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Author Topic: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?  (Read 181011 times)

barenekd

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2850 on: April 17, 2013, 06:10:03 PM »
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Kinda curious they didn't put a fly screen on the new Cafe.

Dunno, but mine will get one. Ron Greene says there is an aftermarket one in the works now. If RE doesn't come up with one, I'll find one that works
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2851 on: April 17, 2013, 08:41:53 PM »
Checked the bikes vitals, gassed it up and just about out the door on a 5 day exploration of Death Valley and Beatty, Nevada. Life is good !
Jack, I will be out there on Saturday, hope to run in to you.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2852 on: April 20, 2013, 02:31:33 AM »
Put the battery back in and then went for a ride. If it doesn't snow tomorrow I'll go for another spin. The roads are kind of sketchy right now. Lots of gravel, so you have to be careful on the corners. And the potholes this year are ridiculous.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2853 on: April 20, 2013, 02:51:55 AM »
I finally got it washed and waxed today, I've had a busy couple of weeks with a new seat, new signals, new taillight and bobbed the fender. I think it still needs another 2" off of it, then I'm going to work on the front fender. Then tires... The jobs are never done. Haha

The_Rigger

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2854 on: April 20, 2013, 05:41:12 PM »
Quote from: Scottie J
On a side note, I got a quote for my motorcycle insurance and it's only going to be $126 a year for full coverage.  I was pretty stoked about that.
Yep Scottie, most the time these bikes are a cheap date compared to others.

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When I sold my last GoldWing and bought Fiona, my insurance bill was cut in half.
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Gypsyjon

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2855 on: April 21, 2013, 03:23:59 AM »
Went for a nice ride out to the boondocks...great day, loved my ride.
I've gone back to my roots. British 1 lunger, stump puller.

Ducati Scotty

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2856 on: April 22, 2013, 10:39:02 PM »
Yesterday: Looked at it while I moved other stuff around to get tools for other things around the house that needed attention instead of riding.  Then closed the garage and went inside to eat fresh baked chocolate chip cookies, drink beer, and start watching the second season DVDs of Cafe Racer TV.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2857 on: April 22, 2013, 11:21:04 PM »
I got this flyscreen mounted finally. Works as advertised.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2858 on: April 22, 2013, 11:25:27 PM »
I've seen that screen before but not those bar mount clamps.  Did you fab them yourself?  If not, where did youget them?

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2859 on: April 23, 2013, 12:34:55 AM »
Thats a national cycle flyscreen. Easily available off ebay or your favorite bike store. I added about another 2 inches of plastic at the bottom. The clamps are also from ebay. Search for 7/8 inch handlebar clamps. Since the fireball upgrade cruising at speed was becoming a workout. I could have used a proper windshield but I did not find one that I would like. So did the second best thing and modified one to suit my needs. I also lowered the solo seat with shorter springs and changed riding posture with the adjustable clubmans. I am 5'9" and with this combination it is much more comfortable than before. I think the the flow just about clears my head since it is no more noisy than before in the 3/4 helmet I wear.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2860 on: April 23, 2013, 09:50:16 PM »
Rode out into the cold. Catched up with sun and returned without the lining fleece. Needed 23 minutes to free myself from loose dirt with the aid of a friendly reclining tree. Got hit by a dove, his loss not mine. Witnessed a pheasant's death dance at the side of the road, it got hit by a car. Nothing I could do, sad sight. Just a normal day.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2861 on: April 24, 2013, 07:49:32 AM »
I wiped it with a wet soapy towel, rinsed it and waxed it  :o.

I must say it looks as nice clean as it does dirty.

That and now they can't say it's never happened.
I can break it better,,,,at night, in the rain, on the trail,, 20 miles from nowhere.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2862 on: April 25, 2013, 12:00:09 AM »
Adjusted chain. Lubed chain. Scrubbed off the surface rust from storage. Air in tires after storage.

Front was 2psi rear was 15 psi after sitting for 7 months. Yikes!

Filled up the tank. Fuelly report 70.7 mpg on the last tank.

Took the wife on a 40 mile trip around Virginia Beach and got coffee.

Changed oil with Mobil 20-50 when we got home.

Good day.

Jack Leis

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2863 on: April 25, 2013, 01:08:11 AM »
Sgt. Johnson, Isn't freedom great ?
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 #2864 on: April 25, 2013, 02:50:40 AM »
It sure is!

Some people never really get to appreciate what makes America great because they never leave.

It is so awesome to be Home.