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Old 03-28-2008, 06:29 AM   #16
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I say go for it! I'm bored to tears with most modern bikes that have no soul. Plastic bikes just don't do it for me. It's nice to ride a bike that you don't see 10 just like it every time you take a ride.
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Old 03-28-2008, 07:27 AM   #17
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I have decided that all bikes are "adventure bikes", but not all riders are adventure riders.
boy, ain't that the truth!
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Old 03-28-2008, 07:48 AM   #18
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Any bike you can fix with a big rock and a wire coat hanger is definitely "adventure worthy"...
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Old 03-28-2008, 08:25 AM   #19
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I guess it all depends on what kind of 'adventuring' you want to do, but seeing as you already have the RE, you know the shortcomings.

It's an old versus new design bike thing Older bikes are easier to fix, but need fixing and servicing much more often. Newer design bikes go better, handle and stop better.

I rode the RE a few years back (military look-alike) when I was looking for a thumper for dirt road exploring. Seemed it would do ok, but the tall first gear and limited 'comfortable' cruising speed (anything much over 55mph seemed to vibrate my boots off the pegs), as well as the stodgy suspension, put me off.

Plus I'm not really somebody that enjoys futzing with valves and such every 1000 miles or so (what the dealer told me).

But have at it despite the issues: different strokes for different folks.
Tou don't need the latest / greatest equipment to have fun. After all, I adventured a Vespa P200E 2-up back in the early 80s on paved and dirt roads, and had a lot of fun.

200 - 300 miles in a day was much more of a challenge than on my K100RS of the time, but just as fun in a different way. As long as you aren't in a hurry or trying to break any records, pick your routes, and don't need to keep up with a KTM Adventure 990, the RE should do it.
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Old 03-28-2008, 11:30 AM   #20
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Heres a bit of inspiration from some of the members of the RE forum I belong to.
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Old 03-28-2008, 11:31 AM   #21
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Old 03-28-2008, 11:33 AM   #22
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Old 03-28-2008, 11:35 AM   #23
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This next one would be the ultimate Bullet adv bike surely!?
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Old 03-28-2008, 11:37 AM   #24
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if only my bullet looked like this!
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Old 03-28-2008, 12:11 PM   #25
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There is not much Enfiled left on that orange bike. That is what I would call a true Enfield adventure bike.
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Old 03-28-2008, 06:03 PM   #26
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Man...that first pic you posted is a show stopper. freakin sweet!
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Old 03-28-2008, 06:10 PM   #27
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I lived in Madras in '83 and had a Bullet. It handled Southern India just fine.
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Old 03-28-2008, 08:08 PM   #28
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Do it.

Dew it.

Just doo it.

Throw some knobbies on there and call it good to go.
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Old 03-28-2008, 08:50 PM   #29
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Old 03-28-2008, 10:51 PM   #30
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Nice Bullet 65 you have. I have a 2007 500 Classic myself, so I have the drum brakes fore and aft, and points too!Mines only at about 380 miles so far (I have three motorcyles). I can't show a photo of mine because they are too big (and I'm too stupid to figure out how to shrink them), but its a green one like this:

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