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The Pete Snidal Motorcycle Manuals

3. The Sushi Plate - Unit Construction Royal Enfield Bullets

Loosely patterned 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!
Not This

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 quote:

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 rider/owner.

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 gears. From 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 riding and 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!

Fully Illustrated

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.

Satisfaction Guaranteed!

If you are dissatisfied in any way with your CD-ROM manual, a refund will be despatched on receipt of return. (This offer has yet 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.

The Package

Covers ALL Unit Construction Engine Models - C5, Electra G5, GT 535 Continental, etc



Electra G5

Continental 535


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 Diskless Tracy?
Problem Solved!

How to Purchase:

Purchasing Options

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B. Pay By Cheque

You can send me a cheque!Pay-Pal is a truly wonderful way to handle global commerce via theinternet. But if for some reason you can not, or choose not to, use it, you can mail me a cheque.If you choose the cheque option, please make it payable to me at the address below, and I'll be happy to remit your manual by return mail.All cheques must be in the currency of country of origin, in an amount equivalent to the $US price for the option you choose from above. (Need to convert? Check the changed value at's currency converter

Just Send a Check/que to:
Pete Snidal,
6515 Sleepy Hollow Rd.,,
Grand Forks, BC
Canada V0H 1H5

Be Sure To Include Your Mailing Address

Quantity/Reseller Discounts

- On CD's or Print Books

Discount Prices available for quantities of 8 or more - email snidepete at

All Prices In $US

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Thank you for your interest,
Peter K. Snidal,
B. Ind. Education

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