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Royal Enfield 500 4 speed, electric start, low mileage. SOLD (2003)
|A proper 500 Bullet which has not been messed with or altered significantly. |
4 speed on the right (1 up -3 down), drum brakes,
Electric start, and it starts using the kick starter first kick.
This bike has been stored for years. The previous owner fitted a sidecar, took one or two rides, decided he didn't like it and put it into storage. The sidecar tyres, which have now been removed have still got the original moulding marks suggesting total mileage with a sidecar fitted was less than 100 miles.
This bike was nicely run in as a solo before the sidecar was fitted and I have now recommissioned it after storage and restored it to solo specification.
Total mileage covered from new is just under 1000 miles.
I have made a few sensible modification while recommissioning and servicing as follows.
Full service using ROCK oil TRM fully synthetic, as a long term Royal Enfield dealer in the past this is definitely the best oil to use.
Primary drive oil flushed and replaced with ATF, again, based on experience this is the oil to use.
Tyres changed to new over size 4.00 x 19 both ends. These are great tyres, they look good and improve the handling over the originals.
Front sprocket one tooth larger than standard, this lowers revs while cruising making for a more relaxed ride.
Slightly less restrictive silencer, improves performance a little but more importantly looks better than the original huge silencer.
Side stand fitted, the oversize tyres mean the original centre stand can only be used on flat hard surfaces, so a side stand is fitted and used most of the time.
Lucas style rear light fitted just because they look better.
Locking fuel cap fitted.
New AGM type battery fitted.
New seat fitted as the original was damaged while in storage.
This is not a perfect bike, it has minor marks and minor pitting on some of the chrome from storage. I would say it is in excellent oily rag condition and ready to use. It is not a pristine show bike, but equally it is not tatty. Mechanically it is perfect, everything works as it should, and it rides very well.
First registered 01/04/2003
MOT - will be MOTed after a deposit is taken so you will get close to a years MOT
Warranty - yes it has our standard used bike warranty.
Inspection - please come and take a look for yourself, it is in remarkable condition and sounds great.