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Old 30th May 2022, 14:06   #3541
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

A quick 2 minute clip of me taking a friends custom 650 scrambler, with a custom full system exhaust for a spin. This thing SINGS

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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

I have the same experience with the Grip Puppies.

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7.Grip puppies: Good functionality, isolated the vibrations well but surprisingly not durable. Started crumbling off within a year of use.
Installed them on my standard 500 in October 2020 and loved them instantly. Helped a lot with the vibrations. However, a few days ago I noticed that they're tearing from the edges.

This is with mainly weekend riding & the bike always being parked in a covered area.
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

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However, a few days ago I noticed that they're tearing from the edges.
Is it on the throttle grip only? The Royal (Enfield) jokers that I took my bike for first servicing had a standard practice that predisposed to throttle handgrip tearing at edges. They were using a small screwdriver to lift the edges and then roll up the grip to get to the OEM grip underneath, with which then they proceeded to check for play in the accelerator cable. I hope this isn't the case here.

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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

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A quick 2 minute clip of me taking a friends custom 650 scrambler, with a custom full system exhaust for a spin. This thing SINGS

https://Youtu.be/CjX4hLhCFHc
My word, thatís a beautiful machine! Your shifts were on point too.

Where was it, Bangalore or New Delhi? Asking because of the colour of the rickshaws.
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Old 5th June 2022, 12:43   #3545
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

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My word, thatís a beautiful machine! Your shifts were on point too.

Where was it, Bangalore or New Delhi? Asking because of the colour of the rickshaws.
Thank you brother. This is Delhi

Hereís a quick video of the photo shoot of the bike as well

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Thank you brother. This is Delhi

Hereís a quick video of the photo shoot of the bike as well

https://Youtu.be/J2CcirS4t1A
Haha, neat! Which action camera are you using?
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Haha, neat! Which action camera are you using?
I use a gopro hero 7
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

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Is it on the throttle grip only?
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I hope this isn't the case here.
Both the grips have a small tear, just under 1cm in length.

I usually do all the minor service myself - anything that doesn't involve removing either wheels. No chance of the technicians messing with the grips - I never leave my bike alone.
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GT 650 Twin 6 Months Update

Hello ,
I have discussed a few issued with the GT 650 I am facing in earlier posts.


ISSUE No 1:-Hard Clutch.
After installing the easy clutch from prospec, the hard clutch issue is resolved. I had updated in earlier post about it.

ISSUE No 2:- Ergonomics- hand and neck pain.
I have also installed clip-on risers a couple of days back from Dug Dug Motorcycle. Product at following link- https://www.dugdugmotorcycles.com/du...inental-gt-650.

Sherry Bathena (Garage owner on East Street) said the quality is not that good and they had to drill a few holes in the clip-on riser bars for the securing the light switches. Plus the fitment has become a little cluttered.

Result: This is another great addition. The lean forward and committed position has reduced, riding triangle is less committed now and there is little stress on hands and wrists. I understand the essence of the GT as a cafe racer is defeated to some extent, however it has made riding a pleasure. And offers benefits of both worlds.

The ride is now nimble and more maneuverable.
I feel the second issue of neck pain and ergonomics had been resolved to 65% to 70 %. I am quite pleased. Thanks for your kind support and suggestions.
Sharing some PICS.

Thanks - Naj
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Old 12th June 2022, 00:29   #3550
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

Its been over 3 years of trouble-free ownership with the 650 -

Today I started the bike after a long time and I see that the battery is starting to fail

symptoms -

The battery light stays on, If I switch off the headlight the battery light goes off but as soon the headlight is powered on the battery warning light comes on!
Video on the battery light always on -








This is the stock battery from the factory- Model no -
FEX1-ETX 14

These batteries are easily available in the price range of 2500 - 3700-/ depending on the dealer.

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I have not given up on this battery yet! Will try and recharge this battery before replace. Exide recommends recharging the battery for 5-10 hours at 1.2A, I will keep you all updated on how this goes..

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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

You can always recharge and get some more juice out of the battery, but at over 3 years battery has run its course of life. I would anyday just replace it with a new one and have peaches of mind, rather then getting stranded somewhere on the middle of road someday.

This is not a costly maintenance but adds to lot of peace of mind while riding.
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Old 12th June 2022, 09:39   #3552
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

Just replace the battery already. You have no idea which cells are weak and dead. These batteries cannot be resurrected.

A weak battery will stress your starter motor and wear it out over time leading to a starter motor failure. A sure case of penny wise pound foolish.
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Old 13th June 2022, 05:50   #3553
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

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Its been over 3 years of trouble-free ownership with the 650 -
That battery has run its course. I'd just replace it.

I've had the Battery light stay on after one stalling incident last April. Stalling as in, I let the clutch out by accident, thinking the bike was in neutral. The neutral indicator works fine. I did not look at the console before letting go of the clutch. Ever since that day, the battery light won't go out on starting the bike. It takes atleast 30minutes of highway riding for the lamp to go off. Its evident there is either low voltage or something else going on as the bike takes longer to start. The engine turns without a sign of weakened battery power but its quite clear that a spark or fuel delivery is taking longer than it usually does. I need to hold the starter for atleast 5 to 7 seconds continuous for the bike to fire. Once it starts, all is well. It does not misfire or anything. Unfortunately; I can't turn off the headlamp to conserve power during daytime. I've been lazy to attend to this as the bike starts. I think I will start by checking the terminals. My bike is 18 months old and I've run a fair bit, though the bike operates in temperatures of 15 degrees or lower. The bike has never been pressure washed. Any other areas of inspection will be appreciated.

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Old 13th June 2022, 13:24   #3554
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

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That battery has run its course. I'd just replace it.

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How many KM has your bike done? Check the relays and the battery health.

Update -

The battery was fully charged for 10 hours !

Yesterday DBhpian - vigsom was in town and he was with me fiddling with the bike.
I removed and cleaned up all the relays and electrical points with dielectric spray, fixed the battery back and the bike is back to normal.
The battery lasted this long because of the BS3 Switch - 40 months with the stock battery!
Took the bike for a 100KM ride last night and it worked normally. Will keep an eye on this next time will replace the battery.
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

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This is the stock battery from the factory- Model no -
FEX1-ETX 14
I thought the bike came with an Amaron battery. Is it always exide or it can be any of the two?

The reason I ask is that my bike has an Amaron battery currently and mine is a pre-owned bike so I'm not sure if the first owner changed the battery.
Will ask him now.
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