Originally Posted by dirteveryday
That clears thing up a bit I'd say
blues2 original query was about the UCE machines not modded and flogged AVL's as Priceparts reports.
Again, regretful that you've had such troubles with your AVL.
I do know the hart ache of such things.
If the opportunity arises to test ride a UCE, I advise it.
With the newer lump and the disc brakes they are quite a treat !
Mine left the factory running too far advanced. However these engines are suppose to be reliable at 44 Bhp, most of the kits are approved aftermarket ( most fitted by the Enfield importers themselves) get it up from 23hp to less than 30. This means the crank is only just up to the job. Some form of after sales service would have been good, quality control even better. They knew at the factory my crank was wrongly machined as the timing keyway was machined too shallowly so to get it out the door they fitted an undersized woodruff key. In all probability is also machined in the wrong place, but that could also be either the stator or rotor out of spec. The case hardening would not have shed from the crankpin had it been made properly. Those that are made properly seem to work well.
As luck would have it, the other problem I had on my trip across Europe was the disk brake failed
When hot it would lock on and stay on until it cooled. This fault developed before I left France, but I learned to live with it across Italy, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland and Germany.
For my part, If I have to get a left foot gear change bike. It will be a twin, either a Triumph Bonnie or MG Breva. Although I prefer the even firing of the parallel twin, it is for me, too heavy and a bit too tall so the Breva ticks more boxes. One thing I did like about the BMW was the shaft drive.