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Author Topic: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?  (Read 204743 times)

Jack Leis

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2715 on: March 02, 2013, 01:40:36 AM »
What did you do about balancing the tire?
Absolutely nothing. Never had to balance one . If I had a definite wobble or gyration I might concider it. So far so good.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2716 on: March 02, 2013, 02:01:35 AM »
Absolutely nothing. Never had to balance one . If I had a definite wobble or gyration I might concider it. So far so good.

Thanks Jack.  I really did do a search but could not find any reference to tire balance other than something about beads.  Didn't see any balance weights on my rims either?
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2717 on: March 02, 2013, 02:16:22 AM »
TW, I know there are ways to balance them , I just have never felt the need. I do all the tire changes myself, with 18.5K on the bike there have been plenty of them. If I had a shop do the tire changes I probably would have them balanced. Maybe I'm just old school. " If it works, don't fix it ".
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2718 on: March 02, 2013, 02:25:53 AM »
None of these bikes have tire weights from the factory.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2719 on: March 02, 2013, 02:30:08 AM »
I noticed that too. Bare's bike had weights on it from the shop that installed his tires. That was the first time I ever noticed weights.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2720 on: March 02, 2013, 03:55:40 AM »
I relubed my clutch cable today. :)

No balance weights on my (relatively new) Dunlop K70 on the front and no signs of imbalance at speeds up to 80 mph.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2721 on: March 02, 2013, 04:03:58 AM »
 For what it's worth, a few months ago I was poking around Harbor Freight and ran across a motorcycle wheel balancer. It appeared to be a rack with live centers to spin your wheel and I suppose to find the heavy spot. I passed on it.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2722 on: March 02, 2013, 06:08:36 PM »
I've really never noticed any vibration whether the tires were balanced or not. Couldn't tell any difference. But it sounds good!
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2723 on: March 04, 2013, 12:27:59 AM »
Was time to tighten the chain one notch. Came to realize I've actually grown to like the snails. Cleaned and greased. Adjusted brake. Made a test ride, then a longer ride. Just another good day.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2724 on: March 04, 2013, 09:09:28 PM »
I've really never noticed any vibration whether the tires were balanced or not. Couldn't tell any difference. But it sounds good!
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Modern wheels and tires are fairly well balanced compared to what they were 20-30 years ago.  If youjust put the dot on a new tire (lightest point) next to the valve you're often all set.  And at the speeds we go I suspect that would be plenty good.  I would be curious to get my wheels balanced with spoke weights.  Those are easy to remove so you could easily do a before and after for comparison.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2725 on: March 04, 2013, 09:11:59 PM »
Was time to tighten the chain one notch. Came to realize I've actually grown to like the snails. Cleaned and greased. Adjusted brake. Made a test ride, then a longer ride. Just another good day.

I like the snails too.   Once you figure out where straight is for your bike (same notch or how many different between the sides) it makes things really easy.  Just go to the notch that's not too tight and put it all together.  No messing with turning adjusters and re-checking alignment.  I don't know why there's so much complaining about these little doo-dads.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2726 on: March 04, 2013, 09:25:11 PM »
i put a sharpie dot on mine.
it is soo much nicer than the bonneville was!
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2727 on: March 04, 2013, 09:35:26 PM »
I cut little lines in every few notches with a Dremel.  Very easy to index the two sides to each other.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2728 on: March 04, 2013, 10:04:35 PM »
Each time I reflect how good an idea cutting those holes actually is. Can't really explain why I don't do it. Something in me just holds me back from drilling them: "Wu wei", (I Ching-lish).  ::)
So I have 4 handsomely small sized sharpies, each of a different reflective color. Kids like them too. Works, but holes would be easier.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2729 on: March 04, 2013, 10:56:51 PM »
I replaced my snail adjusters with the Nfield Gear threaded type and found them a pain in the butt. It took longer to adjust the chain properly. I swapped them out for my old trusty snails and like them . What I did do is use a white paint pencil to highlight the center punch divits I put on the snails along time ago. I marked every 4 adjustments with a divit and it makes the chain adjustment a piece of cake.
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