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, 5 October 2010

Trying to separate the gearbox from the main cases at the moment. Simply held on by four studs projecting from the back of the crankcase/oil tank it is a straightforward set-up. However we all know the bond that can form between aluminium and steel, especially if undisturbed for the best part of twenty years. It's the bottom right that's giving the grief, whether the fact that the bike spent a good part of it's life down by the sea has a bearing on it, I don't know. Whatever it's certainly not playing the game at the moment, plenty of WD40 and trying to part it with slow tapered wooden wedges whilst aiming a heat gun at the case has not worried it in the slightest.
Left it soaking in a tray of Parafin (Kerosene) for now, see if that gets in there.

1 comment:

  1. try some Rost Off Ice on it mate, squirtit on gently, let it bubble and leave for 20 minutes! Repeat as neccessary! HTH