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Author Topic: 19" wheel conversion for C5  (Read 6242 times)

ScooterBob

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Re: 19" wheel conversion for C5
« Reply #30 on: July 14, 2010, 02:41:43 PM »
Thanks scooterbob, I'll call in. There not responding to my parts Q& A. Thats why I asked you ;) The go to guy.

Thanks for the kudo, man! I appreciate that. As a rider and fellow Enfield fan (some would say "nut job" - but I digress! Haha!  ::)) it's my duty to keep you guys ridin' and smilin' .... no one should have any LESS fun on an Enfield than me!

BTW - Lacing that wheel isn't all that hard if you can count to three ... Hahaha! TRUING it can be a little more difficult - but patience and SMALL adjustments are the key here ... remember that you can't straighten a wheel by adjusting ONE spoke - you gotta do like, half of 'em a little bit to get it right. I've been doing my own wheel building (and everyone else's, too!) for about 30 years and I have learned that a little time, care and attention to detail here will pay off with a wheel that won't need much re-tuning and that will run smooth and true. Best of luck on the project - write back and tell me that it's brilliant once the new baloney skin is on the bike, OK?
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Re: 19" wheel conversion for C5
« Reply #31 on: July 14, 2010, 03:01:05 PM »
What Bob said is true, the truing and getting the wheel round is the tough part. I will certainly keep you updated, with pics to boot.
 Thanks, Dan.
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Re: 19" wheel conversion for C5
« Reply #32 on: July 15, 2010, 01:55:20 AM »
I am glad these Enfields have real spokes to lace!  With the cast aluminum mag wheels and the such there are fewer and fewer wheels to have the opportunity to lace.  In a few years there will only be a few old timers to sit  around and talk about laced wheels.  The youngsters will be lost in the conversation.....
Any other Enfields in New England?

ScooterBob

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Re: 19" wheel conversion for C5
« Reply #33 on: July 15, 2010, 12:29:20 PM »
I am glad these Enfields have real spokes to lace!  With the cast aluminum mag wheels and the such there are fewer and fewer wheels to have the opportunity to lace.  In a few years there will only be a few old timers to sit  around and talk about laced wheels.  The youngsters will be lost in the conversation.....

Building wheels .... gapping points ...... carburettors ....... magnetos ........ mechanical fuel injection ....... straight weight, non-dispersant oils .....  Good GAWD A-Mighty - I must be a mechanical dinosaur! Gimme a comfy chair and beer, will ya? ......  ;D I'll tell you about REAL mechanics .... !
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Re: 19" wheel conversion for C5
« Reply #34 on: July 15, 2010, 12:49:57 PM »
Like I said, not having to adjust valves on a bike that looks like the C5 just seems wrong somehow.  Remember when every toolbox had a points file in it?  I still have one somewhere.

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Re: 19" wheel conversion for C5
« Reply #35 on: July 15, 2010, 02:11:44 PM »
Honey?..... Honey?, didn't I have a bottle of that touch of gray stuff somewhere around here?  STOP! will ya? Your depress'in me.
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Re: 19" wheel conversion for C5
« Reply #36 on: July 15, 2010, 08:59:46 PM »
Like I said, not having to adjust valves on a bike that looks like the C5 just seems wrong somehow.  Remember when every toolbox had a points file in it?  I still have one somewhere.

Scott

Points files .... ignition wrenches ..... sidevalve engines with screwdriver slots in the valve heads to lap them .....

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And you knew who you were then ......
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Mister we could a bike like the Interceptor again ........

Didn't need no Harley State ......
British bikes, they filled they slate .....
Gee, my Royal Enfield's gREat ........
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Re: 19" wheel conversion for C5
« Reply #37 on: July 15, 2010, 09:00:52 PM »
Honey?..... Honey?, didn't I have a bottle of that touch of gray stuff somewhere around here?  STOP! will ya? Your depress'in me.

Depressed? Really?? - I'm PROUD of my "Racing Stripes"! I earned 'em! Hahahaha!  ;)
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Re: 19" wheel conversion for C5
« Reply #38 on: July 15, 2010, 09:09:40 PM »
Depressed? Really?? - I'm PROUD of my "Racing Stripes"! I earned 'em! Hahahaha!  ;)

It's the solar panel and the boat launches that are getting me down. Not the touch of gray.
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Re: 19" wheel conversion for C5
« Reply #39 on: July 15, 2010, 09:22:56 PM »
It's the solar panel and the boat launches that are getting me down. Not the touch of gray.
CJ

Well - You GOTTA grow old ..... you just don't have to grow UP!  ;) That's why we go to RE-unions, get hammere .... er, ah, HAPPY and ride the bus with the sweet hippie chick! Hahahaha!!  ;D
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Re: 19" wheel conversion for C5
« Reply #40 on: July 15, 2010, 09:32:01 PM »
Well - You GOTTA grow old ..... you just don't have to grow UP!  ;) That's why we go to RE-unions, get hammere .... er, ah, HAPPY and ride the bus with the sweet hippie chick! Hahahaha!!  ;D

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Re: 19" wheel conversion for C5
« Reply #41 on: July 15, 2010, 10:17:40 PM »
Hell, gray ain't bad just wait till it all falls out. :o
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Re: 19" wheel conversion for C5
« Reply #42 on: July 15, 2010, 11:39:45 PM »
Hell, gray ain't bad just wait till it all falls out. :o

THAT'S why I've not been on the inside of a tonsorial emporium for eight years ..... I'm enjoying it whilst I HAVE it!! Hahahaha!!  ;)
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Re: 19" wheel conversion for C5
« Reply #43 on: July 16, 2010, 12:29:07 AM »
I bought a cheap pair of clippers and put those guys out of business! I peel it like an onion once a month and I'm good to go. ;D
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Re: 19" wheel conversion for C5
« Reply #44 on: July 16, 2010, 01:14:54 AM »
Wasn't this thread about wheels at some point?  I get lost...