Spares for Royal Enfield Classic

Building a list of spares that you need to carry with a motorcycle from the Royal Enfield Classic series. This list can be used by not only the Classics, but other models like Classic 350, Classic 500, Classic Chrome, Classic Desert Storm, Classic Battle Green and all of the Bullet series.

Carry Spares for Royal Enfield Classic
Riding in the hills

On a longer ride, you’ll need everything that you carry on a short ride as listed below. More than that, you may need spares like clutch plates or something else. But, given that the UCE engined motorcycles are still in production, any thing major can be fixed by heading to the nearest RE workshop. If you’re the true DIY type of person, here’s a list.

Spares for Royal Enfield Classic

  1. Short Rides
    1. Fuse
    2. Fuel Injector
    3. Spare Tube
    4. Cables
    5. Chain lock
    6. Spark Plug
    7. Headlight Bulbs
    8. Duct tape
  2. Longer Rides
    1. Clutch Plates
    2. Rear Brake Shoes
    3. Front Brake Pads
    4. Jump Start Cables
    5. Engine Oil
    6. RR Unit
    7. Ignition Coil
    8. Wheel Bearings

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Short Rides

Fuse

No list of spares for Royal Enfield Classic can be complete without these little fuses. Always carry spare fuses for this series, since the motorcycle just won’t run without a fuse. There’s space to keep spare fuses on the bike, but its small (and light) enough to store some extra in your bag. Everyone has a friend who does not turn up with spares and gets stranded.

Fuel Injector

A classic owner who’s injector hasn’t crapped out on them is a lucky one. Usually, you’d put this as a spare for longer rides, but given the reputation that these units have, its on this short rides list. So, if you have a Classic that’s more than 2 years old, get this (Thanks @harshmanrai)  Also, its a part you may not find just about anywhere, so its a little up on the list.

Tube

The stock MRF Zappers are decent tyres. But, they are not really great on bad roads. Take the tubes that you require along. The Royal Enfields have a 19″ front and a 18″ rear tyre. Ideally, you’ll need to take both sizes, but in a crunch situation, the 19″ tube can be stuffed into the 18″ tyre.

Cables

The usual accelerator and clutch cables. Keeping these in good condition is the best way around it. If you have a doubt about the condition of the cables on your motorcycle, just change it before you leave. Its worth the time you will save on the road.

Chain Lock

 

Spark Plugs

Headlight Bulbs

You’d want all the bulbs to work on your motorcycle for utmost safety. But, having a functional headlight is a minimum. Don’t skimp, if one of the beams of your bulb is shot, change the bulb. Don’t wait till the other one also goes away and you’re stuck changing this on the highway. I won’t suggest a rating, since you know what bulb is on your motorcycle. Keep a spare of the same rating.

Duct Tape

 

Striking a pose

Longer Rides

You’ll need everything that you carry on a short ride as listed above. Everything in this list may seem like overkill and I would suggest that you carry them if your motorcycle has a history of failing. You can pick these on the road if you’re stuck, but out of the main routes, you may have trouble finding exactly what you need.

Clutch Plates

Does not occupy too much space. Keep a set in the spares kit, but if you’re the type that burns  more clutch plates than rubber, you may need it. I have seen people burning clutches in steep hills and muddy tracks.

Rear Brake Shoes

You know this. Standard stuff.

Front Brake Pads

If you decide to change them, learn how to bleed front brakes before you begin doing this. Light enough to leave a set in the bag.

Jump Start Cables

UCE motorcycles will not run without juice in your battery. Keep wires to jump start it from someone else’s battery if push comes to shove.

Engine Oil

The days of the leaking, oil guzzling engines are not completely gone away, but its definitely reduced. If you are a stickler for the type of oil you use in the engine, its best to carry your own. I used to top up with engine oil on the road on the older motorcycles with oil cans that you can buy from any petrol pump or oil stores on the way.  This is another thing you can do.

RR Unit

Ignition Coil

Wheel Bearings

Bearings go with some warning. So if you are a discerning rider, you will be forewarned before it lets go completely. Once it starts disintegrating in your wheel, it becomes really uncomfortable to ride. Change it or get it changed at a puncture repair shop if you do not find a mechanic.

 

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What are the spares that you people carry on your Classic/ Bullet series motorcycles? Do post in the comments below, so that I can improve upon this list.

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