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Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 18,292
Posted By Noisymilk
I'm wildly excited about this bike. Just curious...

I'm wildly excited about this bike. Just curious if anyone has early real world fuel economy numbers yet? It appears it's been ridden enough to get some good data.

Thanks much.
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8,766
Views: 1,510,200
Posted By Noisymilk
Thanks. I felt awesome about the purchase. Next...

Thanks. I felt awesome about the purchase. Next nearest one on Craigslists locally here (PHX) was 2500, and they seem to typically list for 2500-3200 around here. Price couldn't be beat, and it's...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8,766
Views: 1,510,200
Posted By Noisymilk
Yay!

So, this happened last week. Guess I'm going to have to change my signature line...
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Forum: Battle scooters 06-23-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 14,107
Posted By Noisymilk
Hello there JerryH I can only speak from...

Hello there JerryH

I can only speak from personal experience. That said....my buddy has a GVWR of 398 lbs. and a dry weight of 234 lbs. So supposedly good for 160 lbs of stuff, including the fat...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-21-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 14,107
Posted By Noisymilk
Klaviator! Thanks much. .. it was a heck of a...

Klaviator! Thanks much. .. it was a heck of a ride for sure. I remember you chiming in early on the ride. Glad to see you still sind. :)
Forum: Battle scooters 06-21-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 14,107
Posted By Noisymilk
Hey there JerryH, you wouldn't be the first...

Hey there JerryH,

you wouldn't be the first to experience that a Zuma seems to not have the get up and go that a Buddy has. The 125 I took that trip on has been sold, and I bought my friend Dean's...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-20-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 14,107
Posted By Noisymilk
Just to point to another Low CC adv guy (all due...

Just to point to another Low CC adv guy (all due respect to dabinche, underbone, natethepostman, and others)....lets not forget Trackpete. While no longer really active here these days (seems he is...
Forum: Ride reports 04-23-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,220,454
Posted By Noisymilk
Hello there brother JDowns! I've been...

Hello there brother JDowns!

I've been lurking your thread since it started, and might have even posted once.

Now I come and look today and you are a mile from my house eating pizza on main...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,774
Posted By Noisymilk
My Enfield in Puerto Penasco. :) ...

My Enfield in Puerto Penasco. :)

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/sh/r3a6zma5judi7vy/-m_SVeXAX6/2013-09-09%2016.35.27.jpg?token_hash=AAGPQ8LPAGkxSQEh23xEWJBsbJupRzAvhlHDof5YZri8-Q
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,774
Posted By Noisymilk
This lady is my Royal Enfield hero. ...

This lady is my Royal Enfield hero.

http://travelluna20.blogspot.com/
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8,766
Views: 1,510,200
Posted By Noisymilk
Hello there guys, Long time lurker on this...

Hello there guys,

Long time lurker on this thread. Been reading it for years. Just wanted to post a thing for you all:

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/mcy/3915837186.html

It's down here in...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,774
Posted By Noisymilk
Heh, the little thread that could made it down to...

Heh, the little thread that could made it down to 4th page in like a day. :)

So yeah, Rango, I really like your luggage setup. Essentially what I am thinking of in form, albeit my fashion may be...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,774
Posted By Noisymilk
Ok, herein lies my confusion. Mitas North...

Ok, herein lies my confusion. Mitas North American site lists the 100/90 19" E07 as a front/rear tire:
http://www.mitas.eu/index.php?stranka=300&scid=52&pid=12293

But the north american...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,774
Posted By Noisymilk
Dammit, Rango, don't you know better than to...

Dammit, Rango, don't you know better than to mention another tire to me?? :-) that said, the Mitas tire sounds like a contender. Its seems maybe the 19 is a front/rear tire? Can you confirm this? I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,774
Posted By Noisymilk
Baja is gorgeous. I'm sure you've traversed the...

Baja is gorgeous. I'm sure you've traversed the many threads around here about Mexico in general and the Baja specifically. I'm a desert transplant....grew up in the midwest of the US. But I really...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,774
Posted By Noisymilk
Hey hey Rango! Thats awesome to see. Even if the...

Hey hey Rango! Thats awesome to see. Even if the tires aren't necessarily for the terrain. I am planning a ride down in Baja this fall on the same tires (because I am too cheap to change them)....
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,774
Posted By Noisymilk
Seriously? Wow. That's the kind of lifespan I am...

Seriously? Wow. That's the kind of lifespan I am looking for. Did you do any magic with them (low pressure this, high pressure that?) or anything?

I'm looking at a shakedown ride down in Baja...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,774
Posted By Noisymilk
Hello there NJ-Brett! Yeah, I know of those....

Hello there NJ-Brett!

Yeah, I know of those. Had intended on making them my go to, except most report rear tire life of 3k or less. Doesn't do me too well when I'm looking at 8k just to Anchorage...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,774
Posted By Noisymilk
Hello there FYR! Thanks for bringing this...

Hello there FYR!

Thanks for bringing this thread back up.

Yeah, tires for the Enfield are a challenge. Particularly those looking for dual sport. Best combo I have been able to come up with in...
Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,220,454
Posted By Noisymilk
Like Antihero says in his ride report (another i...

Like Antihero says in his ride report (another i have been following since day 1);

"Adversity is just the precursor to growth".

Everyday lurker here who is following how you did this closely. I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,774
Posted By Noisymilk
tires or tyres

Yes, tires are tiresome. I assume most tire discussions go the same way as most oil discussions. Me, I just click to another thread once it gets contentious. The hardest thing for me in the tires...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,774
Posted By Noisymilk
Hello there Rango, This is quickly becoming...

Hello there Rango,

This is quickly becoming a private conversation between you and me. :rofl

Thanks for looking through my build. It's not the sexiest build ever, but I like it and think this...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,774
Posted By Noisymilk
I like the bars a lot. However, there is a set of...

I like the bars a lot. However, there is a set of bar risers in my future. They are Protaper ATV hi bars i believe. I'm looking at Rox 2" rise. I haven't ridden standing yet, but these aren't tall...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,774
Posted By Noisymilk
I suppose this probably just looks wrong to lots...

I suppose this probably just looks wrong to lots of people:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-HZFjKxRH990/UTbJ68Z0rsI/AAAAAAAABBw/lFP7Oaxlm4E/s515/20130305_211728.jpg

But I seriously like how...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,774
Posted By Noisymilk
Hey there Willie, welcome to the thread....

Hey there Willie,

welcome to the thread. Appears there are tens of us around here who like this bike along with all the other thumpers. :norton

So you bought your bike in Edmonton? A few posts...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,774
Posted By Noisymilk
Haha! Hey Lou....I love Enfields, warts and all. ...

Haha! Hey Lou....I love Enfields, warts and all.

My bike prior to this was a 70 Commando. Loved it too, but maintenance and improvement was a financial boondoggle. Matt Rambow at Colorado Norton...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,774
Posted By Noisymilk
News for Enfielders in USA.

For those who don't know, you should Google Aniket Vardhan, and see what he is doing with Enfield parts. He built a 700cc Vtwin from primarily 350 stock parts, and casting his own cases. Amazing...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,774
Posted By Noisymilk
NJBrett, Yeah, i looked long and hard at the...

NJBrett,

Yeah, i looked long and hard at the Ural sT. Pretty bike, modern stuff, old style. Decided to keep my Enfield. It is interesting how prices even on used Enfield have gone up in recent...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,774
Posted By Noisymilk
Laugh Yup. I think we all have our version of how we...

Yup. I think we all have our version of how we tell the story of our bike. I usually ask if they want the long story or the short story. I'm not a well versed in the British history of the bike as...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,774
Posted By Noisymilk
NJ Brett: Agreed about persnickety...

NJ Brett: Agreed about persnickety breakages and stuff. I tried to sell it, but the gods and my daughter spoke. I look long and hard at the TU every time I am killing time at the local Ridenow...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,774
Posted By Noisymilk
Yjake, It doesn't belong there. It belongs...

Yjake,

It doesn't belong there. It belongs in my garage being fixed. I'll buy it if you don't want it. :D

Sorry about grenading it. What happened? Bottom end?

There is still always the fact...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,774
Posted By Noisymilk
Yup. As they should be. Dirty and ridden. Not a...

Yup. As they should be. Dirty and ridden. Not a big fan of trailer queens.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-YXTIb-h0Y5w/URWV1bcGJEI/AAAAAAAABAs/ns9fcT2v4wI/s402/20130208_165542.jpg

So yeah, I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,774
Posted By Noisymilk
And there are an awful lot of amazing things you...

And there are an awful lot of amazing things you can do with the platform. My current favorite is this one from Sam Simons:...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,774
Posted By Noisymilk
Export models have been left shift for years. It...

Export models have been left shift for years. It is kind of a bodge, and most people switch it back to right shift. :D

Would love to look you up in Anchorage. I am hoping to go in 2014 at this...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,774
Posted By Noisymilk
Not entirely like the Enfield. Yes, some parts of...

Not entirely like the Enfield. Yes, some parts of antique design do wear. However, I've sorted my oil leaking problems. I'm still on the original starter pawl. And still on my stock carb. about 15k...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,774
Posted By Noisymilk
Yeah, known weakness. Ace Engineering (Tom Lyons...

Yeah, known weakness. Ace Engineering (Tom Lyons I referenced above) and others sell a roller bearing replacement and better case bearings that eliminate that issue. And Tom is also working on an...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,774
Posted By Noisymilk
depends on what you are looking for

I ride one as my daily rider. Its old (not in age, but in design)....mind you mine is an 03 which is the oldest engine design. Commonly referred to as the Iron Barrel. There was an intermediate...
Forum: Ride reports 02-07-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,772
Posted By Noisymilk
A new Questor adventure! Yay! :clap Glad to...

A new Questor adventure! Yay! :clap

Glad to see you posting man. Hope to see you in person again someday.
Forum: Ride reports 02-07-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 4,877
Views: 3,317,923
Posted By Noisymilk
A-frickin-mazing!

I have been enjoying this ride report since the very beginning. I'm nowhere near the kind of riders you all are, but want to add my thanks to the chorus of thank you's for taking time to post this...
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,220,454
Posted By Noisymilk
Bravo

Hello there JDowns!

Just wanted to chime in with everyone else and say what an awesome ride report this is. I have dreams of Tierra del Fuego as well, and am pleased to see you doing it on a shoe...
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