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Re: old scool new bikes

Post by Sibbo » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:25 am

Here's something I'd buy if it was available here ... https://www.cycleworld.com/2013/05/14/b ... iew-photos
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Re: old scool new bikes

Post by dougie » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:52 am

robert wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:50 pm
Trim about a hundred pounds off that pig and you may have something.
+1.
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The rest of it I just wasted.

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Re: old scool new bikes

Post by Wobbly » Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:03 pm

robert wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:50 pm
Trim about a hundred pounds off that pig and you may have something.
While the new snowflake wheel was being installed, the dealer had a Racer on the showroom. It looked very nice, but I saw issues (like no bags or racks) right off. Even at the same price, I'd rather have a nice S or RS from the mid-80's.

Also interesting how every reviewer on YouTube mentioned removing the tag/tail lamp bracket ! :lol:
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Re: old scool new bikes

Post by Zombie Master » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:09 pm

robert wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:50 pm
Trim about a hundred pounds off that pig and you may have something.
+1
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Re: old scool new bikes

Post by Sibbo » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:08 pm

dougie wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:43 am
Do we know anyone who has, or used to have a Royal Enfield.
All I ever heard about them was not good. The typical unreliability stuff about older Brit bikes, and that the Indian ones were just as bad or worse.
I find something compelling about an air-cooled 500cc single with push button start (for my old bones), but I despise dodgy electrics.

Me. But I think the one I owned was a lemon, it vibrated more than I liked and dropped a tooth off a gear in the gearbox and jammed it. Not too hard a fix but it would have been a bastard away from home.

The kick start was easy once you learned how but no kid was going to steal it !

I sold mine, I just lost confidence in it and bought my ST. Most REs must be better than the one I owned. :(
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