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Old 26th July 2007, 00:37   #16
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Sure! wil do, and if im not mistaken, it had a pull type lever on the dash(yes! that's what it was called here!!!) for the starter and a wierd position for the battery! The main prob wit these scoots were that since the batteries of yore were not so good, the self had a very low probability of workin!!
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Old 26th July 2007, 00:38   #17
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Nice buy Karl. Get it down asap.
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Old 26th July 2007, 10:43   #18
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Karl, there is a survivior here in Chennai. This bike crazy friend of mine has one in running condition. Please let me know if you still need details. You have posted long time back and I stumbled on this post only now.

Brijesh.
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Old 26th July 2007, 12:07   #19
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Am rather sure that this scooter is at Sudhakar anna's shed in Ranigunj (hyderabad)

Just get to Ranigunj, there is a Gujju school.
Take that tunr, ask for Sudakar Anna's Bullet shed.
he is quite well known around there.
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Karl, One of Trooper's friends has a fantabulous for sale, here in chennai.
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Old 26th July 2007, 13:51   #21
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Am rather sure that this scooter is at Sudhakar anna's shed in Ranigunj (hyderabad)
It used to be...! She's now with me.
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Old 15th September 2007, 03:31   #22
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Greetings all...

am looking to learn more about a curious scooter built by enfield in the early 60s...called the fantabulous, she came with a 150cc (i think) villiers engine...heres remains of one...anyone no of anymore survivors?
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On my recent trip to Hyderabad I bought myself a toy...the very same scooter you see at the beginning of this thread. Its remarkably corrosion free, and mechanically complete. She is missing cosmetics, lights, meters and switiches, but worth it for the Kings ransom I paid...One thousand rupees! Knowledge on this monster is very limited, anybody with ANY info on it, please do contact me. Any other survivors around?
Yes it also has a self-start in those days and had two gear levers, one operating the firsty gear and the other, the next two, so it was a three speed. Unfortunately no pics can be found on them tough I know of someone who would have through knowledge about it.
Could find some info and one sorry pic. Linky attached

The Hindu : Metro Plus Chennai / Wheels : A Bullet in scooter's clothing



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Karl, One of Trooper's friends has a fantabulous for sale, here in chennai.
Really, wow what does he want for it Nitrous? Could you post some pics pleas if possible?
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Knowledge on this monster is very limited, anybody with ANY info on it, please do contact me.
Any help from Royal Enfield? They do have a mention of the scooter in an FAQ on their website (Google!).
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Old 15th September 2007, 08:54   #24
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Feeling hitting my head on wall, seen all these beauties just 10-15 years ago and never bothered about them, was flying high on modern Jap Craps.But still hope is there my visit to my native in coming December may comes out with few of these classic beauti.
Karl now i have the list of these beauties i hope ill get atleast 2-3 of them.
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The Hindu : Metro Plus Chennai / Wheels : A Bullet in scooter's clothing

Really, wow what does he want for it Nitrous? Could you post some pics pleas if possible?
If im not mistaken, the scoot in the link is the same scoot for sale with troopers friend. Trooper, is it still around? How much does he want for it?
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These lines touched me, i am weeping man,
The Hindu : Metro Plus Chennai / Wheels : A Bullet in scooter's clothing
"But the man was not willing to give it away to just anybody. It took Sarangan all the intervening hours between 11 am and 3 pm to convince the senior citizen he would handle the vehicle with kid gloves."
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These lines touched me, i am weeping man,
The Hindu : Metro Plus Chennai / Wheels : A Bullet in scooter's clothing
"But the man was not willing to give it away to just anybody. It took Sarangan all the intervening hours between 11 am and 3 pm to convince the senior citizen he would handle the vehicle with kid gloves."
If you would have been there for the interview I gave, for the Fiat 1100/special (not D, mind you ) you would be a bawling man. I still get calls from him as to what the progress of the restoration is. Love the spirit of the ol chap!!
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If you would have been there for the interview I gave, for the Fiat 1100/special (not D, mind you ) you would be a bawling man. I still get calls from him as to what the progress of the restoration is. Love the spirit of the ol chap!!
Make sure you bring him on the 7th. You'll make his day!
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oh that would be brilliant. I don't know though, hes a very sick man and getting more sick by the day, still finding time to go to chor bazaar to scout for stuff;... Fiat stuff. I have to go to him to give to collect something so ill ask him if hes up to it.
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If im not mistaken, the scoot in the link is the same scoot for sale with troopers friend. Trooper, is it still around? How much does he want for it?
yeah, its still available.
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