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Re: 500 cc Harley
« Reply #150 on: November 20, 2013, 12:13:59 AM »
Not a overall positive write-up was it..Comments were interesting...Looks like the 500cc is a Harley out the door for just under 8k , tags. tax..etc....

Agree.  I was surprised at the street weight of the bike at 480?   I thought from other reports I read it was under 400lbs?  Fit and finish comments were poor quality!
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Re: 500 cc Harley
« Reply #151 on: November 20, 2013, 12:19:39 AM »
Is that 480 with the extra orange guards on it?  I don't think they're 80# but they have to weigh something.

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Re: 500 cc Harley
« Reply #152 on: November 20, 2013, 12:33:00 AM »
Interesting review below.  From a MSF trainer. 

http://rideapart.com/2013/11/2014-harley-davidson-street-500-review/
I wonder if this was an India built Street 500.  The build quality he describes is somewhat similar to picks and pans about the Enfield build quality and overall QC over the last 8 years or so.

The 24HP mentioned seems low, but I imagine that US buyers would prefer the 750 version.

Nonetheless, it is not a ringing endorsement from the reviewer.  480# wet was the announced weight early on.

Ducati Scotty, how many KG is that?   ;)
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Re: 500 cc Harley
« Reply #153 on: November 20, 2013, 12:49:30 AM »
The only acceptable time to use the metric system is when measuring in s**ttons.  A metric s**tton is just slightly more, and so usually the proper unit to use.

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Re: 500 cc Harley
« Reply #154 on: November 20, 2013, 01:26:05 AM »
TOOSEEVEE, You got me all wrong, I was talking about My Yamaha SR500 being hard to hard **FOR ME** to kick start (I'M 67 + prosthetic left hip, screws in right foot & ankle, toasted knees) For that matter EVERYTHING is now to hard for ME to kick anymore.  Although I have fond memories of hours of enjoyment kick starting my 2 PANHEADS, BSA's, Triumphs, Norton, Matchless, Ducati's. As Nothing was Electric start but wimpy jap bikes back then. Sooner or later we all get to frail to do lots of things we liked. I couldn't ride anymore without a self starter.

           Sorry. Your post didn't leave it clear what you were referring to & your previous harley remarks just led me down the wrong path. I still say it's in the set up, the tuneup & the maintenance.

           Let's see. The last year for the panhead was 1965 & 1965 was the only electric start panhead so all the thousands of pans made after the knuckle were kick only & you got the two bad ones?   :)  Maintenance? Manual advance & retard? Timing?

           Sorry. I know. Some of them are real bastards, but I love them all. My best man at my wedding in '89 rode a 1954 pan & once in a while we had some lonnnng waits while it was being bitchy. Luckily it wasn't too often. I hated those RI winter toy runs (I was married in December & THEN went on a toy run). 
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Re: 500 cc Harley
« Reply #155 on: December 16, 2013, 04:04:18 PM »
Well put twoceevee!
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Re: 500 cc Harley
« Reply #156 on: December 16, 2013, 05:12:23 PM »
kinda feel sorry for hardly when royal enfield stops playing around and brings out the 700-800cc vertical twin. India enfield home market will be able to stay brand loyal and get to buy a 45+hp fuel injected electric start lighweight twin. its not a matter of if, it's a matter of when. If you look at the rickman mattise interceptor frame of old and the new 535 gt their are more similarities than differences. wait and see.

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Re: 500 cc Harley
« Reply #157 on: December 16, 2013, 05:57:32 PM »
I think we've all said that the Conti is just a warm up for the twin that is to come.  That frame looks just perfect for a vertical twin.  But as RE said they were cooling on the twin project for a while and the Conti still hasn't arrived in US showrooms, well, I'm not holding my breath ;)

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Re: 500 cc Harley
« Reply #158 on: December 16, 2013, 06:03:31 PM »
We don't know what will happen with the twin. It's in their hands, and as Ducati Scotty says, they don't seem to be talking about it anymore.
I'd say it would be a likely thing for them to do, but I don't know.

As for 45hp, and lightweight and nimble, I think that is already coming to fruition with the Iron Barrel single cylinder 500/535. The UCE single also might be possible to reach that too, if there is demand for it.

If they are going to make a twin, at least they should make it have more power than we can wring out of their singles.
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Re: 500 cc Harley
« Reply #159 on: December 16, 2013, 06:03:54 PM »
It sounds like learning to fly in a Cessna One-Filthy. You can learn how to ride a Hardley 500, the you'll have to go out and learn how to ride a motorcycle.
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Re: 500 cc Harley
« Reply #160 on: December 18, 2013, 09:34:58 PM »
...........India enfield home market will be able to stay brand loyal and get to buy a 45+hp fuel injected electric start lighweight twin............

yeah, maybe, but where would one ride it to its limit ?
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Re: 500 cc Harley
« Reply #161 on: December 18, 2013, 10:21:40 PM »
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