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Old 22nd February 2010, 20:25   #46
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As I posted earlier (probably in another thread) the forks in the Classic are not inverted. It is just a dust cover on top of the normal telescopic forks. It is there on the Std 350 as well.

Please excuse the crappy diagram below.

Ohhhh, Thats cool.

So I think, I can go in for the CL350 without worrying much in that case. The only hinderance is the discomfort of the seat which I can get modified to something without the seat with some comfort for lower back.

Thank you Grease Monk
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But first, what is a 'Reverse fork' ?
hope it ain't Usd forks.
Telescopic shocks with fork gators. USDs? How we all wish that will happen someday.

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I agree with GreaseMonk regarding the front forks. Check the Royal Enfield website and compare CL350 and Electra: Front suspension of both are : Telescopic, Hydraulic Damping, Stroke 130 mm
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Telescopic shocks with fork gators. USDs? How we all wish that will happen someday.

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What are these things called Fork Gators? Are these ones similar to ones used on the SBKS?
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What are these things called Fork Gators? Are these ones similar to ones used on the SBKS?
Here you go

http://www.dansmc.com/forkboots.jpg

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The only hinderance is the discomfort of the seat which I can get modified to something without the seat with some comfort for lower back.
Hi,

Sitting a bit back helps counter the discomfort. Although it does result in loosened nuts at the front end of the seat.
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Hi,

Sitting a bit back helps counter the discomfort. Although it does result in loosened nuts at the front end of the seat.
Thanks Jay, for the image.

Hey EssYouWe - How tall would you be? The reason I am asking you this in particular is, just to understand if you face any issues while changing the gears as such due to 18" rear.

Though, I don't think it should be a problem with the regular heel shift lever like all bikes in general.

I had problem this problem on my STD 350 when I had a low lying seat and had to switch to a seat with better height to avoid getting cramps in my thighs during shifting gears (especially using Nuetral Finder used to be very painful).
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I am somewhere between 5'11" and 6'.
Never really measured it.

In any case, I used to face that problem with all the other bikes(Yams, HHs etc) , but haven't till now with the Classic.
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Old 23rd February 2010, 01:18   #54
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Sorry Guys,

For the lack of my knowledge, or incomplete review of technical specifications or misconception etc. All Bulls are with telescopic suspension with 130 mm stroke.

The reason of issues with old bulls might be solely attributed to the weight they initially had leading to shocks wearing out early than anticipated..

Can anybody comment on the looks of the new Electra 5s UCE..I have seen the bike in show room, but would like to hear from you all..especially about the thump... All bulls have the same 70mm x 90mm stroke which means all will have almost similar kind of thumping, then why is it less heard on the UCE's than the CI's..is the because of the silencer design or the construction of the engine..

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Telescopic shocks with fork gators. USDs? How we all wish that will happen someday. ..
Technically reverse forks are the USD forks, i believe. It was Kinda shocking when someone mentions older RE's. May be its the metal 'cover tube' (in RE terminology) which confuses. 'Gaiters' are usually of rubber/plastics, collapsible like bellows. Anyway both forks are same on maintenance but having a cover keeps dust out & makes up the look by covering up the skinny fork main tube. As for Electra, one can use Mach 350/500 fork gaiters.
USD & RE, what for?

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Can anybody comment on the looks of the new Electra 5s UCE..I have seen the bike in show room, but would like to hear from you all..
Ive seen the Electra UCE in showroom but it doesnt create the "Love at first sight" effect on me like the Classics. It looks like a big bike thats all and I ve always thought the front forks without the 'Dust covers' looks skinny as Rennjit said.
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Electra UCE 350 in Kochi Show room,
Price 100500/- Ex Showroom Kochi

Some Pics:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motorb...w-sale-71.html (Royal Enfield Classic 350 / 500 - Now on Sale)
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Today I went to Jayanagar, Bangalore Royalenfield showroom.

Following are the prices.
Electra Disc Kick Start - 100684
Electra Disc Electric Start - 105119

I am in some kind of confusion, whether to change my booking from CL350 to Electra5S.

My feel is also that, the split seats are not comfortable, (OR at least for me).
If I do that , I can save 6000 INR.

So Still thinking about it.
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Today I went to Jayanagar, Bangalore Royalenfield showroom.

Following are the prices.
Electra Disc Kick Start - 100684
Electra Disc Electric Start - 105119

I am in some kind of confusion, whether to change my booking from CL350 to Electra5S.

My feel is also that, the split seats are not comfortable, (OR at least for me).
If I do that , I can save 6000 INR.

So Still thinking about it.
Hey double still classic is classic. how many months since you have been waiting for the CL.

I would suggest electra if and only if you cannot wait for the delivery. Other have some patience. it will surely be paid off when you stand out of the crowd.

Meanwhile at what time were you there. I was at showroom at around 12 for my payment for TBTS which i had booked. We could have met.
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Today I went to Jayanagar, Bangalore Royalenfield showroom.

Following are the prices.
Electra Disc Kick Start - 100684
Electra Disc Electric Start - 105119

I am in some kind of confusion, whether to change my booking from CL350 to Electra5S.

My feel is also that, the split seats are not comfortable, (OR at least for me).
If I do that , I can save 6000 INR.

So Still thinking about it.
City Slicker: CL350/500

Mile Muncher: All other UCE 350s.

And if you've got strong legs, you won't miss the trick start. Use the money for a nice riding jacket.

Cheers,

Jay

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