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Old 26th October 2011, 13:25   #31
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Condition, as applicable to any ex-army vehicle, is derelict. I don't have any pics, but here's one another Kolkata tbhp member clicked on his visit to Panagarh.

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Should cost you anywhere between 25-50K to bring them back to shape.
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^ not all are so. see this one

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IMO both the bullets are good, as far as Bullet is concerned nothing is good or bad because when you plan to restore/redo then everything comes into picture, entire bike is vanished body for denting, painting, rims and other parts for chrome, engine for rebuilding so any kind of Army disposal is ok however the expenditure differs. Most of the Army disposal bikes which look beaten up is all because of dumping them in open yard exposed to sky that is what kills them, in my opinion any bullet can be brought to original state, I have seen the worst of cases where the bikes is 1/4 gone into ground, frame rusted, mud guard beyond reparable condition, rims rusted but at the end bike is restored to top notch. The bike stands to it's name "Made like a gun".
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Old 26th October 2011, 13:25   #32
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Condition, as applicable to any ex-army vehicle, is derelict. I don't have any pics, but here's one another Kolkata tbhp member clicked on his visit to Panagarh.

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Should cost you anywhere between 25-50K to bring them back to shape.
very right sir, these ones seem to be in a very dilapidated shape :( would take ages to bring them back to shape & lots of money too..destroying the whole purpose of going in for army/auction bullets..
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Old 26th October 2011, 18:41   #33
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... any idea about price/condition/location etc??
the seller was asking 40K something iirc, in kerala.
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Old 27th October 2011, 13:15   #34
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Royal Enfield Bullet: buyers guide, history, specifications and ownership tips.

RE Bullet & other classic bikes, do have a look.
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Old 14th December 2012, 12:19   #35
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I am also on a look out for a bullet for my daily use. i am planning to modify it according to my taste. Thinking of an army auctioned bullet because i heard they are available at a very low price from auctioneers. Mainly pathankot, pune & Kanpur ( as I heard).

Can any members who have visited these places help with the availability, price & procurement ?.
Condition of the vehicle doesn’t matter as I am planning to rebuild completely

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Old 14th December 2012, 13:46   #36
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One scrap dealer has picked a lot of more than 50 bullets in Allahabad, soon you would see those bullets in Mayapuri.

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Old 14th December 2012, 14:23   #37
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One scrap dealer has picked a lot of more than 50 bullets in Allahabad, soon you would see those bullets in Mayapuri.

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Sir, Any contact info of that dealer.
Even I am interested for one bike.
If the scrap dealer agreed to sell then we can buy in group.
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Old 14th December 2012, 15:46   #38
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Sir, Any contact info of that dealer.
Even I am interested for one bike.
If the scrap dealer agreed to sell then we can buy in group.

me and my 2 friends are interested in 1 each that makes 4 . if some one in delhi can negotiate for us , we could get a good price .

i am game !
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Old 14th December 2012, 16:19   #39
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Sir, Any contact info of that dealer.
Even I am interested for one bike.
If the scrap dealer agreed to sell then we can buy in group.
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Sir, Any contact info of that dealer.
Even I am interested for one bike.
If the scrap dealer agreed to sell then we can buy in group.

me and my 2 friends are interested in 1 each that makes 4 . if some one in delhi can negotiate for us , we could get a good price .

i am game !
I tried hard to find this info, but dealer has already sold this lot to someone in Delhi. he refused to divulge information of Delhi dealer ( they generally dont reveal these information)
If someone from Delhi who has contacts in Mayapuri can further probe, then we might get lead.

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The G2 (presumably the name derived from the WW II) was the one from which the present day bullets derived inspiration from.

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AFAIK, it was manufactured ~ 1950s in the UK. When Enfield India set up shop in India, these were sold as CKD units until ~ early 60s.

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The G2s were also the first ones to spot the telescopic front forks and the rear swing arms (both said to be pioneered by Enfield, back then). It came with Lucas magneto, Amal carb and the famous G2 heavy crank . The easy to notice parts are the flat timing cover with Royal Enfield engraved and the gearbox (the kicker lever and the gear lever operated from different shafts)

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Until around the early 70s, the Indian bullet still came with the G2 engine, but with the alternator setup and the newer gearbox and engine casing (the current design). However, parts like the bearings, sleeves, threads, nuts and bolts still followed the British system (English units). The current craze for old parts (Smiths mile meter, Lucas ammeter, levers, mudguards, flat tool boxes, chain covers etc.. ) originally are from these models.

@deutscheafrikar, I see that you are into vintages, so why ask?

G2 was called that as it was the second generation engine. Prior to 1950 the Enfield was sold in UK [and in India] as the Royal Enfield Model G. Then came the Clipper and then the ancestor of what became the standard Bullet the G2. Different bearings different engine oil sump and different barrel from the old G model [which I have]


G2 engines came on Indian bullets right up to 1972.

This kind of GB came only with the Clipper and G model, never on the Bullet.
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Even i'll go for one too!! I'll go and checkout at mayapuri tommorrow itself. It makes 5 of us
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Even i'll go for one too!! I'll go and checkout at mayapuri tommorrow itself. It makes 5 of us
Thanks mate Please check your PM for my number.
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Even i'll go for one too!! I'll go and checkout at mayapuri tommorrow itself. It makes 5 of us
Any update abhishek24x ? could you visit mayapuri ? your PM is not accepting my message. PM me your contact number.

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Old 4th September 2013, 23:28   #44
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I live very close to the Indo-Pak border and in this area, every year BSF (Border Security Force) publishes an AD in the local newspapers for auction of BSF owned bikes (primarily bullets) and Jeeps. I see a lot of people buying them at these auctions for dirt cheap prices (read under 10k INR) and restore them by spending another 15k. Same for jeeps, they buy these around 70k INR and spend another 50-60k in restoring them. These vehicles are sometimes 10-15 years old and they are as strong as rock once they get restored by a genuine motor lover.
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Any idea where one can find old Bullet's in and around Chennai? Apart from Bell's Road and Pudupet. I am looking for old Army bikes.
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