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What spares for Enfield Bullet 350 trip?

Hi there,

Hopefully I won't get a bollicking from Grant because this is already in here somewhere, if it is I plead ignorance.

I'm travelling around Europe soon on a 1985 Enfield Bullet, it has a new(ish) leanburn Enfield Thunderfield engine. I have the opportunity now to fill a bag with spare parts before I leave Kathmandu.

Can anyone out there throw some hints at me as what to bring as regards spare parts?

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Hi,

Not sure if I can help you with your quandary (what springs to mind is tyres, points, cables, maybe luggage. dunno what is cheaper there!).

I just thought I'd ask you how easy it was to fit the new leanburn engine into an old bullet? I have a 350 Classic and I understand the new leanburn not only puts out a lot more power but can be easily tweaked for yet more.
If it's easy enough replacement I might see if I can get a leanburn from a breakers in a couple of years or so.

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Hi in amongst the parts we are taking on our rtw trip are;
cdi unit
reg/rect unit
spark plugs
oil filters
coil
exh pushrod
inlet pushrod
tubes
fuses
bulbs.
if you can get them cheap and have room;
piston
rings
piston clips
gudgeon pin
head and base gasket
you should be able to fix just about any breakdown likely to occur.
good luck and have a good trip.remeber to post some trip info on the site
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As above but I would add an exhaust valve as well in case that burns out.
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if you are unsure of any cable, change it now. Take a spare set. Check the cable end barrels are pivoting freely as invariably when cables break it is due to flexing because the barrels are not free. To test, work the lever, the cable should remain straight and not try to flex at all. If the sprockets are not good change them and take a spare chain in any case. ( primary and secondary ) Fit a new plug and carefully pack teh old one as a spare if it looks in good condition. take a spare set of points. Fit cdi ignition system to your bike ( about £25 ) it reduces teh current on the points to a few milliamps so points should last 20-40k miles. It only takes a minute to jumper the cdi system out if it fails (switch 3 spade ends). puncture repair kit and spare tube. ( note the tyre sizes are near equal, so a front tube will work in either wheel).

Matt, It is 'relatively easy' to buy second hand engine/gearbox parts from india and install them. In UK, bikes registration usually remains as per the chassis number/details. The leanburn engine is 'much' better than the old one, being made with modern materials for modern western conditions.
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Hi there,

Many thanks for all that info. I will upload shipping info after I pick up the bike in Europe next week.

It took a mechanic a day to switch the engines, he had to switch gearboxes as well for the Thunderbird engine as its has a 5 speed left mounted gearbox as opposed to the traditional 4 speed right mounted one. I also had the larger exhaust from a 500cc Bullet installed and now the pickup is such that (in India) I leave everything at the lights.

The Machismo lean burn engine goes with the traditional 4 speed right mounted gearbox so obviously you can stick to that if you're happy with it. A new engine in India will cost you 60,000 - 70,000 rupees (1000 euro) not including shipping, it's relatively pricey, the prices are high to discourage people for buying engines I have been told. I havent a clue about British Enfield prices but I have a great contact in India who could locate a 2nd hand leanburn for you I'm sure.

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Hi there,

It took a mechanic a day to switch the engines, he had to switch gearboxes as well for the Thunderbird engine as its has a 5 speed left mounted gearbox as opposed to the traditional 4 speed right mounted one.

The Machismo lean burn engine goes with the traditional 4 speed right mounted gearbox so obviously you can stick to that if you're happy with it. A new engine in India will cost you 60,000 - 70,000 rupees (1000 euro) not including shipping, it's relatively pricey, the prices are high to discourage people for buying engines I have been told. I havent a clue about British Enfield prices but I have a great contact in India who could locate a 2nd hand leanburn for you I'm sure.

Happy trails.
Note the 5 speed boxes convert very easily ( just change the outer plate) to RH shift, there are kits available from most of the dealers, especially hitchcocks.

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Not much of a clue about the AVL engines, but if you try Price Part Motorcycles and the head honcho Richard Price you may find all the advice you are looking for. Richard has plenty of experience of the home market models having ridden them and imported them to the UK for a few years now.
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List of German dealers

A list of German dealers you´ll find at:
Royal Enfield Deutschland - ZMT GmbH - Zülpicher Motorrad-Technik

By the way, we´re just building an Enfield combo and we ask us the same question. Which spares should we take on our trip to morocco? But with the sidecar we don´t have the problem of space. The sidecar is a luggage carrier and Í guess, we take too much with us. (The chassis you can already see at Yesterdays ).

Greetings from Germany

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What engine will you be using? If it's the classic I may be able to offer some advice.
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