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Author Topic: Rode the Enfields today Jan in Michigan  (Read 2057 times)

hondahog

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Rode the Enfields today Jan in Michigan
« on: January 07, 2008, 11:54:25 PM »
The temperature got up to almost 60 so I braved the 600 feet of muddy driveway and hit the pavement.  This is the first chance I have had to ride them (2005 military and 2007 bobbed lowered and chopped deluxe)  They both road very well.  A lot of fun to ride and handled very well.  The streets were wet and it was a little dirty but the bikes ran great.  The bobber has the shocks off and hard stays in its place and that one even had a pretty good ride to it.  Very fun for motorcycle riding in january.

Cheers!

Phil

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Re: Rode the Enfields today Jan in Michigan
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2008, 02:59:15 AM »
    Phil, do you have photos of your bikes in the Photo Gallery? If not, I'd like to see them.

    Jon in Puyallup, Wa. USA
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geichal

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Re: Rode the Enfields today Jan in Michigan
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2008, 04:09:12 AM »
Ditto...I'm chopping mine up and always looking for ideas.
Geichal

hondahog

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Re: Rode the Enfields today Jan in Michigan
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2008, 02:26:43 PM »
I am not sure how to post in the gallery I will post them here.  I didn't do the dhop work but it does go faster and doesn't ride much rougher than the military version.

This is the best picture of the chopped one here.  I will get some more and figure out how to post them in the gallery.

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jonapplegate

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Re: Rode the Enfields today Jan in Michigan
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2008, 04:18:26 PM »
was that on ebay recently? I swear I saw it, and for a very good price. 

hondahog

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Re: Rode the Enfields today Jan in Michigan
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2008, 09:37:35 PM »
yes it was on ebay.  He was local so I went and looked at it.  He had a sucker punch sally bobber and we sort of made a trade.  Both were cool bikes.  Picture of sps below. 

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Re: Rode the Enfields today Jan in Michigan
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2008, 09:58:28 PM »
HondaHog

I cleaned it up best I could!

If it ain't broke-------------------------- fix it 'till it is!

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Re: Rode the Enfields today Jan in Michigan
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2008, 07:24:11 PM »
HondaHog

I cleaned it up best I could!


It looked nice and shiny before cleanup!

hondahog

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Re: Rode the Enfields today Jan in Michigan
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2008, 08:09:48 PM »
Thanks lotusseven.  That looks nice.  It used to be clean like that before I rode it.  I have a couple of more pictures of it.  I need to get it outside in the daylight for a better picture.  or learn to use photoshop or some other photo cleanup program. 

That is an amazing difference from underexposed to nice and bright. 

:)

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Re: Rode the Enfields today Jan in Michigan
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2008, 06:07:43 AM »

It looks like the guy who sold you the bobber likes to put money into his bikes.  Said he had removed 35 pounds of weight as I recall.  Nice bike and I'll bet you got a great deal.   

By the way, wonder how much you lose in spattered mud protection by losing most of the fenders.  Maybe not much in back.  But maybe they don't have muddy roads where you live. Good luck with it.

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Re: Rode the Enfields today Jan in Michigan
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2008, 12:12:29 PM »
hondahog I  hope you got all the salt off your bike .I took a suzuki out one warm feb day and had a blast riding with a buddy on his interceptor. we got lots of thumbs ups from folks but a few days later the bike was verry corroded
 it never looked the same   
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