Author Topic: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?  (Read 1564684 times)

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Reply #8295 on: November 23, 2022, 08:51:14 pm
Dug Dug Changes. Seat. Headlight mesh. Coke bottle style grips. Seat came with the bike when I bought it. Was all brown. I dyed the back half and then sealed the dye.

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Reply #8296 on: November 24, 2022, 01:49:22 pm
All in all, it looks quite functional.
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Reply #8297 on: November 24, 2022, 10:37:34 pm
Today was brown laneing.
Yesterday was water crossing.
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Reply #8298 on: November 29, 2022, 11:14:10 pm
Fitted RE crash bars. Had to modify the sump guard to get them to fit.  :P

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Reply #8299 on: December 12, 2022, 11:09:51 am
Not mine, but a friend, has a 500 Trials Replica, and has had three flat (rear) tyres in short order. The first two times, he took it in to a shop and they threw a new tube in and sent him on his way. After the third episode, he called me (not that I am a guru, or even close, but I know people), so I made a phone call to a mate and we all met up at my mates place.
Wheel out, tyre off, INSPECT tyre carcass (no objects protruding - good ), INSPECT rim (fcuk ! what a mess), most of the way around the inside of the rim, there was a jagged edge where the steel had been folded to form the bead. That jagged edge chaffed the tube, each time, and caused the puncture ! Low pressure would have helped here I'm sure.
The jagged edge was filed smooth then dressed with a wire wheel on an angle grinder, a couple of protruding spokes were also filed down, painted the whole thing (inside) and fitted a new rim tape, tube and inflated to  a higher pressure than specified in the handbook, and we are good to go !  He is a big bugger, so needs more pressure than the book says - 35 psi for now.
The moral of this story - look for the cause, and not just the solution.

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Reply #8300 on: December 12, 2022, 02:15:39 pm
+1!   :)
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Reply #8301 on: December 12, 2022, 07:18:18 pm
"...fitted a new rim tape..."
That has to be the first thing back on the wheel. I've seen riders literally, use tape. Tube companies sell what I've heard called rim straps. They are a thicker rubber that fits in.
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Reply #8302 on: December 13, 2022, 07:25:01 am
Well not yet. Maybe I will fit this this weekend.
Shinko SR244 going on the back. That should give me some grip in the dirt.
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Reply #8303 on: January 06, 2023, 03:05:27 am
Got to fit a 4.10-18 Shinko SR244 "Golden Boy" trail tyre to DugDug today.
Step 1 - Buy a "Ballard's Off Road" Tyre changer. And some of their heavy duty tyres levers. This tyre changer has a fitting that helps to break the bead off the rim.
Step 2 - Remove rear wheel. So love that the sprocket and rear brake do not move. Thank you RE.
Step 3 - Take old tyre off rime with said heavy duty tyre levers.
Step 4- Wrestle new tyre on with said heavy duty levers making sure NOT to pinch the new heavy duty motocross inner tube that's also being fitted.
Step 5 - Pump up tyre to max pressure to get it to seat correctly while at times bouncing the whole wheel.
Step 6 - Put back wheel back in.
Step 7 - Adjust tyre pressure. Then come back 30 mins later to re-check cause I am so paranoid of pinching the inner tub.
Oh yeah, had to take muffler off to get wheel nut undone as it slopes up and covers the wheel nut.



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Reply #8304 on: January 06, 2023, 11:50:23 pm
"Then come back 30 mins later to re-check cause I am so paranoid of pinching the inner tube."  ;D ;D ;D

Well done - "Trust but Verify!"
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Reply #8305 on: January 07, 2023, 08:10:36 pm
"Then come back 30 mins later to re-check cause I am so paranoid of pinching the inner tube."  ;D ;D ;D

Well done - "Trust but Verify!"

Believe me I did not trust I had not pinched that tube  ;D
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Reply #8306 on: January 13, 2023, 02:41:29 am
I fitted a "Lollipop" to my 500 C5 EFI. (Along with a *lot* of other mods)

Exhaust is a Hitchcock bottle type (straight through) stainless with freer flowing downpipe.
Looking to up the torque in the low to midrange. Maybe on a hiding to nowhere. But it's fun to experiment!
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Reply #8307 on: January 29, 2023, 04:04:25 am
With nearly 15,000km's on the front tyre I fitted an Anakee Adventure 100/90/19, having fitted the same to my previous Classic. While the rear Avon Roadmaster had only 8,500km on it I decided to fit a matching Michelin to the rear and kept the Avon on my spare wheel.

These Anakee Adventure's are a great 80/20 tyre that have good grip in the wet and can handle unpaved roads easily.

At the same time I also fitted a Goldstar glasswool silencer. The reasoning was to ensure traffic knew I was there, particularly when lane splitting.
Not too sure why they are called silencers because they sure don't silence much!
The bike now has a very deep but pleasant note at low throttle and at commuting / highway speeds until I wind on the power and then it gets a bit roudy. Likely to activate car alarms in underground carparks and wake up the neighbours.

A baffle has been ordered to tame the volume slighly. To cover the header to silencer join I've ordered a cover plate.

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Reply #8308 on: January 30, 2023, 11:42:15 pm
Relic - That's a nice looking and functional Classic. I like the tires. Good combination street/dirt.
When are you going to pry off the rubber fin ringing dampers off your barrel and head?
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Reply #8309 on: January 31, 2023, 06:06:41 am
I suffered riding to work.
I suffered riding home.
Only three more days before I retire... not that I'm counting down or anything  ;D
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