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Author Topic: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?  (Read 132175 times)

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #90 on: April 09, 2011, 04:33:20 PM »
It is the OEM turn signal/brake light assembly with the additional red LED on the side.  I suspect it will be easy to mount on an '06.  There is only one bolt each in the midline at the upper and lower ends.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #91 on: April 09, 2011, 04:49:08 PM »
I rode it a little over 200 miles today on some fun twisty roads ;D
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #92 on: April 09, 2011, 06:14:00 PM »
I rode mine for 15 miles and then to the dealer, with the odometer showing exactly 1300.0 miles at the shop.

They will:
  • replace the fuel sensor
  • seal the muffler joints to remove the backfiring
  • thoroughly (I hope) check the wiring in the main harness
  • install the Nfield voltage meter to a switched connection

While waiting for a ride home, I did notice a nice used '09 Monster 696 for sale.  Heh, just looking...
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #93 on: April 09, 2011, 11:08:34 PM »
Rode another 46 miles. Now she has 160! I have to get a new tire. The one I bought her with has dry rot so I don't stray to far. It is amazing how much attention these bikes get.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #94 on: April 10, 2011, 02:10:38 PM »
Daily commute and a Wash N' Wax, gotta keep that road grime off! ;)

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #95 on: April 12, 2011, 05:06:15 PM »
Hit the starter button and prayed.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #96 on: April 12, 2011, 07:53:30 PM »
Hit the starter button and prayed.

Funny you should mention that.  Last Saturday - first really nice riding day of the year - hauled out the Slug, hit the button and.... Nuthin.  Started right up a couple of weeks ago when it was minus 4 celsius.  Spent a few hours on the ususal trouble-shooting and then gave up.

I didn't like the look of the plug I had pulled out, so I went searching for a replacement.  Apparently the BR6ES is like the rarest plug known to man in these parts.  Found a BR8ES today though and slapped her in there.  A little hotter, but what the hey.  It fit and it makes a spark.

Fired right up.  Oh, sweet sound.  Sounds like Napalm smells. 

Took her for a test ride and - lo and behold - that "fuel flow issue" I thought was causing me some missing problems is gone.  Guess it was the plug the whole time, on its way out.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #97 on: April 12, 2011, 07:57:22 PM »
Installed a 7" headlight. Had to use a sealed beam as my multi-piece halogen is too thick for the "W" spring clips. Has anybody found a solution to this?

Oh yeah, I delivered the G5 saddlebag brackets to Jake in Orlando. Just a slight detour on my commute home from work. ;)

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #98 on: April 12, 2011, 09:13:43 PM »
So when my bike almost stranded me, heres what happened... Went to fill up with gas, bike was running perfect. Stopped engine, center stand, gassed, paid, starter button... and nothing. Totally dead. Just a little click from the fuse area. ?!??!?! I called my local dealer, he said "open your tool kit. Get out the screwdriver. Whack the start motor three times." (thats that coke can looking thing on top of the motor)

Well f-me it worked! That man knows Enfields!

So apparently these things fail in time, so thats why I pray. I guess he's now replacing them with a Honda variant. I think I might do that.
« Last Edit: April 13, 2011, 01:38:13 PM by Sub »

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #99 on: April 12, 2011, 09:45:14 PM »
Installed a 7" headlight. Had to use a sealed beam as my multi-piece halogen is too thick for the "W" spring clips. Has anybody found a solution to this?

I got the 7" pre-assembled kit BUT before that I was looking at H4 conversion lights.  These are single pieces 7" shells that take a 55/60 Halogen bulb.  There are lots out there and many auto stores carry the Hella brand one for about $45.  Go get one, see if that fits.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #100 on: April 12, 2011, 09:49:04 PM »
Hey Sub I see you are in NY, you aren't on Long Island by any chance are you? If so the salt air can do that to , I grew up on L.I. and had many classic cars thatneeded a good starter "WHACK" from time to time  :D
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #101 on: April 12, 2011, 10:21:25 PM »
The starters can be a little weak and so is the stock battery.  My dealer has replaced several batteries on warranty.  The thing you whacked was the starter.  The electrical solenoid is under the seat on the left (at least on the C5).  That's probably what you heard whn it didn't start.  If you put your finger on it you can feel it dead certain when it clicks.

If you have this trouble again get a volt meter and start checking your battery voltage.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #102 on: April 12, 2011, 11:38:36 PM »
Hey Sub I see you are in NY, you aren't on Long Island by any chance are you? If so the salt air can do that to , I grew up on L.I. and had many classic cars thatneeded a good starter "WHACK" from time to time  :D

Hey, nope, I'm upstate. There are a few of us up here! :)

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #103 on: April 12, 2011, 11:40:40 PM »
The starters can be a little weak and so is the stock battery.  My dealer has replaced several batteries on warranty.  The thing you whacked was the starter.  The electrical solenoid is under the seat on the left (at least on the C5).  That's probably what you heard whn it didn't start.  If you put your finger on it you can feel it dead certain when it clicks.

If you have this trouble again get a volt meter and start checking your battery voltage.

Scott
Oh ok, thanks for the info. I thought he said solenoid. I guess the motor gets stuck in between rotations on the magnets and when you apply electricity, the motor doesn't turn. A whack apparently makes it jump to an area where it will work again.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #104 on: April 13, 2011, 03:02:01 PM »
Popped it on ebay, been meaning to for a while now but every time I ride it I change my mind. Will be looking for an '70 A65 just as I was when I bought the Bullet