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Old 19th May 2009, 22:53   #46
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What tyres are at the rear currently? And what are you planning on switching it to?

Also, how much do they cost??
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Old 21st May 2009, 15:16   #47
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Seriously wonder why they are so expensive. The handlebar and bar-end mirrors are very good. I guess they are decently priced, dont know about the shipping charges though. The seat must be straight in line with the tank.
Yeah it's highway robbery. I'm going to ask Anthony where he gets his fabricated. BTW have you all seen the hot Enfield racer he made? It's featured in the latest issue of Top Gear. Asking them for a picture that I can post.

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What tyres are at the rear currently? And what are you planning on switching it to?
Also, how much do they cost??
Hey Major. I'm using a Thai made IRC 100/90-19 tyre on the rear. Will move this to the front once I find a 110/90-19 for the rear. They cost around Rs. 3200 per tyre. At the moment there's a regular MRF ribbed tyre on the front which will be discarded.
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Hmm you been conned i think the IRC 100-90 costs 1600-1700 in Delhi all thai made
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Hmm you been conned i think the IRC 100-90 costs 1600-1700 in Delhi all thai made
You're right it is a con. But that's what Metro Tyres in Mumbai is charging. They claim that VAT + Octroi + tyre tube + two middle men between Mumbai and Delhi make the difference. I think they're making a fat packet too. But they're the only guys I found in south mumbai with IRC. Know of any others?
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sorry i dont know any one in BOMBAy. but for next time one can always ask for people in other cities and we all as a brother hood can send the stuff over.
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sorry i dont know any one in BOMBAy. but for next time one can always ask for people in other cities and we all as a brother hood can send the stuff over.
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What tyres are at the rear currently? And what are you planning on switching it to?

Also, how much do they cost??

Thanks desi, but I guess that wont be necessary. I couldn't find an IRC 110/90-19 tyre, so I plumped for an MRF Nylogrip meteor 110/90-19. It's got a block tread but its profile is more rounded than ordinay MRFs - decent compromise for now, till I find a better tyre. Cost was Rs. 2100 inclusive of tube and tax.
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Hi all, inspired by Gordon and V12, I have managed to convert my 2 months old Electra in to a Cafe Racer following are the pics. And I am facing some problems one of them is that I am unable to fix the clubman handle the right way as it is touching my fuel tank , so till I get a solution I have put it the other way. No rearsets as I will be riding it in the city and not on tracks and that too only on weekend mornings.

Can anyone please suggest me about fixing the handle the right way with the same tank?
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Hi all, inspired by Gordon and V12, I have managed to convert my 2 months old Electra in to a Cafe Racer following are the pics. And I am facing some problems one of them is that I am unable to fix the clubman handle the right way as it is touching my fuel tank , so till I get a solution I have put it the other way. No rearsets as I will be riding it in the city and not on tracks and that too only on weekend mornings.

Can anyone please suggest me about fixing the handle the right way with the same tank?
Hey Berry - Can you please post some clear side profile pictures which will actually help us understand how the bike exactly looks and how the handle is actually placed.

The quality of work looks good from the above pics, but a side profile pic would be really great.

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Hey Berry - Can you please post some clear side profile pictures which will actually help us understand how the bike exactly looks and how the handle is actually placed.

The quality of work looks good from the above pics, but a side profile pic would be really great.

Happy Thumping Mate
OK not exactly the complete side profile but some pics of the cowl from the side ....I will click from the side and then post here again.
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Hi Berry, the handlebar will definitely touch the tank and you'll have to live with that. DO NOT weld stoppers on the chassis to limit the movement of your handle. Any updates on the bike?
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Oh and what is the size of the rear tyre? I'm planning on fitting a 100/90-19 at the rear, so wanted to know if its a direct fit.
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There are a few more things to be done: 1) have to buy the rear tyre 2) the rear indicators look too large. 3) the carb needs to be adjusted and maybe jetted. As always send in your suggestions and comments. Cheers.
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Where do u find the rubbers to cover the shocker leg ?
Are these of any other bike or genuine AVL350 Machsimo ?
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Sorry for repetition.I just went through the entire post and got to know that u bought it from Royal motors. Thanks anyways.
U did a grt job.

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@500modder and Berry: Any more updates on the cafes?
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Oh and what is the size of the rear tyre? I'm planning on fitting a 100/90-19 at the rear, so wanted to know if its a direct fit.
I have put a 110-90, 18 inches (have changed the rim to 18). Although I don't really like the narrow profile of the tyre but the swing arm of the bullet does not allow much margin so can't really help. But yes this is definitely better than the puny OE size.

UPDATE ON THE CAFE RACER.

after installing the goldstar shaped exhaust which is anfree flow one, i have noticed a massive thrust in acceleration which of course I am liking, can give my dad some competition when he races with me on the weekend on his Karizma.

But i really want to put the clip on handle bars instead of this rabbit ears style one. But thing is for sure, cafe racers are much agile to handle in traffic than the normal bullet. It might be purely psychological but its good for me.

Thanks again Gordon for the inspiration, i never knew about the cafe racers earlier. Now I own one.
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