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Author Topic: My Unique 350 Military...  (Read 7049 times)

Lwt Big Cheese

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Re: My Unique 350 Military...
« Reply #45 on: March 13, 2012, 06:03:43 PM »
So where's Huge Bladder gone?
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Re: My Unique 350 Military...
« Reply #46 on: March 13, 2012, 11:14:56 PM »
Possibly to relieve himself?

If it truly is huge, this might take a while.
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Re: My Unique 350 Military...
« Reply #47 on: March 13, 2012, 11:21:42 PM »
Took the bike for a ride and the swing arm fell off.  Has not been seen or heard from since.
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Re: My Unique 350 Military...
« Reply #48 on: March 14, 2012, 07:49:50 AM »
Shame. I liked the bike. Despite being as common as muck.
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Re: My Unique 350 Military...
« Reply #49 on: March 14, 2012, 05:57:34 PM »
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With this knowledge, a person can pretty well figure that the bikes built in India were completly Indian by the late 50s. When they started selling them to civilians is a question I'd like to know. They started exporting them to other countries in the mid to late 1980s. I can remember seeing adds for them in Classic Bike and other rags in that time frame.

The contract for the Indian Army models was originally signed in 1954 and had the Enfield so busy, they were on a 24/7 schedule. They decided the Indians could do their own thing and worked out a deal in 1956 for the Indians to build the bikes. The Indians finally got all the tooling, etc, in place by 1962, after assembling complete kits from England, then working up to only needing engines from Jolly Olde, then complete machines started coming off the line in 1962. They started selling to the public in about 1975, then exports started in 1977 to England and the Continent.
The 500 version was introduced in 1989. Then the US got interested and started slowly importing in 1990. Kevin took over the operations in 1995.
Contrary to some peoples' belief, no other models of Royal Enfield were ever built by the Madras factory. The 350 was it until they developed their own 500.
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Re: My Unique 350 Military...
« Reply #50 on: March 14, 2012, 07:31:51 PM »
Took the bike for a ride and the swing arm fell off.  Has not been seen or heard from since.
It looked to me as though the only thing holding the arm on was the chain. Odd that he was not really aware of it. Most hospitals have internet, right?

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Re: My Unique 350 Military...
« Reply #51 on: March 15, 2012, 12:41:38 AM »

Contrary to some peoples' belief, no other models of Royal Enfield were ever built by the Madras factory. The 350 was it until they developed their own 500.

The following were built by Enfield at the Madras plant: Mini Bullet, Explorer,  Silver Plus, Fury, Mofa, Taurus diesel, and Prince.
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Re: My Unique 350 Military...
« Reply #52 on: July 22, 2012, 04:07:17 PM »
Greetings all,.
long absence from the scene...in response to
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The following were built by Enfield at the Madras plant: Mini Bullet, Explorer,  Silver Plus, Fury, Mofa, Taurus diesel, and Prince.
Very Interesting facts. What I find puzzling then is the fact that when I contacted Royal Enfield in India they informed me that the Bikes serial number was in fact a bike that was built in India for the Indian Military.
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Re: My Unique 350 Military...
« Reply #53 on: July 22, 2012, 04:21:00 PM »
Very nice.

Have you fixed your swingarm?
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Re: My Unique 350 Military...
« Reply #54 on: July 25, 2012, 06:37:12 AM »
The following were built by Enfield at the Madras plant: Mini Bullet, Explorer,  Silver Plus, Fury, Mofa, Taurus diesel, and Prince.

The Mini Bullet with the two stroke Villiers was an interesting exercise. Actually for a 70's bike quite respectable as well.

The Silver Plus was OK if you like step thru's I suppose.

The Mofa was just odd :D

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Re: My Unique 350 Military...
« Reply #55 on: July 27, 2012, 01:57:33 AM »
Great input guys.

But there was no malace intended or incredulity of the providence.
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Re: My Unique 350 Military...
« Reply #56 on: July 27, 2012, 02:14:03 AM »

I had a look on my phone and found a couple of pics of mine. It is alleged to be a one owner from new 350 Indian. It's been dated as a 1979, by the REOC.


            Those pictures are just SO! English. They're great! I expect Ogri to come blasting up any second  ;)
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Re: My Unique 350 Military...
« Reply #57 on: July 27, 2012, 05:08:36 AM »
           Malice/provenance ;)

You want, wit, charm, good looks AND speeling?   (sic)
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Re: My Unique 350 Military...
« Reply #58 on: July 31, 2012, 01:18:57 PM »
bonne chance, mon ami...


http://miami.craigslist.org/brw/bar/3164302318.html

I can't paste the screen capture, but, wow.  $30k buys a LOT of crack, thankfully.


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Re: My Unique 350 Military...
« Reply #59 on: July 31, 2012, 05:36:15 PM »
Probably intending a different meaning than the common US usage of "crack"?

In the USA "crack" is usually associated with cocaine.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crack_cocaine

Then again, maybe not?  One never knows about all of our friends on the web.    :o
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