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Re: royal enfield fever got it bad
« Reply #30 on: January 14, 2023, 03:57:08 PM »
I got my bike. Fits my 5í9 260lb frame pretty well.  Iím very pleased.  The ride home 15 miles tells me itís very KLR like. I ordered factory panniers, seat concepts tall seat, fog lamps and sidestand foot already!









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Re: royal enfield fever got it bad
« Reply #31 on: January 15, 2023, 08:46:03 AM »
Congrats. I don't know *anyone* that doesn't like their "new production" REs.. I'm a fan.
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Re: royal enfield fever got it bad
« Reply #32 on: January 15, 2023, 11:56:51 PM »
Thanks. 70 miles in two days. Nice weather. Iím falling in love. The goose might get jealous
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Re: royal enfield fever got it bad
« Reply #33 on: January 16, 2023, 03:25:44 PM »
I bought an RE Int650 this summer and at the 300 mile mark removed the tank and valve cover to check the valve clearances - as recommended by the RE Owner's Manual.  Found all intake valves tight and one exhaust valve.  Adjusted all to spec.  Bike seemed to ride alright after that.  Checked the valve clearances at 2000 miles, all seemed fine.  After riding several short rides for a total of 400 miles, I left home with a full tank and while on the ride found the fuel line had dislodged from the fuel rail and pumped out all of my fuel in just a few miles.  A neighbor helped me get the bike home safely.  I took it back to the dealer to resolve the problem - of course, the first thing they told me was that I couldn't have positively snapped in the tank fuel line to the fuel rail.  I told them I had taken 5 or 6 rides totaling 400 miles from the time I had last removed the fuel line and checked the valves - why did it take 5 or 6 rides and 400 miles before the fuel line came off?  They had no answer.  Since that happened this fall, the bike has been parked for the winter with a full tank of nonethanol fuel w/Stabil...we'll see what the bike  does this spring when I take it out for a spin...I will bring along a few tools to address this issue should it happen again.  I suppose I was pretty lucky the bike didn't catch fire with fuel being sprayed on to the hot engine and exhaust - and down my right leg into my boot - which got tossed out later. the Levis survived unscented after drying out and getting washed well.

So, not sure what to make of all of this, if anyone has any thoughts I would appreciate it.
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Re: royal enfield fever got it bad
« Reply #33 on: January 16, 2023, 03:25:44 PM »

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Re: royal enfield fever got it bad
« Reply #34 on: January 16, 2023, 04:13:19 PM »
I've gotta agree with the dealer. (shrug) I"d pull the tank up, make damn sure that connector is fully home, and forget about it.
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Re: royal enfield fever got it bad
« Reply #35 on: January 16, 2023, 04:28:51 PM »
Well Chuck, that is what the dealer did, but this doesn't explain how the bike was able to go 400 miles in total on 5-6 different rides and then popped off.  I know that I heard the fuel line click home when I reinstalled it...go figure.  Easy to say, forget about it and go for a ride...  But I will go for that ride when the weather and streets are clean and clear in a few months...but I will have a few tools that will help get me home should this repeat itself.
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Re: royal enfield fever got it bad
« Reply #36 on: January 16, 2023, 08:56:01 PM »
Those type of connectors have two buttons you push simultaneously yes? Itís possible ONE clicked and other didnít.  Iíve never had that happen on cars everyday at work in 29 years butÖ it could happen. Held on as long as it could and the vibes undid the one ďlockĒ
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Re: royal enfield fever got it bad
« Reply #37 on: January 17, 2023, 04:38:37 PM »
Those type of connectors have two buttons you push simultaneously yes? Itís possible ONE clicked and other didnít.  Iíve never had that happen on cars everyday at work in 29 years butÖ it could happen. Held on as long as it could and the vibes undid the one ďlockĒ

Gusable - thanks, sounds possible...yes, two buttons.  Hard to imagine getting that fuel line cockeyed where only one button clicked and the other didn't - but that could be the best explanation yet.  I'll report back in the spring after riding the bike a bit and let folks know how that fuel line is holding.  Thanks again.
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Re: royal enfield fever got it bad
« Reply #38 on: January 17, 2023, 11:39:25 PM »
Give it a firm but not gorilla ďtugĒ rearwards after the snapping on. Should hold..
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Re: royal enfield fever got it bad
« Reply #39 on: January 21, 2023, 08:00:43 PM »
My panniers came in. Man theyíre nice. Iím very impressed.  The dang tie down loops on top are a booger to Not hit with your leg when mounting bike. All you enfield guysó the bags are thumbs way up!







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Re: royal enfield fever got it bad
« Reply #40 on: January 21, 2023, 10:30:43 PM »
Wow Gusable  !

Those bags look like some high $$$ items !!!

The bike and bags combo looks ready to go anywhere for a week .  :wink:
I know what a set of Givi bags like that would cost , but I'm of the understanding that RE has a "Friendly" way of treating their consumers.    NICE Bags .  :cool:

When warm weather returns you must have a plan ? 
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Re: royal enfield fever got it bad
« Reply #41 on: January 22, 2023, 12:18:22 AM »
Just for fun I called a local dealer I didnít purchase from and asked what the bags and brackets would run me.. 998.00.  These are same product from India for 599.00 free shipping and got here in 5 days.  Wow!
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Re: royal enfield fever got it bad
« Reply #42 on: January 22, 2023, 08:06:24 AM »
I still love my Guzzis but I just bought an Enfield Classic 350.  Very impressed with the build quality, ABS, fuel injection flow, and of course the 3 year warranty.  Simple and easy to work on.  It is a 2022 model, $4100 for the bike (new with 5 miles) plus freight, prep, small doc fee and sales tax.  My dealer has carried these bikes for some time dating back to the old Bullets.  Their main lines are also Triumph, Piaggio, and Vespa.  It is a really excellent full service shop and very friendly.




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Re: royal enfield fever got it bad
« Reply #43 on: January 22, 2023, 10:57:35 AM »
jguzzi - congratulations on your new 350 Classic.  Despite the mishap I've had with my Int650 mentioned before, I am tempted to add a 350 Classic to the garage, maybe my last bike, not sure.  As I have gotten older I find it harder to keep too many bikes in good order and ride them all, but I might give it a go with a second RE, we'll see.  I've been tempted by the new KLR650, but think it might be both too heavy and too tall for me - I stopped growing many years ago and have started to shrink a bit.  I am happy with two bikes in the garage, able to maintain them and ride them both - three bikes might push me over the edge.  I'd sell my '08 T100, but it probably wouldn't command enough $ to warrant moving it along to a new owner.  Anyway, congrats on your new 350. 
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Re: royal enfield fever got it bad
« Reply #44 on: January 22, 2023, 08:30:02 PM »
Jguzzi it looks great! I had a 2014 bullet 500. Didnít look as good as yours.  I got my bags aux lights done this weekend. Need to wire the lights








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Re: royal enfield fever got it bad
« Reply #45 on: January 22, 2023, 11:22:28 PM »
jguzzi - congratulations on your new 350 Classic.  Despite the mishap I've had with my Int650 mentioned before, I am tempted to add a 350 Classic to the garage, maybe my last bike, not sure.  As I have gotten older I find it harder to keep too many bikes in good order and ride them all, but I might give it a go with a second RE, we'll see.  I've been tempted by the new KLR650, but think it might be both too heavy and too tall for me - I stopped growing many years ago and have started to shrink a bit.  I am happy with two bikes in the garage, able to maintain them and ride them both - three bikes might push me over the edge.  I'd sell my '08 T100, but it probably wouldn't command enough $ to warrant moving it along to a new owner.  Anyway, congrats on your new 350. 
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Re: royal enfield fever got it bad
« Reply #46 on: January 27, 2023, 08:26:38 PM »






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bikes like them both.  still have a 750 breva also,,, small block guzzisteve how about that


Oh, thanks a lot, [censored]

How was I to know that you were contagious ?  I caught that fever today and look what happened to me !









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Re: royal enfield fever got it bad
« Reply #47 on: January 27, 2023, 08:41:59 PM »

Oh, thanks a lot, [censored]

How was I to know that you were contagious ?  I caught that fever today and look what happened to me !









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Re: royal enfield fever got it bad
« Reply #48 on: January 27, 2023, 09:01:06 PM »
Itís a good fever to catch!
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Re: royal enfield fever got it bad
« Reply #49 on: January 27, 2023, 10:01:34 PM »
Congratulations   kballowe

That's the same color I got .   

I added the 16 tooth sprocket and the air filter combo.    I'm going back to the 15 tooth sprocket and keeping the fancy high flow air filter.   

I was getting close to 90mpg during brake in.   Now at 6000 miles it still runs stronger every day ! ...  :smiley:     



I've got a 30L trunk and two mounts for said trunk , its on the Guzzi most of the time.





Its so nice to live on a gravel/dirt road , things always look so nice and splattered  :laugh: :laugh:

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Re: royal enfield fever got it bad
« Reply #50 on: January 28, 2023, 06:59:46 AM »
Well, Kevin.. as you know by now, all you have to do is ride one of those little boogers. They're pretty addictive.  :smiley:
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Re: royal enfield fever got it bad
« Reply #51 on: January 28, 2023, 08:18:54 AM »
Well, Kevin.. as you know by now, all you have to do is ride one of those little boogers. They're pretty addictive.  :smiley:

LOL.  It's supposed to get to 50 degrees today, so I'll be finding out.

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Re: royal enfield fever got it bad
« Reply #52 on: January 28, 2023, 09:30:35 AM »


Go Mr. Wizzard!
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Re: royal enfield fever got it bad
« Reply #53 on: January 31, 2023, 07:32:48 AM »
It did get to go outside on a 50 degree day.

So, maiden voyage, 113.9 miles later.... and the Missus says "you got it dirty" !





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Re: royal enfield fever got it bad
« Reply #54 on: January 31, 2023, 08:45:51 AM »
Yeah, that thing's filthy. You need to take batter care of your bikes..  :evil:
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Re: royal enfield fever got it bad
« Reply #55 on: January 31, 2023, 09:58:06 AM »
Does she do side jobs. I have a couple of real projects. 
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Re: royal enfield fever got it bad
« Reply #56 on: January 31, 2023, 11:22:17 AM »
 kballowe

Looks like you got two Real Gems there !     

Just so you know how lucky you are :   One of my GEM's won't have anything to do with the other one , till I grab a rag and some tire shine !   :wink:
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Re: royal enfield fever got it bad
« Reply #57 on: February 08, 2023, 09:38:12 PM »
I got my tall seat concepts all mounted up and I LOVE it! Really helped with the ergos. Flat footed now and knees much more relaxed. Itís firm but cushy too.  Very very pleased
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Re: royal enfield fever got it bad
« Reply #58 on: February 09, 2023, 04:39:50 PM »
Glad you're having so much fun on it!
I spent the 70F sunny afternoon out on my '21 650 GT. Such an awesome machine for joy rides!
yeah, I might be addicted to brake fluid. But I can stop any time I want.

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Re: royal enfield fever got it bad
« Reply #59 on: February 10, 2023, 06:08:54 AM »
I bought an RE Int650 this summer and at the 300 mile mark removed the tank and valve cover to check the valve clearances

After a few years of only owning Guzzis, removing the tank to check valve clearances seems like so much work. We really are spoiled!


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