about how you manage with it...

I'm liking what you did, plan on replicating it .....

I'm not sure how to stack the old-fashioned pillion seat on it.  I'm thinking it may involve welding some flat stock across the seat-frame.  But first, I'll need to measure the height to make sure my passenger can still reach her pegs.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2391 on: November 01, 2012, 10:16:16 PM »
Today I rode up to the CYCLE GEAR store to buy a new inner tube to go with the tire I ordered for my G5.

They only had one tube in the right size and seemed to think it was worth $16 so I bought it.
The tube is sold under the name "DOUBLE TOUGH" but I have absolutely no idea of who made it or where.  The only thing marked on it is a number and a ink stamped size. 
No country of origin, material or anything else.

Out of curiosity I measured the tubes thickness.  It turns out to have .054 (1.365mm)  thick walls.   :(

When I bought my G5, they gave me a new DUNLOP inner tube that was made in India.
It is marked BUTYL to show what the material is. ( BUTYL is rated as excellent for containing air.)
I measured its wall thickness and found they are .085 (2.16mm) thick.  :)

No doubt in my mind which one gets installed in my new DUNLOP K70.  ;D
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2392 on: November 03, 2012, 05:39:07 PM »
Washed and chrome polished...I used simichrome polish and it did the miracle...few more rides before storing for winter  :-[

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2393 on: November 05, 2012, 12:01:45 AM »
Today I took the ol' B5 on TX FM335, 336, and 337, otherwise known as the Three Twisted Sisters.  Some of the best Hill Country riding in this state, and some would say one of the finest rides in America.

The ride was great, but the highlight was stopping in at the Lone Star Motorcycle Museum in Vanderpool TX.  I figured it'd be the usual collection of Harleys, but the guy who owns the place is a old Aussie racer who collects and restores British bikes.  There were about 50 bikes- BSA, Norton, Matchless, and a few others I've never even heard of.  The gem for me was a beautifully restored Vincent Black Shadow.  There were a few other Vincents, some Triumphs, and even a BMW R69S.  A single 1914 Royal Enfield sat in the corner, partially restored but beautiful all the same.

The craziest part of the trip?  The San Antonio British Car Owners club showed up about an hour after I arrived.  So after I got my fill of the bikes, I ordered up a meat pie and took it to the parking lot, where I got to walk around and check out the Lotuses (Loti?), Bentleys, and even a Rolls Royce or two.  Pretty sweet day.

If you're ever in TX, be sure to pop in to the museum.  Well worth the $5 admission.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2394 on: November 05, 2012, 07:53:19 AM »
Somebody scruffed my left hand side tank decal with a sharp tool  :( I have ordered a replacement but dunno how to get along with the job..........any advice would be much appreciated.

Note: I have seen a few videos on Youtube, but cannot determine which ones hold good for the RE ??

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2395 on: November 05, 2012, 02:14:51 PM »
Somebody scruffed my left hand side tank decal with a sharp tool  :(

ouch !   :'(
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2396 on: November 05, 2012, 06:23:30 PM »
changed the oil.
this is the messiest bike to change the oil on.
i was happy the see the amont of metal on the magnet was minimal and there was hardly any in the screen.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2397 on: November 05, 2012, 10:40:58 PM »
Sitting in here waiting for the oil to drain and the bike to cool down a bit. Mine came out like Motorat's, little metal on the magnet, clean screen. 14,100 miles.
Had a lot worse ones to change oil on, though. Although, this one can be a pain with all the Rockin' & Rollin' it takes to get the old oil out!
4100 miles on the K70s and the rear one is about shot.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2398 on: November 05, 2012, 10:51:09 PM »
Sitting in here waiting for the oil to drain and the bike to cool down a bit. Mine came out like Motorat's, little metal on the magnet, clean screen. 14,100 miles.
Had a lot worse ones to change oil on, though. Although, this one can be a pain with all the Rockin' & Rollin' it takes to get the old oil out!
4100 miles on the K70s and the rear one is about shot.

Bare - I know this has been beaten to death in other threads, but if you don't mind...  with all the rockin' & rollin', how much new oil did you add?  More than 2 quarts?

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2399 on: November 05, 2012, 11:13:16 PM »
mine seams to take about 1.5 quarts.
after the change i take it for a little ride, about 5  miles then check the level again and it never appears to need more.
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