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Author Topic: UCE'S ARE THE NEWER MODELS ANY BETTER???  (Read 4462 times)

wildbill

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Re: UCE'S ARE THE NEWER MODELS ANY BETTER???
« Reply #30 on: August 13, 2013, 08:38:54 AM »
i can now answer this question myself....yes they are better and improving year by year model by model
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Re: UCE'S ARE THE NEWER MODELS ANY BETTER???
« Reply #31 on: August 14, 2013, 04:39:46 PM »
 you should know , you madman!  #3 bullets in as many years -must be some kind of record! What marriage are you up to?
"Glorious,stirring sight! The poetry of motion! The real way to travel! The only way to travel! ... O bliss ! O poop poop ! Oh my! Oh my!" - Toad of Toad Hall.

wildbill

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Re: UCE'S ARE THE NEWER MODELS ANY BETTER???
« Reply #32 on: August 14, 2013, 11:30:00 PM »
only the 2nd.  :P
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gremlin

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Re: UCE'S ARE THE NEWER MODELS ANY BETTER???
« Reply #33 on: August 15, 2013, 02:30:09 PM »
1996 Trophy 1200
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1979 XS11 w/vetter terraplane
1981 XS11 streetfighter
1983 Venture Royale
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heloego

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Re: UCE'S ARE THE NEWER MODELS ANY BETTER???
« Reply #34 on: August 22, 2013, 11:26:44 PM »
Well, I guess "third times a charm" with me. The first wife didn't even know what a bike was, the second was so worried I'd get hurt I didn't ride for 25+ years, but the future missus thinks it's fantastic that I have a hobby.  :)
Rather than have a homeless person for the holidays, I decided to stick with ham.

Craig McClure

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Re: UCE'S ARE THE NEWER MODELS ANY BETTER???
« Reply #35 on: August 24, 2013, 08:45:16 PM »
Observance:  Those with Motorcycles Before Marriage, get to keep them. Those who try to obtain Motorcycles After Marriage, have Difficulties.
Best Wishes, Craig McClure

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Re: UCE'S ARE THE NEWER MODELS ANY BETTER???
« Reply #36 on: August 25, 2013, 01:26:03 AM »
After reading the posts on this thread, I have to ask:  In what specific areas have the UCE bikes improved since 2010? 

I have heard about wobbly frames on the highway, fraying wires, fuel indicator, and other irritations which detract from owner experience.
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wildbill

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Re: UCE'S ARE THE NEWER MODELS ANY BETTER???
« Reply #37 on: August 25, 2013, 02:04:40 AM »
i think the biggest improvement is in the wiring harness. it's a lot neater these days. got back 30 or so pages and read how it once was
2011 C5 black/chrome
2012 C5 maroon/chrome 
2013 B5 black
2014 Continental gt
2014 C5 tan/cheery - upgrades and work in progress

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« Reply #38 on: August 25, 2013, 02:19:01 AM »
Hello. Been away a while but now I want to sell my Japanese bike and get something simpler.  As to the reliability issue, I'll ask it this way: Would you say the new model is on par with a contemporary Japanese bike?  I mean, this is an air-cooled single here.  They're practically elemental.

Glad to see the faithful are still here.  :D

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Re: UCE'S ARE THE NEWER MODELS ANY BETTER???
« Reply #39 on: August 25, 2013, 04:05:21 AM »
YES
1996 Trophy 1200
2011 RE B5
1979 XS11 w/vetter terraplane
1981 XS11 streetfighter
1983 Venture Royale
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« Reply #40 on: August 25, 2013, 05:48:57 AM »
+1. and a whole lot more fun.!
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Re: UCE'S ARE THE NEWER MODELS ANY BETTER???
« Reply #41 on: August 25, 2013, 07:35:28 AM »
"...on par with a contemporary Japanese bike?"

Can't speak for the latest bikes - although I'm highly dubious.
In 2010 they weren't even close. The very idea is a joke.
There is a 2010 Enfield and a 2004 Kawasaki side by side in my garage - opposite ends of the build quality spectrum.
I'm not saying the Enfield isn't a great looking bike and huge fun to ride - but let's not get delusional about how it's put together...  :-\
Luckily it's a bike which can be (needs to be) much improved by owner participation.
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Re: UCE'S ARE THE NEWER MODELS ANY BETTER???
« Reply #42 on: August 25, 2013, 09:14:04 AM »
I bought my bike in 2012 and up to now I drove 6.000 km. I only have had a problem with the fuel indicator. This has been replaced under warranty. I agree, the quality of everything on this bike can be improved but it will not increase the fun factor. The quality of the paint, the quality of the chrome it is all a little bit poor. The engine is very noisy but it is a nice bike to own.

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Re: UCE'S ARE THE NEWER MODELS ANY BETTER???
« Reply #43 on: August 25, 2013, 09:26:58 AM »
when i started this thread i too was wondering but i really gotta say that there are improvement year by year. just little things but they all add up. i have purchased the following brand new bikes in the past 18 months.
2011 C5 - did 3,000 kl bad handler
2012 C5 did 10,000 kl very good handler
2013 B5 bit over a week old - 700 kl
2014 Cafe Racer - when available ?
i think you get what you pay for. nothing more -nothing less but they are fun to ride but a long way behind a jap bike.


2011 C5 black/chrome
2012 C5 maroon/chrome 
2013 B5 black
2014 Continental gt
2014 C5 tan/cheery - upgrades and work in progress

2004 mazda-speed miata
2001 bmw z3 2.2

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Re: UCE'S ARE THE NEWER MODELS ANY BETTER???
« Reply #44 on: August 25, 2013, 09:54:15 AM »
Personally, I would like to have the best of each end. I have the Enfield which I love dearly, but would like to have a nice sports bike..not limited to Japanese make though. Pick whatever you want from your garage depending on the mood.  :D At the end of the day it is just....whatever makes you happy  ;D


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