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Author Topic: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?  (Read 163513 times)

wildbill

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2835 on: April 12, 2013, 01:00:12 AM »
gave the bike a quick burst to a gps indicated reading of 123 kph then backed off to a 100kph cruise. about 3 klm up along a straight stretch of road one of the local highway patrol car complete with flashing lights and the mobile radar unit  was booking a car.
a much slower trip back home with eyes peeled towards the rear view mirrors ;)
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The_Rigger

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2836 on: April 12, 2013, 04:10:28 AM »
Are you *SURE* you are ready to get back up on that horse ?

Whaddyamean by that?
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2837 on: April 12, 2013, 05:01:20 AM »
gave the bike a quick burst to a gps indicated reading of 123 kph then backed off to a 100kph cruise. about 3 klm up along a straight stretch of road one of the local highway patrol car complete with flashing lights and the mobile radar unit  was booking a car.
a much slower trip back home with eyes peeled towards the rear view mirrors ;)

God knows I know that feeling!    :o    Nothing gets the heart beating like a good dose of high speed fun immediately followed by cherries and berries that weren't intended for you.    ;)

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wildbill

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2838 on: April 12, 2013, 07:26:13 AM »
did a 220 kl total trip to wellington nsw to check out the river. looked good so might take the mx5 for a run in the next couple of days and see if i can park my ---  for a couple of hours and hopefully snag one of those golden perch ;D
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2839 on: April 12, 2013, 08:56:53 PM »
gave the bike a quick burst to a gps indicated reading of 123 kph then backed off to a 100kph cruise. about 3 klm up along a straight stretch of road one of the local highway patrol car complete with flashing lights and the mobile radar unit  was booking a car.
a much slower trip back home with eyes peeled towards the rear view mirrors ;)

What are the odds? Had similar experience yesterday: suddenly I notice flashberries in the rear: it's a motorcycle cop; then I see up front a cager stopped by a patrol car, the mc is in to share the experience. Heheh, I'm off, I'm good.
It's the Scarlet Pimpernel, you know.  ;D

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2840 on: April 17, 2013, 01:21:40 AM »
Got a rental car on my day off yesterday, drove the four hours home and visited Fiona at the repair shop.  Paid her deductable, received a nice fat buy-out check for her new tank, exhaust system, and battery box cover (when she was on her side last August, acid leaked out of the battery, and since she's been sitting for months on end waiting for parts, the corrision sat in while she was still in the shop).  I was informed that the new tank from Hitchcock's was delivered this afternoon, and will be installed this week, along with the new Motobatt AGM cell I dropped off (no more spilled acid, thank you very much).

So close to riding I can almost taste the bugs in my teeth...
-Dave
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Jack Leis

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2841 on: April 17, 2013, 01:47:09 AM »
So close to riding I can almost taste the bugs in my teeth...
   Like we used to say in the Marine Corps, GET SOME !
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 #2842 on: April 17, 2013, 02:31:45 AM »
So close to riding I can almost taste the bugs in my teeth...
   Like we used to say in the Marine Corps, GET SOME !

I hear you Jack!  I have my Thorspark electronic ignition  ordered and I can't wait for it to get here!  It's the final part in my restoration and has been loooonnnng anticipated.   :D

On a side note, I got a quote for my motorcycle insurance and it's only going to be $126 a year for full coverage.  I was pretty stoked about that.

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2843 on: April 17, 2013, 03:01:22 AM »
Yep Scottie, most the time these bikes are a cheap date compared to others.
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 #2844 on: April 17, 2013, 03:59:20 AM »
BARE, Quick--take some of the goodies off if the are good, before they take it away. someone would like the seat, fly screen, & goldie muffler. Me for one.  Thanks, Craig
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2845 on: April 17, 2013, 05:16:48 AM »
The sky was clear, so, I donned the leather and took a quick ride to visit my friendly dealer.  Got an up-close peak at a 2013 B5 as she was being loaded up by her new owner.

The silver paint & new badges look really nice.
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Jack Leis

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2846 on: April 17, 2013, 01:06:22 PM »
Checked the bikes vitals, gassed it up and just about out the door on a 5 day exploration of Death Valley and Beatty, Nevada. Life is good !
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 #2847 on: April 17, 2013, 01:43:13 PM »
Good luck Jack!  Have a safe and fun trip!

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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2848 on: April 17, 2013, 04:23:38 PM »
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BARE, Quick--take some of the goodies off if the are good, before they take it away. someone would like the seat, fly screen, & goldie muffler. Me for one.  Thanks, Craig

I would've loved to have taken some stuff off it, but I don't think they were going to let me do it. I wanted the fly screen, the EFI muffler was bent, the seat was ripped, although I wasn't concerned with that myself as it had a date to go into the upholstery shop for a new cover anyway. I wouldn't have minded getting the rearsets off it, too.
This is why I'm stuck waiting for the new Continental. It comes with all that stuff except the flyscreen!
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Re: What did you do to your Royal Enfield today?
« Reply #2849 on: April 17, 2013, 05:13:29 PM »
Kinda curious they didn't put a fly screen on the new Cafe.