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Author Topic: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?  (Read 133929 times)

GlennF

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2565 on: January 02, 2013, 11:11:19 PM »
Flat tire, second in 3 months.

I pulled the rear wheel off and dropped it over to the local bikeshop. Cannot be bothered changing the tube myself.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2566 on: January 05, 2013, 01:32:28 AM »
 Worked a sixteen hour day, had four hours until my next shift so naturally I went for a ride down the coast. 41 degrees Celsius . Wonderful.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2567 on: January 05, 2013, 10:44:36 AM »
Worked a sixteen hour day, had four hours until my next shift so naturally I went for a ride down the coast. 41 degrees Celsius . Wonderful.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2568 on: January 05, 2013, 12:25:29 PM »
Worked a sixteen hour day, had four hours until my next shift so naturally I went for a ride down the coast. 41 degrees Celsius . Wonderful.



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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2569 on: January 05, 2013, 03:50:23 PM »
I picked up my beast today after its spragotectomy. The bearings and cages that engage the clutch were demolished! Surprising that it worked as well as it did, that only means it wasn't 100% dead. It would still start the engine after a few tries when it was warm. If it was cold out, fergetaboutit. But I got to ride the 50 miles home today. It was nice out and light traffic and just a good, fun, therapeutic ride!
Great day!
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2570 on: January 05, 2013, 04:12:27 PM »
  + 1 Bare ! Now lets go riding !
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2571 on: January 05, 2013, 04:30:11 PM »
I'm ready!
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2572 on: January 05, 2013, 06:47:56 PM »
made up some brackets so i could use the grab handle on my rack.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2573 on: January 05, 2013, 09:51:17 PM »
made up some brackets so i could use the grab handle on my rack.
+1
That's a very useful addition.
Did this originate with the G5's tail bar?
Can the rear section swivel? It looks like it could.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2574 on: January 05, 2013, 10:05:42 PM »
its the rear seat from a c5 and a rack from the Canadian re catalog spaced to fit.
the rail came with the c5 rear seat.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2575 on: January 06, 2013, 06:51:48 AM »
Opened the shed door, looked longingly in on my ride......   dusted the snow off my shoulders as I closed the shed door and went back inside.

the AGM battery & new chain are still sitting on the workbench.  Still waiting for them to self-install.......
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2576 on: January 06, 2013, 06:22:52 PM »
Gremlin - There's a fresh inch of snow on top of the foot we already have on the ground... I feel your pain. :'(  I've also got a new chain and quart of fork oil standing by, plus some other odds and ends on the way.  My stuff never self installs, though.

Motorat - what do you mean by "Canadian re catalog"?

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2577 on: January 06, 2013, 06:56:17 PM »
Motorat - what do you mean by "Canadian re catalog"?

I think this is what he is talking about
http://enfieldmotorcycles.ca/acessories-for-royal-enfield-bikes-canada
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2578 on: January 06, 2013, 07:56:31 PM »
Today was a fairly warm day in Texas, one of the first in the last two weeks.  I was installing a new hot water heater in my home and needed some flexible copper pipe, so I figured it'd be a nice opportunity to take out the bike and run an errand.

Dead battery.

So I kickstarted it up and enjoyed a quick run out to my local hardware store.

I still don't understand why every bike doesn't come with a kickstart.  I've never known anyone to say, "I really wish my bike didn't have a kickstart", and everyone who's ever had one has been happy they did at least once.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2579 on: January 06, 2013, 08:07:44 PM »
I think this is what he is talking about
http://enfieldmotorcycles.ca/acessories-for-royal-enfield-bikes-canada

yep that's it...
it is the electra square rack
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