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Re: Royal Enfield Model D
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2018, 09:20:56 PM »
The clutch partly visible in one of the shots above is for the 4 speed Albion that would have been originally fitted, but no gearbox is visible anywhere ? And those gearbox plates look somewhat un-Enfield, so were are guessing its been changed, perhaps to something BSA like you suggest.

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Re: Royal Enfield Model D
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2018, 04:46:20 AM »
Hi,
It has the 4 speed Albion Box, have dismantled and have two new bearings to install,  looking to replace felt drive side seal with double lip replacement.
Neville

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Re: Royal Enfield Model D
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2018, 04:52:09 AM »
Hi All,
Next weekend is our Burt Munro rally in Invercargill Southland New Zealand, Burt's home town as featured in the movie The worlds fastest Indian. I meet Burt at the beach in1970's on a day that he popped the barrel of the crankcase on his Velocette. Have some photos that I will find and post to site.

Neville

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Re: Royal Enfield Model D
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2018, 08:21:22 AM »
A great film, with one of our best actors, although, I've read, it wasn't 100% accurate.
Getting grumpy.

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Re: Royal Enfield Model D
« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2018, 06:57:17 AM »
Like most films, they leave a lot of the story out to fit it in the time allowed. There is a lot more to the story of 'old Burt' than just the Indian (like when he cut a Triumph crank and camshaft, turned them 45 degrees and welded back together) and his Velocette. He did (I think from memory) something like 14 trips to the USA, not all with the Indian, that the movie condensed into one trip.
If you can get a copy of the book it is a good read.
'One good run' (the legend of Burt Munro) by Tim Hanna.
ISBN 0-14-301974-0
Published by Penguin Books.

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Re: Royal Enfield Model D
« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2018, 02:47:04 AM »
Name any film that everyone agrees is 100% accurate. Itís entertainment, not history.
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Re: Royal Enfield Model D
« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2018, 06:04:08 AM »
Ummm, ummm. Nope, cannot think of one.

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Re: Royal Enfield Model D
« Reply #22 on: February 06, 2018, 08:56:16 AM »
Planet Of The Apes?
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Re: Royal Enfield Model D
« Reply #23 on: February 06, 2018, 06:46:41 PM »
Ahhh, so you knew my drill sergeant.

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Re: Royal Enfield Model D
« Reply #24 on: February 06, 2018, 07:02:50 PM »
Star Wars was accurate too. A load of bollix, but 100% accurate. ;)

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Re: Royal Enfield Model D
« Reply #25 on: February 07, 2018, 11:13:52 PM »
Hi,
It has an Albion 4 speed box, have disassembled and prepared for replacing both bearings and currently looking for a double lip seal to replace the felt seal at drive end.

Neville


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Re: Royal Enfield Model D
« Reply #26 on: February 08, 2018, 10:32:57 PM »
Bearings these days often come with a very capable seal inbuilt (or 2), you can't find such a bearing ?

Installing such a bearing with 2 seals and using its own lube may well outlast the lubrication supplied in the original system. (Keeping the oil in the box to lube the gears etc, of course)

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Re: Royal Enfield Model D
« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2018, 07:55:25 AM »
Thanks for the bearing hint, the replacement bearing has 2 seals so I will do as you suggest.
Cheers
Neville


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Re: Royal Enfield Model D
« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2018, 10:08:29 AM »
I always use sealed bearings for wheels and where possible for sleeve gear bearings on gearbox. Sometimes with the latter it's a good idea to either use one with a single seal (obviously fitted on the outboard end) or take the inner seal off.

Some people advocate taking a seal off and packing with grease but I prefer to believe that the manufacturers know what they're doing. As I understand it, excess grease can cause churning and blow a seal off.
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Re: Royal Enfield Model D
« Reply #29 on: February 11, 2018, 08:52:47 PM »
I always like to lift the seals and see just how much (or how little) grease is in a bearing. Here we get SKF brand made in China and this is one I recently purchased to put in a front wheel. How long do you think it would have lasted at 60 mph?