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Author Topic: BIG Beastie Bullet  (Read 2799 times)

dave48

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BIG Beastie Bullet
« on: October 27, 2007, 06:57:55 PM »
Not sure to what extent available in USofA, but this months (December!) edition of Classic Bike Guide has an interesting feature on a 666cc (hence "Beast") Bullet. In a minimalist Clubman form it really is a wolf in the proverbial sheep's clothing by the sound of it!

luoma

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Re: BIG Beastie Bullet
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2007, 07:53:37 PM »
I'd like to see that.

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Re: BIG Beastie Bullet
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2007, 08:55:49 PM »
I googled the magazine, and found the site, which asked me for about $100 to have a year's subscription.  Not my idea of a good deal.
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Re: BIG Beastie Bullet
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2007, 09:04:01 PM »
I'll have a go at scanning some of it at least and linking (when my IT advisor i.e. my son!) is around. I may have to pass the hat around for contributions to the copyright infringement fine!

The man who breathes on them "normally" takes 'em out to 725, but with an under-sized (!) crank from his sub-contractor he fitted a 92mm piston to give "a swept volume of 666cc". I'm simply quoting you understand - not being a mechanic!

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Re: BIG Beastie Bullet
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2007, 09:06:24 PM »
You can find this magazine at Barnes & Nobles in the US. I've bought it there plenty of times. I'd stay away from providing copies of a readily available magazine and especially handing it out here. I think our host could be held liable.
« Last Edit: October 27, 2007, 09:10:34 PM by deejay »

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Re: BIG Beastie Bullet
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2007, 09:17:45 PM »
Thanks DJ for that information - I haven't been near a Barnes and Noble for years, time to remedy that, I think.
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dave48

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Re: BIG Beastie Bullet
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2007, 10:45:16 AM »
If it's "available", then, yes best not pirated!

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Re: BIG Beastie Bullet
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2007, 05:10:04 PM »
No reason why shouldn't give the name of the builder - Tollgate Classic, but website not exactly functioning yet!

"At the moment this is just a holding page for Tollgate Classics

I specialise in making Royal Enfield and Indian Enfield Bullets go faster and give better reliablity.

I also stock a full range of spare parts.

Please feel free to give me a call on +44 (0)1538 754115"

The man is John Hutchings..


deejay

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Re: BIG Beastie Bullet
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2007, 01:00:54 PM »
No reason why shouldn't give the name of the builder - Tollgate Classic, but website not exactly functioning yet!

Didn't they make a 750cc Bullet once? Also, an FYI... as of October 29th my local Barnes & Noble did not have the December issue yet.
« Last Edit: October 30, 2007, 01:10:56 PM by deejay »

dave48

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Re: BIG Beastie Bullet
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2007, 01:38:36 PM »
The biggest capacity mentioned is a 725: " ....Mr H can m'chine the barrel to take a 95mm liner ....and the cases and head to accommodate this and a 102mm crank to produce a whopping great 725cc single." Source: CBG Dec 2007.

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Re: BIG Beastie Bullet
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2007, 02:26:09 PM »
How Much $$$$$$$$? Very interesting!  I like the ideal of a BIGGER BORE Single.

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Re: BIG Beastie Bullet
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2007, 03:48:50 PM »
Some like the BIGGER BORE and some like the LONGER STROKE....
very interesting....
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Re: BIG Beastie Bullet
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2007, 05:51:53 PM »
Sounds like it would be harder to kickstart than an xlch.......Dew.
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Re: BIG Beastie Bullet
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2007, 12:17:17 AM »
Don't think I would do it myself, but it is always fun to see something done to extremes.

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Re: BIG Beastie Bullet
« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2007, 06:01:50 PM »
Just a heads up that this issue is FINALLY available here in the states. I picked up a copy at Barnes & Noble today, issue #199