COMMENTS: This Royal Enfield arrived customized to the owner's desires, but he desired a bit more specialized work and general maintenance. The bike received a tune up with all new fluids & spark plugs and both carburetors cleaned. The steering head bearings were repacked. In doing this work, it was discovered the steering stop was scraping the yoke, so Randy created a spacer to provide clearance. The customer purchased rear sets for the bike that were labeled "bolt on", but not for this particular bike. Randy created brackets & linkages to custom fit the rear sets. Randy also custom fit an oil cooler assembly that required creation of a special oil feed connection. A rear gas tank clamp was obtained from the UK and installed. A battery cover & mounting bracket was created as well as a better mount for the bike's existing Boyer electronic ignition. A new handlebar, handlebar switch, mirrors & turn signals were added. The existing Lucas switch cover was smoothed down & painted black to coordinate with the new handlebar switch. Service took over 22 hours of labor.
June 2, 2010: customer email response to the question, "How is the bike doing?" "Doing great. I have ridden it a few more times. It’s running really well - am very pleased with Randy’s work on it."
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3-minute video showing oil cooler installation issue & solution
Detailed in these pictures is the creation of brackets & linkage to make a set of rear sets fit properly & safety
The bracket on the left was created to hide the rear turn signal wires.
The bracket on the right is for the rear sets, right side
The custom created oil line connector
Re-packed steering head bearings
Lucas handlebar switch cover alteration
Step 1 in creating customized rear set mounts
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