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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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