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  1. LeeInMpls

    2021 Royal Enfield Interceptor

    Great! I had a nice weekend the day I picked mine up, but I knew snow was coming on monday, so I got the Interceptor, GL650 and GL500 ready for winter. Put non-oxy gas in all of them and road them along the Mississippi to mix it through the systems. We've had snow twice. I hope to get some...
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    2021 Royal Enfield Interceptor

    Thanks Folks! I am 5'8" and have difficulty mounting the GL650 without standing on the footpeg. Even thought the Interceptor's seat is 1.5" taller, I can lift a leg and get on. I am not sure why. Maybe the narrower seat and more angle on the side stand. My dry bags I bought for my GL650 fit...
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    I bought a new 2020 Xmax 300

    I looked at the Silverwing and the Burgman.
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    I bought a new 2020 Xmax 300

    I can "flat foot" my Interceptor (see my post above) and get a leg easily over it to get on. With my Silverwings, I have to stand on the peg even though they are an inch shorter at the seat. I think t it is because of the narrow seat and more angle on the side stand. I'll be 68 in December...
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    2021 Royal Enfield Interceptor

    I want to thank everyone here for sharing their knowledge about the NCxs. There may be one in my future. You can't find DCT anywhere near my neighborhood and you have to travel a couple hundred miles to find any kind of NCx because the neighborhood Honda shop is not getting new bikes in. You...
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    Concealed weapons

    The NA .22wmr is a "Storage" solution.
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    Concealed weapons

    My carry permit instructor said that any time you have to go to court for a shooting costs at least $10,000. Even if you are found not guilty. I have a permit but it is mostly to make it easy to take my firearms to the range and during emergencies, like the riots here in my neighborhood...
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    Considering buying one - need advice

    A fellow worker gave me the "heads up" on the local dealer finally getting 650s in. Here is his Interceptor like the one I think I am getting parked next to my GL650.
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    Considering buying one - need advice

    I just spoke with GoMoto the local Royal Enfield dealer. They've been out of bikes because of Covid but just got some in and they are going like hotcakes. Making an appointment to go see the bikes (only open by appointment.) They have a Mark III and a Glitter and Dust. Wish me luck...
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    Considering buying one - need advice

    I read that the tires are tubeless but they put tubes in the tires because these are spoked wheels. You can get tubeless aftermarket wheels for the Enfield, and still be way under the price of a new NCx. But I prefer spoked if I can get them. The Interceptor pictured has a little bigger tank...
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    Considering buying one - need advice

    davidc83 Thanks! Good food for thought! Do you currently have an NC? I really like the street looks of the S better than the X. I'd put up with the looks of the X only because I can't get an S in the USA> You'd replace the Suzuki but not the NC with the Enfield? The Royal Enfield is...
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    Considering buying one - need advice

    The other bike I have considered is a Royal Enfield. It has the looks I like and a great price. But I keep coming back to Honda reliability.
  13. LeeInMpls

    Honda NM4

    It'd be fun if a friend owned it and let you try it. ;)
  14. LeeInMpls

    Considering buying one - need advice

    Thanks melensdad. I thought I read what you said browsing here. I will look for 2016 or newer. If used, I'd really like the 3 upgrades: Seat (I know the seats are extreamly individual), center stand and windshield. Maybe someone upgrading to an Africa Twin. ;)
  15. LeeInMpls

    Considering buying one - need advice

    Red is good. I'd like one with the DCT updates. I've read here that their is little difference between the 700s and 750s otherwise. I was hoping for upgrades on any used bike.
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    Random thoughts / pics thread

    I never understood the high fender in the back
  17. LeeInMpls

    where to locate spare key

    For my car, I carry two sets of keys. One has the car key and the key for the Club. The other, only the car key. I keep the Club on the car if I am warming it up and use the keys without the Club key to warm the car up. You could do something like this for the bike Previously, I would keep a...
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    Honda NM4

    Looks like a Manga motorcycle. Or from Tron. But shares a motor with the NC and also DCT https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1496825207168680
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    RECALL: Can-Am’s Ryker Could Leave You Without a Wheel

    It is personal tastes for sure. But I'd rather have a sidecar or a Miata.
  20. LeeInMpls

    Considering buying one - need advice

    Here is a 2020 about the same price (all three have Zero miles) No DCTs show up unless you are shopping for a Goldwing or Africa Twin. Too expensive and too big for what I want.) I thought the end of riding season would be good, but I think Covid has changed that. I may have to wait until...
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