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Old 20th April 2010, 08:43   #526
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+1 Flot. Looks beautiful. But isnt the TB handlebar supposed to be higher than the std. or electra handle. Is this setup uncomfortable on long rides? I too wanted to do this mod, but was unsure how the balance or comfort would be affected. Having a fuel gauge and tacho is pretty useful
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Old 20th April 2010, 11:36   #527
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got the C5 delivered a few days back. Here are some pics:
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Old 20th April 2010, 12:07   #528
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Congrats.. nice pictures too.. Is this your first RE
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Old 20th April 2010, 14:18   #529
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@Nasir- Looking nice and sweet, congrats. I think too much of day light is hiding the beautiful color of the bike, take some pictures with less day light and it will come out even more colorful. I like the last picture.
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+1 Flot. Looks beautiful. But isnt the TB handlebar supposed to be higher than the std. or electra handle. Is this setup uncomfortable on long rides? I too wanted to do this mod, but was unsure how the balance or comfort would be affected. Having a fuel gauge and tacho is pretty useful
Hi Rahul: I've found this setup quite comfortable (I would even go so far as to say perfect). I've done only a few short rides, though. The height doesn't seem to be a problem and the handling is great. The handlebar itself is from a Yamaha RD350. However, the fuel gauge doesn't seem to be working: I have to get that checked.

Alok: The wheels are 19-inch Parado brand (tubeless), but of course, there are tubes installed.
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Old 20th April 2010, 16:02   #531
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@ Twiny:
Thanks there. This is my second RE. First being a Machismo 350.

@ Randhawa:

Thanks for the tip. Shall try and take some pics when cloudy. Don't think that will be a problem as monsoons are round the corner.
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Old 20th April 2010, 16:39   #532
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Hi Nasir. Congrats on your beauty. looks like a great ride. Did you change the silencer? How many Kms done? Taken your bull for a spin yet? How do you feel the split seats? is it comfy for both the rider and pillion? Happy thumping!!
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Old 20th April 2010, 18:23   #533
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@ madhkris:

thanks buddy.

Got the bike 4 days back. Done only 240 odd Kms on odo.
Yeah, got the upswept silencer installed at the delivery. SOunds better than the stock, but no where close to a well tuned standard. But i guess we can live with it.
Went for a small 120 kms ride. Loved the torque. The rider seat felt a bit uncomfortable with respect to the handle design and position. My Machismo 350 was much better. Not sure about the pillion.
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Old 20th April 2010, 21:42   #534
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Here is my Royal Enfield Bullet Electra 5s (Nov 2008)

It sports the Good old legendary Cast Iron Engine. 350cc Air Cooled Engine fitted with 5speed Gearbox with Toe only Left Side Shifter. Returns a Fuel Economy of ~42kmpl on teh highway and ~38kmpl in the city.

This pic is around 1 year old and was clicked from my N73 so that is why dull.

More Pics Coming Up in a day or two. Will click with my Sony Cybershot.

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Beautiful. IMHO, silver is a color that looks timeless on Bullets.

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yes! nothing attracts me like a Silver Electra, man the colour is cool with the royal enfield embossed on the tank its super coool bike to drive.
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Alok: The wheels are 19-inch Parado brand (tubeless), but of course, there are tubes installed.
Thanks for reply flotsam. What is the cost of wheels? Any extra mods required to fit them? How is breaking, improved or same as spoke wheels? Why tube in tubeless?

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got the C5 delivered a few days back. Here are some pics:
Are you not missing the Crash guard here?
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got the C5 delivered a few days back. Here are some pics:
That's one helluva sweet looking ride Nasir. Looks like you might be the 1st C5 owner here.
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Old 23rd April 2010, 15:46   #540
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@ KA 18

The strange fact is that a manufacturer can not sell a bike without Saree Guard in india, but without crash-guard is OK?? wonder who write the rules here. Or is it another trick to make some quick money by selling the crash-guard separately??

Anyhow, i got a crash-guard installed today. Shall remove the rear seat and update with some pics soon.

@ rjstyles69

Thanks! There are lots of C500s in Bangalore. i may be the 100th.
Yes, the bike looks nice, but on close inspection, RE still needs to resolve a number of small issues related to the design / engineering / build quality / surface finishes, and many more. hope for a better tomorrow.
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