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Author Topic: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?  (Read 183565 times)

Ducati Scotty

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3795 on: December 21, 2013, 04:05:44 PM »
I determined last night that  the solenoid died again.  That's the second one.  I opened it and cleaner the contacts, it worked for about 3 seconds after that.  Time to get something bigger, maybe a nice Ford solenoid.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3796 on: December 21, 2013, 04:49:37 PM »
I took the battery out for the winter and brought it inside... :(
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3797 on: December 21, 2013, 06:28:17 PM »
Scotty - These are pretty dependable starter relay for a Ford 5.0 ltr from the late 80's to late 90's.  I sold probably close to 100 of them in 2 years working for Advance and only returned maybe a half dozen or so.

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_starter-solenoid-bwd_5972833-p?navigationPath=L1*14920|L2*15006|L3*15662

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3798 on: December 21, 2013, 10:53:52 PM »
I determined last night that  the solenoid died again.  That's the second one.  I opened it and cleaner the contacts, it worked for about 3 seconds after that.  Time to get something bigger, maybe a nice Ford solenoid.

Scott

How long did both worked?
My first went out at approx 16000 kms (10000 miles).
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3799 on: December 22, 2013, 01:02:08 AM »
One died after a year and a half, the other about two years.  I picked up two different Ford solenoids today.  I'll have to see which fits better.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3800 on: December 22, 2013, 01:06:36 AM »
http://jalopnik.com/5959822/i-love-you-harbor-freight-but-you-smell-like-plastic-hell

I buy a lot of stuff there too.  And I re-read this piece very few months because it's so funny and so true.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3801 on: December 24, 2013, 12:30:15 AM »
One died after a year and a half, the other about two years.  I picked up two different Ford solenoids today.  I'll have to see which fits better.

Scott


I'm confused.  Are you talking about the solenoid that makes the starter gear engage?  Or are you meaning the relay that powers the starter circuit?


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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3802 on: December 24, 2013, 01:26:58 PM »
We don't have a solenoid in the starter to engage it, we have the sprag clutch.  I'm talking about the relay that closes to send electricity to the starter.  Sorry for the confusion.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3803 on: December 24, 2013, 01:51:02 PM »
We don't have a solenoid in the starter to engage it, we have the sprag clutch.  I'm talking about the relay that closes to send electricity to the starter.  Sorry for the confusion.

Scott

That makes more sense.  I was wondering where the hell you planned on putting that big ass Solenoid.  ;)

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3804 on: December 24, 2013, 02:08:01 PM »
I've got two Ford relays.  I get back to town New Years Eve, so hopefully I'll have enough Tim to fit one and get the bike running for the New Years Day ride.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3805 on: December 24, 2013, 08:35:49 PM »
We don't have a solenoid in the starter to engage it, we have the sprag clutch.  I'm talking about the relay that closes to send electricity to the starter.  Sorry for the confusion.

Scott

Got it.  Thanks.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3806 on: December 26, 2013, 03:34:04 PM »
Yesterday I charged up my battery (still haven't gotten around to replacing the alternator.  Again.) And took a short Christmas ride around town and stopped by my best friends house for a while.  It was actually a quite pleasant ride at about 50F.  I had a great Christmas.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3807 on: January 01, 2014, 06:23:29 AM »
Dumbest thing yet.  When I re-installed the starter I had put the power and ground lines on the same post.  Ugh!  Sorted quickly and not it lives again.

On a bright note, the Ford starter relay fits in really well, easier than I expected and bolted to the stock mounts with a tiny mod.  This one should never burn out, but if it does I can get one anywhere for $12.  I have it all together and running for tomorrow's ride but I'll be taking it apart and rewiring it cleanly.  Better cable ends and probably replace the stiff OEM battery cables with some larger, more flexible ones.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3808 on: January 01, 2014, 12:00:13 PM »
...I'll be taking it apart and rewiring it cleanly.  Better cable ends and probably replace the stiff OEM battery cables with some larger, more flexible ones.

Scott, I've gotta do that myself - after my OEM battery cable ends broke, and my "quality" NAPA replacements broke, too!  It was suggested that I look into getting wiring made up of welding cable, IIRC.  Please let us know what you do...

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3809 on: January 01, 2014, 06:28:25 PM »
I'm planning on doing exactly the same.  Check out McMaster Carr.  They sell welding cable by the foot at reasonable prices.  Ends and boots too I think.

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