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Author Topic: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?  (Read 181771 times)

Bulletman

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2865 on: April 25, 2013, 03:02:24 AM »
Took of the musette bags, getting ready to install the retro turn signals.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2866 on: April 25, 2013, 09:11:38 AM »
Some people never really get to appreciate what makes America great ...

Look no further than your Fuelly profile photo.  Welcome home, buddy!

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2867 on: April 25, 2013, 03:17:11 PM »
Got my Thorspark electronic ignition conversion kit installed yesterday before work!  WooHoo!  Took it around the block and it was running pretty good.  Last night when I got home my rubber kit for the foot pegs, shifter and kicker were in the mail from Enfield County.  The rubber was a lot harder than I expected it to be, but my propane shop heater and a dead blow manipulated their way on for a secure fit.  Now I think I'm going to take the bike out and do my first ACTUAL test ride.  Wish me luck!

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2868 on: April 26, 2013, 03:23:46 AM »
finally had a dry day above 40 F here in Minnecrapolis.

I rode the crap out of my B5.  burnt all of that aged gasoline & stabil that had been sitting in its tank for the last 7 months....

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2869 on: April 26, 2013, 03:25:39 AM »
+1 Gremlin !
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2870 on: April 26, 2013, 03:51:02 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.

Welcome home!
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2871 on: April 26, 2013, 05:48:07 AM »
Had a half fail with my test ride.  Everything seemed ok then I lost all power.  I think my mechanical advance may have gotten stuck in full advance.  And I was talking to a couple of people and I think my timing is too far advanced.  I'm running to Harbor Freight after work tomorrow to pick up a timing light with an advance dial.  On sale for $30.  SCORE!  I should have it all straightened and ready for a real ride tomorrow evening.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2872 on: April 26, 2013, 06:56:38 PM »
If the advance mechanism failed it should still run OK. If it failed it would just stick at full advance. You wouldn't want to putt around at low RPM that way though, It could hole the piston. On the other hand if it stuck in a retarded position, it would feel a bit weak and do a bit of popping, but it should still run.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2873 on: April 26, 2013, 08:51:34 PM »
My local dealer has been very good to me lately.

Today I dropped off B5 for rear tire changeout and picked it up 3 hours later with the tank replaced !

( I guess even Marty was embarrassed of the crappy pin-striping on it )
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2874 on: April 27, 2013, 02:02:23 AM »
I installed a 7" headlight with visor and then went for a ride.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2875 on: April 28, 2013, 04:54:23 AM »
My 2011 G5 passed 10,000 miles today on the way home from the car show.  :D

It was just purring along at about 50 mph and didn't seem to notice so it didn't alert me so I didn't know until about a mile later when I glanced at the speedometer.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2876 on: April 28, 2013, 10:05:03 AM »
jim
should have selected the reverse gear and did a rewind back to 10k for a photo.
wishing you all the best and another safe and happy 10k
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2877 on: April 28, 2013, 10:37:27 AM »
My 2011 G5 passed 10,000 miles today on the way home from the car show.  :D

Congrats bud!
Just to add to what wildbill said, wishing you all the best and another safe and happy 100k  ;D
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2878 on: April 28, 2013, 02:12:01 PM »
My 2011 G5 passed 10,000 miles today on the way home from the car show.  :D

Congratulations! I'm at 8600, so I need 20 more trips to work and back to hit 10K.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2879 on: April 28, 2013, 02:18:22 PM »
Congratulations Jim ! Many more happy miles !
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