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Location: Houston, Texas
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Wow, interesting story. I've got a 2006 white Boulevard with 45k miles and it still has that funny sound to it. I'd be very suspect that it needed to be torn down. It's almost impossible to diagnosis an engine on the Internet, but these motors can take a lot of abuse. Yes, an 05 and newer engine will swap. Your circumstances begs the question of how much you paid for the bike? At 15k miles, the bike was due for a significant valve adjustment.
1956 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 (sold)
3 Sisters Loop-Texas Hill Country
2011-A1A-Ft. Lauderdale, to Key West, FL (R/T)
89A-Sedona, Grand Canyon NP
2012/2013 -FM 170-River Road, Big Bend NP,Texas
Santa Fe, NM and Million Dollar Hwy, CO Rocky Mtn. NP
CA coast- Hwy 1, LA to SF (R/T)
2013/2014 Scenic 30a, Santa Rosa Beach, FL
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Last edited by rvcycleguy; 11-29-2012 at 08:03 PM.