Author Topic: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?  (Read 750974 times)

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Reply #7665 on: February 12, 2019, 11:51:15 am
I was tempted to do the same Jako!  :P  Hitchcocks has agreed to swap me for the correct one that is supposed to fit my 2015 bike (with 2014 chrome tank, and 2014 bolt bung welded to frame by factory) so I am doing that.  I wanted to order some other items anyway, so this way I will get all that done. I also suggested to them that they add all additionally required bolts, washers, nuts, and spacers, preferably in stainless steel.  ;)  We shall see how it turns out!  ::)

Nice speedo Heloego (on the bike, not the beach)! I've never seen one like that... It's looking good! 8)
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Reply #7666 on: February 12, 2019, 05:15:16 pm
I ordered a set of these saddlebags. Expensive but they look very nice and I got them with locks.
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Reply #7667 on: February 13, 2019, 05:39:57 am
Installed a GPS Speedo. Wrong one. Marine unit.

Too bad you couldn't have kept the marine one - a lot of head-scratching onlookers!

80 mph on a boat, huh?  On the other hand, your correct speedo reads to 160, so...  ;D 


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Reply #7668 on: February 13, 2019, 06:27:20 am
   One of our members had already swapped to a GPS number some time back and had posted a pic of his install. I've wanted to do it for a long time but only recently got around to it.
   The C5 gets the same treatment soon.
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Reply #7669 on: February 13, 2019, 01:19:00 pm
Went for a mind clearing thirty mile ride before our rains begin again.  Always refreshing.


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Reply #7670 on: February 13, 2019, 02:50:23 pm
So I ordered that head steady from H with a few books, gaskets, seals, etc... They did throw in the longer bolts that I will be needing with washers and nuts, the total was 100 pounds or $128.50. The shipping was 40 pounds, or $51.40! :o 

In fairness, there were 3 books and a few stainless steel items but Damn, that's rediculous! :P
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Reply #7671 on: February 13, 2019, 04:55:08 pm
9fingers -- those side bags look great.  But if you want high prices order Hepco & Becker like I did.

If you haven't settled on a mounting solution, consider the C-Bow carriers (https://www.motomachines.com/c-bow-royal-enfield-bullet-classic-from-09) with the C-Bow mounts (https://www.motomachines.com/c-bow-plastic-mold-mount) for the bags.  For a rack, consider fabricating an aluminum "U" that bolts into the top four unused fittings of the carriers.  I also bolted the Givi mount for the Givi Monolock top case (http://www.giviusa.com/givi-products/cases/monolock-cases/e300n2-30ltr-matte-black-case-detail) to the rack.  Everything is easily fitted/removed (ith/without bags; with/without rack; with/without top case) as needed for riding conditions except the carriers which fit like they came from the RE factory.
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Reply #7672 on: February 13, 2019, 08:20:01 pm
Thanks Bert, I was planning on strapping them to the fender mount bracket, like they were designed to fit. If I don't like that approach I can always modify it. I also bought a rear rack that came from India, semms decent enough for my purpose. And I will strap on a small duffel or leather bag for more luggage space. Doing the Blue Ridge Parkway this summer, from VA to SC and some riding in the Smokey Mountains, a first long trip for me. No more than 200 miles a day at 45mph or less. I also have a vintage looking and very comfortable backpack from LL Bean, so I will have more than enough storage space.
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Reply #7673 on: February 13, 2019, 08:35:21 pm
Thanks Bert, I was planning on strapping them to the fender mount bracket, like they were designed to fit. If I don't like that approach I can always modify it. I also bought a rear rack that came from India, semms decent enough for my purpose. And I will strap on a small duffel or leather bag for more luggage space. Doing the Blue Ridge Parkway this summer, from VA to SC and some riding in the Smokey Mountains, a first long trip for me. No more than 200 miles a day at 45mph or less. I also have a vintage looking and very comfortable backpack from LL Bean, so I will have more than enough storage space.
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Reply #7674 on: February 14, 2019, 06:21:41 am
So I ordered that head steady from H with a few books, gaskets, seals, etc... They did throw in the longer bolts that I will be needing with washers and nuts, the total was 100 pounds or $128.50. The shipping was 40 pounds, or $51.40! :o 


        I think if I wanted or needed a new head steady I'd go to a local small business machine shop and have it made.
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Reply #7675 on: February 14, 2019, 07:38:47 pm
    Let me know when you are passing through NC, maybe we can grab a coffee.

I will try to do that Brad, as long as the guy I am going with is agreeable.
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Reply #7676 on: February 17, 2019, 01:47:14 pm
That's a nice looking unit there heloego :) It's a shame though that the GPS unit has to sit where it does. Would it work inside the casquette?

And what did I do today? Finally, with temps in double digits, me and the neighbour finally got out for a couple hours for bite to eat and a coffee.

And as it's close enough at 14760, it's time for the 15000 mile service.


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Reply #7677 on: February 17, 2019, 03:54:24 pm
That's a nice looking unit there heloego :) It's a shame though that the GPS unit has to sit where it does. Would it work inside the casquette?

Wait, that's the GPS antenna above the headlight?  :(  I always thought those GPS speedos had internal antennae...


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Reply #7678 on: February 17, 2019, 05:26:52 pm
Just lowered the idle, and also took off the rear seat on my new 500 Classic.


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Reply #7679 on: February 17, 2019, 05:41:07 pm
Just lowered the idle, and also took off the rear seat on my new 500 Classic.

      I've just gotta say this :)

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