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Offline RobC

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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #120 on: March 02, 2012, 12:48:19 pm »
Guys complaining of speed should try a KLR...
That said, these bikes have a cool factor bar none! :thumleft:
Would love to own a "Desert Storm" model, get dressed in my browns and go roaring around the farms here... :mwink: :thumleft:
 

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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #121 on: March 02, 2012, 12:48:59 pm »
Mmmm... Doing a trip to Hermanus this weekend, will post pics!

500km service booked for Monday!
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #122 on: March 02, 2012, 01:09:21 pm »
Mmmm... Doing a trip to Hermanus this weekend, will post pics!

500km service booked for Monday!

Well here is wishing you an awesome ride and a safe journey.... :thumleft:
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike Photos Added
« Reply #123 on: March 02, 2012, 08:38:22 pm »
Some pictures... Playing with my camera and bike.







My favourite:



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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike Photos Added
« Reply #124 on: March 02, 2012, 08:43:38 pm »
STUNNING PICS!!!!!!!
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #125 on: March 02, 2012, 08:46:21 pm »

 Forget the hype, the thing is built in India, they are NOT well made. :pot:
« Last Edit: March 03, 2012, 07:53:09 am by Bennett »
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike Photos Added
« Reply #126 on: March 02, 2012, 08:49:41 pm »
Thanks 2phat

Got my Camera yesterday, first time round playing with a SLR, and I love it!

Bennet. I beg to differ. this machine is beautifully made, i have inspected it from top to bottom for a while now, and I have probably read every article on the net about it.

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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike Photos Added
« Reply #127 on: March 02, 2012, 08:52:56 pm »
I do not mean to be insulting, but time will tell.
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike Photos Added
« Reply #128 on: March 02, 2012, 09:00:02 pm »
Bennet:

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike Photos Added
« Reply #129 on: March 02, 2012, 09:01:11 pm »
 :thumleft:    :imaposer: :Absolutely.
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike Photos Added
« Reply #130 on: March 02, 2012, 09:01:37 pm »
I do not mean to be insulting, but time will tell.
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike Photos Added
« Reply #131 on: March 02, 2012, 09:02:55 pm »
 :3some: spot on.
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike Photos Added
« Reply #132 on: March 02, 2012, 09:05:52 pm »
:3some: spot on.
:laughing4:

As an only bike it's acceptable....the cool factor is undeniable. It's like rocking up in a Roller or Alpha...
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike Photos Added
« Reply #133 on: March 02, 2012, 10:06:44 pm »
Just  pulling your leg here. On a recent trip to India I saw many Enfields, hundreds in fact. Just loved the look and sound of them. Enjoy your great ride.
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike Photos Added
« Reply #135 on: March 03, 2012, 08:58:27 am »
Forget the hype, the thing is built in India, they are NOT well made. :pot:

Do you even know it's history?
News bulletin: They've been built in India since '62 using the tools bought from Enfiled Britain.
My version's head was reworked by the Austrians in 2005, that's the only big difference it has to the original motor from 1960.

I do not mean to be insulting, but time will tell.

Dude, how long should we wait?
Time has been "telling" since 1962
 ::)
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike Photos Added
« Reply #136 on: March 03, 2012, 09:14:25 am »
:3some: spot on.
:laughing4:

As an only bike it's acceptable....the cool factor is undeniable. It's like rocking up in a Roller or Alpha...
Now you talking !
Congrats and many happy miles  :thumleft:
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike Photos Added
« Reply #137 on: March 03, 2012, 09:20:03 am »
Forget the hype, the thing is built in India, they are NOT well made. :pot:

Do you even know it's history?
News bulletin: They've been built in India since '62 using the tools bought from Enfiled Britain.
My version's head was reworked by the Austrians in 2005, that's the only big difference it has to the original motor from 1960.

I do not mean to be insulting, but time will
Chill bro, read on down and you will see that I was only ragging. These bikes are cool beans and as I said there are hundreds and thousands ruling the roost in India.

Dude, how long should we wait?
Time has been "telling" since 1962
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike Photos Added
« Reply #138 on: March 03, 2012, 09:25:38 am »


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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike Photos Added
« Reply #139 on: March 03, 2012, 09:34:57 am »
:3some: spot on.
:laughing4:

As an only bike it's acceptable....the cool factor is undeniable. It's like rocking up in a Roller or Alpha...
Now you talking !
Congrats and many happy miles  :thumleft:
Your merc reminds me of my first exploration 4x4 it was a vw baja bug , and I had some of my best adventures in that baby  :thumleft:


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Great bike, unfortunately they seem to not be well respected amongst classic enthusiasts. I'm not a huge fan myself but never ridden one, what is important iis it gives you wood then that's what counts.
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