Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Motorbikes


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 25th February 2013, 20:09   #451
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Delhi
Posts: 2,548
Thanked: 4,524 Times
Default Re: Royal Enfield Queries

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rhoads View Post
Hi Jeroen,
Glad it helped. One more quicky here. While keeping the cable lubricated is good, why not switch to a brand new throttle cable (about Rs. 60). They DONT need to be lubricated at all. Just pick one up and keep it in your toolbox. The next time when your cable runs out, junk it and put this one!

With bulls, DIYs are the best ways ahead. Just that some silly issues like idling problems, tappet noise, slack/tight chains, small electrical problems (malfunctions in pilotlamp, indicator), ETC are issues that dont require an expert to fix while on the flipside, those AWESOME mechanics (that your DIY-hater-friends usually suggest) are waiting to make you feel miserable by making these issues look like HUGE ones with the estimates running to some hundreds if not thousands.

Cheers mate!
Happy riding!

Thanks, I've kept many cars running all by myself, but this is my first bike. Still, it's pretty basic. Need to get me some more tools that fit! None of my metric spanners fit properly. Forgot about that.

Jeroen
Jeroen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th February 2013, 12:48   #452
Newbie
 
motofreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 9
Thanked: 4 Times
Default Royal Enfield Queries: Front fork issue

Hello Bikers,

I bought my first bike, C500 Desert storm last Sunday and have been completely awestruck ever since.

Its a 'Un-expressible' feeling of finally joining the RE family. Hello to all my brothers out there!

As i am obsessed with my new family member ( named Captain Storm) i started paying a lot of attention to all the parts and rubbing/polishing them to keep the bike new and spunk.

Yesterday i observed that my front fork (right side) has scrapped paint marks where its close to the mudguard. Closer observation showed that the right mudguard near the fork also has the same paint marks. I took the bike for a ride and braked hard on the front and also heard a slight sound similar to 2 metals rubbing against each other.

It appears that there is lesser than the required gap between the fork arm and the mudguard. It is not impacting the ride, the bike still goes straight and with light front braking, the problem isnt even observed. It only appears when there is big speed-braker or a sudden hard front brake is applied. Currently the only thing that is being impacted is my peace of mind.

Did anyone face a similar issue? Can you help me go about it?


Thanks in advance!
motofreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st March 2013, 15:52   #453
BHPian
 
bulletboy76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Pune
Posts: 84
Thanked: 47 Times
Default Re: Royal Enfield Queries

Hi All,

I am finding a weird problem with my Bullet 350 UCE. The problem is with the speedo meter.

I am finding that the speedo meter needle is moving extremely slowly. E.g. If I am increasing the throttle and going from say 40 kmph to 70kmph in say 10 - 20 seconds, the speedometer is taking around 40 - 50 seconds to show the new speed.
Same is the case while slowing down. When I come to standstill from say 40 kmph, it is taking 30 - 40 seconds for the speedo needle to come to zero.

Please note that while the needle seems to have 'slowed down', the odo reading (i.e. km reading is) is moving correctly i.e. the odo appears to be working properly.

Any idea on what could be the reason? I have seen this starting yesterday. Earlier all was well. Is this something I can fix myself?

Cheers and happy thumping!
bulletboy76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st March 2013, 18:48   #454
BHPian
 
Collector's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Coimbatore
Posts: 129
Thanked: 106 Times
Default Re: Royal Enfield Queries

Quote:
Originally Posted by bulletboy76 View Post
Hi All,

I am finding a weird problem with my Bullet 350 UCE. The problem is with the speedo meter.

I am finding that the speedo meter needle is moving extremely slowly. E.g. If I am increasing the throttle and going from say 40 kmph to 70kmph in say 10 - 20 seconds, the speedometer is taking around 40 - 50 seconds to show the new speed.
Same is the case while slowing down. When I come to standstill from say 40 kmph, it is taking 30 - 40 seconds for the speedo needle to come to zero.

Please note that while the needle seems to have 'slowed down', the odo reading (i.e. km reading is) is moving correctly i.e. the odo appears to be working properly.

Any idea on what could be the reason? I have seen this starting yesterday. Earlier all was well. Is this something I can fix myself?

Cheers and happy thumping!
Unfortunatly this is not a DIY job. The innards of you spedo need an overhaul and possably a number of parts replaced.I would advise you to go to a good[reputable] meterwalla in your area.Am sure your local mechanics will guide you to one. Also get the cable checked and replaced if needed. This problem is usually caused/noticed after a shower of rain or getting your bike waterwashed/serviced and is due to ingress of water into the spedo innards.
Collector is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd March 2013, 15:42   #455
BANNED
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: RJ 14
Posts: 532
Thanked: 77 Times
Default Re: Royal Enfield Queries

Quote:
Originally Posted by bulletboy76 View Post
Hi All,

I am finding a weird problem with my Bullet 350 UCE. The problem is with the speedo meter.
Cheers and happy thumping!
If your bike is under warranty, try to get (speedo+odo) unit replaced with new one. Repaired units are not correctly for long time.
(Alok) is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd March 2013, 00:40   #456
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Alappuzha
Posts: 235
Thanked: 34 Times
Default Re: Royal Enfield Queries

I have experienced the very same problem in my Unicorn. Just tighten the speedometer cablewhere it joins the speedometer housing side
Ashley Nair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd March 2013, 12:49   #457
BHPian
 
Rennjit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Coc, Cbe
Posts: 588
Thanked: 73 Times
Default Re: Royal Enfield Queries

I've had same issue on bullet, slow responding / needle struck at 20 which didn't want to come down. Was b'coz of two- the screws holding inner machine assy to cup at bottom wasn't tight letting it to wiggle inside & the cable was off center where it entered speedo unit both causing cable pinching.
Its simple enough for DIY, all one need is patience. cheers...

Last edited by Rennjit : 3rd March 2013 at 12:57. Reason: ;-)
Rennjit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th March 2013, 12:50   #458
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 13
Thanked: 5 Times
Default Re: Royal Enfield Queries

Hi bulletboy76,
I'd +1 on Rennjit's post. This IS a simple DIY job. Check the cable and the casings. Most of this involving a simple screw/unscrew job, you can figure this out all by yourself.
If you feel the actual speedo unit is too sealed for you to open, threatening your warranty, then take it to an RE service center (listed on their website).

While I'd forbid any bulleteer from taking their rides to any local mechanic (yeah yeah.. i've seen all those "bindass" mechanics that will make your gadis "mast"), I'd also suggest start working on your rides by yourself (at least those simple repairs) while your vehicle is still under free-services. Trust me, with a bullet, it helps to have a trick or two under your sleeve.

Happy riding!
Rhoads is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th March 2013, 11:02   #459
BHPian
 
bulletboy76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Pune
Posts: 84
Thanked: 47 Times
Default Re: Royal Enfield Queries

Thanks for the information Ashley, Rennjit and Rhoads! It definitely helps
I will try this myself this weekend.

By the way, since today morning, I am feeling that that odometer too is running faster. Hope this problem too will go away with your recommended approach.
Let me try to open up the assembly myself and try tightening the screws.

Cheers and happy thumping!
bulletboy76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th March 2013, 12:38   #460
BHPian
 
eq24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Crazy-gaon, NCR
Posts: 377
Thanked: 304 Times
Default This is Which Bike?

MOD Team - I checked but do not know where to put this post as could not find similar thread. Please move if thread exists. Thanks

On way to office today I saw this Royal Enfield bike and usually I am not a bike person, I can't even ride a bike but this just blew me away. This is by far one of the most beautiful bikes I have laid my eyes on. And very immaculately kept as well. Every one was just staring at this bike. What bike is this guys?

Royal Enfield Queries-bik-1.jpg

Royal Enfield Queries-bik-2.jpg

Sorry for the quality was using the phone camera.
eq24 is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 8th March 2013, 12:41   #461
Senior - BHPian
 
akshay4587's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Chandigarh/Mohali/Ambala Cantt
Posts: 3,750
Thanked: 1,481 Times
Default Re: This is Which Bike?

That is a customized Royal Enfield.
Below the skin it can be any model Classic\Electra\Standard.
Cannot make out but engine looks like a UCE,or may be a CI\AVL,Near the kick it looks like UCE

Last edited by akshay4587 : 8th March 2013 at 12:42.
akshay4587 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th March 2013, 12:46   #462
Senior - BHPian
 
rajeev k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Emerging Metro
Posts: 3,281
Thanked: 1,654 Times
Default Re: This is Which Bike?

It is a normal RE Bullet customized, Isn't it? From the licence plates it could be derived as a pre-1989 model.
rajeev k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th March 2013, 20:46   #463
BHPian
 
eq24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Crazy-gaon, NCR
Posts: 377
Thanked: 304 Times
Default Re: Royal Enfield Queries

I saw the bike again today, only I was a bit far and could not catch up to him. I will surely stop him to ask next time. Is that number plate vintage applied to a new bike or is it really a vintage bike.
eq24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th March 2013, 21:54   #464
BHPian
 
arjithin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: BGLR/Chalakudy
Posts: 622
Thanked: 431 Times
Default Re: Royal Enfield Queries

Quote:
Originally Posted by eq24 View Post
I saw the bike again today, only I was a bit far and could not catch up to him. I will surely stop him to ask next time. Is that number plate vintage applied to a new bike or is it really a vintage bike.
In 1989, most of the state registration numbers moved to the new system for eg UP XX YYYY. Since the bike's number plate shows UST XXXX, we can assume its a pre 1989 bike. The battery cover and rear suspension also shows an older model ( just a hint only).

Last edited by arjithin : 9th March 2013 at 21:59.
arjithin is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10th March 2013, 00:51   #465
BHPian
 
nitin.rai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 327
Thanked: 235 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by eq24 View Post
MOD Team - I checked but do not know where to put this post as could not find similar thread. Please move if thread exists. Thanks

On way to office today I saw this Royal Enfield bike and usually I am not a bike person, I can't even ride a bike but this just blew me away. This is by far one of the most beautiful bikes I have laid my eyes on. And very immaculately kept as well. Every one was just staring at this bike. What bike is this guys?

Sorry for the quality was using the phone camera.
Am kind of sure this is another vintage restored by Bobbee (just that the emblem on this one is different from what I had seen).
http://helmetstories.blogspot.in/201...bee-singh.html
nitin.rai is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Royal Enfield Mechanics Thread: All mechanics requirements and queries here sreerajunnithan Motorbikes 416 8th October 2016 21:04
117 Royal Enfields, 140+ people. 1 Thump. Royal Riders 2nd Anniversary Ride h@r$h@l Motorbikes 5 8th February 2012 12:34
Royal Enfield Or Karizma??? austinpowers Motorbikes 80 25th October 2010 14:04
When did Royal Enfield become "Enfield"? pullin Motorbikes 1 25th June 2010 13:34
500cc Royal Enfield vs NEW 350cc Enfield scottoe Motorbikes 22 13th October 2009 16:47


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 19:17.

Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks