I have found the only draw back to RE ownership is that everyone always wants to talk to you about the bike. It is sometimes hard to get away from gas stops with all the attention. The old-timers, in particular, really seem to like the bike. I never tire of listening to the stories of the "old days", those guys were really hard core with the bad roads, no rain-gear, and few gas stops.
Hey Dew,I'm a newbie,too. I'm having all kinds of fun learning how the new forum worksand reading about eveyone's ideas and their bikes. Sounds like you have a righteousride. I have a 2000 Deluxe with the Goldstar exhaust, K&N filter, and re-jetted carb.I put a lycette style solo seat on mine for that vintage look, and made a birdsplitter for the front fender. There are a couple of pictures of it in "Members Rides" Would love to see a picture of yours. There is a motorcycle resort/hangout near me, 29 Dreams, and when I ride out there all the Harley and cruiser riders come over and want to know where Ifound the antique bike. Bullets have a class all their ownRide Safe, Tex
Yeah, our bikes are chick magnets. Its just one of those things one has to live with.....Dew.
Still another Newby. I just purchased a 2003 RE Bullet. I have ridden for 45 years, just retiring from my Suzuki Bandit 1200S go fast machine. I want to slow down a bit and enjoy the scenery. I live in the South Bay area of Northern CA. We have lots of freeways (superslabs), and lots of twisties as well. I have been a long distance rider on my 1993 BMW K1100LT, am wondering how the Bullet does for distance and speed? I have noticed a few upgrading or at least changing to a larger counter. When I get a chance I'll out in some pics of my new steed.