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Hey guys.
« on: January 21, 2013, 02:47:47 PM »
Hey guys, I thought I'd stick my head back in and see if I got rocks thrown at me. Things are finally looking up, and I may start sniffing around for a C5 Military to replace my long gone and lamented red beauty.
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Re: Hey guys.
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2013, 02:54:30 PM »
Hi Danny!

Nice to see you back.
Some new models are coming too.
Good time to be looking for an Enfield.
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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2013, 03:14:49 PM »
Thanks ACE, are you still bulding monsters? I haven't kept up to speed, I'm sure you have someting interesting in the shed.
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Re: Hey guys.
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2013, 04:06:32 PM »
The return!  Welcome back!  Glad to hear you're feeling better.  Are you back working or still on early retirement?  I think I'm going to get on o' them big ok' 1925 Harley seats for my bike.  Might be good for you, I hear they are super comfy.  I'll keep you informed.  Heck, maybe I'll loan it to you if you get another C5 and want to try it.

Oh, and someone mentioned a red C5 with low miles for sale here recently.

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Re: Hey guys.
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2013, 04:56:36 PM »
Thanks ACE, are you still bulding monsters? I haven't kept up to speed, I'm sure you have someting interesting in the shed.

Hi,
Yup. I have been working on some higher power stuff for the Iron Barrel Fireball builds.
AND, we're working on a UCE kit now too!
A lot of hurdles to overcome, but we are slowly progressing toward the goal.
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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2013, 04:58:15 PM »
Hey Scotty, I'm not going to be working again, but I can walk a lot better. I'm still a long way from riding on the street, but I think I'll get there. That big seat sounds like just the ticket for comfort, I'll keep my eyes open for your review of it. If I go for a C5 again, as much as I loved the red, this time it'll be a military, no more bending over to polish chrome for me.  ;D
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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2013, 06:18:58 PM »
I would never throw rocks at you. Might pretend to.

Yes, wish I purchased a "military RE" for ez of up keep too.
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Re: Hey guys.
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2013, 06:58:37 PM »
Hey, Dan,
Welcome back! I hope the back is cured!
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« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2013, 07:49:38 PM »
welcome home dan!
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« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2013, 08:32:59 PM »
REpozer, bareneked,bob bezin
Thanks for the welcome, I'm not sure if I'll get back on a street bike or not, but the disire is still there pretty strong. I thought I could stay away, but it's in the blood ;D
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Re: Hey guys.
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2013, 08:34:13 PM »
Dan,
Welcome back!  It is nice to hear that your back is better!

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« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2013, 08:59:39 PM »
Thank ya sir!
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« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2013, 11:20:00 PM »
The word is fitting a better seat and aftermarket Hagon shocks to the C5 do wonders for the back comfort.

That said, i would still not go off the pavement with back issues.

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Re: Hey guys.
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2013, 12:01:06 AM »
On the pavement I'd be an obstacle, weird as it sounds, all my riding is off pavement now. I have a very light trail bike with good suspension that takes fair care of me on dirt roads. I'm ride slow and stop a lot, but I still get to get a short ride in on occasion. It's the only way I stay sane. ;) Laugh if you will, but this is my mount these days, at 25-30 mph on dirt roads it makes me grin with out killing me in the process.

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« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2013, 12:38:14 AM »
those are wonderful bikes.
i have thought aout getting one for a few years now.
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« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2013, 12:46:12 AM »
Yeah, it's a two wheeled Jeep  ;D. Way slower than a Royal Enfield, even at 150lbs lighter than a C5 it's all I all I want to hold up.
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Re: Hey guys.
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2013, 01:35:52 AM »
Lots of nice super motors on the market these days.  Small, light, great in the street with forgiving suspension.

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« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2013, 01:43:33 AM »
I've been thinking about something like that, I really need to stay under 300 lbs but most motards are just to tall.
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Re: Hey guys.
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2013, 02:24:42 AM »
Pretty easy to lower, new dig bones, cut springs and move the spacer in the fork.

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Re: Hey guys.
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2013, 02:48:29 PM »
Laugh if you will...

Who would laugh at mean machine like that!?  That thing kicks ass.  XT250, right?

I've been thinking about a light, dual sport as well.  I'm not looking to cross any deserts or spend all day in the whoopties... just some nice, leisurely trail/dirt riding to go some places the street tires won't take me.
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« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2013, 03:02:50 PM »
Hey boggy, it's a TW200, the lighest lowest trail bike I could find. I was actually looking for a Honda trail 90 when I found it. It's great for the stop and smell the roses crowd.
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« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2013, 03:05:34 PM »
I was riding a 2010 yamaha 250 dirt bike over the summer and it was great as a offroad bike...I thought it handled fantastic, great suspension and and had enough power for the basic trail riding that I was doing.  I  thougt they came in a street model but not sure how that would fare. Riding tall in the saddle has its advantages. ;D
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« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2013, 06:58:04 PM »
Dare I speak the Heresey of the TU250X?  Small and light for sure.

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« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2013, 07:07:26 PM »
I was riding a 2010 yamaha 250 dirt bike over the summer and it was great as a offroad bike...I thought it handled fantastic, great suspension and and had enough power for the basic trail riding that I was doing.  I  thougt they came in a street model but not sure how that would fare. Riding tall in the saddle has its advantages. ;D
Sounds like you had a good summer, you can see why this trail bike works for me.
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« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2013, 07:10:16 PM »
Dare I speak the Heresey of the TU250X?  Small and light for sure.

Scott
The TU250 is really on my radar, it's the most interesting thing I've found, But it's not a C5. I think I may just need to forget what I want, and ride what I can. At least I can say I had a Royal Enfield C5 ;D
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« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2013, 07:19:53 PM »
It's a very nice bike.  Not quite as elegant as the C5 and the cylinder really needs to be upright, not slanted forward.  Still, nice bike and if it's lower/lighter/mor comfy, why not?

Looked at the Boulevard S40?  Totally different genre but nice bike and very low CG.

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« Reply #26 on: January 22, 2013, 08:01:11 PM »
I had a S40 a few years ago, it was a ton of fun, but no way can I do the cruiser sitting position. If it didn't have forward controls I'd jump on it.
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« Reply #27 on: January 22, 2013, 09:10:59 PM »
Yeah, the S40 and Rebel both have ridiculously forward controls.  Might be another point for the TU 250, less forward pegs than the RE.

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« Reply #28 on: January 22, 2013, 09:42:24 PM »
You could always restore one  of these ...


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Re: Hey guys.
« Reply #29 on: January 26, 2013, 03:58:32 AM »
Good to hear from you again!  I had a yam for a while,  think they are pretty good.  Def ride what you can/want!