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Old 7th November 2008, 17:43   #91
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Nice ride.Do you get the thump as in the old Thunderbird or is it softer still.
Did not get a chance to ride one yet..
The ride is very soft, after first service it became super soft. What really missing is the beat. RE is failed to manage the rhythm. The engine noise is not like the older RE bikes - Its sounds like a diesel Bullet.

However, I hope the technology advancement might drag more bikers towards RE, sooner the regular problems may not exist.
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@sathee46: You part of the Madras Bulls Club??
I would love too, but it was too hard to attend all the meets, Once i took it to bangalore it was even harder. I'm just a fan

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I would love too, but it was too hard to attend all the meets, Once i took it to bangalore it was even harder. I'm just a fan

You are in chennai or Bangalore?

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The ride is very soft, after first service it became super soft. What really missing is the beat. RE is failed to manage the rhythm. The engine noise is not like the older RE bikes - Its sounds like a diesel Bullet.

However, I hope the technology advancement might drag more bikers towards RE, sooner the regular problems may not exist.
Hmmm.. But the problems is what we love mate. Thats what keeps us more and more glued to this awesome piece of engineering.


@Hurrycane: Welcome Mate!! Good to see the bullet in stock. Just try installing one of those crash guards mate. They help seriously!!
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1986 500cc - converted
32mm Amal - 220 main jet, no pilot
High comp. piston - 8.5:1
Head ported + larger valves
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hey ald!!! nice ride !!!any issues after the conversion to 500??
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1986 500cc - converted
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Hi Andrei, good to see you here. Welcome to the community.
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Hey Ram, nope, no issues. Been riding this setup for 2 years now. recently put the forged piston, so I'm running in again. Let see how she performs after that.

Hey Gordon, I've been here since a very long time , just not too active.
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Hi Ram; Thanks; yes the crash guard is on my mind too; its just that i havent had the time to go and get things done.

I am planning to go for a new Electra 5s may be another 4-5 months down the line will need inputs on the same.
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I own a 2003 TBird. Will post pix later.
The funny thing is that these days I feel like possessing an old bullet (350 or 500) with all its quirks intact, instead of the TBird.

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I own a 2003 TBird. Will post pix later.
The funny thing is that these days I feel like possessing an old bullet (350 or 500) with all its quirks intact, instead of the TBird.

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Welcome Alpha! Ya .. It happens with almost all TBird owners. after a while u suddenly start to develop this out of the space liking towards the old Bullet!!!! Do Post your pictures at the earliest
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Good thread...

I have Machismo 350 2003 model and Lightning 500 99 model...pics can be viewed in my garage..
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hey lohit!! Great Rides. But it will be better if you can post those beauties here. !!!
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Hi Ram; Thanks; yes the crash guard is on my mind too; its just that i havent had the time to go and get things done.

I am planning to go for a new Electra 5s may be another 4-5 months down the line will need inputs on the same.
Hi Hurrycane,
Even I am planning to buy an Cast Iron Electra 5S, in January 09 but I was sceptical about the C.I Electra 5S being phased out.

So, I sent an Email to the folks at the customer service in Royal Enfield to clarify matters.

They replied promptly saying that the Electra 5S will definitely be in production till March 2009.

They also said that the future course of action regarding the Cast Iron Electras isn't finalised for the moment.

So, I think it would be better if your could buy the Electra before the March of 2009.

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Old 10th November 2008, 21:04   #105
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welcome aboard dwarak!! Put in those pictures from the Ladakh trip also!!
Thank you Ram.west for welcome message.

Here are the links to photos of my ladakh ride this june. We were three bullets, 2 4s and mine 500 cc classic. Could not succeed in posting pictures , hence link given.

Picasa Web Albums - Dwarakanath - ladakh-ride
Picasa Web Albums - Shashwat - Leh

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