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.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011


Not a lot to see now as the bulk of the bike is together,few bits on the engine tonight,carb has been rejeted for filter and pipe.
Hard wired the headlight and moved if further down.

Got the primary side on but when i counted the teeth on the gearbox it was 16 i NEED a 20...damm damm damm...pull it off tomorrow i think the new one will be here


  1. Not many comments on here but I been lurking for a while and enjoying the progress!
    Keep up the great work... I got the head back for my own Bullet last week and when I put it all together she fired up just nice, been sitting idle since June, no need to charge the battery, no mucking about with new petrol or anything... I guess that's why we love 'em!

  2. Hello lurker,it will not be long before you pull your bike to bits and have it on here!

  3. Yes Bill it will happen but for the next few months I just wanna eat up some miles... It's been far too long!