Sunday, January 24, 2010

Winter freeze Enfield rideout

The freezing winter does not stop Royal Enfield enthusiasts to ride out. I had gone out to meet Henry Price in Berkeley all the way from Bristol.Henry Price does maintenance work of Royal Enfields and his garage speaks of the passion! He does visit India often.Jacqui wanted to get her bike checked up as she's heading out to Spain on her Enfield !Tim who writes for classic bike magazine was there too.

Henry converts Royal Enfields to diesel engines amongst other stuff. His garage below.Excuse the quality of snaps please!


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Below Henry's Lightning 535 with which he tours Europe! Henry says this bike was not much successful since the piston was too tight. He increased the bore size to resolve the problem!


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He is changing the 535 engine with a 700cc Enfield engine ! That's real power!
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All Enfield smiles - Tim,Henry and Jacqui!

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Henry has got a lot of Enfield used stuff in this big box ! If you want something you could try to find it here before going to get a new one!




Voila used pistons - a 500cc one !

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Henry shows us some tyres below.If you want a tyre with good road grip then its likely to wear off faster than one which is harder with lesser grip :) Make your choice!




Diesel enfields!Thumps like a tractor ..... real loud!(BT/Tim)

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Tim with his classic bike below



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Henry's house in the countryside below! The roads are beautiful to ride on an Enfield out here!More details on Henry at his website (http://pricepartmotorcycles.co.uk/).

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The price of Enfields in UK is way high about £4000 (300000 rupees)!I guess that solves the mystery as to why sales are probably low whereas in India the same would cost around £1500(100,000 rupees)! Still u got to Enfield it :)


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Have a nice week!
Cheers

BT
(Tharikh)

Is this a Skoda ignition coil or sensor issue ?

Is this a Skoda ignition coil or sensor issue ?