Thumper Diaries

Thumper Diaries

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This blog is to be a diary of our activities and the trials and tribulations of owning a Royal Enfield Bullet 500.

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End of Season 2016

TravelsPosted by exile Tue, October 18, 2016 14:48:51
It's been quite a year. The weather wasn't brilliant by any means but we managed to get a thousand Km on the odometer and no major mishaps or breakdowns.
I fitted a crashbar, sorted my GPS out and had the dent in the tank removed. I'm looking forward to Christmas, the missus has bought a windshield for me to fit to Thumper.
I ordered a Parts list Book and a Workshop Manual. These too, are going into the Yuletide pile.

Thumper has gone into hibernation. I brimmed the fuel tank and checked the oil level. The battery will be charged periodically if necessary. Right now he is sleeping happily in the shed, under his blankets and waterproof poncho. The poncho is a bit of extra unnecessary protection really. The shed is well insulated from the elements and I can even warm it up.


So, thanks for another year of joy Thumper. Roll on Spring, where we can get out on the road again.

Sleep well.



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Posted by exile Fri, March 31, 2017 19:22:51

Already had my first run in early march. One glorious day of sunshine, blue skies and no wind.. highly unusual for these parts.... Busy in the garden right now but as soon as it all warms up..I'm off.
Got to try my new windshield out too.... More on that later.
Thanks for looking in Simon. Ride safe.

Posted by Scaleyback Fri, March 31, 2017 17:15:43

Now it is April get the shed open! Wakey, wakey!

Posted by Exile Tue, October 25, 2016 12:25:41

It isn't. Thumper is covered with blankets. The poncho is covering them. The shed is insulated all round so it remains slightly warm and very dry! It's been OK for the last two years...

Posted by Scaleyback Mon, October 24, 2016 16:35:30

As long as the poncho is not next to the metal. A friend did that so we named the bike "rusty".