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Merrill

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Thank you
« on: April 21, 2008, 11:30:05 PM »
A belated thanks to all who
responded to a post placed
a couple of weeks ago.
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The inquiry was which engine
to buy, the AVL or Iron barrel
bullet.
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I read all the comments, giving
each consideration.
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After visiting Vince in Olympia,
it became settled in my mind.
Vince had an 07 Sixty-5 with
0 miles. One week later we
made the purchase.
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very excited about the new bike,
doing the putt, putt, miles.
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thanks to all who gave advice.
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Chuck D

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Re: Thank you
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2008, 12:06:05 AM »
Welcome to the 65th regiment. Chuck ('06 sixty-5 with 215 putt putt miles so far). :)
2006 Bullet Sixty-5 w/ Ace "Fireball 535" Kit (#10)
Ace "GP" head in the works.

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fredgold52

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Re: Thank you
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2008, 12:14:31 AM »
Yes, welcome indeed.  I have an 06 65 that gives me more pleasure than I have a right to expect.  Mine has 750 miles on it now.  I must admit, I did not do the put put thing.  I broke it in just as I have everyother new bike I have ever owned.  That means I rode it conservatively, without any long periods at a single speed.  I also had the benefit of 40 degree days.

Just remember, Heat is the Enemy!!!  Keep it cool and it will do well.
2006 '65' and a 200cc Stella, Indian all the way

Foggy_Auggie

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Re: Thank you
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2008, 12:30:49 AM »
Close to 2000 miles in the 65th Regiment!  :)
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deejay

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Re: Thank you
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2008, 09:59:35 PM »
Good choice, the avl wasn't in production for very long, more "go" parts for the old iron barrels. Now theres only the uce engines which look like someone took a turd in a frame.

baird4444

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Re: Thank you
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2008, 03:57:54 AM »
                " the uce engines which look like someone took a turd in a frame."
                                                   THAT'S FUNNY!!

To tell you the truth, I kind of like'm...    no, it's not an English Bullet but they are what they are. IF the dependability is there, higher cruise speed, and then MORE hp with just a change in the chip, might be tempting....   

by the time I get around to one, this new fangled 60'ish Enfield will still be
a retro job being over 50 years old. By then I may want something that will
require just a little less maintenance any way...
                       - Mike
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jonapplegate

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Re: Thank you
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2008, 05:33:32 AM »
Good choice. The Sixty-5 is an especially tasty looking bike. You can always upgrade in (the hopefully far off!) future.
     What color again?

Merrill

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Re: Thank you
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2008, 02:00:47 PM »
It is labled black, however it is really very dark green, with green metallic , only
visable in the sunlight.
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I've a Harley, rt BMW, Ural patrol, just sold a triumph thruxton, all of which were
ridden to work at one time or another.
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this past week there have been two people come into the office asking it they
could take pictures of the sixty-5.  thru the course of the conversaton I tell them it
is a slow modern day antique. They don't care, they love the bike.
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always follow up with all things are relative, for these were the bikes passing
my grandpa, as he sported his 54 Chev.
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merrill

abe

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Re: Thank you
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2008, 02:28:07 PM »
Merrill,
That is a sweet bike if I remember it has an Amal 30 and a Goldstar pipe, you will be very happy!   :)

abe
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jonapplegate

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Re: Thank you
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2008, 07:17:42 PM »
Magic Black is the Color name, I believe.

Foggy_Auggie

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Re: Thank you
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2008, 07:32:24 PM »
Magic Black is the Color name, I believe.

Yep, that's what mine is.  A lot of comments on the paint as well as the bike.
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