Menu

Members Rides

My Bullet Classic C5


in
Members Rides

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
April 19, 2014, 10:28:35 PM

Login with username, password and session length

 

Author Topic: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?  (Read 132608 times)

gashousegorilla

  • Grand Gearhead
  • *****
  • Posts: 2208
  • Karma: 0
Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2805 on: April 03, 2013, 05:56:38 PM »
   I had the same thought process as you Scott..... And wen't though it.  Do yourself a favor and go for the impact wrench. You can try the breaker bar to take it off first.... you may get lucky and it's easy. I tried and it wasn't.... So I quickly said screw it.  But I have an impact wrench . If you go for the impact wrench, remember you will need a 1/2 by 3/4 socket adapter for the big arse socket..... need it for the breaker bar too.

  I would leave the bike on the center stand.  Drain some oil out from the plug..... just till you don't see oil in the window. Then put a pan under the right side cover.  Your not gonna get that much oil coming out. If you MUST use the breaker bar..... A nice piece of 2x4 cut into a wedge, door stop style behind the rear wheel, should keep the bike from moving on you too much....     Then I would put the drive sprocket back on with your bar and NOT the impact wrench.
An thaibhsí atá rattling ag an doras agus tá sé an diabhal sa chathaoir.

Ducati Scotty

  • Grand Gearhead
  • *****
  • Posts: 5609
  • Karma: 0
  • 2010 Teal C5
Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2806 on: April 03, 2013, 06:02:49 PM »
I've already got the 1/2 to 3/4 adapter, I neede it for my breaker bar.  Sounds like a good plan, I'll get the gun and if I don't need it I take it back unopened when I'm done.  If I need it, no delay :)

And just thinking, a small piece of wood jambed between the sprocket and chain should hold it in place just fine and not hurt anything.

Scott
« Last Edit: April 03, 2013, 06:04:56 PM by Ducati Scotty »

gashousegorilla

  • Grand Gearhead
  • *****
  • Posts: 2208
  • Karma: 0
Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2807 on: April 03, 2013, 06:13:25 PM »
    Yeah, that's a good idea too !  But if you go with the gun, you won't need the wood or the wedge. And be able to use it for all kinds of useful stuff on the bike and Car....... You know, then bring it back!  ;D
An thaibhsí atá rattling ag an doras agus tá sé an diabhal sa chathaoir.

gremlin

  • Grand Gearhead
  • *****
  • Posts: 1098
  • Karma: 0
  • "Do one thing each day that scares you"
Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2808 on: April 03, 2013, 07:30:22 PM »
What with the thermometer reaching into the middle 40's this week ......  I gave up on waiting for the AGM to self install -and- stuffed that puppy in there.

Now, I just gotta figure out how to convince this ACE air canister to install itself......
1996 Trophy 1200
2011 RE B5
1979 XS11 w/vetter terraplane
1981 XS11 streetfighter
1983 Venture Royale
1982 CB750K
1971 Triumph Trident
1969 CB450
1966 Sears (puch) 250


Singh_Chicago

  • Scooter
  • **
  • Posts: 57
  • Karma: 0
Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2809 on: April 03, 2013, 09:36:59 PM »
How is ur $52 battery working so far Gremlin, I havestock battery since last 3 years and plan to change soon.

GreenMachine

  • Grand Gearhead
  • *****
  • Posts: 2939
  • Karma: 0
Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2810 on: April 04, 2013, 10:11:38 AM »
Installed the "over wintered" battery. Wiped off a bit of the dried underneath grime, polished up the wheels and fired up the machine. Took it for a easy 20 minute ride and GreenMachine ran perfectly..You have to love this bike, she handles so easy and sounds so sweet..Since I was on a roll I decided to install the battery in the yamaha 1100  and took that out for a 30 minute jaunt.  Leaving in a hour to take it to the dealer and get the newly arrived Metzeler tires installed, state inspection and whatever else I can think of.....I even found time to fire up the wife's hyosung and took that out to loosen it up...Everything is running as should be ,so my winter storage was successful again .Rode 3 bikes in a hour n half and the enfield is my favorite..GM
Oh Magoo you done it again

barenekd

  • Grand Gearhead
  • *****
  • Posts: 4834
  • Karma: 0
Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2811 on: April 04, 2013, 12:29:00 PM »
And just thinking, a small piece of wood jambed between the sprocket and chain should hold it in place just fine and not hurt anything.

I just cranked down the rear brake adjuster nut to keep things from rotating. I got the nut loose with the 3/4" breaker bar in the kit, and slipped an old fork tube over the breaker bar for a bit more leverage. Came right off with that combo.
Bare
2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer
2011 Black Classic G5 (RIP)
I refuse to tiptoe through life only to arrive safely at death
http://www.controllineplans.com

Ducati Scotty

  • Grand Gearhead
  • *****
  • Posts: 5609
  • Karma: 0
  • 2010 Teal C5
Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2812 on: April 04, 2013, 12:43:32 PM »
Thanks for the info Bare.  Good to know it should come loose with resonable force, and nice trick with the adjuster!  I think Singh had trouble with his and eventually used a punch and hammer on one of the points of the nut.

My mechanic just texted me, front wheel is ready :)  I picked up an electric impact gun this morning just in case.  Hopefully I'll get to it all tonight.

Scott

GSS

  • Grand Gearhead
  • *****
  • Posts: 631
  • Karma: 0
Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2813 on: April 04, 2013, 01:12:07 PM »
Scott,
Mine came off real easy.  Right foot on the rear brake to keep things from spinning, and a 2' long breaker bar on the Harbor freight 46mm socket.  Don't forget to straighten out the bent lock washer first!

GSS
2014 GT - Red
2010 C5 - Teal
It's a Jeep thing......you wouldn't understand.

gremlin

  • Grand Gearhead
  • *****
  • Posts: 1098
  • Karma: 0
  • "Do one thing each day that scares you"
Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2814 on: April 04, 2013, 01:37:03 PM »
How is ur $52 battery working so far Gremlin, I havestock battery since last 3 years and plan to change soon.

fit like a glove, it's all good !

The battery is all black, and, in my B5 it would look better without the metal cover if I had a couple leather straps to hold it in place.

As it is, I reassembled with the stock rubber straps and the metal box (for now..)
« Last Edit: April 04, 2013, 01:42:34 PM by gremlin »
1996 Trophy 1200
2011 RE B5
1979 XS11 w/vetter terraplane
1981 XS11 streetfighter
1983 Venture Royale
1982 CB750K
1971 Triumph Trident
1969 CB450
1966 Sears (puch) 250


Ducati Scotty

  • Grand Gearhead
  • *****
  • Posts: 5609
  • Karma: 0
  • 2010 Teal C5
Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2815 on: April 04, 2013, 01:38:08 PM »
Scott,
Mine came off real easy.  Right foot on the rear brake to keep things from spinning, and a 2' long breaker bar on the Harbor freight 46mm socket.  Don't forget to straighten out the bent lock washer first!

GSS

Thanks :)

Ducati Scotty

  • Grand Gearhead
  • *****
  • Posts: 5609
  • Karma: 0
  • 2010 Teal C5
Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2816 on: April 05, 2013, 12:40:24 PM »
Tied up with family stuff yesterday so I just put the front wheel in the garage.  Tonight I should definitely get the front wheel back on and if it's early enough I'll do the chain and front sprocket.  I'm excited to try the new BT45s and get to a few other small projects.

Scott

Arizoni

  • Grand Gearhead
  • *****
  • Posts: 3726
  • Karma: 0
  • "But it's a dry heat here in Arizona
Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2817 on: April 05, 2013, 06:02:10 PM »
While your playing with your front wheel don't forget to lube your speedometer cable. :)
Jim
2011 G5 Deluxe
1999 Miata 10th Anniversary

Ducati Scotty

  • Grand Gearhead
  • *****
  • Posts: 5609
  • Karma: 0
  • 2010 Teal C5
Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2818 on: April 05, 2013, 06:04:34 PM »
It's on the list along with lubing all the cables.  Thanks :)

Royalista

  • phaneropter
  • Grand Gearhead
  • *****
  • Posts: 716
  • Karma: 0
Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2819 on: April 05, 2013, 08:19:52 PM »
Fitting of a new rear tyre (at 11,500 miles).
Solving of a vibration problem that's been haunting for some time.
Both long bottom rear engine mounting bolts would not hold properly and worked themselves loose at every ride. The odd thing was finding a metric fine bolt fitted on english thread.  ???
Solution for one was found in freshing up the thread and fitting new bolt. The other one by adding a rubber ring (of the hard kind).

I was made to believe RE had converted to metric but likely in a Shakespearian way: a midsummernight's dream, as you like it.
Any way, to be back on a smooth ride made me immune for the low twenties and the firm harsh polar wind. Once this current elation has subsided I may start a discovery slash inventory tour on bolts.  ;)
moriunt omnes pauci vivunt