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Re: I took the plunge....
« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2013, 09:01:24 AM »
we knew you would!
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Re: I took the plunge....
« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2013, 12:12:04 PM »
Let's see if this posts a picture of the bike. Its not a great shot. I took it with my phone. I am really enjoying this motorcycle.


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Re: I took the plunge....
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2013, 12:27:18 PM »
Great shot!  And I always love the classic British green :)

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Re: I took the plunge....
« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2013, 07:27:25 PM »
Great shot!  And I always love the classic British green :)

And, I see it includes the classic full-tilt side stand!  ;)

And... is that the California canister on a Texas-sold bike?

Mmmmm, green.........

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Re: I took the plunge....
« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2013, 08:41:13 PM »
That is the California canister...
This bike was planned to go to California, but were diverted to Texas.
Im the first owner. Im now up to 60 on the odometer. I got it at like 15.

Its been a blast to ride. Still not where I want to be skill wise yet, but Im learning and having fun. I did realize for a bit I was gripping the throttle too hard. But I relaxed and all was good. I love that distinctive thump. It sounds so different than all the other bikes out there.

I am so glad I have this Motorcycle. Its so much fun.

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Re: I took the plunge....
« Reply #20 on: April 29, 2013, 10:02:53 PM »
Lots of people outside CA get CA bikes.  If you want green and the only green one in the warehouse is a CA...

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Re: I took the plunge....
« Reply #21 on: April 29, 2013, 10:58:30 PM »
IMO, the California version has an advantage over the ones made for the other 48 States.

The gas cap is a real screw on cap that doesn't leak under any condition. :)
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Re: I took the plunge....
« Reply #22 on: April 29, 2013, 10:59:22 PM »
And that cap looks prettier too.

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Re: I took the plunge....
« Reply #23 on: April 30, 2013, 04:49:42 AM »
I wonder is the Cali cap the same as the "conversion cap" from NFG?

http://nfieldgear.com/enfield-store/cap-conversion-kit.html

Or does it have a different tank?

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Re: I took the plunge....
« Reply #24 on: April 30, 2013, 12:11:17 PM »

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I wonder is the Cali cap the same as the "conversion cap" from NFG?
http://nfieldgear.com/enfield-store/cap-conversion-kit.html
Or does it have a different tank?


Can't really tell much about the conversion cap, but it looks like it's a 2 piece item that has threads that are riveted onto the tank.
I would make a bet it is not the same cap as the CA Caps. they are threaded into the tank and probably a larger diameter thread. The CA Caps are the same cap that Triumph uses.
As far as having the Ca Cannister goes. It disappears quite rapidly on most of the CA bikes in CA!
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Re: I took the plunge....
« Reply #25 on: April 30, 2013, 01:17:50 PM »
Is there a performance hit for having that canister on?

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Re: I took the plunge....
« Reply #26 on: April 30, 2013, 01:24:08 PM »
None at all.

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Re: I took the plunge....
« Reply #27 on: May 01, 2013, 02:12:18 PM »
i find it fascinating that Motorcycles have a "running in" period, but no car I have ever owned had one. Do they "run in" the engines in cars during the build process?

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Re: I took the plunge....
« Reply #28 on: May 01, 2013, 02:21:01 PM »
Most new cars actually do have a breaking period, but most "normal" driving patterns match well enough.

The 2002 through 2006 MINIs had published break in of the first 1200 miles and their computers were programmed to alert for the first service at that interval.

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Re: I took the plunge....
« Reply #29 on: May 01, 2013, 02:27:34 PM »
Strokers is where I bought mine from! Was Allen your sales-rep? He's a very nice guy. They overnighted a black solo seat for me because the factory shipped with a brown one (despite the online photos showing black seats on my model).

Rick did a custom Enfield a while back, and is now selling it for almost $40k:
http://strokersdallas.com/bikes/show.php?id=536&make=Royal%20Enfield&p=8&page=1&srt=model_year%20DESC

That's a lot to pay to have your Royal Enfield uglified (in my opinion :) ).

Congrats, and let me know if you are ever in the Austin area!