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.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Well it came.........

.....and it's on. The seat is much wider than I had anticipated, didn't even offer it up on the 350 as it certainly won't cut the mustard on that. It does smell nice though being leather and it looks pretty well put together. I'm a bit disappointed with the fixing kit as well. The pivot bolt is a Set Screw, i.e. threaded the entire length instead of a bolt which has the plain shank to bear the load. Secondly there is a top hat bush that is supposed to go into the bottom spring eye to relieve the wear on the stud, this does not fit the spring.

1 comment:

  1. Hi QM,
    As you'll see from my Mullet post I have the same seat, I ended up cutting the frame bracket down & mounted the seat solidly to try & fit it closer to the frame rails. Still could do with going lower though!

    Cheers - Craig