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Old 12th January 2024, 08:11   #4171
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

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For some time now I have been looking for adjustable gear and brake levers. I checked out the OEM parts that come as standard on the 2023 model onwards, but they looked very bulky.
Will address various aspects of this:

1. Reach adjustable levers
Cannot recommend them enough. First upgrade I did on my INT at about 2000km. Hated stock levers.

2. Cheap aftermarket levers
This is actually quite a polarising topic because for many people they work without problems, and for many people they snap off like a kit kat. I had to put a cheap lever in a pinch on my older RTR and it sheared off when I bumped a pillar in a mall. OTOH have helped friends install levers that have lasted many years.

3. What adjustable lever to pick
I prefer shorty levers placed inboard so that I can hook my fingers on the edge of the lever. I got the Roadpower customs levers and they are very good, but expensive (5k or so). If you like longer levers and are mechanically adept, I would say go for the cheap ones and try them out. That said, the link you have shared seems both unavailable and relatively high quality.

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Old 12th January 2024, 08:50   #4172
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

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Will address various aspects of this:

1. Reach adjustable levers
Cannot recommend them enough. First upgrade I did on my INT at about 2000km. Hated stock levers.

2. Cheap aftermarket levers
This is actually quite a polarising topic because for many people they work without problems, and for many people they snap off like a kit kat. I had to put a cheap lever in a pinch on my older RTR and it sheared off when I bumped a pillar in a mall. OTOH have helped friends install levers that have lasted many years.

3. What adjustable lever to pick
I prefer shorty levers placed inboard so that I can hook my fingers on the edge of the lever. I got the Roadpower customs levers and they are very good, but expensive (5k or so). If you like longer levers and are mechanically adept, I would say go for the cheap ones and try them out. That said, the link you have shared seems both unavailable and relatively high quality.
Thank you for the inputs. I am averse to using cheap aftermarket anything on my motorcycle. I do a lot of touring and mostly to remote places, so would be mortified at the thought of a part failure under these circumstances. especially since i am not particularly mechanically gifted.

I was going to wait for the Amazon levers to be available but thanks for recommending the RPC levers. If you have had a good experience with them, i might as well bite the bullet and get me a set of those.

Thanks for the recco
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Old 12th January 2024, 15:41   #4173
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

Decided to randomly visit Tyrestore Chennai, right below Rynox Chennai, to enquire about Vredestein Centauro STs for my Inty, which is due for delivery in a month. Was quoted 9000 including buyback on the stock CEATs. Might have to pay a bit extra for fitting, balancing, and alignment; but I still think it is a great deal! Moreover, he also gave me a contact for getting my handlebars upgraded to the Scram 411 accessory handlebar (which will be purchased from RE directly).

Another query. Could someone share their experience on using the GT's touring seat on the Interceptor? Does it feel comfortable enough, or would the Deluxe Touring Seat be a better choice?
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Old 14th January 2024, 07:35   #4174
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

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I was aiming for a "murdered-out" look on the bike, so that includes swapping to the Scram 411 handlebar from RE Genuine Accessories. It also got me thinking about the distasteful use of a cream-like garish sticker on the tank. Is it possible to remove that sticker and use a black tank pad instead? Has anyone tried doing so, or know someone who has? It would be really useful to decide on that purchase.


Also, TripMachine Moc-Toe black boots vs Viaterra boots vs Clan Shoes SNKR Waterproof version? Any thoughts?

Vishal, myself and my soul mate have Int 650 Black Ray. And he recently did few modifications on his bike.

1) Custom paint job of Fuel Tank & PPF
2) Carbon Racing Handle bar risers
3) Black Adventure plus handle bar of Himalayan / Scram 411
4) Tried to swap indicators with Vardenchi, but it didn't fit on 2023 model
5) Zana Top Rack (T-2)
6) And we both swapped to Deluxe Touring seat from RE


Below is his Beast after above works done. These works were done in LRL Motors Cochin. They just had to reroute cable after installing handlebar risers. And as per him riding comfort and handling has improved a lot after changing handle bars and seat. His previous ride was Versys 650.

Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin-image_123650291.jpg

And I am using Clan Riding Snkrs ( Waterproof ) and its very comfortable light weight riding shoes. Build quality and protection offered are superb and its very easy to upshift due to its design compared to other front bulky riding shoes. Only one thing to nitpick is its little hard to put on and remove due to absence of zippers.
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Old 14th January 2024, 16:29   #4175
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

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Was quoted 9000 including buyback on the stock CEATs. Might have to pay a bit extra for fitting, balancing, and alignment; but I still think it is a great deal!

Another query.Does it feel comfortable enough, or would the Deluxe Touring Seat be a better choice?
Even Im on the same boat waiting for my Black ray expecting delivery on the 6th of March. However, the Vredesteins cost close to 9000 even if purchased without exchange from Royal Enfield. Try checking with RE ASC before you take a call. Also, from my test ride experience Ceats did a decent job and for your city use, I would suggest during the break in phase to give them a try; with Vredesteins on back order from RE ASC.

Sharing the link to prior post with part numbers and price details for reference.

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motor...ml#post5577250 (Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin)

Similar experience with the stock seat, which was comfortable for me at least for an hour of continuous test ride in the city (maybe RE did something in the latest iteration) If the usage is restricted to city rides, I think it would be worth waiting before taking the plunge. Also, since RE sells most of their accessories on Amazon, its worth checking out there if ASC needs to back order when youd feel the necessity to make that seat upgrade.

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Old 15th January 2024, 15:37   #4176
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

Went for a Sunday ride to Darjeeling yesterday and met up with a kindred spirit

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

I have been contemplating getting the New Himalayan 450, and one line of thought was trading my 650 baker express for the same.

But every time i ride my bike, it gives me reasons not to let it go. Over years, with some mods and customizations here and there, the bike is quite suited to my requirements. The ergonomics (sitting or standing) feels even better then Xpulse. The bikes does fairly well off the road and on trails as well, thanks to some suspension mods. I like how it sounds as well with the 270 degrees firing and with the light weight AEW exhaust.

The Odometer is already around 30k kms and i do not even remember how we have done that as this is like my 2nd bike.

Sharing some pics from the Sankranti trail ride.
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Old 22nd January 2024, 00:49   #4178
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

My Interceptor refused to start three days back. This was out of the blue. I had done a 60 km spin the previous day and there were no warning signs whatsoever. The fuel pump primed as usual, but, it would not crank. As the bike was at home, I let it be and called RSA.
They linked up with my local dealer who is just a kilometre away from where I live. The mechanic arrived with a battery in hand, said my battery was low on charge, started the bike with the battery he had brought and took the bike with him.
They called meva couple of hours later and informed me that they had asked for a replacement battery under warranty.
This was to take 3-5 days and i sent the tc and invoice details over whatsApp. I am awaiting my bike. The bike is 11 months and 13,800 kms old. Too early for the battery to go kaput!!
Will update as and when I get the bike back!
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Old 23rd January 2024, 11:32   #4179
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

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The mechanic arrived with a battery in hand, said my battery was low on charge, started the bike with the battery he had brought and took the bike with him.
The bike is 11 months and 13,800 kms old. Too early for the battery to go kaput!!
May be you could ask them to check the health/condition of RR unit too. I've come across many instances of faulty RR units causing these battery failures, both here on TBHP and elsewhere. If it indeed is the case, then replacing the battery would not fix the issue and also is a redundant step.
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

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May be you could ask them to check the health/condition of RR unit too. I've come across many instances of faulty RR units causing these battery failures, both here on TBHP and elsewhere. If it indeed is the case, then replacing the battery would not fix the issue and also is a redundant step.
Hi, as I had read here about all the issues, I had told them to check RR unit health as well.

I picked up the bike today. The battery was in good health and was not replaced. On enquiry as to why the battery had lost charge despite being ridden even the previous day, I got the lovely answer that Interceptor batteries lose charge occasionally in cold weather!! I don't even know what to say!
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Old 23rd January 2024, 19:19   #4181
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

I was on the market for a used Interceptor 650 and I narrowed across my listings to 2 bikes. First bike is a late February 2021 Orange Crush, it has just under 20,000 KM odometer reading. Warranty will expire next month, bike looks to be in good condition except rusting near the bend pipes and oxidation of the engine casing. Owner is asking 2.35 Lakhs as the final rate, he says the bike is on its second set of tires. I'm worried about the odometer reading, is 20,000 km on the higher side or is that not an issue for Interceptors ?

The next bike I came across was a late August 2021 Canyon Red, it has just under 8k odometer reading. It has 5 years extended warranty. Bike looks to be in good condition, owner says that it doesn't have any rusting. Owner says that front tire has about 70% life and back tire has about 60% life. Owner is asking 2.6 Lakhs as the final rate. One odd thing I found out about the bike was that it doesn't have a crash guard. Both these are in Kerala, completely stock and are single owner. Which one seems to be a better deal out of these two. I have a slight preference towards the Canyon Red color as it is my favorite color for the Interceptor.
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

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I was on the market for a used Interceptor 650 and I narrowed across my listings to 2 bikes.
Have you visually inspected these motorcycles? I would not take any decision from some random internet look up.

20,000km is fine. Its a good sign in my books cause the bike has been used instead of sitting in the garage. A little surface rusting and shining up the engine cases is a good polish job. Thats it. I can almost guarantee the second set of tires will be on their way out so you want to negotiate on that.

I don't think the Interceptor comes fitted with a crash guard from the factory. Atleast mine did not though I bought it in another part of the world. You need to buy one and fit it. At 8,000 km, I would say the rear tire will have <30% life left in it. I had the Pirelli's and they wore out pretty fast. The Ceats, I suspect will run a little more.

For both motorcycles, you need to check services have been carried out on time. Oil changes, etc. I would check for any insurance claims. Both the bikes may need a new battery. All of this can be judged only on physical inspection and taking them for a short spin. You can't judge the state of the clutch plates without riding them. Inspect the documentation and ensure they are owned by the people who are selling. Check if hypothecation from the bank is clear, if the bikes were bought on a loan.

The Interceptor is a dependable machine. Ensure all checks are done before handing out any cash and you should be good.
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

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Which one seems to be a better deal out of these two.
Sandeep's covered the main points so +1 to that. Both bikes seem to be equally priced if you factor in the missing extended warranty for the first bike.

If after doing all the checks Sandeep mentioned, if the first bike comes out better, I'd ensure on working with the owner and the local service center to ensure the extended warranty is obtained before the transfer.
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Have you visually inspected these motorcycles? I would not take any decision from some random internet look up.

Thank you so much for taking your time and giving an in-depth analysis. Unfortunately, the owner of the Canyon Red bike has increased his asking price to Rs.2.8 lakhs as he got a token amount from someone that quoted him 2.75 lakhs, anyways at this point it's better to spend a bit more and get a new bike rather than this one. I've spoken to the owner of the Orange Crush, he says that he's a traveler and will include a saddle bag along with the bike. The bike is not under hypothecation, I've also checked the latest service history which was done at 17k. Engine oil change, filters, throttle cable assembly, spark plug and front break pad has been changed. I've attached below pictures of the bike. How can I judge the state of the clutch plates. Could you please take a look at the pictures and tell me your opinion.

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

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Sandeep's covered the main points so +1 to that. Both bikes seem to be equally priced if you factor in the missing extended warranty for the first bike.

If after doing all the checks Sandeep mentioned, if the first bike comes out better, I'd ensure on working with the owner and the local service center to ensure the extended warranty is obtained before the transfer.
I'm certainly getting the extended warranty, could you please take a look at the pictures I've uploaded and give me your feedback on the bike. I'm really skeptical about the 20k odo reading, I hope it won't be an issue.
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