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Author Topic: I found a near new 09 Bullet  (Read 1481 times)

Techmaven

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I found a near new 09 Bullet
« on: March 22, 2013, 11:04:12 PM »
Bike has 142 miles..is this the AVL engine? Could someone give me pros and cons of this bike in contrast to Iron Barrel Enfields? Durability, mileage, What might be a good price etc.    8)

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Re: I found a near new 09 Bullet
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2013, 01:14:59 AM »
Most likely either an AVL or UCE
The AVL was imported to the states in '09 and the UCE was launched here in spring of the same year.

 Chances are super super duper slim that it could be an Iron Barrel.
Those were discontinued in late February 2008. I heard an unsubstantiated rumor only once of an I.B. titled as an '09

In summer of '09 I saw the I.B. the AVL and the UCE on the same showroom floor. It was cool.

To help you identify which engine powers it, here are some pics.


UCE




Iron Barrel engine on the left and AVL on the right.




I can break it better,,,,at night, in the rain, on the trail,, 20 miles from nowhere.

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"TIMEX", the '06 Iron Barrel Military that takes me everywhere I want to go... and some places I shouldn't.

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Re: I found a near new 09 Bullet
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2013, 01:30:01 AM »
Thanks for the pics, Ice...To quote an older post of yours, which was a big help in case it IS an AVL:

Mmmmm,,,,AVL goodness 

 Shaft mounted rockers. Quench chamber head. CV carb. Alloy cylinder. Modern Piston. Full roller crank of pressed up construction with forged steel con rod riding on needle roller bearings on a 30 mm crank pin. Cams mounted on adjustable spindles for quieter operation. Gear type oil pumps (pumps over 4x the oil volume of Iron Barrel plunger pumps) Electronic Ignition. The engine was designed and built to cruise at 60-65 all day.

 Interestingly the AVL uses the same basic crank case castings as the Iron Barrel engine. With some machine work they could be interchanged.

 The 5 speed Iron Barrels and the AVL use the same transmission and clutch.
IIRC the UCE uses the I.B./AVL 5 speed internals but with the shafts stacked vertically instead of horizontally like the I.B. and AVL. BTW parts and service are still available and should be for a long time.

Disc brake kits are available last time I checked. I think it is a worthwhile mod.

 I own and ride and Iron Barrel and can report that my drum brakes are indeed  adequate within its envelope.
 
 I have test ridden a UCE and can report that the front disc brake on them is a definite improvement over the drum brakes. The disc set up offers a better lever feel, shorter stopping distance and are fade free.

 Since the Bullet in the pics is an AVL Classic (A.K.A. AVL Bullet) and not and ElectraX, all the accessories ( other than engine parts ) for an Iron Barrel Bullet will bolt right on.

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Re: I found a near new 09 Bullet
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2013, 01:33:46 AM »
If you don't want it I call DIBBS !   ;)




The AVL's got Japanese Denso electrickuls and If I am not mistaken the disc brakes are by Brembo.
I can break it better,,,,at night, in the rain, on the trail,, 20 miles from nowhere.

REA #136

"TIMEX", the '06 Iron Barrel Military that takes me everywhere I want to go... and some places I shouldn't.

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Re: I found a near new 09 Bullet
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2013, 02:00:56 AM »
Would $2999 be a good price for this? Almost no miles..I wonder about it sitting for so long.

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Re: I found a near new 09 Bullet
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2013, 02:11:16 AM »
Would $2999 be a good price for this? Almost no miles..I wonder about it sitting for so long.

It's junk. Send it to me and I'll see to it that is properly REcycled.  ;)  8)

 All kidding aside let me know if you decide to pass on it I'll take it.
Unless it was left outside with out cover 3k is a good deal IMHO.

 If you can get it for less by all means do so..that's just more funds available for gear and supplies.







I can break it better,,,,at night, in the rain, on the trail,, 20 miles from nowhere.

REA #136

"TIMEX", the '06 Iron Barrel Military that takes me everywhere I want to go... and some places I shouldn't.

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Re: I found a near new 09 Bullet
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2013, 04:50:29 AM »
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All kidding aside let me know if you decide to pass on it I'll take it.
Unless it was left outside with out cover 3k is a good deal IMHO.

If in good shape, make sure to break it in.
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Re: I found a near new 09 Bullet
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2013, 06:25:05 PM »
Turns out it is an AVL...Electric blue with chrome on fenders and tank..Front disk and 142 miles..Nice!

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Re: I found a near new 09 Bullet
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2013, 09:03:51 PM »
Cool. Got any pics?
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I can break it better,,,,at night, in the rain, on the trail,, 20 miles from nowhere.

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"TIMEX", the '06 Iron Barrel Military that takes me everywhere I want to go... and some places I shouldn't.

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Re: I found a near new 09 Bullet
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2013, 03:00:16 AM »
Like that chrome tank!
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Re: I found a near new 09 Bullet
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2013, 04:08:13 AM »
Your bike is BEAUTIFUL ! Definately a keeper. Ride safe.
I would much rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow    Jack

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Re: I found a near new 09 Bullet
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2013, 05:51:24 AM »
Thats a sweet deal !

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Re: I found a near new 09 Bullet
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2013, 03:01:49 AM »
I have an '09, 7500 miles so far, no major problems. Reliable daily rider. Study all the posts carefully, especially engine breathing. Would buy it again