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Bullet with the UCE engine / 350 or 500?
« Last post by Steve in NZ on Today at 10:28:15 pm »
Hi all
Forum newbie considering purchase of first RE.
Have test ridden a 350 Classic and a 500 Bullet and found the 350 to generate significantly less vibration. Both bikes had very few kms.
Does the difference in vibration levels continue as bikes accumulate a few kms? Or does the 500 settle down to give a similar  riding experience. Or could it be just the individual bikes I happened to ride?
Appreciate your comments.
After trashing the engine in my 500cc UCE, I studied eBay for possible solutions.

This engine hasn't moved for months:!92103!US!-1

Unless you need a new crankcase, the cost of parts will kill your budget:

I contacted these folks and was impressed with their knowledge and apparent honesty:

But I didn't buy that engine because CMW had their NOS crate engine on sale.

Since you already have the complete intake, exhaust, and ignition; the starter; and minor parts (neutral switch), that engine would put you back on the road quickly.
Bullet with the UCE engine / Re: New to me 2010
« Last post by Bert Remington on Today at 09:09:09 pm »
Congratulations!  Lovely in Classic Black.  May it provide you years of reliable and pleasant riding as well as a successful ACE Motors testbed.
Bullet Iron Barrel / Re: Linsdell 500 Bullet wins in Oz
« Last post by GlennF on Today at 07:33:01 pm »
Any pics of the bike?

This an article on the 2017 Isle of Mann bike, no idea if they are the same machine:

Campfire Talk / Re: California again - it never ends
« Last post by Arizoni on Today at 06:51:31 pm »
At this rate, before too long you folks are going to have to change the name of your state (and piss off a whole lot of people in a giant southern state).

From California to "The Great State of Taxes".   ;D ;D 8)
Bullet with the UCE engine / Re: New to me 2010
« Last post by Guaire on Today at 06:43:38 pm »
Back together with gas and Sea foam. Started right up. Air in the tires and going fine. Solid idle, no roughness or stall outs. A lot of fun! Nice riding chassis.
  Next, an oil change and install the new chain.
Bullet with the UCE engine / Re: No Trip Odometer
« Last post by GlennF on Today at 06:04:29 pm »
This thread reminds me of a story I came across doing some WWII Russian Front historical research a few years back.

The state of manufacturing in the wartime Soviet Union was erratic to say the least. There are many examples of world class engineering and design that simply could not make the transition to a successful serial production product due to supply and manufacture issues.

One example of this was a fairly clever design for early Yak fighter wing tank fuel gauges fitted into the filler caps on the wings that due to poor manufacture often failed to work.  Despite being warned about the possibilities of failure, pilots consistently relied on them and ran out of fuel. The (very Russian) solution applied by most Squadron commanders was to simply paint over them forcing pilots to revert to using a dipstick when filling up and calculating the fuel left based on range.
Forum Improvements / Re: What Happened?
« Last post by tooseevee on Today at 05:32:17 pm »
You could try a fresh installation of Firefox, if, like me, that's the browser you prefer. I've had to do that more than just a few times to flush out the goobs, especially on my "system managed" rigs at work. If there are bookmarks you wish to keep, just export them first as a single file named like <bookmarks.htm> (I think that's the default name given under Firefox' Bookmarks-->Export menu), save that somewhere on your drive. Next, uninstall Firefox from Control Panel-->Programs. Fire up Explorer or Chrome or whatever other browser remains, head over to, download and install the browser. When you first run it, it should ask you if you want it to be your default browser. Choose yes, and the other browsers should henceforth leave you be. Oftentimes the old bookmarks will just reappear by themselves. If not, just browse to your saved <bookmarks.htm> file and bookmark that. Presto!

Like I said, I've done this Firefox refresh many many times, both for myself and for coworkers, chiefly to override our network-preferred Windows Explorer browser, since it measurably ran like iced molasses on some of the online databases we used for research. Eventually the network admins cooked up a special dispensation for our department to run Firefox.

Anyhow, that might expel your text-handling gremlins and reel back your margins from the far horizons, Tooseevee. The whole process takes only minutes.

           OK -I bit the bullet. Did a clean out of Firefox then went and downloaded it fresh as a baby's butt. Did all my settings and preferences and all that and

            NOW! Everything is perfect; all the avatars are back, everything's in nice paragraphs, "Quote" is back

            UNLESS I Login! As soon as I Login, it all goes back to what set me to bitchin' and moanin' in the first place.
Bullet Electra & AVL Models / Re: Pillion seat for AVL classic
« Last post by tooseevee on Today at 05:20:57 pm »
My 2008 AVL classic came with "chief" style solo seat. I have been researching options for pillion/passenger seat. There is a bewildering array of OEM and custom options for different RE year & trim packages.

I don't want a seat that is attached to the rear fender/mudguard, prefer frame mounted. I also want to avoid a seat pad attached to a luggage frame.

In the photo, there are two attachment points on the rear subframe which I suspect are for the pillion. I have seen other bullets with four mount points for the passenger seat.
Perhaps I am missing some mounting hardware ?


             The two forward mount points for a luggage rack or a pillion seat are the shock absorber studs.
Bought a 2011 C5.  Need new engine or top end.  I see a few on ebay.  If anyone has any leads, feel free to get in touch.  There is a GT engine near my house.  Not a bad price and I could save shipping.  Would it fit? Would it need much modification? My experience is typically with older bikes.

If it fit and ran, it would be an upgrade a little due to bigger displacement I would think.   

Any thoughts?

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