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My B-5 is here
« on: April 12, 2011, 10:29:38 PM »
Fit and finish are excellent and it does have a  kickstart.



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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2011, 11:06:17 PM »
Is that the new engine casing shape for all variants?
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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2011, 11:11:35 PM »
very nice...good luck...a bit less expensive too....
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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2011, 11:48:41 PM »
Fox,
I don't know about the side casing. I ordered the B-5 based on a  picture from the N.Y. m/c show. This is also my first Enfield. So...?????  Here's a picture from the other side.

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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2011, 11:51:11 PM »
I like it!  If I could afford another bike, as much as I REALLY dig the C5's, I think I'd get one of those.

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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2011, 12:13:18 AM »
Very nice! Congratulations!!
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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2011, 12:39:52 AM »
Although it's obscured by the kick start, is that a cover plate over the countershaft sprocket? For older bikes, that whole side plate comes off. That assembly is not like the G-5.

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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2011, 01:10:34 AM »
Can you post some pics/closeups of your bike? Does it have a 7" headlight?

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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2011, 01:33:28 AM »
Fox,
I don't know about the side casing. I ordered the B-5 based on a  picture from the N.Y. m/c show. This is also my first Enfield. So...?????  Here's a picture from the other side.

http://p1.bikepics.com/pics/2011/04/12/bikepics-2186987-800.jpg

Congrats holodeck !

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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2011, 01:36:31 AM »
The bike is  now at Vince's shop while I'm waiting for Seattle to stop doing what it does best . I'll ask Vince about any questions you may have and report back when I go down to bring her home.

It comes stock with a 5 inch.
« Last Edit: April 13, 2011, 01:54:51 AM by holodeck »

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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2011, 02:47:53 AM »
Those are C5 side cases on both sides.

Oh, and sah-weeet bike!

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« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2011, 03:01:18 AM »
Congatulations Holodeck!
Nice lloking bike for sure  8)
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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2011, 03:19:03 AM »
Great bike, Holodeck !

Perfect setting with "Indentity Theft Is Out of Question" poster behind it ;D. Wish you many thousands of Happy miles on B-5.
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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2011, 05:43:10 AM »
$&@#% !
I took today off, hopefully we got our B5 and G5 Deluxe as well!
Can't wait to see if they came in!
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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2011, 06:07:57 AM »
Real Nice.

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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2011, 10:47:32 AM »
Beauty !   Definitely my first choice.   Could you clarify  , what size tires, rims does your bike have ?  I ask because the  Canadian site is saying 18 " but my understanding from the US site and Indian site is 19 "  .  Can you tell me straight from the horse's mouth so to speak. .  Thanks, Nigel

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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2011, 03:07:48 PM »
No Avons ?????

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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2011, 03:57:05 PM »
I didn't check the tire size myself and the bike is 60 miles away at Vinces. I will bring her home when the weather gets a little dryer. The tires are Avon Speedmasters

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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2011, 04:04:20 PM »
So for about $1000 less you get a back seat, a kickstart and a square tool box. Those must be some pretty expensive kneepads on my C5. You made a great choice!

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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #19 on: April 13, 2011, 07:13:50 PM »
For obvious reasons my Precious is the prettiest bike on the planet - but the second most beautifull one is the B5! I try to fancy a grinning holodeck thumping on the maiden voyage... ;D
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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #20 on: April 13, 2011, 08:48:33 PM »
i'll say it again..u have chosen wisely grasshopper.. 8)
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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #21 on: April 13, 2011, 10:26:08 PM »
I didn't check the tire size myself and the bike is 60 miles away at Vinces. I will bring her home when the weather gets a little dryer. The tires are Avon Speedmasters

They look different than the ones on a C5. And not just the size of them.

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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2011, 07:11:09 PM »
Congrats Holodeck!!! I saw 2 @ my dealer yesterday & went over them with a fine tooth comb...real nice ride! Be safe & don't try to wipe that grin off your face..it's permanent.
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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #23 on: April 15, 2011, 05:34:17 AM »
I didn't check the tire size myself and the bike is 60 miles away at Vinces. I will bring her home when the weather gets a little dryer. The tires are Avon Speedmasters.
Did you check with Ducati/Royal Enfield Seattle when they will be getting the B5 models in stock?  I almost bought an AVL from VInce but the distance was one reason I declined at the time.
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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #24 on: April 15, 2011, 06:12:13 AM »
 


When Cycle World wanted a UCE to test, the US distributor shipped a bike to Vince to set up, then paid to ship it back because they knew it would be done right. I am lucky he is only an hour away.










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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #25 on: April 16, 2011, 05:01:01 PM »
Vince is great.

With a UCE B-5, you would have little problem cracking open a Chennai crate and doing a good set up.
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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #26 on: April 19, 2011, 02:25:09 PM »
Congrats on the purchase.

I picked up my B5 from BMW Fresno on Friday. It's got 68 miles on it as of this morning, but I'm getting ready to leave for work, so that will go up.

Great bike; The Avon Speedmaster Mk II's make for a very vintage ride.
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« Reply #27 on: April 19, 2011, 02:45:06 PM »
Britishbyproxy Gratz on the new bike, welcome to the forums and great signature line  ;D
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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #28 on: April 20, 2011, 03:50:19 PM »
Congrats on the purchase.

I picked up my B5 from BMW Fresno on Friday. It's got 68 miles on it as of this morning, but I'm getting ready to leave for work, so that will go up.

Great bike; The Avon Speedmaster Mk II's make for a very vintage ride.

Congrats on the bike. You bought from a great dealer. If you need any parts or accessories, give Al a call first. I f he doesn't have it, chances are he can get it before any other source. Post some pix when you can. I would really like to know what the differences are from the previous models.

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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #29 on: April 22, 2011, 03:37:17 AM »
Right,

Well, I'm 142 miles into the break-in mileage, and the bike is loosening up nicely. My one area of concern before I got the bike was worrying whether the standard exhaust would sound anemic. Call me crazy, but I quite appreciate the civilized note of the standard pipe, and where as I had intended to replace it I think I shouldn't bother now.

If I can make it work properly, I shall try to post some photos here.
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« Reply #30 on: April 22, 2011, 05:32:36 AM »
Mine is home, still in the van,waiting for dry weather. Will post some close up photos soon, maybe Saturday.
BTW britishbyproxy, welcome to the forum, this is a great place.
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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #31 on: April 22, 2011, 07:00:01 AM »
Call me crazy, but I quite appreciate the civilized note of the standard pipe, and where as I had intended to replace it I think I shouldn't bother now.

You are not crazy Sir.
The stock UCE exhaust produces a deeper and more authoritative note than the stock systems used on the Iron Barrel and AVL machines.

Welcome aboard and congrats on your Bullet.


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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #32 on: April 22, 2011, 08:08:13 AM »
A question regarding accessories...

The B5 is based on the Indian home-market 350, yes?

So, theoretically at least, the bodywork accessories (i.e. - saddlebags, seats, etc.) from the Classic frame bikes should fit, whereas the engine, being an EFI bike, should use accessories compatible withe the C5/G5 (i.e. - exhaust systems)?

I ask this because I'd love to get myself a set of the metal side cases from the Classic series, as well as possibly a set of engine guards, but am not sure whether RE USA will be releasing any specific B5 accessories, or whether I can just go crazy with ordering pieces from India.

Any thoughts?

BTW, thanks to everyone for the warm welcome. It's nice to speak with fellow motorcyclists without having to suffer "bikers" and their seemingly inherit hang-ups.
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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #33 on: April 22, 2011, 12:16:54 PM »
It looks like the B5 actually uses the same frame as the Indian home market carb-UCE. If this frame is indeed identical with the pre-unit-frame, a happy B5-owner would have access to literally thousands of aftermarket parts, either of Indian, European or American production.
Before ordering parts on a grand scale I´d wait for some first hand information, though. HOLODECK! Time to get her on the road! And don´t forget the photos!  ;D
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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #34 on: April 22, 2011, 02:57:28 PM »
nothing wrong with keeping stock exhaust..its your machine and u will do what u want to it...I kept all my stock exhaust in case I ever need to go back....u never know what will be the deal in the future and if anything u totally legit and good to go on all fronts....enjoy the bike and the B5 looks fantastic...
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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #35 on: April 22, 2011, 04:36:48 PM »
The more i ride them, the happier i am with the stocker.
I would still have the EFI slip on on the shelf for those wild weekends.
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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #36 on: April 22, 2011, 04:58:29 PM »
The more i ride them, the happier i am with the stocker.
I would still have the EFI slip on on the shelf for those wild weekends.


I thought that's what your Cafe Racer was  for ;)

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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #37 on: April 22, 2011, 05:34:11 PM »
Now you've done it. Watch, I'll get banned for posting a non-RE picture!
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« Reply #38 on: April 22, 2011, 06:21:31 PM »
Not just a non-RE, but that bike has FOUR exhaust pipes coming out of the engine!  BLASIMER   :D
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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #39 on: April 22, 2011, 06:35:42 PM »
not only does it have 4 exhaust pipes
it is a kawasaki(i think)
owned by the RE-BMW guy.
i am shocked!!!
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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #40 on: April 22, 2011, 06:46:40 PM »
heretic..
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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #41 on: April 22, 2011, 07:06:45 PM »
Worse, It's a HHHonda.
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It ain't fast, but it sure is loud.
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« Reply #42 on: April 22, 2011, 08:06:39 PM »
i origionally said honda but after reading your list of other bikes i took a guess at the one called race bike.

it sure looks like a hoot!
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« Reply #43 on: April 23, 2011, 06:43:50 AM »
Now you've done it. Watch, I'll get banned for posting a non-RE picture!
Blasphemy I say, 3 cylinders too many!
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Okay, I guess that's long enough. I hope you've learned your lesson.

BTW, I really like the old 350 styling of the B-5.
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« Reply #44 on: April 23, 2011, 02:50:17 PM »
that old philosopher bob bezin once said " i never met a bike i did'nt like"
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« Reply #46 on: April 24, 2011, 04:30:15 PM »
wow  that is different..very nice....good luck and enjoy..i know u will... ;D
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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #47 on: April 24, 2011, 05:00:58 PM »
Nice photos. Are the battery cover and toolkit cover made of plastic?  If so, I guess that is one way to shed some weight and keep the cost lower.  Is the tank plaque held on by glue or screw?

I notice the oil filter cover is the C5 three-bolt version. 

How about a whole-bike shot or two? 
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« Reply #48 on: April 24, 2011, 05:07:52 PM »
Nice!  You'll have a blast on that bike.
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« Reply #49 on: April 24, 2011, 05:47:30 PM »
Everything is steel. The battery box is painted with a flat finish. The tank plaque is held on with brass screws. I will get a good full shot of the bike later, believe it or not it's raining in Seattle today

Here is a partial shot of the B-5 with her stable mate, the mighty 650 Savage.http://p1.bikepics.com/pics/2011/04/24/bikepics-2194737-800.jpg


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« Reply #50 on: April 24, 2011, 06:07:29 PM »
Everything is steel. The battery box is painted with a flat finish. The tank plaque is held on with brass screws. I will get a good full shot of the bike later, believe it or not it's raining in Seattle today !

Here is a partial shot of the B-5 with her stable mate, the mighty 650 Savage.http://p1.bikepics.com/pics/2011/04/24/bikepics-2194737-800.jpg




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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #51 on: April 24, 2011, 06:40:19 PM »
Everything is steel. The battery box is painted with a flat finish. The tank plaque is held on with brass screws. I will get a good full shot of the bike later, believe it or not it's raining in Seattle today

Here is a partial shot of the B-5 with her stable mate, the mighty 650 Savage.http://p1.bikepics.com/pics/2011/04/24/bikepics-2194737-800.jpg

YES, it is raining here in Seattle today.  I was going to change the oil and filter but will wait a day or two. 

The Savage looks really nice.  I wish Suzuki would bring back the standard version of the 650 with the footpegs at the normal location instead of waaayyy up front.

I wonder why Ducati/RE Seattle didn't get a B-5.  But they have not been very aggressive about marketing the Enfields yet.  Vince is established and those who know contact him, even if he has no floor models on display.
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« Reply #52 on: April 25, 2011, 01:59:18 AM »
Very cool holodeck thanks for posting up the first close ups of the b5,
how many miles have you clocked, and what is your opinion of it's ride so far?
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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #53 on: April 25, 2011, 04:25:39 AM »
Thanks holodeck for the photos, I couldn't figure how to get mine posted. How've you found the ride? My impressions have been very good so far.

I've got 176 miles on mine now and am averaging (very) approximately 75 mpg on mine. Keeping it below 40 for the break in mileage has been hard, but very enjoyable. The handling has been good, very traditional, though I've noticed a bit of a light weave below 20mph, which I suspect is due to the 18psi in the new front Avon.

What are your impressions?
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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #54 on: April 25, 2011, 04:32:18 AM »
2 1/2 miles so far. I'm in Seattle so my opinion about the ride so far is...wet. But it sure is a really good looking motorbike. I just sat out under the gazebo today with a beer or 2 or 3  etc.  and just looked at her.
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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #55 on: April 25, 2011, 09:09:51 AM »
The tank badge is just smashing! It´s a pitty that it´s raining over there, but on the other hand breaking in in cool weather is even better! There is no bad weather, only wrong clothing  ;D
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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #56 on: April 25, 2011, 11:29:13 AM »
Hello britishbyproxy,
        Try running 32 psi in the rear tire and 24 psi in the front. 18 psi is to low. This is what I run on my G5 Deluxe. By the way, I love motorcycles AND I ride a Harley also !