6200 miles on my C5 with a new crank/ piston and barrel at 3700 miles. After a 2nd re-built, everything is jolly good.
I am seriously thinking of buying a new C5 here in the UK...... I would like to ride the bike for touring ....... and although on numerous sites say fuel consumption is around 80-85mpg(not sure of US or UK gallon) nobody as far as I can see have anything above 5000miles clocked up yet, and I would like to see how reliable these machines are.Many thanks in anticipation.Dave
Hello Dave:I have 5973 miles on my G5 and still get 70 mpg (US gallon), as I verified it yesterday. About a month back, I had completed 5000 miles and written a post about all my experiences with this motorcycle for one year. Here is the link -http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/forum/index.php/topic,7058.0.htmlYou have mentioned that you want it for TOURING. That depends on how one wants to go about touring. There are touring bikes designed for running long hours, capable of doing highway speeds with all other comforts. RE is not designed for that. It is at its best on small country roads running at 60 mph though you can touch 80 mph at its max speed - but you don't want to run it at that speed for any length of time. I would suggest you go to the dealer, ride it yourself and get a feel for this bike and it will bring smile to your face because it is just a charming little thing !
What happened to require the rebuild?
I'm aiming, though, to go even more minimalist. I'm hoping to configure a Sachs Madass 125 to serve as both a commuter and a tourer.