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Old 05-25-2013, 03:09 PM   #76
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I would go with mitas.eu. They make the stuff. And there are used that way too.

Wet or dry road is the real crux, I guess. Herringbone pattern like E07 is not for mud, so K60 would be more advisable in that case.

I find only two enduro tires for the front (90/90-19): Pirelli's MT60 and MT90.

I do not like the idea to have a 100/90 fitted up front, in case one has a flat on the road: that's gonna be a handful to repair!


Sad you have to miss out on the camping. Life has chains on me too. In the distance now i hear faintly "I wanna break free...", yeah, right, Freddy, take it easy.



Here's my set up for trips, whatever length:


I guess it's similar as yours: tent, sleeping bag & matrass in the duffel. All the rest in the bags. Each one has its speciality: tools & spares, cooking & forage, clothes & personalia.
I prefer soft bags. They fit around any kind of volume; have a weight advantage; gentlier in case of a crash. Can't be locked but as they are military grade canvas: those straps are a discouragement in their own right.
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:59 AM   #77
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Heh, the little thread that could made it down to 4th page in like a day. :)

So yeah, Rango, I really like your luggage setup. Essentially what I am thinking of in form, albeit my fashion may be different.

Question....do you use a rack of some sort under the saddle bags? Or are you able to just rely on the fender stays to keep it out of the wheel. I'm thinking if I go with the bags I want (did I already say out loud that I want Wolfman Monarch bags?), I'll just get them and see if they fit....it not, fab something up to make it work. I've seen a few guys bend their own out of 3/4" conduit here in the states. Kind of suits my quasi-ghetto fabulous exterior I'm going for. While, of course, using only the best inside the engine.

So I heard back from MX1 Canada about E07's. They say:
"I suppose you could use front or back, you install in direction
of rotation. As far as being front or back the tires are tested under a load
and speed test and has nothing to do with front or back installation. We
offer a 110/80-19" E-07 and also a 100/90-19" E-07.
I would think the 110 width for the rear with a lower 80mm profile would be
a suitable rear application and then use the 100 width with slightly higher
90mm profile for the front would be a good fit."

So, that's clear as mud to me. I agree a smaller tire might be good for front tire flats while travelling. But I also (for some reason that probably doesn't stand up in reality) like matched front and rear, despite all evidence to the contrary. I think it looks good, for whatever thats worth.

However, tank pannier test was an A+, I think. Ran them for nearly 70 miles, completely empty. No flopping, no moving, no slipping on my front strap solution, which looked like this:







I picked up a few of those 1" flat hooks at a local trucking supply place for a whopping $1.36 USD each. Couldn't find a good place to strap the rear to with them. Front works well for now, though I am contemplating making some sort of double D thing to mount on the down tube for them to strap to. Good news is, it doesn't touch the head or header pipe at all, and doesn't seem to have impeded the air flow around the engine badly. I had good running temps with the leg thermometer all day.

So yeah, I'm a happy guy as far as those go.

Be safe out there all.
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Old 05-30-2013, 02:50 PM   #78
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The fenders have no stays. To keep bags from the rear wheel are the black rack set for uce bikes, available at all importers. They work ok but for one disadvantage. They are mounted using the attachments of the seat and the shocks. This implies that for getting the seat off, which is not such an unusual thing to do, you're up to a substantial job before and after what you were really set out to do.
Could be better. A home made design might get around that. Getting seat off without having to dismantle other stuff is worth an effort.


Mitas tires are readily available here. Check out this site,
http://www.banden-pneus-online.be/motorband/MITAS/
While their counterpart in the UK (tyres-pneus.online.co.uk) does not have Mitas, this branch does. They might be willing to ship overseas. Worth a try?


An idea that I want to investigate is to change the front wheel to a 21". Tires would be easier to find and the change in stance might be profitable for riding dirt.


Your tank pannier passed the test. That's a keeper.
I purchased bags from a supplier for pack horses and am not wholly satisfied. Either can't turn the bars lock to lock or my knees hit the bags. Got to find bags that are a tat slimmer.
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:16 AM   #79
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This lady is my Royal Enfield hero.

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Old 10-25-2013, 10:19 AM   #80
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My Enfield in Puerto Penasco. :)

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Old 10-25-2013, 03:16 PM   #81
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Looking good, Noisymilk.
That high rise back rest is practical.
Did you make a report of the ride?
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:23 AM   #82
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this might be old news to you guys, but i just saw this today. cool looking bike!




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Old 10-26-2013, 08:50 AM   #83
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Old 11-02-2013, 10:07 AM   #84
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Hello

Hi everyone.
Been giving some serious thought to buying an Enfield this winter so am glad I spent the morning searching ADV.I knew there must be a thread somewhere.Will probably go for one with a dual seat so my gf can ride with me.When I was back in Wales my brother in law was heavy into bikes (an ex rocker) and used to pick up my sister on an old Enfield 700(?) with a sidecar.He had a 250cc GT that he was fixing up to sell and told me I could have it when I turned 16.Sadly,it never happened as they needed the money to help purchase another house and I ended up with a 175cc BSA Bantam!
I like the appeal of this bike as it would just be used to putter around the back roads on a sunny day.I have a Honda Transalp for my long distance stuff and am restoring a CB400f in my basement for,well,for whatever.
Sorry this has rambled a bit but I tend to do that.I don't have any interest in hwy riding as the back roads suit me better.Hell,it took me 3days to get down to the Dragon and that was only 1500kms away!
Thanks for reading and you guys may be the push I need to go out and get one.
Sometimes I don't bother with my laptop for days,so I am not being ignorant by not replying.I am being a Luddite!!

Cheers,Charlie
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Old 11-02-2013, 03:59 PM   #85
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Could have been a Super Meteor or Constellation.
Exported to America as Interceptor.

Good luck on landing your Bullet and try to post a picture of it.

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