The Mammoth GT - Royal Enfield Continental GT - November 2014


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Disastrous Sunday morning. Puncture!!! Nightmare for GT owners.

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Bought the 24 mm spanner, saved a lot of mess this time.

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Terrible design. Disc messing with caliper channel won't allow slotting in the wheel to sprocket in any way.

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All set and done. Another sad truth, after searching all tyre dealers, there was not any tubes above 100/90 available in 18 inch as retail. They come only bundled with new tyre. Half-heartedly went for the 100/90-18 tube, assured by almost every tyre shop guy I met.

Brazza 100/90-18 Tube - ₹ 300.00
Fitting - ₹ 100.00 (Self removed and took the wheel to and fro)

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Morning commute.

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Output is better than non-clear but couldn't compare the throw and spread. BTW this ain't sealed beam.
Noted, thank you for your feed-back.

Finally gets custom LED tail lamps. Superflux/Pirahna LEDs. Bought from Kwality Photonics. Ultra Red.

60 red + 3 white SMD for tail lamp. Connectors for plug and play.
Sir: If I may ask, did you purchase this from an on-line vendor? I tried looking up Kwality Photonics and I am unable to buy this on line. Your assistance is much appreciated. I am looking for exactly the same set up as yours above, in a round configuration though. Thanks and have a great day!

May 2019:

Disastrous Sunday morning. Puncture!!! Nightmare for GT owners.

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Bought the 24 mm spanner, saved a lot of mess this time.

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Terrible design. Disc messing with caliper channel won't allow slotting in the wheel to sprocket in any way.

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All set and done. Another sad truth, after searching all tyre dealers, there was not any tubes above 100/90 available in 18 inch as retail. They come only bundled with new tyre. Half-heartedly went for the 100/90-18 tube, assured by almost every tyre shop guy I met.

Brazza 100/90-18 Tube - ₹ 300.00
Fitting - ₹ 100.00 (Self removed and took the wheel to and fro)

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Morning commute.

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That's a beautiful back-drop!
 
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Sir: If I may ask, did you purchase this from an on-line vendor? I tried looking up Kwality Photonics and I am unable to buy this on line. Your assistance is much appreciated. I am looking for exactly the same set up as yours above, in a round configuration though. Thanks and have a great day!
Not online vendor, but the manufacturer themselves. I usually send query via mail and they get back with invoice and payment options. Upon payment, they will send it across, which takes less than a week, usually via DTDC.
This is their mail ID - kwalitypolyWa@gmail.com

They got another name (or subbrand) LEDChip Indus Private Limited. Got SMD LEDs from them for indicator project.
 
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Not online vendor, but the manufacturer themselves. I usually send query via mail and they get back with invoice and payment options. Upon payment, they will send it across, which takes less than a week, usually via DTDC.
This is their mail ID - kwalitypolyWa@gmail.com

They got another name (or subbrand) LEDChip Indus Private Limited. Got SMD LEDs from them for indicator project.
Thanks very much for your quick response, much appreciated. I will reach out to them via email. I will order the LED (exactly like yours) but in a 360 deg. circumference. I hope they will be in a position to fab one up that will be a direct fit for my RD350. Thanks again for your time. Have a great day ahead!
 
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Thanks very much for your quick response, much appreciated. I will reach out to them via email. I will order the LED (exactly like yours) but in a 360 deg. circumference. I hope they will be in a position to fab one up that will be a direct fit for my RD350. Thanks again for your time. Have a great day ahead!
They will only sell individual LEDs.
 
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May 2019: (Continued)

One thing I understood after having RE for 4+ years was each and every RE mechanics were money-thirsty. Simply overcharging 2 to 3 times for what others charge, leaving aside the RE-expert-only jobs. So thought of going DIY on this also, despite the fact that it will any way need to go an RE expert some day. Began with oil change.

Shell Advance AX7 15W50
Bought oil from Amazon. They always sell way less than market price. Got for ₹ 893.00, MRP was ₹ 1222.00. It's semi-synthetic. 15W50 is not available in 1 liter packs, had to compromise with 10W40 in FZ, which was not a great experience. Seeing the skyrocketing price of Motul, buying a 3 Liter can of AX7 is a wiser option.

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Oil Filter with O-Ring Kit - 888414 - ₹ 80.00
Made by Elofic. Never heard before. Last time it was Minda.

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Clutch Cable - 571156/D - ₹ 97.00
Still the cheapest clutch cable available in India (and the most frequently snapped).
Clutch has become spongy with a weird noise. Third cable in 17k km.

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One of the oldest RE genuine spare outlet in Trivandrum, Sun Auto Spares. There is one more, Subha Autowares.

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Oil Change:

First and foremost, park on flat surface preferably higher than ground level, so that there is easy access under the engine. There are hell lost of drain bolts you have to fight with.

Decided to flush the engine as well, some left over flush from Duke's oil change. Wurth Engine Flush. ₹ 140.00 (MRP ₹ 150.00). Packing is not pleasing like the rival brands.

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First roadblock is the filler cap itself. It messes with the wiring exiting the engine, which is another source of vapor leak and fixes with some sealant. Once open, pour the flush and idle for 10-15 minutes. Half the bottle would be enough. Drain when hot, don't let it sit.

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Remove the oil strainer, and drain the oil. Sits in the middle of the engine belly.

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8-mm socket would do.

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Then the rear most.

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It's a 19 mm bolt.

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It's magnetic and collects all the metallic debris. Clean the muck.

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And finally the one at the front end.

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It's a 12 mm bolt. It's magnetic as well. Clean the debris.

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Finally, the oil filter. Three 8-mm bolts.

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Remove the filter.

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and left everything drain.

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Clean the oil strainer and install it back. Install the drain bolts also back after cleaning. See the amount of sealant used by the mechanics. Didn't remove them since I forgot to buy sealant, will do the next time.

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Clean the oil filter chamber and install one of the O-rings.

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Soak the filter in fresh oil.

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Install the filter.

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Install the second O-ring on the filter cover.

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and install the cover. First put all 3 bolts, then tighten them equally.

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Put in a funnel and fill oil. Got enough room for the funnel, love that.

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My measure cup, a Motul can. Total 2.5 L needed.

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Filler cap O-ring got flattened out, need replacement. Next time.

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Idle the engine and turn off and check level after 5 mins. It would be almost the maximum level.

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