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Vintage Royal Enfield/Indian / Re: Trail Blazer
« Last post by da punds on Today at 09:40:01 AM »
Dapunds,
At one point you had mentioned that you were considering a carb-to-EFI conversion. Did you finally get around to that project?
Hi so far I have only played around in the workshop with the kit, I have had the bike running but have not had sufficient time to de-bug all the issues. Now I am thinking of using the kit on one of the Trailblazer engines, the main reason being that the units seem to work better with more than one cylinder.
The Fireball now runs very well with the Mikuni, and I seem to have dialled out most of the issues, so I don't want to change something that is working.
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Bullet with the UCE engine / Re: c5 chain life
« Last post by Jonno on Today at 09:39:28 AM »
My chain took out my rear sprocket at about 18,000 kms. It was so stiff it refused to bend, and took out about 16 teeth.  :(  The photo attached tries to show how the chain attempts to keep its bend after coming off the sprocket. It did this in about 10 places.
I had oiled it every 300kms or so, and regularly serviced the bike as per schedule. (2012 C5)

Yes.  Some RE chains do very well but many fail early despite good maintenance.  When they fail they often damage the sprockets.  That becomes expensive and involved to fix.  I think it's worthwhile to just out a good chain on right away and avoid the potential problems, cheap insurance.

Scott
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Bullet Iron Barrel / Re: Drilling the damper rods?
« Last post by potboiler on Today at 09:34:53 AM »
Thank you for your advice. I do have the lighter progressive fork springs from Hitchcocks but still feel that the fork compression is over-damped. I might experiment with the drillings ( new damper rods are cheap from India!).
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I devoted my time to paint the hubs blacks because that color gray in my opinion does not suit the style of the bike:










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Bullet with the UCE engine / Re: c5 chain life
« Last post by caricabasso on Today at 07:31:58 AM »
I traveled with my B5 31,000 kilometers before changing.
At this time the motorcycle has traveled 39,000 km and the new chain has been recorded only once and is slightly elongated.
These are the conditions of the sprocket to 39,000 kilometers during a check the brake shoes.

I always put grease on the chain every 400-500 km and more often in case of rain.
Every 2000 km I remove the chain and clean it with kerosene.
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Bullet with the UCE engine / Re: Deceleration Rattle Classic 350
« Last post by Mr.Mazza on Today at 06:51:25 AM »
My keys rattled a lot, might be that.
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Campfire Talk / All I want for christmas
« Last post by Decker on Today at 06:12:31 AM »
 :D aside from a new solo seat, a rear carrier and some better mirrors is this tiny item. Not asking for too much you think.
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Bullet with the UCE engine / Re: c5 chain life
« Last post by Ducati Scotty on Today at 05:23:31 AM »
Yes.  Some RE chains do very well but many fail early despite good maintenance.  When they fail they often damage the sprockets.  That becomes expensive and involved to fix.  I think it's worthwhile to just out a good chain on right away and avoid the potential problems, cheap insurance.

Scott
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Bullet with the UCE engine / c5 chain life
« Last post by jackedoz on Today at 05:15:49 AM »
I own a c5 2012 military model its got 9000km on the clock and ive recently updated with a goldstar silencer &header pipe k&n airfilter and power commander v .Just wandering if i should update chain ??



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Bullet with the UCE engine / Re: Deceleration Rattle Classic 350
« Last post by Arizoni on Today at 04:47:33 AM »
I didn't hear anything unusual but I don't know exactly what sound to be listening for. :(

Rattles usually come from something loose so use a wrench to check the tightness of the bolts that hold the fenders , the fuel tank, the engine mounts, the headlight rim, the chain guard the "head steady" (brace connecting the cylinder head to the rear fuel tank bolt) or any other thing that is metallic.

Loose tools in the side box(es) also can create a clatter.
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