New 'oldness', Royal Enfield time machine.

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Scooterdoodler, Mar 10, 2017.

  1. Scooterdoodler

    Scooterdoodler Long timer

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    The T100 and Guzzi V7 III are going to be some tough machines to compete against. This bike needs to be very good. I hope it is.

    Maybe with all these great new retro's' coming in, Kawasaki should bring their W800 twin back to the US market and join the fun.
  2. mattpc

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    "He makes it look pretty easy! Being a former BMW airhead rider I am well acquainted with the horrors of real wheel removal (twin shock models) and needing to tip a bike sideways. "

    Take the front wheel out, tie the center stand up and tip the bike forward onto the forks. Creates a big gap under the rear wheel to drop it out. Much faster than it sounds, loads less stressful than other roadside options. Probably work on these RE's as well.

    MattC.
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  3. Scoozi

    Scoozi Been here awhile

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    The Kawasaki W800 has been discontinued, it wasn't Euro4 compliant.
  4. Scooterdoodler

    Scooterdoodler Long timer

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    Oh.

    I forgot 'Brave New World' and all that.

    Maybe I'll buy an old two-stroker triple to commemorate the demise of the W650/800.
  5. Beet

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  6. Bobbrecken

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    My newer model doesn't have that feature. My lift was broke so I put a 2x4 under the centre stand and did the balancing act. I found it very difficult to get the wheel back in between the very tight swingarm. The hardest rear tire change I have ever done.
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  7. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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    Thanks to these tire changing threads I will make sure that I am calm and have lots of time on my hands before I attempt it. Thanks!
  8. Beet

    Beet adventurer

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    Pop over to HACKS. I've got a thread going OLD ROAD TRIALS OUTFITS. Regards Beetle
  9. Bobbrecken

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    The easy way is the motorcycle lift from Harbor Freight but that doesn't work beside a road.
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  10. Beet

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    image.jpeg Some 4,000km with sprocket in that condition. Remember I broke s chain out in the desert of Western Australia. At some 14,000 now I've fitted new front and rear sprockets and new chain. Put a 16 tooth on the front to see how that goes. Also changed oil again, no contamination to be seen. Go Winnie. Regards Beetle
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    ..

    I think if I need to make a roadside rear tire repair and I am alone, I will look for a tree, fence post, guard rail, utility pole, or something to lean the bike against. Of course, unless one is carrying spoons, patches and air, it wouldn't matter.

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  12. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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    Holy shite! Well, it got you home and that's all that matters. :thumb
  13. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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    In the U.S. these guys are gonna have a big parts and accessories sale coming up on black Friday. Sign up for their newsletter if interested.

    http://www.classicmotorworks.com/
  14. Scooterdoodler

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    True, I bought one anyway.
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    I would love one of those but don't have room. I have the cheap one with the two beams that lifts the bike up a foot or so.
  16. Skooter

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    Can someone help me understand what's normal for front drum brakes? My friend just scored a 2002 Bullet 500 ES which I rode home for him and I was surprised it had such little effect. Was getting at least 70% of my stopping power from rear brake, maybe 20% front, and final 10% dragging my feet at the first stop sign. :fpalm:hmmmmm
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    Yeah that's probably not right....Look at brake shoes and cable adjustment.

    How's yes shoes Fred Flinstone?
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    Skooter moto-slowpoke

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    Steel plates ain't just for oval dirt trackers...:-)
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    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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    Something is not right. As noted above, check stuff out.

    You generally can see where the shoes are hitting the drums but if not, just put a line on them with a marker and lightly squeeze the brakes as you spin the wheel. Could be that they are glazed and/or have oil or some contaminant on them.
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    Lubed cable and adjusted brakes, they were far out of adjustment. Lots more lever to grab now. Maybe will get the chance to ride around the neighborhood this week and check it out.
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