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Bullet with the UCE engine / Re: O2 sensor eliminator.
« Last post by portisheadric on Today at 02:46:25 am »
Manually?? you mean idle?

Manually repositioning the TPS unit, then adjusting the bleed screw for a sensible idle :) 

I've set mine at the sweet spot in the fuel map located just at the point before the stall out changes occur - the map runs very rich at lower revs to prevent stalling, probably rich enough to wash oil off the cylinder wall. Not a good place to be :(  It's possible to detect an audible change just as you enter and leave this very very small sweet spot.

This is my current plug as it is now after remaining untouched in the bike for around 27,000 miles, it's actually done just over 27,500...

and this is how the stock plug looked with factory fueling - which reminds me I must treat the bike to a new plug soon!

The bike has recently been fitted with an 18 tooth front sprocket which is plus one over stock and whereas the bike used to hit the rev limiter as a GPS indicated 83mph (85 on the clock) it will now exceed that speed (on the standard exhaust system) but I have no intention to hold it at WOT long enough to see if it'll hit the limiter once again and Henstridge Runway certainly isn't long enough and I also have fears for the integrity of the standard exhaust valve  :o
When running with factory set fueling the bike required a long down hill stretch to even get close to reach its designed speed. Adjusting the fueling to see what could be achieved was just an exercise in inquisitiveness more than anything else. Minor no cost tweaks such as aligning the injector spray into the throat instead of at the inlet wall as well as indexing and side gapping the plug help a little as well as smoothing out the idle. The rest of the engine - decompressor removal aside - is just how it left the factory.
With different fueling the engine runs far better than stock - the increase in top speed is simply a byproduct of a far more satisfying bike to ride at normal speeds around country lanes. 
Bullet with the UCE engine / Re: After market LED Headlight units
« Last post by Bert Remington on Today at 01:55:12 am »
I noticed a number of members might be at or near that age when cataract surgery is a consideration.  To obtain maximum visual performance, I had my ophthalmologist install single focus (long distance) aspheric lenses.  Aspheric lenses reduce chromatic aberration for improved daytime and nightime clarity in glare conditions.  Single focus lenses use the entire retina as compared to multi-focus lenses using only part of the retina for each foci and your brain learns which part to use appropriately albeit with fewer photoreceptor cells.  Yeah I'm continuously switching to and from various reading glasses but its worth it every time I drive into a setting sun or oncoming headlights.  I know where the road is!  BTW you have to pay extra for aspheric.  Trade the ribeyes for carrots and get a double benefit.
Bullet with the UCE engine / Re: Planning long ride on my C5
« Last post by Bert Remington on Today at 01:17:05 am »
Bmadd34 -- the moto Scout will arrive Friday (maybe tomorrow Thursday).  If you log in to the webapp you can see it's track while in San Diego.

I have set the following zones in the Scout according to your itinerary:

(1) Greensboro, NC  https://selectcycle.com/

(2) Raleigh, NC  https://www.team-powersportsraleigh.com/

(3) Charlotte, NC  http://royalenfieldcharlotte.com/

(4) Charleston, SC  https://www.northridgecustomcycles.com/

(5) Macon, GA  http://www.dacycles.com/

(6) Marietta, GA  https://www.mariettasportscar.com/home

(7) Longwood, FL  http://www.skypowersportsorlando.com/

(8) Lakeland, FL  https://www.funbikecenter.com/

(9) Fort Meyers, FL  https://hausoftrikesandbikes.com/

(10) Fort Pierce, FL  https://www.arsftpierce.com/

Your route according to MapQuest: To view your map, click on the link below or copy and paste it into your browser: http://mapq.st/2ytMJKv

Dealers according to Royal Enfield (https://royalenfield.com/usa/locateus/):

NC: https://royalenfield.com/usa/locateus/dealers/?state=250

SC: https://royalenfield.com/usa/locateus/dealers/?state=257

GA: https://royalenfield.com/usa/locateus/dealers/?state=227

FL: https://royalenfield.com/usa/locateus/dealers/?state=226
Continental GT Cafe Racer / Re: Oil Change Nightmare
« Last post by Bert Remington on June 20, 2018, 11:42:27 pm »
Arizoni -- for the front drain bolt I used 8 ft-lb.  No leaks.  Thanks much for providing torque values for this fussy fragile engine.
Bullet with the UCE engine / Re: O2 sensor eliminator.
« Last post by Blairio on June 20, 2018, 10:01:18 pm »
If it's any consolation, mine does exactly the same, three miles running from cold and it's gone so it doesn't bother me.

Interesting outcome, and appreciated info.

My bike used to be like this - a bear with a sore head until it had warmed up.  Then my decompressor actuating pin broke and I had to replace it.  Following this, things improved somewhat, but what finally solved the problem (not intentionally!) was fitting the high level Hitchcock exhaust.  The bike now starts off the button or first kick, idles evenly, and pulls away smoothly after being left to tick over for a minute or so.

I can only imagine that the characteristics of the high level exhaust are a good match for whatever my EFI unit is doing when the engine is cold.

Bullet with the UCE engine / Re: Windshield
« Last post by Blairio on June 20, 2018, 09:42:21 pm »
My brother had this windshield sitting in his garage for about 25 years. It used to be on his Suzuki GS550 back in the late 70's, and was transferred onto a couple of the other bikes before finally being stuck on a shelf in the early 1990's. I had to fashion a second set of handlebar mountings as the lower mountings were designed to attach to headlamp bolts.

The shape seems to be very 'slippy', and at speed it definitely cuts through the air pretty well. The only downside is that it reflects a measure of engine noise, but nothing really to worry about.

I haven't seen anything else like it available now, which is a pity.

Bullet with the UCE engine / Re: Slow oil leak
« Last post by hpwaco on June 20, 2018, 09:21:08 pm »
Arizoni,  great info on the rocker box plate seals and bolt seals.  Can't tell from looking in the parts manual how they are made.   Bolt seals on my 14gt are all cracked.  Not sure why RE used 2 different types/pn's.    Thanks, hp
Continental GT Cafe Racer / Re: Oil Change Nightmare
« Last post by hpwaco on June 20, 2018, 09:04:54 pm »
Arizona,   thanks for the torque info - will write it down.    As mentioned my gt service manual leaves a lot to be desired in many areas.  Cheers, hp
Bullet with the UCE engine / Re: Windshield
« Last post by heloego on June 20, 2018, 08:07:10 pm »
I put one of the Memphis Shades Kevin used to sell on my C5. Mine is the Smoked one, no gradient.
Couldn't be more pleased.I had tried the Slipstreamer, but had to keep adjusting the thing so it wouldn't rub the headlight housing.
Campfire Talk / Re: Mesh Jacket Recommendation
« Last post by ChrisS on June 20, 2018, 07:46:35 pm »
I have been wearing a Tourmaster Intake Series 2 jacket since 2009 and it has worked well in southern New Mexico and in central Virginia. Also wear a pair of mesh pants from Olympia.
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