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« on: December 18, 2008, 02:09:35 AM »
Colleagues, some of us have debated the look of how the rear fender fits around the rear tire of the C5.  In particular, a few of us had wondered whether there was too much air between the back of the rear tire and fender.  Well, I believe I found the definitive, properly lit profile pictures of the bike.  I see (through the link below) the confirmation of the total beauty of the C5.

Click and enjoy: http://www.royal-enfield.com/bullet_classic_500.htm

Cheers!
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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2008, 03:01:16 AM »
Colleagues, some of us have debated the look of how the rear fender fits around the rear tire of the C5.  In particular, a few of us had wondered whether there was too much air between the back of the rear tire and fender.  Well, I believe I found the definitive, properly lit profile pictures of the bike.  I see (through the link below) the confirmation of the total beauty of the C5.

Click and enjoy: http://www.royal-enfield.com/bullet_classic_500.htm    Cheers!
Very nice link, thanks! 

I don't mind the view of the back fender in respect to the tire.  The only thing I would change is the headpipe:  I like the rounder curve found on the AVL motor.

And overall it looks like RE got the vintage look correct.

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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2008, 02:25:23 PM »
Colleagues, some of us have debated the look of how the rear fender fits around the rear tire of the C5.  In particular, a few of us had wondered whether there was too much air between the back of the rear tire and fender.  Well, I believe I found the definitive, properly lit profile pictures of the bike.  I see (through the link below) the confirmation of the total beauty of the C5.

Click and enjoy: http://www.royal-enfield.com/bullet_classic_500.htm

Cheers!
Cabo, thanks for the picture. The picture I posted by the guy from England looked totaly wrong as he and I  mentioned. Maybe that was a quickly put together bike with the wrong fender. I would have never started my "controversial" post if I wasn't concerned about the look. If you notice the picture you posted has a 19" rim on the rear, and a 18" on the front. You can check that buy putting a piece of paper on the rear rim at its widest point through the rear axle, make a mark on the paper Now do the same with the front rim. Larger rim on the back than the front.  Check it out for yourself. They are different size rims. On top of that the rear tire has a taller sidewall filling in the gap. I have loved Royal Enfield bikes for over 40 years. All my life people would give me a strange look when I mentioned RE's. Most people never heard of them. I hope they all look as good as the picture you found at RE UK. Hutch
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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2008, 04:11:31 PM »
"I have loved Royal Enfield bikes... people give me a strange look when I mentioned RE's. Most people never heard of them. I hope they all look as good as the picture you found at RE UK.  Hutch"
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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2008, 04:15:47 PM »
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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2008, 05:25:51 PM »
Colleagues, some of us have debated the look of how the rear fender fits around the rear tire of the C5.  In particular, a few of us had wondered whether there was too much air between the back of the rear tire and fender.  Well, I believe I found the definitive, properly lit profile pictures of the bike.  I see (through the link below) the confirmation of the total beauty of the C5.

Click and enjoy: http://www.royal-enfield.com/bullet_classic_500.htm

Cheers!
Cabo, thanks for the picture. The picture I posted by the guy from England looked totaly wrong as he and I  mentioned. Maybe that was a quickly put together bike with the wrong fender. I would have never started my "controversial" post if I wasn't concerned about the look. If you notice the picture you posted has a 19" rim on the rear, and a 18" on the front. You can check that buy putting a piece of paper on the rear rim at its widest point through the rear axle, make a mark on the paper Now do the same with the front rim. Larger rim on the back than the front.  Check it out for yourself. They are different size rims. On top of that the rear tire has a taller sidewall filling in the gap. I have loved Royal Enfield bikes for over 40 years. All my life people would give me a strange look when I mentioned RE's. Most people never heard of them. I hope they all look as good as the picture you found at RE UK. Hutch

 I tried your paper measure technique Hutch and found no difference in the wheel sizes. I think the irregularity you have eyed is in the tire size. I think you had mentioned before that maybe a larger tire would fill that gap better on the rear fender.

       DANGER! THE USE OF CRATE PAPER WHILE TAKING MEASUREMENTS CAN LEAD TO SOME VERY UNSAVORY DIATRIBES!  ???  ;)
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« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2008, 06:48:02 PM »
Colleagues, some of us have debated the look of how the rear fender fits around the rear tire of the C5.  In particular, a few of us had wondered whether there was too much air between the back of the rear tire and fender.  Well, I believe I found the definitive, properly lit profile pictures of the bike.  I see (through the link below) the confirmation of the total beauty of the C5.

Click and enjoy: http://www.royal-enfield.com/bullet_classic_500.htm

Cheers!
Cabo, thanks for the picture. The picture I posted by the guy from England looked totaly wrong as he and I  mentioned. Maybe that was a quickly put together bike with the wrong fender. I would have never started my "controversial" post if I wasn't concerned about the look. If you notice the picture you posted has a 19" rim on the rear, and a 18" on the front. You can check that buy putting a piece of paper on the rear rim at its widest point through the rear axle, make a mark on the paper Now do the same with the front rim. Larger rim on the back than the front.  Check it out for yourself. They are different size rims. On top of that the rear tire has a taller sidewall filling in the gap. I have loved Royal Enfield bikes for over 40 years. All my life people would give me a strange look when I mentioned RE's. Most people never heard of them. I hope they all look as good as the picture you found at RE UK. Hutch

 I tried your paper measure technique Hutch and found no difference in the wheel sizes. I think the irregularity you have eyed is in the tire size. I think you had mentioned before that maybe a larger tire would fill that gap better on the rear fender.

       DANGER! THE USE OF CRATE PAPER WHILE TAKING MEASUREMENTS CAN LEAD TO SOME VERY UNSAVORY DIATRIBE!  ???  ;)
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Blltrd, I used one of those small flat pocket metal rulers that skilled trades use to check it again. The front rim is smaller than the back rim. Plus the use of the oversize tire takes up the gap. I guess all that can be done now is when the new bike arrives in the US, is to look and see if it has a taller tire, bigger rim, or if it looks "awkward" like the 18" wheeled bike at the NEC-UK show.The picture I posted in another thread, was from that show, and the gentleman said the same thing as me. Here is the link to those pictures and his comments.  http://tinytim.forumcircle.com/viewtopic.php?t=1182   
  The picture with the sidecar is slightly from the rear, which makes the fender look closer to the tire. Directly from the side would show the very large gap.
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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2008, 07:15:31 PM »
Hutch, highlight your link and click the hyperlink button. Don't make us work so hard to see your picture. Thanks!
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« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2008, 07:20:09 PM »
Hutch, highlight your link and click the hyperlink button. Don't make us work so hard to see your picture. Thanks!
  Done !!!!Sorry I am better at bikes than computers 43 years of building bikes, 3 years of using a computer. I just had to learn a new way of posting links and pictures last week, cause for some reason the old way I used for 3 years didn't work anymore. Notice how the price for the bike was kept low by Kevin here in the US. It cost about $400 US more in the UK.To me the tire and fender combo looks like a ice racing bike. They put smaller tires on to make room for all the spikes, so they don't hit the fender and chew it up. I love the rest of the bike.....but not the 19" fender with 18" wheel.     Hutch
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« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2008, 07:32:10 PM »
 Hutch, the pictures you post look completely different than Cabo's pics. Maybe Watsonian's tried to remedy the space issue before posting the photo's on there site. Looks like they worked out! Maybe e-mail them and ask them how they set that C-5 up for that shot.  Blltrdr
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« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2008, 07:43:27 PM »
Hutch, the pictures you post look completely different than Cabo's pics. Maybe Watsonian's tried to remedy the space issue before posting the photo's on there site. Looks like they worked out! Maybe e-mail them and ask them how they set that C-5 up for that shot.  Blltrdr
Thanks for letting me know that my old eyes weren't deceiving me. I'm glad a few people see what the Engish gentleman saw, and I saw first thing. The Watsonian picture posted by Cabo is definatley set up different and looks good. I would buy that bike, but not the one at the NEC-UK show, with all the gap around the tire like a ice racing bike. I would hate buying the bike and then have to buy a larger tire or wheel just to get that "correct" look. It should look "correct" to begin with. I guess we will just have to make sure what the bike comes with when it arrives here in the US. Make a mental note of that before spending your hard earned cash.   Hutch
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« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2008, 07:53:15 PM »
The shots at the Watsonian link look a bit "scrunched" to me as if they wer re-zexed wrong. could be wrong.

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« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2008, 08:10:09 PM »
The shots at the Watsonian link look a bit "scrunched" to me as if they wer re-zexed wrong. could be wrong.
Kevin, are you saying that the picture from Watsonian is not the way the bike will look. please tell me that the NICE Watsonian picture is the way the bike will look. If it looks like the one with the huge gap from  the NEC-UK show, I am afraid I will pass on buying one.  Hutch
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« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2008, 08:42:40 PM »
Being home for the day due to heavy snow here in Seattle, I have time to play around with IRFANVIEW, that great free photo editor.

The first photo is the one from the site.  The second is elongated to where my eyeball thinks the wheels are more correct.  Just for fun.


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« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2008, 08:59:02 PM »
The shots at the Watsonian link look a bit "scrunched" to me as if they wer re-zexed wrong. could be wrong.
Kevin, are you saying that the picture from Watsonian is not the way the bike will look. please tell me that the NICE Watsonian picture is the way the bike will look. If it looks like the one with the huge gap from  the NEC-UK show, I am afraid I will pass on buying one.  Hutch

 Hutch, have just sent off an inquiry to Watsonian's, hopefully they can put to rest this rear fender issue. That picture with the large fender gap seems to be ingrained in your brain. Let's give it a day and see if they have an answer for us. Blltrdr
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« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2008, 09:13:36 PM »
The shots at the Watsonian link look a bit "scrunched" to me as if they wer re-zexed wrong. could be wrong.
Kevin, are you saying that the picture from Watsonian is not the way the bike will look. please tell me that the NICE Watsonian picture is the way the bike will look. If it looks like the one with the huge gap from  the NEC-UK show, I am afraid I will pass on buying one.  Hutch

 Hutch, have just sent off an inquiry to Watsonian's, hopefully they can put to rest this rear fender issue. That picture with the large fender gap seems to be ingrained in your brain. Let's give it a day and see if they have an answer for us. Blltrdr
Thanks for sending Watsonian an inquiry. You're right about being engrained in my brain. Ugly always sticks in my brain. Especially on an otherwise beautiful bike.  Hutch
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« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2008, 10:50:58 PM »
Prof, thanks for massaging (elongating) the Watsonian picture and showing it below the original one.  I really think the relationship of the rear tire to the rear fender is just fine.  In any case, colleagues, "a picture is" [still] "worth a thousand words."  In today's economy, I thriftily and briefly use the few following words to describe the Watsonian picture: The beauty of the C5 cuts a deeper wound in my heart than the beauty of Ava Gardner (1) did in my youth.
 
(1) In her prime, Ava Gardner was called: "The most beautiful animal in the world."
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« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2008, 10:59:16 PM »
Prof, thanks for massaging (elongating) the Watsonian picture and showing it below the original one.  I really think the relationship of the rear tire to the rear fender is just fine.  In any case, colleagues, "a picture is" [still] "worth a thousand words."  In today's economy, I thriftily and briefly use the few following words to describe the Watsonian picture: The beauty of the C5 cuts a deeper wound in my heart than the beauty of Ava Gardner (1) did in my youth.
 
(1) In her prime, Ava Gardner was called: "The most beautiful animal in the world."
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« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2008, 02:12:12 AM »
Prof, thanks for massaging (elongating) the Watsonian picture and showing it below the original one.  I really think the relationship of the rear tire to the rear fender is just fine.  In any case, colleagues, "a picture is" [still] "worth a thousand words."  In today's economy, I thriftily and briefly use the few following words to describe the Watsonian picture: The beauty of the C5 cuts a deeper wound in my heart than the beauty of Ava Gardner (1) did in my youth.
 
(1) In her prime, Ava Gardner was called: "The most beautiful animal in the world."
It seems that the picture of the bike posted by me from the NEC-UK bike show is also valid, being that it shows it at a show, with the very large gap. Even Kevin said the Watsonian picture didn't look correct, even though I wished it did. It looks better than the picture I posted with the big gap showing in all of its glory.I guess all these pictures prove nothing, since they seem to look different from one to the other. I will let my eye decide when I see the bike in person. It is going to be a long wait until...What....June/ July????  Hutch
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« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2008, 02:44:00 AM »
It is going to be a long wait until...What....June/ July????  Hutch

Amen, Brother Hutch! >:(
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« Reply #20 on: December 19, 2008, 03:31:34 AM »
       This is a photo of Hutch after eyeballing the new C-5 this summer!

         

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« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2008, 05:57:05 PM »
       This is a photo of Hutch after eyeballing the new C-5 this summer!

         

Please bow your head for a moment of silence for our fallen brother Bulleteer.
LOL..... I needed that laugh. I am not looking forward to getting out my 1957 Ford 860 and plowing the snow out of my driveway. I haven't seen my neighbors house for 3 hours and it will not stop snowing for another 3 hours according to the weatherman. Summer is a LOOONG way off. I can wait for winter to officialy arrive. We have already had 30" more snow for this time of year than normal.. 2 more storms coming next week. Running an average of 15-20 degrees below normal for the last 2 months suck also. I'm surprised the propane man hasn't sent me flowers for all the screwing he is giving me. Just joking.....but I did need that laugh.   Hutch
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« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2008, 06:28:45 PM »
Hey, Hutch, the propane man did not even kiss (:-*) you on the way out...! 

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« Reply #23 on: December 19, 2008, 06:33:45 PM »
 Well something keeps you there year after year, Hutch! I was stationed in Chicagoland for 3yrs and thought it was quite cold especially when the winds came off the lake. Couldn't wait to move back to Washington when my hitch was up; love the moderate temperatures here! I met a guy in Alaska who is a proprietor of a small motel close to Mount McKinley, he told me he was from Michigan U.P. and that his wife and him moved to Alaska because it's nicer there in the winter. Now that's funny! Have to run and turn on my gas fire log set, it's down around 30F.  BRrrrr!   ;) Blltrdr
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« Reply #24 on: December 19, 2008, 11:42:13 PM »
Well something keeps you there year after year, Hutch! I was stationed in Chicagoland for 3yrs and thought it was quite cold especially when the winds came off the lake. Couldn't wait to move back to Washington when my hitch was up; love the moderate temperatures here! I met a guy in Alaska who is a proprietor of a small motel close to Mount McKinley, he told me he was from Michigan U.P. and that his wife and him moved to Alaska because it's nicer there in the winter. Now that's funny! Have to run and turn on my gas fire log set, it's down around 30F.  BRrrrr!   ;) Blltrdr
No kiss, no flowers, some people are just ungrateful. I can't even claim him on my taxes as a dependant. I can't leave here, I have lived in this house since I was born in it. Almost 57 and 1/2 years ago. I just finished plowing my driveway for 2 hours. 12" of snow in 6 hours. We are running almost 4 foot of snow more than usual for this time of year. Thank goodness it warmed up for 2 days and melted it all, so we just have the 12" we got today. It got up to 20F with 20mph winds and a windchill of 0 F. Tonight it's going down to 10F with the same 20mph winds, wind chill of -10F. 2 more storms on the way starting Sunday, and again on Christmas Eve. I guess we don't have to "Dream about a white Christmas" this year. I sure will be glad when Sunday gets here. That is the first day of winter.  Hutch
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« Reply #25 on: December 20, 2008, 12:34:31 AM »
Well something keeps you there year after year, Hutch! I was stationed in Chicagoland for 3yrs and thought it was quite cold especially when the winds came off the lake. Couldn't wait to move back to Washington when my hitch was up; love the moderate temperatures here! I met a guy in Alaska who is a proprietor of a small motel close to Mount McKinley, he told me he was from Michigan U.P. and that his wife and him moved to Alaska because it's nicer there in the winter. Now that's funny! Have to run and turn on my gas fire log set, it's down around 30F.  BRrrrr!   ;) Blltrdr
No kiss, no flowers, some people are just ungrateful. I can't even claim him on my taxes as a dependant. I can't leave here, I have lived in this house since I was born in it. Almost 57 and 1/2 years ago. I just finished plowing my driveway for 2 hours. 12" of snow in 6 hours. We are running almost 4 foot of snow more than usual for this time of year. Thank goodness it warmed up for 2 days and melted it all, so we just have the 12" we got today. It got up to 20F with 20mph winds and a windchill of 0 F. Tonight it's going down to 10F with the same 20mph winds, wind chill of -10F. 2 more storms on the way starting Sunday, and again on Christmas Eve. I guess we don't have to "Dream about a white Christmas" this year. I sure will be glad when Sunday gets here. That is the first day of winter.  Hutch

 Hutch, you want a laugh? Check out this video, "Winter Sucks". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jELFadzEiGc
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« Reply #26 on: December 20, 2008, 03:32:44 AM »
Blltrdr, That was funny. My GMC Sonoma 4x4 Highrider sticks out, so I don't have to worry about that at least.   Hutch
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« Reply #27 on: December 21, 2008, 07:30:17 PM »
"I can't leave here, I have lived in this house since I was born in it. Almost 57 and 1/2 years ago."  Hutch

Hutch, I've been meaning to let you know that the statements above are, possibly, the best ones I've read in this forum!  God bless you, man!

P.S.  I recently saw the awesome picture of your Interceptor... WOWZAA!!!
Long live the Bullets and those who ride them!

Keep the shiny side up, the boots on the pegs and best REgards,

Papa Juan

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Re: C5 SHOTS -- PROPERLY LIT PROFILE
« Reply #28 on: December 21, 2008, 10:52:02 PM »
"I can't leave here, I have lived in this house since I was born in it. Almost 57 and 1/2 years ago."  Hutch

Hutch, I've been meaning to let you know that the statements above are, possibly, the best ones I've read in this forum!  God bless you, man!

P.S.  I recently saw the awesome picture of your Interceptor... WOWZAA!!!
I have a heated room in my garage, and I just got back from taking the battery tender off the Interceptor and putting it on the RE Bullet. I can't wait to get the Interceptor looking as good as I got it running. New chrome and re-stuffed and covered seat will really bring it back to it's original glory. Thanks for the thumbs up on the Interceptor so far. I couldn't leave this house if I wanted to, once a farmer, always a farmer. I earned this place from the time I could walk.    Hutch
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Re: C5 SHOTS -- PROPERLY LIT PROFILE
« Reply #29 on: December 22, 2008, 04:21:24 AM »
Hutch, you must be in the extreme minority of people who live where they were born into later years.  I would think it a good having roots and the  little security of such a life - not at all common now, but probably more common in an earlier time.

Gld you have that and the interceptor to work on - must be nice!

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Re: C5 SHOTS -- PROPERLY LIT PROFILE
« Reply #30 on: December 23, 2008, 02:06:15 PM »
Absolutely perfect profile...



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Re: C5 SHOTS -- PROPERLY LIT PROFILE
« Reply #31 on: December 23, 2008, 02:16:29 PM »
Amen!
Long live the Bullets and those who ride them!

Keep the shiny side up, the boots on the pegs and best REgards,

Papa Juan

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