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on: March 07, 2019, 11:07:39 am
DC area people have two RE dealerships. One in Sterling, VA, out by Dulles Airport. The other one is closer in, Cycles of Silver Spring, (MD). CSS is offer a new 2017 for $3999. I know you guys in OZ land won't think much of this, but it is a good deal.
https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/mcd/d/silver-spring-price-drop-2017-royal/6834097542.html
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Reply #1 on: March 07, 2019, 12:56:52 pm
The local dealer has a 2017 Bullet in stock, I believe.  No budging on the price though.  Don't have space for another motorcycle anyway, but would love to get a Bullet to play with, although the Rumbler would still get the nod for longer trips due to the comfort factor.
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Reply #2 on: March 07, 2019, 01:22:32 pm
When I was back east this past summer, I actually sat on that very bike, and was tempted at that time, (just couldn't figure out how to get it back to Alaska without spending a fortune).  That is a very good deal, and if I lived back there I would jump on it.


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Reply #3 on: March 07, 2019, 02:12:28 pm
When I was back east this past summer, I actually sat on that very bike, and was tempted at that time, (just couldn't figure out how to get it back to Alaska without spending a fortune).  That is a very good deal, and if I lived back there I would jump on it.

The answer is obvious, fly back this summer and ride it back to Alaska!
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Reply #4 on: March 07, 2019, 02:47:27 pm
DC area people have two RE dealerships. One in Sterling, VA, out by Dulles Airport. The other one is closer in, Cycles of Silver Spring, (MD). CSS is offer a new 2017 for $3999. I know you guys in OZ land won't think much of this, but it is a good deal.
https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/mcd/d/silver-spring-price-drop-2017-royal/6834097542.html

That would be a GREAT deal in Oz!  Just over A$5000.  Ride away price here for a new Bullet is  around A$8500
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Reply #5 on: March 07, 2019, 03:36:48 pm
The answer is obvious, fly back this summer and ride it back to Alaska!
I called the dealer an hour ago, and I'm currently trying to get quotes on shipping it up here.  I suspect that it will still be too much, but I'm going to give it a try.

Riding 5000 miles cross country on a Bullet is, I think, a bit more than I'm up for.  Maybe if I didn't have a fulltime job.   :-\


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Reply #6 on: March 07, 2019, 06:41:28 pm
I called the dealer an hour ago, and I'm currently trying to get quotes on shipping it up here.  I suspect that it will still be too much, but I'm going to give it a try.

Riding 5000 miles cross country on a Bullet is, I think, a bit more than I'm up for.  Maybe if I didn't have a fulltime job.   :-\

Work is over rated.   ;D

I've done nearly around 1,500 miles in 6 days, across the Andes. That's plenty, and it was on a Rumbler which is a more comfortable (for me) bike to ride.  Still, the idea of a long haul with plenty of time to do it in has its appeal.
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Reply #7 on: March 08, 2019, 04:42:29 am
Work is over rated.   ;D

I've done nearly around 1,500 miles in 6 days, across the Andes. That's plenty, and it was on a Rumbler which is a more comfortable (for me) bike to ride.  Still, the idea of a long haul with plenty of time to do it in has its appeal.

I know some have other opinions, and maybe the 2017 B5 has a different seat... but my 2011 B5's factory seat was only good for about 15 miles - like sitting on a block of wood.  The vibrations it transmitted to my body literally affected my ability to read road signs - it was that bad.  Based on that experience, there's no way I'd try any distance on that original seat...


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Reply #8 on: March 08, 2019, 07:51:41 am
I know some have other opinions, and maybe the 2017 B5 has a different seat... but my 2011 B5's factory seat was only good for about 15 miles - like sitting on a block of wood.  The vibrations it transmitted to my body literally affected my ability to read road signs - it was that bad.  Based on that experience, there's no way I'd try any distance on that original seat...

Oddly, my 2011 B5's seat is soft as a sofa and I can sit on it for hours.  So what was going on at their seat factory that year?  And what does Royal Enfield use to stuff their seats?   ???
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Reply #9 on: March 08, 2019, 07:05:29 pm
[...Snip!]  And what does Royal Enfield use to stuff their seats????

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Reply #10 on: March 08, 2019, 07:13:19 pm
Oddly, my 2011 B5's seat is soft as a sofa and I can sit on it for hours.  So what was going on at their seat factory that year?  And what does Royal Enfield use to stuff their seats?   ???

Yes, Richard, when I said "others," I had you in mind!  ;D  An ass for every chair, etc... who knows about what the differences may be between our two seats - and our two asses!  I gotta say, though, once I replaced that OEM bench with a solo sprung Lycette copy, it became an all-day ride...


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Reply #11 on: March 08, 2019, 07:15:04 pm
Yes, Richard, when I said "others," I had you in mind!  ;D  An ass for every chair, etc... who knows about what the differences may be between our two seats - and our two asses!  I gotta say, though, once I replaced that OEM bench with a solo sprung Lycette copy, it became an all-day ride...

I weigh 155 pounds and have a bony butt.   ;)
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Reply #12 on: March 08, 2019, 09:00:24 pm
Fwiw, I sat on a B5 seat once and it was hard as a rock. I do recall wondering if they were all that way... ???

I am perfectly happy with my C5 seat, and am content to ride all day. Legs need stretching about every hour. Butterfly crash bar helps with that.   ;)
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