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Author Topic: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?  (Read 154892 times)

mattsz

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2670 on: February 03, 2013, 10:16:51 PM »
Yesterday, removed my solo seat cover and installed a gel pad under it. Went for a 150 mile ride out to Lucerne Valley and back, cant feel the nuked prostate anymore. Success!

Jack - between us, we'll get our seats sorted (I almost said, we'll get our seats sorted between us)!  What gel pad did you use, and where did you get it?

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Drained and flushed the fork oil when I got back and this morning refilled the forks with 10 wt. BelRay and went for a test ride. OMG what a difference!

I have everything ready for this job as well - except I gotta remove the forks to do it  >:(

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All I need is for the Ravens to win today now !

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2671 on: February 04, 2013, 12:09:59 AM »
So following having to work of my G5 this morning following someones tampering .I find that the spark plug gap has no continuity.
Suspect that the cap being off had damaged it and it has no given-up. So have been hunting without success for a replacement. Will try again tomorrow after work.
Now 2011 Royal Enfield G5
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Jack Leis

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2672 on: February 04, 2013, 03:59:38 AM »
Mattsz, I picked it up off EBAY. It's a Ultragel motorcycle seat gel pad, size medium, model K. Only had to do a slight bit of trimming with scissors for a perfect fit.
I would much rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow    Jack

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2673 on: February 04, 2013, 01:30:34 PM »
........I find that the spark plug gap has no continuity.........

The plug GAP should have no continuity, the plug CAP may have a very high resistance (on the order of 5 or 10 thousand ohms) - you may wish to check it again before seeking a replacement.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2674 on: February 04, 2013, 04:57:49 PM »
If you're talking about the cap that screws on the top of the plug, there shouldn't be one. It wont fit the connector with it on. If the plug isn't firing, check to make sure it's getting a spark to the plug. Make sure all your switches are on first. The sidestand switch, the kill switch and the clutch switch. Personally, I would just grab ahold of the plug, ground my hand to the bike and kick it over easily. If I get a shock, it's the plug. If not you need to look farther back up the wiring.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2675 on: February 04, 2013, 09:45:46 PM »
..............Personally, I would just grab ahold of the plug, ground my hand to the bike and kick it over easily. If I get a shock, it's the plug............

Wow, now *THAT* explains alot.....
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2676 on: February 04, 2013, 10:58:05 PM »
Wise guy!! If I compared that to a lot of other shocks I've gotten, it's a piece of cake! And it is quick troubleshooting! And on the other hand, we don't have enough bandwidth here to go all those stories I have about how get an electrical boost. Not quite as many as falling off motorcycles, but what can I say.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2677 on: February 05, 2013, 03:36:46 PM »
attempted to ride it last night....
after putting on the stock exhaust it is running worse than ever!!
i now have a $6000 lawn ornament.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2678 on: February 05, 2013, 04:21:30 PM »
Checked my G5's vitals this morning, getting ready to head out on another 200 mile putt today.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2679 on: February 05, 2013, 09:49:38 PM »
Made a sizeable tour of countryroads. State of dirt roads is ... well, potholes, puddles, mud... Have made nice if not gracious slides. Had a swell time. Now, if you excuse me, I have a bike to clean.  ;D
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2680 on: February 05, 2013, 11:17:57 PM »
Just got back from a 200+ mile run. I cant believe the difference in the fork dampening after changing the oil finally. No more wheel dancing going into the corners. The front end diving when using the front brake is gone . Irons out the bumpy roads better then expected too. I wish I'd done it a year ago. Live and learn I guess !
I would much rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow    Jack

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2681 on: February 05, 2013, 11:28:23 PM »
I keep saying it, for $10 and a little work it totally transforms the bike!

A little more work for us C5/B5 guys unfortunately :(

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2682 on: February 06, 2013, 01:05:53 PM »
My bike was intermittently dieing when I turned on the headlight or turn signals. I fiddled with some connections and tested the battery but I finally found that messing with the key ignition switch helped. Yesterday I took apart the ignition switch and cleaned and greased the contacts and that fixed it.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2683 on: February 07, 2013, 02:16:25 AM »
hey, Gremlin , please excuse the typos. was more than a little frustrated. Picked up a NGK cap 5kohm and fitted on MOnday evening. Now all is well.
Now 2011 Royal Enfield G5
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1972 Mototrans Ducati 250 24 Horas
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2684 on: February 07, 2013, 10:03:56 AM »
 Lately it seems I often find myself sharing the stoplight grid with recent model Triumphs and Ducattis .What usually happens is this. Rider looks across at Enfield ,smirks/scoffs/sneers, lights go green, rider pops mono and disappears into the distance on one wheel. I don't normally mind , but when they start doing it two-up I must confess to feeling a tiny little bit inadequate. My imaginary girlfriend says not to worry,size doesn't matter, it the feeling you get between the legs that's important. I'm not leaving my enfield(haven't told her about IGF coz i think she's the jealous type).Please Advise.
     
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