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Re: old scool new bikes

Post by Zombie Master » Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:10 pm

I'm not traveling that far, for only ten days. Looks like a changeling ride!
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Re: old scool new bikes

Post by Rob » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:53 pm

What would you change into?
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Re: old scool new bikes

Post by Zombie Master » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:49 pm

Rob wrote:
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What would you change into?
KTM?
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Re: old scool new bikes

Post by Wobbly » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:26 am

Zombie Master wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:42 pm
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 car. So on a need-income basis, India in the 50's was where the British were in the 30's.
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Sealants are much better today than back then.
It's more a matter of workmanship. Remember, the British factory had been building guns all during the 1900's; "Built like a gun" was more than a company motto. Up until about ~2000, the Indian Bullet was jokingly considered a "kit bike". You'd take the new bike home and disassemble it to re-seal all the joints before riding. But that's all fixed now.
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Re: old scool new bikes

Post by Wobbly » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:44 am

SteveD wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:34 am
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 them up to a more typical 9:1 compression, then you also have to add the roller rod kit, as per the English models. Since the 3-piece crank needs a truing stand to re-assemble, this can't be done at home. So most novice hot rod types simply fit the upgraded piston and hope for the best.

So I ascribe this to typical weenie internet drivel. Seriously, who in their right mind pumps up engine HP output by a whopping 25% and then expects zero consequences ?
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Re: old scool new bikes

Post by Zombie Master » Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:58 pm

The Himalayan has a 9.5 to 1 CR and has shim tappet adjusters. I'd like to see them brought to Canada. I've also read about a 750CC adventure bike.
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Re: old scool new bikes

Post by Wobbly » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:22 pm

Back to the intent of the thread....

Check out the 2017 R Nine T Racer
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Re: old scool new bikes

Post by Zombie Master » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:14 pm

Poser hipster bike.
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Re: old scool new bikes

Post by Rob » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:49 pm

Wobbly wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:22 pm
Back to the intent of the thread....

Check out the 2017 R Nine T Racer
Oh! The power shake! I had forgotten about that! Looks like I will be shopping for a new airhead!

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Re: old scool new bikes

Post by robert » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:50 pm

Trim about a hundred pounds off that pig and you may have something.

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