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Old 5th August 2021, 14:53   #31
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If you're coming by then I'd be glad to help,...don't really need an adapter, you can get jumper cables from Amazon that would get the job done.
Your trim values show the compensation of fueling to reach optimal AFR. So if a value is too much off then you would know that something is amiss and you can add/remove parts as required to reach optimum.
Will definitely take you up on this offer when the time comes because all this is way over my head

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spitting water which denotes a perfect burn, something which many of us are yet to see on our stock bikes, even with the Bullet I would have to finger the exhaust to feel some kind of wetness.
At the risk of sounding like an ignoramus I have to ask! What is this about water in the burn now? In my little brain I always though air+fuel burns and exhaust gas is expelled.

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In spite of saying all that, I'd recommend you'd slow down a bit. Else it would be hard to figure out what is causing what and you'd eventually end up with a very expensive motorcycle that doesn't run right....
And since you're anyways importing parts why not import a Colortune Plug,
Very sound advice indeed and something we do at work too but dont you worry about that. The Mrs took a peek at my credit card bills for last month and right now the only thing I am authorised to buy is fuel so that puts an end to my upgrades run.
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Old 5th August 2021, 22:34   #32
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At the risk of sounding like an ignoramus I have to ask! What is this about water in the burn now? In my little brain I always though air+fuel burns and exhaust gas is expelled.
Water is a byproduct of combustion.

Not sciencey enough to explain the process but if your timing and AFR are bang on you get water dripping out of your exhaust pipe. A friend of mine whose a Car mechanic once told me that due to timing guns being expensive and hard to come by they would set timing on older cars like the Zen etc that had a distributor ignition by shifting the distributor bit by bit and checking the exhaust for water.

This is another reason why I do not recommend starting a motorcycle unnecessarily during lockdown. You start it up for a couple of minutes and the motorcycle running on EFI leaves a healthy amount of water inside the pipe and it starts to slowly rust from the inside.

Anyhow here's the video I was referring to before;



P.S. Watch from 13:42 till the end, that's when he starts to talk about the waterworks.

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Water is a byproduct of combustion.

Anyhow here's the video I was referring to before;

that's when he starts to talk about the waterworks.
Erm buddy..either that guy is a certified hidden genius or he is totally unaware of whats happening with his bike . After watching that video it really piqued my interest and I started searching the worldwideweb, mind you this is the same place we can still find people claiming the world is flat. So I tried multiple searches like "Why is water leaking out of the exhaust", "Is water an outcome of a well tuned carburetor" etc. Guess what I kept coming back to the same reasons why you might see water coming out of any internal combustion engine's exhaust with not a single result of "water coming out is a sign of your tuning powers"
  • Condensation
  • Catalytic Convertor Byproduct
  • Faulty piston
  • Blown gasket
Anyway thanks to my search I stumbled on this article that might be an interesting read for you https://www.cycleworld.com/story/bik...e-carburetors/
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Erm buddy..either that guy is a certified hidden genius or he is totally unaware of whats happening with his bike . After watching that video it really piqued my interest and I started searching the worldwideweb, mind you this is the same place we can still find people claiming the world is flat. So I tried multiple searches like "Why is water leaking out of the exhaust", "Is water an outcome of a well tuned carburetor" etc. Guess what I kept coming back to the same reasons why you might see water coming out of any internal combustion engine's exhaust with not a single result of "water coming out is a sign of your tuning powers"
  • Condensation
  • Catalytic Convertor Byproduct
  • Faulty piston
  • Blown gasket
Anyway thanks to my search I stumbled on this article that might be an interesting read for you https://www.cycleworld.com/story/bik...e-carburetors/
I'm a Commerce Student so I cannot explain the chemical reaction taking place but basically when you burn a hydrocarbon with oxygen water is one of the byproducts.

Again this is something every mechanic worth his salt can attest to, but you really don't need to go that far cause the first link(like literally) when you give Google a shot would clear your doubt;

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As for the reasons you've got from the WWW let's break it down;

1. Condensation: It is possible more so in colder locations where you'd see vapour coming out everytime you start the motor, though not to a noticeable extent when it comes to the southern states.

2. Catcon Byproduct, this is true as Catcons perform oxidation on harmful exhaust by-products;

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H2O is water.

3. Faulty Piston? This is weird cause as someone who has rebuilt an engine I can assure you that a fault piston will not cause water to come out of the exhaust, though it will cause oil to come out of the exhaust.

4. Blown Gaskets do cause water to enter the combustion chamber but they do not exit unscarred, water breaks down due to combustion heat, this is the principle by which 5 minute Car Decarb Scams operate. Which is why a clean spark plug is considered to be a symptom of a blown head gasket. BUT! Were talking about Air-cooled engines here, the Thunderbird in the video is also an Air Cooled engine, just give it a second to register.

Hope that helps.

As for James Cameron, I'm a longtime fan of his, have gone through every one of his articles, his guide on SP reading is priceless.

Regards,
A.P.
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Since the embargo on aftermarket parts for the bike continues, I decided to take advantage of an Amazon sale and pick up an RE Jacket. Cant have a Café racer without a leather jacket, no? I must say for what they are, they are priced really well.

Genuine Leather, looks and feels the part

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They do have Back , Shoulder and Elbow pockets for inserts and for reference the knox CE2 pad that came with my Rynox jacket fits perfectly in that pocket. The only draw back is the L1-L5 region of your spine is exposed, though thats the nature of the insert.

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The jacket looks like it was designed for much cooler climates than ours with no perforation or vents and in fact a lovely strip behind the zip to ensure even a draft doesn't sneak in. But hey at least you will look cool while cooking on the inside

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The only adjustment you have are at the cuff and a three level cinch at the waist and thats it. No stretch panels.

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YKK zips everywhere and love the buttons.

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Not the easiest jacket to accommodate gauntlets. You can wear the cuff over the gloves but will be a struggle to put on and take off

Cuff over the gauntlet
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Gauntlet over the cuff
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There is no way to attach this to your riding pants so good luck with that but hey...Did I already say this jacket looks really gorgeous?

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Would have loved it if they gave an option of selecting the pin based on the bike you own
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After having taken my Dad's scooter to Yercaud (Hill-station) link (My Silk White Ducati Multistrada 950 - One bike for many roads) , I wanted to find out how the GT would fare on those sections. Due to personal commitments I have been riding between Bangalore and Salem quite often so made a mental note to ride to Yercaud the next time I was visiting. Unknown to me fellow Bhpian KarthikK had been harboring a craving for chilli bhajiis(fritters) for a while. The stars somehow aligned and it ended up in a group ride with EbmRajesh hopping on board.

After a wet start from Bangalore in the morning, clear skies

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This is what KarthikK had come for (PC:KarthikK)

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Yercaud wasnt very crowded which was surprising considering it was the weekend, so we took the loop road

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At the mid point of the loop road there is a quaint cafe where you can stop and have some local coffee (Yercaud is known for its coffee estates). Ownership log of my Rocker Red Continental GT 650-20210925_123744.jpg

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The leather jacket wasnt as oppressive as I had imagined it would be. At speed you can feel air creeping in through the neck and the sleeves and it actually mentally tricks you into feeling cooler. At standstill I did feel the heat but staying hydrated helped a lot. I would still recommend the vented version neil.jericho link (Buying a Royal Enfield Leather Jacket | Review & Pictures) bought

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In other news, had picked up a pair of the RE/Levis motorcycle jeans. They are comfortable but no idea how they would fare in a slide.

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The GT was a hoot to ride, its not razor sharp but has a very high smiles per miles ratio at not so high a cost. Pleasantly surprised with the performance of the CEAT Cruze tyres. Yeah that tank pad still looks ugly!

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P.S This ride is dedicated to our dear friend CrAzY dRiVeR who has comfortably parked himself in his hometown and has completely forgotten what it feels like to ride a motorcycle.

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Lovely update, deepfreak15. It looks you guys had a ton of fun (!!) with your Royal Enfields. Yercaud is the perfect destination for riders from Bangalore as it gives you everything - safe and wide highways, amazingly delicious twisties, a nice lake to relax by, lovely viewpoints and so much more. Since I moved out of Bangalore, its the one place that I miss riding to, the most.

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P.S This ride is dedicated to our dear friend CrAzY dRiVeR who has comfortably parked himself in his hometown and has completely forgotten what it feels like to ride a motorcycle.
Conversely, I think it might push him to test ride the Interceptor 650 once again and I suspect that his Versys might be in trouble! It's days seem to be numbered. May the tribe of 650 twin owners increase
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