Leftovers of an adv-enfield

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by kraven, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. MIOB

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    I agree with that :D





    You should bolt a Enfield 350 onto that frame. I have tons of fun with my 'adv' Enfield and it really does take a beating.

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  2. kraven

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    Now there's an idea. The 350 seems loads more reliable than the 7hundred too.


    We have a local guy here in Asheville who does the Yamaha twins, so getting a rephased 650 from him seems pretty easy, and for less than the price of an Enfield mill. Maybe. http://hughshandbuilt.com/

    I beat the back end apart (not really. The nuts all backed off and didn't break) and got the back wheel off. The hub is a little rusty. But we'll see how it goes.

    The shocks aren't frozen as suspected. Not both, anyway. And the forks are moving now. So, I guess I'll pull the forks apart and see how they look inside and how the sliders are for sealing and stuff.

    Really, it's just quite rusty. After I knock it down with a wire brush it seems to take some PB Blaster and brake cleaner to get it properly disassembling.

    Onward into the crazyness.:lol3
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  3. kraven

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    MIOB, that single track stuff is distilled awesome. :freaky
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  4. MIOB

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    Thanks! I am just about to set off to that piece of track again, already fully suited up :) Edit: Can't go yet, I lend it out to a friend and he left the ignition on, the battery is dead :S


    Don't use a Yam 650, I am pretty sure the frame and suspention wouldn't really like that.

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  5. kraven

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    Because you guys like pictures: The old drum brake cautionary tale...
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    Yummy! :dg
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  6. MATTY

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    What about a 2 stroke twin like a old suzuki super six or hussler 250 or suzuki t350j rebel something like that.
    Its not totaly out of charecter with Royal Enfield, they put a viliers 2 stroke twin in the crusader sports 250 frame as an option to the four stroke 250 single.
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  7. kraven

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    that's an interesting idea. I've been flipping through all the stressed member twins I know of, in my head anyway.
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  9. kraven

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    I've been trying to get on the Enfield forums, but they seem buggy right now and I've had trouble registering. So, I'm just doing old fashioned researching.

    I got a frame number off the head, and it's easy to see/read. I guess I'll spend the 16 (I guess I better figure out how to type the English pound sign...) pounds to have some official documents from the Royal Enfield fancy pants society. Identifying it for our NC Department of Motor Vehicles gestapo so I can try and title it is likely a good idea.

    The head stamp puts it at late 55 or early 56, from what I can tell.
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  10. MATTY

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    This is the 2 stroke enfield, the turbo twin :roflnone the less.:D
    No real reason i picked the old suzukis than they had slightly more rounded cylinder head finning than the more squared off yamahas.
    MZ etz 250 and 301 sxon tour allthough single two strokes are a stressed member engine i think.

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    British two strokes. :lol3:lol3
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    Thanks for the info, Kev. I just wandered over and joined and started a thread on this thing. :clap
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  14. MIOB

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    No, no, no, go for the 350!


    Just got back from a few hours riding single tracks in the woods. The bike and me booth took a beating this time (I had 2 offs).

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    As you can see, it got a bit dirty. So I took a bath.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzvoVPP5R44&feature=youtu.be

    Fun fact about my Enfield:

    It will keep running with a broken inlet pushrod (and subsequently over about an inch of valve play. I have proof)




    Go for the 350, scramble it, stay away from the paved roads and have a hell of a time!
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  15. kraven

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    sounds like a tough mill. You have some great vids. I'm gonna subscribe to your channel on the youtubes. :freaky
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  16. MATTY

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    Nothing wrong with british two strokes, many a TT legend cut his teeth racing BSAs bantam.
    But a second hand jap will be a cheap reliable powerfull light option. i would go the yamaha myself but the square finning would look a little out of place.
    If you want to look very close to the villiers 2T or 4T (cant remember what the difference was now it was that long ago) lump what about a RUSSIAN.
    The jupiter 350 is a 350 twin two stroke very similar to the villiers but a bit bigger. Another very close is the Jawa 350 like in the californians .
    here is a villiers like in the Enfield turbo twin. :lol3
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_TOn5x7-Cw

    here is a izh jupiter 350.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkBcigq71is

    The jawa 350 probably more of these in USA.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_lzx6UiLDw

    my favourate the suzuki T350 J

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  17. kraven

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    It would be kind of hilarious to build a 55 Indian with an Izh engine.
    I could call it The McCarthy Indian and maybe have Indian translated to Cyrillic for a tank decal.

    I remember on long way around Claudio rode an Izh Planeta 350 for a bit. It seemed pretty zippy. Until it broke and was fixed on a roadside by some Mongols.
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    alt 3 = £
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  19. MATTY

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    And he had the lower powered planeta 5, i have a sport :eek1 the russian dog itself has a full 4hp advantage :lol3
    The jupiter twin allthough not perhaps as rugged as the planeta single its more in keeping physicaly with the villiers twin Enfield used.
    But if you are not wanting to create something close to original there are better engines out there than planetas but they are better than they are said to be. I have only had mine 15 years call me in another 15 and i will let you know if its any good and if i like it or not. :lol3
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  20. kraven

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    I'm totally willing to keep it Enfield.
    It seems like so far the prices are crazy on engines. And everything I've found has damage done to it by a drop or has some hole that's been epoxied. You expect that with stuff from the 50's, at least I do. I've been fiddling with old cars and bikes for a while now. But I need to make more connections, go to some swap meets, and find some stuff stuck back someplace that hasn't had a rod through it or been dropped onto a 15 mm bolt head from 20 feet up.

    But there's no sense in not riding the bike in the meantime if I can shoehorn a different mill into it.
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