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Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Classic

Royal Enfield EFI Bullet Part 6

Jonathan Roy bought his big last year and has now clocked up miles on it. It’s surviving nicely although some and bits seem to have when riding on rough

‘Ruby’ my Royal Enfield EFi is now nearer to the 6,000 mile or service stage and is probably about run in. During the 3,000 that have gone her wheels since I last put to keyboard, I’ve enjoyed a happy riding experience although the ever-worsening state of roads and the selection of unrepaired have been causing irritation, especially since are at their most dangerous on the that are the natural habitat of the

2009 Royal Enfield EFI 500

An Easter Monday ride out to the Classic Show and Jumble other riders from the was a good way to start the season if it was hampered by punctures to friends’ one repairable, one not. (A shame Chris Dutton was looking to giving his Interceptor twin a run out).

Since the first service, noticed that the Enfield’s feels less tight and indefinable sensation of mechanical being well has continued. The neutral nuisance has also far less common and fuel is frugal when sustained of over 60mph are avoided.

My of the rear shock absorbers has not however. A set of chain adjusters I bought from Hitchcocks to chain adjustment more than the standard ‘snail’ broke inside 1,500 I think that this was down to the harsh action of the not taking enough force from the swinging arm.

The adjusters are now back on and I am looking at rear springs; possibly or Hagon. Ironically, with the weight when carrying a the ride is improved and the shocks ‘kangaroo’ so much.

Chain is relatively slight, I do oil it regularly and I do replace it, I’ll record the and make a comparison with make I have fitted. wear again is very I can’t see any sign yet of hooking to any of the The sprockets will outlast the which is what you’d under normal circumstances.

The most disappointing ‘failure’ on the EFi has only recently and was the mounting on the rear light unit. can only be attributed to vibration poor metallurgy since it clean through leaving the wiring holding things in To their credit Watsonian not have been more and very rapidly sent me an new one under warranty. I would be to know if this has occurred on any EFi models.

Having just one bolt passing through the mudguard to support the weight be an area for improvement. Using two and rubber mounting them, give greater rigidity and the load.

Not long after the 3,000 mark, I was returning home on and became aware of an increasingly rattle from what to me like the cylinder head Since I was quite close to Motorcycles (a small but dedicated near to Dover Castle), I to be cautious and stop by to have John or Steve check out for me. I did my best to sound calm and to the sound and John agreed to run it up the to hear it for himself.

Back five minutes and with might have been a grin on his face, he took one from the workshop and (back to me) something up. Now sometimes a cup of tea could be but not usually humble pie which is I felt was needed when the rattle turned out to be. a loose tank mounting bolt. my ignorance gave them a

At least there were no witnesses to add to my embarrassment!

Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Classic

Going back to general and tear, the front tyre virtually as new and the rear one, not passing for ‘just fitted’, have a long way to go after travelling 6,000 miles. The cable has not yet required an adjustment and the brake pads have left in them. Personally, I the front stopper is excellent for bike and combines nicely the rear drum to give a braking set-up.

No oil is being (perhaps not surprisingly on a new engine) and none is leaking. The bright are still bright and untarnished but not been exposed to council salt. Paintwork comes up too; just a blob of wax a shine up on the tank/side panels and the front mudguard has not faded can sometimes happen.

I will be Rockoil semi-synthetic for the next since as a result of a scrounging these very nice gave me a three-litre sample to in my engine. Silkolene was used time.

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The Bullet continues to attract of interest when I’m up or preparing to ride off. an older male voice can be saying something along the of ‘I used to have one of or ‘you don’t see many of nowadays’, which is great you get talking about old British Most of these old motorcyclists seem too bothered when that the bike is in fact in India.

The electric start is slightly temperamental but probably 19 out of 20 times. It does provide the for me show that I can still start a four-… single but I do get if there are watchers!

I have whinged a bit before about the injection which affects by idling faster than like, especially in neutral warm, but this may be something I just have to accept and get to.

Overall then and despite the light incident, I am still pleased with Ruby and no regrets about buying a Royal Enfield. They even more sense now fuel prices have the insane level that have. If you are the type of rider who not always want to be going at speed then the pleasures of laning on a big single are well for by this motorcycle.

Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Classic
Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Classic


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