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Author Topic: pulling the trigger, Almost,  (Read 1792 times)


  • Bulleteer
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pulling the trigger, Almost,
« on: April 10, 2008, 09:40:31 am »

So I'm close to purchasing
a Bullet Sixty-5,-- 2006.

Who has one, how do ya
like it??

Price is not a lot in motorcycle
speak, but considering my
situation it is considerable.

Thanks for any comments on
the sixty-5.   It is a 0 mile machine.


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Re: pulling the trigger, Almost,
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2008, 10:17:44 am »
A 2006 Bullet Sixty-5 is the same as my 2006 Classic, the only difference really is the shape of the tank, fenders etc... I absolutely love mine. The 5-speed gearbox is smooth. The engine is time-tested and there are so many mods and parts it will make your head spin. Maintenance is not hard, I actually have fun with oil changes and tappet adjustments. There's a lot of complaints out there that these are maintenance nightmares. This is simply not true. I've adjusted my points once since I bought it a year ago, the tappets twice, and the chains once.

Stay off the highways.
Break it in EASY for the 1st 800 - 1,000 miles.


  • Grease Monkey
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Re: pulling the trigger, Almost,
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2008, 10:57:06 am »
O miles?  Buy it, snatch it up!! I have a Sixty-5 model I purchased in Sept. of '04, (the first year for the Sixty-5), and have 14K mostly trouble free miles on it.  Adjusted tappets a couple of times, haven't touched the timing, it runs great.  Changed drive chain somewhere around 10K, put new tires on last Sept, aand am getting readyto install the disc front brake. 
The Sixty-5 (as I understand it), is no longer being produced, although it was all about a different look anyway. That, and the fact that it was the bread that introduced the 5 speed gearbox sandwich.  A very nice improvement indeed!
I wouldn't hesitate to buy another iron jugged Enfield,  but for the fact that you can only ride one at a time. 
DeeJay is correct,  nurse the break-in, massage it gently for at least 1500 miles. Don't rejet it, put any performance mods on until you are satisfied with the break-in.
Ride it inthe early morning or evening, kkep it cool and vary the throttle always. 
You will be miles ahead in the long run.
Good luck and have fun.  Keep us posted.


Chuck D

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Re: pulling the trigger, Almost,
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2008, 01:54:20 pm »
Ditto what these guys just said. I'm a first owner (first bike actually) of a '06 sixty-5. I only have 125 miles so far. The bike is ridiculously easy to ride even for a beginner. And also a joy just to look at. Jump all over it. You won't be sorry.  Chuck.
Ace "Fireball"#10 (Beefy the Bullet to her friends.)
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Re: pulling the trigger, Almost,
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2008, 03:01:24 pm »
I have an '06 Sixty-5 with close to 2000 miles on it.  I love the looks, handling, ergonomics and ease of the controls.

It's bone stock and plans to remain that way.  I just added a sidestand.

For those without one and wanting one - I'd snatch them up in a heartbeat.
Diagonally parked in a parallel universe.

Fortiter Et Fideliter


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Re: pulling the trigger, Almost,
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2008, 08:38:45 pm »
I've got a 2000 military, and I agree with the general opinion... these are awesomely fun bikes to ride and heads turn everywhere. I also agree with deejay, maintenance is easy and straightforward and anybody willing to get their hands dirty can do it. I have rebuilt the head and the electrics on my bike and it's been the easiest machine to work on I've ever owned, of any kind. And fun!

Only one caveat... these aren't Jap bikes where all you have to do is an oil change every 100,000 miles. Take care of them and they will perform beautifully. Neglect them, and eventually you will pay a price. If you haven't owned a motorcycle before, understand that ALL motorcycles require more maintenance than cars.


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Re: pulling the trigger, Almost,
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2008, 08:33:06 am »
Ditto on all the coments on parts, break in, maintainance, and mostly the fun. I have several bikes that I plan on selling, but the iron head Bullet isn't one of them. It will be my smallest bike, but delivers more fun than the rest put together. You won't regret your purchase, unless you are into riding on the back wheel only.   Hutch
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