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The Wife

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Say hello to the Newbie!
« on: November 15, 2014, 12:27:55 AM »
Hello there!


I am the proud owner of my first RE...a 2008 bullet.  I honestly do not know if I have an iron barrel or not, so if I am in the wrong place, I would very much appreciate directions to the correct forum.

A special shout out thank you to 'lemming' who steered my initial road bike search on ADV to a RE, and then sent me a link here!







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Re: Say hello to the Newbie!
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2014, 12:50:49 AM »
Hi,
You have a nice white AVL Classic 500.
I would guess that is a fairly rare color on that model, because I haven't seen any others in white, so maybe there might not be many out there like that.
Looks to be in very nice original condition.

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Re: Say hello to the Newbie!
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2014, 01:32:15 AM »
Welcome,

an excellent choice, though the pained look on the dog's face suggests he'd have preferred you to get the earlier model.  ;D

Let us know how you get on with it, particularly if it struggles to keep up with that Moto Guzzi - improvements are possible.  :-X

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Re: Say hello to the Newbie!
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2014, 02:15:58 AM »
Congrats & Welcome to the Enfield Family. The forum is very helpful to all Enfield owners and can educate you on the bikes little idiosyncrasy's and traits. That's a very clean & nice looking bullet. I think the black dog approves, the tan is not sure yet. LOL :D

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Re: Say hello to the Newbie!
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2014, 02:26:17 AM »
welcome to the forum.
 ill bet you now have the coolest bike around. the moto guzzi is cool too. RE just has its own cool factor. ;D
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Re: Say hello to the Newbie!
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2014, 03:03:54 AM »
Welcome aboard. That probably is a rare color for an AVL. White was a very rare color for the Classic Bullet also, but yours is probably more rare. Cool! A re-post to the AVL section of this forum will get you in touch with the rest of the knowledgeable AVL members. Posting in the Classic section is OK also.

You will be talkin' up your beautiful Bullet to everybody on the planet.

Hope you aren't shy!  ;)

« Last Edit: November 15, 2014, 06:20:42 AM by Blltrdr »
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Re: Say hello to the Newbie!
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2014, 03:57:19 AM »
After blowing up the second photo, the engine looks like an iron barrel to me.

The cylinder head has two vertical rocker covers on it instead of the slanted covers found on an AVL.

Maybe a nice close up side view of the engine could be posted.  That would quickly answer what type of engine the bike has.

That's a great looking motorcycle.  I really like the white and gold. :)
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Re: Say hello to the Newbie!
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2014, 04:09:46 AM »
Its an AVL.  Notice the multiple bolts holding on the primary cover
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Re: Say hello to the Newbie!
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2014, 04:17:48 AM »

Right you are.
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Re: Say hello to the Newbie!
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2014, 05:57:59 AM »
I have the same RE , but in green.
2008 AVL Classic Bullet in British Racing Green
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Re: Say hello to the Newbie!
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2014, 04:11:06 PM »
Thank you to everyone for your help!  I have re-posted on the AVL forum, as it seems that is where I belong.

I am not sure how to delete a thread, or if I have the 'rights' to do so as a lowly new member...  But this one should probably ride into the wild blue sky!
Happy Riding!
« Last Edit: November 15, 2014, 04:19:19 PM by The Wife »

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Re: Say hello to the Newbie!
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2014, 01:20:54 PM »
Welcome aboard,
 That is very classy paint, pearl & gold isn't that common on any R/E that I've seen, brush up on yer R/E history as you're likely to attract many questions about your nimble, noble "scooter". Again, welcome & keep the "shiny side up".
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