Re: [Enfield] se bullets ticking sir!
You might want to check the Oil Pumpworm Seal while you're at it, it is a
known weak spot on the engine and it will result in air in oil and low
oilpressure to the crank and overnight leakage into the crank!!!
-For you non-techies; It's the small corc or rubbery thingie on the
timingside inside the big bolt on the case! Mine are shot on all my bikes
after 10 000km and a change now and then (quick and pretty easy) will save
your engine lots of damage. It's cheap too!
JanÅke & Katarina Lang
CURVES & PIXELS / SPINIFEX / BULLETS MCC
Mudda Waddo, Parra, Bardez, Goa, Indien.
Ph 0832-409081 Mob: 9823113740
There seems to be a number of bikes experiencing this issue of worn
rocker blocks and I have a private suspicion that this may be a
manufacturing problem. The original RE components were made in
sintered iron, which should wear reasonably well, being porous,
sintered iron will hold oil. My problem being that I can't remember
in the "far off days" if this was an issue for the Bullet or if
people just put up with it.
The rockers are fed by the scavenge and the pump diameter being twice
that of the pressure side, there will be air delivered also. People
like Hitchcocks in the UK sell upgraded feed pumps but this,
obviously, would not affect the tappet feed (I have bleated about RE
oil pumps in the past!).
The 50 weight oil would be fine for hot Indian conditions, in colder
weather I have used a lighter oil (40 weight) (not that where I live
in Oz ever gets that cold). I think that the changes in the oil
recommended is a move by the company to cover all climatic conditions
for export countries. The problem with the heavier oils is warming
them up initially so they can do the job properly. One gent I knew
used a sump heater in the middle of the English winter, an old
parrafin wick thing that I expected to catch his bike alight (never
There has been a number of discussions regarding oil types (search
the archive) but I would talk to a reputable local dealer for advice
on the local weather conditions and matching oils.
--- In email@example.com, basilwatson@h... wrote:
> Thank you all for the advise , the problem was found to be the age
> old tappet blockwear. So out came the pens and pencils and a new
> was drawn up made of leaded tin bronze , the best material I could
> think of to run in boundry lube cond against steel!- ie
> oil flow.
> Also a few calc later sudgested that I use a 60 weight oil.
> to get here in japan. where does the tide flow on that one is a 40
> 50 of sufficient character!
> well the drawings go to the machinist this week and we will wait
> see if the wear is slowed !!
> Well at least my soul can rest now knowing the ticking is not going
> to be interuped by a loud and expensive bang!
> The oil flow to the tappets looks like airated oil -scavanged oil I
> Also is there a up graded oil pump!, christmas is just around the
> corner if I start hinting now........
> Finally can or is it possible to remove the cylinder head without
> removing the engine or lowering the engine by the way the bike is a
> 1995 ish 500 bullet.
> All the best for the new year and once again thanks
> Stephen in a cold japan!!!