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Bullet Electra & AVL Models / Re: Winter Project-Aluminum Polishing
« Last post by REpozer on Today at 07:40:54 am »
I always wanted to get the Mcquires Magic ball , that hooks to a drill motor to polish all the nooks. But was always too cheap to spead $20-25 to get one.
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Bullet Electra & AVL Models / Re: Winter Shutdown & An Oil Question
« Last post by REpozer on Today at 07:33:13 am »
Yes,.... I have the same machine,...but in stock form. ( Want to trade?)

Anyway, I try to check my oil after a ride,....but,..that does no good if its been sitting a while,..so

After its been sitting (a while) and cold, unscrew the oil stick ( you can call it a dip stick). Re insert into the oil fill hole without scewing it in. Pull it out and read the level. If it shows any oil,.. ( even at the bottom level) srew the oil stick back in , and now start the engine, let it idle/tick-over 3-5 minutes. Stop the the engine, re-pete oil stick procedure of not screwing it in. If oil level is about at half(1/2) mark you are good to ride, any less carefully add enough  to reach half(1/2) mark or so.( carefull of the hot pipe, mine was hot enough to light a ciger with hot tube,...but its gone now )... Dont forget to fully reseat your dip stick,..go ride.
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Bullet with the UCE engine / Re: UCE Lifters ( tappets)
« Last post by heloego on Today at 07:31:01 am »
Thanks for sharing that with usall, GHG!
If I ever need them I can now just walk over to the Auto store and get them.  ;D
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If I set a piece of cardboard on my swing arm with a clothespin so that it runs in the rear wheel spokes my Bullet sounds just like a Triumph twin.
 ;D
I used playing cards held on with a cloths line pin.....the cards dont last long, lol
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If I set a piece of cardboard on my swing arm with a clothespin so that it runs in the rear wheel spokes my Bullet sounds just like a Triumph twin.
 ;D
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650 Twin - Interceptor/GT / Re: 650 twin
« Last post by Bill Harris on December 11, 2017, 11:36:05 pm »
Good for you Warwick.  I like just about any body that likes motorcycles and respects others who ride, whatever it maybe.

Royal Enfield people are good people

Cheers,
Old Bill, 71 years young and loves to ride
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Campfire Talk / Re: We need these guys here just outside each Harley dealership
« Last post by Bumboo on December 11, 2017, 10:18:24 pm »
LOUD VALVES SAVE LIVES
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Instead of a kick starter, perhaps bicycle pedals would be the best solution for an electric motorcycle, as was used during the early 1900's for "LPA", light pedal assistance - which had a reputation of giving some of their riders actual heart attacks when trying to assist the motorbikes up a steep hill.    :o

In the 1970's 50cc mopeds were required by law to be pedal-able, even the sporty ones that could top 50mph! Actually, that's what I would like for Christmas: not a 650cc Enfield but a perfectly restored Yamaha FS1E..... or maybe  Suzuki AP50, or (the daddy of them all) a Fantic GT Super 6.
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Bullet with the UCE engine / Re: UCE Lifters ( tappets)
« Last post by dginfw on December 11, 2017, 09:57:15 pm »
Good to know.
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Nothing to bump on an electric bike....If RE were to provide a kickstart on the Twin I hope itís a better design than on the UCE, which in my view doesnít look great and also feels flimsy. It should have s folding pedal, not fold at the shaft like an old Jap
two-stroke. I suspect that apart from Hipsters itíll be old blokes who buy the 650. These days who wants to be bothered with kick starting an engine? Not me, though theyíre useful for servicing.

I guess a kickstart might get you going again if your battery was flat, but if that were the case with these bikes the fuel injection wouldn't pressurise. Therefore why introduce the complexity of a kickstart (and the weight) for no good reason?
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