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Handirifle

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Reply #8400 on: March 05, 2024, 03:16:59 am
Did some work on my top box rack.  I have a pic of the mock up I did out of 1/2" conduit.  Too thin to use but served its purpose.  Let me iball my idea, and get practice with the new tubing bender. 

Then I started with the new 5/8" (16mm)x .060" tubing for the final build. 

I hit a bit of a snag yesterday.  I was using (actually abusing) my 18yr old cheapo 4" bench vice, and it finally got tired of it and broke.  I tried welding it, but of course cast iron did what cast iron does, and refused to stop cracking when getting welded. 

Sooo, off to Harbor freight for a new one, and an upgrade.  I got the 6" Doyle made from ductile iron, with a 60,000 psi rating.  This ought to last me the rest of my life.

Back to the bike, the changes still doming to the rack will be two 90* elbows from the front of the rack that will curve down towards the rear of the pillion seat frame.  I plan on using nut inserts to bolt the front of the 90*'s to the pillion frame.  This will give me a three point attachment.  Hopefully this will provide the strength I want to support the top box, especially if on bumpy dirt roads.
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2011 Royal Enfield Classic 500


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Reply #8401 on: March 05, 2024, 03:18:43 am
The pics are out of order.  Top pic is the 5/8 tubing.
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2011 Royal Enfield Classic 500


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Reply #8402 on: June 24, 2024, 06:26:41 pm
What did I do today?  Tanked up the Rumbler 500 after the first road trip since before the pandemic lockdown.  Last week I topped off the nitrogen in the tires, checked and lubed the chain and did other pre-trip preparations, filled the tank for the first time since... a few months ago (poor bike's been neglected as far as regular rides go) and then packed the dry bag, lashed it in place and took off over the central range of the Andes, across the Magdalena river valley to the foothills of the eastern range of the Andes to the little town of Nilo. After the activities there I packed up again and headed off in the rain for home, arriving last night in the middle of a fairly heavy rain that thanfully let up while I was at the top lf La Linea pass.   What a way to get back into a road trip after such an absence from the same.  It was good to get home and the new tunnels and now divided highway over La Linea for most of the route  made the trip much better than "in the old days" of playing cat and mouse through the heavy semi-truck traffic over and back.  Tanked up today after 455 kilometers of 105.62 km/gal fuel consumption. Ran lower on the fuel level than I care for, but the high prices and heavy rain made stopping to top off unattractive. It's good to be home.
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Reply #8403 on: July 03, 2024, 10:45:14 am
What I did today - I rode my motorcycle in the rain.
Following a failure to get home a few weeks ago, my machine now makes all the right noises in all the right places.

While travelling 200 odd km's from home, the motor went silent. A check with the multimeter showed 9 volts at the battery.
Following recovery, the nice man at the shop said my stator was shorted out. Once the motor was opened up, it (the stator) was black and crispy in parts.
A new stator showed up rather promptly in a genuine RE box and has been installed.
With the side cover off, we decided a nice new 19t sprocket was in order, and matched with a new rear one and a new chain.

Todays run showed all was well. Full mudguards are a wonderful thing !

Has anyone else had issues with their stator, or am I just the lucky bugger?

Classic 500 - 31,006 km when it went quiet.


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Reply #8404 on: July 08, 2024, 10:05:24 am
Not today, but on Saturday.  Competed in the ACU National Road Rally.  I went for the one day, Gold award, which is 290 to 325 miles and 13 controls.  Weather was atrocious; it rained virtually all the time apart from some brief sunny gaps.  On occasions, the rain came down like six inch nails.  Boots leaked, gloves saturated, but the Electra was faultless. didn't miss a beat and plenty of grip even on the knobblies (Battlax AX41F front and Michelin Anakee Wild rear).  Just glad I didn't do the Sunday as well.


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Reply #8405 on: July 08, 2024, 06:41:28 pm
Not today, but on Saturday.  Competed in the ACU National Road Rally.  I went for the one day, Gold award, which is 290 to 325 miles and 13 controls.  Weather was atrocious; it rained virtually all the time apart from some brief sunny gaps.  On occasions, the rain came down like six inch nails.  Boots leaked, gloves saturated, but the Electra was faultless. didn't miss a beat and plenty of grip even on the knobblies (Battlax AX41F front and Michelin Anakee Wild rear).  Just glad I didn't do the Sunday as well.

Sounds like fun.  A couple weeks ago I did a 200km stretch across the Magdalena river valley then up and over the central range of the Andes. About 2/3 of the route was in the rain, half of the rest on wet asphalt.  No controls to worry about, but that last 1/3 when my glasses got fogged and rain spattered to complement the rain spattered face shield was rough. It's amazing how much rain drops refract light from the tail lights and headlights of other vehicles. Thankfully my rain gear didn't leak, but my boots were soaked as I've no over shoe rain protection.  I hear you about the rain like nails!
Paul

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Reply #8406 on: July 09, 2024, 12:37:54 am
Removed starter, related gears and sprag clutch. Installed hitchcock starter blanking plug and relays.

Waiting for RTV  gasket  to cure.

Can't wait to get bike back on the road.
2011 uce classic 500,  carb converted !