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!