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Old 12-14-2006, 10:34 AM   #1
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Default Re: Royal Enfield Bullet Sixty-5 Riding Impression

I'm looking forward to a 1949 Motobecane 125 or, even better, a Powell motor scooter. (Love that rear suspension). Of course, a replica 1936 Harley OHV 350cc single with exposed valve springs and total loss oiling would be the ultimate - if they came with clincher tires.
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Old 12-14-2006, 10:59 AM   #2
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I tried a couple of these 500s when there was a dealer in Goshen, IN. Even when properly "prepared" these things are scary...Amish buggies can run away from them and outSTOP them. On quiet (i.e. no traffic) backroads they still make my 1966 Honda 305 Dream feel hi powered and ultra modern! (it most definately isn't!!!)



Think I'll stick with my modified 1200R Sporty for "ancient" 2 wheeled thrills. DFO
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Old 12-14-2006, 10:59 AM   #3
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Kinda sounds like the bike that 99% of new riders should own as their first bike. Learn how to start it, learn how to ride it, learn how to fix it, and learn how to modify it to make it faster, handle and stop better. I bet we wouldn't have all the dorks out killing themselves in record numbers if this were the case. Forget progressive licensing. Make em own one of these!
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Old 12-14-2006, 11:05 AM   #4
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Might be a good refresher course for us long timers, too. Knock the rose coloring right out of our lineless bifocals!



But what a nice way to have fun in the garage after a short ride on a pocket-sized road!
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Old 12-14-2006, 11:11 AM   #5
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"(I've never heard internal combustion -- or anything except pornography -- described like this. -Ed.) "

This is a symptom of not associating with Singles enough, or at least not belonging to the club. Take a look at the ninth t-shirt in the list of shirts available for sale on the Foru Stroke Singles National owners Association site at

http://www.fssnoc.org/club-store.htm...
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Old 12-14-2006, 11:28 AM   #6
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Let's hear it for the mighty Tuckaseegee! Best tubing in WNC.



I went to Western Carolina and worked in Cashiers for many years. Sylva is a neat/odd town, and I've spent many mornings at Grandma's Pancake Barn (RIP).



Great to see an article come out the home country. I hope we see more articles and get a road report on a ride down Cullowhee Mtn Road. Nothing like washboard pavement and strewn gravel to make a ride exciting!



Thanks for the article.
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Old 12-14-2006, 11:51 AM   #7
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"(I've never heard internal combustion -- or anything except pornography -- described like this. -Ed.) "



Oh! Sorry, that's the intake, compression, power & exhaust strokes to you, newbie. You may have heard of it, it's sometimes called the Otto cycle.



That is, you might've if you were a geek from the Engineering school...



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Old 12-14-2006, 12:08 PM   #8
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The ultimate comparo: Ural v Enfield. The enfield can have the big bore kit, fare is fare after all.
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Old 12-14-2006, 12:21 PM   #9
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Or maybe not, how big's the Ural's engine?
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Old 12-14-2006, 12:45 PM   #10
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Very Cool. I'd mangle a Kipling ballad, but nothing rhymes with "Endfield".



Wait a minute...



"What's that that wimpers over 'ead?" said Files on Parade.



"That's the Enfield's piston passin' now," the Color Sergeant said.



For they've done with the old Endfield, you can 'ear the quickstep play.



The regiment's in column, an' they're marchin' us away;



Ho! the young recruits are shakin', an' they'll want their beer to-day,



After ridin' the Enfield 60 in the mornin'.



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