The bike kinda builds itself,
all I do is put it together.

The contents of this blog is a record of work carried out by the author and other third party information and pictures gleaned from various sources on the internet. It is published for academic interest and entertainment only. It is neither suggested or intended that any work or modifications shown here are to be carried out by any party reading the blog.

The Hitchcock Rigid Conversion

Mission Statement

This blog has been set up as a record of my attempt to build a cool Bobber style bike out of the Royal Enfield Bullet. With the cost of genuine early British and American bikes and parts spiralling upwards in the face of the current global economic climate, building a retro style custom is rapidly becoming cost prohibitive. Initially, there will be a period of accruing parts and information as the bike I intend to re-create is my daily rider.
I have heard so many horror stories about the Indian made Bullet from people who's mate used to have one, that I have lost count. All I can say is that I have covered over 20,000 miles on mine in the last three and a half years, and feel happy that it is quite capable of doing another 20.
So if you like the idea or just curious, you are welcome to come along for the ride.

Monday, 10 October 2011

Bits and Bobs

Last thing i wanted was cables and wires all over the place,managed to get this switch with everything in it,so the only other switch i need is an ignition.
Battery is going to live in the usual place with the regulator above it,was not sure what to do with the reg,with it having fins and being a lump of ally i decided to make a feature of it and mount it on a S/S bracket.Blends in quite well with the fined bit of the bike (i hope).
Another view.I need to get an air filter the same shape as the breather.
Other end of the engine breather,needs a P clip yet to keep it in place.
Tank bolted in place now,top brace i made the other day and the S/S fuel line in place,fitted like a glove with plenty of room.
New sprocket arrived,i had to offset it by 16mm and make that ally spacer in front of it to use the original bolts(square heads)

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