Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 - Service manual > Storage of Removed Parts

General Information / Storage of Removed Parts

After disassembly of all parts including subassemblies, clean and store them in a separate storage bin to prevent from dust and place the parts near the working area.

Storage of Removed Parts

Protective Covers

Use proper covers on the motorcycle to avoid scratching/damaging paint during service.


Reuse of worn or damaged parts may lead to serious malfunction and/or unsafe operation of the motorcycle. All removed parts should be cleaned and visually inspected for wear-out, corrosion, discoloration, damage, etc. Refer to the appropriate sections of this manual for service limits on individual parts. If any wear or tear has been found or if the part is beyond its service limit, replace the parts with Royal Enfield Genuine parts.



One-time Parts/Consumables

In the service manual, we have listed parts that are for one-time use only. Replace and do not reuse parts such as:

  1. Oil seals
  2. Filters
  3. Gaskets
  4. Rubber washers
  5. Cylinder head bolts
  6. Connecting rod bolts
  7. Crankcase bolts


Ensure that you have all the spares/lubricants/ consumables required for the servicing of a particular section stored near you for easy access. Use only Royal Enfield Genuine parts.


Rust or Corrosion Removal

In case a rusted or corroded part cannot be removed, apply recommended/reputed rust removal agents, wait for the removal agent to free up the rust/ corrosion and then remove the part. Clean and inspect the part carefully to confirm it can be reused.

Rust or Corrosion Removal

Solvents/Oils for Cleaning

Use correct solvents for cleaning to reduce fire hazards.

Solvents/Oils for Cleaning

Hazardous Substances

Many liquids and other substances like fuel, lubricants, brake oil, adhesives, etc., used in automobiles are poisonous. Keep the fluids out of reach of children. Do not bring in contact with eyes and skin. Wash exposed skin thoroughly with soap and water. If any irritation persists, consult a doctor immediately.

Hazardous Substances

Environmental Protection

Dispose used oil and other consumables like gaskets, O-rings, oil filters through authorized waste-disposal agencies.

Do not spill brake oil on painted parts. It will damage the paint.

Do not use mineral-based grease in brake parts as it will damage the hydraulic seals.

Environmental Protection

Battery Acid

Avoid spilling battery acid on any part of the motorcycle or your body. Wash spillage immediately with water to avoid acid marks on the motorcycle or burns/injury to yourself.


Gasoline/Petrol is highly flammable. Be careful while removing the fuel tank and handling Gasoline/Petrol.

Store it in a safe place and ensure it is stored in a well ventilated area, away from the work area and fire.

After-market Parts and Accessories

Royal Enfield strongly recommends use of Royal Enfield genuine parts and accessories only.

A list of all accessories available from Royal Enfield can be obtained from Royal Enfield dealers.

Yet, if you are using any after-market part that is not supplied by Royal Enfield, do ensure that it does not interfere with the functioning of any of the motorcycle parts.

Gasket and O-ring

If the gaskets and O-rings are hardened, shrunk or damaged after disassembly, their sealing performance will be reduced.

Remove used gaskets and O-rings. Clean the sealing surfaces thoroughly. Make sure no gasket or other material waste remains on the surface.

Always replace recommended gaskets and O-rings with Royal Enfield genuine parts once they are removed.

Gasket and O-ring

Final Inspection

Once the repairs/servicing is done, check and confirm that all tasks mentioned on the job card have been performed. Do a proper testing to ensure that all critical functions are working properly, all reported issues have been resolved and no new problem has been introduced.

Follow the final inspection checklist and sign out through the final inspector.

Delivery to the Customer

Ensure that the customer is informed about all the repairs that have been carried out. Also let he/she know about the parts that have been replaced and consumed during the repairs. Demonstrate to the customer that all his/her reported issues have been resolved. Insist on a test ride if required.

Please preserve the parts. Show it to the customer and dispose it with the customer's permission.

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