The Royal Enfield

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Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:58 am

Great bike, great first ride and great report.
Looking forward to many more to come :)
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Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:36 pm

Hey Radare, have you seen this Royal Enfield topic, among a few others I'm sure, on advrider.com?
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Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:23 pm

Radare did you ever see the TV series "Our Guy in India"... a documentary featuring Guy Martin ( the motorcycle racer ) he bought a Royal Enfield and rode it across India, I think he even got the bike shipped back to the UK and still owns it
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Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:26 pm

mikee112 wrote:
Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:23 pm
Radare did you ever see the TV series "Our Guy in India"... a documentary featuring Guy Martin ( the motorcycle racer ) he bought a Royal Enfield and rode it across India, I think he even got the bike shipped back to the UK and still owns it
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I wasn't able to find it last time I went looking but it seems to be available now. I'm going to give them a watch. Thanks, Mikee.
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Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:32 pm

I had a bit of spare time yesterday afternoon and chose to use it on the Enfield. I wasn't much a fan of the smaller US spec headlight so I replaced it with a 7" version. I also removed the British flag decals that the previous owner installed (sorry, gents), buffed the weathered paint and gave it a coat of wax.


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I then made a quick trip to the hardware store to get new fasteners for the exhaust shield. I took the long way home and introduced the Enfield to the Peak to Peak Highway. We made it to just about 9300' on the section near Ward Colorado.

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One thing I really like about this bike is the sound of its exhaust. That surprises me, given that its a single, but with the long stroke, it sounds great. Give it alist:

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Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:53 pm

One of the things that has got me excited about bikes again is not just a slow bike, it's a slow thumper.

Thumper supremacy.

Brap.
Go soothingly on the grease mud, as there lurks the skid demon.
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Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:15 pm

fateddy wrote:
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:53 pm
One of the things that has got me excited about bikes again is not just a slow bike, it's a slow thumper.

Thumper supremacy.

Brap.
I think it might almost keep up with your 350.
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Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:12 pm

Great to see Radare and what a road trip!
Glad you like the Enfield, I have a continental GT which I purchased new in 2014. I had been off 2 wheels for 30 years and it was the perfect machine for a born again biker to relearn the skills on. I still enjoy taking it up into the hills for a run and it turns heads wherever it's parked..
Generally a very reliable machine , there is a forum run by R.E. Fort Worth which will tell you everything you nee to know about it. A quick google will find it for you.
Enjoy, Jimmy
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Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:20 pm

Found this gem hidden inside a review giving me a laugh-out-loud moment. Best lines I've read so far!
The fact that Enfield never really bothered to modernize has also clearly struck a chord with the man-bun brigade, who find these classic lines as authentic and meaningful as anything they've ever created in the medium of milk foam.
Another, surprisingly accurate point.
Which brings up another point – don't take your Enfield on the freeway. It can do 100, maybe 115 or 120 km/h (62, 71 or 75 mph) if you wring its neck, but it's a cruel thing to do to it. The engine vibrations, which throb along pleasantly at backstreet speeds, become frenzied at high revs. Your hands become numb within minutes, with your feet soon to follow, and you're acutely aware that every bolt on the bike is desperately trying to escape the grip of its loc-tite and rattle itself loose. Just don't do it.
Actually, its a pretty funny review. Give it a read!

http://newatlas.com/2016-royal-enfield- ... iew/43717/
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Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:14 pm

Ha, thanks for sharing, that's probably one of the better reviews I've read. He doesn't neglect talking about the warts or the power, sounds like he enjoyed riding the bike and that's what counts!
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