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Bullet Classic Models / Re: Hot Bullet
« Last post by Bullet Whisperer on Today at 04:58:16 PM »
Thanks again, Ace.
 One point which might need attention [or maybe not] for the consideration of fitting this rocker system is that the 350 head is shallower, by one fin I think, than the 500 and has shorter valves as well. This is probably because of the larger and deeper hemisphere on the 500, I suppose and hence the longer pushrods on the 500. That said, the Samrats fit all of them, so perhaps the same will go for your rockers, too.
 B.W.
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Bullet Classic Models / Re: engine mods
« Last post by ace.cafe on Today at 04:56:21 PM »
ACE...I purchased 2 alloy cylinders...I initially got the 535cc alloy that needed a liner thru Hitchcocks really CHEAP...Justin strongly suggested just chalking it up to over enthusiasm...and suck it up and get a good unchecked 500cc alloy cylinder which I did...and that is what I am planning to use...sorry I did not specify. ;)

Oh, well it's VERY good that you are using the alloy cylinder.
I'm happy to hear that!
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Bullet with the UCE engine / Re: I Hate Cagers!
« Last post by ace.cafe on Today at 04:48:08 PM »
My personal thought is that the amount of training is not the problem.
Sure, training would be great, but the affliction is just gross abject lack of concern or attention to anything other than their own immediate desires.
This would not be overcome by driver training. This is a personality disorder. I have read that more than 75% of the public is currently on SSRI drugs for psychological disorders. This population is in a bad way. No disrespect for SSRI users intended. It just seems like an indicator of a troubled population, when I read something like that.
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Bullet Classic Models / Re: engine mods
« Last post by mustangdave on Today at 04:47:58 PM »
ACE...I purchased 2 alloy cylinders...I initially got the 535cc alloy that needed a liner thru Hitchcocks really CHEAP...Justin strongly suggested just chalking it up to over enthusiasm...and suck it up and get a good unchecked 500cc alloy cylinder which I did...and that is what I am planning to use...sorry I did not specify. ;)
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Bullet with the UCE engine / Re: I Hate Cagers!
« Last post by Ducati Scotty on Today at 04:36:39 PM »
i am of the firm belief everyone's first mode of personal transportation should be a motorcycle. that way the person becomes aware of what all motorcyclists should be aware of, and it weeds out the people who should stick to bicycles or shank's mare.

Much of Europe is like this.  You have to start on a 50cc something, then you get cleared for bigger stuff as you gain experience.  I think you can start in a car, but at a later age.  Don't know many people willing to wait. ;)  It does make for better drivers. 

In the US, one lap around the block, a parallel park, and a three point turn and you're licensed for the freeway at 75mph.  How does that make sense?

Scott
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Tech Tips / Re: B5 Saddle Bag Mounting
« Last post by azcatfan on Today at 03:37:08 PM »
The B5 UCE is more or less the same body and sub-frame as the older Iron Barrel, right?  If so you could try something like I did.  Less than $5 at a hardware store...

http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/forum/index.php/topic,17969.0.html
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Bullet with the UCE engine / Re: Engine Break in
« Last post by barenekd on Today at 03:12:13 PM »
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They are a bit "rough" when new, and need many miles of "wear in" before the clearances are close to right. The first 600 miles on mine took forever, I was constantly varying the throttle, and stopping to let it cool off. It now has over 1300 miles on it, and I'm riding it faster and longer, but I'm not going to consider it fully broken in until it reaches 2000 miles. Even then I do not plan to exceed 60 mph with it. I may be being a bit overly cautious, but I really have no need to go any faster.

What you say as true of the iron barrels. However, the UCE cylinders are very good, built with modern technology and machines. They should really take any more breakin than the Japanese or English stuff.
you guys have heard it from me before, and even Kevin posted an item awhile back on UCE break-in procedure.
First of all, let it be known that the break-in procedure posted in the manual is pure crap!  That breakin was probably taken from the original 1955 owners manual and never updated. The speeds are ridiculous, and if followed, you would never get into fifth gear without lugging it.
To break these bikes in, limit the throttle to 1/2 throttle Put a mark on your throttle case to sow you where half throttle is and don't exceed that for the first 300 miles. The bike will have adequate acceleration for most traffic situations, there are some situations, no amount of throttle on these bikes is going to be adequate. After that just start increasing the throttle as the miles climb up. An occasional full throttle blast isn't going to hurt in, but no need to go to redline. Changing RPM is important, don't keep a steady throttle or speed for any great length of time, It's the on and off throttle times where you are really seating the rings.
Basically just ride it like you'd want some else to ride it! Change the oil and filter at 300 and around 1000 miles.
The bike will give you great service!
Bare
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Bullet with the UCE engine / Re: False neutral?
« Last post by barenekd on Today at 02:37:40 PM »
Very common with new bikes. Be careful though about shifting hard. That will cause missed shifts, too You actually spin the shifter plate past the gear you selected into a false neutral between the next two gears. Just shift deliberately without overexerting anything. The shifting does get better, but it does take time. One thousand miles and thing start looking up.
And don't stomp on the gear lever. That can bend the fork at the end of the shifter shaft and cause the gearbox to hang up, usually in first. To help avoid that and improve the shifting, check the end play on the shifter shaft. just grab the lever and see how much you can pull it in and out. If it's an eighth of an inch or so, put some 3/4" washers behind the shift lever. You don't want it tight, leave about a 1/16" of play in the shaft.
Bare
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Bullet with the UCE engine / Re: I Hate Cagers!
« Last post by rvcycleguy on Today at 02:35:09 PM »
I had to call the police on a road rage driver this morning.  He purposely forced me to the curb and with his window down yelled obcenities, threatened to assault me.  After I stopped and got off the bike while pinned to the curb, he tries to swing at me across the bike several times.  Other drivers stopped and came to my assistance.  He sped off and we reported his plate number.  Turned out, it was company truck and leased.  LEO said they would kick it up to investigations and probably no harm no foul.  Not phyiscally hurt, just an emotional nightmare. 

It was another driver who started the rage, Mercedes that cut in front of him at the exit ramp.  Mercedes was behind me at that point.  When we got to the light to turn right, the truck tried to pass the car and encountered me in his path which then set in motion his rage on me. 
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Bullet with the UCE engine / Re: I Hate Cagers!
« Last post by no bs on Today at 02:26:54 PM »
i am of the firm belief everyone's first mode of personal transportation should be a motorcycle. that way the person becomes aware of what all motorcyclists should be aware of, and it weeds out the people who should stick to bicycles or shank's mare.
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