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Raj V

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Newbie question
« on: April 05, 2010, 08:00:57 PM »
Hi,

I live in Miami. There is no RE dealer nearby. Is this something I should be concerned about regarding repairs and services?

I am buying a C5.

Thanks.
« Last Edit: April 05, 2010, 08:03:24 PM by Raj V »

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Re: Newbie question
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2010, 08:56:24 PM »
You find a dealer locator on the enfieldmotorcycles.com site at the bottom of  the "bikes" tab.  Here are the dealers in Florida

http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/locator/dealers/usa/states/FLORIDA

With regards to repairs and service I'm 400+ miles away from the dealer I bought my C5 from.  I'm not afraid to tinker and like to service the bike myself, my dealer has been great about shipping parts directly to me. If you plan to have your dealer perform all of you maintenance or your just not mechanically inclined that way then you do want to find a dealer close to home.
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Re: Newbie question
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2010, 09:00:48 PM »
Welcome aboard Raj V,

 The UCE bikes C5 & G5 are pretty reliable from all accounts.
What little maintenance there is to do on the UCE bikes seems pretty user do-able.

 Top right of this page is the locate a dealer tab. Looks like you have five dealerships in FL. Not to mention you have your forum brothers here.

 If a knuckle dragging Neanderthal like myself can keep an Iron Barrel going, a more evolved individual should be able to take care of a UCE.
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Re: Newbie question
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2010, 09:38:47 PM »
Welcome aboard, My C5 has been completely trouble free. I live 150 miles from my dealer and I don't give it a second thought.
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Raj V

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Re: Newbie question
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2010, 11:39:22 AM »
Thanks guys,

Sounds like I should be OK.

Raj.

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Re: Newbie question
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2010, 12:09:04 PM »
Heyo Raj,

Funny, they don't have the dealer on Sunrise in Ft.Lauderdale listed anymore.  They had a nice setup..   

I have been by the folks in Holopaw and they a pretty good and won't steer you wrong.. They also have some really cool Ural rigs that a nice to look at.
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Re: Newbie question
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2010, 11:06:45 AM »
Holopaw Gene is a straight shooter, and his staff know their stuff.  He's one of those old school shop owners who actually trusts his customers.  For example, he doesn't take credit cards for parts orders.  He sends you the part with the bill in the box...you send him back a check. I kinda like that....

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Re: Newbie question
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2010, 01:10:52 PM »
Thanks again. I will give Holopaw a call. They are closest to me, I think.

It will be June before I can order it. I will keep you posted.

Raj

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Re: Newbie question
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2010, 11:54:19 PM »
I got my 08 Electra from that dealer on Sunrise Blvd. In Ft. Laud. Its Eddie Trottas shop and they did a great job setting up my motorcycle. I have not had any problems. Its close to home so within a few days I will ride by and see if they still deal in Royal Enfields and let you know.
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Re: Newbie question
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2010, 05:32:02 PM »
I checked with Thunder Cycles in Ft. Laud.on Sunrise Blvd. and they are no longer a Royal Enfield dealer. Its a shame, because they really set my motorcycle up right. They also spent 45 min. teaching me about where, when, what and how to check fluids and such.
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Re: Newbie question
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2010, 09:03:43 PM »
That stinks... I was down that way a few weeks back for work..  I was going to run by and look at some Enfields but they had free beer at the hotel so I never got around to it..   I guess I made the correct decision in..
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Re: Newbie question
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2010, 09:16:49 PM »
Maybe not much help, I bought my military from a dealer in Sarasota,Marine Outlet Center, I recommend them,his bikes are very reasonable.
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Re: Newbie question
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2010, 11:30:43 AM »
blueberry, thanks for checking.

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Re: Newbie question
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2010, 05:40:17 AM »
Maybe not much help, I bought my military from a dealer in Sarasota,Marine Outlet Center, I recommend them,his bikes are very reasonable.

Good to hear. My brother and I are getting REs, and they're the closest. Well, heres to us newbies.

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Re: Newbie question
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2010, 02:17:50 PM »
Welcome to the forum, let us know what bikes you and your brother get.
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