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Re: Concept Royal Enfield
« Reply #1 on: 07.11. 2018 19:53 »
why no kickstart? you can get home running on only an alternator or start with a flat battery with this amazing invention of ancient technology. what?

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Re: Concept Royal Enfield
« Reply #2 on: 07.11. 2018 22:08 »

 Not so sure about having the oily chain so close to the brake  *eek*
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Re: Concept Royal Enfield
« Reply #3 on: 08.11. 2018 15:14 »
why no kickstart? you can get home running on only an alternator or start with a flat battery with this amazing invention of ancient technology. what?

Because it would make it cost more to engineer that in. Modern electrics and starters should be well up to the job.
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Re: Concept Royal Enfield
« Reply #4 on: 08.11. 2018 18:50 »
the electrical package must have improved then.i once had a gsx1100 that had a minute to crank the engine before it went slow then flat. it ate batteries for christmas.
kick starts for me.

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Re: Concept Royal Enfield
« Reply #5 on: 08.11. 2018 19:40 »
the electrical package must have improved then.i once had a gsx1100 that had a minute to crank the engine before it went slow then flat. it ate batteries for christmas.
kick starts for me.
Good luck buying a car with a starting handle!  ;)

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Re: Concept Royal Enfield
« Reply #6 on: 08.11. 2018 20:04 »
haha greybeard I bought one with a starting handle *smile* ;) ;)

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Re: Concept Royal Enfield
« Reply #7 on: 08.11. 2018 20:24 »
haha greybeard I bought one with a starting handle *smile* ;) ;)
I've owned a few in the past. I guess you have a classic or vintage motor car.

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Re: Concept Royal Enfield
« Reply #8 on: 08.11. 2018 22:00 »
Started one with a cranking handle for the first time today
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Re: Concept Royal Enfield
« Reply #9 on: 08.11. 2018 22:31 »
yes greybeard 1948 morris eight series E that unfortunately will have to go to pastures new in the near future to finance the BSA featherybed project carn't hang on to them all *cry*

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Re: Concept Royal Enfield
« Reply #10 on: 08.11. 2018 22:54 »
Started one with a cranking handle for the first time today
Now, there is a lot of detail to explain in that photo. Over to you.

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Re: Concept Royal Enfield
« Reply #11 on: 08.11. 2018 22:58 »
yes greybeard 1948 morris eight series E that unfortunately will have to go to pastures new in the near future to finance the BSA featherybed project carn't hang on to them all *cry*
I bought a 1948 Series E in the early '70's. I paid £40 for it and sold it a couple of years later for £180. It would be funny, but unlikely, if it was the same vehicle you own. I know there are photographs somewhere; they may well show the reg number.

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Re: Concept Royal Enfield
« Reply #12 on: 09.11. 2018 01:35 »
greybeard I do know the number  is non transferable ,it says so on the V5C all the paper work I got with it from the morris register says it was the last of the 2 door--- a mistake I think as  the log book says 4 door which it is. it is now all roadworthy but was last on the road in 1975 owned by a mrs singh gill  of surrey who passed away and her garage owner husband put it at the back of the garage. it was rescued in 2008 by a chap in kent called mr russell who was morris register national rally organiser .then a year later it was bought by the late mr harris a colleague of mr russell . mr  harris ' widow sold it to a mr childs in 2014, then my mate keith got it then I got it. I think the reg had to be claimed from the old buff log book because there is a letter from DVLA dated 2015 referring to a request to register it under the old number and they have sent his £25 fee back saying they have registered it under the original number having been satisfied with all the old paper work and correspondence from the  morris register people , so reg is its first one retained----HDG 317

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Re: Concept Royal Enfield
« Reply #13 on: 09.11. 2018 08:00 »
Now, there is a lot of detail to explain in that photo. Over to you.

A bit of a tail. I joined a newly formed Mensshed group in the hope of learning some new skills (mainly to help with the bikes so lathes etc.) Anyway, we have a ‘workshop’ in a local small museum but most of the initial work is going to be woodwork. So I looked for something to do within the group and had seen this 1938 James van but not noticed it was a three wheeler, It’s a motorcycle and I like motorcycles. I asked the museum about it and it had not been run for two years and they had nobody to maintain it. So despite having projects of my own I offered (damik). Have shown a few people what things are and checked her over and yesterday started her for the first time. Started third swing and ran very nicely. In the picture I am draining the petrol as she will not be 'used' till the spring.
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Re: Concept Royal Enfield
« Reply #14 on: 09.11. 2018 08:48 »
Now, there is a lot of detail to explain in that photo. Over to you.

A bit of a tail. I joined a newly formed Mensshed group in the hope of learning some new skills (mainly to help with the bikes so lathes etc.) Anyway, we have a ‘workshop’ in a local small museum but most of the initial work is going to be woodwork. So I looked for something to do within the group and had seen this 1938 James van but not noticed it was a three wheeler, It’s a motorcycle and I like motorcycles. I asked the museum about it and it had not been run for two years and they had nobody to maintain it. So despite having projects of my own I offered (damik). Have shown a few people what things are and checked her over and yesterday started her for the first time. Started third swing and ran very nicely. In the picture I am draining the petrol as she will not be 'used' till the spring.

Cool. What engine does the van have?

What about the other little Focker in the picture?