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Author Topic: My thoughts on my Enfield  (Read 362 times)

The Old Coot

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My thoughts on my Enfield
« on: July 26, 2015, 07:44:29 pm »
I broke a 1,000 miles today and I was thinking about the bike and how I like/dislike it.

1st it's been a motorcycle nothing more BUT nothing less. Other than the bent exhaust flange and battery cable failure I have no beefs with it as far as reliability goes. Some people would be bent out of shape over those faults but I take things as they come. My KLR left me standing on the side of I-675 in the rain when the wiring rubbed through and the radiator fan on my Versys took a dump at 1 year and 1 month, of course it's a one year warranty and they want $450.00 for that dinky little fan...remember E-Bay/s your friend! I found one for $16.00. So a part that was replaced and a connector that failed and I had a replacement on hand...big deal. I find it the be a fine ride and every odd bike I buy someone has been telling me It'll be nothing but trouble and I should  buy a Honda or a H-D. I'd rather walk myself than be another sheep.

The Ride! Most defiantly old school. I bought it to putt around on and just plain have fun no saddlebags or tail trunk no rack to make runs to the store. I have bikes for that I wanted a toy. And that's what I have. A very fun toy...it's a good thing. I didn't want another "Working" bike I wanted an escape to simpler times in my life. It's a "Way Back Machine" I don't mind it shakes at all. it's warm vibration not a nasty 4 banger buzz that puts my hands to sleep. I don't feel I should be running 9/10 all the time I just putt along enjoying the day.

The one thing I do hate is the saddle. after 1/2 hour I'm hurting BUT I have plans for that.

Last but certainly not least. This board and the people on make it possible to deal with any problems I run into quickly ans painlessly. When the bike started to misfire on bumps I knew what was going on and rode strait home and pulled battery finding what I knew I would. Without having the group knowledge I'd been trouble shooting for a hour or two until I found it, and the AGM is ready for pick Monday.

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heloego

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Re: My thoughts on my Enfield
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2015, 09:34:23 pm »
SO glad you're lovin' the ride, bro!  ;D

Once you find the right seat your range will be dramatically extended!  ;)
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High On Octane

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Re: My thoughts on my Enfield
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2015, 10:24:50 pm »
SO glad you're lovin' the ride, bro!  ;D

Once you find the right seat your range will be dramatically extended!  ;)

Well, at least the factory seat works really well on drift trikes!  ;D  ;)

Glad you're enjoying the bike!  :)
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ToesNose

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Re: My thoughts on my Enfield
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2015, 10:03:37 am »
Well if the seat is your only real complaint, no worries, it is easily replaced with quite a few options  ;)
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Re: My thoughts on my Enfield
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2015, 10:58:04 am »
I have similar thoughts and I'm approaching 6k miles on my Conti.. also.. you were on I-675.. does that mean you're in the Atlanta area?

Assuming my EFI woes don't reappear I'm chalking that whole episode up to a "one in a thousand" chance of getting the one with the problem that could happen anywhere.
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The Old Coot

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Re: My thoughts on my Enfield
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2015, 11:06:43 am »
Nope, That is Dayton Oh, I live north of Springfield and was heading to the dealer in Kettering Oh.
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Re: My thoughts on my Enfield
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2015, 11:51:43 pm »
I still think my new 2015 model c5 seat has been changed slightly and not as good as seat to sit on as on my previous ride the  2014 tan c5 I had earlier
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Re: My thoughts on my Enfield
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2015, 08:18:19 pm »
Pretty much have to agree with you.  Easy starting, trouble free for 12000 miles.  I am a bit over 6ft so I had to move the seat up and back about 11/2 inches.  Taking part of the seat pan hump out also helped. Then a walmart atv pad and some foam made the seat pretty good.  Going slower seems to be more fun now that I am in my 70s.

barenekd

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Re: My thoughts on my Enfield
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2015, 06:23:36 pm »
The G5 had the best seat!
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Re: My thoughts on my Enfield
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2015, 10:20:17 pm »
Still trying to get to 600 miles but having a ton of fun.  Looking forward to the first 1000.
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