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Old 08-01-2013, 03:00 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Royal Enfield Bobber Suggestions.

Am planning to start work on it but dont what lines to build on.I do like a few bikes,a little help/suggestions from you folks would be of great help..

My bike looks like this,a stock 3.25 19" front and 120 90 18" rear.Made a pleated style solo seat(Will upload the parts pics soon).
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Would like to build it something like -

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So you got any idea's please let me know.
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Old 08-01-2013, 03:12 AM   #2
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Default Re: Royal Enfield Bobber Suggestions.

check for:

http://rajputanacustoms.com/

they are located in India and do enfield customs
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Old 08-01-2013, 04:38 AM   #3
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You can buy bolt on stuff to customise these bikes. Search the net there is a company that sells all the stuff, like bolt on hard tails.
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:44 AM   #4
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Default Re: Royal Enfield Bobber Suggestions.

Im going to keep the swingarm,the roads here in my country are horrible,got craters bigger than the moons surface!

Yeah,right deucefanny,hardtail looks cool but my spine's going to take beating on these roads.

4444Design,Yes I've heard if rajputana and spoke with him too but he doesn't want to build a bike the kinds I like.So am going to build this one myself,gonna be my first build so am a bit confused and pretty excited too!

Thought of a rear fender(ribbed) mounted on the swingarm in the front and attached to a sissy bar which is mounted on the swingarm like on rusty's bike on the rear.

Chopping the front fender to half its size,am confused if I should use covers for the front shocks to give it a wider profile in the front or leave it without the covers.

These bikes are cool too,so something like this but with shorter rear fender -



Should I go with the harley kind of headlight with this royal enfield?It looks cool.
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:46 AM   #5
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Default Re: Royal Enfield Bobber Suggestions.

I dunno, a Harley is a Harley, an Enfield is an Enfield. I quite like that Triumph (photo 7) but think you might find that short a rear shock isn't really suited to giant potholes!

I personally like them either cafe-racer style, or just de-cluttered and oldened-up a bit. This one built by Odgie not many years ago is a great example of that:

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I'd make it a dirty little scrambler like those kits they have for the new ones.
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:29 PM   #7
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check for:

http://rajputanacustoms.com/

they are located in India and do enfield customs

HaHa that is a great site Thomas. The header page with the guys in traditional Indian attire is priceless!
Time to get out the Lederhosen for a new shop pic.....
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Old 08-01-2013, 01:06 PM   #8
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Default Re: Royal Enfield Bobber Suggestions.

rigidude,that bike's cool.Scramblers look great,im not much into offroading more into long distance rides.

I like the triumph bobber too(minus the extra long exhausts!)

Would like to build a old school style bobber.Will start with removing the unwanted junk off the bike first and then start work on the tank,seat,rear fender and finish with the front(headlight,wiring etc).

Or in which order should go about building it?

If you got some pics it'll be great if you could post them.
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For all your RE needs.
http://www.hitchcocksmotorcycles.com/home
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:11 PM   #10
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Default Re: Royal Enfield Bobber Suggestions.

Necron99,I've got most of the parts I need for the bike and made a pleated style solo seat.

All Im confused is how should I go on about building it,from where to start?
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Well if ya want to keep the soft rear just start ripping off all the extra lumpy shit, shave it down, bars and lose the seat and you have a custom or cafe racer. That's what they did in the day, and what they still to now.
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Old 08-02-2013, 11:19 AM   #12
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Default Re: Royal Enfield Bobber Suggestions.

Thanks Deucefanny,I guess that's what I'll be doing with it.Getting the junk off while not playing around with the frame.

I hope the wheels right,Got a stock 3.25-19 front and 120/80-18 rear.

What do I do with the battery?Cant do without it,the bike wont start without it.Where do I relocate it?

Do i chuck off the side boxes or slim them down?It would be cool to be off with them but that big empty space looks horrible or can make the boxes covers like the triumph's(7th pic in my 1st post) - lined/ribbed.Just hate those boxes protruding from the sides,look like a fat ladies love handles

Got a K&N pancake style filter for the bike today
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Not a big fan of the conical filter

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RE has the worst wiring on a motorcycle,just going to keep the basics headlight,tailight etc.Off with the turn indicators

Found a few RE bobbers on the net,here -

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Let me know if there's anything else I should do with the bike,and it'll be great if you could post some pics,I'll be able to get a better idea.
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Old 08-03-2013, 12:15 PM   #13
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Usually what size wheel is used at the rear?

Will have to find to some way to get the protruding boxes to fit inside a bit for a overall slimmer profile of the bike.I dont think a big round tank would look better.

Is a heat wrap any good for the exhaust/bike?

Going to use a stop taillight
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Old 08-05-2013, 02:01 AM   #14
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Default Re: Royal Enfield Bobber Suggestions.

Need help in figuring out what kinda wheel would look best.

Do i keep the 120-80/18 that I have now or do i get a 3.50/19 Dunlop?

This one's by bkbobbers in the UK,I guess it has a 3.50 rear.

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Just cant make up my mind!
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...Do i keep the 120-80/18 that I have now or do i get a 3.50/19 Dunlop?...
in tire sizes, the first number is tread width, second is sidewall profile and third is wheel diameter.

thusly, a 3.5/19 dunlop is for a 19" wheel and doing the math, a 3.5" wide tire is only 88.9mm wide which is pretty narrow for anything with front brake that is ridden on the street.
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cafe the sucker
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Yeah a cafe racer Bullet. You know I don't think its ever been done. You know what else would be real bitchin'? Checker tape and header wrap!
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Yeah a cafe racer Bullet. You know I don't think its ever been done. You know what else would be real bitchin'? Checker tape and header wrap!
ah a comedian wannabe, stick to ur day job
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:17 AM   #19
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Thanks vintagespeed,I'll be keeping the 120 wheel in that case.though most british bikes had 3.25-3.50 wheels.

I dont understand why do most bobber have a smaller rear and a larger front wheel?

What wheel size does the bike on the right(front) have on the rear,any idea's?
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Was thinking of shortening the rear shocks for lowering it a bit or to loosen it first,pre-load it to the height I want and then tighten them at that height,is it possible?

I like cafes but scramblers/trackers more,check this out -
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Maybe I'll build my next bike like this but a with taller handles than the ones in the picture,like on Odgie's bike.I think a 350cc enfield electra or the new UCE one's would be best for such a bike,doesn't need a battery to start,no point system and is faster than the rest of the enfields.

This time going for a old school bobber look,really hoping it comes out well
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:31 AM   #20
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Id be aiming at that last pic you posted. I'd happily rock that bike. The frame on your bike, particulary the top shock mounts does not lend itself to the same look as those early HA sporties etc IMHO.
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