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Author Topic: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?  (Read 179684 times)

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2010, 07:33:23 PM »
....but then again no one was watching either.

That is the story of my life, it's an epic kickstart  ;D
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2010, 07:54:54 PM »
Ice  -  go to your nearest R.E. dealership. Pick the one you like. Give the man your credit card(s).   Ride away.....  Hang the consequences - the pleasure and delight will significantly outweigh the rest.

RESISTANCE IS FUTILE.


I rode the crap out of it again today! C'mon Ice and join us :D


I will.  just a question of when.
I can break it better,,,,at night, in the rain, on the trail,, 20 miles from nowhere.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2010, 09:10:33 PM »
Good man, that's what I wanted to hear!
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2010, 12:49:26 PM »
Wished for a kick start C5!
Buy a G5.  They're shown with kick starters! ...--What do I plan to do with my lovely Iron Barrel tewdaye?  Yup, kick start it and ride to Helen Gone and back!   ;D
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2010, 07:04:12 PM »
Rode 260 miles back from north Devon having ridden there a few days ago. The usual story - terrific ride, no problems whatsoever. When I got back I checked the fuel consumption. I do so every fill up and have done since new. Average of 89mpg over 520 miles of mixed riding from 65-70 highway to 50-55 backroads. For this alone it's the best bike I ever had. Bike drew comments everytime I stopped and even got a thumbs up from a driver I was passing. Tomorrow I shall adjust the chain and then it'll be ready for my next long trip next weekend. Happy daze!  :)

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2010, 04:02:26 PM »
We are living parallel bike lives Clubman. I'm just now returned from North Cornwall coast. Set off early yesterday morning across Dartmoor, and then a convoluted route avoiding trunk roads. Cook-up and beers on the beach with old friends, then back home today by similar route. Round trip of 240 miles, steady between fiifty and sixty when possible on open roads, with a five mile burst at seventy along unavoidable dual carriageway. Bike did me proud as ever, with one short stop each way, but ran for hours without a hiccup. And like yours, much admired everywhere. Alas I dropped it on arrival at friends' house - stationary, foot slipped away from me on gravel slope and the bike went over.  :( Small dent in headlight surround, bit of a scrape on front brake lever, but the full saddlebag took the brunt. Dammit. I'll be buying that short exhaust to compensate .......  ;) Oh, and a new headlight surround of course.
« Last Edit: June 21, 2010, 04:05:02 PM by WillW »
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2010, 08:49:08 PM »


I will.  just a question of when.

I am sure you have yor reasons, and I would like to hear them. You know bullets more than I do, and would like your opinion over why you would choose the G5 over the C5.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2010, 09:30:01 AM »
I am sure you have yor reasons, and I would like to hear them. You know bullets more than I do, and would like your opinion over why you would choose the G5 over the C5.

Mate, the other fellows know Bullets far more than myself.
To answer the questions at hand
(a) A reversal of fortunes has forced some un palatable budgetary decisions for the time being.
(b) I do prefer a solo saddle but the dual seat of the G5 is far too practical for our purposes to say no.

I can break it better,,,,at night, in the rain, on the trail,, 20 miles from nowhere.

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"TIMEX", the '06 Iron Barrel Military that takes me everywhere I want to go... and some places I shouldn't.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #23 on: June 24, 2010, 10:35:57 PM »
Hello 1 Thump :

I may add something similar as Ice  -

I had seen beautiful pictures of C5.  I had gone to buy a C5 in my mind.  Once at the dealer guess what happened ? I did ride both.  But when I rode G5 and my son saw it had double seats (he could sit on it) and also that my dad had a similar looking Bullet 350 back home in India, G5 became more attractive.  It handles very well.  I would recommend G5 especially if you have wife or girl friend or want to take out a kid on it for short fun rides.  If you want to always ride solo then may be C5 - but don't let  anyone stop you from riding solo on G5  ;)
 
Mate, the other fellows know Bullets far more than myself.
To answer the questions at hand
(a) A reversal of fortunes has forced some un palatable budgetary decisions for the time being.
(b) I do prefer a solo saddle but the dual seat of the G5 is far too practical for our purposes to say no.
« Last Edit: June 24, 2010, 10:43:13 PM by singhg5 »
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #24 on: June 27, 2010, 12:49:48 PM »
Wished for the ability to add taller gearing!

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #25 on: March 22, 2011, 01:13:04 PM »
Thread ressurection?

Turned over 2,000 miles 6 weeks to the very day of pick-up  :)

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #26 on: March 22, 2011, 01:21:34 PM »
Keep racking them up, these bikes love to roll.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #27 on: March 22, 2011, 03:51:52 PM »
I turned 5000 miles not too far back and stripped off the tank knee pads yesterday.  Let's hope the weather is nice enough to commute this morning.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #28 on: March 22, 2011, 04:20:54 PM »
Thread ressurection?

Turned over 2,000 miles 6 weeks to the very day of pick-up  :)

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #29 on: March 23, 2011, 12:56:20 AM »
Stared at him in disbelief....I have PMS-Parked Motorcycle Syndrome
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