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Old 26th December 2011, 09:05   #2266
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what are the service intervals for the CL500 Desert Storm?
The service intervals are 500 km [1.5 months], 3000 km [3 months] and every 3 k km afterwards.
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The 6K interval between oil changes seems too much to me for air cooled engines?,what interval are CL500 owners following here?

Also,i have done 400kms till now,and i have noticed that the bike once warmed up,refuses to start without slight throttle input,is it a problem,or it is like that? If starting after like 10-15 minutes,or at a cold start,it starts with just the button's push
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Old 26th December 2011, 14:37   #2268
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Hi to all bull owners
Can anything be done on our bullet like this bonneville custom.
Look what a beauty has been customized out of the stock one.
Will love to have tyres like that.
Impossible is nothing, esp if you have money to spend.

Would recommend you give your bike to RCM (Rajputana Customs) and they will do an equally good job, if not better.

Rajputana Custom Motorcycles
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Old 26th December 2011, 21:11   #2269
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@ TROOPER the tyre pressure was recommended by the workshop mechanic. I was skeptical too but decided to give it a try. One thing for sure was that the handling in city was exceptional. Delhi doesn't have too many potholes now so maintaining high pressure wont be a problem. will test lower pressure this weekend.

@nasirkaka.. ;; What will happen if i paint the engine with black. Wont be there overheating issue as the paint may reduce heat dissipation. And wont the paint come off too easily by heated engine parts.
Any guess about the tyres ??
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Hi Anup. Thanks to ArizonaJim, I guess this is the answer to your query.

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@nasirkaka.. ;; What will happen if i paint the engine with black. Wont be there overheating issue as the paint may reduce heat dissipation. And wont the paint come off too easily by heated engine parts.
Any guess about the tyres ??
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Ricky

There are a number of paints that are available but their thermal conductivity can vary greatly.
I don't know if Krylon paint is sold in India but it basically comes in a spray can.
There are several different kinds of paint that is sold under that brand name and the common black spray paint creates a thermal barrier. In other words it is like putting an insulation on your engine.

Because the RE is an air cooled engine, any insulation that is applied to it will keep the engines heat from escaping. This will result in the engine running hotter.

There is also a Krylon paint that is made for use on charcoal grills, (often referred to in the US as a barbecue) and radiant heaters
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This black paint is specifically made to resist high temperatures of up to 1200 degrees F or 649 degrees C for short periods of time and 600 degrees (316 degrees C) continuous duty.
This paint is highly conductive to heat, transfering almost all of the heat from the painted object to the air. The information I have says the heat transfer is so high it is almost like no paint was on the surface at all.

Amazon.com: Krylon 1402 High heat aluminum spray paint: Home Improvement

Because common paints insulate I cannot recommend that any of these types of paint should be used on an air cooled engine.

If you can find a specialty paint that is made specifically for high temperature use like painting radiant heaters or BBQ's then it should be safe to use.

While on the subject of heat transfer, Black is a much better color than any other color.

I hope this information helps you.
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The Service intervals given for my 2011 G5 are:
300 km, 2000 km, 3750 km, 6000 km, 7500 km, 9500 km, 11250 km, 13000 km, 15000 km, 17000 km, 18750 km.

The manual goes on to say, "For maintenance after 30,000 Kms, please repeat the same frequency levels specified above, in consultation with a Royal Enfield Service Station.

In addition to changing the oil and oil filter, there are up to 30 other things that need to be inspected and/or adjusted at each of these service intervals.

These range from cleaning the air filter to adjusting the rear brake rod to checking the battery and so forth.

When you receive your motorcycle, the list will be found in the manual.
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@RUCHIR :: The teflon cost me 800 bucks for three sittings. Each on services due. A bit costlier from retail market but I chose to pay the extra bucks. I hope u notice the glaze in the pic.
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After giving a deep look to the bike, it looks that the matt paint of your bike is now replaced with the glossy finish due to teflon and this is an irreversible finsih, do you still feel the matt paint when you touch it?
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On a (somewhat) related note, can anyone make available soft copies of the 350 and 500 UCE service manuals?
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After giving a deep look to the bike, it looks that the matt paint of your bike is now replaced with the glossy finish due to teflon and this is an irreversible finsih, do you still feel the matt paint when you touch it?
the matt feeling is gone. one advantage I got is that the dirt is easier to wipe off.

@iron.head : thanks a lot for this information. Any guess about tyres??
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@nasirkaka.. ;; What will happen if i paint the engine with black. Wont be there overheating issue as the paint may reduce heat dissipation. And wont the paint come off too easily by heated engine parts.
Any guess about the tyres ??
There are various paints/powders available in black. Some of them are specially made to dissipate more heat. I think Rajith is using one such on his C5. Also if you look at some harleys, their engine blocks are black (powder-coated i guess, as its more durable), and those bikes are air cooled too. Am sure if you want all black look, there would be possibilities of doing the same without overheating.
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The Service intervals given for my 2011 G5 are:
300 km, 2000 km, 3750 km, 6000 km, 7500 km, 9500 km, 11250 km, 13000 km, 15000 km, 17000 km, 18750 km.
Classic 500 service intervals are totally different.

1st Service : 500kms
2nd Service : 2000kms
3rd Service : 6000kms
4th Service : 9000kms

Oil changes happen on 1st and 3rd service.
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Classic 500 service intervals are totally different.

1st Service : 500kms
2nd Service : 2000kms
3rd Service : 6000kms
4th Service : 9000kms

Oil changes happen on 1st and 3rd service.
Minor correction: 2nd Service at 3000 / 3 months (whichever is earlier)

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Thats right Naresh. I had 3000kms in mind but, somehow typed 2000kms !!
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Is it in anyway possible to get extended warranty after the 9 month period that Royal Enfield offers?
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Does anyone have an idea about the expected life of this UCE engine?
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