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Re: Royal Enfield

Postby windmill john » Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:41 pm

Fair play, CV always looks cool on his bike.
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Re: Royal Enfield

Postby CharlieVictor » Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:17 pm

Fair play, CV always looks cool on his bike.
Thanks John.
The other guys are just jealous of my natural style... [-(
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Re: Royal Enfield

Postby Memphis Twin » Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:19 pm

So; apart from being a slug, what was wrong with the Enfield? I quite like 'em!

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Re: Royal Enfield

Postby CharlieVictor » Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:19 pm

Seriously now, and to answer Ced, it's what I wrote earlier: 50s looks, 50s performance. To bimble around the town square is just not my cup of tea. But i can understand it appeals to some. Just not my thing.
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Re: Royal Enfield

Postby Memphis Twin » Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:27 pm

I couldn't be arsed spooling back that far! :)

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Re: Royal Enfield

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:05 am

Ced.

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Re: Royal Enfield

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:16 am

Tank Pinstriping:

https://youtu.be/nx0O5JagW-k

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Re: Royal Enfield

Postby windmill john » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:33 am

Same video Ced. Put the whisky down. I like the templates they use to position the badges etc, very simple idea.
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Re: Royal Enfield

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:39 am

Thanks John! :oops:
I've edited the link.
There is a lot of skill in that pinstriping!
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Re: Royal Enfield

Postby Lordmullin » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:55 pm

Nice link to the factory vid, thanks for that.
Now I can say, after 700 miles, that it's a lot smoother at 70, with good pick-up - but as someone has already said, it's not for motorways, this!
Any rattle and buzz has all but settled down now and it feels light & smooth.
Country roads, bit of an open straight occasionally, perfect:) It really tucks into bends and feels 'closer to the road' my previous bikes.
Anyhoo - glad this thread continued on after my departure, so to speak!
Cheers everyone.
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Re: Royal Enfield

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:09 pm

Thanks for the update Tim! :smile:
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Re: Royal Enfield

Postby Tony the Skin » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:48 pm

Spoke to a bloke at Slaidburn yesterday who has the 500. Reckons he has done less than 40 miles and is getting rid of it. A lot to be said for a test ride.
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Re: Royal Enfield

Postby george baker » Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:51 pm

Hi Tony
did you get any more info on it and why he is getting rid?

On the subject of test rides I see car companies giving 48 hour long ones so I suppose they reckon it takes that long to become comfortable with their latest offerings

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Re: Royal Enfield

Postby CharlieVictor » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:29 pm

Spoke to a bloke at Slaidburn yesterday who has the 500. Reckons he has done less than 40 miles and is getting rid of it. A lot to be said for a test ride.
When I returned to bikes in 2012 I had considered an Enfield Bullet 500, and was actually discouraged by the Burgundy dealer. He really insisted I test ride one before buying. =;
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Re: Royal Enfield

Postby CharlieVictor » Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:02 pm

It looked too much like his jacket :grin:
That too... =D>

Read further up, my previous comments on the Bullet. All in there.

And for those who still want to throw their money in an RE, Hitchcocks is THE place to go for parts and aftermarket accessories. Frankly, you'd get an RE just for the sake of ordering parts off their magnificent paper catalog !!

http://accessories.hitchcocksmotorcycles.com/Himalayan
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