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Old 10th June 2017, 15:03   #1036
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I have a question for you, and all the thunderbird owners, as i am planning to buy a Royal Enfield, may be a Classic or the Thunderbird, just want to know, how does the matt finish of the engine, age with time, i hope it remains as it was new, or it develops stains or cracks, anywhere on the engine.
I have a Jan 2013 Thunderbird.

The Matt Black of the engine maintains well, does not develop bubbles or flake off.

I have in fact painted most of the other parts in the same color. The only major part that id not black is the bend pipe and exhaust.
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A big salute to you Sir that you keep revving and write your journeys in such a simple way, Many thanks to you
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Ravi Sir, I salute to your zest for travelling, loved reading your nicely written review, and the beautiful travelogues.
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how does the matt finish of the engine, age with time, i hope it remains as it was new, or it develops stains or cracks, anywhere on the engine.
As slicvic had already mentioned, even my bird is free from any crack or paint peeling off or any wearing out of the black coating. Here are two recent photographs, showing the blackened part of the engine and crank case after the last service.

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I have a question for you, and all the thunderbird owners, as i am planning to buy a Royal Enfield, may be a Classic or the Thunderbird, just want to know, how does the matt finish of the engine, age with time, i hope it remains as it was new, or it develops stains or cracks, anywhere on the engine.
Forgot to mention earlier, I once dropped my bike and at that time the fluids from the battery had spilt on part of the engine, that area has a little permanent stain. So be careful when removing and replacing the battery
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Ordered this fake Givi windshield from Aliexpress.
Got the product but it was broken in transit. The seller agreed to send another one. It is a cheap but thick acrylic sheet molded in to shape. It is not a brittle plastic sheet.
Did you get the replacement?

Is it a direct fit.

Please post some pictures and your experience
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Dear J Ravi sir, Inspired by your posts I too am the proud owner of a Thunderbird 350. Running smoothly for 7000 odd kms now. However occasionally when the bike is started on a warm engine block there is a pronounced tappit sound which goes away after 4 - 5 kms. I am not sure what to do about it since it is very occasional and cannot be reproduced at the service center. Can anyone help?
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