I am in Tennessee, and the development and power work on the heads is done here. We have a shop in NJ were we do cranks and bearing work, and some rebuilds.Most of our builds are done by the owners, with our tech support. None have failed.Anyway, we know that we are not as high profile as Hitchcock, so we are not surprised that some people don't know about us. We often end up troubleshooting Hitchcock kits for inexperienced builders. They are basically a catalog house, and we are performance specialists. There is a difference.The Hitchcock kit will work well enough if you build it right. It's just that there are some things that we have worked out that help the build to succeed that they don't seem to know about or understand. We have participated in several 612 successful projects, even though we prefer tbe 535 for our own Ace kits.You won't find much that we don't know about Bullets, and we engineer all our stuff, and have created some new designs and methods for Bullet performance., such as high-lift roller rocker heads, new bearing designs, breather mods, air filters, etc.
It developed a knocking sounds shortly after being rebuilt which ended in the piston failing. Upon taking the head off, you can move the rod side to side about a third an inch. I would love to keep the case bearings that are in it, less work to do. Any good way to check to see if they're still good or would it be worth it just to put fresh ones in. The rebuild has less than 1000 miles on it.
Did you use any compression spacers under the cylinder? It is common for Hitchcock's kits to produce too much compression for pump fuel, resulting in almost immediate failure. One of the problems with Hitchcock's not providing any tech support what so ever.
No this is from an Indian rebuild. I worked in India and brought my bike back to the states with me. Here's a pic.For clutch options do you recommend the barnett discs or the improved clutch kit from hitchcocks which replaces the 4 discs with 5?=Jason-
How did you get that bike titled in Cali? I know that most Bullet owners had to buy there Bullets (before the UCE models) out of state. How would you be able to bring in a non-US model and get it titled in the only state in the union not to allow the older Bullets to be sold because of stringent emission standards. A bike from India wouldn't have a VIN # stamped on the frame and I would find it hard to believe that the Cal DMV would assign a VIN for that bike.Inquiring minds want to know.....how you did it.