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Author Topic: New member, new bike, happened by chance!  (Read 1441 times)

Bite the bullet

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Re: New member, new bike, happened by chance!
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2012, 10:04:34 PM »
Did it have a "for sale" sign on it, or did you just talk him out of his ride?

The bike did not have a f/s sign on it. After some talking he mentioned he was looking to get a new Thruxton and we went from there...I did a once over on every nut and bolt. When I first got the bike the rear fender was chattering so loud it it sounded like a tommy gun....Samgar I will let you know. Thanks.
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Re: New member, new bike, happened by chance!
« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2012, 01:37:32 AM »
NYC ....  maybe your purchase was a happy accident.  I certain I wouldn't want anything larger than a bullet in your town !

Inquiring minds want to know - do you need a special city permit to own a car in the city ?  ( proof of parking, that sort of thing ?)
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Re: New member, new bike, happened by chance!
« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2012, 11:14:23 AM »

Inquiring minds want to know - do you need a special city permit to own a car in the city ?  ( proof of parking, that sort of thing ?)

No, for some parking lots you need a pass but for street parking you do not.  Good luck finding street parking. 
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Re: New member, new bike, happened by chance!
« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2013, 12:50:11 AM »
I think it's hilarious that you bought your bike while grocery-shopping :-)

To be honest, I fell in love with mine as soon as I sat on one. Right after I got licensed I rented a Buddy scooter while I was in Los Angeles, to experiment with two-wheeled riding. The store happened to have a Bullet (military) for rent too. I sat on it and I was hooked! At the time I wasn't sure I could control it, so I took the scooter (and did 200 miles on the scooter that weekend, and demonstrated to myself that I had the skills I needed) -- but as soon as I got back to New York I started looking for Enfields. I bought the first one I found, the very day after I found it.