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, 23 October 2011

Change of plan Again

Decided to try a cable rear brake before i totally dismissed the idea,this is the easy bit.Clevis pin to hold the cable then thru the aduster and nicely hidden behind the exhaust when it goes on.
Made this pin to hold the brake paedal and lever,it will be fully welded in place.

A bracket to feed the cable to the lever.
The cable is fed thru a 3.5mm hole and underneath the lever are 4 5mm grub screws to hold the cable,i had it in a vice and could not shift the cable so looks like it has a good hold.
Last but not least the brake lever will be welded on joining to the levr at the back with a tube with 2 lead teflon bush.The cable flows around the bottom of the engine so you should not see it.Now to find a place for that horrible brake light switch.

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