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Author Topic: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?  (Read 131979 times)

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3600 on: November 06, 2013, 12:27:16 PM »
Got rid of the OEM trafficators and installed a set of Bullet Turn Signals PN Z90457 w/the 2" stems. Definitely looks more better.  ;D

Looks really nice.  Did you use the lights with 2" stems both front and rear?

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3601 on: November 06, 2013, 03:41:57 PM »
Looks really nice.  Did you use the lights with 2" stems both front and rear?

Scott

Same remark and question here.
I too prefer them closer to the frame and plan to do so too.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3602 on: November 06, 2013, 06:14:44 PM »
I used the ones with the 2" stems, PN Z90457. The front ones took no time at all. Most of the time on the rear units was spent debating whether to order or fabricate brackets, or direct-mount. Direct-mounting had some distinct advantages:
a) units mounted closer to the doghouse,
b) mount struck me as more solid than brackets
c) no exposed wiring,
d) it catered to my natural laziness  ;)
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3603 on: November 06, 2013, 07:00:21 PM »
I've seen people mount the signals without built in extensions: flush up from and with some kind of bracket in the rear. 

While the flush mounts will bolt to the stock brackets up front, they're tucked in very tight.  Out back you need a bracket of some kind to clear the plate panel and they never look great.  The 2" extensions look good front and back.  I may need to get me some of those :)

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3604 on: November 07, 2013, 10:32:09 PM »
Installed a 280 main jet in my carb and also installed my new Super Bike bars.  Only got to ride down the road a bit but the throttle seems to be nice and torquey.  LOVE the stance of the new bars!  Much more aggressive and comfortable to my likings.  :D



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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3605 on: November 08, 2013, 10:29:59 AM »
I also like & use the superbike bars. they are very similar to what was used on the classic British bikes sold in the UK. They are very comfy for me also. the stock bars on my G5 Deluxe hurt my wrists & felt like holding hedge trimmers.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3606 on: November 08, 2013, 11:29:47 AM »
The bike looks great Scottie.  I like those bars too, I've have them on a few bikes.  Please don't take this the wrong way, but it's time to make that seat a winter project.  The rest of the bike is too pretty for that seat ;)

Any chance of a close up on how you mounted the tail light?  I've never seen one like that mounted high up before.

Scott

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3607 on: November 08, 2013, 11:37:08 AM »
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I have copies of the original manuals.  They must have changed the clearances later after they realized that .005 is too damn noisy

.005 was probably a typo
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3608 on: November 08, 2013, 12:57:59 PM »
The bike looks great Scottie.  I like those bars too, I've have them on a few bikes.  Please don't take this the wrong way, but it's time to make that seat a winter project.  The rest of the bike is too pretty for that seat ;)

Any chance of a close up on how you mounted the tail light?  I've never seen one like that mounted high up before.

Scott

I was actually wanting to take care of the seat this or next weekend.  ;)    As for the taillight I just have it mounted between the fender and the fender stay.  I've grown to like it there but I kick it on occasion swinging my leg over.

.005 was probably a typo

I don't know bare.  My reprinted Interceptor manual calls for .005 on the exhaust as well.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3609 on: November 08, 2013, 01:23:15 PM »
I do like those mounted low on the swingarm, but then visibility from the other side is pretty bad.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3610 on: November 08, 2013, 06:27:49 PM »
Did 3 things today:

#1. Added a USB / Cigarette-lighter mount on Air-fly crash-bar (left): To charge my phone-cum-gps while riding:





#2. Battery gauge on Air-fly crash-bar (right):



#3. My favorite: Added a Brake-light LED kit to my helmet. Lights up when brake is enabled.




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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3611 on: November 08, 2013, 06:35:53 PM »
Sweet.  Nice.  And freaking bitchin'!  :D

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3612 on: November 08, 2013, 08:15:59 PM »
Wicked!  ;)

The synchronized brake light on the helmet is a novelty.
I can see the benefit, especially in the dark winter commute.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3613 on: November 08, 2013, 09:34:04 PM »
Picked up the new ride last Thursday (classic chrome in maroon).
This morning was my fist decent ride to start running her in.
Long semi-rural road, sun shining, dogs racing me along property fence lines, admiring looks, a couple of bugs hitting the goggles, the odd mistimed downshift.
The oft mentioned permagrin is here!

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3614 on: November 08, 2013, 10:00:48 PM »
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Did 3 things today:

Slick! Love the USB charging unit. Where'd ya get it?

and Magoo, the permagrin won't thaw any time soon.  ;D
A&P means "Airframe and Powerplant", not the grocery store. :-)