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Author Topic: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?  (Read 170699 times)

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3135 on: July 18, 2013, 04:25:32 AM »
Started my new job today and spit out a total of 4 qts of oil on the way there and back.  Thought it was severe blow by from highway speeds.  Nope.  Return pump is bad.    :(  How in the world the engine didn't seize in either direction, is, well, incredible?   ???

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3136 on: July 19, 2013, 03:33:41 AM »
My new chain arrived today.  I'll probably install it this weekend.  I'm thinking that I can probably use the clip master link to connect the two chains together and by turning the rear wheel use the old chain to pull the new chain around the front sprocket.  We'll see how it works.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3137 on: July 19, 2013, 03:48:43 AM »
My new chain arrived today.  I'll probably install it this weekend.  I'm thinking that I can probably use the clip master link to connect the two chains together and by turning the rear wheel use the old chain to pull the new chain around the front sprocket.  We'll see how it works.
Yep, that works.  Be sure to keep a little drag pressure on the new chain feeding in or you can get a snaggle at the gear box.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3138 on: July 19, 2013, 04:00:03 AM »
Installed 8mm (5/16") Dowty washers (Bonded Seals to us Yanks) on the oil line banjos at pump and head. Made sure the banjo bolts all screwed in far enough and didn't bottom out too soon per advice from ACE and Bare or somebody, 'cause I'm always getting my problems solved by ACE and Bare or somebody  ;D.
Went for a 25 mile ride in 98*F heat.  All is cool when you're moving!  Leaks are gone.
Advice from the forum guys did it again.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3139 on: July 19, 2013, 11:59:42 PM »
I took my brand new 2013 RE Military out for the first time today. I just ran one of my usual errands to the bank and then rode another 30 miles or so thru the country roads before heading home.  I would have stayed out a lot longer, but the temps here are a tad uncomfortable -- the actual temperature was ~96 F with a heat index of over 105 F.

Once I got home, I pulled out my wrenches (spanners) and had to adjust my shift lever because, as delivered, I didn't have enough room under the lever for my toe to fit properly.  Now it's perfect for me.  ;D
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3140 on: July 20, 2013, 12:51:42 AM »
Glad to hear you are out enjoying your new RE. :)  It only gets better with more miles on it and cooler temperatures.

You didn't mention it but the dealer adjusted my rear brake on my bike while he was first putting it together.  He had set it so it took over an inch of pedal travel to get it to start braking.  A few turns of the hex nut on the end of the rear brake rod fixed it.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3141 on: July 20, 2013, 03:01:18 AM »
Glad you like the new Enfield!
I adjusted my shift lever up.  I lowered the brake pedal, but adjusted it so it activates sooner.  All personal preference and there's plenty of room for that.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3142 on: July 20, 2013, 07:59:46 PM »
That and adjusting how the bars sit, and then the angle of the levers is something that everyone should do right after their first ride on any bike.  Tweak if needed over the next few rides.  Takes minutes and pays dividends in comfort for as long as you own the bike.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3143 on: July 20, 2013, 09:03:39 PM »
Took advantage of a major 10% temperature drop to do some maintenance. Euh, from 33 tot 29C, guess all bits help, but all it did was getting me started... to sweat.

Had a snag after refitting the battery. All electrics test fine (horn, lights, MIL, fuel pump) but when I hit the selfstarter something says pop.
Routine check #1, nothing found. Test: all electrics fine but no MIL.
Routine check #2, nothing found. Test: all electrics fine, MIL and fuel pump come on. Aha, ok, when I hit the selfstarter, something pops and gives off a whiff of smoke. Now we have a location.
The couplers underneath the saddle behind the trafficator relay have nested together. After splitting up the gang and retaping the wires the first test is fine. After remounting battery in its home second test is fine. And so are the follow-ups.
Tried to look up which wires, couplers were involved, but I cannot read the letters on the diagram, boomer.  :'(
I was so proud of the bullet: shorting twice, once with smoke, but no fuse blown! That's my boy.  8)
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3144 on: July 20, 2013, 09:09:15 PM »
I pulled my timing cover and discovered my puking oil problem was caused by a piece of silicone that had blocked 1 of the return passages.  Also discovered that the timing cover gasket holes for the return passages didn't line up and was also restricting the flow.  Blew out all the passages with compressed air and now almost no blow by.  Sweeeeet.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3145 on: July 21, 2013, 02:17:24 AM »
Yay again!  That's a sweet ride too.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3146 on: July 22, 2013, 02:10:13 AM »
Did a nice little ride in the morning, in the afternoon i did some polishing and decided to do a cleaning/re-oil of my K+N cone filter, damn that thing was pretty nasty with 5k miles on it! No dirt roads or anything by me just some back road suburb riding lol. Anyway, glad i did it.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3147 on: July 22, 2013, 07:06:25 AM »
good job. got a K&N in my mx5-very good filters. cleaning is drama free  but from past experience you have to be very careful with the re-oiling process
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3148 on: July 22, 2013, 07:22:33 AM »
loved the ride and the sound of the stock exhaust after it was welded the other day... a bit worried whether the Megaphone will be too loud and kill the great fuel economy...

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3149 on: July 22, 2013, 07:22:47 AM »
loved the ride and the sound of the stock exhaust after it was welded the other day... a bit worried whether the Megaphone will be too loud and kill the great fuel economy...