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Author Topic: Available Colors  (Read 2746 times)

Kevin Mahoney

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Re: Available Colors
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2009, 10:44:54 PM »
There will never be a Military C-5. We will have Military G-5's. They will not have crashbars or panniers from the factory.

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Re: Available Colors
« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2009, 10:20:52 AM »
Will there be or are there already military (metal) panniers available for the Electra frame?  I haven't found them anywhere.
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Re: Available Colors
« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2009, 10:46:52 AM »
That will work too, mounting the panniers should not be a problem, I did it on my Chang Jiang and they are easy to get and install, I would put a gas can on one side pannier on the other maybe???

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Re: Available Colors
« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2009, 01:39:40 PM »
The G-5 uses an Electra frame too, but it's repainted to more resemble a Classic, and the front fenders are more substantial/less sporty.  The E-5 caters more to European customers, whom have apparently flocked to the Electra.

G-5= Electra frame with alterations
E-5= Electra frame, fenders and all, with the new engine being the only change.
Well I'm totally confused now!!
What in your opinion are the "alterations" that are different to the E-5 or Electra(apart from the engine) or does E-5 = DL?
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Re: Available Colors
« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2009, 04:27:38 PM »
Brother Marty, the following links allow you to see the difference in models:

C5 (UK & US NEW CLASSIC 500 w/UCE; 6 IMAGES):
http://www.royal-enfield.com/page16.html

E5 (UK ELECTRA w/UCE; 12 IMAGES):
http://www.royal-enfield.com/electraimages.html

G5 (US ELECTRA w/UCE)
CLASSIC: http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/models/classic-g5.html
DELUXE: http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/models/deluxe-g5.html


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Re: Available Colors
« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2009, 04:55:47 PM »
Luis, thanks for the links it's a G5 Black Deluxe, para mi.

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Re: Available Colors
« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2009, 05:20:19 PM »
"Luis, thanks for the links it's a G5 Black Deluxe, para mi."

Andy


You're quite welcome, Hermano Andy!  The G5 in her Black Deluxe outfit is a trafffic-stopping Lady!!!  Me gusta mucho!!!

But, I gotta ask: Where did the Luis come from?  This is Papa Juan (or Cabo Cruz)!  Que pasa?  I think you have a case of either (a) too much or (b) not enough cerveza!!!   :D
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Re: Available Colors
« Reply #22 on: March 21, 2009, 11:04:48 PM »
Ay, Juan. Don't know where that came  from. Too many Nerga Modela's
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"Luis, thanks for the links it's a G5 Black Deluxe, para mi."

Andy


You're quite welcome, Hermano Andy!  The G5 in her Black Deluxe outfit is a trafffic-stopping Lady!!!  Me gusta mucho!!!

But, I gotta ask: Where did the Luis come from?  This is Papa Juan (or Cabo Cruz)!  Que pasa?  I think you have a case of either (a) too much or (b) not enough cerveza!!!   :D
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Re: Available Colors
« Reply #23 on: March 21, 2009, 11:29:29 PM »
 :D :D :D :D
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Re: Available Colors
« Reply #24 on: March 22, 2009, 01:46:06 AM »
There will never be a Military C-5. We will have Military G-5's. They will not have crashbars or panniers from the factory.

If they don't have the crash bars or the panniers how can ya call them military???
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Re: Available Colors
« Reply #25 on: March 22, 2009, 08:01:11 AM »
That is sad about the military. Taking an Electra, putting a slightly deeper front fender and painting it olive drab just isn't the same to me.

I said it in another thread, I see very few differences between the C5 and real Classic bodies. If I put a headlight visor on, repaint my tank, and put on a couple of knee pads and suddenly my bike looks like a C5 with kick start. But it really isn't the same thing. I wish the G5 had the C5 body. If wishes were motorcycles, beggars would ride.

All of this is pretty much moot for me, I love my Iron, I am thinking about a bike for my wife that I won't have to spend too much time on. She hates the Electras and wants a kick start.

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Re: Available Colors
« Reply #26 on: March 22, 2009, 08:06:27 AM »
I think my wife will sell her Suzi Savage for a C5 when they finally get here, she's got the fever for a new bike as much as I have. Thanks Royal Enfield!
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Re: Available Colors
« Reply #27 on: March 22, 2009, 01:38:22 PM »
That is a real shame re: the Military. I was looking to get a Chang Jiang before the Enfield but decided I needed something more reliable for a daily runner, saw a military Enfield and got the RE bug, finally opting for the C5.

Seems to me without the crash bars and panniers, well, thats sorta half the "military" package
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Re: Available Colors
« Reply #28 on: March 22, 2009, 03:15:02 PM »
Chang Jiangs are a lot of fun, I rode a solo for two years, the flathead was fine and smooth but I was an obstacle on the road even with the high gearing in the rear end. The old technology is great fun but it'll get you in trouble on a modern road.
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