Just finished modding my Enfield Woodsman

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Tarka, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. Tarka

    Tarka Strangely strange. Oddly normal.

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    You going to stay on it ?? :D


    Just heard about your 'off'......hope you`re doing okay mate.


    P.S. Thanks for the compliment,by the way.
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  2. Tarka

    Tarka Strangely strange. Oddly normal.

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    Hey guys.....thank you for all the compliments,much appreciated.


    A few people have asked about the tyres so here`s a few impressions and discoveries since fitting them.....

    Firstly there was an overall difference of 'sloppiness' and imprecise handling which was a bit scary....more so than simply due to new unscuffed tyres...so I played about with the tyre pressures for a while.

    The best feel and performance is with 34psi in the front and 38psi in the rear.
    The dodgy feeling was simply a case of needing to firm up the tyres for tarmac use.
    Now they`ve scrubbed in they`re even better.

    Secondly,on first riding it,the front felt like there was a lot of understeer and was much like overtight headraces .
    That was found to be largely down to the tyre pressures,but the 'steering' needs a little more input now, and is due to the lazier effect of the taller tyre.
    It`s only so noticeable because the original tyres made the bike lightning quick and sometimes a tad twitchy (especially so with the Woodsman bars being clamped to the rear edge of the top yoke instead of being centrally mounted on the top of it).
    So in reality it`s now 'as it should be' and I just needed to adjust from the almost oversensitive originals....it actually just feels like any standard trailbike now.

    Thirdly...and a huge positive benefit of the change...the longer rolling circumference of the taller tyre profile has actually had the effect of raising the final gearing a fair bit and has made the bike feel less busy and much smoother....even the exhaust note has changed and it`s not as harsh and 'frantic' now.

    So that`s a result.....and the bike looks way cooler into the bargain.:D
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  3. Rob Farmer

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    I do more miles on my arse than I do on bikes :D

    Got an infection in my leg unfortunately so stuck inside with my leg up. Bored to tears. Must avoid winding the gas tanks up though :lol3
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  4. Beet

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    Nice, can u do a shot or 2 from the other side. Thanks Beet
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  5. Tripletreat

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    Truly a beauty! I'm green with envy!
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  6. Tarka

    Tarka Strangely strange. Oddly normal.

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    Thanks mate.....here you go.

    Taken today after fitting some new smaller indicators.

    [​IMG]
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  7. Tarka

    Tarka Strangely strange. Oddly normal.

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    Thanks again for the compliments guys.

    I`ve spent some more money....and some more time...and here are the results.

    As in my new photo above,I`ve fitted smaller retro style indicators.
    What a major improvement they make !!
    (And what an improvement an illegal black and silver number plate would make too......)

    [​IMG]


    I invested in a leather Royal Enfield branded tool roll to replace the fabric Hein Gericke 'Tuareg' pouch.
    It cost a bit but it`s a nice piece of kit and really suits the Enfield.

    [​IMG]


    So then....almost 'perfect' now...I`ve just got to reposition the horn and the bike will be about finished.
    For now......ahem.

    [​IMG]
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  8. Uncle Ernie

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    Just take the horn off and tie the wire ends up. Put a bicycle bulb horn on the bars- it looks the part and has the benefit of being louder.
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  9. denisk

    denisk n00b

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    Hi,
    Not sure if you still keep up with the forum but I'm midway through 'trailizing' my 2005 Electra X. Spotted your thread while looking for a solution to the fact my mudguard won't fit over my newly fitted Ensigns. Could you tell me where you got your's from.
    Cheers
    DenisK
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  10. England-Kev

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  11. Rango

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    Do you care to share some pictures? Very much interested in a 'trailized" Electra. Mine is a newer EFI but Electra none the less and very fond of non-paved terrain.
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  12. 9Realms

    9Realms Drawn in by the complex plot

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    what's the engine size of the Enfield at the start of this post?

    Well done, I just dont know much about em. Rode a new one in 2010 or so around a block is all.
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  13. Paul_Rochdale

    Paul_Rochdale Been here awhile

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    Tarka, Long time, no see. How are you? When I saw that a Woodsman was about to be modded, I wondered if it might get painted all sorts of gaudy vulgar colours 'cos some people do that, you know?:D
    Kind regards
    Paul N.
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  14. England-Kev

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    :clap
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  15. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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    I miss Uncle Ernie. :cry
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