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Old 9th June 2004, 00:43   #1
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Guys,
I'm planning to buy a second hand 500 and then go for a complete modification.
I wanted some suggestions plz..
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Old 9th June 2004, 01:28   #2
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Hi shravan , check out these modded bullets. Do not click on the links. Copy paste them in another IE window.

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Hey!
Maybe u could do up ure bike like one of em Yank board racers. Or maybe u could do it like a classic off roader. Cruiser Bullets are so freakin cliche now!
Ride safe and ride hard.....
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hey shravan, dont mind, but why did you choose a 500
i have been riding bullets from when i was 12 (all 350s) and my dad stil doesnt trust me with a 500,
added to the fact that it drinks a lot of petrol(a 500 here with the elim tyre at rear gives 11!!!! normally it used to give abt 19),
expensive spare parts
(esp in the 535 elgi range)

but if you like it go for, suggest u put the elim tyre or a 19 inch duro , saddle seats and bags, a disc in the front and two lights like in the indian bikes you see

or else better yet take my route, search for a 2nd hand lightning/citybike , try for the 500 rather than the 535 and then change the tyres , u have a fine looking crusier in ur hands

you get well maintained ones for abt 30 to 35k.. but these days i am seeing almost two year old thunderbirds for abt 45k(non neg) done abt 25 to 30 k kms,,, if it's in your budget check it out



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Hey Shravan,

Incase you still want a cruiser, check out these pics I took of a great mod job in Delhi. Should give you some ideas.

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Old 21st August 2004, 12:25   #6
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ps:shravan whats your budget? i got a few ideas in my mind
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Hey guys.
I dont really know, I've ridden 500's which give a decent average of 25. And close to 31 on the highways.
But I guess ure referring to an Eliminator tyre, so I cant really say.
Well, true, parts are expensive comparing it to the 350. I'd say u'd better stay clear from the 535. The piston costs around 3500, and the cylinder and piston together cost around 2000 for the 350. And besides, parts are hard to come by because the production had been stopped for quite some time.
As far as cruisers go, dont u think there are too many around???!!! Well, atleast thats my opinion.
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Quote[/b] (aadix @ Aug. 21 2004,10:55)]ps:shravan whats your budget? i got a few ideas in my mind
Sorry didn't notice earlier!!

My budget is around 35K..... and there has also been a slight change in plans. I need to talk to a very reputed Bullet guy here in Bangalore, who says about some new method of converting a 350 to 500. He claims it will be cheaper and better than a 500 or a 535 in terms of performance.

Anyways will talk to him and see what his 'method' is all about!! And let you guys know.

Otherwise, i will go for a decent second hand Bullet and try 'things' with it!!



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kylohere and aadix,
i'm not exactly looking for a 535, simply for the fact that spares are costly. The thunderbird hasn't quite appealed to me for the simple fact that it doesnot quite match the character of a 350. And even for the fact that the AVL engines haven't been there as long as the STD engines, so obviously isn't a tried and tested engine.
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hey shravan

i too heard of the conversion, beleive it's all on luck, some piececs run like a charm while some give you loads of head ache

just search for a decent 500 buddy, if i see any in hyd will pm you
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Quote[/b] (aadix @ Aug. 23 2004,23:22)]just search for a decent 500 buddy, if i see any in hyd will pm you
500's are very rare here. Not many want to sell them. Anyways, if i can't find a good piece, i'm willing to settle for a second hand 350. 350's are a plenty and shouldn't be a trouble finding one!

Besides if i buy one from outside Bangalore, i'll end up spending around 5K to 10K etc for transportation RC transfer and stuff!
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hey shravan!
well, the avl is a very noisy mill. it sounds like an electric mixer on full clip grinding some really hard nuts!!!!
i think the 350 would be a great idea.
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hey shravan,
* * * * * * * * mod the chassis to make it a little sportier(cruiser or cafe racer elims are plenty). That along with a nice rocket silencer and a good suspension setup should give you a really exclusive bike, without being too heavy on the pocket. I recommend the addition of a disc brake and an electric start before any other mods, because they are the most important things on such a heavy bike. Id also say, look at the 350 to work on rather than the 500, as the 350's are available a dime a dozen, plus should be easier to repair and maintain. If youre willing to spend more, look at what the bullet the guy from chinkara cars made. He added a ducati monoshock, the rd350 front forks, disc brakes front and back and modded the chassis to give it a sports bike look along with a rocket silencer. If you need any help on what other designs might work along with your budget, do drop me a msg, ill be glad to help.
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Old 25th August 2004, 23:36   #14
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Quote[/b] (salil_kulkarni @ Aug. 25 2004,22:01)]I recommend the addition of a disc brake and an electric start before any other mods, because they are the most important things on such a heavy bike.
I doubt electric starters are available for Bullets!
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for all i know, the disc brake kit is readily available from the royal enfield website. About the electric start, i think royal enfield has that on their options list. If not, you can always have an electric start made for your bike, shouldnt be that much of a hassle, cos i have seen very old yezdis also retrofitted with electric starters.
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