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Old 11-02-2010, 12:24 PM   #41
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Great job man! Really nice bike
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:29 AM   #42
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Holy Guacamole Batman! That's a nice bike. Hats off for the work you're putting into this.
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:40 AM   #43
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Nice build.


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Old 01-18-2011, 04:02 PM   #44
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mmmmmmm, lookin good
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:03 PM   #45
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looks great good workmanship!!
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Old 01-31-2011, 10:56 AM   #46
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Well, I appreciate all the good comments on this build, things like that keep me from wanting to sell it.

I took it around the block yesterday after having the bike sitting for a couple months under a blanket. I haven't had anytime to tinker with it since it seems I'm working on everyone else's bikes and not my own. I finally got rid of my CB750, which gives me more room in the garage and some extra cash to throw at this thing for a horn, fenders, and a taillight.

My biggest issue so far is the very leaky gearbox. It will have a steady drip when the bike is just idling. When I take it for a ride, the whole bottom frame and rear wheel get splashed with gear oil. It has all new seals and a new spacer from England. I keep thinking I missed a seal or a felt ring somewhere.

The exploded diagrams from Hitchcocks's are helpful, but I can't figure this thing out. I bought brand new parts# 11 & 28.

If anyone can offer assistance, It'd be appreciated.
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:39 PM   #47
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very nice!
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Old 04-17-2011, 06:56 PM   #48
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Been tinkering with this thing on and off for a while.
I might have fixed the gearbox leak by replacing the 80/90w gear oil with a couple tubes of 00grease.

Finished the wiring harness and got lights, horn, brake light, switches all working today. All I have left are a rear fender, mounting the taillight and it should be ready to roll.

Some of you asked about how I will get this registered by the CHP and guidelines about what parts I need to have so they will issue me tags.

1. Needs blinkers. I'm going to zip tie them on and run some temporary wires to pass inspection, then rippin' those bastards off. The stock Enfield never had blinkers, just pilot lights on the sides of the headlight that could be rewired for blinkers.

2. Mirror. Just one, that's all you need.

3. Fenders, not sure, but I'm running them anyway. I like the look.

4. Horn. I'll never do without a horn. Too important to give up.

5. Hi/Low headlights. Apparently just a low will not do, plus, I like seeing at night.
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Old 04-17-2011, 10:08 PM   #49
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"If anyone can offer assistance, It'd be appreciated."

Contact the folks on Britbike.com They've got an Enfield Board.

Impressive work!
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Old 04-17-2011, 10:09 PM   #50
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There's also an Enfield club where they everything there is to know about them.
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Old 04-17-2011, 11:07 PM   #51
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Excellent work! That bike turned out beautiful, very nice.
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Old 04-18-2011, 12:00 AM   #52
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Fantastic build, way to think out of the box.
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:08 AM   #53
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How do you find the gt750 front brake as a stopper ? I have one on my project and wonder are they as good as the hype.
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Old 04-18-2011, 11:40 AM   #54
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Hey, I appreciate the response and comments. Lately I've had a new found interest in my bike, instead of that constant mental nagging about wanting to sell the fucking thing.


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How do you find the gt750 front brake as a stopper ? I have one on my project and wonder are they as good as the hype.
Brake works very well and has great, solid feel. I chose this after reading lots of articles on them with availability, and most important: affordable.
I found the unit off eBay for about $300, then I bought cables/lever, and shoes for an additional $150. The adjusting rods and springs were rusty and had those re-chromed.

After searching google, I found a gent that raced vintage Suzukis, who was kind enough to share his knowledge on setting up, and tuning the 4LS, with many years of racing experience under his belt. I have the email from him, archived and will forward it to anyone who want the info.
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Old 04-18-2011, 11:50 AM   #55
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Outstanding job! I don't know how I missed this build before.

If you're still looking for Manx pictures I have a few from the National Motorcycle Museum in the UK.

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Old 04-18-2011, 01:56 PM   #56
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Very impressive!
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Old 04-18-2011, 02:06 PM   #57
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you earned all the good comments,you are a patient person
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Old 04-18-2011, 09:41 PM   #58
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Refreshing to see a handcrafted frame that's NOT your ordinary "me too" hardtail frame. Nice work.

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Old 05-28-2011, 08:52 PM   #59
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Wanted to give Tony the Torch at Classic Cycles a round of applause for his help and patience with getting my bike inspected, and damn near legal.

FYI, that shop is haunted though. Makes a 1 kick bike into a 10, 11, 15 kick bike.

If anyone needs work done, help with their CHP inspection, or want to waste time by looking at some sweet, sweet machines in their shop, drop by Classic Cycles. Cool guys and was kind enough to offer help and get a massive burden off my shoulders.


All the NorField needs now is tags, license plate, fenders, and the taillight mounted and she'll be ready to ride on the street. Eventually she'll get some fresh paint and some more polish before calling the bike officially done.
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Old 06-13-2011, 01:23 PM   #60
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The NorField is finally on the road. Got the tags, license plate, and registration on the 7th, after several trips to the DMV.

The first DMV worker had me fill out a new title form, a written statement on how I acquired the motorcycle, and some other BS form asking for the previous owner to fill out. I kept pointing at the Bill of Sale telling them they are nuts and that THEY track him down.
The second visit, I got a seasoned employee, who didn't even look at any of the paperwork, just Bill of Sale and the DMV slip that Classic Cycles had the CHP fill out. She got my shit together and was out of there in 10 minutes.

Spent Saturday fabbing up some fender mounts and got the taillight mounted and wired up. Called up my insurance and added my bike to my policy on the 11th, and took it out for an early ride yesterday. So far everything is running great, and did some adjustments here and there during my cruise. The only real issue is my leaky gearbox. I replaced the gear oil with 00grease, only to have it squeezed out of every possible orifice after a long ride.

Eventually I'll get a newer Bullet 4sp to replace the shit box on bike now. Also I will be repainting the gas tank, frame, fenders/mounts, and headlight bucket to all match a nice glossy black. Oh, also gotta fix the oil seepage coming from the RE badge on the timing cover.

This project never ends....





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