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Author Topic: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?  (Read 194951 times)

dampking

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2415 on: November 07, 2012, 10:58:32 AM »
With massive thanks to dampking, I picked up a whole heap of goodies for next to nothing.



Oh and Sanket, I found a place with brass bits and bobs as well as a whole heap of older spares in Russel market. I'll send you his number when I remember where I put his card.

Awesome!!

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2416 on: November 07, 2012, 05:45:15 PM »
Thinking up ways to bring the Enfield along next time I get stuck with travel orders .......   This last month has been Booooring !
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2417 on: November 07, 2012, 05:53:07 PM »
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I tried to tip the bike side to side to shake out as much of the old dino oil as I could.  I replaced it with about 1.7 quarts of synthetic, up to the middle of the glass.  After riding it, it's settled out to higher than the glass - not too much higher, as it doesn't take much tipping to the left to see the oil level top.  So my bike makes extra oil, rather than using it up...

Just outta curiosity, did you check the angle of your garage floor? If I have my oil on the full mark pointed one way in the garage, then turn it around, it goes down below the low mark. Gotta find a compromise in there somewhere!
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2418 on: November 08, 2012, 12:27:55 AM »
Bare - I don't know about the level of my garage floor... the winter snow melt from the car seems to settle in one direction a bit, but not too much.  More importantly, though, I have done all of my oil changing, topping up, and sight-glass checking with the bike in the same spot and orientation, so while it may not be level, the bike's roll, pitch and yaw have been the same each time.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2419 on: November 08, 2012, 12:35:15 AM »
Today, I loosened the big nut that holds the front axle in place.

Holy cripes!  a 24mm nut tightened to 50 ft/lbs of torque!  Plus another large adjustable wrench to hold the other end to keep it from turning.  :o

I do have the tools to do this but I couldn't help picturing some poor guy out in the wilderness, looking at his tool kit and his flat front tire.  :(

On the good side, I've read several good posts here about changing the front tire and I will be sure to secure the centerstand (and the automotive scissor jack) so they don't fold up or fall forward while I'm wrestling the tire out from under the front mud guard.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2420 on: November 08, 2012, 12:42:59 AM »
My kawasaki ZR-7 toolkit had a wrench and extension for the axle.  I think the front also required a 10mm allen wrench but that was not included.  Still, the design was two pieces, broke down and fit in the kit, and actually worked!  Though you might have to step on it to loosen things.  Still, really nice design.  I wish all bikes had this.

Scott

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2421 on: November 08, 2012, 12:43:55 AM »
be careful when putting the speedo sender back on.
it's plastic and breaks easily.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2422 on: November 08, 2012, 12:52:53 AM »
I changed tires from my beloved K70s to some Pirelli MT66s. The reviews I've seen on those sound tantalizing.
They weren't much more expensive than the Dunlops,
I hope they stick as well and last about 3 times longer than the Dunlops. Time will tell! I haven't had a chance to ride it yet. Tomorrow... now watch it rain!
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2423 on: November 08, 2012, 07:43:05 PM »
My G5 now has a brand new Dunlop K70 on the front.

I rode it about 10 miles to skuff off the slickness and at speeds up to 65 it's running like it should. :)

That will have to do until tomorrow when I can get it onto a freeway.
Jim
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2424 on: November 08, 2012, 08:01:46 PM »
Well, I was right, raining today. I did adjust the about a half turn on the adjuster nuts (no snails), the first adjustment in 7600 miles on the Tsubaki.
I finished torquing the wheels and tried to seal a couple of slight leaks at the muffler/pipe joint.  Don't know if that worked yet. I'm letting the Copper Silicone set up. Added about 1/8" brake fluid in the reservoir. Hope I didn't overfill it! I like my brakes to release. It's cool out there and as it warms up, it may be too much.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2425 on: November 10, 2012, 04:54:41 AM »
I put one of the slick BRAKE ADJUSTING WING NUTS from Enfield Gear, on the rear brake rod of my 2010 G5 Deluxe. Adjustment is now very easy.
Craig McClure, Jasper Ga, USA  2010 G5 Deluxe
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2426 on: November 10, 2012, 06:06:38 AM »
That little gadget is a bargain at twice the price!

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2427 on: November 11, 2012, 10:10:36 AM »
My Classic 500 which is running well otherwise, kind of dies/bogs down, if I give it a "quick, careless" blip from idle.
I have to be careful with my clutch release and throttle sync, while I first move it from stop, in first gear. If not the bike just bogs/dies.............! What could be the issue. I am on a new battery & fresh gas  :o
« Last Edit: November 11, 2012, 10:39:02 AM by BRADEY »

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2428 on: November 11, 2012, 07:54:41 PM »
You might try putting a little Chevron Techron in the fuel to clean the fuel injector.

A small bottle of this stuff is made for a car sized fuel tank so you'll be using a lot less in your RE.

My old BMW K-75 started running ratty and I used Techron in it to clean its injectors.
After doing this, within 10 miles of riding that bike started running like it was new.
Jim
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2429 on: November 12, 2012, 07:00:09 AM »
thanks Arizoni, will give it a try !