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Author Topic: Is it worth it ?  (Read 1885 times)


The Garbone

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Re: Is it worth it ?
« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2011, 10:15:44 PM »
Gary
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palace15

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Re: Is it worth it ?
« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2011, 12:08:12 AM »
Perhaps the Enfield is not the best idea then, I rather ride either of these!  ;D

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barenekd

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Re: Is it worth it ?
« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2011, 04:11:35 PM »
The girl?...or the bike. The girl's nice, but I'll pass on the bike.
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olhogrider

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Re: Is it worth it ?
« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2011, 04:30:08 PM »
Palace, perhaps you have blocked the smileys.   :) ;) :D ;D >:( :( :o 8) ??? ::) :P :-[ :-X :-\ :-* :'(

The post about us being idiots included them. He meant it in a humorous way. Of course we are all idiots. Who would pay two thousand dollars more than the new Honda 250 costs for a 1939 design of questionable quality? The Honda is faster, better handling and looks like it is from this century. You can even do track days on it.

barenekd

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Re: Is it worth it ?
« Reply #20 on: September 10, 2011, 05:42:05 PM »
me, me, me!! ;D ;D

Bare
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palace15

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Re: Is it worth it ?
« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2011, 06:32:41 PM »
We are all idiots and I have just joined you all !!! just agreed a deal to get a classic C5 in black, yes, sod the Honda, do the girl  :-*

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barenekd

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Re: Is it worth it ?
« Reply #22 on: September 10, 2011, 06:48:34 PM »
Welcome :) :)  Great decision, you'll be the winner on this one.

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prof_stack

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Re: Is it worth it ?
« Reply #23 on: September 10, 2011, 10:37:29 PM »
We are all idiots and I have just joined you all !!! just agreed a deal to get a classic C5 in black, yes, sod the Honda, do the girl  :-*

Congrats!  Now join in the forum fun of frenetic frustration!!   ;)

First thing you should do is get some blue threadlocker.  Trust us all, you will be glad you did.
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Re: Is it worth it ?
« Reply #24 on: September 10, 2011, 11:20:15 PM »
Wow, this stream got wacky! Very entertaining though fellas. Plus I just got one more post in ha!
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Re: Is it worth it ?
« Reply #25 on: September 10, 2011, 11:24:20 PM »
9 more and I'm a bulleteer.
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Ducati Scotty

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Re: Is it worth it ?
« Reply #26 on: September 11, 2011, 01:35:02 AM »
Welcome! 
I really like my RE and if I had the money I'd probably get another one to make a chopper or bobber.  Rebels are cheaper and I'd really like to do a bob job on one someday.

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Re: Is it worth it ?
« Reply #27 on: September 11, 2011, 02:30:30 AM »
Would people be using them as primary transport for thousands of miles if they were all that bad?

Do you take us for idiots? As we're using them?  ;)


Go for it. Or buy a Honda.

Or ask on a Honda forum!!  :D

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The Garbone

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Re: Is it worth it ?
« Reply #28 on: September 11, 2011, 02:42:40 AM »
The one whose name shall not be mentioned...   ;)
Gary
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Lwt Big Cheese

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Re: Is it worth it ?
« Reply #29 on: September 12, 2011, 11:30:38 AM »
Oops. A bit touchy there.

I didn't say... oh never mind.

You're asking on an Enfield site if they're any good. What do you think is going to be the answer?

If you asked about brewing your own beer on a temperance forum, what sort of answer do you think you'd get?

Get one. Ride it. Then tell us what you think! It may not be what you think a motorcycle should be. I read on another forum where a guy with an old Yamaha pulled over to see if he could help a couple of HD riders. They said they were fine, just waiting for a pick up truck to take them home as they had heard rain was coming.

Bare in mind these Indian chaps aspire to own an RE then ride them for thousands of miles. All weathers, all terrains. How bad do you think they can be?

I'm riding a 30 year old 350 Indian import. I think all the teething troubles are over now.  ;D

I LOVE it. No side stand cut out. No indicators. No kill switch. Ignition key not required.  :D


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