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Author Topic: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?  (Read 176153 times)

Ducati Scotty

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3720 on: November 25, 2013, 09:40:58 PM »
When I was a kid in the 80s I remember people still going for the mirror polish on most manifolds and heads.  I remember reading an article in some hot rod mag about roughing up certain spots for better results.  I guess that may have been the turning point for the mainstream hot rodders.  I suppose most of the benefit from the old port and polish jobs came from the porting, and that outweighed whatever harm was done by the polishing.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3721 on: November 25, 2013, 10:48:44 PM »
Admitted that winter is officially here and took the bike in to Marty for winter storage. :(
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3722 on: November 25, 2013, 11:40:48 PM »
Almost in the same boat.  The rain has gone, replaced with a sunny cold.  I was planning to ride in despite that, until I saw the current temp was 27F.  That's a bit too cold.  Luckily in Portland, OR the winter is mild enough that I don't bother winterizing any more.  We seem to get a few sunny days here and there and I can sneak out for a short ride.  But we're definitely into the lower mileage months, no doubt about that.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3723 on: November 26, 2013, 10:32:42 AM »
....... I asked her to marry me, which she agreed........

Wow, those nightmares can be pretty disturbing !
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3724 on: November 26, 2013, 10:38:27 AM »
Wow, those nightmares can be pretty disturbing !

Yeah!
Half nightmare half dream come true!
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3725 on: November 26, 2013, 01:32:17 PM »
Holy Crap I'm Stoked!

So as many of you know I've been trying to hit The Ton all year long only to achieve a best top speed of 92mph.  Well last night I was sitting in the garage smoking and staring at the Blackhawk when I thought "I wonder what size front sprocket I actually have on this thing".  Low and behold, this summa-bitch only has an 18 tooth sprocket on it!   :o  I haven't been running out of fuel, I've been running out of motor!  This is fantastic news, as the Blackhawk is laying down gobs of torque and I can fit a 21 or 22 tooth sprocket up front which will dramatically change the characteristics of the torque curve and and RPM range.  Looks like I need to balance my checkbook.   ;D

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3726 on: November 26, 2013, 06:21:32 PM »
Your bike should be able to easily do the ton with proper fearing. 20T should do the job for you. Are the 500 sprockets the  same?
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3727 on: November 27, 2013, 02:53:35 AM »
Had an idea today.  My Chief has 16" wheels and would naturally have to have a taller counter shaft sprocket, so I dug into my crate of parts to have a look.  Good news is that it's a 20 tooth sprocket!  Bad news is someone was running a stretched chain on the bike and the teeth are now curved and distorted.  Worthless.     :(

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3728 on: December 03, 2013, 10:09:11 PM »
Cold, Wet, with Fog here in the North Georgia Mountains today. I was only able to walk by my G5 Deluxe, Love & Admire it, getting to my 01 Miata for an errand in town. I was toasty, comfortable & enjoyed the drive, but wished I was on the R.E. none the less.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3729 on: December 03, 2013, 11:12:13 PM »
Upper forties here (6°C), but clear sky, dry 'n sunny, healthy air. Joy to be out. Made for a glorious sunset too.   8)
Although in the west of the country heavy fog caused a mass pile up (150 cars).
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3730 on: December 04, 2013, 04:52:26 AM »
Dreamt the whole 1200 miles from San Diego that I was on my RE.
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 #3731 on: December 04, 2013, 11:42:56 AM »
Dreamt the whole 1200 miles from San Diego that I was on my RE.

Dreamt I HAD an RE

I can get it midnext year.
That's like forever away
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3732 on: December 04, 2013, 12:11:01 PM »
All I did was to attach the Battery Tender and to put the motorcycle cover on it.


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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3733 on: December 05, 2013, 05:04:03 AM »
Didn't do anything to it today....I sold it two days ago. Now I'm waiting on the Continental GT
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3734 on: December 05, 2013, 04:42:00 PM »
I'm setting up a small workshop - got my TIG welder (very basic); the argon gas will be delivered tomorrow - invested in a number of tools and I'm busy with my first café racer project (not RE) - damned it is expensive to buy a lathe and milling machine and a bike lift - these may have to wait - any suggestions about the latter 3?