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October 2000

(Last updated 10/31/00)

10/4
Topic: new helmet

Message: I am a very, very content owner of a 2000 RE Military Bullet. I just purchased a beautiful custom painted helmet from Davida in the UK. It is a 3/4 DOT approved and painted olive drab with a wide gold strip. It cost $255 but it is too small for me and I can't return it so I am ordering a new one. I would like to sell this one for about $200. It has never been worn. it is a medium size 58cm. I am in the Chicago area and can be reached at 800.848.9729 or [email protected] Thanks, Richard Adams

10/4
Topic: electric starter

Message: Has an electric starter been retrofitted on the Bullet?Are you going to be at the bike show in Chicago in 2001?

Yes, we will be at the Chicago Cycle World show for 2001. At present there is not a starter available for the Enfield.

10/4
Topic: Sidecar models

Message: Hi! I am planning to purchase a Royal Enfield 500 this Spring and want to get the "Rocket" sidecar to go with it. I did not see any notice on the Enfield accessories page of what colour/finish will be available. Can anyone advise me?
Excited in Houston

At present, the sidecars come in Black.

10/4
Topic: Enfield Kickstarter

Message: It looks like the kickstarter was designed with a bend in it to avoid hitting the stock muffler when starting the engine. The result is that the kickstarter sticks out from the gearbox and rubs on my right ankle bone when I ride. A straight kickstarter wouldn't irritate my ankle and should fit if I installed a long exhaust pipe. Is a straight kickstarter available as a spare part?

You might try moving the kickstart lever one or two notches toward the rear.

10/4
Topic: Driving from India to Holland

Message: Hi, I'm a 24-years old law student (M.Phil.) from Amsterdam, The Netherlands, presently studying in New Delhi, India. Coming March (2001) I plan to drive my Enfield Lightning 500cc back to Holland. Anyone who is interested in joining me, or has tips/info: you're welcome to contact me at [email protected]. Thanx! Indian(A)shraf

10/25
Topic: High comp. Piston & Muffler

Message: I have a I have a high comp. piston and a short muffler on my Bullet 500, and I must say, it is worth every $$$$ !!! I just came back from servicing my Bullet at Centaur Cycle and tried a stock Bullet and I would say the performance difference is mind blowing, both response and speed wise.Once again Richard performed an amazing service, my Bullet now tops out at over 85mph............ Thanks Richard!!! ;o)

10/25
Topic: greetings from Germany

Message: Hi, Im Michael, from Germany. I like to contakt Enfield owners all over the World. Write to : [email protected]

10/25
Topic: O-ring

Message: Is there any way to adapt an O-ring chain to the Enfield?

10/25
Topic: Classic '55 Bulle
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Message: Hi, I'm new to the Royal Enfield mystique & have one quick Q: How can I tell a vintage '55 Bullet from a recently produced one? Any surefire giveaways, such as serial #'s, or design changes? Thanks, waiting for an answer in Los Angeles, Beautiful California!

10/25
Topic: Royal Enfields in Canada

Message: Hi iam wondering will Royal Enfield be bring the Bullets back to Canada again.I just sold my95 350 Bullet, I still have a 500 Deluxe and would like to buy a 2001. Vancouver B.C. Canada any one in the Vancouver area like to do Enfield rides & meet other Enfields?
email leong8[email protected]

Hopefully the Bullet will be available in Canada later this year.

10/25
Topic: Import Requirements

Message: Is anyone clear on the specifications (and/or paperwork) necessary for import of an Enfield from abroad to Illinois or California. I am in India and have a 1995 500cc and would like to bring it home with me. And advice is greatly appreciated. Please e-mail me as well: [email protected]

It can't be done. There is no legal way to do it. Sell your bike in India and buy a new or used one when you return here.

10/30
Topic: 11969 750 INTERCEPTOR

Message: DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THE CHROME TANK ON THE DELUX WITHOUT THE LOGOS & KNEE PADS IS THE SAME AS THE 75O INTERCEPTOR? IT LOOKS VERY SIMILAR TO ME . THANKS, SAM MCCARTY

10/30
Topic: importing from india - don't try it!

Message: Unfortunately, I learned this lesson the hard way. US Customs seized my brand new 98 350 a couple of years ago. 2000 bucks down the drain. I did, however, have more success when I imported a fully restored and reconditioned 1960 350 Bullet. DOT and EPA laws don't apply to bikes that old. I've had it here for several months now, and it runs great! Still, it's a crapshoot, and I think you're better off waiting and buying a new one when you get here. Scot
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10/30
Topic: V-twin enfields

Message: Someone had asked in an earlier message about V-twin Enfields. Enfield started making twins in 1910 and continued until 1939. They used MAG or JAP engines from 1910 until 1913. In 1914 they had developed thier own 425cc "T" head engine that unlike earlier motors had a pressure feed oiling system for the mainbearing only. It had a two speed transmission and made a claimed 14bhp. I can find to source that would indacate that a 1000cc modle was ever built. Interesting side note. The Encyclopedia of the Motorcycle by Hugo Wilson notes that cira 1936 the 500 JF modle was equiped with a four valve head. An intresting idea.

10/30
Topic: Just Got One

Message: Just bought a 500 Bullet which is 4 year's old. I fell in love with it the minute I saw it. Had some trouble (and still am having trouble) starting it but I was told that once I've got the knack, it would be a breeze... I am still waiting for the breeze to fan away my sweat. The Bullet I have is one with the gear shift/brake pedal 'reversed' ie. the gear shift is on the right. First time I got on it nearly got me into trouble stomping madly on the gear shift trying to avoid running into a ditch. Is there a way to convert the setup into a 'conventional' form?

10/30
Topic: 1959 ROYAL ENFIELD INDIAN CHIEF

Message: Looking for various parts around bike, especially solo post only and speedo console. Any where in US for new parts??? Thankyou Chad

10/31
Topic: Len Burton

Message: If you see me riding my new bike - please wave at me!!

10/31
Topic: Enfield for Hawaii

Message: I would like to get an Enfield India to use here in Hawaii. Does anyone have any idea about the likely legal difficulties with registration in this State? I believe our emissions laws etc are less strict than California for instance. Any foresight appreciated before I get too carried away! Yorshireman.




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