I've posted a few questions on this forum, but I thought it might be better to keep them in one topic. I hope you guys don't mind.I bought a 350 Bullet a few months back. In parts. It's a '76 Indian Enfield.I've been customizing quite a few bikes in the last couple of years, all low budget, the Enfield is no exception on the low budget. The plan was (is) a minimalistic all-roader/scrambler/trial-like bike.I traded a back wheel that came with teh bike for yokes without an integrated headlight and welded my own exhaust (made out of BMW headers, a gravy bowl, a thermos and a salad bowl. ow budget, remember?)A pancake filter was also included in the trade and I bought some aluminum fenders. I made my own wiring harness. I bought an old seat on a swap meet. The handle bars were some bars I just happened to have and they looked and felt right.That was my second test ride.I later made some struts for the front fender and installed it.Today I had my fourth test ride. I spend most of it off road and that's a completely new experience for me, so you can laugh at my style all you want http://youtu.be/BGFGHMkaSmoI'll especially have to practice my water crossings..... But I am improving:http://youtu.be/VoEzQbfZdZYI'm having a few problems with the bike, nothing major, but maybe some of you guys can shed some light on them:- The bike seems to spit quite a bit of oil out of the crank breather. Worn cylinder? Normal?- The bike is pretty hard to get in first gear and sometimes it jumps out of first gear,- The bike, when warm, tends to spit in the carburetor when you twist the throttle when the bike is idling.
Very nice what are you using for ignition? ERC
Forgot to add put a Podtronic regulator on it. Comes with a wiring diagram. ERC
The pics ! the videos !! WOW !!! It's like a trip back to the late 70's for me !!They're fantastic. I hope you don't mind if I add them to my slide show. Your build is spot on authentic and matches exactly what we were up to in my neighborhood back then. The riding style and terrain are a match as well.Beers to you Sir !
Question: I drilled out my idle jet quite a bit, but I still have the CO-mixture screw way, way out. I've cleaned the carb numerous times. Any clue what the reason could be besides an air like in the inlet manifold? (I ruled that out)
Don't know what carb you have, but it seems to me that if you drill out your idle jet you're enriching the mix, then unscrewing the screw leans it out (if it's an air-bleed screw like the vm28). So to get back in the adjustment range you need a smaller jet.
I really love your bike, you must be really pleased. I've just completed a similar project. Mine's more of a trail bike than a trials bike. I've retained the tool boxes so that I can carry tools and spares for long off road adventures. Here she is in all her glory:I made a video of my doing some pretty muddy ridding as well:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkhW5WtGaQw
Right.....A leaky enfield in a pond of water....LoL...Great pics that Miob takes..Not many backgrounds a Enfield doesn't look bad against.....I never did see so many bright sunny days when I lived there...Maybe it just a spot of sun when he snaps the pics...GM
Very, very, very nice bike and a great video. I wish we had roads/trails like that over here. I posted it on my website, hope you don't mind?
I included a link to your website I'm in Holland, a trip across the pond (preferably to Scotland to be honest) is very high on the wish list (but low on the I-can-afford-this-list).
I've put new tires (Heidenau K60's) on my Enfield and am loving the resukt.The off road grip is great.One technical question though: After riding for a while, espcially during heavier off road use, gear changes (especially shifting back down the gears) gets really hard. At times it is even easer to reach down with my hand and pull the shift lever up because it just takes too much strength to do it with my toes.Gearbox oil is new and up to the right level and I greased it. Any suggestions?
Where did iyou put the electrics?
Still really enjoying the Enfield, I made a short video of one of my rides and thought you might enjoy it: