I am thinking they are going to become 20 MM ammo cans.
Maybe if you could cut the fender and put a hinge on it like old school Harleys and such.
There used to be vintage style trials type tires available for the 19" rims but everyone who carries them are out of stock so I'm wondering if they're a thing of the past.
I'm thinking I want to set up the carb to be running properly with the needle at lowest notch/richest setting here in Phoenix (900 ft I believe)....so that as i go uphill, all I have to do is lean out the needle. Yeah?
You should drop the mainjet size 1 size for every ca.3500 ft altitude change. The stock jets really get way overrich above 5000'Lost a race at 7000 ft once just for being lazy!Bare
i have had good results with an inder trailer. had a hitch made for my triumph. ( abour 5 inches longer than the enfield hitch it came with) and took it from wis to BC. washington and oregon5518 miles. at one point a small wobble that that a thin little shim fixed was the only problem.my triumph with the inder is my long distance ride now .
Oh yeah....and a pic for Chumma if he ever comes to look here. He sold me this some time ago to help keep me cool out here in the desert, and asked how it turned out.I neglected to ever send him a photo....but here's an oil cooler. Soon to be replaced with his screw on filter kit.There you go man.
If that tank will fit a bullet i am interested. PM SENT.
Milk, so you sold the Buddy? They are neat little machines. I live in Philadelphia and Buddies are the most popular scooters here. I talked to about a half a dozen owners of 50' s and 125's and they had not a bad thing to say about them. They seem very durable. Hope to get a 125 eventually for my wife . Of course I'll have to "borrow" it from time to time. Again, good luck with the project and please keep posting. Enjoy that $1300. cochi
Alrighty! So.....I have pulled the trigger on some of the upgrades here. Have purchased the screw on oil filter kit that Chumma sells. Also am doing the Ace 535 piston/cylinder (he matches them up)....but on stock bottom end. I know, I know....everyone has had their say. I'm gonna try it. 2mm spacer and rephased stock cams once all is said and done. Should leave me with better cooling, more hill pulling torque, and a need to stay off the happy handle to not torpedo the stock crank.Also purchased that breather mod kit, to try and keep the oil in the damn engine. (thanks Cochi for pointing that out) We'll see how it works. Also purchased the Radon speedo (although back ordered at the moment) as I am going to keep the stock casquette. I had been thinking of getting the blank fork tops and doing a trailtech Vapor with a Baja style round headlight. But that seems too far removed from what an enfield is. Plus, thats VERY expensive. I'm just going to put some after market LED floods on for additional brightness when needed.Anxiously awaiting the brown truck.
Also, in my endless poking around for ways to waste money, I found what looks like a pretty slick LED replacement for the headlamp. Might be a nice way to reduce power consumption when I do the Sparx upgrade. Take a look:
The oil scraper rings for pistons that are 3 parts....does the wiggly part get sandwiched between the other 2?
It lives!Ok, so the whole "gonna get it together this weekend as an early christmas present to myself" thing kinda went out the window. But, put it all very carefully together (even learned how to check the gap on the piston rings). Put some MMO into the piston. Lots of kicking to try and move some oil into the brand new oil filter. LOTS of kicking.But hey hey, it started up second kick! And promptly filled my garage with smoke. Exhaust leak at the head and the usual "been sitting for several months" crap. Had to run it for a minute or 2 several times to get the oil up to the rockers (left the covers off so I could verify when it got there). Didn't want to let it get super hot, just wanted to hear it run.So as I said before, stock Mikcarb, stock slide, 127.5 main (richest needle setting), 25 pilot. Jedi Council....does this seem a good place to start for running in in Phoenix (1200 ish feet)? Gonna do something about the exhaust leak at the head. I think I might try beer can shims instead of silicone sealant. I read somewhere that Ace and others do this to good effect. And immediate riding is nice, rather than waiting overnight. Plus, when money is available, the header is going to Jet Hott anyways, so a few more removals are in my future.For running in....A handful of 10 minute hops around town. Right? Up to temp, the full cool down. Then keep the RPM's down (say 45 mph max) for what, 500-1000 miles? Or a full 2k? Change the oil often. Gonna do my 10 minute hops on whats in there, then change before the first slightly longer run.Any other words of advice for the break in?I promise a few photos tomorrow or the next day.Be safe all. Friends in the Northeast....stay safe from this big ol storm coming your way.
Oh! And Brother Mattsz, hurdy gurdy's are cool. One of the most amazing things I ever saw was a hurdy gurdy solo on the Page/Plant No Quarter tour back in the 90's. Blew my mind the tones that guy could get out of that instrument.
Hey Br Ice! I'm gonna be up Seattle way the last weekend of April. I'm gonna carry up the hard panniers and the carb I've been so remiss is getting to you, if you are gonna be around. Let me know, man.
power distribution system of some sort
there is room if you do away with the starter relay, you don't need itany way. I don't think heat will be a problem, but I'd at least do awaywith the Lucas coil for one that will not have such a failure rate. Yourreg-rec is fine under the seat, out of sight, out of mind.... - Mike
When my stock horn started dangling because the bracket fractured,i put a Range Rover horn on it (because i could). This leaves me feeling all prestigious and s%$t. .Robert & REnfield.P.S. The build is looking GOOD Milk.
http://www.cloudelectric.com/category-s/12888.htmand http://www.cloudelectric.com/category-s/12620.htmPlace has friggin' everything at good prices. The website's kind of hellish to navigate, though.I ordered the other day and they got back to me very quickly about an item that wasn't in stock...just some heat shrink. So I think the personal service has been good so far.I'm trying the bus bars with covers on my bike; they're marine-grade products. Have a positive in red and a ground in black, all to be assembled in a tray that fits under my seat/tail. I like the screw-down eyelet attachments and don't really need all the fuses that come in the fuse block unit with push-on blade connectors.The 8-point under "standoff connectors" looks nice and compact too.
Your out of your mind.
Happy note, a friend and I are going to do a shakedown ride later this fall. Him on a venerable old KLR, me on the Enfield. Maybe Socal desert ride, maybe down into Baja, only about 4 days so still currently making plans. But I am hopeful.
the ugly Wind Farm,
Thanks, I'll check them out later today. I saw a post or blog(?) on Adventure Rider. Do you have a page other than here where you also cover your mods?
Wow, Milk, I like the LED tail light. I will go back through your pages and check on the pics from earlier posts. I had to take a break for a while because I discovered that I was going to have to dismantle my RE a little farther than first thought. Also been dealing with mechanically challenged lady friends problems too. My plastic tail light reflector lasted all of 150 miles before it fell off. I held it on with some wire until I bought a later model tail light bracket. Only problem it fits the square rear fender instead of the round rear fender. I'm looking for another solution.
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