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Author Topic: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?  (Read 187874 times)

Ducati Scotty

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2610 on: January 19, 2013, 10:47:41 PM »
Total it, buy a $2000 Ninja 250 to hold you over, then sell it for the same $2000 when the CR gets here. 

You can get any number of bikes in good running condition for $2-3k and sell them for the same or mor come summer.  And a handy guy like you could probably find a beater for around $1k and have it running smooth as silk within a week for next to nothing.

Scott

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2611 on: January 19, 2013, 10:56:31 PM »
Not an entirely bad idea. I do kinda like those little Kwakkers!
I'll have to see what's out there. They aren't much for mileage though! You have to flog them pretty hard to go anywhere.
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2612 on: January 20, 2013, 01:25:03 AM »
Bare - I do hate to think of you being without a bike... who is Jack gonna ride with?!?  I hope the insurance deal works out to your best advantage!

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2613 on: January 20, 2013, 03:33:09 AM »
Bare - I do hate to think of you being without a bike... who is Jack gonna ride with?!?  I hope the insurance deal works out to your best advantage!

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Jack Leis

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2614 on: January 20, 2013, 04:44:23 AM »
Jacks been doing it solo, 150 miles today ! Going to go out and do it again on Tuesday to Borrego Springs. Gotta keep movin !
I would much rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow    Jack

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2615 on: January 20, 2013, 10:34:58 AM »
I'd offer to join you, Jack, but for you it would be like getting stuck babysitting the neighbor's little girl.  You'd spend your rides waiting - "where in the hell...??"

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2616 on: January 20, 2013, 01:01:58 PM »
Total it, buy a $2000 Ninja 250 to hold you over, then sell it for the same $2000 when the CR gets here. 

You can get any number of bikes in good running condition for $2-3k and sell them for the same or mor come summer.  And a handy guy like you could probably find a beater for around $1k and have it running smooth as silk within a week for next to nothing.

Scott
I'll second the 250 Ninja. Bought an 07 with 300 miles on it for $2100, put about 8000 miles on it and sold it a year and a half later for $1900 (to a 19 year old kid as his first bike, who worked for all of it, I was impressed!) Was still like new. I did an 1800 mile round trip loaded down w/tour bags on that thing up to the Indy MotoGP in 08. Motor spun over 10,000 rpm forever down the interstate. Really unbelievable motor. You can't kill 'em.  :)

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2617 on: January 20, 2013, 09:23:35 PM »
I'd offer to join you, Jack, but for you it would be like getting stuck babysitting the neighbor's little girl.  You'd spend your rides waiting - "where in the hell...??"
Mattsz, Id be honored to ride with you anytime  !
I would much rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow    Jack

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2618 on: January 20, 2013, 11:29:25 PM »
It's been a couple of decades, but, next time I ride the Silverwood lake -to- lake arrowhead road (valley of enchantment)  I'll check & see if Jack & Bare are free !
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2619 on: January 21, 2013, 12:40:50 AM »
Mattsz, Id be honored to ride with you anytime  !

Aww, shucks!

Don't tempt me!  I have a friend who has a place up in Arrow Bear, and a girlfriend down the hill in San Bernadino - not all that far, really, from your stomping grounds.  Of course, I'd only have to ride 3100 miles to get to him...

Ducati Scotty

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2620 on: January 21, 2013, 12:42:09 AM »
A little on the old style baby Ninja: http://www.subcompactculture.com/2012/10/quick-ride-2007-kawasaki-ninja-250.html?m=1

They gotta be getting cheaper.  There's the newer 250 and this year the 300.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2621 on: January 21, 2013, 07:08:42 PM »
Well, I did the deed today. I'm signing my baby over to the insurance company. They basically offered me a $900 buyback, but then I would have to screw with a Salvage title. So I decided to let it go and use what's left for a good down payment on a Cafe Racer. I will miss it!
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Jack Leis

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2622 on: January 21, 2013, 08:15:40 PM »
Better days are coming Bare. We'll be riding again before you know it !
I would much rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow    Jack

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2623 on: January 21, 2013, 08:31:00 PM »
Looking forward to riding with you guys again
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Jack Leis

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2624 on: January 21, 2013, 09:03:35 PM »
Looking forward to riding with you guys again
How about tomorrow ?
I would much rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow    Jack