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on: September 07, 2018, 03:28:56 pm
Okay Guys, what Royal Enfield Brand products/accessories would you like to see a review of? I am going to be making a few video reviews of Products and accessories for royal Enfield and would like some input. Crash/Engine guards, saddle bags, etc. What do you guys think?
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Reply #1 on: September 07, 2018, 08:37:10 pm
well it appears a few have looked at your thread and have no ideas SO this is how I would handle this situation.
don't worry too much about enfield products...LOL and go for the big stuff.
you have made progress with the dealers on your ride. those dealers sell various bikes.
again if it was me i'd go back to those dealers and ask can I review their various floor stock bikes from the Vespas to the HD range -riding gear to helmets. that is your new target - motorcycle blogger and test rider ;) those shops were fully loaded with goodies and it appears you got on well with them - your in the door and I bet you pick up quite a few more subs to your channel
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Reply #2 on: September 09, 2018, 03:13:20 pm
well it appears a few have looked at your thread and have no ideas SO this is how I would handle this situation.
don't worry too much about enfield products...LOL and go for the big stuff.
you have made progress with the dealers on your ride. those dealers sell various bikes.
again if it was me i'd go back to those dealers and ask can I review their various floor stock bikes from the Vespas to the HD range -riding gear to helmets. that is your new target - motorcycle blogger and test rider ;) those shops were fully loaded with goodies and it appears you got on well with them - your in the door and I bet you pick up quite a few more subs to your channel

I have indeed thought of going this route. I still may. I am currently waiting to hear back on an opportunity in the works. If this opportunity falls through, or my content goes stagnant I might go with it. As for now I have a few ideas cooking, such as: 1. Tech tip Tuesday. Every Tuesday I post a video of a tech/maintenance tip. 2. As mentioned before, reviews of accessories, etc. 3. Live line Fridays. I go live to answer questions and give advice on issues with Royal Enfield and once a month go live on location at a local dealership with the head technician being the guest to help answer question. These among others. Ideas? Comments? Concerns? Insight?
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Reply #3 on: September 09, 2018, 07:30:43 pm
those ideas you have appear good if you want to get that involved in it. you could line up a members bike-or you could not LOL and do a live ejk or power commander v review. naturally not every-one likes cameras - I don't but I don't mind using them...LOL or a trial on a K&N filter -with and without. best chain for an Enfield etc  or can I swap my bars! better halogen headlight bulb or enfield with hagon shocks v stock standard. plenty of material to test out plus all the dealers goodies too. all the best on the venture
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Reply #4 on: September 14, 2018, 04:34:20 am
Alright guys, after many hours of hard work and a bit of negotiation, I have picked up a few YouTube sponsors. Trip Machine will be sending a product for us to take a look at and review. A few other companies (To be announced) have also agreed to partner as well. We are very fortunate to be able to pick up PR mailings this early on guys. Lets make it count. I look forward to testing and reviewing these companies' merchandise for you all. Thank you.
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Reply #5 on: September 14, 2018, 06:39:23 am
That's pretty cool.  8) Trip machine makes good quality products, so that's a great start!Looking forward to your reviews! :)
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Reply #6 on: September 14, 2018, 07:53:55 am
That's pretty cool.  8) Trip machine makes good quality products, so that's a great start!Looking forward to your reviews! :)
From what I can tell They make really good quality stuff. I'm excited to get the package.
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Reply #7 on: September 14, 2018, 01:59:49 pm
I just sealed the deal with a gentleman who makes custom leather Saddle bags at very affordable prices. Here are some sneak peeks.
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Reply #8 on: September 18, 2018, 05:23:33 am
WOW. Just wow. We passed 1,000 subscribers yesterday on my YouTube channel guys. Thank you, it really means a lot.
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Reply #9 on: September 19, 2018, 03:05:36 pm
Saddle bag review is uploading right now.
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Reply #10 on: September 20, 2018, 05:01:20 am
Check out these saddle bags Guys, They are amazing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5y6nj6yeaDo
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Reply #11 on: September 20, 2018, 07:54:44 pm
Nice bags and Nice presentation! :) Appears to be full grain leather, everything is double-stitchedfor durability.A weak point could be the rivets, but I couldn't get a good look at them in your video.

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Reply #12 on: September 21, 2018, 04:44:03 am
Nice bags and Nice presentation! :) Appears to be full grain leather, everything is double-stitchedfor durability.A weak point could be the rivets, but I couldn't get a good look at them in your video.
Thanks. The rivets seem pretty stout, going through the leather as well as that fantastically thick canvas with large backs. They should hold up nicely. I can say that I went to the local Grocers and loaded them with eats. One hold a small turkey breast, a pork roast, a bag of wild rice and a few canned goods. While the other hauled 2 six packs of Pabst Blue Ribbon and a 5th of Johnny Walker for the month.
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Reply #13 on: October 04, 2018, 08:01:11 am
Could a $60 helmet be a quality choice? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrUDiW0wtI4
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Reply #14 on: October 10, 2018, 02:48:03 pm
A custom fit American Made leather jacket at an affordable price?? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzP1xuGqnh8
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Reply #15 on: October 11, 2018, 05:11:54 am
Worst Product I have received yet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tS8HzZxfa8
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Reply #16 on: October 11, 2018, 07:56:38 am
Ah, what a shame.

Did you let the company know, and offer them a chance to redeem themselves?


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Reply #17 on: October 11, 2018, 08:39:50 am
Honest reviews are are worth gold! Thanks, M4B!
I'd considered the same risers for my Electra, but now.... >:( Agreed that the QC should have caught the issue right off, and sand cast aluminum that light is definitely a safety issue!

The Leather Collection, on the other hand, rivals or beats what I've looked at at LeatherUp. Nice collection, and based on your review, good quality. I'd just like to know what kind of leather was used in your jacket. Goat, Lamb, Deer, Bison, Cow?
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Reply #18 on: October 11, 2018, 09:16:47 am
Honest reviews are are worth gold! Thanks, M4B!
The Leather Collection, on the other hand, rivals or beats what I've looked at at LeatherUp. Nice collection, and based on your review, good quality. I'd just like to know what kind of leather was used in your jacket. Goat,
 Lamb, Deer, Bison, Cow?

You are very welcome. As for the exact leather, I left a voice mail for Jack and will let you know when I hear back from him. The quality is superb!!
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Reply #19 on: October 11, 2018, 09:17:39 am
Is that jacket really made in the USA?  I can't sort out where the company is based from their website, but the writing style suggests a certain "international flair"...


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Reply #20 on: October 11, 2018, 09:20:04 am
Is that jacket really made in the USA?  I can't sort out where the company is based from their website, but the writing style suggests a certain "international flair"...
    It came to me addressed from Chicago Illinois.
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Reply #21 on: October 11, 2018, 12:59:13 pm
The Leather Collection, on the other hand, rivals or beats what I've looked at at LeatherUp. Nice collection, and based on your review, good quality. I'd just like to know what kind of leather was used in your jacket. Goat, Lamb, Deer, Bison, Cow?

    Okay, heard back from Jack. The jacket in the video is lamb skin "moderate" thickness. He said that it can be customized at customer's request.
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Reply #22 on: October 11, 2018, 08:21:30 pm
Bmadd34,

Thank you for the review, had just placed them in my shopping cart prior to ordering, you saved me some dollars.

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Reply #23 on: October 12, 2018, 10:46:32 am
Bmadd34,

Thank you for the review, had just placed them in my shopping cart prior to ordering, you saved me some dollars.

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    More than welcome Grant.
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Reply #25 on: October 12, 2018, 06:25:19 pm
   The link didn't work for me.
   Do you have to be logged on to Amazon for it to work?
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Reply #26 on: October 12, 2018, 06:46:00 pm
   The link didn't work for me.
   Do you have to be logged on to Amazon for it to work?
I'll have to get back in touch with him. It seems to be broken. My apologies.
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Reply #27 on: October 24, 2018, 06:52:42 pm
Royal Enfield North America sent me a PR package with merchandise for a video. They also sent items that are not available ANYWHERE (V.I.P. Gift Items I was told). As it would be kind of pointless to review them in the
video (Uploading now), I thought I would show them to you guys here. This is a bottle opener/Magnet in a nice presentation case.
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Reply #28 on: October 24, 2018, 06:57:04 pm
Another.
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Reply #29 on: October 24, 2018, 07:01:44 pm
And one more.
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Reply #30 on: October 24, 2018, 07:11:54 pm
This is a steel coffee mug.
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Reply #31 on: October 24, 2018, 07:20:48 pm
This is a travel/hygiene bag that was given out at the 650 Twin release party. WOW.
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Reply #32 on: October 24, 2018, 07:55:15 pm
Another....
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Reply #33 on: October 24, 2018, 07:56:44 pm
This is a steel coffee mug.

Superb design, but poor execution. The carabiner clip that is its handle is VERY weakly attached to the mug by a too-lightly spot-welded hinge tab. Mine's made of some sort of nice enough aluminum, but didn't even last the weekend up at the RE/Triumph National Rallies in Oley, PA this summer, and it wasn't like I was using it to pan gold with...
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So badass my Enfield's actually illegal  in India.


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Reply #34 on: October 24, 2018, 08:02:02 pm
Another one....
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Reply #35 on: October 24, 2018, 08:09:10 pm
And one more....
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Reply #36 on: October 24, 2018, 08:11:15 pm
I thought you guys might enjoy seeing these treasures.
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Reply #37 on: October 25, 2018, 08:06:56 am
This is a steel coffee mug.

Some years ago I bought a Triumph-brand "stainless steel" coffee mug similar to that one you received from RE. One day while I was drinking my instant coffee, the handle just detached from the mug and dropped hot "coffee" into my lap.   :o   I really wanted to join the McDonald's lawsuit to pay for washing my pants but I couldn't find enough owners of the Triumph coffee mug to join me in a class-action court action.   :'(
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Reply #38 on: October 25, 2018, 11:40:54 am
Well, I do not plan to use these items. They are in my collection/display.
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Reply #39 on: October 25, 2018, 03:11:54 pm
Great accessories from Royal Enfield North America https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KnAv3Jb_f0
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Reply #40 on: November 07, 2018, 07:48:59 pm
Preview of an upcoming review.
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Reply #41 on: November 07, 2018, 07:54:55 pm
Another view. The first Member to guess the make/model these bars are for will receive an RE goodie Packet.
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Reply #42 on: November 07, 2018, 08:01:35 pm
Last image, and a clue. It is a Royal Enfield in disguise....
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Reply #43 on: November 08, 2018, 09:11:33 am
Is it Thunderbird model Handel bar also named as Rumbler in few places


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Reply #44 on: November 08, 2018, 10:34:33 am
Is it Thunderbird model Handel bar also named as Rumbler in few places

Nice guess, but no. This is going to be a good one.
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Reply #45 on: November 08, 2018, 11:50:01 am
If you're not going to have legal pilot colors, then go with Red and Green like I did. :)
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Reply #46 on: November 08, 2018, 12:52:12 pm
If you're not going to have legal pilot colors, then go with Red and Green like I did. :)

But it's not Christmas yet....  ;)
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Reply #47 on: November 08, 2018, 12:59:37 pm
An enfield in disguise sounds like an old Indian... ::)
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Reply #48 on: November 08, 2018, 01:31:54 pm
If you're not going to have legal pilot colors, then go with Red and Green like I did. :)

Port red and starboard green...very shipshape indeed. Me like.
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Reply #49 on: November 08, 2018, 01:52:32 pm
An enfield in disguise sounds like an old Indian... ::)

Ahhhh, We have a winner! Yes, Sir! From 1955 into 1959 Enfield made pretty much ALL the motorcycles for Indian. PM me to set up shipment of your prize.
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Reply #50 on: November 08, 2018, 06:11:06 pm
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Reply #51 on: November 08, 2018, 10:53:31 pm
Woo hoo! Thanks for the goody packet, can't wait to see what's inside!  I don't know a lot about the old Enfield/Indians, but I do think they're pretty cool! Here's one of my favorites;
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Reply #52 on: November 10, 2018, 05:00:27 am
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Reply #53 on: November 10, 2018, 05:12:54 am
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Reply #54 on: November 10, 2018, 07:03:03 am
Woo hoo! Thanks for the goody packet, can't wait to see what's inside!  I don't know a lot about the old Enfield/Indians, but I do think they're pretty cool! Here's one of my favorites;

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Reply #55 on: November 11, 2018, 04:32:08 am
think I read somewhere it's the crank position sensor.


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Reply #56 on: November 11, 2018, 07:40:39 pm
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Reply #57 on: November 11, 2018, 10:05:12 pm
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Reply #58 on: November 12, 2018, 04:19:26 am
An easy way to toss a couple-few nickels into the Maddman's tool pouch would be to just click this from time to time. Better yet, why not just bookmark it?:


That'll just play ALL his videos one right after the next. Hell, even if you've already seen them all, like me, just click it and go play a couple of rounders of naked croquet, or whatever the hell you kids get up to nowadays.

    Thank you Bill. Everyone knows that pets LOVE the sound of my voice, especially while you're at work. Or the Market. Or just away. What's that you say? You don't have a Pet for me to keep entertained? Ghosts need entertainment too. Maybe you have a mouse.... They HATE the sound of my voice. Ask yourself; Do you want mice to take over your Home? Best to Ward them off by playing my videos.
    And Bill, Naked Croquet can be ivigorating in these temperatures. Seriosly though, thanks guys We are at 3,117 view hours, Only 883 to go.
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Reply #59 on: November 12, 2018, 10:36:11 am

[...Snip!]  And Bill, Naked Croquet can be invigorating in these temperatures. Seriously though, thanks guys We are at 3,117 view hours, Only 883 to go. [Snip!...]


In sooth, it's awful nippy,
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Reply #60 on: November 13, 2018, 04:37:01 am
We are well on our way Guys, 3,137. Only 863 to go.
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Reply #61 on: November 15, 2018, 04:40:49 am
Update: We are at 3,163 view hours. Only 837 to go. We can do this Guys. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?index=1&list=UUCG0twt5uiNrFBnXgCd-tPQ&playnext=1
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Reply #62 on: November 15, 2018, 07:02:52 am
Excellent review and video Bmadd! Great job!
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Reply #63 on: November 17, 2018, 07:40:21 am
These have to be the most comfortable handlebars for the Classic 500 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_FdhTxyl_k
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Reply #64 on: November 18, 2018, 02:40:46 am
Another great review, Is the master cylinder as angled as it looks in the film? just wondering on how much leeway there is for level as the brake pads wear
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Reply #65 on: November 18, 2018, 04:50:51 am
Another great review, Is the master cylinder as angled as it looks in the film? just wondering on how much leeway there is for level as the brake pads wear

The angle really isn't that awkward. I put the bike on it's side stand, turned the handlebars to the left (completely level), and top off. Done.
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Reply #66 on: November 18, 2018, 04:57:52 am
We are now at 3,200 view hours, only 800 more to go.
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Reply #67 on: November 20, 2018, 05:22:14 am
Current count is 3,230. Only 770 more to go!!
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Reply #68 on: November 21, 2018, 05:51:03 pm
Barend mirrors for the retro handlebars. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQCfDOegF8U
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Reply #69 on: November 21, 2018, 08:15:34 pm
These are copies of the Napoleons (Japanese copies of the British Stadiums) I had on my last four bikes. I might try these next time.


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Reply #70 on: November 21, 2018, 08:42:04 pm
These are copies of the Napoleons (Japanese copies of the British Stadiums) I had on my last four bikes. I might try these next time.

 I really like the look they give.
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Reply #71 on: November 21, 2018, 09:43:45 pm
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Reply #72 on: November 23, 2018, 05:52:31 pm
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Reply #73 on: November 26, 2018, 04:15:18 am
Update: We are at 3,290 view hours, only 710 to Guys.
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Reply #74 on: November 29, 2018, 04:15:51 am
3,352 Guys, 648 to go.
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Reply #75 on: November 30, 2018, 04:13:09 am
These have to be the best Cleaning/polishing products I have ever used https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klXFscdNzkw
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Reply #76 on: December 03, 2018, 05:55:34 pm
Here is a link to the Cycle To Go Kit I was using in the video, https://www.flitz.com/motorcycle-2go-clean-polish-wax-kit/?aff=9 . This is an affiliate link, so every purchase does help. Thanks Guys.
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Reply #77 on: December 03, 2018, 09:26:05 pm
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Reply #78 on: December 05, 2018, 04:31:05 am
We are almost there. 3,551 view hours so far, only 449 to go. We can do it! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?index=1&list=UUCG0twt5uiNrFBnXgCd-tPQ&playnext=1
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Reply #79 on: December 05, 2018, 08:51:17 pm
A smart battery charger/maintainer at a great price. Don't let the cold Winter weather leave you with a dead battery by Spring https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUze3B7JgvM
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Reply #80 on: December 08, 2018, 11:02:35 pm
3,600 view hours down, only 400 to go!!
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Reply #81 on: December 11, 2018, 07:07:55 am
We are at 3,728 view hours!! Only 272 to go, you can do this Guys!! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCG0twt5uiNrFBnXgCd-tPQ
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Reply #82 on: December 11, 2018, 03:50:02 pm
Excellent bolt on pillion for the Classic 500 from LowBrow Customs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSv5UVSWkvE
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Reply #83 on: December 14, 2018, 04:36:35 am
We are almost there everyone! 3,774 view hours down 226 to go!! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCG0twt5uiNrFBnXgCd-tPQ
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Reply #84 on: December 17, 2018, 06:38:03 am
 :) 3,803 view hours Guys. Only 197 more!!
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Reply #85 on: December 18, 2018, 07:26:27 am
Performance air filter and hand pump from my friends at Baxter Cycle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIUmsx36yT0
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Reply #86 on: December 21, 2018, 02:29:25 pm
I was misinformed about the cut off date for YouTube. It is actually Jan. 18th which means we are almost there. We are now at 3,876 view hours!! That is amazing. We only need 124 more hours. You can do it Guys, I know you can.
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Reply #87 on: December 23, 2018, 07:21:00 pm
A slash cut silencer on my C5? Is it too loud? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxftgjIw30g
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Reply #88 on: December 24, 2018, 04:24:23 am
A slash cut silencer on my C5? Is it too loud? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxftgjIw30g

Glad you did the ride by as static it sounded a bit 'hollow', but wow it is loud! you'll certainly be heard....
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Reply #89 on: December 24, 2018, 05:49:29 am
Glad you did the ride by as static it sounded a bit 'hollow', but wow it is loud! you'll certainly be heard....

    I thought so to, lol. I can say it is a bit of fun to blip the throttle at stops and watch people almost crap their pants, lol.
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Reply #90 on: December 26, 2018, 10:40:50 am
At this incredible rate, we are going to hit the goal. We are now at 3,958, only 42 to go Guys. WOW!!
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Reply #91 on: December 26, 2018, 05:21:43 pm
just in case you missed my reply on the tube ;)

how about you do a full length cutaway of the standard factory exhaust and show how restrictive it really is. plus once it has been removed the added power benefits. that should get a few hits

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Reply #92 on: December 29, 2018, 03:41:20 am
just in case you missed my reply on the tube ;)

how about you do a full length cutaway of the standard factory exhaust and show how restrictive it really is. plus once it has been removed the added power benefits. that should get a few hits

    I'm working on a way to edit it like that.
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Reply #93 on: December 29, 2018, 03:56:39 am
Okay everybody, I have some exciting news. We are at 3,994 view hours, which means we only need 6 more to hit that magic number. When you break down 4,000 view hours into days, it equals out to around 5 months of
view time; WOW!! You guys are amazing!! I have the best subscriber family out there. Thank you all for you continued support and for all the helpful input. I have much more content to come, including a product sponsorship
from Carberry. Yes, Carberry is sending a vibration reduction plate for me to review for you Guys. That should be very interesting. Also, 4 other products that are too cool to mention yet. In the up coming year, after being
partnered/monetized, I am hoping to be able to do really great giveaways, review and test really cool stuff for you Guys and hopefully get some killer editing software to make my content a bit more palatable, lol. Thanks
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Reply #94 on: December 29, 2018, 05:15:32 pm
great ! keep them coming. my 7 year old grandson wants to start up a youtube channel. today I plan to go out and buy him a camera to stuff about with.
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Reply #95 on: December 29, 2018, 07:14:46 pm
just picked up the camera. I will let you know if its a good camera for blogging. might be a perfect camera for your venture

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Reply #96 on: December 29, 2018, 10:02:30 pm
just picked up the camera. I will let you know if its a good camera for blogging. might be a perfect camera for your venture



    Neat looking creature, let me know how it turns out.
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Reply #97 on: December 30, 2018, 12:46:08 pm
We made the goal and them some Guys!! Channel is under review and will receive a decision soon. Thank you.  ;D
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Reply #98 on: December 30, 2018, 07:52:36 pm
Great! So that means I can come in off the Croquet Pitch and put on some duds, right? 'Cause it was getting a bit nippy out there.
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Reply #99 on: December 30, 2018, 08:29:58 pm
Congrats, Bmadd!  8)
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Reply #100 on: December 30, 2018, 08:54:10 pm
Great! So that means I can come in off the Croquet Pitch and put on some duds, right? 'Cause it was getting a bit nippy out there.

    Absolutely. I'm sure the neighbors will be pleased, lol.
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Reply #101 on: December 30, 2018, 08:55:38 pm
Congrats, Bmadd!  8)

    Thank you kindly, Sir.
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Reply #102 on: December 30, 2018, 09:23:34 pm
WRT Osmo Pocket, fascinating device.  It appears DJI the drone maker made a handheld version of their 3-axis mechanically-stabilized (gimbal mount) camera including smartphone remote control (Mimo app).  128GB is will go by quickly.  And you will some TB externally connected to the "video" computer in your future. :)
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Reply #103 on: December 30, 2018, 09:34:42 pm
WRT Osmo Pocket, fascinating device.  It appears DJI the drone maker made a handheld version of their 3-axis mechanically-stabilized (gimbal mount) camera including smartphone remote control (Mimo app).  128GB is will go by quickly.  And you will some TB externally connected to the "video" computer in your future. :)
    Sounds very interesting Bert.
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Reply #104 on: December 31, 2018, 10:15:23 pm
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Reply #105 on: January 01, 2019, 11:23:08 am
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Reply #106 on: January 01, 2019, 11:32:18 am
Just a quick question, How many of the members here have beards? Also, how many use beard products to keep their facial hair tamed/tangle free on rides?
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Reply #107 on: January 01, 2019, 01:45:53 pm
Just a quick question, How many of the members here have beards? Also, how many use beard products to keep their facial hair tamed/tangle free on rides?

      I've had a beard since I was discharged in 1967 and my last hair cut anywhere near a barber shop was in that year also. I don't put anything on it. They get trimmed by me ripping a comb through it when I get home.

     Are you going to start a hair and beard thread now?  :) :)  ??? ???
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Reply #108 on: January 01, 2019, 04:13:40 pm

     Are you going to start a hair and beard thread now?  :) :)  ??? ???

    Not exactly, lol. Just curious how many of us have beards is all.
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Reply #109 on: January 01, 2019, 04:44:25 pm
Got a Goatee. Van Dyke. Couldn't have any facial hair other than a 'stache due to company policy, but now? Just because I can.
Don't put anything on it. Just a daily trim and shave the rest of the face.
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Reply #110 on: January 01, 2019, 05:54:22 pm
Much like the comments I've gotten here, I never really put anything in my facial hair either. That is, until I received a package. This package was from a really cool company that makes products and accessories specifically for your "Man Mane". I have been using the products they sent for going on a week now and I can say that I have "seen the light" so to speak. For example, I went for a ride today, as it was a toasty 72F and after stopping I ran my comb through my beard with nary a tangle. My mustache was still in place and it has a really good scent to boot. My wife likes how soft it has become and all together, I really like it. I will be reviewing the stuff in an upcoming video after testing for a while longer to let you Guys know what a jewel I have found.
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Reply #111 on: January 02, 2019, 03:33:23 am
Grew a beard at 24 to look older as no one believed it was MY photography business! Kept it through 2 marriages and then when dating two women - one liked it & one didn't - compromise on a goatee 😛 and then met the love of my life, amazing women who doesn't like beards, so after 30yrs GONE 😀


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Reply #112 on: January 02, 2019, 07:34:37 am
The Goatee or the missus?  ;)
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Reply #113 on: January 02, 2019, 07:57:56 pm
If I've got a beard nowadays it just means I'm retired, and scrupulous personal hygiene's kinda gone out the window for a week or three. An optional T-Shirt last laundered maybe  during the Obama Administration often rounds out the whole "Insane Homeless Guy" ensemble. It requires remarkably little in the way of ointments, balms or salves.


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Reply #114 on: January 02, 2019, 08:56:08 pm
If I've got a beard nowadays it just means I'm retired, and scrupulous personal hygiene's kinda gone out the window for a week or three. An optional T-Shirt last laundered maybe  during the Obama Administration often rounds out the whole "Insane Homeless Guy" ensemble. It requires remarkably little in the way ointments, balms or salves.

    Easy now, I resemble that statement, lol.
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Reply #115 on: January 03, 2019, 04:45:28 pm
This has to be one of the best, affordable anti theft devices on the market https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rbg5CiA78fE
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Reply #116 on: January 03, 2019, 09:56:16 pm
This has to be one of the best, affordable anti theft devices on the market https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rbg5CiA78fE

Thanks again, Maddman. You're the best! By the way, they come in different colors. And if you get the RED one on Amazon, for some reason it's currently only $49.99 (nearly half price) with free shipping on Prime. Damned straight I got one! You can grab yours so nobody will grab yours right here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0152TV2VY.

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Reply #117 on: January 04, 2019, 01:55:23 am
It's the Beard that's gone 😀
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Reply #118 on: January 04, 2019, 04:11:25 am
Thanks again, Maddman. You're the best! By the way, they come in different colors. And if you get the RED one on Amazon, for some reason it's currently only $49.99 (nearly half price) with free shipping on Prime. Damned straight I got one! You can grab yours so nobody will grab yours right here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0152TV2VY.


    Good looking out Bilgemaster, that's a good deal.
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Reply #119 on: January 06, 2019, 03:19:16 am
Looks good, but I think I'll wait until the Lockpicking Lawyer has had a play with it before deciding if I want one or not.

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Reply #120 on: January 06, 2019, 08:34:29 am
Looks good, but I think I'll wait until the Lockpicking Lawyer has had a play with it before deciding if I want one or not.

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Well, carry on. And let's hope your ride doesn't go all "swaggy" whilst you await that amicus brief from your legal team. Mine has already arrived, and I've little doubt its simple vivid appearance on my handlebars would deter most bike thieves, at least encouraging them to move on to easier prey like yours. Even if its lock were the same as that found on a McDonalds Happy Meal 'Pirates of the Caribbean' toy treasure chest, it would still do that job. As it happens though, its key seems pretty gnarly: double-cut with what looks like some kind of center punch-out, too. I doubt the pair of "Ghettards" witnessed taking a brick to the dash of my Zuendapp Bella scooter in a DC back alley would be up to finessing it. Whether it might confound roving solicitors with precision tools or even renegade chartered accountants with cordless grinders remains yet unknown.
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Reply #121 on: January 06, 2019, 09:17:38 am
I already use an Oxford Boss alarmed disc lock, so I don't leave the bike unprotected, although there is always something better perhaps? I would not want to replace that with something which was inferior.
From what I've seen on LPL's youtube channel, manufacturers claims are sometimes less than accurate.
For instance, over here there is a much acclaimed [by the manufacturer] cycle lock called the Litelok. There are videos on youtube showing how difficult [if not impossible] it is to pick, break or cut.
LPL cut through one in around 15 seconds.
The majority of thieves over here will not usually bother to pick a lock unless they know that it is very simple to pick, they rather go for a physical attack - bolt cutters, hacksaws and even angle grinders.

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Reply #122 on: January 06, 2019, 11:50:34 am
Here's your competition at work.
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Reply #123 on: January 06, 2019, 12:11:55 pm
That's the problem, if a pro thief wants it, they'll probably get it.
You can only really defend against opportunists.

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Reply #124 on: January 06, 2019, 03:32:37 pm
Well, carry on. And let's hope your ride doesn't go all "swaggy" whilst you await that amicus brief from your legal team. Mine has already arrived, and I've little doubt its simple vivid appearance on my handlebars would deter most bike thieves, at least encouraging them to move on to easier prey like yours. Even if its lock were the same as that found on a McDonalds Happy Meal 'Pirates of the Caribbean' toy treasure chest, it would still do that job. As it happens though, its key seems pretty gnarly: double-cut with what looks like some kind of center punch-out, too. I doubt the pair of "Ghettards" witnessed taking a brick to the dash of my Zuendapp Bella scooter in a DC back alley would be up to finessing it. Whether it might confound roving solicitors with precision tools or even renegade chartered accountants with cordless grinders remains yet unknown.

    Growing up we were very poor. My Uncle was, let's just say, a "lock smith". He taught me to get past most any lock starting at a young age. hell, I lost the key to my shed a year ago and have been using my pick set ever since. I can pick most locks in under 4 seconds. I've used this skill in the Military and in the Civilian world LAGALLY in one way or another, from opening locks for friends that lost their keys, or cleaning out lockers when I had to fire employees for one reason or another and they abandon their crap, among other things. I enjoy working with locks, so I did have to give this one a go. This lock CAN be opened. That being said, The average dummy is not going to do it. It would be as big a nightmare for a well trained locksmith as it was for me with it's dual tumbler sets and more than one fail safe resets. You almost need three hands to do it. So I assure you, No one is gonna take that much time to work with this thing. Let me clarify that bypassing locks is a normal hobby that many people enjoy. I DO NOT prowl the nights in a ski mask lurking in the shadows, lol.
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Reply #125 on: January 07, 2019, 11:31:23 am
You know Maddman, it just occurred to me that a fellow with even basic locksmithing skills could maybe make a few bucks at a rally like that one up in Oley, PA, where folks haul in their keyless barn finds. It might not get you that house on the beach, but could at least pay for the trip. I mean, last year there was one fellow that just rebuilt magnetos, and he seemed busy enough to make it worth his while. Hell, I'd be your first customer, since I never got a key for my steering lock. I know they're crap, and usually just take a good kick to the handlebars to break (that's how those two Bozos got my Bella scooter), but I'd like one all the same. The more even minor  deterrence the better. Like they say, "You don't have to be faster than the bear, you just have to be faster than the other guy running." If my bike seems even slightly more trouble than the one just up the street, that's often deterrence enough.
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Reply #126 on: January 07, 2019, 12:04:53 pm
You know Maddman, it just occurred to me that a fellow with even basic locksmithing skills could maybe make a few bucks at a rally like that one up in Oley, PA, where folks haul in their keyless barn finds. It might not get you that house on the beach, but could at least pay for the trip. I mean, last year there was one fellow that just rebuilt magnetos, and he seemed busy enough to make it worth his while. Hell, I'd be your first customer, since I never got a key for my steering lock. I know they're crap, and usually just take a good kick to the handlebars to break (that's how those two Bozos got my Bella scooter), but I'd like one all the same. The more even minor  deterrence the better. Like they say, "You don't have to be faster than the bear, you just have to be faster than the other guy running." If my bike seems even slightly more trouble than the one just up the street, that's often deterrence enough.

    I've thought of that, but I would need access to a key cutter and a ton of blanks. Start up cost keeps me at home, lol. Best Id be able to do someone would be a bump key, lol. opening side boxes etc. would be simple, but then again at this stage, it would be a one time thing.
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Reply #127 on: January 07, 2019, 04:07:12 pm
    I've thought of that, but I would need access to a key cutter and a ton of blanks. Start up cost keeps me at home, lol. Best Id be able to do someone would be a bump key, lol. opening side boxes etc. would be simple, but then again at this stage, it would be a one time thing.

It occurs to me that they don't even have  the little old style benchtop keycutting machines any more in most hardware and home improvement joints, but instead those big computerized "plinths" or whatever the hell they are, where you insert your key, it recognizes the blank with space lasers or some such shit, which is then retrieved and cut near silently sight-unseen somehow within the big spooky black box. So, what became of all those tens of thousands of perfectly fine old unwanted benchtop grinding rigs? Could this be one of them asking for just $125 on my local craigslist? Where are the rest?

As for key blanks, could there have been more than a few dozen for 90% of all British bikes made since the '50s that one might see at a shindig like Oley? A while back I waded chest deep through a bunch of key catalogs seeking a spare blank that might work for my gas cap, as described here, focusing naturally on the Triumph offerings, which shares at least one type of steering lock with the Enfield. As it happens, I believe they just used one type of ignition key, that Ilco TMC1, for most models for decades and decades before the '90s. And even after they started getting "sexy and complicated", I expect I could still fit an example of every Triumph ignition key blank ever used into one pants pocket with room to spare for a harmonica.

As for Enfields, how could one resist having one of these as one's "Spare"...

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Reply #128 on: January 07, 2019, 06:00:15 pm
I worked with locks for years. Those key cutters are almost like Underwood typewriters, mechanical throwbacks to the pre-digital era.


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Reply #129 on: January 07, 2019, 06:11:46 pm
I worked with locks for years. Those key cutters are almost like Underwood typewriters, mechanical throwbacks to the pre-digital era.

Indeed. Reminds me of a certain motorcycle...
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Reply #130 on: January 07, 2019, 07:18:33 pm
I worked with locks for years. Those key cutters are almost like Underwood typewriters, mechanical throwbacks to the pre-digital era.

I have an Underwood Five typewriter.  I think it dates to around 1952.  ??? I received the typewriter as a gift when I retired from my old job at the city where I worked for 30 years.  I used to use it to fill out various engineering permit agreements. My problem has been finding ribbon cartridges for the typewriter. I was able to source a couple ink ribbons from the Philippines that a friend bought for me when visiting his parents home.  Unfortunately, the ink has dried out by now.   :(
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Reply #131 on: January 08, 2019, 06:03:03 am
So, what became of all those tens of thousands of perfectly fine old unwanted benchtop grinding rigs? Could this be one of them asking for just $125 on my local craigslist?

Fair condition, "well used but operational," offered at 90% off new... but shipped directly from the manufacturer? 


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Reply #132 on: January 08, 2019, 08:27:31 am
Well, it's craigslist, so EVERYTHING'S "sketchy" or "flakey" or both until proven otherwise. That said, my Enfield, my Belstaff jacket, one of my cars, and most of my oaky home furnishings? That's right: craigslist. Always proceed with caution and have some sense, and all will be well.
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Reply #133 on: January 08, 2019, 08:49:19 am
Well, it's craigslist, so EVERYTHING'S "sketchy" until proven otherwise.

Everything... and everyone !  Myself included...


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Reply #134 on: January 08, 2019, 09:01:08 am
It ain't just Craigslist.
My folks ordered me from the Manufacturer, shipping took 9 months, and continued to threaten to return me for a refund until they died.

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Reply #135 on: January 08, 2019, 09:03:32 am
Everything... and everyone !  Myself included...

Indeed. And from long experience also at the other end of the transactional matrix, I can assure you it's no picnic for sellers either.
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Reply #136 on: January 09, 2019, 04:24:43 am
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Reply #137 on: January 09, 2019, 05:16:25 am
This has to be one of the best, affordable anti theft devices on the market https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rbg5CiA78fE
Been thinking about these quite a bit, and decided to stick with the disc lock.
It seems to me that all a thief has to do is slacken either the bleed nipple or brake cable and your bike can be wheeled away to somewhere where the lock can be attacked in more privacy?

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Reply #138 on: January 09, 2019, 05:35:47 am
Been thinking about these quite a bit, and decided to stick with the disc lock.
It seems to me that all a thief has to do is slacken either the bleed nipple or brake cable and your bike can be wheeled away to somewhere where the lock can be attacked in more privacy?

Frank

    Well, that is a possibility I suppose, but if someone wants to steal a motorcycle bad enough, nothing will stop them. Even a disc lock can be bypassed by just loading it into a van. These things are meant to be a deterrent. A thief would see the GripLock straight away as apposed to the disc lock, try to push away the bike with a disc lock and probably end up dropping it and damaging it.
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Reply #139 on: January 09, 2019, 05:59:27 am
Sorry, but I disagree. Disc locks in this country are very common and probably the first place a thief would look.

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Reply #140 on: January 09, 2019, 08:02:47 am
On the other hand, if you own a motorcycle with a kick starter, how would a thief know how to start it?  ::)  Besides, how many professional thieves really want to steal a Royal Enfield motorcycle?  I don't ever bother to lock my B5 when I park it and it has never been touched.   :)
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Reply #141 on: January 09, 2019, 04:18:05 pm
Besides, how many professional thieves really want to steal a Royal Enfield motorcycle? 

Just ask the guys here who have had their bikes stolen...  >:(


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Reply #142 on: January 09, 2019, 05:28:23 pm
A van with a loading ramp and some gas bottles and a cutting torch will bypass most motorcycle security.

The best you can hope for is you make it too much like hard work and easier to steal someone else's bike instead. Secure locking will also make the insurance claim a bit easier.


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Reply #143 on: January 09, 2019, 06:34:40 pm
a battery powered angle grinder will cut through almost any lock in about 5 sec ::)
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Reply #144 on: January 10, 2019, 12:31:32 pm
Yeah, I get it that the GripLock is not much more than a slight annoyance to a determined scumbag or a well-outfitted consortium of scumbaggery. One thing I do like about that GripLock is that I can see it right there from the saddle. You know how many times I've absent-mindedly gone through the whole startup rigamarole, shoved it off the center stand, and only then realized I've left the goddamned cable lock on the wheel? Enough to qualify as a full-blown pants-round-the-ankles dimwit, that's how many. And it's easy to use, so I will. Also, I have drums front and rear, so a disk lock's not really ideal.

In terms of added deterrence, I'm now wondering if one of these babies for a buck or so on the saddle might help...


And to deter bike-jackers, maybe one of these natty T-shirts...

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Reply #145 on: January 10, 2019, 12:41:12 pm
Look, Nothing is 100% guaranteed to prevent a thief from thieving, but something is better than nothing, right? I know, we are all going to differ in opinion about which style locks and anti moron gear we prefer, but that's the beauty of it right? We can all have different views on what we think is better, but in the end, they all do the same thing. I simply like this product because it is hard for me to stoop down to remove a chain or a disc lock. We don't have to argue about these things do we? Rather the choice is made out of necessity (As in my case), preference, or down to dollars, does it really matter? Now, lets all shake hands and be friends again. What do ya say fellers? 
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Reply #146 on: January 10, 2019, 01:36:57 pm
What I like most about the forum is the fact we don't all agree with each other, but still respect the right to voice it.
Keep up the good work with the reviews, I  always find them very interesting.
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Reply #147 on: January 11, 2019, 02:05:48 am
I wasn't falling out with anyone, I just said that I do not agree with you on this subject.
You have a different opinion than I have and I respect that.

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Reply #148 on: January 12, 2019, 03:36:33 am
...We don't have to argue about these things do we? Rather the choice is made out of necessity (As in my case), preference, or down to dollars, does it really matter? Now, lets all shake hands and be friends again. What do ya say fellers?

I thought this one was staying quite civilized.  Some of the "discussions" I've seen on some other forums...  :o


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Reply #149 on: January 12, 2019, 03:40:44 am
Also, I have drums front and rear, so a disk lock's not really ideal.

No need for that can't-do attitude here...

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In terms of added deterrence, I'm now wondering if one of these babies for a buck or so on the saddle might help...

I for one think I will henceforth go this route.  I've got easy access to plenty of it - for free8)


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Reply #150 on: January 16, 2019, 05:54:12 am
Check out the Hepco & Becker C-Bow System and Locking Bags https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SL4iCaudx_U
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Reply #151 on: January 16, 2019, 07:20:52 am
Good video,looks a very good quality bit of kit.
Not cheap but looks to be worth the money.
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Reply #152 on: January 16, 2019, 12:00:11 pm
Money is a relative thing.  See the amazing Bilgemaster at the other end of the spectrum.  But I luv my C-Bows with H&B Legacy bags.  I fabricated a removeable shelf that includes a removeable Givi E300N2 top case (big enough for my helmet in the city and padded camera bag in the mountains).  And if you want to mount your own bags to the C-Bows, they make bag-side brackets for that.
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Reply #153 on: January 16, 2019, 04:06:06 pm
I luv my C-Bows with H&B Legacy bags.

    Those bags are a much better fit for the C-5 than the oval street bags.
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Reply #154 on: January 26, 2019, 11:33:39 pm
Here is the installation and review of the Carberry vibration reduction plate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLnhYPl3_Cs
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Reply #155 on: January 27, 2019, 03:49:36 am
One of the best videos l have seen for the fitting of the vibration plate.
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Reply #156 on: January 27, 2019, 06:40:39 am
Excellent video. Thanks!
Glad to see you mentioned the Oil O-ring and the cam shims.
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Reply #157 on: January 27, 2019, 07:39:14 am
BMadd, I just purchased a pair of the Leather Native bags based on your review. I thought you would want to know. Thanks! Next is a rear luggage rack in chrome and some sort of bag to ride on it. Suggestions welcomed.
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Reply #158 on: January 27, 2019, 08:54:49 am
Great video (shame about the wind at the end!)
Nicely done with the important stuff explained and boring stuff missed out (removing bolts etc)

I will be fitting my Carberry plate before Spring or when the next oil change is due, so thanks for the detail it will make the task a lot easier to understand as the instructions aren't the best!
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Reply #159 on: January 27, 2019, 09:42:14 am
One of the best videos l have seen for the fitting of the vibration plate.
Keep up the good work.

    Thank you, I tried to go into detal as much as possible.
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Reply #160 on: January 27, 2019, 09:43:44 am
Excellent video. Thanks!
Glad to see you mentioned the Oil O-ring and the cam shims.

    Thanks, I noticed the other videos didn't mention it. Or did I miss them talking about it?
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Reply #161 on: January 27, 2019, 09:44:53 am
Great video (shame about the wind at the end!)
Nicely done with the important stuff explained and boring stuff missed out (removing bolts etc)

I will be fitting my Carberry plate before Spring or when the next oil change is due, so thanks for the detail it will make the task a lot easier to understand as the instructions aren't the best!

    You're welcome. You should be able to do the job just fine.
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Reply #162 on: January 27, 2019, 09:53:04 am
BMadd, I just purchased a pair of the Leather Native bags based on your review. I thought you would want to know. Thanks! Next is a rear luggage rack in chrome and some sort of bag to ride on it. Suggestions welcomed.
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    For rear bags, Nelson-Rigg makes a fine product https://www.nelsonrigg.com/luggage/cruiser-touring.html and Dennis Kirk has a veriety of options depending on what your needs/wants are https://www.denniskirk.com/motorcycle/luggage/1.pg
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Reply #163 on: January 27, 2019, 04:49:57 pm
Hey Brad, Great review. Where did you source the new o-ring? Thanks.


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Reply #164 on: January 27, 2019, 05:13:50 pm
Hey Brad, Great review. Where did you source the new o-ring? Thanks.

    I got the O-Ring from RE. They are available from your local dealer.
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Reply #165 on: February 01, 2019, 01:40:19 pm
This tank bag actually works great on the C5 and doesn't block the fuel cap https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wwWgaAps8c
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Reply #166 on: February 01, 2019, 10:14:36 pm
BMadd, I just purchased a pair of the Leather Native bags based on your review. I thought you would want to know. Thanks! Next is a rear luggage rack in chrome and some sort of bag to ride on it. Suggestions welcomed.
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They may have done away with their traditional lifetime no questions asked replacement warranty last year, but for flexibility and ruggedness it's hard to beat any L.L. Bean nylon backpack that might strike your fancy. There's always plenty of good used ones on eBay or craigslist. I keep a medium-sized one stowed in my "Miiltary's" righthand metal pannier that I've had since maybe the late '80s or early '90s. It's been pretty much indestructible, and not only keeps those bottled or canned beverages well cushioned and fairly cool in the pannier (though I also have a little zip-up soft cooler bag big enough for four cans and a little Sponge Bob freezer brick atop them in the other pannier), but I can also break out the backpack whenever I suddenly feel the need to haul a 14 pound frozen turkey or whatnot homeward, either bungeed onto the rack or as, you know, just as a backpack (though I tend to avoid backpacking on the bike whenever possible except for shortish runs for safety's sake). Still, it gives one that extra bit of portage flexibilityfor those times when you just gotta buy that Party Size bag of Cheetoz as well as the other humdrum necessaries the wife asked you to get, and many even have reflective stripes--a plus for better visibility after the sun goes down.

By the way, if you've also got those metal "army-style panniers" here's a tip: Next time your wife buys a set of queen-sized sheets and pillowcases, grab that clear zippered rectangular plastic packaging they typically come in nowadays. It's an absolutely perfectly tailored fit length and width-wise for those panniers, and will keep whatever's inside absolutely dry and tidy. Never mind "water resistant"...They are "monsoon proof". Meanwhile one of those bright yellow Ikea shopping bags will help keep your sleeping bag nice and dry, and also be nicely visible while doing so.
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Reply #167 on: February 06, 2019, 04:33:20 am
This is the upgraded battery for Royal Enfield from Yuasa Batteries. Faster cranking and stronger fuel pump. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8jd_ys3DoM
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Reply #168 on: February 13, 2019, 12:07:08 pm
Let's take a look into the TPS (Throttle Position Sensor). How, Why and what does it do? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKARvj9gQRs
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Reply #169 on: February 14, 2019, 07:06:16 am
Well done!

Good of you to describe and specify the Torx bit size. Your video is a good prep for the job, and your explanation will certainly be helpful to the uninitiated.
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Reply #170 on: February 14, 2019, 11:25:39 am
Well done!

Good of you to describe and specify the Torx bit size. Your video is a good prep for the job, and your explanation will certainly be helpful to the uninitiated.

    Thank you. I tried to make it as simple to follow as possible, as not everyone has mechanical experience. I plan to do more easy to follow tutorials in the future.
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Reply #171 on: February 15, 2019, 11:42:43 am
I watched your video on tps settings  with horror, while it showed how to set the base setting correctly, your test leads filled me with dread.
Using a length of wire wrapped around anyl old pin,only needed pin or wire to touch frame and you could finish up with a blown ecu.
Back probe pins that you can connect to multi meter leads are readily available and cheap.
Don't think I am being critical, and keep up the reviews.
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Reply #172 on: February 20, 2019, 04:24:21 am
Let's take a look at the new Haynes manual for the Royal Enfield UCE bikes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BEcS_isqos
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Reply #173 on: February 20, 2019, 01:27:43 pm
Good review of what is now a must for efi owners.
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Reply #174 on: February 20, 2019, 06:53:19 pm
Good review of what is now a must for efi owners.

    Thank you
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Reply #175 on: February 20, 2019, 08:12:44 pm
RE Nelson Rigg tank bag.   Kind of small.  Like look, etc, but would prefer the zipper the other way round so it opens from back.  Rain cover and expansion are great!


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Reply #176 on: February 20, 2019, 09:09:55 pm
Good review.Still waiting for mine to arrive.  :)
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