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Author Topic: Newly found articles on Electra UCE test ride  (Read 2831 times)

Blltrdr

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Newly found articles on Electra UCE test ride
« on: December 14, 2008, 10:10:40 PM »
 I found these articles this morning, www.realclassic.co.uk/enfieldelectra.html, www.realclassic.co.uk/enfieldefi.html. Happy reading.
« Last Edit: December 15, 2008, 02:28:20 AM by Blltrdr »
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Re: Newly found article on Electra UCE test ride
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2008, 11:10:58 PM »
Blltrdr, pretty good article... thanks for sharing it with the rest of us!
Long live the Bullets and those who ride them!

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Re: Newly found article on Electra UCE test ride
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2008, 11:17:23 PM »
Blltrdr, pretty good article... thanks for sharing it with the rest of us!

 Cabo, I just updated my post with a second article to follow the first. I hope you read them both. Blltrdr
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Re: Newly found article on Electra UCE test ride
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2008, 12:56:34 AM »
Blltrdr, the second article is even better... thank you very much, again!
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Re: Newly found articles on Electra UCE test ride
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2008, 04:57:00 AM »
I got a note from Mark Hoyer at Cycle World tonight. He says the article looks as it it will be 6 pages, plus two pages by Peter Egan. Sounds like they are doing a pretty extensive job.

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Re: Newly found articles on Electra UCE test ride
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2008, 05:40:21 AM »
Kevin, that's a LOT of pages for CW to give to any bike!  Awesome.

Are they reviewing the G5 or C5?

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Re: Newly found articles on Electra UCE test ride
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2008, 01:15:05 PM »
Apparently they even refer to the new UCE power unit as "dare I say, Japanese quality?"
 which is a pretty big thing to say.

Since I'm keeping my old Bullet, I may have to relegate myself to the "Bullet Classic Model" forum pages with the other Luddites.
Not sure if I can really enjoy forum banter about what wax or polish people like to use on their Bullets, or discussions about the color of the electric starter button not matching their paint scheme perfectly.
"Suffered a kick-back  during starting the other day, and it nearly broke my thumb" ha ha ha!
New forum topics:
"New hobbies for occupying your spare time?"
"Is the Bullet 'too reliable'?"
"Why don't they make cables that can't break, and tires that don't wear out?"
"Help! Need to decide which color!"

Exciting new products:
Piston key fob, so you can find out what one looks like.
Decorative push-button heads for your starter button.
Electric seat warmer.
IPOD programmed with MP3 of valve clatter, to listen to while riding.


Just having a bit of fun, chaps! :D

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Re: Newly found articles on Electra UCE test ride
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2008, 07:33:50 PM »
Ace.cafe, have you been reading the forums from some German production motorcycles? All those ideas have already been used!  ;D
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Re: Newly found articles on Electra UCE test ride
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2008, 08:23:12 PM »
There's a Choke lever? Why?  Not a problem, never had anything without one, just curious.

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Re: Newly found articles on Electra UCE test ride
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2008, 08:42:38 PM »
Ace.cafe, have you been reading the forums from some German production motorcycles? All those ideas have already been used!  ;D
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Re: Newly found articles on Electra UCE test ride
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2008, 08:07:39 PM »
They drove the C-5 the most and also took more pictures of it. It is the "new" bike.

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Re: Newly found articles on Electra UCE test ride
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2008, 06:13:37 AM »
Kevin, I'm really lookiing forward to reading the CW review, do you know which issue  will have it?
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