My Mods Thread - 2021 Royal Enfield Continental GT 650

wachuko

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Orlando, FL
I was going to remove the windscreen to get rid of two stickers that I see while riding...



These two...



Now removed.



But I like the looks of it better without the metal piece... I will paint the bolts (and the washers I added ) black next time I take it apart.



Into the spare parts bin it goes...

 

wachuko

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Orlando, FL
Diagnostic cable arrived. Now I need to source the correct connector to swap the one there. So it matches the one on the bike.

E-Pass painted black and ready to relocate so I clean the top of the forks area.

The set of thermometer and watch/clock arrived. They are smaller than the one currently there. So a straight swap will not be possible. Need to figure out an alternate way to mount them that would still look decent.

 

wachuko

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Orlando, FL
After ordering back in January, this has finally arrived...




Beautiful piece... but I was very clear, before ordering, that I wanted to make sure that it worked with the stock fork brace and support... It did not. The holes would not line up to the stock brace. I was not going to deal with the hassle of returning back to Thailand so in anger I said to myself "f* it!, I already lost the money, let's make new holes" :mad:

I added slightly larger flat washers after the photo was taken, to hide the old holes. These were close enough for the washer to cover them.



and now mounted... this is the look that I was going for... But I can't recommend the vendor to anyone here... @#%@#$%!@%$@#






Anyhow... this task is done!
 

wachuko

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Orlando, FL
Finished the RAM setup for the phone. Works great for adjusting the view where I want it, and when I am done, remove it and all that is left is a clean look...

Watch/clock also installed. Toll E-ZPass now on the shield.

Everything looks nicer now...




On other news... Could not resist another cool mod.

Ordered a MON25X and a COLA25 from B.A.T. Inc. to do this:



Monza fuel cap setup... sweeeeeeeeet!!!

And it just hit me that this sub-forum is for the Continental GT... not the Continental GT 650... Was I supposed to create the thread under the Interceptor 650 sub forum?
 

wachuko

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Location
Orlando, FL
Started working on the fitment and install of the Monza gas cap... Since I need to be stuck in front of a computer all day, grabbed a PVC pipe, some double face pressure sensitive tape, sandpaper...

Not precise, but it will get the job done... easy does it...





I will organize it all better later... just sharing a few photos...

This is what the fuel filler neck in my bike measured:



And the inside diameter of the collar:



And me just placing the collar on top of the fuel filler check before any modification to the collar:





And just placing the fuel cap over the filler neck... no collar... just visualizing it all, hehehe



I will install it with the hinge towards the front. I need something to catch my balls as I fly over the bike during an accident... :ROFLMAO:



With the collar... no modification, reason why it sits so high...



I have to say, the stock cap is beautiful as well... nothing wrong with it. But it will be great having one less hassle to deal with at fuel stops. There is always the worry of some jerk coming and dropping something inside the tank... but such is the cost of vanity...



EDIT:

Work day was over and I remember I had a sander that I could use... But then my brother got home with his Honda VTX 1800 forks for me to rebuild them. He just bought that 2002 Honda VTX 1800 and is going over everything. Replacing pads, rotors, tires, doing all fluids, etc.... Luckily, when we checked, the seals were fine and it only needed the oil to be changed and set to the correct amount.

So once he was gone, it was back to working on the fitting of the cap.






Took a couple of hours as I had to keep cooling it down and checking for fitment. But got it to the correct size.



Testing fitment



Not sure if the collar is supposed to bottom out on the filler neck. Right now, mine does not... Will be checking what others have done before I take any additional material off...



When fitting I need to make sure that there is no excess JB-Weld that would clog this drain...



Cap looks good.



Not sure if I want to lower it more. This is without any height modification to the collar. Suggestions???? Leave it alone? Lower it more?



More tomorrow...
 

wachuko

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Orlando, FL
Took off just a bit more from the inside of the collar (did not touch the height) to see if it would sit lower. I think that I am done now.

6.25mm (.246 inches). So this is the strip that will have the JB-Weld

 

wachuko

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Orlando, FL
Glued in place last night... Will give it another day before I try to unscrew the cap.

POR-15 tank sealer should be here Saturday so that I can finish this project. The need for POR-15 tank sealer is to seal over the JB-Weld.

I learned that JB-Weld reacts to alcohol/ethanol so it needs to be protected from it. A coat of POR-15 fuel tank sealer will work for that.

Then to apply some blue Loctite and screw the cap back on for, hopefully, the last time.







I taped over the drain hole to make sure no JB-Weld would clog it. All good.

 
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wachuko

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Orlando, FL
POR-15 Tank Sealer applied to the collar and fuel neck... now to let it dry...



And leave it to me to order the wrong connector... arghhh...



I need to map the wires to make sure I can make it work... On the bike I have two reds, one black, a blue, and a brown... So a total of 5 wires...

I only have four wires on the cable I purchased...



Let me look back at thread to see if I can figure out which one goes were...

And now to search for the correct connector... sigh....
 

Eatmore Mudd

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POR-15 Tank Sealer applied to the collar and fuel neck... now to let it dry...



And leave it to me to order the wrong connector... arghhh...



I need to map the wires to make sure I can make it work... On the bike I have two reds, one black, a blue, and a brown... So a total of 5 wires...

I only have four wires on the cable I purchased...



Let me look back at thread to see if I can figure out which one goes were...

And now to search for the correct connector... sigh....
Eastern Beaver is a small Japan based company that supplies all manner of OEM connectors to customers globally. The owner & operator is a moto nut and has a good reputation everywhere.
Give them a look.
 

wachuko

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Orlando, FL
The cable that I was going to use as an adapter cable to the Autel scanner. This one:



Is a 4-pin cable

The connector at the bike has a 6-pin connector with only 5 being used:



So far, I seem to have figured out the following...

Connector on the bike:

Pin1 - Red - 12volts
Pin2 - Red - CAN Bus High
Pin3 - Brown - ??
Pin4 - Black - Ground
Pin5 - Blue - CAN Bus Low
Pin6 - Not in use

Connector on the cable adapter (well, pins, since I do not have a connector at this moment):

Red Wire/Pin - 12volts -> Mapped to Pin1 in the Bike's Diagnostic Connector
Yellow Wire/Pin - Ground -> Mapped to Pin4 in the Bike's Diagnostic Connector
Black Wire/Pin - CAN Bus High -> Mapped to Pin2 in the Bike's Diagnostic Connector
Blue Wire/Pin - CAN Bus Low -> Mapped to Pin 5 in the Bike's Diagnostic Connector

This got it to work... Was able to navigate the menu and get VIN out of the bike.

Ran the tests, no codes present.

Additional photos... VIN partially covered just to comply with the paranoia...














So now back to trying to find the correct connector...
 

wachuko

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Orlando, FL
Ordered the correct connector for the harness. With that it should all be set to read and clear codes.

Also, in preparation for taking the bike on Wednesday to the dealer for the brake recall, removed the bags...

Perfect opportunity to take a photo...



All that I am waiting for now is the POR-15 to dry/cure so that I can screw the Monza cap back on for one last time. Instructions call for 96 hours... it will only get 60 as I have to ride over to the dealer first thing Wednesday morning for the brake recall...
 
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wachuko

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Orlando, FL
Took the bike in for the brake recall. It was about 70 miles each way... so little less than 3 hours there and back. And I really needed to get out and ride, so it was all good...

Back home now... this is done!







 

wachuko

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Orlando, FL
Diagnostic cable adapter done!!

You will need the following (Amazon links provided... I have no kickback for this... buy it wherever you want, just sharing where I got it from):

1 - 4 Pin to Obd2 Diagnostic Adapter Connector Motorcycle Scanner Diagnostic Cable fit for Yamaha

1 - 6 Pin Sumitomo MT Series (Sumitomo 090 Connector) Electrical Wire Connector - I could not find a single connector... this kit brings male and female, pins, and seals for 2,3,4,6 connectors... you will only use the 6-pin male connector.

On the connector, the first I ordered was the wrong one... so make sure you get the correct one if you do not go with that one on the link... and share the link please, for others to benefit. Waste of parts and money, in my opinion, having to order a kit that only gives you only one connector... I would have preferred to use the money in buying a kit that would bring all the same connectors... at least I could have shared those with forum members...

1 - 3/4" x 3" heatshrink cable cover - I had some left over from when I did work on our RV adding batteries to the rig... this is high quality stuff... you do not need to use the same one... This comes 4' long and you will only need a couple of inches... Again, you can use the less expensive wrap

You can use a tool from this set, or just use a very thin flat screwdriver (like those use for working on watches) - Connector pin removal tool - this is to remove each pin from the small connector on the Yamaha cable purchased.

With tool in hand... go ahead and remove the small connector. Why? Because life is not easy and that connector does not fit our diagnostic port, duh!





Humm... now looking at the photos... I wonder if I could have reused that cable cover that was on that connector... hummm... If I recall correctly, I could not slide it back and had to cut it... I think that is why I could not reuse it... Sorry... talking out loud while I type.

Pin assignment:

Red Wire/Pin - 12volts -> Mapped to Pin1 in the Bike's Diagnostic Connector
Yellow Wire/Pin - Ground -> Mapped to Pin4 in the Bike's Diagnostic Connector
Black Wire/Pin - CAN Bus High -> Mapped to Pin2 in the Bike's Diagnostic Connector
Blue Wire/Pin - CAN Bus Low -> Mapped to Pin 5 in the Bike's Diagnostic Connector



Now, slide the heatshrink over the pins and cable... trust me on this. You want to insert the heatshrink now and not after you install the connector.
Really, trust me on this okay!? Don't ask how I know...

Now just slide each pin into the correct slot in the connector. The pin has to click in the connector, there is only one way to insert it so that it works. If it is not clicking inside and continue to slide out, you have it oriented incorrectly. Then slide each of the rubber seals in place. I used two of the rubber seals that came in the connector kit, to fill the two empty holes of the new connector.









Slide the heatshrink in place and apply heat. Best to use a heatgun for this... do not use a lighter please... worst case, grab the hair dryer...

Connect to diagnostic port. Connect your OBDII tester. Test to make sure it all works fine...



Pat yourself in the back for a job well done.
 
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wachuko

Well travelled
Location
Orlando, FL
I still have ways to go... The tasks pending for my bike:

New tires - I want to switch them to the new Michelin Road Classic
Tubeless setup (either seal existing spoke wheels with the tape and Loctite or replace with tubeless wheels).
Rear turn signals/brake light setup... Not happy with current setup and would like a cleaner and brighter light setup.
Replace brake pads for ECB HH
Paint the indented Royal Enfield letters in the engine case

And then there is the front fairing that Gremlinsteve installed on his bike... from MKDesign... I loved how that came out and doubt I will be able to hold back getting it...



And the triple tree clamp and sprocket cover from Riga...





And long-term, I still want the Scorpion mufflers...

Pretty sure I left a lot of other stuff out... there is no end to this madness... o_O
 
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