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Reply #30 on: October 01, 2018, 11:07:31 pm
Great story, GHG!
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Reply #31 on: October 02, 2018, 04:14:48 am
  I took him up to a dealer that had a couple of leftover GT's.  And man oh man.... were these guys clueless about Enfields.   I haven't' really been in a Enfield dealer to talk to the staff seriously, since I bought my bike back in 09".   I watched three guys  ridiculously trying to start the bikes... killing the half dead battery's from sitting on the dealer floor for god knows how long ?  ... Flooding the damn things as well.  I patiently and politely tried to interject  , but was assured by them they knew what they are doing . ::)    " oh no sir.... you HAVE to hold the throttle all the way open, pull on this lever thing and hit the starter all at the same time  !    ::)  Hahahaha !!  ROASTING the battery and the starter all at the same time.   Hahaha !  This went on for quite a few minutes mind you.  They finally managed to get one started and said "see ! "      Hahaha !    I said thanks, mind if it try ?  One kick got one going and the other took two.  WOW ! ... we could never get those to kick start !  One guy said .    These are the people selling Enfields I thought ?!   RENA is doomed !  Talked for a few to the salesman... deal was fair for the most part?   But I grabbed my son and said lets go. And left outta there disgusted.    Maybe we'll find you a good used one....


 

    Hey GHG, mind sending me a PM with the name of the dealership please, Sir?
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Reply #32 on: October 02, 2018, 07:16:40 am
How about Dealer Reviews. A video is worth a MILLION words. ;)
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Reply #33 on: October 02, 2018, 07:13:35 pm
GHG -- that's a wonderful story!  Between Bilgemaster and you we have some Campfire Talk masters in this forum.

I took a quick look at eBay (over-priced), Cycle Trader (some good choices at $3,800 with an OBO or two), and David Blasco's site.  There's a CL 2017 BRG (I'm partial to that color, Red and Yellow are LE bait and Black is for the 500s) 593 miles $4,200 OBO for wedding expenses in Milan, MI that I'm sure would go for 10% less minimum.  I agree with getting him a Continental -- I would have but I don't bend that way anymore.  Please make sure he's ATGATT.  And post pictures.

  Oh .. I'm with ya Bert .  You must mean IRISH racing green !?   ;)   And I agree the red and yellow don't work for me .  Too... I don't know ?    Ronald MacDonald marketing type colors ?   But hey ... it ain't gonna be MY bike, and people have different tastes.   Especially the young.  And they seem to be all about the gear, which IS good !   Two of my sons that ride... yes both this year.... wear ALL  that stuff.   EXCEPT ! .. I gotta break them of that bad habit of wearing SHORTS in the Summer when on the bike! >:(    Wait... your wearing a full face helmet ?  Padded mesh jacket ? Star wars , hard knuckle .. knuckle dragging cloves ?   And your wearing SHORTS !?  :o ::) 

  Thanks for the heads up and reminder about those sites .  Looks like I will be hooking up the trailer and taking a long ride this weekend  to pick up a IRG colored bike ... with a checkerboard down the middle ?... of the tank?.... that looks curiously like MY bike ?!   :o    Proud of that boy !!   I... was NO influence what so ever in his choice mind you ! ;D
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Reply #34 on: October 03, 2018, 07:55:02 am
Gashousegorilla, don't forget the designer tennis-style shoes.  Gotta wear those with your shorts.   ::)
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Reply #35 on: November 18, 2018, 10:49:52 pm
been a bit quiet with nothing to ride and waiting it out for the interceptor SO yesterday I started look'in about and came across this bike
a one owner from new 2017 Yamaha xt250 with just 140 miles or 235 klm on the clock. never seen a dirt road and has been garaged from new.
thought to myself - I just gotta buy this bike just to see if its any good or not...LOL
as expected perfectly unmarked condition ...not sure if I will ride it but the thought is there


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Reply #36 on: November 18, 2018, 10:52:10 pm
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Reply #37 on: November 19, 2018, 10:52:48 am
Red and black bikes are almost always the fastest, except with my Honda TL250 trials bike, but yours will go like stink, no doubt. Enjoy it for a few weeks, or maybe a bit longer.
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Reply #38 on: November 19, 2018, 11:36:26 am
That's a pretty ride, Wildbill. You just keep on doing whatever the hell you want with your hard-earned money. If nothing else, you're providing a valuable service to lovers of the breed down there by competently breaking in that host of UCEs that's passed through your hands.
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Reply #39 on: November 19, 2018, 04:54:16 pm
well its suppose to be duel sport so I might ride it to the goldfields...lol
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Reply #40 on: November 19, 2018, 08:41:22 pm
Pretty nice looking bike for what it is. Probably fun. Good luck.
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Reply #41 on: November 20, 2018, 04:19:39 pm
Ride it like you stole it. Its a trail bike that is made to trash.
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Reply #42 on: November 20, 2018, 06:10:57 pm
well its suppose to be duel sport so I might ride it to the goldfields...lol

May you have to kick this rock out of the dirt for a flat spot to lay out your tent...

So badass my Enfield's actually illegal  in India.


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Reply #43 on: November 21, 2018, 10:57:42 am
Nice Looking Bike


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Reply #44 on: November 21, 2018, 05:25:32 pm
Do you happen to live in Victoria ?

If so you could actually get a batch of old Connies and Interceptors and Meteors and maybe a manx or goldie for variety and register them all on cheap Club permits for not much more in total than registering a normal bike and rotate them.