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Author Topic: My B-5 is here  (Read 2764 times)

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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Re: My B-5 is here
« 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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