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Reply #315 on: April 02, 2019, 07:44:18 pm
Beautiful job on that. What an amazing amount of work put into it.  ERC
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Reply #316 on: April 04, 2019, 01:07:25 am
Damn grumbern.

I think you've created a masterpiece.   :) :)
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Reply #317 on: November 17, 2019, 09:27:42 am
Hey grumbern!  Can we get an update on this?  Did you ride it over the summer?  Is it now in your living room for the winter, where you can look at it every day?


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Reply #318 on: November 17, 2019, 09:30:20 pm
Yes, I rode it for a good 400 miles, after getting rid of some more or less significant issues. First was the front fork that was too soft and spilled oil. It turned out that the bushes were too small an outside diametre so oil could creep behind and trough the threads of the seals. Also the springs were of a somehow softer sort. No clue why and where they belonged to originally.

This was fixed but it showed heavy oiling below the engine. I suspected the primary breather and found out I was right, after fitting a hose to it and running it to the back of the bike, where it spilled quite some oil after a short ride. This was tanken care of by fitting a piece of sheet metal to act as a splash guard for the primary chain and is held by the breather's banjo bolt.

I also showed that the voltage output was too high, due to the absence of the selene rectifier's resistance, so I had to fit a crude, but effective voltage regulator.

But now it feels like it might give a good and problem free start in 2020. Though the streets aren't covered in salt yet, it's not really nice riding weather here and the season is more or less over...

The biggest news might be the fact, that I had a visit from "Motorrad Classic" (https://www.motorradonline.de/motorrad-classic/), Germany's most famous classic motorcycle magazine! They made a lot of pictures and are going to publish an article in the upcoming March issue! 8)

By the way, just this week on thursday, the old Chief turned 60! Didn't have a big party though ;)
So, yeah, it seems like I was successful.

Andreas
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Reply #319 on: November 18, 2019, 12:00:17 am
Thanks for the update!  I really enjoyed following all the work you did, and I'm glad the outcome was good!

And congratulations on the magazine feature!  It's well-deserved...


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Reply #320 on: January 20, 2020, 05:50:28 pm
For those of you who have the possibility to get your hands on, and maybe even read some German, there's a big story about my Chief, even making it on the cover in the upcoming February issue of "Motorrad Classic", one of the bigger classic motorcycle magazines of Germany. 8)


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Reply #321 on: February 03, 2020, 03:48:28 pm


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Reply #322 on: February 03, 2020, 05:13:00 pm
That looks beautiful


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Reply #323 on: February 04, 2020, 09:18:54 pm
It was a whole day shooting, with tons of pictures. Absolutely worth it and made 16 pages in the magazine!


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Reply #324 on: February 05, 2020, 10:47:22 am
If the article makes it onto their web site, we can pick it up there. A very good advert for classic Royal Enfields, whatever the badge on the tank says.

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Reply #325 on: February 19, 2020, 03:24:39 pm
Schönes artikel!


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Reply #326 on: March 23, 2020, 03:47:34 pm
Hi Anderas,

you certainly know this article?
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Reply #327 on: March 23, 2020, 07:07:36 pm
Yes, this was one of my sources for information :)


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Reply #328 on: March 23, 2020, 10:40:20 pm
That is a good looking bike I sold mine to Hitchcocks.
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