I installed the K&N filter today, it was more of a chore than I expected. ...I really enjoy riding this bike and I like the way it looks, but everything else related to it so far has been a frustration.
I have a garage full of bikes from a 1978 Suzuki GS400, a 1980 Vespa P200E up to a 2005 Honda ST1300. I don't mind getting dirty, but it's a little annoying when you have to custom adjust every part on a brand new bike.
& yet again, just yesterday, I was faced with a glitch that could have wrecked my day (see the Classic Forum).
You'll have to work on adjusting your attitude a bit if you ever expect your marriage to an Enfield to last.
So basically accepting that "hand assembled/hand made" really means "slapped together" rather than master craftmanship;
I don't think they're "slapped together" at all.[quote hillntx]..... but when you can't do something basic like closing an airbox door that can only fit one possible way; that's just annoying. I had the same problem on my '08 when I first got it; one side worse than the other. I got my HD needlenose & carefully tweaked the rotating piece that hooks the inner part a tiny bit at a time. No more problem.[quote hillntx]On the plus side, my right side pilot light suddenly decided to start working again. Every single light bulb (AND the flasher) had been methodically burned out when I first got my zero mileage, never sold '08 AVL from an out-of-business dealer. That was only the beginning of what I had to deal with.
Burned out or swapped out? Is it possible that it was a source of service spares ?I just wonder as I think it unlikely that all the bulbs and the flasher would fail simultaneously especially with low or no miles on the clock.
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