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Author Topic: My B-5 is here  (Read 2523 times)

holodeck

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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #30 on: April 22, 2011, 12:32:36 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.
« Last Edit: April 22, 2011, 01:06:53 AM by holodeck »

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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #31 on: April 22, 2011, 02:00:01 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.


Br. holodeck, will you be bringing yours to the annual get together ?
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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #32 on: April 22, 2011, 03:08:13 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, 07:16:54 AM »
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, 09:57:28 AM »
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, 11:36:48 AM »
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, 11:58:29 AM »
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, 12:34:11 PM »
Now you've done it. Watch, I'll get banned for posting a non-RE picture!
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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #38 on: April 22, 2011, 01:21:31 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, 01:35:42 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, 01:46:40 PM »
heretic..
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Tri750

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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #41 on: April 22, 2011, 02:06:45 PM »
Worse, It's a HHHonda.
CB350F1.
It ain't fast, but it sure is loud.
I have several brands of bike, all run, all fun.

I like them all
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motorat

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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #42 on: April 22, 2011, 03:06:39 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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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #43 on: April 23, 2011, 01:43:50 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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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #44 on: April 23, 2011, 09:50:17 AM »
that old philosopher bob bezin once said " i never met a bike i did'nt like"
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