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Author Topic: What did you do on your non Royal Enfield motorcycle today?  (Read 34174 times)

bob bezin

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Re: What did you do on your non Royal Enfield motorcycle today?
« Reply #600 on: May 25, 2014, 12:37:34 PM »
replaced the honda coil that was put on in pierre s.d.  with a triumph coil on the bonneville , and replaced the broken turnsignal .and replaced the broken norton taillight on the commando.
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Re: What did you do on your non Royal Enfield motorcycle today?
« Reply #601 on: May 25, 2014, 01:31:22 PM »
Took a load to the recycling center.
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Re: What did you do on your non Royal Enfield motorcycle today?
« Reply #602 on: May 26, 2014, 09:51:40 PM »
Today I rode 60 miles in the 60F weather.  Going uphill against the stiff wind at 66mph makes it apparent I've got about 23HP.  Coming back with the wind makes it seem like there are 40HP.   ;)

The tank got 81mpg and with 2,050 miles, things are pretty smooth.

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Re: What did you do on your non Royal Enfield motorcycle today?
« Reply #603 on: May 27, 2014, 02:14:24 AM »
I just got back from a 300 mile loop over Red Mountain on the Million Dollar highway to Durango, then to Dolores, then back North over Lizard Head pass to Telluride then home. The goal of the trip was to visit the location where the Firework Stand scene in the movie "JOE DIRT" was filmed.
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Re: What did you do on your non Royal Enfield motorcycle today?
« Reply #604 on: May 27, 2014, 10:32:14 PM »
Made an appointment with Racetech to get my Goose's forks softened up a bit. That thing will beat you to death on stutter bumps which is most of the freeways around here. They're almost as bad as RE forks with the factory sludge in them.
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Re: What did you do on your non Royal Enfield motorcycle today?
« Reply #605 on: May 28, 2014, 06:30:49 AM »
Went for a spin on my Suzuki bobber, with my wife on her Monster, to have coffee and cake by the sea. It's a great bike and a lot faster than my C GT.
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Re: What did you do on your non Royal Enfield motorcycle today?
« Reply #606 on: May 28, 2014, 11:20:31 AM »
I just got back from a 300 mile loop over Red Mountain on the Million Dollar highway to Durango, then to Dolores, then back North over Lizard Head pass to Telluride then home. The goal of the trip was to visit the location where the Firework Stand scene in the movie "JOE DIRT" was filmed.
   I can cross that off my bucket list- Mike

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Re: What did you do on your non Royal Enfield motorcycle today?
« Reply #607 on: May 29, 2014, 05:47:29 PM »
I went to the MEBC breakfast yesterday and we took a ride to Idyllwild. Great weather, great roads, good time! I fiddled with my rear shocks and the ride was considerably improved. They had been packing down on me because of a lack of adequate compression damping. A bit more camping certainly improved everything in the ride, and kept the rear end up do the front wasn't pushing any more!
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Re: What did you do on your non Royal Enfield motorcycle today?
« Reply #608 on: May 29, 2014, 09:38:36 PM »
Went for a spin on my Suzuki bobber

That is a nice looking bike, gizzo.  I really like the shape of that engine - and the way that header comes down and wraps around that tear-dropped shape case.  I like the proportions of this build - The fenders, the tires, and the stance all look really sharp.  I like that nothing looks too clean either.  A real, well used street machine.  I like it!
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Re: What did you do on your non Royal Enfield motorcycle today?
« Reply #609 on: May 29, 2014, 11:38:53 PM »
Thanks, boggy. It's nice of you to say so. I like it a lot, too. The patina is staying, I like the grubbiness and protective layer of filth more than overpolished show finish on a bike like this. These bikes can be had for beer money in the states (even brand new), but are rarer than rocking horse shit in australia. They were only available for one year here ('86), took me two years to find the donor for this project. The upside is, no-one else has one, and hardly anyone even knows what it is  8)
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Re: What did you do on your non Royal Enfield motorcycle today?
« Reply #610 on: May 30, 2014, 12:28:29 AM »
Thanks, boggy. It's nice of you to say so. I like it a lot, too. The patina is staying, I like the grubbiness and protective layer of filth more than overpolished show finish on a bike like this. These bikes can be had for beer money in the states (even brand new), but are rarer than rocking horse shit in australia. They were only available for one year here ('86), took me two years to find the donor for this project. The upside is, no-one else has one, and hardly anyone even knows what it is  8)

That is a nice bike you have and it looks like we have similar tastes.  ;)   I have same philosophy about building something unique and 1 of a kind.  That's why I'm turning my Indian from a bobber to cafe racer.  There's already quite a few Enfield/Indian bobbers out there.  But how many full cafe racer Indians have you seen?!   :D   Besides, I already ride it like it's a race bike so I find it suiting for me.  ;D

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Re: What did you do on your non Royal Enfield motorcycle today?
« Reply #611 on: May 30, 2014, 02:02:11 AM »
Gizzo, that is one savage beast you've got there! I was looking for one a while back but the right one just didn't come along. My idea was to go the other way. Change the tank to make it look like something like a Royal Enfield. By the time I got one and did all that to it, I would have more $$ invested than a new Royal Enfield. I like the Scrambler kit that RYCA has for them but the Café just looks wrong. The rear tire is too far out back. Yours has just the right proportions. Makes you wish Suzuki would make one like that.

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Re: What did you do on your non Royal Enfield motorcycle today?
« Reply #612 on: June 01, 2014, 02:05:19 PM »
The local dealer had "Honda Day" complete with demo rides. I signed up to test the NC700, a parallel twin standard ride. Standard ergo's but with the usual contemporary plastics .

It,s a nice ride. light quick and stable.
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Re: What did you do on your non Royal Enfield motorcycle today?
« Reply #613 on: June 10, 2014, 07:43:48 PM »
oh  gee  i just bought another bike. a 1980 250 yamaha thumper
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Re: What did you do on your non Royal Enfield motorcycle today?
« Reply #614 on: June 10, 2014, 09:41:07 PM »
I rode the Ruckus to work today. She needed some love
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