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Old 2nd December 2008, 23:28   #1
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Default Enfield Cafe Racer Project #2 by me, gordon and v12

For those who came in late, this is how I got hold of my Royal Enfield Electra.
A few weeks after getting my Electra I joined Heretic Riders - a Buller Club. I did a couple of small rides with them within and outisde the city. But then I got bored looking at the same bike, I wanted change! I met Gordon through the club and was amazed and stunned looking at his 2005 Bullet Machismo which is converted into a Cafe Racer. I knew making mine like a chopper would be a common thing to do. So I asked him for his assistance and started off what V12 calls it - The Cafe Racer Project. Since my dad had a factory it wasnt that difficult for me to come across it. After a lot of research/goof-ups/nail-biting and time and money investment, we came closer to the completion of the second Cafe Racer Project, all thanks to Gordon and his brother V12. Also this helped me learn a lot about bikes, earlier I didnt even knew how to open the wheels and how to change the accelerator cable and the whole mechanism of the engine. The project is still on and we are hoping it gets complete this year itself.
The things that we have done till now includes:
1.Clubman handle bar,
2. A flat double seat and a Cafe seat with cowl,
3. an upgrade from a 0.20 piston to a 0.60 piston, 130 size mainjet, K&N oil type air intake, free-flow exhaust,
4. Dunlop JAP 350 3.50 rear tyre,
5. High security number plates,
6. BSA type tail light,
7. Avenger RVM,
8. NGK platinum coated spark plug,
9. Stainless steel rim (front),
10. Rear set type foot pegs ( progress still on).

Things to be done:
1.Goldstar type exhaust (upswept)
2.Engine re-paint
3 6 clutch plates with new clutch case
4.DURO front and rear tyre
5.500cc type bend pipe
6.Rear disc break
7.Half fairing (Highly optional)
8.Other performance modifications

Looking forward to your views on my bike.
Enjoy the pics :
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Old 3rd December 2008, 09:02   #2
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Congrats Chetanya!

The bike looks really good.
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Awesome bike

IMHO, the chrome battery cover looks odd, you may want to do anything to it
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All the very best for completing the project on scheduled.
Eagerly waiting to see the final outcome.
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beautiful, really beautiful. The pieces are coming together very nicely. I would say this is very tastefully done project, rather than over done or anything. Keep it simple and classy seems to be the desing objective. Keep up the good work guys.
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Old 3rd December 2008, 23:51   #6
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Thank you all for appreciating the cafe.

@ SunnyBoi : I havent thought about it, but i think it looks quite ok, what would you suggest to do anyways?
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The Bikes looks really cool, they look elegant and also chirpy. I envy you sharma and your collection. Good luck Brother.
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Thank you all for appreciating the cafe.

@ SunnyBoi : I havent thought about it, but i think it looks quite ok, what would you suggest to do anyways?
Powdercoat it black. It would look much better.
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Welcome to the community, finally. This makes the cafe count equal to three.

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I envy you sharma and your """collection"""
The chrome cafe is mineee!!!!

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Keep it simple and classy seems to be the desing objective.
That has been one of the objectives since day one when V12 initiated the "Cafe Racer Project" on his Machismo (the chrome bike).

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Powdercoat it black. It would look much better.
I'd say chrome is better.

The engine is off for painting, once done everything will fall into place. One of the worst things to do is make rearsets by oneself. Its quite difficult to plan on making stuff that can easily be fitted & removed AND also portable.
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Hi, the engine has been painted. Was busy working on another project wiz. BLA 5222, its not a cafe but has been overhauled by us ( Cafe Racer Projects), will be uploading the pics soon
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its really looking nice ,
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Hey Gordon, this is Nikhil here...your ol friend from Sai...v good work with the bikes man...so how much has the RX project come upto now?
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the bikes are looking beautiful , would love to click some pictures of these beauties some day.
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Nice job, Neat, clean and subtle.

Do a favour to the bikes - get a better camera
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Old 24th December 2008, 19:25   #15
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Can two healthy people sit on that seat? Looks rather small (or maybe I need to lose some weight )

How much does a modification job like this cost? I want one just like Gordon's chrome cafe racer!
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