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, 11 September 2011

State of play report

After a bit of a bollocking from Bill and all the work he's putting in, thought it was best to give a bit of an update. Barry knocked up the battery tray that sits nicely in behind the gear box. Bolted through the engine plates by the rear frame bolts, it is stopped pivoting by a pin through the centre stand pivot hole.
The current state of play. The seat has come out a treat, apologies for not posting this when it first came back a few weeks ago. A new, well new to me, upholsterer about 5 miles away, great job and only took about three weeks. Probably going to run the rear muddie in a similar fashion, but may well get another guard.

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