Talk to Ace, get some advice. Even for a stock rebuild he's the guy who'd know what you need. And if you have the cash, just buy a used Rebel or Ninja 250. They'll get you to work and you can sell it for what you paid when you're done. Scott
Yup, that's what they cost. Cheap for a nice little bike but it's stil $2k. Do you need to ride freeway? If not, you might be able to get a small used scooter cheaperScott
The day I ride a scooter is the day I chop my nuts off.
Because this topic is in the UCE engine area of the forum I think I should point out to anyone reading about Mr.Mazza"s problem with his engine freezing up and possible problems with the oil pump is not happening to a 2009+ UCE powered Royal Enfield.He owns a 2006 Iron Barrel which is running an engine that was designed over 60 years ago.The oil pumps in these IB's consist of two small pistons driven by small connecting rods. These are driven by a shaft with crank pins on each of its ends. It is driven by a worm gear on the crankshaft.The worm gears on the crankshaft and pump drive have been known to strip their teeth causing a total loss of the engine oil pressure.The new UCE engines use a modern gyrotor style oil pump and I have yet to hear of a failure of the pump or a UCE engine due to problems in this area.Just thought some of you would like to know, your UCE powered motorcycle is not the subject of Mr.Mazza's problems.
I did about 150 miles with 2 friends down to Colorado Springs and back for the Tejon Street Bike Fest 2014. There must have been close to 1000 bikes there spread out over about 3 or 4 city blocks. It was really cool because they had Tejon St shut down, but they had a small barricade where bikes could ride past the beer garden and rev up their motors as they were passing by, which we did as we left. We got rained on pretty good for a little bit, but after a couple of beers and a hotdog we found a break in the clouds and headed back home dry. On the way there tho before it had started cooling off, we got stuck in bumper to bumper for about 20 minutes and the Blackhawk was getting very upset. She got so hot she wanted to die on me and actually stalled twice, but there was an exit for a gas station an 1/8 of a mile up so we just road on the shoulder for minute so I could park it safely and shut her down for it. It's quite possible that my carb is dirty too, might need to tear it apart and give it a good cleaning and replace the fuel filters again. The clutch was slipping when we first hit the road but after she got up to temp it stopped slipping. Damn thing. All in all it was a great fun ride and got to see a lot of fantastic bikes. It was a great afternoon! Scottie J
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