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Old 29th December 2010, 14:28   #61
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Default Royal Enfield Machismo Bobber Renders

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Looks great!
Especially the second one. However, can't the exhaust be just a tad bit shorter?
Thanks EssYouWe. I do like the long exhaust look. I will play and experiment with the lengths a little bit more.

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The front looks good , but IMHO it must be a little low slung. I did not like the seat and rear fender arrangement. It looks more cruiser(ish ) and has no flow. The minimalistic look which the triumph bobbers had is missing.
The exhaust need to be chopped to get the authentic bobber look. I am comparing the rendering with the Triumph Bobber.
Sorry, if I sound a bit harsh in my comment.
Here is another render with a spring seat. I just wasn't fond of a spring seat yet, but maybe its not as bad as I think. The fender is a round wide one. Normally bobbers are rigid hard tail on the rear, so their fenders can be really close to the wheel. I prefer to maintain the suspension and swing arm arrangement so there should be a little gap inbetween the wheel and the fender. It would be as close as possible though.


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joe! the render looks great! All the best with your project.
Hope you have heard about ::: vardenchi :::. My friend also bought some stuff from an online store(for belt drive etc); will ask him the link.
Thanks JK. Yep I have heard about Vardenchi. Not sure if they sell individual parts.


Attached are some modified renders with a spring seat, and also a Bobber Oil-Tank shaped side covers. Not sure what goes under that arrangement so right now its just dummy black shapes
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Old 29th December 2010, 14:44   #62
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When i read the first post i was really wondering whether you were serious about this whole project.

Now so many days down the project and what you have achieved. Hats off to it.
Awesome work.

I know the final look is your personal taste and commenting on it out of question.

All i wanna congratulate you is for the effort, time and money you have put into such a project.
I am truly aware of how much goes into such an effort.

Cheers and keep up the good work.
True biker with a taste.
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Old 29th December 2010, 15:52   #63
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Thanks Visaster. I totally understand by what you mean about not following through with an idea. There has been progress but still not as rapid as I hoped it would be, but this keeps me going each day!
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Old 31st December 2010, 20:44   #64
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Default WIP- Bobber Update

Another slow week. Started on the rear mudguard yesterday and plates welded in to check the width. The shape has to be rounded further to match the curvature of a 15" tire.

The attached pics also shows the temp setup with the extended swing arm. You can see the additional room behind the wheel thats just enough to place a side box that would contain the battery and other electricals. No additional mode on the chain setup is needed as the 140/90 tire just fits in and a gap for 1cm in between.

More updates soon.

Note: the wheel and tyre in the pics are temporarily used just to get an idea on how much space it will take.
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Very interesting thread - any updates on this?
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Old 11th January 2011, 09:54   #66
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Attached is a pic with the new tank and Harley shock fitment. It needs a little bit of cleanup work around the edges and a longer holding clamp. It will have to be pushed slightly backwards so that the handle wont bounce onto it at its extreme position.
The rims has arrived and have sent it to increase the spokes. I am using 15" Avenger rear (36 spokes) and 18" Re Classic Rear on the front (40 spoked wheel converted to 36). Both of these will then be modded to increase the spokes to 72.

Right now the Handle bar, wheels tires in the pic are temp. The new tires will arrive in a couple of weeks. I am going for Avon 140/90 15" Rear and 110/90 18" front. Once this arrives the bike can be leveled by slightly tilting the front neck angle.
The mudguard and oiltank/ battery holder work continues. Will post pics soon.
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Old 27th January 2011, 17:35   #67
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Not much significant updates as far as work goes but more imported parts has arrived. Now all they have to do is fit it for me

- 7.25" rear fender 16" Raw
- 5.5" front fender 21" Raw
- Seat, 2" springer, clamps
- Chrome adjustable side stand
- 140/90 15" Avon Rear tire
- 120/90 18" Avon front tire
- digital speedometer/ tach / N LR indicator/ Trip and Odometer all in one.
- Digital speed sensor
- Spriner front shock dampener
- Oil tank with battery holder Raw

Phew. This project is getting heavier on the pocket.

Rims were given to increase spokes to 72 but the tech fell sick and delayed work. Hopefully should have more updates on that and the above fittings next week.
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Default Re: Royal Enfield Bobber Home Project - Advice Needed

from the picture in earlier post the engine looks a little inclined.

any plans to over come that?
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Old 27th January 2011, 20:59   #69
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That's right. The front was slightly elevated with the 19" front but now I am using an 18" wheel and that should bring it down a bit. Also planning on tilting the front a bit to lower the ride.
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Time for some much due updates! I know its been a while

Finally managed to cut out the bolt whose head was behind the Ignition Starter Coil thingy that was causing trouble mentioned in my earlier posts regarding installation of the foot controls. Glad that is over!

The technique used by the guy was simply genius! The bolt was too far behind (in between the frame and the clutch cover) for any hand held grinder to reach and they did not want to remove the entire engine off the frame so it took a few minutes for the bulb to glow with a brilliant idea to get the bolt off. He gripped the tail end of the bolt to an electric drill machine and turned it on. The bolt rotated in its place while on the other end he held a normal hand held saw blade. The drill did most of the work and in 2 mins the bolt was beheaded sucessfully. That was really good thinking which you most certainly will not get to learn in any book I am sure!

The next goal was to incline the front end to lower the height of the vehicle. A few cuts were made near the neck of the bike and heated up the frame tube to the neck so that it can tilt upwards pushing the front end forward. The length is now increased by an additional 4 more inches in the front. (overall increase in length of the bike - 8+ inches)

Attached are some low quality pics.

Tomorrow they will create a new plate to hold on the front tube and to fit the foot controls.

The rim and spokes on the pic aren't final. They have been brought back so that the height of the front end can be adjusted. The tire is the new Avon 120/90 18" that came in recently. I definitely love the new beefy look of the bike.
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The front gets the Avon 120's ? The thread wont look good IMHO
And wont regular tread pattern do a better job w.r.t. to handling?
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Hey JK. Yes the front is Avon 120. Will have to check on the handling on my maiden ride .
I will be moving to Dubai soon, so have plans on taking the bike there too. That way I won't have to make it specifically for Indian roads.

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Default Rear Fender and Battery Holder/Oil Tank

Here is a Pic with the Rear Fender and Oil Tank attached.

The Oil tank will be modified to open from the left so that it would be a compatment box that could hold light documents. It will be lowered further down so that the Battery has enough room above away from the seat.

As far as color, I am thinking of going with a Dark Red + Off White combination like the new Classic. I may go for a Metal or Pearl Variant though. I have had black on almost all my vehicles. Time for a daring change
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Finally nearing the last few days (touch wood) of my bobber build. Although it is looking more like a Chopper at this stage.

There are a few design modifications I had to take that strayed away from my initial concept design.
I decided not to go with any rear strut and maintain a clean mudguard look.

Compromises made due to lack of time (leaving to Dubai) -
- I wont be Chrome plating the Engine, Tank, nuts and bolts.
- Body and Mudguard will be painted Pearl Black, single color.
- Wheel Spokes may not be plated
- Wheel rim might be painted Metallic Red instead of Chrome or may not do anything at all.
- Air Filter cover will be more like an Air Filter Roof
- I wont be doing the Forward Foot controls (most likely)

Things left on the build -
- Under Seat lid cover
- Front Mudguard trim
- Rear 72 Spokes
- Wiring
- Headlight Fit
- Digital Speedometer Fit
- Test Ride

Fingers crossed. Hope it meets the deadline.
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Any updates, shed some light on the process of changing the rake and trail of front end.

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