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Old 09-08-2010, 03:48 PM   #16
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+3. What do they cost?

http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/mo...lassic-c5.html
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Old 09-08-2010, 07:14 PM   #17
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For all of you who love this motorcycle,let me post some pics of mine:







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Old 09-08-2010, 07:19 PM   #18
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Maybe it's time for a "Post Your Pictures" thread...
I wonder how many people around here have one.

Mista Vern had to go and get a stinky BSA. Too bad for him.

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Old 09-08-2010, 07:27 PM   #19
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For all of you who love this motorcycle,let me post some pics of mine:






What is the purpose of the wire frame near the rear tire?
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Old 09-08-2010, 07:46 PM   #20
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What is the purpose of the wire frame near the rear tire?
That is a saree guard.Saree clad women in India sit on a motorcycle like this:

So the frame is there to prevent the saree from getting entangled plus it has support for the feet.It is mandatory and all manufacturers supply the bike with it installed.I am soon getting rid of it though.
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Old 09-08-2010, 07:48 PM   #21
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Maybe it's time for a "Post Your Pictures" thread...
I wonder how many people around here have one.

Mista Vern had to go and get a stinky BSA. Too bad for him.

No kidding - I have yet to get that thing running!
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Old 09-08-2010, 08:19 PM   #22
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I've been using that tubing along the fender to hang a tool roll and Christmas decorations.

It also provides a place to cram shims when readjusting the rear fender on the UCE's. A couple of people have had trouble with a shimmiy that turned out to be an accidentally spring-loaded fender because of factory mis-alignment. (Only a few bikes, I think)
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Old 09-08-2010, 08:41 PM   #23
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That is a saree guard.Saree clad women in India sit on a motorcycle like this:

So the frame is there to prevent the saree from getting entangled plus it has support for the feet.It is mandatory and all manufacturers supply the bike with it installed.I am soon getting rid of it though.
Don't take it off, put a cloth saddlebag on there! Or a woman!
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Old 09-08-2010, 09:21 PM   #24
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I would never have guessed. Thanks for the explanation. I have always liked the look of the Enfields.

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That is a saree guard.Saree clad women in India sit on a motorcycle like this:

So the frame is there to prevent the saree from getting entangled plus it has support for the feet.It is mandatory and all manufacturers supply the bike with it installed.I am soon getting rid of it though.
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Old 09-08-2010, 09:39 PM   #25
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Very handsome bike. And nice countryside as well. Looks like some good areas to ride in.

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Old 09-08-2010, 10:49 PM   #26
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To answer the OP's question, absolutely not. Maintain a constant speed over 60 mph and you will be shedding more parts than my cat sheds hair. If you mean can you ride for 30 miles at 65 mph, the answer is yes. If you mean can you ride across the country on I80 and stay out of the way of the trucks, the answer is no. After a brief time at 65 MPH you will need to do some wrenching, tweaking, oil adding, etc. These machine are designed to accelerate to speeds over 60 mph and then slow down for something. Steady state cruising at 65-70 mph is not realistic or advisable. Just take a test ride and you will come to the same conclusion. Steady state cruising at 55 mph is wonderful and will quickly make a convert of you.
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Old 09-08-2010, 11:01 PM   #27
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Don't take it off, put a cloth saddlebag on there! Or a woman!
I was actually thinking of putting hard panniers.


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Very handsome bike. And nice countryside as well. Looks like some good areas to ride in.

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Yup Shimla,where I live has plenty of nice places to ride to.Lots of nice twisty roads.

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To answer the OP's question, absolutely not. Maintain a constant speed over 60 mph and you will be shedding more parts than my cat sheds hair. If you mean can you ride for 30 miles at 65 mph, the answer is yes. If you mean can you ride across the country on I80 and stay out of the way of the trucks, the answer is no. After a brief time at 65 MPH you will need to do some wrenching, tweaking, oil adding, etc. These machine are designed to accelerate to speeds over 60 mph and then slow down for something. Steady state cruising at 65-70 mph is not realistic or advisable. Just take a test ride and you will come to the same conclusion. Steady state cruising at 55 mph is wonderful and will quickly make a convert of you.
I am not too sure .The new UCE engines are more reliable compared to the old cast iron ones.I have read accounts of people cruising at those speeds comfortably.But then again I have not experienced that myself,the place where I live doesn't have roads to do that.And I never feel the urge to take it to 60mph,I am more of a sedate rider,and thats the way to go on most Indian roads.
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Old 09-09-2010, 01:17 AM   #28
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I've been a fan for a while now, beautiful bikes...
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Old 09-09-2010, 05:14 AM   #29
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I test drove a couple recent models as there is a dealer near me. They are very cool looking bikes. I opted for a KLR instead, it's not comparing apples to apples to be sure, the KLR just suit my personality better.

Question, do the recently produced Enfield's have the leaky-oil issue-- drip-drip-drip on the garage floor?

I do think they are very cool looking and wonderfully retro for city cruising or secondary road-riding.
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Old 09-09-2010, 05:16 AM   #30
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Question, do the recently produced Enfield's have the leaky-oil issue-- drip-drip-drip on the garage floor?
Nope.Mine hasn't leaked in 2500 miles.And I know people who've ridden 10,000 miles without even a drop leaking.
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