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Gremlinsteve

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Looking for advice. It has red paint looks clean and only has 1500 miles

There asking 4700 for it

Deal or no deal


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Reply #1 on: March 12, 2021, 07:37:10 am
That's good buying over here. I'd be keen.
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Reply #2 on: March 12, 2021, 11:19:19 am
1500 miles is like new. What are your plans for it?
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Reply #3 on: March 12, 2021, 02:04:43 pm
Looking for advice. It has red paint looks clean and only has 1500 miles

There asking 4700 for it

Deal or no deal
  It's a good choice. You can always find another one. You might try for something at a lower price. But, I can't see how it is.
  Tires okay? If not that adds to what you will need to spend.
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Reply #4 on: March 12, 2021, 04:19:13 pm
I have no real plans for it. Just love that bike
The tires I’m sure need to be replaced


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Reply #5 on: March 12, 2021, 05:23:03 pm
I have no real plans for it. Just love that bike
The tires I’m sure need to be replaced

...probably half way through. I change the rear tire every ~3k miles. Front tire with every second rear tire.
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Reply #6 on: March 12, 2021, 06:37:44 pm
The asking price seems just a tad on the high side for me, but then I'm used to reckoning in "Used Bullet Dollars". The mileage is promisingly low, though that is hardly a rare characteristic for Enfield singles, which are often owned as one's second or even third or more occasional pretty "Sunny Sunday" bike, and not one's main mount.

I'd counsel that if it hasn't been mouldering in a backyard uncovered since the Obama Administration as a condo for mice and wasps, and you appreciate the Conti, then it's at least worth going to take a good look at it and have a test ride.

Others have already mentioned the tires. With 1,400 miles on the clock there's a good chance they're still the OEM ones, unless they were swapped out for something "nicer and grippier" (Conti owners generally being a more performance-oriented peg-scraping breed than we happily-plodding Bulleteers). In any event, if the DOT "date code" reveals them to be more than 5 years old, even with plenty of tread left that may be a valid haggling point. One is generally advised that it's a good idea to change tires after 5 years. Me? I'd haggle hard and then still run 'em down to the cords. More info on date codes can be found here: https://m.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=11

The Contis, once Enfield's sole gesture to any sort of performance, have sort of fallen under the shadow of the newfangled 650s. So that might we be another haggling point, seeing as how a brand new 2021 Interceptor can be had (less those "dealer non-preparation" and "title undercoating" fees, of course) for just about a thousand more.

And let's see some pictures of what that $4,700 asking price gets you.
« Last Edit: March 12, 2021, 06:55:38 pm by Bilgemaster »
So badass my Enfield's actually illegal  in India.

(Legal enough to pass muster if they don't look too closely in Woodbridge, Virginia, where the buses don't run at night, holidays or weekends and I'm a contender for 'Village Idiot')


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Reply #7 on: March 12, 2021, 06:43:36 pm
I'd try to make a 20% lower offer and see if he bites.
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Reply #8 on: March 12, 2021, 08:20:48 pm
Sounds about right ACE    I paid $3800 for mine.   I love it.  After a long winter just took it out for fresh E-10

 Some discoveries I made with my test mule....   Stalling cured...   Put in the 20 lb bullet crank...

With all the controls in place cat , air cleaner , O2 plugged in  reg. E-10       I tried just my 230 degree ex cam.. WOW

no problems with computer   what acceleration ..    Good luck buying it    It will go up in price..


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Reply #9 on: March 13, 2021, 04:12:14 am
As always. Thanks for the advice
I’m going to pull the trigger on it


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Reply #10 on: March 13, 2021, 04:34:44 am
Nice.  8)
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Reply #11 on: March 19, 2021, 02:00:42 am
Well
The bike is now mine
I hope to have it in my hands soon


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Reply #12 on: March 19, 2021, 04:08:04 am
Well
The bike is now mine
I hope to have it in my hands soon

In the meantime, you'll have time to to sort out the "dashing riding gear" that is almost obligatory with a Continental Single--a rakishly lapelled leather, or better yet waxed cotton jacket, goggles, a white silk scarf...that sort of kit.

Congrats and let's see some pix.
« Last Edit: March 19, 2021, 04:34:19 pm by Bilgemaster »
So badass my Enfield's actually illegal  in India.

(Legal enough to pass muster if they don't look too closely in Woodbridge, Virginia, where the buses don't run at night, holidays or weekends and I'm a contender for 'Village Idiot')


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Reply #13 on: March 19, 2021, 06:45:16 am
I don´t think you will regrett it, there is enough to complain about this bike.  ;D
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Reply #14 on: March 25, 2021, 02:27:59 pm
Well l researched this bike does seem to be more than a few teething issues. Personally l would rather do my completely kicking over an old bullet. And hum while riding in the sunshine.
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Reply #15 on: March 25, 2021, 07:43:46 pm
No not that particular bike , the bikes in general, at that low millage should be ok, l just studied them in general at one point was going to buy one but changed my mind and went for 650.


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Reply #16 on: March 31, 2021, 03:22:42 am
Took delivery of the bike tonight

I’m stoked


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Reply #17 on: March 31, 2021, 06:33:31 am
Took delivery of the bike tonight

I’m stoked

 8) ;D
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Reply #18 on: March 31, 2021, 02:09:47 pm
Took delivery of the bike tonight

I’m stoked

Congratulations!
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Reply #19 on: March 31, 2021, 03:56:56 pm
Cool!
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