Have fun! Seat looks good.I don't know anything about the shocks. They look good.
Thanks Tom! BTW I have a feeling the new heads are going to be going on the Blackhawk for awhile. You know, to make sure they are working properly. I also have an idea for the gas tank as I won't have the money for a new one for a while. So I was thinking of taking the original, size XXXL tank and hammering in the entire side of both sides of the tank. This will give it a unique 1-of-a-kind look and also slim it down for more handlebar clearance. Basically, both sides of the tank will completely dished in. I'm then going to paint the dished parts of the tank and a stripe down the center top that will be marbleized gold paint with red pin striping. Then on the top of the tank, on one side of the center stripe will be a small gold "Indian" logo and on the other side of the top will be a small gold "Royal Enfield" logo with my "Bulldog Kustoms" logo on the sides of the tank on the gold marbleized paint. Tom, I also want to throw a "ACE PERFORMANCE" sticker on my paint job somewhere as well. Can you help me out with that?Scottie J
Wow, of all the pics I just looked at I think I only saw 3 or 4 bikes with that style of tank mod, I like it! Also, did you see I modified that last post with another question?Scottie J
Scottie - I've seen guys make those dents by cutting out those sections, swapping the sides that they are on, and welding them back. It requires a little bending, I'm sure.Boggy
Holy effing elephant crap! I just tried leaving for work and my stupid bank froze my account again because of my purchase from Hitchcocks. So I came home to look at things and they charged 71 GBP for shipping and handling!!! #$@!$&^*((^$$& Freaking crooks! The order just ended up costing me $100 more than anticipated. Doesn't look like I'll be ordering the seat or shocks any time soon now. After my deductible I only got $1050, the order from H's is just shy of $800 and I spent about $175 on electrical parts yesterday. I'm pretty much tapped out. Shit.
You think your pissed? Just wait until your wife tries to buy some groceries at the store and they tell her she's broke.
That lever stop will be fine I did that on one I put together. ERC
The 5-speeds don't have it. You get used to downshifting after a while.
Scottie if I remember correctly you will have to be careful turning the crank down if you have to cut to much the crank will be soft. ERC
$200 extra doesn't seem like that much more to pay for the forged set. If you can, I would budget for this set. I see they have a T120 forged sets for $299. Why couldn't you use that set Scottie?
Changing rod length will not affect the stroke length of the engine. That can only be done by changing the crankshaft.However, how high up the piston will come in the bore will be affected, and you will need to adjust the barrel height to suit a different rod length.
Ace - What lobe profiles for the cam would you recommend if I have then custom ground?
What rpm range are you targeting?I would look at a similar thing to the R cams from the Interceptor. That seems to be a good pair. Don't over-do what the valve springs can handle. You have to consider all the stuff in the valve train.
Ace - Doing some late night browsing and was thinking about about how Mikuni doesn't make a TM30. So I went onto Amazon to look at the VM30 and realized I can buy TWO VM30's for $30 cheaper than I can buy ONE Amal 930. I assume the Mikuni VM30 has got to be a better carb than the Amal 930. Thoughts?Also, the Interceptor valves and springs are the same as the Constellation and Super Meteor. So I may just have to fork out a bit more for the beehive springs if we can make them them work with the stock valves. If they are too much, I'll just order a set of new OE springs.