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Author Topic: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?  (Read 180784 times)

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3300 on: August 29, 2013, 01:34:26 AM »
Beats me. Something to do with the neighbors.
Got it, and liked what you did with my mirrors.  ;D
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3301 on: August 29, 2013, 05:17:46 AM »
1)  Mounted a Mikuni TM32 and Ace Canister.  Set the air screw at 1.5 turns and she took about 6 or 7 kicks to find where the idle screw should be before it started and idled.  Tuning tomorrow if it's not raining.
2)  Replaced the OEM Taillight with a Ford Model A LED Taillight.
http://www.speedwaymotors.com/1928-1931-Ford-Model-A-LED-Tail-Light,23473.html
Doesn't deflect the Ammeter needle at idle with the brakes on and is much brighter than the LED replacement bulbs.  It looks like it belongs though it's stainless and not Mil Green, but we can fix that later.  Required drilling two mounting holes and ovaling the existing hole to fit, but that's covered by the light.
Covering holes and OD paint to come.
The flash in the garage kind of drowned out the Running Light, but it is brighter than an 1157.  The Brake Light is very bright even over the flash and very visible at an angle, which some have mentioned is a problem with other LED lights.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3302 on: August 29, 2013, 02:05:30 PM »
New rear brake shoes. 

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3303 on: August 29, 2013, 02:17:16 PM »
New rear brake shoes. 

Scott

Cool! How many miles on the bike? Were the rear shoes considerably worn out?
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3304 on: August 29, 2013, 04:19:56 PM »
Lamented the loss of mine! Noticed that it is still on Craigs List. The price is coming down!
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3305 on: August 29, 2013, 05:18:55 PM »
Cool! How many miles on the bike? Were the rear shoes considerably worn out?

Just under 13k.  They weren't really that bad, I'm betting I could have easily done another 4-5k.  When I did the chain I remember they were worn so I ordered some new shoes.  Somehow I mis-remembered them being paper thin so opened it up.  I could have left them in for a while but since it was already open I just swapped them for new.  Getting the return springs off and on is a total PITA!

After the brakes were in I spent the day looking at motorcycles at the local shops.  I looked at the Bonnies and the the MGs.  The V7 Racer isn't really pretty comfortable to sit on, not that aggressive.  The Thruxton certainly is way more so.  I like the MG better but the dealer support here for Triumph is much better and has been here much longer.  The same dealer used to carry both but dropped MG at the end of last year.  They could not get parts for their customers in a timely fashion and they were not willing to make them suffer.  My friend who has one was off the road for 5-6 months last year waiting for a part.  The guy carrying teh MGs now is a former tech from the Triumph shop and a really nice guy. 

The Stone and the Bonnie are really the only two bikes on the market I like right now.  Tough call between them.

My wife told me to just buy an old bike and start working to cafe it.  God bless her :D

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3306 on: August 29, 2013, 06:03:29 PM »
Lamented the loss of mine! Noticed that it is still on Craigs List. The price is coming down!
Bare
Hey Bare, I saw it on Craigs List, would you consider buying it back for the right price.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3307 on: August 29, 2013, 06:13:50 PM »
You could always say, "Yeah that price sounds reasonable."  Then when you get there to look at it, "What?  Salvage title?  On, no way I could pay that on a salvage title!" ;)

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3308 on: August 29, 2013, 06:40:02 PM »
Test rode the new TM32 with Ace Canister.  Tooled around the back twisted roads to National Harbor.  Putted around a bit to watch skirts then out on Indianhead Highway for a bit.  I pre-jetted based on what others have listed expecting to go up or down one with the main and needle.   I hit it right he first time!
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Got it to run last night.  This morning I gave it a priming kick-through with the choke on.  Then turned the choke off and she started first kick @ 82F.  May need to go richer later in the fall, but we'll wait and see.
Thanks everyone for posting your angst and tribulations.  This was easy.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3309 on: August 29, 2013, 09:13:24 PM »
If I'd wanted it back and had to get the salvage title, I could've bought it back for $900.
I didn't want the salvage title. Apparently no one else does, either!
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3310 on: August 29, 2013, 09:47:59 PM »
A cool wave went thru here so I got off my duff and went out and replaced my front brake pads.
The old pads were in better shape than I thought they would be at 11,000 miles but it's nice knowing I won't need to replace them again for a few years. :)
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3311 on: August 30, 2013, 01:03:40 PM »
The speedometer needle had been kind of twitchy for some time, I had removed the inner cable, cleaned/lubricated it with white grease, axle grease, WD40, tried all kinds of lube, still twitchy.  Finally called Nfield  Gear, and ordered the new cable, the cable and housing arrived within 5 days.  Replaced the cable and housing using Singh's youtube video.  All is well.  The cable replacement is a very straight forward repair but its is really reassuring to watch a video.  There are a couple of helpful tips on there about routing the cable that I might not have thought of.

Thanks Tim @ Nfield Gear and Singh!!   ;) ;)
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3312 on: August 30, 2013, 01:24:13 PM »
Just under 13k.  They weren't really that bad, I'm betting I could have easily done another 4-5k.  When I did the chain I remember they were worn so I ordered some new shoes.  Somehow I mis-remembered them being paper thin so opened it up.  I could have left them in for a while but since it was already open I just swapped them for new.  Getting the return springs off and on is a total PITA!

Ah, thanks! That's quite reassuring and yes those shoes do appear quite thin. When I had the rear tyre off, I lubed the brake cams..and for the first time saw how a drum brake system works. It is so straight-forward..makes you think how this simple brake system played a major role in early automobiles/motorcycles and even till recent times. Thankfully, the brake shoes on mine still have a lot left in them..as you said, messing with the springs must be one hell of a workout.

My wife told me to just buy an old bike and start working to cafe it.  God bless her :D
Scott

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3313 on: August 30, 2013, 01:35:56 PM »
Pulled the transmission cover off to try and see why it's been shifting kind of crappy.  Looks like the whole ratchet system is just getting old and sloppy.  I took a hammer and tried to smash the assembly pins down a bit, it helped, but there's still some slop.  Put it back together and warmed up the bike and went for a short ride.  It was shifting better, I definitely didn't feel as much slop in the shifter.  So as I turn around in this parking lot off of the road, I decided I needed to see how the bike was going to react to a full out beating.  It was 10pm and there wasn't hardly any traffic, so I figured it was a good of time as any.  I pulled out of the lot into the merger lane, checked to make sure there weren't any lights coming up or down the road.  Staged the bike at about 3500 RPMs, visualized an imaginary light in head changing and gave the bike it's 1st official launch.  It felt real good and solid and hooked up almost immediately!  (I was having clutch issues earlier as the scissor mechanism was out of adjustment).  A couple more practice launches over the next couple days and I think I'll be ready for the drag strip Wednesday night!

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3314 on: August 30, 2013, 01:55:25 PM »
Pulled the transmission cover off to try and see why it's been shifting kind of crappy.  Looks like the whole ratchet system is just getting old and sloppy.  I took a hammer and tried to smash the assembly pins down a bit, it helped, but there's still some slop.  Put it back together and warmed up the bike and went for a short ride.  It was shifting better, I definitely didn't feel as much slop in the shifter.  So as I turn around in this parking lot off of the road, I decided I needed to see how the bike was going to react to a full out beating.  It was 10pm and there wasn't hardly any traffic, so I figured it was a good of time as any.  I pulled out of the lot into the merger lane, checked to make sure there weren't any lights coming up or down the road.  Staged the bike at about 3500 RPMs, visualized an imaginary light in head changing and gave the bike it's 1st official launch.  It felt real good and solid and hooked up almost immediately!  (I was having clutch issues earlier as the scissor mechanism was out of adjustment).  A couple more practice launches over the next couple days and I think I'll be ready for the drag strip Wednesday night!

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