'08 Royal Enfields - Are They Reliable?

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by bikeosaurus2000, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. lfmn

    lfmn Been here awhile

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  2. redbastard

    redbastard Long timer

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    I had a 1994 350 Enfield bullit for about 8 years and loved it. No it was not reliable, well that's not true . You could rely on it breaking down. You should get one for sure.
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  3. mountain eagle

    mountain eagle terrorist

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    They seem to dress up nice too..... the new concept bullet.

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  4. Northern Dog

    Northern Dog Gnarled up Northerner

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    oOoOoOoOo .... me likey!! :clap:D :beer
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  5. rallybug

    rallybug Local Yokel

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    From the same source (Oberdan Bezzi) is his Scrambler concept:

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    Put me on the list for that one :thumb

    Once Rhodie has amended his Triumph Scrambler rear caliper mount to move it atop the swingarm :lol3
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  6. jazscam

    jazscam Rider

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    When I was in india I went to the RE factory. They said in India, one of their largest markets, the bikes overheats a lot. Mainly due to it being unbelievable hot there.

    When taken to a cooled climate, like Canadian or the USA they are very reliable (from the manufacturer).

    Happy 4th of July.
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  7. MCrider

    MCrider Been here awhile

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    any long term updates?
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  8. Media

    Media livin' in overtime

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    little over 13k and no serious problems.

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  9. axelwik

    axelwik Yep

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    So far so good with mine. Broken battery connector this past Monday, but a ten-minute fix. It's a 2011 EFI model... Fun commuter, and gets a lot of attention - probably too much.

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  10. lemming

    lemming Been here awhile

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    Same bike as mine, 2011 B5 EFI. Have 12.5k on the clock now, 5k of those are with me. Daily commuter, 70 miles per day, and the only foibles thus far have been of my own doing. With regular, normal maintenance, she runs beautifully day in and day out. Knock on wood. She won't win any races, but sure does make driving legal speeds a hoot!
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  11. MCrider

    MCrider Been here awhile

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    12.5K & 13K anyone else?
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  12. lemming

    lemming Been here awhile

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    Almost 15k miles now. Still a hoot.
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