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Re: tappet cover
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2013, 11:13:43 PM »
This trumps all "When did Harley make that?"

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Re: tappet cover
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2013, 11:15:05 PM »
To which you can respond, "No, Indian sold these."  Not even lieing :)

When I used to pull in to the local Harley dealer on my Ducati they thought it was a Buell.  Now they think I'm riding some weird kind of old Harley.  Really nice folks but not much perspective.

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Re: tappet cover
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2013, 11:18:36 PM »
I love this:
"What kinda bike is that?"
"Royal Enfield." (pointing to tank)
"Who makes that?"
"Royal Enfield."
Blank stare, pause, "Oh."

Scott

That's better than

"What kinda bike is that?"
"Royal Enfield." (pointing to tank)
"Who makes that?"
"Royal Enfield."
"Never heard of them.  Are they some new start up company who's trying to make a old fashioned 'retro' bike like a Harley?"
Jim
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Re: tappet cover
« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2013, 11:19:41 PM »
"Harley?  Oh they were in business years before Harley."  Again, not even lieing :)

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Re: tappet cover
« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2013, 11:22:38 PM »
so has anyone asked you if you bike is a replica???
i have gotten that several times.
i say no, it is a genuine Royal Enfield.
they just fired the design group in 1955, just like HD
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Re: tappet cover
« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2013, 11:24:54 PM »
Lies!  Harley had at least two new shades of black paint this year!

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Re: tappet cover
« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2013, 11:42:58 PM »
yea,verily! have you found RE in your heart?
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Re: tappet cover
« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2013, 06:11:08 AM »
i'll see if my dad can make a few more if anyone else is interested

count me interested !
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Re: tappet cover
« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2013, 12:12:06 PM »
And me... let us know!

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Re: tappet cover
« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2013, 03:13:32 AM »
Just for reference..this is how the Hitchcock's cover looks. Excuse the crappy quality of the picture..but it looks very neat in person.
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Re: tappet cover
« Reply #25 on: April 07, 2013, 03:17:42 AM »
Plus Two JVS !
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Re: tappet cover
« Reply #26 on: April 07, 2013, 11:18:20 AM »
It does look neat, but kind of in the way the "500 EFI" cover looks neat: shiny, fits well, does it's job - but it's got that wording stamped on it that I'd rather not have.  To each his own...

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Re: tappet cover
« Reply #27 on: April 07, 2013, 11:28:03 AM »
Yup. The good thing about this one is that the engraving is not as deep as the 'EFI-500' and is polished/same tone as the body. You know how the stock cover always gets your attention (in a bad way  :-X)..this one actually doesn't. It blends in. But yes, a plain one should suit the engine more  ;)
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Re: tappet cover
« Reply #28 on: April 07, 2013, 12:48:07 PM »
Yup. The good thing about this one is that the engraving is not as deep as the 'EFI-500' and is polished/same tone as the body.

A plus.  And, I shouldn't begrudge Hitchcocks their props...