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.

For spares and such, I normally go to Hitchcocks Motorcycles

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MaintenancePosted by exile Sun, February 25, 2018 20:48:16
Someone left a comment on one of the posts here, inquiring as to why I have seemed to stop posting.
The answer is very simple, although the solution to my troubles is likely to be not so simple. Thumper is out of commission at the moment. Indisposed. Broken down.
Not mechanically, I hasten to add. No. It's the dreaded electrics.

I don't know much about the mysteries that are electric. Thumper just cut out and died and is bereft of all power. The battery appears to be OK so I presume something shorted out and remains so. There is no life in him anywhere.

Danish winters are remarkably cold, even when they are mild, so spending hours in the shed is out of the question for the moment. As soon as the weather warms up, I'll be on to it.

I have no idea where to start.... this will be a long process.

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Posted by exile Mon, February 26, 2018 22:52:12

I reckon I'm in for an interesting few weeks with this.. Thanks for the tip.
Nothing works. No lights, no reaction from the ignition switch. Nothing.

Posted by James Mon, February 26, 2018 13:38:33

Hi You need to be 100% sure your battery is ok.If your not confident on electric fault finding there are battery testers that are simple to use (eBay) when you do get round to doing it there's a very simple first check.Any lights working on the bike? Take it from there. Cheers Jamesy