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Old 1st October 2007, 03:44   #181
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Wow thats gonna look cool!

Make sure you try to model it with reference to the bullet, ie the shape of the tank etc...and not just replicate existing cowls as it may look slightly misplaced.

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Old 4th October 2007, 11:38   #182
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Thanks Rehaan. Yes it would be very close to the shape of the tank. Also I guess we might also have to look at changing the seat (something like a straight seat).
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Old 4th October 2007, 11:46   #183
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cool bike ... good job ... keep up the good work... yup it has to suit the tank. pls post pics after it's done...
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Old 5th October 2007, 10:32   #184
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thats the best looking enfield i have ever seen,cheers to you dude
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Old 21st October 2007, 22:37   #185
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did not get much time to work on the cowl and other stuff. Anyways the cowl has been given for some cutting and welding. Will need to add some extra metal to get it right. Planning on a lockable sliding cowl.

Will post pics once the work on the cowl starts.

Also we are planning to either paint or powder coat the wheels black (leaving the spokes intact). Anyone has any experience on this. Here's a photoshopped look of the black wheels :

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Old 21st October 2007, 22:54   #186
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my opinion chrome goes much better with your bike... just a suggestion

but black looks good too
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Old 21st October 2007, 23:06   #187
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even we were of the same opinion. Just wanted everyones opinion on this. Have seen a few Bullets with their wheels powdercoated but they looked cheap. I guess black wheels would look good only if they are alloys.

Here's a XS650 with black wheels :

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Old 22nd October 2007, 03:53   #188
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I think, black rims will look good only if you keep chrome on the lips/corners of the rims.
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Old 25th October 2007, 16:46   #189
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Before and After (not yet)!

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Very cool indeed! Keep us updated on the cowl. that sure looks wicked.
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Old 25th October 2007, 19:05   #191
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Looks cool. Very different from the traditional bullets. Good job done there.
I personally feel that u should keep the wheels as it is as the chrome adds to the asthetics of the bike and also matches the tank. Keep us updated with the cowl thingy.

PS: I guess u forgot to mask the front license plate in the first pic above.
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Old 25th October 2007, 22:52   #192
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Keep us updated with the cowl thingy.
Yup, cowl work is on. Don't get time to work on the bike. Have to buy some parts for the rearsets, but have to go to Mahim for that. When I do get the time, I'll make a trip there.
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Ok the cowl is part ready but is a bit small. Need to add some extra metal to get it in line with the seat. More pics when more work is done.


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Updates :
Rear-Sets : We managed to get the LHS footpeg bracket, gear linkage, gear lever. We had to get a longer and different footpeg so that it sticks a bit out inorder to change gears. The only thing left to decide is a brake lever. Went to PR Enterprises for the parts, but he didnt have them. Finally we got from them a place called Bitee Bikes.
P.S. : Dimali, seen your bike being worked upon at PR.


Tyres : Ok, after lot of discussion and thinking, the front tyre is out. Took it to Metro Tyres and replaced the front tyre. Pics will be posted tomorrow since its too late to take any. Till then keep guessing the tyre and size
Clue : the front tyre tocuhes the insides of the mudguard and hence had to be removed.

The rear tyre was not replaced since we were falling short of cash and the needed size wasnt available. Will be replacing once it arrives.


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Old 28th October 2007, 17:13   #195
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Duro 100/90-19. Thats the front tyre.
Front mudguard touches the tyre, so had it removed. Its anyways going to give way for a new shorter mudguard.



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