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Old 17th November 2023, 10:34   #4096
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

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Hello fellow Interceptor owners.

What magnetic tankbags do you use? Please recommend one. I have a 6 year old Viaterra which i need to replace.
Givi has a nice range of tank bags although most of their bags are the lock type which may not fit the Interceptor tank. Their fully magnetic type bags are not many.
https://www.bikenbiker.com/collections/givi-tank-bags
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What magnetic tankbags do you use? Please recommend one. I have a 6 year old Viaterra which i need to replace.
Why, if I may ask please? Reason to ask is, I have a nearly 11 year old bag which still show no signs of wear & tear except for looking dirty.

Is it the additional space or convenience or any difficulty you're looking for a replacement luggage pls?
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

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What magnetic tankbags do you use? Please recommend one. I have a 6 year old Viaterra which i need to replace.
A friend of mine who rode together in the recent Ladakh ride was using the same tank bag as mine, a Rynox Optimus on his Interceptor 650 and he seemed quite satisfied. It has 25 litres capacity extendable upto 30/31 litres. Enough for a couple of days trip. I'm using the same since last 7 years.

Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin-img_20231117_105748.jpg Apologies for the poor photograph quality. Has to edit it.

You may try it out. Rynox products are quite durable and VFM.
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Why, if I may ask please? Reason to ask is, I have a nearly 11 year old bag which still show no signs of wear & tear except for looking dirty.

Is it the additional space or convenience or any difficulty you're looking for a replacement luggage pls?
Hey, so two reasons: I have also been using it is a backpack and there have been some abrasions and tears. and secondly, the rain cover is ripped, and i just cannot locate a rain cover for this bag that I can purchase separately
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

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i just cannot locate a rain cover for this bag that I can purchase separately
Hey, did you try reaching out to the ViaTerra team. They are pretty supportive.
Drop a mail to
contactus@viaterragear.com
salesteam@viaterra.in
Copy
ajinkya@viaterra.in.

Hope you get a proper solution.
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Hey, so two reasons: I have also been using it is a backpack and there have been some abrasions and tears. and secondly, the rain cover is ripped, and i just cannot locate a rain cover for this bag that I can purchase separately
Kindly PM me your number, I cannot promise as I'm not affiliated, but will do anything reasonable in my limits to help you. Tks

And I agree with @sole_rider, ViaTerra team is very supportive
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i just cannot locate a rain cover for this bag that I can purchase separately
You could look at Decathlon; they have a range of rain covers for bags of different sizes.
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What worries me most is the brake disc moving on the carrier and the idle hunting done by the engine. The buyer has agreed to pay for the service and parts cost. So, Interceptor or Gt 650 owners, kindly provide some pointers.
No need to worry on this one. Interceptor comes with a floating disc and not a fixed one like on some basic entry level bikes. Most big bikes have the floating disc approach and its normal for rotor to have some movement, and we should ideally worry if there is 'NO' movement on a floating disc.

There are plenty of DIY videos on your tube for how to maintain and clean a floating disc, which requires attention once in a while but is never given at service center. Have a look at them and try a self service of the disc joints on the rotor for improved braking feel.
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

Has anyone taken delivery or recently booked Interceptor? Iíve done my booking for Black ray, via RE app on the 21st November, thinking itíll take 2 months for delivery but the tentative/ promised date shows 6th December which is just 15 days. Are the deliveries happening quickly nowadays?

I wanted to know before I have a word with my dealer as they may push it to someone and delay mine stating itís just tentative as is often the case here in Hyderabad.
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I was watching a Drivetribe video where they were restoring the paint of a beaten down old Rover at Richard Hammond's workshop, The Smallest Cog. Something in the background caught my eye. It was a shining Interceptor 650 in what i feel is the best livery, the Chrome Mark II (and i am not just saying this because I happen to have one myself :P)

Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin-screenshot-20231124-3.13.25-pm.png

A couple of years back, i spotted the silver Int650 in an episode of Midsomer Murders. The twins have received some serious love in old Blighty
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I have to agree the Chrome Mark 2 looks the best, and, again, not because I happen to own one myself. It gives that nice retro look
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

A friend who has the interceptor wanted some feedback on the below 2 items. Whether it is worth, any other options to consider. I did see a few older posts referencing these but did not see any specific feedback.
  • Motowings trident exhausts - Greasehouse Growler exhaust
  • Motowings Performance Air Filter
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  • Motowings trident exhausts - Greasehouse Growler exhaust
  • Motowings Performance Air Filter
Hello Sir: Pls ask the purpose. If your friend is looking for huge performance improvement with these after market parts, pls ask him to forget it. However if its for aesthetics or acoustics, then yes go for it

Just few words of caution though
1. With the after market exhaust there're 2 potential issues: a. Police, b. Dogs
2. Air filter: One may enjoy motorcycle growl during intakes, but will eventually lead to shorter lifespan of motorcycle

Alternatives I can think is to keep using the stock & have peace of mind. But if you still insist, then Powerage Slip ons as I've been adviced by an esteemed respected TBhpian here as well as I've observed one such exhaust on GT650 on road which was quite OK but started screaming when the throttle was wide open.

#2: I'm totally against performance air filters as it decreases the life of motorcycle engine although it helps better breathing by less filtering of air. These air filters are awesome in developed nations where the ground pollution is lesser than sky pollution. However, in our country there's extreme ground pollution that enters combusion chamber if improperly filtered.

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

Some needs, some wants - mods on my Interceptor 650



Want - NGK Performance kit.

A good gentleman ordered this for me from BikeNBiker. The kit contains iridium spark plugs, suppressor caps and low resistance lead wires (red).

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I got it installed at Pitlane but not without any drama! The first NGK spark plug slipped and the threaded part cracked. On inspection it was found to be CR9EIX but bikenbiker website mentions that the kit will contain 2 CR8EIX NGK plugs. Pitlane had CR8 as it's used in Dominar also.

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I didn't want one CR8 and other CR9 installed so when I checked the NGK Part Finder page, we found CR7 (not Ronaldo) is recommended. Hence ordered a set of CR7EIX plugs (extra cost). If anyone could share some spark on these numbers then it would be enlightening!

In the meanwhile, got the front sprocket area cleaned which was long pending.

Now I have, Motowings performance filter installed back [aargee will not agree] with stage 2 kit (open air filter intake) + Iridium plugs! Am I flying? Not at all. Does it sound good? Indeed it does!

Need - Better cushioned seat.
I've clocked 18,500kms on the stock seat My bum deserved something better. I'm the flag bearer of custom seats and had good experience with my Classic 350 seat, I was ready to go down this route!

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If the experiment goes wrong then you can always buy the GMA seat. I wanted something like a scrambler bench seat. I knew the bucket type seats don't really work on the stock seat base, you need something wider for that!

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I had zeroed in one shop nearby and explained my needs. They took out a 30mm thick HD (high density) foam. Plan was to cut out the stock foam an fix this on top and then shape it. A new cover with ribbed pattern an red piping to complete the custom touch.

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Old foam cut out from stock seat reduced.

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New HD foam sheet ready to replace it.

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If you are going down the custom made route, make sure that you take the bike along, measure seat height properly and get it made right in front of you.

Before putting on the new cover, I took a test ride keeping this in mind that the height is not increased much. I could put my feet down and manage the bike as earlier. The result was more like the GMA type 2 touring seat.

I've completed a 1000+ km road trip on it and I'm satisfied with the work.

Need - New battery.

My Interceptor, Spitfire is now 3 years, 9 months+ old.

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You are right, My bike shown fair bit of these warnings, many times the bike started on 2nd or 3rd attempts. Now I paid the price for ignoring those warnings.
I faced the above and I was skeptical. I checked all the voltages and they were within range. 12.7V standby, charging going 14V+ and cranking voltage falling to 10.4V (checked with Digital Multimeter). Hence I sprayed some Contact cleaner and was happy with it. Did many rides and commutes without issues!

A day prior to a long ride, I was doing my usual routine of cleaning and preparing the bike. When I was done and cranked the bike for warm up! Gone the lights started blinking. It was still afternoon, I chalked out a few more checks after an hour, assuming some water ingress, battery voltage, fuse etc. Fuel pump was priming, horn was sounding!

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Considering the age of the battery (stock) and the upcoming ride I didn't hesitate a plonk a brand new Amaron Pro Rider battery. I took out the old battery and got the new one from my regular Battery shop in exchange of the old one. (I already have so much of stock parts!) I fitted the new battery in place and bingo, it fired back to life! A huge sigh of relief just before a long ride.

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That's all folks, thanks for being a part of this journey.

Happy riding,
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Old 28th November 2023, 18:25   #4110
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The first NGK spark plug slipped and the threaded part cracked. On inspection it was found to be CR9EIX but bikenbiker website mentions that the kit will contain 2 CR8EIX NGK plugs. Pitlane had CR8 as it's used in Dominar also.
I have also recently installed the NGK iridium spark plugs but without the cable kit. If you are using the iridium plugs alone (without the cable kit), then you need to use CR7EIX. If you want to use it with the cable kit, then use with CR8EIX.

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