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Oil pump filter element for 250 Crusaders

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In your (my) dreams
Started at 10:24pm on the 5th August, 2017 by AndyMc
AndyMc Subject: In your (my) dreams
I've been perusing the C5 service manual downloaded from Midland Bullets. It states a top speed of 83mph. I'm just wondering if anyone has achieved this on their unmodified bike without having to ride off Beachy Head or change their underwear. 75 is just about attainable on mine. not that I'm interested in going fast but that figure seems a gross exaggeration . BTW my new turn out exhaust from M&P looks good and sounds even better. LOUD
Posted: 10:24pm 5th August, 2017
2cvandy Subject: In your (my) dreams
Well I've seen 80mph on the clock,,,,,,,,,, and I wasn't absolutely wringing it's neck,,,,,,,, but it was downhill, and God knows how accurate the clock is (my guess would be not very). But on the whole, I think she's a lot happier sub 60mph.
Posted: 10:53pm 5th August, 2017
Scalyback Subject: In your (my) dreams
I had one run on Thunderbolt, my Woodsman EFI on a dual carriageway. We got quite easily to 82-83, then I lost my bottle being a pushrod engine and all that. Didn't want to damage my bike, but whatever the book says, Thunderbolt was quite willing to exceed that, but I wasn't!

I think the engine was a little over 5000 RPM at 82MPH.
Posted: 11:00pm 5th August, 2017
PeteF Subject: In your (my) dreams
It is a bit ridiculous that a supposedly modern 500cc engine can't produce enough power to get the bike over 80mph.
My 250 Yam will almost do that.
And then to dress it up as a cafe racer?
Posted: 08:57am 6th August, 2017
Andy M Subject: In your (my) dreams
I've seen 80 but honestly don't care. If I wanted to break the traffic laws I could go buy a dozen bikes with more power. None would have the same rider input at legal speeds that makes the bullet fun. Andy
Posted: 11:48am 6th August, 2017
2cvandy Subject: In your (my) dreams
"a supposedly modern 500cc engine"---- I thought the whole point of the Bullet was that it's determinedly not modern. My 1978 CX500 for instance has a much more modern 500cc engine,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and it will still crack the ton (an easy 110mph when it was new, but I'm not that cruel nowadays on a 40 year old bike). The Bullet might be new,,,, but modern?? No way.
Posted: 02:59pm 6th August, 2017
Rattlebattle Subject: In your (my) dreams
Quite; not a modern bike at all. One if the reasons I chose the C5 is that it doesn't look as if it is a fast bike (it isn't - against satnav the speedo overreads a lot. It'll do a genuine 80mph down a long hill but I won't because it's uncomfortable at that speed). I tried a CGT but TBH felt a bit silly riding a bike that looks as if it'll do 120mph down the local bypass but struggles to do 85mph. I have another bike for pressing on and a classic Trumpet that would leave the C5 for dead if I wasn't sympathetic towards 60+ years old engine internals. The REs can of course be tuned to go a lot quicker if that's what you want.
Posted: 05:13pm 6th August, 2017
Alan R Subject: In your (my) dreams
Hi guys-----I've posted photos' elsewhere but I have a 2004 Bullet '65 for the "Fun" aspect and a 1986 Honda XBR 500 for reliability and all those other "Modern" attributes that we've come to expect from a bike of to-day ( https://www.bikez.com/motorcycles/honda_xbr_500_1988.php ).........Like SCALY I also would baulk at the idea of a road-going, PUSH-ROD engine exploring beyond 5,000 RPM....Remember these are L-O-N-G...........S-T-R-O-K-E MOTORS who derive their power from twisty Torque, not screamy-revkins..............So, my formula would be}--- 535cc conversion, Forged piston at 8:1 CR, 32mm CV Carb, greater valve overlap period, maximum size of In. and Exh. valves possible, twin spark head, 6-speed gearbox, extractor style exhaust system..........steel con. rod, roller big-end...Tubeless wheels and tyres....Hagon tuned shocks, Disc front and rear, touring handlebars....
Posted: 07:05pm 6th August, 2017
Alan R Subject: In your (my) dreams
Hi guys-----I've posted photos' elsewhere but I have a 2004 Bullet '65 for the "Fun" aspect and a 1986 Honda XBR 500 for reliability and all those other "Modern" attributes that we've come to expect from a bike of to-day ( https://www.bikez.com/motorcycles/honda_xbr_500_1988.php ).........Like SCALY I also would baulk at the idea of a road-going, PUSH-ROD engine exploring beyond 5,000 RPM....Remember these are L-O-N-G...........S-T-R-O-K-E MOTORS who derive their power from twisty Torque, not screamy-revkins..............So, my formula would be}--- 535cc conversion, Forged piston at 8:1 CR, 32mm CV Carb, greater valve overlap period, maximum size of In. and Exh. valves possible, twin spark head, 6-speed gearbox, extractor style exhaust system..........steel con. rod, roller big-end...Tubeless wheels and tyres....Hagon tuned shocks, Disc front and rear, touring handlebars....
Posted: 07:05pm 6th August, 2017
Alan R Subject: In your (my) dreams
Hi guys-----I've posted photos' elsewhere but I have a 2004 Bullet '65 for the "Fun" aspect and a 1986 Honda XBR 500 for reliability and all those other "Modern" attributes that we've come to expect from a bike of to-day ( https://www.bikez.com/motorcycles/honda_xbr_500_1988.php ).........Like SCALY I also would baulk at the idea of a road-going, PUSH-ROD engine exploring beyond 5,000 RPM....Remember these are L-O-N-G...........S-T-R-O-K-E MOTORS who derive their power from twisty Torque, not screamy-revkins..............So, my formula would be}--- 535cc conversion, Forged piston at 8:1 CR, 32mm CV Carb, greater valve overlap period, maximum size of In. and Exh. valves possible, twin spark head, 6-speed gearbox, extractor style exhaust system..........steel con. rod, roller big-end...Tubeless wheels and tyres....Hagon tuned shocks, Disc front and rear, touring handlebars....
Posted: 07:05pm 6th August, 2017
Alan R Subject: In your (my) dreams
WTF happened there ??.......Can someone at Hitchcocks remove two please ??
Posted: 07:06pm 6th August, 2017
ric Subject: In your (my) dreams
It's not what it does, it's the way it does it.
Mine hits the revlimiter in top at a GPS timed 82mph (rural 2 lane road IOM)
For anyone not with an EFI that's not fulfilling its marketed potential, could I humbly suggest you check your TPS setting is or at least set to 0.610 Volts (Keihin default setting for bikes with electronic TPS reset function) and you increase your tickover via the air bypass screw to the maximum idle speed of 1250rpm.
Posted: 08:00pm 6th August, 2017
AndyMc Subject: In your (my) dreams
Hi all, my post wasn't really about the merits or otherwise of going fast on an enfield compared to other "quicker" bikes. I could do 140 on my R1100RT in comfort without thinking about it. I was just surprised that they advertised such a high top speed for the C5. Bland bikes will generally outperform bikes with character but who wants one. Ask any Harley rider why they bought theirs, it won't be for its handling or top speed.
Posted: 08:03pm 6th August, 2017
Rattlebattle Subject: In your (my) dreams
140mph on a BMW1100RT without thinking about it? Are you sure? You must be some kind of superhero. One of the bikes I loved best was an 1100RS.!I doubt that would do a genuine 140mph and if it did I'd be paying one hell of a lot of attention...
Posted: 03:25pm 7th August, 2017
ric Subject: In your (my) dreams
140 !!! You'll need the big boy's 1150 for that, not some piddly little 1100 variant.
Oh wait my 1150 didn't do that either.
Posted: 04:44pm 7th August, 2017
ric Subject: In your (my) dreams
Back on subject... AndyMc did you adjust or at least manage to ascertain your factory-set TPS value?
Mine perked up when increased to 0.61volts and as much again after other simple adjustments posted elsewhere.
Posted: 04:57pm 7th August, 2017
PeteF Subject: In your (my) dreams
So an engine developed in the 21st century and electronically controlled to boot is not modern?
Mmmmm.....
Posted: 05:55pm 7th August, 2017
Scalyback Subject: In your (my) dreams
Not with push rods it's not.
Posted: 06:15pm 7th August, 2017
AndyMc Subject: In your (my) dreams
I'm unsure of how to check or adjust the TPS value, Could that be causing my flat spot with a barely open throtle? My R1100RT did 140 regularly on the M57 (on the speedo) all be it with the screen down but no wobbles and i felt in control. I later decided it wasn't worth getting a ban or dieing, and i grew up a bit
Posted: 09:31pm 7th August, 2017
nickbarber Subject: In your (my) dreams
Fastest I've gone is 65mph. I never really understood spending thousands of pounds on improving performance on a RE when you can spend £1500 and go and buy a cheap twin cylinder jap bike that can go 100 with ease
Posted: 10:27pm 7th August, 2017

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