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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #60 on: February 23, 2012, 03:00:36 pm »
What will happen if i Run 110 infront as well? My brother's bike has same size tire on both tires.
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #61 on: February 24, 2012, 02:24:08 pm »
Just as a matter of interest, i have been travelling to India and back for a while for work.

Plenty of Royal Enfields there. What i love the most is that the city is massive and there are a ton of bikes around. But you will be working down the road and you will hear the thumper coming along. The sound of that RE is just so nice to hear.

You can pick up a brand new bullet 350 for around R12 500.00 and the top of the range 500 for around R20 000.00.
That is from the dealer in Mumbai.

Amazing. I have been chatting to the dealer there to get me some of the separate seats (Pillion that mounts on the rear bumper and seat)  so i can fit to my panther. I need to take back my measurements next visit to see if it will be possible, but don't see a problem.

Looking forward to pics of your bike.

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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #62 on: February 27, 2012, 09:16:55 pm »
Dapper Muis
Jy moet die fred aan die gang hou as jy fiets bekom hebt - eks baie geinterreseerd ja?!
 

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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #63 on: February 27, 2012, 09:20:25 pm »
2 phat. Maak so.. Dit sal seker die week wees! Sal almal op hoogte hou! Ek is baie bly dat daar nog net goeie en positiewe teruvoer gekom het.
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #64 on: February 28, 2012, 11:21:58 am »
Saw the most beautiful Enfields with Sidecars this weekend at Broadacres, The riders were nowhere to be seen so no further info but looking at that rig it makes a lot more sense than a Ural.

My kids waned to know when the Katoom was going to get a side car.  :o
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #65 on: February 28, 2012, 03:33:19 pm »
Guess what I got today????



Thank you Garth and Adrian! your service is above excellent!

Stopped to get a cold drink about 10km from the shop, and had a group of people interested in the bike.

This was the most memorable 80km of my life, and the start of a life journey with Royal Enfield and Thruxton MC Sommerset Wes

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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #66 on: February 28, 2012, 03:45:44 pm »
awesome awesome awesome  :thumleft:

is that the bullet 500?
 

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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #67 on: February 28, 2012, 03:47:06 pm »
That is exactly it the EFI model
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #68 on: February 28, 2012, 03:48:39 pm »
Nice!  :thumleft:


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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #69 on: February 28, 2012, 03:49:51 pm »
That is exactly it the EFI model

rad, i didn't know they brought in the bullet, I thought they just did the "classic" line (or whatever it's called)

what did it cost and how does it go?  :mwink:
 

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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #70 on: February 28, 2012, 03:51:43 pm »
Stofdonkie

Ek probeer 'n plan maak om hom in my sitkamer te kry... ek slaap vanaand langs hom!

Wes

goes lekker, typical single cylinder has lekker torque.

new 45k

I think it is a lot of (new) bang for your buck, plus it has a very big appeal factor.
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #71 on: February 28, 2012, 03:51:56 pm »
Damn.

Nice...... lovely.

Very confused coming here after just reading about M's new HP2.  
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #72 on: February 28, 2012, 03:53:12 pm »
wow Dappermuis

baie geluk!!

sy is pragtig. en die black & Ivory doen dit!!
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #73 on: February 28, 2012, 03:55:04 pm »
Stofdonkie

Ek probeer 'n plan maak om hom in my sitkamer te kry... ek slaap vanaand langs hom!

Wes

goes lekker, typical single cylinder has lekker torque.

new 45k

I think it is a lot of (new) bang for your buck, plus it has a very big appeal factor.

nice man, thanks for the info. you planning to customise it at all?  :deal:
 

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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #74 on: February 28, 2012, 03:57:05 pm »
I like the Standard look.

But will like a screen up front, (small) and lekker saddle bags, like big bags etc, not leather.

I am also considering fitting DS tires for mmmm expiditions....
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #75 on: February 28, 2012, 04:33:20 pm »
Congrats man! Sy is FLIPPIN STUNNING!  :ricky:

One Q: How do you clean and lube the chain? As far as I see it is between the zorst and wheel?
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #76 on: February 28, 2012, 04:42:57 pm »
Schweet! :drif:
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #77 on: February 28, 2012, 05:26:02 pm »
Congrats man! Sy is FLIPPIN STUNNING!  :ricky:

One Q: How do you clean and lube the chain? As far as I see it is between the zorst and wheel?

no problem, hy sit an die linkerkant, en daars net een exhaust, regs
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #78 on: February 28, 2012, 06:11:38 pm »

you planning to customise it at all?  :deal:

Typical  >:D

Seriously though Wes, what would you consider doing?
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #79 on: February 28, 2012, 06:28:53 pm »

you planning to customise it at all?  :deal:

Typical  >:D

Seriously though Wes, what would you consider doing?

hehehehe

well, uhm, here's 2 shots of THE SAME enfield bullet (they customised it twice)  :mwink: