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Author Topic: G5 Military  (Read 5888 times)

Kevin Mahoney

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Re: G5 Military
« Reply #30 on: May 31, 2009, 03:31:00 AM »
We have done this a couple of times. We did 20 limited editions in the White Classic several years ago and then more recetnly the "Final Edition" bikes which were the last 20 500cc Iron Barrels ever built. I have the very last one and Scooter Bob has the last Military. Guess we  didn't do too well since we bought our own product. Not a great way to make money. URAL makes some nice limited editions. They have the advantage of owning the factory we don't. This is a good idea and one to keep in mind.

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Re: G5 Military
« Reply #31 on: May 31, 2009, 04:01:14 AM »
What is great about all this fantasy and wishing and hoping is that it makes me feel like a young kid again...like when the new Schwinn models arrived at the neighborhood bike shop in time for Christmas. All we could do was look, touch and drool a little because we knew we were never getting one...too expensive, would have to wait for some kid to sell his used one later down the line. But this time I ain't waiting...hell I've been waiting all my life and I think it is about time I get that new bike for myself this time...that is if it was not fantasy or rumor and there was a real ship bringing real military G5's in....Oh well I guess all an old kid can do is dream...and hope.... ;)
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Re: G5 Military
« Reply #32 on: June 01, 2009, 02:07:21 AM »
exactly paul. I've been riding since 1955 and my first new bike was my 06 delux.
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Re: G5 Military
« Reply #33 on: June 01, 2009, 04:24:18 AM »
would the military G5s come w/the bags and springer seat?  I'm about 10 days from plopping my money down on a C5 but I like that bike in the picture and LOT.

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Re: G5 Military
« Reply #34 on: June 01, 2009, 05:06:32 PM »
What is great about all this fantasy and wishing and hoping is that it makes me feel like a young kid again...like when the new Schwinn models arrived at the neighborhood bike shop in time for Christmas. All we could do was look, touch and drool a little because we knew we were never getting one...too expensive, would have to wait for some kid to sell his used one later down the line. But this time I ain't waiting...hell I've been waiting all my life and I think it is about time I get that new bike for myself this time...that is if it was not fantasy or rumor and there was a real ship bringing real military G5's in....Oh well I guess all an old kid can do is dream...and hope.... ;)

Paul - You should try it on THIS end for a little bit! Talk about "Kid at Christmas Syndrome!" - Hahaha!! I get absolutely GIDDY when I get the opportunity to put together something like that G5 Military for you guys out there ... er, ah .... I mean THINK about putting one together ...  ;D It is great fun - as well as a great privilege to be involved at this level. I'd crank out super-cool custom deluxe Enfields all day LONG if I had the time to do JUST that .... I'm told that if I come home with ONE MORE motorcycle and that poop-eatin' grin on my face and start measuring the garage, that "ill be SLEEPIN' out in it ... Heeheehee! It MAY be worth the risk at some level! - Hahaha!   ::)
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Re: G5 Military
« Reply #35 on: June 02, 2009, 02:14:13 AM »
Scooterbob...and you get paid for what you do...or do you have to give them money to do it????
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Re: G5 Military
« Reply #36 on: June 02, 2009, 10:57:45 AM »
Scooterbob...and you get paid for what you do...or do you have to give them money to do it????

Not only do I get to love and dote on the newest Enfields and try to make 'em fun and reliable for you guys - I get all the free coffee that I can drink! I still think Kevin regrets THAT one!  ;D
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Re: G5 Military
« Reply #37 on: June 02, 2009, 01:35:04 PM »
The "blackout" version ..... Enjoy! I gotta get a cup o' joe now ......  ;D
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Re: G5 Military
« Reply #38 on: June 02, 2009, 01:38:39 PM »
Oops - I posted the back view of the bike twice .... Sorry about that - I guess I'm just letting the rest of the motorcycling world see all they are GONNA see of the new RE ... Hahahaha!! I MUST need a little more caffeine ....
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Re: G5 Military
« Reply #39 on: June 02, 2009, 02:40:50 PM »
That almost makes a G5 appealing to me. Is it possible to get rid of the gaiters?

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Re: G5 Military
« Reply #40 on: June 02, 2009, 03:17:52 PM »
That almost makes a G5 appealing to me. Is it possible to get rid of the gaiters?

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Re: G5 Military
« Reply #41 on: June 02, 2009, 07:54:24 PM »
I like it, but surely I'm not the only one who thinks it looks incomplete without the metal panniers? They look, in my humble opinion, SO MUCH better than the *ahem* run-of-the-mill saddlebags. I don't suppose the metal panniers from the older bikes could be fitted onto this?  If not, I'm sure somebody could rig them up--but not me. Honestly, that exclusion alone may be enough to keep me from getting one. It just doesn't look military enough to me without them.
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Re: G5 Military
« Reply #42 on: June 02, 2009, 09:24:33 PM »
I like it quite a lot.
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Re: G5 Military
« Reply #43 on: June 02, 2009, 09:26:06 PM »
I think it is the lack of green on the motor/too much chrome that makes it look different.
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Re: G5 Military
« Reply #44 on: June 02, 2009, 09:50:53 PM »
I think it is the lack of green on the motor/too much chrome that makes it look different.

Good observation. I have to agree.
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