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Author Topic: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?  (Read 180852 times)

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3645 on: November 14, 2013, 12:58:13 AM »
+2  :D
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3646 on: November 14, 2013, 05:19:12 AM »
I actually started on this last night but just finished up tonight.  I finally removed the failing, and eventually completely failed, fork shroud/headlight mount and replaced it with some custom billet CNC machined aluminum headlight brackets.  The right fork tube came undone no problem but the left tube was completely seized.  I fought with it last night for a good hour before I gave up and put some Liquid Wrench on it over night.  Today I bought a 1/2" drive 1/2" hex socket from the Snap On guy (I love working in a shop again  ;D ).  Got home and cut off the remaining piece of the upper shroud and then used it as a heat shield as I held the torch on the joint for 5 minutes or so until it had been smoking for at least a good 2 minutes.  Put the breaker on it and it finally broke loose.  I also borrowed the 1/2" drive cordless impact from work which really sped up the job.  I saved so much time I decided to go ahead and change the fork oil again while I had everything tore apart.  Now tomorrow I can to ride to work and enjoy and the unseasonably warm weather were having right now.   :D





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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3647 on: November 14, 2013, 07:41:31 AM »
.....replaced it with some custom billet CNC machined aluminum headlight brackets. ..............

looks nice !
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3648 on: November 14, 2013, 11:32:17 AM »
Well done.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3649 on: November 14, 2013, 03:23:01 PM »
Nice work Scottie,

Should be good for another 50 years.   :)

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3650 on: November 14, 2013, 03:37:35 PM »
  Looks good Scottie.  I think those brackets would look cool in black as well.  Pull it in with your tins and all.....
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3651 on: November 14, 2013, 04:00:44 PM »
I was actually thinking of painting the forth tubes in that portion black.  Hadn't thought of painting them.  If anything I may sand and polish them.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3652 on: November 14, 2013, 04:03:02 PM »
I don't knw, they look a little Harleyish to me  :P  ;D
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3653 on: November 14, 2013, 04:21:38 PM »
I don't knw, they look a little Harleyish to me  :P  ;D

Jerk.   JK   ;)

Here's a better pic I just took.



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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3654 on: November 14, 2013, 05:06:49 PM »
Ha ha ha.  They look good or I wouldn't comment.
I don't think you'd go wrong paint or polish.  Tough call on that.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3655 on: November 14, 2013, 05:35:48 PM »
They look way too modern for the bike and yet still look really good.  I agree though that paint or polish would make them even better.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3656 on: November 14, 2013, 05:52:18 PM »
I'm seriously thinking of painting them now........

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3657 on: November 14, 2013, 06:01:31 PM »
I'm seriously thinking of painting them now........

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    They DO look good now Scottie.  My thought was just that it might be a nice contrast.... with the black in between the chrome of the headlight and the chrome of the fork legs. And match the tins at the same time... Just a thought, I wouldn't go crazy over it.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3658 on: November 14, 2013, 07:18:08 PM »
I'd paint them black and move them up a bit, but it's your bike and what makes you happy is all that matters.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #3659 on: November 14, 2013, 07:32:12 PM »
Second picture is adorable. Bike on superjuice...  8) 8)
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