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Old 10th October 2009, 13:57   #1
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Default Essential Royal Enfield Tool & Spares Kit For Touring

Will be touring around India for 6 months and
plan to be semi self-sufficient when it comes
to doing repairs etc.

What would be some essential tools and spare
parts that I would be required to carry for a
new Royal Enfield Bullet 350cc?
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Old 10th October 2009, 17:05   #2
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Welcome to India and hope you have a great ride.

Some of the stuff that is good to have with you on a long ride.

1. All Cables: clutch, accelerator, front brake(if drums).
2. Electrical: Head Light (replace the o/e with halogen if needed), brake, parking, indicators, spark plug.
3. Tools:
standard toolkit,
tire & tube removal kit: 2 large screw drivers and valve remover,
puncture patches,
spare tube,
air pump
4. Misc
Engine oil at least 1/2 liter
WD 40
Chain links

Money: Can be used to exchange for above items at any place.
Cards may not always work.
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I would add the following to the list given by bblost:

1. Sparkplugs 2 numbers

Other items that you might consider taking along:

1. Swiss knife (very useful)
2. 3-4 meters of electric wire (in case you need to by pass something in the wiring harness)
3. 3 litre Jerry can (can be used to carry water or fuel)
4. Extra fuses for the electrical relay/s

I am hoping you are going to drive a properly run-in Bullet 350. Else you need to be cautious about the running in. Bullet 350 being a CI engine, will not dissipate heat as quickly as an AVL engine. Hence its advised to take a break every 2- 2.5 hours of riding.

If you need any help with Bullet repair manual (Gurunandan's manual), please PM me i will forward the PDF copy.

Happy riding
-Vaspro

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Welcome to India and hope you have a great ride.

Some of the stuff that is good to have with you on a long ride.

1. All Cables: clutch, accelerator, front brake(if drums).
2. Electrical: Head Light (replace the o/e with halogen if needed), brake, parking, indicators, spark plug.
3. Tools:
standard toolkit,
tire & tube removal kit: 2 large screw drivers and valve remover,
puncture patches,
spare tube,
air pump
4. Misc
Engine oil at least 1/2 liter
WD 40
Chain links

Money: Can be used to exchange for above items at any place.
Cards may not always work.
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I would add the following to the list given by bblost:

1. Sparkplugs 2 numbers

Other items that you might consider taking along:

1. Swiss knife (very useful)
2. 3-4 meters of electric wire (in case you need to by pass something in the wiring harness)
3. 3 litre Jerry can (can be used to carry water or fuel)
4. Extra fuses for the electrical relay/s

I am hoping you are going to drive a properly run-in Bullet 350. Else you need to be cautious about the running in. Bullet 350 being a CI engine, will not dissipate heat as quickly as an AVL engine. Hence its advised to take a break every 2- 2.5 hours of riding.

If you need any help with Bullet repair manual (Gurunandan's manual), please PM me i will forward the PDF copy.

Happy riding
-Vaspro
Adding to what others have mentioned:

1) If yours is a Std Bullet 350 with points ignition take a spare CB points set and a Condensor.

2) Spare clutch lever and front brake lever.
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Old 10th October 2009, 20:02   #5
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Welcome to india bro,

Is this your first time in india ?? , If yes i will advise you to get somebody along with you (an indian) whom you can trust and somebody who can communicate well with the local people, I dont mean to scare you but for first timers, our beautiful country can sometimes be a little too adventurous.
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Hmm a small point, I have heard most long distant tourers on the Bull have dual cables for the clutch. (Cause if it snaps, you really need small fingers to fix them - have seen that!) course dont know much about the newgen Bulls!
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Hmm a small point, I have heard most long distant tourers on the Bull have dual cables for the clutch. (Cause if it snaps, you really need small fingers to fix them - have seen that!) course dont know much about the newgen Bulls!
But both are not connected at the same time. The spare cable is routed alongwith the cable in use, but ends are not connected. When the cable snaps the broken cable is disconnected and the spare cable is connected. It saves the time for removing the broken cable and routing new cable, which if the cable is routed as per RE factory spec will need to take off the fuel tank.

Also the factory spec cable via under the tank, though tidy, will increase the chance of cable breakage. Best way is to route the cable by the left side of the engine instead of the under tank.
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... Best way is to route the cable by the left side of the engine instead of the under tank.
would this make the operation easier?
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would this make the operation easier?
Yes it will, the cable takes a more easier path with less sharp kinks. With a badly lubricated or old cable you can feel the difference when its re routed via the left side.
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If leaving a spare cable end exposed, wrap it in plastic.
Else it will dry out and rust faster than you can say snap.
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Best way is to route the cable by the left side of the engine instead of the under tank.
Yeah.remember Mech did that since once the clutch cable failed on My Last Bike -Bullet Electra.Another Thing I faced was the decompressor cable failing.I prefer the Horizontal Decompressor lever on standard models.
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Since I read somewhere(not sure) that Bullet Continuously riding on Ghat Section Consumes More Engine Oil ,Why Not Carry 20W50 Engine Oil As well?May come handy.Moreover ,If OP hires a bullet ,Probably the Condition May not Be Excellent.

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Also if you can do carry the rod on which the foot pegs are mounted, i broke mine on my trip to Nepal fortunately i had to travel just 100 odd kms to Jabalpur - Hanif Motorcycle Works - using the rear pegs to get it replaced

A chain link and a small WD40 Can would be really useful. Also get your battery clips inspected / re-soldered and lubed before you leave.

Vaspro, sharing a copy of the Bullet Repair Manual by Pete Snidal is Piracy, please correct me if i am wrong.

Happy Touring !!

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Vaspro, sharing a copy of the Bullet Repair Manual by Pete Snidal is Piracy, please correct me if i am wrong.
@MumBiker: The manual i mentioned is not Pete Snidal's and neither the information copyrighted. It was compiled and shared on RE community on Orkut.

Cheers!
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@MumBiker: The manual i mentioned is not Pete Snidal's and neither the information copyrighted. It was compiled and shared on RE community on Orkut.

Cheers!
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@vaspro - if it is not copyrighted, will be very thankful if you can share it with me. Thanks in advance.
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@MumBiker: The manual i mentioned is not Pete Snidal's and neither the information copyrighted. It was compiled and shared on RE community on Orkut.

Cheers!
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Thanks for clarifying that, was just concerned about copyright material being shared.
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