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Old 24th June 2012, 21:18   #1066
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Thanks for pointing this out - it's only been recently that I've been borrowing this bike from my bro-in-law and I did immediately notice that primary cover especially as I did not remember such a cover on my old '79 Bullet that I owned in college in the 90s. If I find the appropriate cover I'll be sure to pick it up for him.
Indeed it looks out of place in such a spotless old soldier. I think Royal Enfield Zone in Delhi keeps the old-styled plain clutch covers. They have an online presence. Google-able.

I am looking for a bike with unmodified electrical systems and starting mechanism. I love that old style where the start key went into the right side toolbox.

By the way, are you from Bhutan? I have lived there for three years from 1989 to 1992 - first near Gaylegphug and then (after September 1990) in Mongar. Bhutan has a special place in my heart.
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Indeed it looks out of place in such a spotless old soldier. I think Royal Enfield Zone in Delhi keeps the old-styled plain clutch covers. They have an online presence. Google-able.

I am looking for a bike with unmodified electrical systems and starting mechanism. I love that old style where the start key went into the right side toolbox.

By the way, are you from Bhutan? I have lived there for three years from 1989 to 1992 - first near Gaylegphug and then (after September 1990) in Mongar. Bhutan has a special place in my heart.
Hi Sudipto, thanks for the info, I'll surely look them up.

Cool that you lived in Bhutan for so long - that too in out-of-the-way places like Gelegphug and Mongar. I'm from next-door, the Indian side of the Himalayas, but my wife is Bhutanese. Incidentally she was born in Gelegphug! And our oldest daughter (adopted) is from near Mongar town, down by the Kurichu river bridge!

BTW, I'm in Kolkata quite often. I should try and look up you KOL T-Bhpians when you have an event in town next.
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Old 28th June 2012, 10:01   #1068
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Incidentally she was born in Gelegphug! And our oldest daughter (adopted) is from near Mongar town, down by the Kurichu river bridge!
Looks like I cannot send you a PM. So have to write a completely off topic thing and hope that it will not be deleted before you see it.

I have extremely fond memories of Kurizampa of 1991 and 1992. It was one of the most serene places and coming in from that side when the bus started climbing after crossing the Kurzampa we would get ready to reach home.
I am told they have built a super hydel power project over Kurichu. That must have completely killed Kurichu's pristine beauty. In fact work had started when I was leaving Mongar in 1992.
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Here's a few pics of my ride(85)
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Here's a few pics of my ride(85)
Lovely! Thats a beautiful one.
Loved the font used on the number plates.
What's those rear tyres? Can you share the size, brand and cost please?
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Lovely! Thats a beautiful one.
Loved the font used on the number plates.
What's those rear tyres? Can you share the size, brand and cost please?
They are Birlas! Heavy Duty tires.
I think they cost me around 3200 a set (front and back) at a tyre dealer in JC road.
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My Enfield
2009 Standard 350
Plonked in a Short Bottle Silencer.

All credits to my Friend Rohit for the wonderful capture!
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My 1973 STD 350 & 2012 C5

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Looks like I cannot send you a PM. So have to write a completely off topic thing and hope that it will not be deleted before you see it.

I have extremely fond memories of Kurizampa of 1991 and 1992. It was one of the most serene places and coming in from that side when the bus started climbing after crossing the Kurzampa we would get ready to reach home.
I am told they have built a super hydel power project over Kurichu. That must have completely killed Kurichu's pristine beauty. In fact work had started when I was leaving Mongar in 1992.
YES! Kurizampa is the place! The old stupa there was built by my wife's great-great-grandparents. The Kurichu hydroproject has been up & running for some time now and thankfully it has not affected downstream areas in any manner. The power generated is much needed in Eastern Bhutan. The country's approach to hydropower projects has been more cautious and conscious than the rampant go-for-broke approach on the Indian side - tiny Sikkim has over 25 hydroprojects planned on one river, environment be damned!

Now getting back on topic, here are pics of my new ride - brand new Electra 350 in silver. Picked it up from the RE showroom in Thimphu a few weeks ago but due to travel have only been able to ride it for a few days as of now. Wanted a Classic 500 but they were sold out of all Classics 500s as well as Classic 350s. Yes, you can walk in and pick up a model here unlike in other places, but looks like they'll be out of the Classics for a while. Might pick up a 500 sometime in the near future. The pics were taken on my first long ride after getting the bike - even before I got number-plates painted. Since these pics were taken only thing I've added are leg guards.

Below these I've also included some more pics of my bro-in-law's older Bullet, cockpit view - check out the Smith's speedo.
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And now, a few pics of some strangers' Bullets I snapped here & there. Putting them up as a separate post, hope the mods don't mind:

- Older Pink Bullet in Defense Colony, New Delhi, Jan. 2011
- Orange Bullet Electra in Shakespeare Sarani, Kolkata, May 2012
- Red & Chrome Bullet 500 in Upper Westside of Manhattan, New York City, Summer 2011
- And finally, the Royal Enfield stand at this year's Bangkok Motorcycle Show, Feb. 2012
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My Enfield
2009 Standard 350
Plonked in a Short Bottle Silencer.

All credits to my Friend Rohit for the wonderful capture!
By any chance did you change the seat to flat type like in 90's one, i hope the 2009 model std 350 came with a step type seat like in the Electra .

i have 2008 model with the step type seat, planning to change it to flat type for sometime along with a extended handle bar like in 90's model.

hope you got what i mean by flat type seat, step type seat, extended handle bar etc. i dont know the exact names if there is any

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By any chance did you change the seat to flat ..........
hope you got what i mean by flat type seat, step type seat, extended handle bar etc. i dont know the exact names if there is any
The seat you see in the picture is the factory fitted stock seat.
I have added a rexin cover on the entire Surface area of the seat.
The pillion area has been padded with 1cm foam under the rexin cover which acts as a step up.

The handle bar is RD handle bar which is quite comfy.
Currently I have upgraded to split seats. Bucket type for the rider and flat type fr the pillion. The factory fitted seat is still with me though.
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I've owned my 2011 Royal Enfield U.S. import G5 Deluxe for a little over a year now.
No real problems except the chain was becoming worn at 3000 miles (4840 km) so I replaced it with a aftermarket chain.
The bike now has 5900 miles (9516 km) on it and I find myself happy with everything except for the torpedo silencer.

It works alright but it just looks to large and out of place on the trim RE.
I wanted something that looks a bit more traditional but many of the aftermarket silencers can cause excessive backfiring because the FI computer cannot adjust the fuel/air ratio to enrich it enough to keep this from happening.
They are also quite expensive here in the US

Fortunately for me the silencers that Harley Davidson supplies on their motorcycles are much too quiet for the typical American Harley owner so the first thing they do is to remove them. It is quite easy to find these basically brand new silencers on the web.
The chrome is very thick and flawless on these silencers, something that Royal Enfield should strive to achieve.

I ended up with a short Harley silencer which has a straight thru central tube with perforations thru its wall. Located in the center of this tube is a sheet metal plug that diverts the exhaust thru the forward perforations into the outer body. The exhaust then passes aft of this plug thru more perforations back into the outlet.

My new silencer sounded much like the original torpedo but it caused a very noticeable loss of engine power at all speeds. It was most noticeable when accelerating from a stop.
Obviously the Harley silencer was overly restrictive.

To correct the problem I drilled a series of holes thru the center plug to allow the exhaust to bypass its torturous path thru the outer body and vent directly into the exhaust outlet.
I did this a hole at a time and tested the results to see if the engine power was returning without any backfiring.
I finally ended up with one 3/8" (9.52mm) hole and four 1/8" (3.18mm) holes thru the plug.

Power is restored, a moderate thump at idle and a low throaty roar under acceleration.
No backfiring and I'm a happy camper.

Below are a few photos of my G5 with its new (used) Harley Davidson silencer.

No, I don't live at the $1,000,000 house that this walkway leads to.
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I ended up with a short Harley silencer which has a straight thru central tube with perforations thru its wall. Located in the center of this tube is a sheet metal plug that diverts the exhaust thru the forward perforations into the outer body. The exhaust then passes aft of this plug thru more perforations back into the outlet.
Would you be able to tell us what model (or engine) did that Harley exhaust come off?
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