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Old 24th June 2015, 20:00   #76
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Slight typo, I meant 3.50/18. Yep its available in 5.00/16 too.

From what I hear, performance of the firestones are poor, Avons are far superior.

This link might be helpful. Its got cokers too. Are you looking at whitewalls?

http://www.ellaspede.com/shop/firest...luxe-champion/

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@krcustoms - The restraint you've shown while customising the bike is commendable, it looks so elegant and understated. Most people tend to go overboard while executing such projects. Keep up the great work and hope this build helps in getting you customers.
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Slight typo, I meant 3.50/18. Yep its available in 5.00/16 too.

From what I hear, performance of the firestones are poor, Avons are far superior.

This link might be helpful. Its got cokers too. Are you looking at whitewalls?

http://www.ellaspede.com/shop/firest...luxe-champion/
I love whitewalls but they have to be used with the specific type of bike for example a bobber which incorporates poster features. check out DPCustoms bike. they use lot of whitewall tires.

if we end up making a bobber again the i will definitely think about it but as of now i am looking to make a cafe so lets see.
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Old 26th June 2015, 10:44   #79
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@krcustoms - The restraint you've shown while customising the bike is commendable, it looks so elegant and understated. Most people tend to go overboard while executing such projects. Keep up the great work and hope this build helps in getting you customers.
thanks for the kind words, yes i was very much going for understated looks, not a big fan of chopper style. The best thing about this build is it rides as good as it looks!
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RE should seriously consider to take you in their design team Way to go buddy. If I may make a suggestion- I would be even more impressed if you could make the motorcycle monsoon worthy - I mean the mudguards.
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RE should seriously consider to take you in their design team Way to go buddy. If I may make a suggestion- I would be even more impressed if you could make the motorcycle monsoon worthy - I mean the mudguards.
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haha yes RE could definitely use an injunction of some new thinking!

I thought about fenders but for this bike somehow i felt it wont look good though i agree with you its a bit of a challenge during rainy season!

I took the easy way out , i dont ride the bike in rain!!!

BOV, check out these tires. if i end up building another bobber this is what i would build!!

guess who the guy is?

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BOV, check out these tires. if i end up building another bobber this is what i would build!!

guess who the guy is?

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Gotta love the art that these guys make with their bare hands, I remember seeing a video of him hand beating the fairings and end bits outta metal. There's a somewhat primal feel to these motorcycles.

You should try and make the next custom out of something like a street 750, more to play around with. Looks and performance wise.

I'm a huge fan of Max Hazans work too. Its truly art on wheels. He comes up with some extremely cool ideas in his builds.
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BOV, yes i am very much looking around for a used 750 or Triumph motor, hopefully will find one soon.

I agree with you Shinya is more "raw" and really hand crafted work which really appeals to me. I have seen works from Hazan and he is truly on a different planet when it comes to his craft, truly works of arts. if i have to differentiate the two i would keep Hazan's work in a museum (cuz they are really pieces of art work!) and drive around shinya's work

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BOV, yes i am very much looking around for a used 750 or Triumph motor, hopefully will find one soon.

I agree with you Shinya is more "raw" and really hand crafted work which really appeals to me. I have seen works from Hazan and he is truly on a different planet when it comes to his craft, truly works of arts. if i have to differentiate the two i would keep Hazan's work in a museum (cuz they are really pieces of art work!) and drive around shinya's work

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I was following this thread for some time waiting patiently for the latest pictures. I really love the way you have customized the Enfield, especially the wired rear brake (Bajaj Avenger?) instead of the usual rod linkage, how functional is it? Does it take normal amount of force/push to brake?

Would love to see some high resolution pictures of the bike out in the open.

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sorry guys got busy with another build so forgot about this thread!

here are some pics of the bobber "indori".

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i also completed another royal enfield continental GT based build.

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hope you guys like it!!


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Mod, please tell me how do i indicate that new pics have been added to this thread?

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Simply beautiful! Love both the bikes. My personal preference on the Indori would have been more standard / stock position footpegs as opposed to this stretched out cruiser style thing

Did you weigh the bikes? Seems like they may have lost a fair bit of weight. Although, I am not sure if the springer front end negates it

Finally, I would also request you to post some head on pics of both the bikes as well if possible

Thanks for sharing!

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Nice looking machine. Kudos

What does the Japanese insignia say?
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P.S. it reads KR. its not Japanese symbols but designed to look like Japanese.
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Old 20th May 2016, 13:08   #90
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Outstanding work Krish!!! Way better than anything I have seen coming out of our country .. I am amazed they look beautiful and not overdone while you have retained a vintage vibe . I rarely see very many aesthetically pleasing ones , apart from rajputana but I think you can definitely give them a run for their money . All the best !
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