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.

Saturday, 9 October 2010

A trip north

Had a little go in a car today, drove my daughter's car on a 430 mile round trip to Lancashire. That is almost certainly further than my total four wheeled pilotting over the last two years, can't say I enjoyed it, although it would have been an adventure on the Marauder that's for sure.
The purpose of the trip was to deliver the project motor to Britain's most respected Enfield tuner, Mr. Andy Berry. He is going to tune the motor to scrambles (that's moto-cross for the young guns out there) spec, as it's only a 350 and I ain't the lightest of blokes I figured a little more coal in the old boiler department wouldn't go amiss.

Andy is passionate about his Enfields to say the least, this Big Head motor was sitting on the bench. The finish is superb, and everything looks just right, when he asked what level of finish I want on the 350, I said "like that one"

Amongst other things in his workshop was this Street Scrambler, again fitted with a genuine English Fury head, later frame and a five speed gearbox, very nicely done.

He reckons the 350 motor should be ready around Christmas, that's cool, I'll gladly wait. It ain't gonna be cheap, but the best seldom is!


  1. sounds interesting... upping the capacity as well ?

  2. Crossed me mind since I've been home !?

  3. go for it, aint no substitute for cubes mate ;)