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wildbill

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on: August 01, 2018, 07:08:58 am
well its been almost 6 years since I ventured into enfields…….and still lookin.....LOL

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Reply #1 on: August 01, 2018, 07:54:13 am
All you had to do was get the G5 De-Luxe and you'd have got it right first time...  ;)
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Reply #2 on: August 01, 2018, 09:17:00 am
WillW
how right you are! one day I might have to use my second chance draw option...lol


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Reply #3 on: August 01, 2018, 11:52:56 am
I think you prefer breaking in much more than really riding your bike Bill ;)
Before;
Triumph T120- Norton Commando 5x
Triton T150V tripple- BMW R80
BMW R100RS- BMW R100S
BMW R80 G/S- BMW R80 GS
BMW R100 GS- BMW R80 GS Basic
BMW R100 CS- BMW R80 ST
BMW R NineT- Buell S2
Moto Guzzi V7 Sport- Moto Guzzi Le Mans 1 Ice Blue
Current;
Stealth Black C5 RE- BMW R100 Monolever 7 rock


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Reply #4 on: August 01, 2018, 11:55:44 am
B.t.w. No.7 is just gorgeous. You should have kept that one, you don't see them that often.
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Triumph T120- Norton Commando 5x
Triton T150V tripple- BMW R80
BMW R100RS- BMW R100S
BMW R80 G/S- BMW R80 GS
BMW R100 GS- BMW R80 GS Basic
BMW R100 CS- BMW R80 ST
BMW R NineT- Buell S2
Moto Guzzi V7 Sport- Moto Guzzi Le Mans 1 Ice Blue
Current;
Stealth Black C5 RE- BMW R100 Monolever 7 rock


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Reply #5 on: August 01, 2018, 01:51:22 pm
What, no iron barrel?
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Reply #6 on: August 01, 2018, 02:55:37 pm
You certainly are keeping the RE painters busy, Bill.  ;D  And they all look good to me.  I would hate to have to choose one model over another in that collection.  ;)
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Reply #7 on: August 02, 2018, 01:52:41 am
well they all had different characters. number 1 or my first bike was by far the very worst. I had handling problems right from the very start and the worst vibration than in any other bike.
it vibrated that bad after 15 miles I had to get off and answer my hands as they were ringing that bad ;D
amongst them there were 3 really good bikes. the tan c5- the b5 and the lagoon blue. the tan one I put the most klm on and I think I did roughly 10,000 klm and all 3 had very very little vibration.
two units actually shit themselves during faster than normal run -in periods. rider error or just plain carelessness there.
Pegasus is on a slow run-in and only done say 80 miles so can't comment on it.
what I have found is the later the year model ...the better the bikes. not so much to look at as very little had changed apart from front wheel- offside front forks gone and very early no kicker.
so not much visually but far better in the wiring like the under rear guard area - ecu box- headlight cavity and under the fuel tank.
i'd say from 2016 they started nailing it. plus I think what you buy now is even better in some areas.
not perfect though. I am having a bit of trouble with the indicator cancel switch and at times have to press it several times before it cancels.
might look at it later when the wife is not about :D if she she's me pulling stuff off ...I will get the smart comment- selling it are ya ;D



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Reply #8 on: August 02, 2018, 01:27:54 pm
Beautiful! I like em all. I had never seen a white one and that is quite sharp. I have the chrome/marroon model and do tend to favor the chrome ones. Interesting how the character of the bike changes so much just from changing the colors and adding accessories. Hope the new one is a good one.
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Reply #9 on: August 02, 2018, 01:51:39 pm
What, no iron barrel?

Yeah, that's what puzzles me. One might have thought he'd have given a nice old "iron belly" a whirl by now. Guess Wildy just likes that "new bike smell". Still, though he may be a baker's dozen into it, at least he'll soon be emerging from that deep UCE rut with one of those spanking new twins, and for that I rather envy him.
So badass my Enfield's actually illegal  in India. Yet it squeaks by here in Virginia.

 


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Reply #10 on: August 02, 2018, 03:13:30 pm
I have to say that I haven't had a single problem with my early 2011-build California-model black B5. It runs and handles well , vibration is minimal, nothing has had to be replaced (other than the battery, its wiring, the side-stand switch and of course the muffler) and not a single bolt has needed to be tightened during the past four years. One thing that I just noticed is that the recommended tire pressures stamped on the down-tube plate is 24 psi for the front tire and 32 psi for the rear tire, which is what I am using anyway. Slightly different than what the owner's manual says to use.  ???

I guess whomever assembled my bike knew what he was doing. Weren't the 2011 models built at the old crummy factory before they moved into the fancy new digs and hired the paint shop robot?
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