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on: September 08, 2020, 01:51:13 pm
 hope to get a good start on this forum here. If this is the wrong place to post these kind of questions, advise me and move my post to the right place.

I have acquired a Royal Enfield with a Lombardini Diesel engine in it.

Here are my questions ..
Being new to this bike I would like to know for sure what type it is ... Bullet etc. and how would I tell.
Is there a VIN# for the motorcycle and where would it be located at .. and a serial number location for the engine.
There are some issues with the starting of the little diesel that I'm trying to work through. But I am interested in the basics at this time.

I am not new to motorcycles .. I own a 01 1800 goldwing (my third wing)and my wife rides  a 1500 goldwing trike. There is a Screamin' Eagle in my future, but ........

The Enfield is a project and I hope to have it up and running soon. There is a Cozy side car with it.
It looks like a fun bike ... I doubt I will ride it much, due to the fact I'm 6' 2" and tip the scales at about 230lbs. I think I would stress the bike out.


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Reply #1 on: September 08, 2020, 03:48:27 pm
Welcome aboard with your exotic Diesel. If memory serves, another member joined us recently asking about his Lombardini and parts sources for it. A quick search of the Forum Archive for "Lombardini" should scare up some useful info and links.

Enfield VIN numbers are found in several spots, depending on the year and model. Try looking on the frame just down from the headstock, and also within the sidepanels/tool boxes. Under the seat is also a possible location for some really old school bikes. And never underestimate the crowd sourcing power of photos on this Forum. I tell you, it's sometimes scary the hyperdetailed observations some of our folks are capable of.
So badass my Enfield's actually illegal  in India.

(Legal enough to pass muster if they don't look too closely in Woodbridge, Virginia, where the buses don't run at night, holidays or weekends and I'm a contender for 'Village Idiot')

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Reply #2 on: February 27, 2021, 09:50:25 pm
Well it won't start like a gold wing for sure, a good heater plug might help a bit, l have a tendency not to get involved with two wheel oil combustion bikes, always been my policy.