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Author Topic: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?  (Read 182758 times)

D the D

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3030 on: June 19, 2013, 04:23:30 AM »
I was almost home and the bike started sputtering like it was going to die at 10:30 tonight.  Cough, jerk, cough, jerk, uuuhhhh, sputter, sputter.  I was thinking "What now?  She's been running good!".  I can't push it uphill for a mile!  Then it dawned on me I haven't stopped for gas.  :-[ LOL.  A twist of the petcock lever and I was running fine.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3031 on: June 19, 2013, 09:39:16 AM »
i have not kicked mine over for almost a month. tomorrow i might give it a go and see how that motorbatt battery i install a couple of months back is holding its charge.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3032 on: June 19, 2013, 11:35:18 PM »
I proclaimed my new relay transplant a success today.

In another post, using a NAPA AR272 relay was mentioned as a replacement for the relays the UCE powered bikes use for their Main Power and Fuel Pump control.
They are the source of the little "click" you hear when you turn on the ignition key.

There wasn't a single thing wrong with my G5's existing relays but after 2 years and over 10000 miles of riding I figured I might head off future problems if I changed them.
My local NAPA store charged about $17 each for them so I bought two.

The relays look like little black plastic boxes smaller than 1 inch in size.  The C5 locates them in the left side cover and the G5 locates them in the left hot dog cover.

This AR272 is a 5 connection relay.  They are used in automobiles for power windows, rear window heaters, steering wheel memories, fuel pumps and a bunch of other places on everything from a BMW to a Ford.

  Two terminals provide the electrical power to operate the solenoid.  One terminal supplies the main power to the output terminals.  One terminal is the "Normally Closed" terminal that provides power when the solenoid is off and the remaining terminal is the "Normally Open" that provides power when the solenoid is energized.
The Normally Open rating is 30 amps and the Normally Closed is 20 amps.
That basically says the relay is rated the way Royal Enfield is using it at 30 amps which is 10 amps more than our fuses will allow.  Should last a long time.

Anyway, after changing anything electrical I am on my guard for something to break.  After riding over 175 miles without a problem I proclaim the operation a success.  :D
Jim
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3033 on: June 20, 2013, 02:00:08 AM »
Pulled the battery and put it on the tender. I don't ride when on call, so I want it ready when I get off in seven days.  :D
Rather than have a homeless person for the holidays, I decided to stick with ham.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3034 on: June 20, 2013, 03:11:14 AM »
Installed a new chain.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3035 on: June 20, 2013, 03:16:52 PM »
You guys ought to check out KENDON STAND UP TRAILERS. I have the single rail model. They are surely the ROLLS ROYCE of trailers, at 80mph you don't even know its there, & it's low/under slung so its very easy to load. It is a lifetime keeper - you get what you pay for - but they appear very cheap on Ebay from time to time. Trust me- THIS IS THE BEST M.C. TRAILER IN THE WORLD.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3036 on: June 21, 2013, 04:32:16 AM »
Ran out in the middle of the night and gave it a big hug
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3037 on: June 22, 2013, 11:47:37 PM »
I finally picked up an NGK bpr6es plug from Advanced Auto Parts.

Starts more smoothly. No more "idle death" while it warms up. And it seemed that the power delivery was more smooth.

Rode from Norfolk to Cape Charles, VA across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. 19 miles across the Bay with two tunnels! Pretty awesome ride.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3038 on: June 22, 2013, 11:56:21 PM »
Craig - You're right about the Kendon trailers. I bought a used Kendon service lift. The long one. Their products are well built and are well designed.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3039 on: June 23, 2013, 12:01:25 AM »
Rode from Norfolk to Cape Charles, VA across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. 19 miles across the Bay with two tunnels! Pretty awesome ride.
Did A-6 time at Oceana back in the day.  You're braver than me crossing that bridge.  Not too windy?  Tunnels must be great for reverberating thump.  ;D
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3040 on: June 23, 2013, 12:45:40 AM »
Rode my vintage Bullet near 100 miles today.  Houston to Baytown and back.  Bike ran good.  New coil, carb tuneup with new jetting and NGK plug.  50 miles each way and took me hour with very little freeway lanes.  No faster than 100km per hour. 
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3041 on: June 23, 2013, 12:54:14 AM »
@D the D:

Yeah it was a little windy but it was head going North and tail going South so not too bad.

Did you live near Oceana? No sleep with all those jets all day!

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3042 on: June 23, 2013, 12:56:01 AM »
Rode my vintage Bullet near 100 miles today.  Houston to Baytown and back.  Bike ran good.  New coil, carb tuneup with new jetting and NGK plug.  50 miles each way and took me hour with very little freeway lanes.  No faster than 100km per hour. 
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2006 Suzuki Boulevard C50 (800cc) Touring set-up. white walls, pearl white w/ ghost flames

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3043 on: June 23, 2013, 01:07:49 AM »
Not today, but yesterday. I rode it the 100 miles to the dealership, got my first service done. Bought and had installed a pillion seat on the back. Had the solo seat pulled and the pleather re-glued. Had my low fuel light diagnosed, and parts ordered. Ordered a whole box of oil filters. Got new gaskets for the inside of the toolbox, had them glued into place (original ones fell out). Oh and I had a 12 volt power plug installed in my tool box. That way I can charge my phone while I ride. Now to clean the garage and get back to working on the pedestrian slicer that I was working on before I had to go off to school, and I can finish the holster project.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3044 on: June 23, 2013, 02:12:33 PM »
Looked at it today as I pulled out the big bike for a commute to work.  Planning to finally swap my spark plug for the BPR6ES in the tool box and ordering a new chain this week. 

I also have a Kendon bike lift.  It's very well made and I like the potential for small footprint storage. 

I use a Trailer-in-a-Bag when hauling the bikes; I have a dual rail that's convertible to a single when needed.  So far I've used it to pull a pair of Royal Enfield C5s, a Suzuki GS650G, Honda ST1300, a pair KZ1000 Police models, and a pair of KZ440s.  The trailer pulls well and have never had any issues; and you can't beat it for small footprint storage.