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Bless my Royal Enfield Bullet

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Bless my Royal Enfield Bullet

[quote=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-27255553]People are visiting a roadside shrine in north-western India to pray to a motorbike called Bullet Raja, which is believed to protect drivers, it seems.
Devotees come to the Royal Enfield Bullet motorcycle in the Rajasthan village of Bandayi to pray for a safe journey, News18 Rajasthan reports. "I have come to this place many times," one worshipper says. "Whenever I cross this temple I get down to take blessing from Om Banna to have a safe journey ahead."
In 1988, a young man called Om Banna was reportedly killed when his 350cc motorcycle hit a tree. Locals say the bike kept returning to the scene of the accident by itself, even after a police officer took it to India's northern state of Punjab. Some people believe the motorcycle possesses supernatural powers - one man told News18 the spirit of Om Banna gave him 20,000 rupees (£200).
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Re: Bless my Royal Enfield Bullet

Yet. they haven`t cottoned on to the fact that they have already travelled some distance on a journey to get there, to ask the bike for a safe journey to somewhere else  Roll eyes
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Come on it is RELIGION it isn't meant to make sense  Grin
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Re: Bless my Royal Enfield Bullet

At least it is not causing a war or harm to anyone (yet) Cheesy
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Must admit I quite fancy a REB, nice plodding bike, goes all day and you can fix it with a screwdriver  Cheesy
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Re: Bless my Royal Enfield Bullet

Let me fix that for you
Quote from: Hairy
Must admit I quite fancy a REB (REBEL), nice plodding bike, goes all day and you can fix it with a screwdriver  Cheesy

Ahhhh.... thats better Tongue Cheesy Grin
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Cheesy
But if REB = Royal Enfield Bullet,  what does REBEL =?
The fact that it WOULD NOT exceed the speed limit was another benefit  Grin  Cry
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Re: Bless my Royal Enfield Bullet

With a cause Grin
What if you re-bored the cylinder / piston chamber ?Huh
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Why bother ? It is something like 30Hp as standard, you might get it to 33Hp  Grin
As a comparison my Triumph ST is 130Hp  Cheesy Cheesy Shocked
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I see the Triumph spitting fire over the REB Roll eyes
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True but it is SOOOOOO easy to exceed the speed limit on the Trumpet. First gear will do it  Tongue That was why I thought about getting a REB as a run around, they are basically the same bike that was about during WWII  Grin
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Surely you could crawl home from the pup quicker Cheesy Roll eyes Tongue
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Not been to the pup for ages  Lips are sealed And don't drink & drive anyway.  Sad
It's not about speed but taking time to enjoy the ride  Grin
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Have you tried the old push-bike, HB ? ? ?  Cheesy
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Re: Bless my Royal Enfield Bullet

My first bike after passing my test was a 350 Bullet!
Ahhh memories!  Wink
Geoff,
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