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Old 19th July 2014, 21:13   #1
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After following this forum for so many years and having followed many personal projects, I finally have a project of my own that I would like to share. I am a big fan of custom bikes, have marvelled at all the creations from Shinya Kimura zero engineering bikes to Rajputana customs. All beautiful bikes with personalities!

Here is my attempt.

Its based on a 500cc classic, custom 1" bars, springer front end, harley peanut tank, custom forward controls. I am almost 90% complete with the build. My apologies for not maintaining a regular update blogs but hopefully after seeing the project i would get more feedback for improvements. The project is based in chennai.

so here it is:
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enjoy!

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Old 19th July 2014, 23:58   #2
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Looks great already, can't wait to see the finished product!!!
So what size are the wheels and tyres?
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Tires are Avon MKII 16" both front and back.
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The motorcycle is looking great especially the front spring ends and the tires. It also gives the illusion of a larger capacity engine. Why is Royal Enfield not thinking of something like this ?
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Yes the fat Avon tires do give a nice appearance, actually even the drive is different. Very stable and solid on the highway! one thing I wanted to make sure was that it drives as good as it looks. Didn't want a beauty which handles like a brick

I am looking for a good paint shop in Chennai, if anybody has any suggestions that would be great. The project started more then a year ago hoping to finish it soon.

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Amazing work,The bike looks very very different and is surely going to be a head turner.
Which colour are you planning for the bike?

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that is the big question now " which color?"... i love the zero style paint job. see the attached image. so it will be something in those lines i suppose.
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thanks KN for the kind words. yes its lot of effort and energy but hopefully the final outcome would be worth it.

i am also looking to collaborate with fellow builders in and around Chennai. would love to share the details of my experience and also possibly help others with there build!

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that is the big question now " which color?"... i love the zero style paint job. see the attached image. so it will be something in those lines i suppose.
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thanks KN for the kind words. yes its lot of effort and energy but hopefully the final outcome would be worth it.

i am also looking to collaborate with fellow builders in and around Chennai. would love to share the details of my experience and also possibly help others with there build!
the paint job done here looks great,question is are there people here who can do this paint job?
Cant wait to see your end product
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wow this bobber is absolutely gorgeous, even the unpainted rust look would make heads turn! thanks for the info on tyres, need to get mine replaced and was thinking of putting on these bobber style ones!
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Tires are Avon MKII 16" both front and back.

Hey! Where did you source the springer forks from? Have been looking for one for a project since long!
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wow this bobber is absolutely gorgeous, even the unpainted rust look would make heads turn! thanks for the info on tyres, need to get mine replaced and was thinking of putting on these bobber style ones!
zee_bat, thanks! yes i am really pleased with the why its come out. i am a big fan of rust color! so might experiment with just a raw look. lets see.

Springer is from Nino Custom cycles. you can look him up on Facebook. couple of suggestions about Springer. they have to be setup perfectly otherwise you will sacrifice on drive quality. i would also suggest that you send your neck stem to the springer maker. (assuming you are using a stock Royal Enfield as a Donor bike). This will make sure that you have the perfect fit. i had to send mine couple of times for fitment.

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Springer is from Nino Custom cycles. you can look him up on Facebook. couple of suggestions about Springer. they have to be setup perfectly otherwise you will sacrifice on drive quality. i would also suggest that you send your neck stem to the springer maker. (assuming you are using a stock Royal Enfield as a Donor bike). This will make sure that you have the perfect fit. i had to send mine couple of times for fitment.
Hey, so you got them from Rohan Nino Puri... His prices are a bit steep. I had contacted him once when I needed girder forks. But then settled with one from Delhi. How is the overall quality of the springers? Are they durable?
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Springer fork is of really high quality. Actually there are many companies in Delhi who make the standard sprinters. They are stock and get manufactured in large numbers hence they tend to be a bit cheap. The one I used was a custom so its a bit more pricey. Having said that its also very important to use the correct type of tire on the sprinters, not all tires will suit these types of forks.

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Such a pleasure to see work like this! Kudos to you for the patience and effort put in...I'm sure it'll be looker once completed. Hope you'll post pics and details once you've completed the work!
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Such a pleasure to see work like this! Kudos to you for the patience and effort put in...I'm sure it'll be looker once completed. Hope you'll post pics and details once you've completed the work!
Thanks a lot Rideon, appreciate the kind words. Yes it was a huge learning curve and a great feeling. I am almost done with the build so will post a detailed "lessons learned" with pics soon. Stay Tuned!

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