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Author Topic: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?  (Read 188190 times)

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3150 on: July 22, 2013, 12:06:28 PM »
If the megaphone is too loud you can always pull out the baffle and wrap in fiberglass muffler packing and attach it with some bailing wire.  Basically same process as repacking a 2 stroke muffler.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3151 on: July 22, 2013, 01:10:18 PM »
Good to know Scottie thanks. Also saw a sweet military RE , with its engine painted green. Was an old one refurbed

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3152 on: July 23, 2013, 06:04:46 PM »
There are many options for aftermarket brake light flashers/modulators that I like.  In order not to detract from my RE's stock OD green military look, I installed this "Back Off" unit which I hid within the brake light housing.  Nothing fancy; all it does is cause the stock brake light to flash 4 times followed by a long flash and repeat as long as the front and/or rear brake is activated.

I also readjusted my shift lever to a lower position because I raised it too much a couple of days ago.



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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3153 on: July 23, 2013, 09:43:39 PM »
Adjusted the tappets.  Also found two of the rocker nuts loose.  Runs well and is quiet.  Not tight quiet, but nice quiet. 
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3154 on: July 24, 2013, 04:16:57 AM »
Put on the license plate, bought and installed the chrome luggage rack, switched to a NKG plug as the bike was having random intermittent hard starting, and ordered a pair of shinko 705 dual sport tires as the speedmasters give me the heebie-jeebies in the corners.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3155 on: July 24, 2013, 04:27:29 AM »
.............ordered a pair of shinko 705 dual sport tires ........

+1  I like the 705's   though K70's actually corner better ....
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3156 on: July 24, 2013, 08:00:23 AM »
thanks scotty. well today i wrestled crocodile...

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3157 on: July 25, 2013, 05:15:46 AM »
No start.  She ran fine yesterday, I think.  Break down and use ES and still no start.  Checked for spark.  Checked for fuel flow.  Checked for gas on the plug and it was dry.  Cleaned the jets.  Got it together and no start.  Checked the pushrods.  Intake is stuck up and adjuster is screwed all the way up.  Pulled the rocker cover and the intake rod jumped off and got stuck between the rocker and the head.
Funny thing is the jam nut is tight, but the adjuster had screwed itself up into the rod shortening the setup.  Made adjustments and she cranked right over, very quiet.  I'll pull the tappet cover and check every couple hundred miles now.  Maybe double locknuts or a lockwasher if I find it shortening again.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3158 on: July 25, 2013, 03:08:59 PM »
+1  I like the 705's   though K70's actually corner better ....

I haven't ridden on K70s but I can scrape the foot pegs with the 705s and never lose any traction.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3159 on: July 26, 2013, 12:49:49 AM »
Today, I replaced my 30-day temporary tag with the permanent metal tag (to be renewed in 2 years).

Tomorrow, I plan to replace my OEM horn with a WOLO Bad Boy horn.  Although I probably didn't need it, I also purchased a horn wiring harness that includes an in-line fuse and the proper relay.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3160 on: July 26, 2013, 06:30:11 AM »
Please let us know if the Wolo horn is all that.  I'm contemplating doing something about the anemic beep.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3161 on: July 26, 2013, 08:16:22 AM »
 A lot accomplished today Re wise. Found another aluminum can to cover my muffler/header connection. ..on way home from job saw a shop that made me salivate. An old British bike store with second hand parts a block big. Did a u turn on busy ass road to look. Shocks, RE bits, wheels, tyres, mufflers, heads, pistons everything. It's a bloody warehouse full of bits. I scored a couple of metzler tyres, second hand but in great condition for 130 for the pair. Whacked me on back of bike and headed home chuffed. Before getting home went to a muffler place and we sussed out my muffler connection problem. The 2 connections were same diameter. I nicked a flag holder from a real estate sign that they use at auctions. The house sold and the agent just had the sign up. He's an ass anyway and I need that exact diameter pipe. Nice tight virginal fit into the muffler. Welded other end onto header. Clamp to be purchased tomorrow. No more gaps. Exhaust tape to follow to cover the ugly weld mark, but I'm stoked.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3162 on: July 26, 2013, 09:44:20 AM »
i knew those flags would be good for something lol
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3163 on: July 26, 2013, 10:57:57 AM »
When you come to Sydney next be sure to check out this shop. They even had old metal box panniers . Some really cool stuff in there. Parramatta rd/Frederick st intersection. My new home for stuff. They sell hagons and have a lot of shocks, seats everything.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3164 on: July 26, 2013, 10:59:48 AM »
Please let us know if the Wolo horn is all that.  I'm contemplating doing something about the anemic beep.
I always replace my stock "meep....meep" bike horns with aftermarket airhorns -- either Steibel Nautilus or Wolo.  Their sounds are almost identical and offer a significant improvement over OEM.  I personally consider this replacement a real necessity -- not an option. 
I bought my Wolo horn and universal horn wiring kit for less than $60 from Amazon.
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