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by Wobbly
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Mono Final Drive bearings
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: Mono Final Drive bearings

3305DA - what does the DA stand for? Probably "double row, angular contact" ...it supports the input shaft both radially and axially, but I have what looks like at least 1mm of axial movement that would, if I'm correct, move the contact patch with the crown wheel in and out. Is this amount of play ...
by Wobbly
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Nikasil
Replies: 16
Views: 270

Re: Nikasil

Why not replace the all the sealing pieces without removing the pistons? Assuming before you take it apart and check compression. If you had just put new rings in the bike, then that might be OK, but you really need to measure the ring end gaps before reassembly. A compression test will tell you if...
by Wobbly
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: MOTORCYCLING
Topic: old scool new bikes
Replies: 23
Views: 444

Re: old scool new bikes

Trim about a hundred pounds off that pig and you may have something. While the new snowflake wheel was being installed, the dealer had a Racer on the showroom. It looked very nice, but I saw issues (like no bags or racks) right off. Even at the same price , I'd rather have a nice S or RS from the m...
by Wobbly
Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Nikasil
Replies: 16
Views: 270

Re: Nikasil

You can do that with any cylinder, but I would definitely measure the ring end gaps and look for signs of wear at the top (cyl head end) of the bore.
by Wobbly
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: MOTORCYCLING
Topic: old scool new bikes
Replies: 23
Views: 444

Re: old scool new bikes

Back to the intent of the thread....

Check out the 2017 R Nine T Racer
by Wobbly
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: MOTORCYCLING
Topic: old scool new bikes
Replies: 23
Views: 444

Re: old scool new bikes

I think that there were reports of rods thru crankcases. My friend disputes any issue. The stock Indian Enfield runs 6:1 compression for reliability and due to the poor grades of fuel found in rural India. Although the engine oil is filtered and big-end plain bearing is substantial, if you bring th...
by Wobbly
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: MOTORCYCLING
Topic: old scool new bikes
Replies: 23
Views: 444

Re: old scool new bikes

When was the last time the Royal Enfield was built in England? 1960's? ~1963 for the singles, and ~1967 for the twins. They had built a plant in India after the war, which continued building them after the English ceased production. Basically, after the war the typical English family could afford a...
by Wobbly
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: MOTORCYCLING
Topic: What are your boots?
Replies: 25
Views: 383

Re: What are your boots?

jagarra wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:34 am
I figure with the riding time I have left I don't want any injuries to shorten it in any way.
+1

67yo, Schuberth S2 (in Hi-Viz), etc. :lol:
by Wobbly
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: MOTORCYCLING
Topic: old scool new bikes
Replies: 23
Views: 444

Re: old scool new bikes

I work in a Brit bike shop, and actually the most reliable bikes there are the RE singles. I like to work on them because they are simple to work on, readily respond to maintenance, and are really fun to test drive. The English versions used better sealants. The Indian versions have vastly updated e...
by Wobbly
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: MOTORCYCLING
Topic: old scool new bikes
Replies: 23
Views: 444

Re: old scool new bikes

A pal just got back from Nepal where he rode the single cyl RE Himalayan for 2 weeks. He liked it. He had one photo sequence where they crossed a ravine some 150 feet wide and 600 feet deep on a swinging V-shaped cable bridge. They were only able to do this with the motorcycles because the bottom of...