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Old 05-10-2011, 11:35 PM   #46
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Phacochoerus isn't it a C5 that you have?
If not and it's the G5 with the 3.50 x 19 you will be limited for dual sport rear tires since it's pretty much a classic bike/side car size for a rear tire anyways LOL
-Not a true Dual sport but I've read people using Avon 3.50 X 19 safety Mileage Rear Tire.
-The Dunlop K70 comes in that size, not a dual sport but a nice tread pattern.
-Found these just surfing, but I've got no knowledge of the brand at all Shinko SR241 Dual Sport Series Tires
Hello TN - Sorry about being a bit lax in replying to you but I unfortunately had a mishap on my GS in the Leotho Maluti (drakensburg) mountains on a goat trail in the pouring rain at about 5kph and broke both leg and ankle (open fracture) and I am still recovering after 3 operations. will continue to bother you and others with questions as the the trip is still on. (if you don't mind of course)
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Old 07-11-2011, 10:04 PM   #47
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Hello TN - Sorry about being a bit lax in replying to you but I unfortunately had a mishap on my GS in the Leotho Maluti (drakensburg) mountains on a goat trail in the pouring rain at about 5kph and broke both leg and ankle (open fracture) and I am still recovering after 3 operations. will continue to bother you and others with questions as the the trip is still on. (if you don't mind of course)
I am sorry to hear about your accident. Get well soon



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Old 03-13-2012, 05:39 PM   #48
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I just bought a new 2011 Royal Enfield C5 Classic in Royal Maroon. So far I like it. Very sensitive to directional input at higher speeds (higher being >45mph ).

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Old 03-14-2012, 04:03 AM   #49
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I just bought a new 2011 Royal Enfield C5 Classic in Royal Maroon. So far I like it. Very sensitive to directional input at higher speeds (higher being >45mph ).

Very Nice... What is your gas mileage like?
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:24 AM   #50
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I rented one for a week-long tour of Scotland back in the summer of 2008:



It was great fun for puttering along the back roads at 50 m.p.h., but on the motorways it was impossible to keep up with the flow of traffic. When I got home my Moto Guzzi Nevada felt like a jet plane in comparison.
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:40 AM   #51
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Very Nice... What is your gas mileage like?
I don't know. I guess I could pay attention.
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Old 03-31-2012, 02:33 PM   #52
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I just bought a new 2011 Royal Enfield C5 Classic in Royal Maroon. So far I like it. Very sensitive to directional input at higher speeds (higher being >45mph ).

Brad is pretty much my neighbor so I decided to do a Felmey also.



This is a few days ago when I first got it home. I've got it all torn apart right now doing a lot of powdercoating and ceramic coating on the thing. Fun bike though. It's my favorite bike I've had so far. I like it scads better than my 2007 Bonneville.

Currently I'm swapping the exhaust to get rid of the giant catalytic converter and I have some aggressive off road tires to put on it as soon as I can get around to disassembling the wheels and coating all of the chrome, Next week should see it all finished.


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Old 03-31-2012, 02:42 PM   #53
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I like those, I have a customer who sells them in Dallas, shop manager tells me they have had pretty good luck with them. He says for a city bike they are excellent.
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:17 PM   #54
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I like those, I have a customer who sells them in Dallas, shop manager tells me they have had pretty good luck with them. He says for a city bike they are excellent.
It's a great city bike if you are mindful of the importance of getting rid of the stock chain. Mine was garbage after 3200 miles and ruined the sprockets.

It's a good bike in general if you have a good dealer. RE USA has a stranglehold on parts supply, so if you don't, you are really shit out of luck.
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:36 PM   #55
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It's a great city bike if you are mindful of the importance of getting rid of the stock chain. Mine was garbage after 3200 miles and ruined the sprockets.

It's a good bike in general if you have a good dealer. RE USA has a stranglehold on parts supply, so if you don't, you are really shit out of luck.

Perrys sidecars has one in Fort Worth with the trials kit, damn sharp looking.
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:15 PM   #56
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Perrys sidecars has one in Fort Worth with the trials kit, damn sharp looking.
Perry sold the RE dealership, which is now on the west side of Fort Worth on I-30 near Northern Tool. Royal Enfield of Fort Worth is, I think, the only single-line RE dealership in America at the moment.
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:16 PM   #57
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It's a great city bike if you are mindful of the importance of getting rid of the stock chain. Mine was garbage after 3200 miles and ruined the sprockets.

It's a good bike in general if you have a good dealer. RE USA has a stranglehold on parts supply, so if you don't, you are really shit out of luck.
The OE sprocket is non-detachable from the brake hub. The first sprocket replacement will necessitate the replacement of the brake hub, although the replacement parts are fully swappable and you can then change out sprockets without the added cost of a brake hub each time.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:11 PM   #58
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I just bought a new 2011 Royal Enfield C5 Classic in Royal Maroon. So far I like it. Very sensitive to directional input at higher speeds (higher being >45mph ).


Congratulations.

The one thing you can do to improve directional stability is to change the swingarm pivot bushes to the metal ones from the older models.
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:31 AM   #59
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Congratulations.

The one thing you can do to improve directional stability is to change the swingarm pivot bushes to the metal ones from the older models.
Thanks, that's good to know. When you say "the older models" what year(s) and model(s) are you referring to?
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:27 PM   #60
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I'm getting mine to look like I had envisioned.

Aggressive tires, ceramic coated muffler and exhaust, lots of powdercoating. Now to build a skid plate and racks for my aluminum pannier boxes.




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