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.

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Standing on it's own feet

Fitted this Samrat stand from Hitchcock's the other day, went on like it was a Honda part. Listed at 15 quid, probably about 21 by the time it's in ya hand after Greedy Added Tax and post, it's still a bloody good bargain. The rear engine plates came in the same package, this means that a battery platform can now be figured out. Originally the thought was to come off of the four gearbox studs, but common sense prevailed and it was decided that it's best not to disturb them suckahs as they already have enough work to do. All the space seen in the picture will be available to house the battery so it shouldn't be too much of a problem sussing something out that will attach between the two plates.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Ha Ha, thought I'd forgotten about this........

Well folks, it's happened, the motor is back from Andy Berry and stuffed back in the frame. Looking as good as anticipated, it should be more fun than a barrel of monkeys. Andy reckons on a genuine 20 brake at the back wheel, which don't sound a lot but it's reckoned that a good standard 500 puts out about 16 and it will weigh about 100 lbs less so there should be some grin factor involved.