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Old 9th November 2010, 18:39   #16
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You are Welcome. i am Glad to help you out.
Did you record the video when you were tuning points and adjusting carb settings?
Sounds too good. You can also check the condition of your spark plug after riding the bike for 3 minutes or so to know if your running lean or rich.
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You can also check the condition of your spark plug after riding the bike for 3 minutes or so to know if your running lean or rich.
What will be the color(s) in each condition respectively?
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Old 11th November 2010, 10:54   #18
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Electrode colours would be whitish/black when running lean/rich respectively.

When running fine, the plug would be brownish and clean, without oil or carbon deposits.

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today re torqued the head nuts & bolts.
adjusted the carburetor & CB points again.
here is a video of CB point adjustment.
bike is back firing a little. (video between 48 sec to 1m 05 sec)
is carburetor set a little rich?
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Old 1st December 2010, 18:12   #20
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Jeepster, that was an excellent DIY stuff.
Samrat makes aluminum alloy rocker arm sets. Less friction and less load on the valves/guides and smoother/silent working. You need to check that out.

The ignition coil mounted on the frame gives me jitters..incase of some short circuit.
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Jeepster, that was an excellent DIY stuff.

The ignition coil mounted on the frame gives me jitters..incase of some short circuit.
thanks.

i know, i always check ignition coil periodically.
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Old 22nd March 2011, 15:19   #22
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Reviving this thread with a DIY I performed about six months ago on my Bullet. Hope it is useful to the boarders.

Task: Replace front disc brake oil

Model
: 2006 Electra 5s (ES+DB)

Tools needed:

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1. Philips screwdriver + spanner (8-9 or 10-11 I think?)

2. A can to collect used oil and tube (e.g. from old fish-tank) to drain oil
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3. Vaseline
4. New brake oil (DOT3 or DOT4. I used leftover from Safari top-up).
5. Syringe or "Holee" color gun to suck out old oil.
6. A piece of old rag

Steps:
1. Cover the painted surface (fuel tank) with rag
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2. Unscrew the oil reservoir cover on the handlebar
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3. Loosen lock nut on drain nipple near caliper
4. Apply Vaseline around the drain nipple (makes airtight joint)
5. Attach the tube and the collector jar to the nipple

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6. Suck out the old oil, leaving a little in the reservoir
7. Fill new oil
8. Press brake lever and pump out old oil
9. Repeat steps 7-8 till the old oil is pumped out completely.
10. Ensure no air bubbles, dirts get into the system
11. Replace the cover on reservoir and tighten lock nut on drain nipple.
12. Dispose of old oil in the can responsibly. Do not flush.

-BJ
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hi this is my 1001th post for enfield.

tools for carburetor cleaning.
  • spanner 14-15 & 10-11
  • a water spray filled with kerosene
  • small screwdriver
  • big screwdriver
  • bottle for west petrol & kerosene
  • a plate
  • a brush
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move the air-filter & remove the carburetor.
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remove the throttle assembly.
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remove the 4 screws.
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beware of petrol.
check for water.
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remove the pin & then the float.
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now remove the valve (?).

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if necessary clean it with brush & kerosene.
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use the kerosene spray to clean. (all the holes)
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now re fit it.
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use small screwdriver to remove the jet.
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check if the hole is blocked.
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use the kerosene spray to clean.
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dont play with this screw.
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fit the float.
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clean the bottom.
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now fit it back.

the carburetor is cleaned.
to be continued..

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part 2...

now align
the notch & fit the throttle assembly.
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check for the gasket & plastic spacer. (if damaged replace them)
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now fit the carburetor.
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use new rubber if needed.
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& you are done.

(dont forget to fit the petrol pipe.)

rgds,
Nikhil

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no replys!!

looks like my post was not that good.

anyways had to change re set the CB points as i had changed it when i serviced the carb which was a bad thing to do.

i badly need the new cylinder head as current one is non standard one & is giving trouble to set the tappets.

rgds,
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Old 28th June 2011, 14:12   #26
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Thanks for the nice pictorial.

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remove the pin & then the float
Sharing my experience regarding the float needle fitment: pay attention to the needle valve- the pointed tip goes up. I had fitted it in the down direction (doing first time) and petrol started leaking slowly. The needle is so designed that it can be fitted wrong side down . Ideally they should have designed such that it will be difficult to fit in the wrong direction.

TIP: just to clean the float valve (reason stuck needle, water in the petrol etc) no need to remove the entire carb. Just unscrew the bottom four nuts and take the bowl out.

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After changing the engine oil I started the engine and noticed continuous oil flow from feed pump bolt. I loosen the bolt at the time of draining the oil and retighten it.
Oil is not going upwards and getting out from bolt. What to check & how to fix?

Please also tell to whom this feed pump feed the oil, to rocker oil pipe or piston rings?
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Old 27th September 2012, 11:46   #28
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no replys!!

looks like my post was not that good.
Your posts are brilliant man, thanks for them and please keep them coming.

I'm just waiting to learn enough so that I can stop visiting the RE service centers for minor jobs and can finally do without their shoddy service.

BTW, do you take the pictures yourself while doing the work? I know that can be a pain, if I was in the same city as you, would gladly volunteer to come and take pics while you carry out the work. If anyone in Bangalore is planning a similar DIY tutorial, just drop me a PM, would be glad to come and take pics to be posted here.
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After changing the engine oil I started the engine and noticed continuous oil flow from feed pump bolt. I loosen the bolt at the time of draining the oil and retighten it.
Oil is not going upwards and getting out from bolt. What to check & how to fix?

Please also tell to whom this feed pump feed the oil, to rocker oil pipe or piston rings?
thanks
Problem solved. Copper washer inside the bolt was the culprit. It is not easy to found the same the washer, local dealer refused for that. Finally packed with fiber washers & checked the oil flow at rocker end.
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The "bolt" you removed is a transfer tube or jet that provides oil to the crankshaft.

Once in the crankshaft, the oil moves to the big end of the connecting rod journal where it provides the lubrication for the floating sleeve bearing at that location.

As the oil is thrown off of the connecting rod bearing it splashes onto the cylinder walls where it provides the lubrication and cooling for the piston and piston rings.

The heavy mist (cloud) of oil vapor created by all of these moving parts provides the lubrication for the rolling element bearings that support the crankshaft. Ball and roller bearings do not require a lot of oil to work efficiently.

In addition to the oil supplied to this oil transfer bolt, oil also travels thru a drilled hole to the banjo fitting on the forward side of the engine.
From this banjo fitting it travels upward thru a tube (on the Iron Barrels and AVL's) to provide oil for the rocker arms and valve stems.
The excess oil from this area drains back down thru the tunnel for the pushrods providing cooling for the cylinder and lubrication for the valve lifters.

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