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Offline Phacochoerus

Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #140 on: March 05, 2012, 09:22:43 am »
Mmmm... Doing a trip to Hermanus this weekend, will post pics!

500km service booked for Monday!

How did your trip go? Well I Hope and I hope you are as Happy as I am
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We can neither love nor pity nor forgive..
If you make a slip in handling us you die!
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike Photos Added
« Reply #141 on: March 05, 2012, 11:39:06 am »
Trip did not happen this Saturday.. Bike was packed, Girlfriend and I were dressed and ready to go. Then she slipped down the stairs and tore ligaments in her right ankle..

So to make the best of the situation, I rented a chic movie, got her a Chocolate, and rode through Bainskloof pass, and Mitchells pass to Ceres in the afternoon, after all the doctor and x ray stuff.

Bike stood on 360km, with the fuel light still not lit, the last time I refueled the tank was on 113km.

Sunday was a bit rainy, but is soon cleared up. I got my Girlfriend on the bike and we headed for brunch at Station in Franschoek, with sore leg and 'all'.

I filled up in Franschoek at 415 km, I think? And worked out the mixed fuel consumption op 26.3 km per liter. Half of this was done through mountain passes, and the other half 2 up.

The bike is currently with Thruxton mc for the service..
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike Photos Added
« Reply #142 on: March 05, 2012, 12:35:13 pm »
Your sensitivity is to be commended....
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« Reply #143 on: March 05, 2012, 08:41:29 pm »
I was at Thruxton MC this afternoon as well. Booked the demo-bike for use on two dates, on my engagement shoot as well as wedding day. Super excited about this. Super service by the brothers.
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike Photos Added
« Reply #144 on: March 05, 2012, 08:48:53 pm »
Lem

Awesome brothers.

That teal colour is going to look awesome with a wedding! I must say, I got beyond expected service from Garth, yet again.
I went for the 500km service, and got 700 on now.

How's this, on the N1 a metro police pulls me over, to get 'praat kak' about my bike!
Please post pics of the wedding!


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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike Photos Added
« Reply #145 on: March 05, 2012, 08:57:50 pm »
I wonder if this absolutely stunning bike  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: shared any history with the arms manufacturer Lee Enfield?  If so thien this bike is going to last a lifetime.  Lee Enfield manufactured rifles for the British army in the 19th and well into the 20th Century and was the weapon of choice for Allied soldiers in WW1 and WW2, and are still being used by many shooting enthusiasts till today (myself included  ;)).

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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike Photos Added
« Reply #146 on: March 05, 2012, 09:01:20 pm »
Thanks Ventana.

The name Enfield is indeed derived from the small arms manufacturer, with Royal Enfield's slogan being ' Built like a gun, goes like a bullet'!
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« Reply #147 on: March 05, 2012, 09:06:09 pm »
Thanks Ventana.

The name Enfield is indeed derived from the small arms manufacturer, with Royal Enfield's slogan being ' Built like a gun, goes like a bullet'!

yes, that is why the brand emblem is a cannon, and they manufactured arms for WW 1.
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« Reply #148 on: March 05, 2012, 09:11:33 pm »
Just have to get myself one then - decision made!

(now about that lotto ticket...........) :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
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« Reply #149 on: January 14, 2013, 10:32:23 pm »
So i've been looking at these bikes, 47k new.
I like the desert one
http://royalenfield.com/motorcycles/classic-desert-storm/#!special-features
I've been unsure what to think, but clearly you dogs laaik it stukkend!!
Yamaha turned me into a mechanic, this is a proven low tech and maintenance bike ... i'm good with that.
Now for da finace
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike Photos Added
« Reply #150 on: January 15, 2013, 12:27:16 pm »
Now that RE is using the shorter slightly upswept exhaust, it has the makings of an "Around the world" bike - with the right preparation and tyres of course.
I have one on my wish list.
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« Reply #151 on: January 15, 2013, 02:41:44 pm »
It is not a modern bike with all sorts off modern features ....  but I think it will be really fun!!  As long as you are not expecting it to have great suspension, handling and  reliability.  ;D
 

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« Reply #152 on: January 15, 2013, 03:08:40 pm »
As long as you are not expecting it to have ...  reliability. 

I'm not seeing reliability as an issue?
Especially not with the new EFI models.
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« Reply #153 on: January 15, 2013, 03:11:38 pm »
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike Photos Added
« Reply #154 on: January 15, 2013, 03:25:26 pm »
Had a look at them myself a couple of days ago. looks very nice indeed.
 

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« Reply #155 on: January 15, 2013, 03:34:28 pm »
Had a look at them myself a couple of days ago. looks very nice indeed.

So now you see a bit of chrome and go soft in the head?
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike Photos Added
« Reply #156 on: January 15, 2013, 03:39:14 pm »
Had a look at them myself a couple of days ago. looks very nice indeed.

So now you see a bit of chrome and go soft in the head?

:D

Nope. See bike shop - stop - go and look. Any bike shop. I like bike shops. ;D

No seriously, I liked what I saw. Was invited to come and test ride one so I'll reserve my judgement till then. I really like the old school stuff these days.
 

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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike Photos Added
« Reply #157 on: January 15, 2013, 04:20:20 pm »
Hey TR.... post an opinion of what you think! ..... Am also thinking of going retro with one of these! :thumleft:
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike Photos Added
« Reply #158 on: January 15, 2013, 04:26:01 pm »
Will do TT. :thumleft:

Bigandaft aren't these similar to the ones you rode in India? FI / disck brakes etc?

What is your opinion of the bike since you have done extensive DS riding on it?
 

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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike Photos Added
« Reply #159 on: January 15, 2013, 04:56:48 pm »
Dis nou nie n enfield nie maar ek kan myself sien op ver verlate paaie met so ene. Sien die een in Centurion.
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