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Old 24th July 2009, 15:56   #46
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Apart from the Twin Connecting Rods in the engine, The Twin fork concept looks pretty unique, though how they perform is a question mark.
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i own a 1995 enfield diesel. i bought it when i was doing my M. Tech in Mysore and had many trips from mysore to trichur(about 300km). i still own it. now i am in Australia, the bike idles in Kerala. but once in six month when i go to India, for the first kick, i can hear the "music". yes i love that sound.
my collegemates used to tell when i was in mysore that they can "hear" and tell all the places where i went, even when they attend the classes !!!
starting the bike is very easy if the decompression lever is used properly. drip one or two drops of engine oil to the top of the piston, crank slowly, before storing the bike for a long time. the bike can be started for the first kick itself.that is the experience in the past five years.
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Hi Jaykoot,

I agree with you. The Enfield diesel can serve its owner very well if the owner understands the machine a bit. My dad's colleague has been using this bike for more than a decade now and he simply loves the machine. The mileage is legendary and he is able to carry out a lot of repairs on his own. I'm personally interested in buying one of these machines and then modifying it to extract superior performance.
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Some boys from a college in kerala have modded the diesel bullet engine by mating a Turbo Charger to it :

The Hindu : Kerala / Thiruvananthapuram News : Students tweak diesel motorbike for better performance
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Hi MumBiker,

Thanks a lot for the link. I've gone through it now and this piece of information validates my line of thought on this subject. Thanking you again

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There is a firm in India which builds made to order diesel RE's BulletWallas - Diesel Bikes I had read about this workshop in a magazine some time ago, was run by a foreigner
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