r80rt, did the Electra muffler fit right on? It doesn't mention being a fit for the C5/G5 but I could see where it would be fine. As long as the pipe is the same diameter and the hanger bracket is in the same spot what's not to fit? Oh, and it looks a little shorter than the EFI silencer.I have to say, I kinda like the look of the stock bazooka. It reminds me of either an old model or old picture of a bike I saw with a huge, long muffler. I also like the cat, green is good, but I wouldn't be opposed to it growling a little more.Scott
At least you'd get a happy ending
Wow, dont pay $90 to get it installed. Its very easy, assuming it was actually made for the bike, not like the megaphone I got from nfield. I have the EFI and it required minor modification to fit (which in my experience is normal for RE parts).
It looks to me that r80rt's muffler is very period correct. I was looking at some old RE pics and came across this 1956 Clipper.http://www.royal-enfield.net/old_bullets/1940-1959/1956_250_Clipper.jpgLooks like a C5 to me.
BIG BONUS today was meeting Eamon (in Seattle) and his Electra-X riding brother (my old brain thinks his name is Kevin, but I could be wrong ... sorry). Eamon had his iron barrel there, too. I wish I had my camera to capture a Three-Gen photo. Next time for sure!
Dang, I missed this earlier. It was great meeting you as well! Hopefully we can get some Enfields together again before too long. It was fun seeing my iron barrel Deluxe, Kevin's AVL Electra, and your C5 all in a row. Kind of like a family portrait!Eamonps - maybe we'll see you at Backfire one of these days? Actually, i think this month's one is tonight!
Dang, sorry I didn't know about the meeting (in Ballard, right?). I'll get on their mail list or find out when the events are. Dry cool weather tonight would have been a fun but short run. I put some Klotz synth oil in on Sunday (bought it from Nfieldgear) and a new filter (said Purolator on the end of it, it did). Looking forward to the new muffler.
After a great sunny day 70-mile ride today on my C5, I stopped at the Seattle dealer and ordered the upswept muffler. I like the sound and the looks. Any advice for a "fool" proof install will be appreciated! FWIW,Royal Enfield Seattle (aka Ducati Seattle) is now an island of sorts since the city started a 3-year project to alleviate traffic woes from the I-5 freeway to the Seattle Center (think Space Needle). There's also sewer work to, in part, pave the way for the new Google and Microsoft buildings there. The only way to the shop is in the back alley after going by a street closed sign and then into their garage down the ramp. It was a ghost town there yesterday and today.
If there´s an air leak you should tighten the bolts. Carefully and evenly left and right. Before you do that, however, it´s probably a good idea to drive a couple of kilometers to allow the parts wobbling together to avoid restraint.Unfortunately the photo doesn´t allow a statement about the correct angle, but usually the gasket is flexible enough to forgive smaller inaccuracies.The silencer looks nice btw!
Quinn,The brass screw is an air by-pass screw and is the only way to adjust the idle. You can loosen the clamps on the throttle body and rotate to access, and adjust with engine running, but easy enough to leave it in place and use a long or angled screwdriver. Clockwise to decrease idle speed - one quarter turn will reduce by about 200rpm. "Do NOT adjust the throttle stop screw on the side of the throttle body unless you are using the factory software to calibrate the base throttle opening."This from the workshop manual.Electronics & injectors is all just magic to me.....
Where is the idle adjustment screw? I need to lower the idle. Thanks.
Prof:I had made a short video several months back on idle adjustment - it is on youtube. Never mind the title (which says TPS on it, but as Will has written it is only an air by-pass screw).The brass screw can be rotated with a LONG flat screw driver - without the need of an angled screw driver. Keeping the idle on the high side has some benefits. Do you have a tachometer ? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w51XKoubABI
Oh yeah, that is perfect! THANK YOU!! Where can I get a portable tachometer? What does it plug into (besides being grounded on the fins)? It's time to spend more $ on the C5.
"....It seems to have more acceleration now than before with the stock torpedo. ...."It'll cruise along more happily at higher speeds too.
The tech said that this C5 has more power than the others in the shop. 800 miles probably makes a big difference from the demo unit with 200.
I suspect the only reason not to fit a more free flow pipe from the start is not in the engine but the rider. Throaty exhaust notes make it harder to stick to a conservative break in schedule Scott