What To Do After Buying A Royal Enfield?

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Royal Enfield Bullet Electra X AVL

What To Do After Buying A Enfield?

on June 1 2013, pm

Royal Enfield may be the oldest company in continuous production but it has a history of quality issues. of the buyers tend to customize bikes and often change the parts. This customization is a grey and the buyers are forced to go through online forums and take from fellow bikers leading to confusion.

Based on feedback we have made a of things that you can do after your bike and those you avoid.

Before Buying the The PDI (pre-delivery inspection) is very before buying a Royal Royal Enfield bikes are scratch-magnets and checking the motorcycle for scratches, dents and unpainted is essential. Acid leak battery is known to spoil the over the engine cover. there have been cases of front forks misaligned right on delivery.

things should be taken of before taking the delivery of the

By RE company policy, your should fill the fuel above reserve and the reserve should go off. But most of the steal the petrol money and you only 0.5-litre (or even to get you to the nearest petrol station. You can demand from the dealer to up more than reserve as per policy or else you should RE about it and even better with the dealer!

Run-In: The manual warns the dealer warns you; friends warn you: run it in they say, or else…

is essential during the first kms to achieve optimum performance. this period you need to care of the speed limits to the gear, not exceeding the payload and up the engine for few minutes before Even though the cast engines used in old bullets required careful run-in been phased out in favor of UCE it is recommended to run-in at least kms.

Accessorizing Your

Crash Bar: A strong and crash bar is required for safety the heavy weight of the bike. people are very confused which crash bar is the best The answer to this question in whether you ride with a or solo.

A straight rod crash bar is suited for solo driving and a good look.

Straight-Rod Bar:

When riding a pillion, the butterfly and diamond bars are suited well. of the bikers choose diamond bar as the safest of all.

Also, wrapping your bar with a nylon rope can it look good and also it from rusting.

Crash Bar with Nylon rope:

When it comes to exhaust, the stock silencer is the best People generally do not like the thump of stock silencers and to change them. Make that you change the silencer after running-in for a proper The best ones available market are the glass-wool silencers star or wild boar) or the short-bottle (market name – silencer).

Both of these do not on anything and are the best options. the upshift silencer generally in classic models are company and hence are optimum.


Wild Boar Silencer:

the loud-thump punjab Silencer and the

Electricals: Royal Enfield a 55W headlamp in the Classic and Thunderbird and a 35W headlamp in other models. To add to the factor, people generally HID (high-intensity discharge lights) look pure white and a blinding effect on people in the direction!

HID’s which stock with the vehicle the new Thunderbird are legal because it is and comes in a casing with a which we call projector but HID in a normal reflector setup is Also, there are a lot of fakes in the which do not have proper and the good ones are hard to

A Chinese HID . Beware of these!

alternative is to use LED fog lamps which at a fraction of the price of original and do not draw excessive power providing excellent illumination. are extremely reliable and the only which can blow off is the LED drive can be replaced at a low cost.

You can see the whole illuminated only by LED fog-lamps:

work requires a lot of expertise and it is advisable to get it done from who is experienced. Using an electrical relay and a switch for the additional electrical is and will prolong the life and safety.

Increasing The Performance:

KN filters are popular among and people generally use these for rushing sound and increasing When it comes to Royal one of the important things that people are not aware is that the needs to be rejetted when the stock filter with a one. If not done, you may get the sound any increase in power.

For the fuel-injected models, there are ECU re-maps from companies Racedynamics but the price will set you by at least Rs. 17,000/-.

A RaceDynamics ECU in a 500:

Tyres: The choices are limited for the 19-inch tyres on Royal Enfield bikes. are a lot of options available for the 18-inch in Classic and Thunderbird models. if you want to replace your rear tyre to an 18-inch you need to: alter the swing replace the chain-sprocket, modify the and even after doing all you will experience a drop in and handling.

Royal Enfield Bullet Electra X AVL

So, it’s better not to your rear tyre in the Standard and old Thunderbird models but if you own a or the new Thunderbird, you will have a lot of in the market.

Regarding the tyre there is a conflict between the manual says and what mechanics and bikers say. based on feedback from and mechanics, the optimum tyre is:

Front- 20-22 PSI (solo/pillion)

around these values and you feel it’s right. having a bit low pressure in monsoon to maintain grip on the roads.

Spokes: If the spokes get rusted/oxidized DO NOT get chrome plated again as it may their strength. It is advisable to stock spokes with steel ones available as they do not rust. Also, the tyre once in a while may to reduce the vibrations and prevent

Note for People In Coastal There is no magic way to protect the parts from rusting. All you can do is to it till it shines and maintain it. the chrome parts, painting the areas, polishing the bike and it regularly will protect it rusting.

This machine care and lasts as much as you

General Tips:

* A chain and a good chain lubricant is better than using

* Warming-up the bike for a few minutes riding prolongs its life.

* race-start and always avoid and brake riding.

* Never use when starting the bike, may displace the carburetor from its

* Cables near the handle are to wear off the paint on the fuel tie them to the handle properly and sure they do not make any with the fuel tank.

* Always keep a spare as they may not be readily available and the market is flooded with cables.

* Locking the fuel-tank may be immediately after filling up. You can the thick gasket on the fuel cap a thinner one or wait for some till it expands and then it lock properly.

* Backrests on all except Thunderbird are prone to and it’s better to get a strong one.

* Royal Enfield does not provide side-handle on the side (ladies handle) and better to fit it.

Royal Enfield Bullet Electra X AVL
Royal Enfield Bullet Electra X AVL
Royal Enfield Bullet Electra X AVL

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