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Old 12-14-2006, 01:50 PM   #11
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Default Re: Royal Enfield Bullet Sixty-5 Riding Impression

When you gonna get that 2 smoker fixed so we can get some chili?
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Old 12-14-2006, 02:10 PM   #12
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Default Re: Royal Enfield Bullet Sixty-5 Riding Impression

I suppose one of these would be fun but I'd rather have a 441 Victor if I wanted to have a plonker, even a 250 Trophy. Since the reliability would be the same it would come down to which was cooler and more fun and both the BSA and the Triumph are miles ahead IMO
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Old 12-14-2006, 02:20 PM   #13
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Old 12-14-2006, 02:42 PM   #14
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You don't want a 250. Those things are stones. Ruined the crank bearings on my Yamaha 180 twin from towing one. 15 hp and 300 lbs.
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Old 12-14-2006, 02:58 PM   #15
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Yup...You are so right. Any newbie with the cojones to ride this bike is a real biker.
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Old 12-14-2006, 03:14 PM   #16
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Default Re: Royal Enfield Bullet Sixty-5 Riding Impression

Yes, but what about the tendency of the bike to try to go down the left side of the street?
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Old 12-14-2006, 03:40 PM   #17
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Default Re: Royal Enfield Bullet Sixty-5 Riding Impression

Doesn't really matter. They're both slow as hell. I don't know about the Urinal, but the Bullet is unreliable. I rode with a Bullet owners group here in Phoenix while we had an Enfield dealer, only I was riding a '94 MZ Country with a 500cc Rotax single that ran off and hid from the Bullets. Not racing, just normal riding. The Enfield dealer went bust, and I've never since seen a Bullet on the street. Not surprising, because the service department was always chock full of bikes needing repair. I think a person wanting to get into biking at the base level might do better refurbishing some old Jap 175.
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Old 12-14-2006, 04:19 PM   #18
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I had a 250 Trophy. It spent 85% of it's time getting repaired in the basement. The 441 would be cool, but you are already starting with a nearly 30 year old bike. I could see another old Bonnie in my future though. How's the new one working out?
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Old 12-14-2006, 04:54 PM   #19
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Kawasaki KLR 650 has all the impovements you mentioned and a list price of $5,199
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Old 12-14-2006, 05:04 PM   #20
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Enfield wins the seat height comparo hands down, tho - if your inseam is less than 34 inches, that is.

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