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What Enfield should be making

Post by lwt big cheese on Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:24 am

Rather than relying on just its heritage:
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Post by rattleshake on Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:45 am

get it from gezzi brian with a guzzi engine?

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Post by Bill (the boss) on Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:01 am

Cheese, I disagree. It has the looks of a performance bike, something the Enfield never will be, not reliably anyway.
Quite a few home mechanics have made 700cc Enfield V twins and Enfield did the sort of the same and put two side by side to make a paralell twin that evolved into the Connie.

That is where they should be looking. Or even converting the 500 single into a OHC jobbie.
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Post by lwt big cheese on Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:53 am

They can be OK for performance.

Hence Isle of Man GP where one lapped at over a ton!
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Re: What Enfield should be making

Post by Bill (the boss) on Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:21 am

No it didn't.
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Post by lwt big cheese on Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:50 pm

Steve finished fourth in Wednesdays Senior Classic Race, with a race average of over 102mph and a best lap of 102.5mph. He ended the race only 8 seconds behind third place, but was delighted to have exceeded his targets of a race finish and a race lap at over 100mph - the first on a British pushrod machine!
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Re: What Enfield should be making

Post by Bill (the boss) on Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:13 pm

Lies, all lies. Where did you get the info from?
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Post by lwt big cheese on Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:36 pm

Race 4; 500cc Classic Race

Wednesday 31 August 2011 Mountain Course 4 laps – 150.92 miles (242.80 km)

For classic motor-cycles exceeding 351cc and not exceeding 500cc

Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1 Northern Ireland Ryan Farquhar 499cc Paton 105.248 mph 1:26.02.22
2 England Chris Palmer 499cc Matchless 102.998 mph 1:27.54.97
3 England Mark Herbertson 500cc Matchless 102.196 mph 1:28.36.35
4 England Steve Linsdell 500cc Royal Enfield 102.032 mph 1:28.44.89
5 Wales Meredydd Owen 498cc Seeley 98.833 mph 1:31.37.30
6 Wales Bob Owen 500cc Seeley 98.149 mph 1:32.15.60
7 France Bruno Leroy 499cc Norton 96.878 mph 1:33.28.20
8 England Dave Matravers 500cc Matchless 96.459 mph 1:33.52.57
9 England Henry Bell 498cc Honda 96.180 mph 1:34.08.88
10 Scotland Wattie Brown 498cc Petty 95.939 mph 1:34.23.10


Taken from:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Manx_Grand_Prix
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Re: What Enfield should be making

Post by rattleshake on Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:39 pm

wow. impressive times.
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Post by Bill (the boss) on Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:46 pm

What they aint telling you is that the Seeleys had Matchless engines as well.

Well done on the Enfield. What mods did it have? A Honda engine?
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Re: What Enfield should be making

Post by lwt big cheese on Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:39 am

Here:
http://www.sumpmagazine.com/classicbikenews/index.htm
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Re: What Enfield should be making

Post by qcnr on Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:17 am

Bill (the boss) wrote:

Well done on the Enfield. What mods did it have? A Honda engine?

lol!
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