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Author Topic: My B-5 is here  (Read 2901 times)


GreenMachine

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Re: My B-5 is here
« 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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Re: My B-5 is here
« Reply #48 on: April 24, 2011, 05:07:52 PM »
Nice!  You'll have a blast on that bike.
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Re: My B-5 is here
« 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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Re: My B-5 is here
« 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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Re: My B-5 is here
« 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 !