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Author Topic: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?  (Read 162887 times)

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2790 on: March 25, 2013, 12:44:50 AM »
Looking real good!
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2791 on: March 25, 2013, 12:47:52 AM »
it does look good...  how's she run and what did it set you back?

I owe everyone a better quality picture though(my ipod touch takes very poor quality photos)

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it hurt a little but honestly....best purchase ive made other than the bike itself other than that beautiful ace air filter :D

it runs great too. no issues at all.
and it SOUNDS AMAZING!
no video can do it justice....
it's that good.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2792 on: March 25, 2013, 05:46:23 AM »
I rode my G5 to the annual vintage bike show and parts swap today.
With the exception of a 2003 Iron Barrel that was trucked there and for sale my RE was the only one there.

It was interesting to stand back and watch my bike.
Surrounded by Harley's and dozens of other bikes in the parking area, it had a constant stream of people stopping to take a better look at it while they ignored the other ones. :)
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2793 on: March 25, 2013, 05:59:08 PM »
I rode my G5 to the annual vintage bike show and parts swap today.
With the exception of a 2003 Iron Barrel that was trucked there and for sale my RE was the only one there.
 
It was interesting to stand back and watch my bike.
Surrounded by Harley's and dozens of other bikes in the parking area, it had a constant stream of people stopping to take a better look at it while they ignored the other ones. :)

That's awesome.    :)
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2794 on: April 03, 2013, 04:29:02 AM »
I rode to the local metal scrap place and bought a 1 1/4 inch square piece of steel tubing.

As you may recall, I didn't like the severe lean angle my G5 would sit at when it was resting on the sidestand.  I added a square piece of aluminum tubing to the bottom of the "foot" on the kick stand to improve this.

Far be it from me to actually forget the side stand was down and ride off with it that way so lets just say the bottom of that aluminum tube got scraped up somehow.
The thin wall became thinner until I could see thru a bit of it so I decided to change it with a piece of steel tubing.

$3.00 less for 18 inches of tubing and 15 minutes to saw off a short length of the new tubing and to drill the two mounting screw holes and mount it and it was a done deal. :)
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2795 on: April 03, 2013, 07:52:29 AM »
Removed the brown plasti-dip from the bike



Now it's back to the maroon/chrome

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2796 on: April 03, 2013, 02:49:56 PM »
Removed the brown plasti-dip from the bike


Wow! How much work was involved in that?
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2797 on: April 03, 2013, 04:35:45 PM »
Dude, don't you have a job or something?  Where do you find the time? ;)

As for me I gave up trying to remove/install my own tires.  I got the rear mounted at the shop yesterday and I'll bring in the front in about 20 minutes.  Then I'll go home and punish myself trying to remove the 46mm nut on the front sprocket.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2798 on: April 03, 2013, 06:24:36 PM »
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Then I'll go home and punish myself trying to remove the 46mm nut on the front sprocket.

If you really want to save yourself a lot of pain and agony, Go spend the $58 at Harbor Freight for there 19 piece 3/4" Drive jumbo socket set. It goes up to 50mm. The set has proven very handy for some the other big nuts on the bike, too I would almost consider it essential equipment for an Enfield owner.
I got the set from them last year (for a lot less money), but a 46mm socket by itself will run about $25 anyplace else. And you really will need a socket for this job if your nut is properly torqued.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2799 on: April 03, 2013, 07:12:10 PM »
Hmmm... I did go spend $31 on the socket and adapter.  I know the price of that set is up to around $70 but I probably have a coupon somewhere....

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2800 on: April 03, 2013, 07:21:46 PM »
Just looked and it's $57.99 on sale right now.  Tough call, I already have all the other large size sockets I need and I'm betting the 1 13/16" Craftsman socket is better quality than the 46mm in the kit. 

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2801 on: April 03, 2013, 08:07:44 PM »
It's no doubt better looking, but these aren't bad and they do fit and you ain't gonna break 'em!
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2802 on: April 03, 2013, 08:49:14 PM »
Just looked and it's $57.99 on sale right now.  Tough call, I already have all the other large size sockets I need and I'm betting the 1 13/16" Craftsman socket is better quality than the 46mm in the kit. 

Scott

  The 13/16 socket worked perfect for me..... I think is was around 25-30 bucks from a local tool supply. And of course, those cheap Hobo freight Impact guns will make it sooo much easier....
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2803 on: April 03, 2013, 09:17:38 PM »
An impact wrench might be a better purchase if it doesn't come loose with a breaker bar.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2804 on: April 03, 2013, 10:37:49 PM »
  The 13/16 socket worked perfect for me..... I think is was around 25-30 bucks from a local tool supply. And of course, those cheap Hobo freight Impact guns will make it sooo much easier....

Did you pop it with an impact wrench or breaker bar?  I'm figuring I'll try the breaker bar first but an impact wrench might help with something else.  I was thinking of just leaning the bike to the left against the wall to get the sidecover off without draining the engine oil.  I suspect I'd be less likely to knock it over if I used an impact gun than if I'm hauling on the thing with a breaker bar while trying to hold the brake down to keep it all from spinning.

Scott