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Author Topic: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?  (Read 172270 times)

Portland Bullet

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #4440 on: May 13, 2014, 10:15:24 PM »
Had reason to ride my B5 around town (Portland, OR) then made excuses to keep riding. Up to Mt. Tabor, down Morrison, across the bridge to downtown. circling back. Taking a right here, a left there. Enjoying the ride. A couple guys sitting at a cafe, owners of a pair of nice Hondas out front, I presume, actually applauded the bike as I rode by.
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olhogrider

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #4441 on: May 14, 2014, 01:03:09 AM »
Haha. We should do it again sometime. It's dialed in pretty good now.
I would love to but I'm 400 miles away at the beach in SoCal.

olhogrider

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #4442 on: May 14, 2014, 01:13:05 AM »
I rode up the coast to Pt. Mugu via Mulholland and back. I saw a turquoise C5 near the Ventura County Line on PCH. Anybody we know?

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #4443 on: May 14, 2014, 05:28:16 AM »
I built a new stainless steel front number  plate and a new  aluminium bags:


Ducati Scotty

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #4444 on: May 14, 2014, 06:22:27 AM »
Oil and filter change before my ride up to Seattle this Saturday.  There was less metal than I expected from the cast iron AVL piston rings. 

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #4445 on: May 15, 2014, 03:25:04 AM »
Finally adjusted my pushrods!
Was going to get to it this weeknd but my foreman got sick of that LOUD exhaust valve, because it disturbs the exhaust note he loves ;)
Amazing what 0.5mm makes...so quite and smooth now!
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Roy L.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #4446 on: May 15, 2014, 03:43:10 PM »

I caused people to look at me with horror, hate and disgust as I lip-read the two words they all mouthed..
"******* HIPSTER.."

Ducati Scotty

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #4447 on: May 15, 2014, 05:11:05 PM »
Were you wearing skinny jeans? 'Cause if you were then you really have no defense. ;)

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #4448 on: May 15, 2014, 05:13:55 PM »
I see no problem with that, I'm saddened that when I have a gig I cannot ride my bike because of all the gear.  For once I'd like to be able to gig, and then jump on the bike afterwards  8)
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #4449 on: May 15, 2014, 05:24:49 PM »
I took a short ride around the new neighborhood yesterday after work.  I had 3 different kids wave to me as I was riding, I smiled as I waved back to all 3 of them.   :)   After my ride, I tested the battery and it appears that I'm only using .1 volts for about every half hour of riding with the LED taillight installed.  That means I can safely take much longer rides without my alternator working, so I decided to ride to work today.  She sure is a load of fun to ride with plenty of power for any situation.   ;)

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Ducati Scotty

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #4450 on: May 15, 2014, 05:37:40 PM »
Scottie, is it your regulator/rectifier or the alternator/generator that's the problem?  If it's the reg/rect, check out Oregon Motorcycle Parts.  The guy is really cool and makes some solid parts that have cured many peoples charging system issues.  I believe he carries some 6V stuff too, which is what I'm guessing you need.

If it's the alternator/generator, well, there are some pages out there on rewinding the wiring yourself.

Scott

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #4451 on: May 15, 2014, 05:53:32 PM »
I took a short ride around the new neighborhood yesterday after work.  I had 3 different kids wave to me as I was riding, I smiled as I waved back to all 3 of them.   :)

Progress, then, perhaps?

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #4452 on: May 15, 2014, 08:15:40 PM »
Hey Ive gone to a gig with me bass around me back!
Less drag than id thought ;)

Also learnt...the hard way...how tight the lock nuts on the tappets should be!
After a terrible noise and loss of compression.
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Roy L.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #4453 on: May 15, 2014, 08:39:36 PM »
Were you wearing skinny jeans?

Ha! How I wish, mate!
The only thing I own these days which could be described as thin is my wallet.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #4454 on: May 15, 2014, 08:51:07 PM »
Scottie, is it your regulator/rectifier or the alternator/generator that's the problem?  If it's the reg/rect, check out Oregon Motorcycle Parts.  The guy is really cool and makes some solid parts that have cured many peoples charging system issues.  I believe he carries some 6V stuff too, which is what I'm guessing you need.

If it's the alternator/generator, well, there are some pages out there on rewinding the wiring yourself.

Scotttt

It's been a few different freak situations that has caused the rotor to rub on the alternator taking out every component in the charging system every time.  Honestly, I'm no hurry to buy a 3rd alternator and rectifier.

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