My Royal Enfield Chain Sprocket, Brake Shoes, Wheel Bearings Replacement Cost

At 36,400 km almost at the end of last year I visited Manmohan Motors at Mohali (Punjab) because of a brake and chain issue existing in my Royal Enfield Thunderbird Twinspark motorcycle. After the inspection of the motorcycle, I was advised by the head mechanic to replace the Chain Sprocket because of worn teeth and Rear Brake Shoes as well to be safe during long tour.

Yes, there was a huge noise the moment I applied the rear brake and it was not applied properly as well.

Regarding Chain Sprocket it is not the first time I am replacing it. If I remember correctly it is the second time and regarding the Brake Shoes yes, I have replaced it a few times before.

The mechanic suggested upon query – one should replace Chain Sprocket around 15,000 km or as per requirement.

I also suggested head mechanic to check wheel ball bearings and any other existing issues in around wheels or anywhere. Many times I drive continuously for 10 hours.

Wheel bearings should be replaced around 10,000 km or as per requirement – suggested mechanic.

Below are the parts replacement (with cost in rupees) done by the head mechanic in two days because of the busy station.

Chain and Sprocket Kit – 1667

Brake Shoes with Shorte – 238 (119 x 2)

Brake Spring – 12 (6 x 2)

Cush Rubber – 164 (41 x 4)

Sealed Ball Bearing – 584 (146 x 4)

Nut, Brake Road M8 – 19

Neutral Switch – 112

Total Amount including Labour (Rs. 300) and service tax I paid – Rs. 3133/-.

Thank you, Royal Enfield. Till-date I am proud of your services and product as well. The journey continues..

History of Gurdwara Sri Paonta Sahib

This is a sanctified shrine situated on the bank of Yamuna where Kalgidhar Guru Gobind Singh chose a site for founding a new town after having returned from the state of Nahan. The guru held his first camp here (14th April Year 1685) for his stay. Subsequently he got constructed a fort like strong building amidst this natural and captivating site. It was here that he laid the foundation of Paonta Sahib and named it as such. The guru arranged a building for holding Diwans in front of his residence where Asa-Di-Var was daily recited and kirtan held. The ideology of the Guru was also discussed by means of Katha and discussion. The Guru himself imparted spiritual knowledge to the sangat for a period of 4.5 years. This place came to be known as Gurdwara Harmandir Sahib. It was here that the weapons of Guru Gobind Singh and his other articles were secured which disappeared afterwords but some of them still exist there. This is a birth place of Sahib Baba Ajit Singh and Hola-Mohla festival is celebrated here with great pleasure.

Kavi Darbar Asthan

This place called Kavi Darbar Asthan is situated just behind the Gurdwara Harmandir Sahib near a steep hill on the bank of the river Yamuna and is quite visible from the opposite hill. This place immoratalizes the poetic darbar of Guru Gobind Singh with his fifty two court poets. It is a wide plain on a steep hill where Guru Gobind Singh himself composed Gurbani. His work namely Jap Sahib, Sawayyas Patshahi Dasvin, and Chandi-Di-Var were composed at this very place. The guru also got translated here the old literature and other literary writings into simple lanuguage.

Ruch Mahadev (near Kalimath) – Also Known as उत्तर/अर्ध गया

Ruch Mahadev is at the confluence of two rivers approx. 15 km from Guptkashi and 5 km from Kalimath. We parked Royal Enfield Thunderbird Twinspark motorbike on road and started walking downhill via the well-made cemented path which might be of one km in length. More we reach close to river Saraswati more the nature around beautiful. Beautiful waterfall and an iron bridge to cross. We at the same time saw the damage occurred in 2013 because of flash flood. A tractor trolley and a machine that clear debris was there within rubbles. A temple structure was partially damaged and a makeshift wooden bridge to cross Saraswati river to reach Ruch Mahadev. A little upwards walk towards Maa Kotimaheshwari temple.

Nobody was inside the temple nor at Ruch Mahadev. We were only two and the lush green nature around. There are few Rudraksha trees near the temple. We offer prayers and spend some time there. While returning, we had talks with Vinod Rawat – a villager.

He said – before 2013 flash flood there was a rudraksha tree and a Dhuni nearby Ruch Mahadev but now it is not. He also said – Ruch Mahadev is also known as Ardh Gaya and its importance is as similar as Gaya in Bihar.

Then I remember why it is written on board – Uttar Gaya. Maybe Ruch Mahadev is Gaya of North.

Thank you very much Vinod. And we towards Gupkashi via Kaviltha > Kalimath having good memories with us.