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Old 30th June 2010, 01:59   #16
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Could you pls post the other side, I mean the right hand side of the motorcycle? I see the brake rod on the left & at a point I was wondering what's the break rod got to do with the gear shift pedals. But after a while I understood that the break rod should've been connected to the other side of the motorcycle & hence the request. Tks.
My bike is still in Delhi with my friend and these are the only pics that I have .
I'll be posting a few in a day or two of the right hand side too.
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aargee, this is an AVL with left shift. This is the normal setup for the brake.
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That seat is out of place. Needs a different one.
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That seat is out of place. Needs a different one.
The foam thickness needs to be increased by 1 inch.
Rest its all fine.
Please refer to the original royal Mcqueen pic on Ist page and U'll get an idea about it.
The original one is single seater while this one is a double seater.
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@Gordon & @Sans - Thanks Guys.
@Gordon - What's this AVL engine? I hear it was manufactured with collaboration from Austria/Australia or something. Could you expand AVL & help me understand more on this & why this was being stopped? Appreciate sharing the knowledge.
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Old 1st July 2010, 19:22   #21
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Some more of the eyeballs.
The guy in the photos is my Eldest brother.
Changes planned till now :-
1. Front Mudguard
2. Number plate and back light
3. Front Fork gaitors.
4. Indicators and Side view mirrors.
5. probably a Shorter handle of same looks.

Senior riders,Your opinions are duly awaited.
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Old 1st July 2010, 20:03   #22
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Saurabh - the bikes looks real clean.

Seat can do with another 1 inch foam as you plan and keep the design the same.
Rear Tyre and the front tyre look amazing
The speedo cluster looks very clean where did you get this from? and what about the tacho is that gone if you have it i would like to have a loot at it.
If possible Get the old handle bar back the offroading style would give it a nice look
Up Swept Exaust would do a magic to the look.
Highlift front Mudguard preferably a crome one would look amazing.

When you get the seat done make sure it is comfy for the pilion cause rite now it does not seem to be..

COngrats on the whole new bike man.
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Sans,
Congrats on the good work!
Just my two paise: try re-fitting the old black handlebar, it might give a more "trails" look to the bike.
I second Desideep's suggestion on the front mudguard and upswept exhaust. Refer to the first pic in your post #11, there's a bullet in the background with such an exhaust. Can the same chrome mudguard be bolted onto the horn or numberplate bracket?
Also, try a single or one-and-half seat, like the one in the Royal McQueen.

Cheers
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OT: does the Royal McQueen have anything to do with the actor Steve McQueen? His substantial collection and racing career are legendary!
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Saurabh - the bikes looks real clean.

Seat can do with another 1 inch foam as you plan and keep the design the same.
Rear Tyre and the front tyre look amazing
The speedo cluster looks very clean where did you get this from? and what about the tacho is that gone if you have it i would like to have a loot at it.
If possible Get the old handle bar back the offroading style would give it a nice look
Up Swept Exaust would do a magic to the look.
Highlift front Mudguard preferably a crome one would look amazing.

When you get the seat done make sure it is comfy for the pilion cause rite now it does not seem to be..

COngrats on the whole new bike man.
Hey deep
Thanks for the appreciation.
I'll try fitting a dirt bike kinda handlebar in chrome finish and will change to Upswept exhaust.
I searched a lot for the tyre and finally got hold of the MRF meteor.
I am happy that it gives a broad character to the bike without changing the rims.
The seat is not much comfortable as I got to know it from Bhaia.Will try adding a layer of foam on it once its with me in Bangalore.
The speedo console is custom made by Bitto denter in Jhandewalan and teh tacho is not there.Its with me in Delhi and U can get it once I am here in November.
Rest ,Overall the bike's look will be changed to some extent post these mods.
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Sans,
Congrats on the good work!
Just my two paise: try re-fitting the old black handlebar, it might give a more "trails" look to the bike.
I second Desideep's suggestion on the front mudguard and upswept exhaust. Refer to the first pic in your post #11, there's a bullet in the background with such an exhaust. Can the same chrome mudguard be bolted onto the horn or numberplate bracket?
Also, try a single or one-and-half seat, like the one in the Royal McQueen.

Cheers
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OT: does the Royal McQueen have anything to do with the actor Steve McQueen? His substantial collection and racing career are legendary!
Hi Voodoochild
Thanks for stopping by my thread.
I'll be changing the handle bars once the Mcqueen is with me.
I seriously have no idea that if Steve Mcqueen has anything to do with the Royal Mcqueen.
The Royal Mcqueen took birth in Italy and its Owner Andora is in good talking terms with me.he didn't tell me anything about this connection.

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Good progress Sans! Looks almost similar to the McQueen in the first page.

Once you finish the changes already planned by you, i guess it should look all the more better.
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If I were to notice some differences from the McQueen from first page & your completed work, I would say the following...
1. The position & size of the front & rear fenners
2. The exhaust assy
3. The first one has more of chromy look & is different from your outpu
4. And the handle bars, ofcourse
Otherwise both look alike. Good work!!!
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If I were to notice some differences from the McQueen from first page & your completed work, I would say the following...
1. The position & size of the front & rear fenners
2. The exhaust assy
3. The first one has more of chromy look & is different from your outpu
4. And the handle bars, ofcourse
Otherwise both look alike. Good work!!!
Thanks for spending time in noticing mate.
1. The Front Fenders will be changed by next week.
2. The exhaust is just there because its a totally redone bike.I'll putting up a megaphone after 1500 kms.
3. the chrome job is almost the same as I have used highest standard of chrome.
People who have bought Goldstars from me are aware of our International standard chrome quality.its just the light thats making a difference.
4.I'll be experimenting with the handlebars too.
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Thats a nice looking bike you have there, Saurabh.

Could you possibly post a video of it so we can see how it handles and how it sounds? Sorry, but in my mind there's something of a dichotomy between the dirtbike looks of the seventies and the Bullet's thump. Kinda weird in my head. But I'm sure it sounds pretty different considering the change in carb, upjetting and the air filter so I'd really like to see a video of it.

As for the chrome, I think your look is great. I think the people comparing it to the Supernaag are referring to the engine casing which, in that case, has been chromed and buffed to a high glitter whereas yours is a clean, but muted look. I don't think its a bad thing myself as too much bling can get a bit much after a while and its a real pain keeping it clear of all dirt, fingerprints, grease, etc.

Besides, theres no reason why it should look exactly like the Supernaag in my book

Congrats man. I'd love to see it some time when you get it down to Bangalore.

For that matter I'd love to meet anyway and learn more about the kind of work you're doing as it sounds way cool.

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Thats a nice looking bike you have there, Saurabh.

Could you possibly post a video of it so we can see how it handles and how it sounds? Sorry, but in my mind there's something of a dichotomy between the dirtbike looks of the seventies and the Bullet's thump. Kinda weird in my head. But I'm sure it sounds pretty different considering the change in carb, upjetting and the air filter so I'd really like to see a video of it.

As for the chrome, I think your look is great. I think the people comparing it to the Supernaag are referring to the engine casing which, in that case, has been chromed and buffed to a high glitter whereas yours is a clean, but muted look. I don't think its a bad thing myself as too much bling can get a bit much after a while and its a real pain keeping it clear of all dirt, fingerprints, grease, etc.

Besides, theres no reason why it should look exactly like the Supernaag in my book

Congrats man. I'd love to see it some time when you get it down to Bangalore.

For that matter I'd love to meet anyway and learn more about the kind of work you're doing as it sounds way cool.

Cheers

Rahul
Hey Rahul
Thanks for the appreciation mate.
I think it would be with me by 10th July.
Will definitely meet u some day on road.I stay near Apollo hospital and IIMB.
You are right when u said that the Supernaag's engine is chromed.
Actually I'll be getting my clutch casing buffed,So its gonna add some bling to the bike.
I feel that my intention was not to remake a Supernaag since I wanted it to be a twin seater and copying the name too will involve infringement of IP rights.
Overall its gonna be one eye catcher once its all done.
Thanks for your suggestions once again.
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