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Post by lwt big cheese on Sat May 21, 2011 9:20 am

I have started to put some stuff on an Enfield forum. As there's not much else going on I thought I'd post it here FYI.

(No disrespect to you fine fellows but some of they guys out there eat, sleep breathe Bullets so have come across everything before.)

Anyway up:

The performance of my 1980, 350 Indian seems slightly dissappointing. I
know it's not a Hyabussa (or an RD come to that!) but flat out it
struggles to hit 50 mph.

That's on a GPS - speedo is just for show .

Also
doing a 20 mile journey, nicely warmed up, I find that when I hit the
open road there is a slight stutter. It's not a missing stutter, just a
fraction of a moments lack of power. Hard to explain it is very slight
but it is noticable. And frequent. This is when the throttle is opened
up. Lower throttle seems fine.

I have cheched it's glass fuel filter. Nothing much there.

Does this suggest a carb strip to check the main jet?


Oh
and the carb rubber is perished. I have temporarily wrapped
electricians tape around it. I guess that is the first thing to check,
but if I'm sending off for one of them maybe I should be getting a
gasket set or and overhaul kit for the carb at the same tim
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Post by lwt big cheese on Sat May 21, 2011 9:21 am

And from today:
Right.

Replaced the carb to air box rubber.

Cleaned the glass bowl fuel filter. Not much crud there.

RAn some fuel into a clear jam jar. Mmm bits in there but not too much.

Bought
some new petrol pipe as the old stuff is the clear washer stuff and a
bit hard. DOH the fuel filter diameter is different to the diameter of
the carb and the petrol tank!

Bought some washer pipe! And have only managed to get it over one fat end! Mmm.

Removed the float bowl. Bit of fine crud in there too, but only a bit. Cleaned that out.

Right. Chain. Went to undo the "brake backing anchor stud nut" to find the thread is buggered. New nut and stud ordered!

Next
distributor. Bought new points, plug and condenser. Remover the
distributor cover and had a look. Only to find that the whole
distributor cast pedestal is loose!!! It has 10 mm of movement at the
points end.



So hopefully I have found the problem. I've
never been under that timing cover. Hopefully its an easy job to remove
the cover, tighten up something and then I'll replace the points etc.
Then sort the timing. At least I'll know the condition of those parts.
Never done any of that either. So I'll have a read of Pete Snidals
manual.
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Post by Bill (the boss) on Sat May 21, 2011 11:02 am

Believe it or not I was going to say check your points gap etc, Dungy may confirm this, but I am very good at distant diagnoses.
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Post by lwt big cheese on Sat May 21, 2011 11:43 am

I'm absolutely sure you are.

See bit in parenthesis above.
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Post by lwt big cheese on Thu May 26, 2011 12:22 am

I've removed the cover and tightened the three screws.

I now need to replace a washer! My local man has buggered off fishing for the week!

Hitckcock's do one for 18p, but there's a £5 min order. Doh!

I'll wait. Be good to see if the speed has increased though.
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Post by Bill (the boss) on Thu May 26, 2011 4:55 am

What sort of washer?Sureley Halfords et al have some?
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Post by lwt big cheese on Thu May 26, 2011 12:14 pm

Oooo this is a very special washer!

If he hasn't got one I'll make one.

Apparently every time you take the timing cover off you replace them so they are very popular and hopefully he'll have a hand full.
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Post by Bill (the boss) on Thu May 26, 2011 2:02 pm

Little fibre jobbies?
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Post by lwt big cheese on Thu May 26, 2011 2:47 pm

Yes I think it's the All-Bran I'm eating...



I don't know it had all but disintegrated.
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Post by Bill (the boss) on Fri May 27, 2011 12:31 am

Sounds like fibre then
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Post by lwt big cheese on Fri May 27, 2011 8:39 am

Apparently they were cork and now they are neoprene moulded to the nut.

So a near enough fibre then Very Happy
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Post by lwt big cheese on Sun May 29, 2011 2:41 am

All put together now.

Having a cup of coffee and then will check oil pressure and see what happens.

Need to replace the bake brake retaining nut and stud next.

So I'm off to see how fast I can go and then get the brakes to work correctly when I get back...
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Post by lwt big cheese on Sun May 29, 2011 6:09 am

Wooo Hoooo


59 MPH!!!!



20% increase!

Very Happy
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Post by Bill (the boss) on Sun May 29, 2011 8:38 am

The 350, when in fine fettle and fitted with decent Amal or Keihin carb, can reach 75!!
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Post by lwt big cheese on Sun May 29, 2011 9:11 am

It was windy and not very level.

I haven't check the timing, just screwed the distributor back on.

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Post by Bill (the boss) on Sun May 29, 2011 10:00 am

Knob
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Post by Alan H on Mon May 30, 2011 5:15 am

A bit of stuttering? It's a single cylinder FFS! That's what they do.
If he wants a bit more power, should've gone for a meteor minor or one of the other twins.
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Post by Bill (the boss) on Mon May 30, 2011 6:01 am

Enfield India dont make those ....yet
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Post by Alan H on Mon May 30, 2011 6:28 am

Beyond their technology? Two cylinders in one frame?
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Post by lwt big cheese on Tue May 31, 2011 3:36 am

There's rumours...

It's a bit flamboyant though.
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Post by lwt big cheese on Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:25 am

Well took her for an MOT.

Head bearings loose.

Fork slider boss that holds brake cable, knackered.

No oil in forks. Seals need replacing.

Side light blown.

Tank cap seal missing.

Wheels mis-aligned.

oh it goes on.




But got a pass anyway!
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Post by Bill (the boss) on Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:35 am

Don't you do any maintenance on your bikes at all? That should all have been picked up on your weekly checks.

It aint like a Jap bike Cheese, even new Enfields need a lot of work every week. At least parts are cheap and easy to get.

Bollocks I cant stop this!
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Post by Bill (the boss) on Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:35 am

Or you could flog it to me.

Bollocks I cant stop this!
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Post by lwt big cheese on Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:12 pm

I knew about them all! Except the cap rubber.

That's the list of jobs to get done. Very Happy

This last weekend was No1 daughters wedding, but the weekend before I spent time adjusting the primary - twice and also the clutch. Nailed it now.

I'm skint, so the next job is which ever is cheapest!
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Post by Alan H on Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:15 pm

fekkin tightwad!
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