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Offline Swart Gevaar

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Re: How capable is a Royal Enfield...?
« Reply #40 on: September 18, 2013, 09:54:47 am »
The bikes will be used for patrol riding. I think that the RE is a much tougher option as everything is made out of steel and there are no plastic components. Also comes in the right color option already too

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But if they are a very strict on the 175cc requirement, it may be good to have that option available as well.

Indeed.
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Re: How capable is a Royal Enfield...?
« Reply #41 on: September 18, 2013, 09:55:09 am »
Looks good  ;D
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Re: How capable is a Royal Enfield...?
« Reply #42 on: September 18, 2013, 10:01:02 am »
Saw a couple on two Royal enfields ,loaded - in Nam. sometime back, they were travelling  from Germany to Cape town and back again, no problems encountered up to Nam. they did dirt roads a lot through Africa.
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Re: How capable is a Royal Enfield...?
« Reply #43 on: September 18, 2013, 10:05:49 am »
 ;D
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Re: How capable is a Royal Enfield...?
« Reply #44 on: September 18, 2013, 10:35:17 am »
Hyosung is the most developed bike of the lot. If I see the picture you taliking of, the need something like thr XRs you toppies used on the border.

Who ever you doing this for obviously wants something to be replaced every year or two.
I'm not saying kill stupid people, I'm saying, remove the warning labels and let the problem sort itself out.

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Re: How capable is a Royal Enfield...?
« Reply #45 on: September 18, 2013, 10:40:12 am »
Hyosung is the most developed bike of the lot. If I see the picture you taliking of, the need something like thr XRs you toppies used on the border.

Who ever you doing this for obviously wants something to be replaced every year or two.

Welcome to international politics...  :deal:
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Re: How capable is a Royal Enfield...?
« Reply #46 on: September 18, 2013, 11:27:21 am »
Your thread seems to have opened up a can of worms...ha ha
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Re: How capable is a Royal Enfield...?
« Reply #48 on: September 18, 2013, 01:00:00 pm »
i have always love the look and that adventure type idea they give you with the royal enfield
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Re: How capable is a Royal Enfield...?
« Reply #49 on: September 18, 2013, 01:22:57 pm »
I'm starting to like them too. Even Triumph's range of Scrambler, Bonneville, etc. are all nice. Love them.
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Re: How capable is a Royal Enfield...?
« Reply #50 on: September 18, 2013, 03:40:03 pm »
Glad you said love and not like a scrambler!
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Re: How capable is a Royal Enfield...?
« Reply #51 on: September 18, 2013, 04:01:11 pm »
Glad you said love and not like a scrambler!

:love7: a Triumph Scrambler...

Is dit beter???
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Re: How capable is a Royal Enfield...?
« Reply #52 on: September 18, 2013, 04:07:02 pm »
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Re: How capable is a Royal Enfield...?
« Reply #53 on: September 18, 2013, 04:09:50 pm »
Thanks briv
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Re: How capable is a Royal Enfield...?
« Reply #54 on: September 18, 2013, 04:11:25 pm »
Will you be offering orthopedic services to the end users if you go the Enfield route??

In all honesty I think your farting against thunder as so many have explained. I have travelled extensively throughout east africa and Jap or Chinese is the way to go. Who will know how to fix those indian lumps in the desert. Besides they don't go fast enough to get up on the 'step'.
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Re: How capable is a Royal Enfield...?
« Reply #55 on: September 18, 2013, 04:43:59 pm »
Will you be offering orthopedic services to the end users if you go the Enfield route??

In all honesty I think your farting against thunder as so many have explained. I have travelled extensively throughout east africa and Jap or Chinese is the way to go. Who will know how to fix those indian lumps in the desert. Besides they don't go fast enough to get up on the 'step'.

As said before, Jap and Chinese NOT accepted... :deal:
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Re: How capable is a Royal Enfield...?
« Reply #56 on: September 18, 2013, 04:49:14 pm »
To me the Royal Enfield is more of a retro-poser bike. The Bajaj, although a bit boring is the right tool for the job. In Africa one often see people on 125 Chinese bikes, I just think the Bajaj 180 Pulsar can do it better.
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Re: How capable is a Royal Enfield...?
« Reply #57 on: September 18, 2013, 04:49:51 pm »
Ons polisie in Nam het dieselfde roete gevolg met voertuig verskaffers.

Toe al die voertuie wat die "bose koloniale" hier gelos het nou heel in hulle peetjie in was koop hulle toe Mahindra's. Dis soos 'n 1965 CJ4 jeep, net baie kakker. Die goed kon nie tagtig haal nie, en dan whine sy gearbox soos 'n '56 Bedford  

Toe besluit een amptenaar die regte ding is Amerikaans V8 Chev bakkies. Tot 'n fabriek opgesit om die linkerhand na regterhand ombouing te doen. Al probleem is, ons petrol pompe is te ver uit mekaar hier vir daai goed, hulle pas nie in 'n parkeerplek nie en dink jouself in hoe bestuur 'n derde wereld land konstabel waar die polisie kan maak wat hulle wil 'n V8. Die wat nie in 2 maande afgeskryf is nie, was net nog op hulle wiele oordat hulle stukkend was en nie kon ry nie.

Nou ry hulle Toyota.

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Re: How capable is a Royal Enfield...?
« Reply #58 on: September 18, 2013, 06:22:34 pm »
I have a Royal Enfield and have not experienced any problems in 8000kms and find the quality of finish, paint work to finish on the engine cases, excellent. I have fitted DS (Michelin Siroccos) and bomb along on the dirt highways around the Garden Route. I have fitted a riders seat for my wife and it rides better than my GS on comfort. If you accept it for what it is and you have the time you can go any distance. The maintenance on the bike is negligible (hydraulically adjusted valves and a simple oil change every 6000 kms). The chain does not stretch, not enough power. But you need more than one spanner in the toolbox and this would not be my only bike.
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Re: How capable is a Royal Enfield...?
« Reply #59 on: September 19, 2013, 08:09:28 am »
To me the Royal Enfield is more of a retro-poser bike. The Bajaj, although a bit boring is the right tool for the job. In Africa one often see people on 125 Chinese bikes, I just think the Bajaj 180 Pulsar can do it better.

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Although I really love the Enfield, and might own one soon, for this application I think the lighter, smaller, more economical Bajaj range will do the trick. Bajaj also has a cheaper version, I think 125cc and called the Boxer, that is also based on the old Honda CG125 design. To keep it running in Africa, I believe that lots of Chinese CG125 copies will have some interchangeble parts. I have never heard anything bad from the Bajaj range. They are made in a 3rd world country, for 3rd word conditions.
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