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Old 29th October 2007, 14:41   #196
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that is awesome!!

Chrome lip, black spokes

OR

Black lip, chrome spokes

both would look nice!
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Old 29th October 2007, 21:42   #197
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Wheels:
We've decided to keep the wheels as it is (chrome).

Front mudguard:
The front mudguard is being furthered shortened and less tapering at the end. Not sure if it would be possible to chrome it after all the cutting its gone through. The mudguard brackets were touching the tyres when we tried fitting them. The fabricator said he would try and cut it in such a way that it doesnt touch the tyre. If it does, we would have to cut the brackets and fit it on the outside. The length of the mudguard will be 4.5 in from the center on either sides. Currently it is longer in the front (around 6-6.5 in) and more tapering at either ends.

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Old 30th October 2007, 09:28   #198
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really turned out to be very good indeed
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Old 30th October 2007, 10:16   #199
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P.S. : Dimali, seen your bike being worked upon at PR.
Yup, floating bush gone south so case has been split for new engine bearings! Considering the 535 piston installation too

Enjoying your journey with the Bullet immensely

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Old 1st November 2007, 10:33   #200
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The front mudguard is finally ready. The supporting brackets have been welded outside but they still touch the tyre. I think that the guys messed up while fitting the new tyre. Cos the tyre is more closer to the left fork than the right. And thats causing the problem with the mudguard. Can anyone advise what may have gone wrong here??




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Old 1st November 2007, 17:34   #201
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Is the tyre rubbing all the ay around or does it touch only at high spots? Perhaps a good time to get the wheel trued and refitted

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Old 1st November 2007, 21:24   #202
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The wheel does not touch the fork currently. Its just not aligned. Theres more gap on the right compared to the right. Possibly the also reason why the tyre touched the mudguard.

Got it re-aligned and its now properly in the center.

Annoying this is that, we got the wheel removed, got the tyre off the wheel, re-aligned it, put the tyre back on, fit the mudguard, fit the wheel back on. After its all done, we look at the tyre oddly and find out that:

"Its mounted in the opposite direction!!!"
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Old 2nd November 2007, 00:28   #203
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very very cool indeed man i just wanted a handle like the one on the bike now for my unicorn, just need it to be custom made so that it does not touch the tank while turning so guys can you help me with the place here in hyderabad to find a perfect handle for my bike? please!
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Old 17th November 2007, 20:15   #204
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Rearsets are done. Gears worked perfectly on the first try itself. Shorter brake pedal is remaining.
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Old 25th November 2007, 23:30   #205
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Its been almost a week and the rearsets have given absolutely no problems. Its comfortable and more smoother than the stock equipment and position. Got the brake pedal for the right rearset. Should be done this week.

We're hell bent on chroming the front mudguard. Will be taking it tomorrow to the chrome guy to check if its possible.

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Old 29th November 2007, 21:26   #206
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After looking at the amount of beating and welding this thing has gone through, I never thought it would be possible to chrome this thing. But the plating guy did a magnificient job. The mudguard has been plated, but not the brackets. The brackets could have been chromed, but it would have looked bad on the weld spots. So we might just paint them matt black.

Anyways the brake pedal has been fitted, but its out of reach as of now. Need to hammer and adjust it accordingly.

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wonderfull and the best pictorial description i have come across in our forums.let it tick on so that a comprehensive report may flow out some day.it would have been nice if the costs involved are also mentioned so that we get an idea about the project in that angle too.
best of luck guys,

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Old 29th December 2007, 22:26   #208
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The brackets on the front mudguard have been painted black and a sticker job also done on it. Lacquer coating is left to be done on the bracket so that the sticker work does not come off.
We are still working on how to make a removable cowl. Will post updates on this once we arrive at an idea.

Parts fitted today :
  • HP Filter.
  • Fork Gaiters.
  • Front fork reflectors.
  • Rear Indicators.
HP Filter - I'm not sure how much of a difference the HP has over the stock one, but the first ride confirmed that there is a marginal difference. The bike pulls out well in all the gears. The pickup has increased marginally. There is a little hissing sound while starting the bike.

Fork Gaiters : The Fork Gaiters are from Hero Honda. They are of much better quality than the original Royal Enfield ones. The biggest pain of fitting these (or any fork covers) is that you have to open up the entire front assembly.

Fork Reflectors : Reflectors have been fitted from the TVS Victor. These are the stick-on types.

Rear Indicators : The Indicators have been mounted at the rear frame where the seat has been mounted. Not sure if we really like it. Might fit them on the rear shocks after a few days if we're bored.
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Old 29th December 2007, 23:52   #209
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Pics of today's update.

HP Air Filter


Fork Gaiters (Boots)


Rear Indicators


Front mudguard
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Old 30th December 2007, 12:37   #210
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Wow! Mudguard is looking super cool.
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