The Pete Snidal Motorcycle
3. The Sushi Plate - Unit Construction Royal
after the original Snidal manual for the original Enfield Bullet,
this is a totally-new compilation. It is also a manual on CD, but this
time covering the
all-new Unit Construction Bullets, with their Electronic Engine
Management System and many other changes. Neither - the new machine nor
the new manual - should be confused in any way with the original. -
Although the "look" and "feel" have been retained in both cases!
It's An Owner's and Maintenance Manual - But not a Shop Manual
Written with a vast range of owners in mind, from
the brand new motorcyclist to the weekend tuner/mechanic. Let me
"Enfield went with the times, and
has now in production an extremely civilized, Unit Construction,
Computer Managed motorcycle for those much more interested in riding
than in monkey-wrenching. Hence this manual, aimed at an entirely
different audience: those who have chosen the UCE for its reliability
and lack of need to tinker your way across town or down the highway."
Not A Total Shop Manual
The Pete Snidal UCE Manual is patterned after the
ever-popular original in many ways, and goes into enough detail for the
vast majority of owners. It is not, however, intended to replace the
factory shop manual, which goes "that last mile" into all the shop
service esoterics. Instead, it lays more emphasis on the basics, and
in providing an understanding of how the machine works for the average
It begins with starting drill and the basics of
learning to ride, from starting,
engaging first gear and moving off, halting, panic stops, and changing
there, it covers troubleshooting, (including push-starting) It
continues to the basic mechanical level of such things as understanding
the Electronic Engine Management System, and such basic maintenance
items as chassis, wheels, brake servicing, top end engine work, and
clutch and electrical system - including a full-colour schematic!
The all-important subject of safety, particularly that specific to motorcycling, is also dealt with in some detail.
The Index page says it all. For a look, Click Here.
The author has done his best to cover all the
possible motorcycle maintenance
and tuning questions , with particular attention paid to the specifics
of the Enfield Bullet. He looks back to over 50 years of motorcycle
wrenching experience, and, as well, draws on specific Enfield knowledge
shared by personal correspondence and forum membership with similarly
experienced Enfield owners, riders, and mechanics all over the world
through the internet.
You'll find this manual pays for itself every
time from the first time you use
it - since the purchase price is a fraction of that of the minimum hour
of shoptime in most places!
Contains drawings, photos, and diagrams from
various sources, although all the text is completely original,
Procedures are listed step by step. Just as with the original manual,
doing some reading of this manual will help you become one with your UCE
Bullet! - to attain "Bulletsatvana."
The Attainment of "Bulletsatvana!"
This is a divine state of grace in which you
become totally comfortable with your Enfield Bullet in all conditions,
and at all times.
Understand Your Mechanic
Although _everyone_ doesn't have to be a
mechanic, just because they
ride a classy "old" motorcycle (there's no disgrace in taking your
ride into a shop to have things done; I always wished I could afford
it myself!) But even if you live close to a good shop, and can afford to
have your machine worked on, it's still nice to know what's
going on in there - whether "there" is the dark reaches of the rear
regions of benchland, or inside your engine on a dark lonely road.
This manual is for these lucky folk as well! - and, even
if you _don't_ intend to do a lot (or any) of your own work.
If you are dissatisfied in any way with your
manual, a refund will be despatched on receipt of return. (This offer
to be taken for the original manual, from inception in 2002 to the
present. - Mar, '10)
What It's NOT!
This is NOT a collection of scans of other
manuals - such as the Indian Factory Manual. It is completely original
text written by Pete Snidal in 2009/10.
Covers ALL Unit Construction Engine Models - C5, Electra G5, GT 535 Continental, etc
- -Shipped in format compatible with PC or MAC computers
- - Pages are intensively cross-linked - no leafing through pages
looking for things as with a hard-copy book. - Or running through
endless page sequences as with .pdf ("Acrobat"(TM) files.
- - Need Hard Copy? Any page or pages may easily be
printed - get 'em
as greasy as you want! They magically become shop cleanup towels when
you're through! (Plenty more where they came from!)
Newtech Update: What If Your Computer Has No CD Drive?
Tempus Fugit, and time marches on, too! I'm starting to get enqiries from folk who are looking for a web-based
download, or at best something for the ol' USB port, since they have no CD/DVD drive into which to insert their
new disc when it arrives. I've thought this one over, and would like to suggest these considerations:
- Many agree that there is something physically satisfying about a bookshelf containing your personal library of
pick-me-up-and-touch-me actual books, whether they read them every day or not. Could not the same sort of
satisfaction be had by possession of your personal copy of a Snidal CD Manual for your Classic Enfield? Of
Course it could!
- Although your personal computer/ipad/tablet has no disc drive, all that's necessary is to get a COPY of the
manual directory/folder into your hard drive, just once, and it's there forever! (figuratively speaking, of course!
-We've all lost hard drives and/or computers/ipads/tablets, insert name of device here.)
- And. In the event of such loss to which I have alluded previously, wouldn't a nice back-up on something solid
go down well for the Next device? Of Course it would!
- And finally: even though your unit may not have a CD Drive, you must have access to a computer
somewhere that does - at work or school, at a friend's or neighbours, or even your local public library. So why not
just order up a disk, and experience that pride of ownership of a physical object, that security of having backup
for succeeding crises, and copy the main file on the disc onto your personal flash drive, and thence into your
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