I just bought a 2000 W650.
Quote from: hutch on August 18, 2007, 10:04:47 AM I just bought a 2000 W650. The Royal Enfield/W650 combo seems to be popular duo. I have a 2001 Dubya that had 1732 miles on it when I got it. It is my ride when I travel longer distances with other people. If I'm alone or with someone that isn't in a hurry it's the REB (Royal Enfiled Bullet). Any other REB/Dubya owners out there?
Leonard, how do you like the W650. I Have never rode one, only window shopped in 2000. I have rode a lot of different bikes in 40+ years. It seems it would be about the same as a original stock 60-70's Triumph, but slightly heavier. Over the years I have also heard all different mpg reports. What are your likes and dislikes? Once I get mine I will be able to compare your answers with my experience. Hutch Luoma, I know what you mean. I have to run up town and get pack of smokes and I would love to take the Bullet, but I won't get my pushrod adjuster until next week(I hope), so its take the 550 lb.120 hp bike. I would rather ride the RE. It's only been a week it's been down and I think I am going through withdrawls. That never happened with any of the other bikes I have ever owned in 40yrs. Hutch
pushrod adjuster?er. I used my fingers and 3 wrenches.. and am going to make something so I only have to use two
I'm still getting the hang of it, but I'm getting better at trusting the feel of it. The book says to remove the tappet covers from the top of the motor, but never says why, since the adjusting is done at the side.
Tried that. Didn't work. The valves were so noisy it almost deafened me. After talking to my dealer, and making a call to CMW, I was advised to adjust by feel just like the older REs. That seems to work better for me. I also found out that I could make the valves quieter by adjusting a bit snug, but it didn't run as well. I'm learning what the right amount of valve noise is. I guess a happy RE is supposed to chatter a bit.
I cheat, I hold the bottom 13mm wrench with my foot against the motor, and use my left hand and 13mm wrench to turn pushrod to make it longer or shorter for proper tightness, then lock it down with the 10mm in my right hand.
QuoteI cheat, I hold the bottom 13mm wrench with my foot against the motor, and use my left hand and 13mm wrench to turn pushrod to make it longer or shorter for proper tightness, then lock it down with the 10mm in my right hand.hmmmm_____ motorcycle aerobics