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Author Topic: Washington State Bullet owners?  (Read 50325 times)

Bill Harris

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Re: Washington State Bullet owners?
« Reply #885 on: August 19, 2013, 07:11:02 PM »
The Vintage Motorcycle Festival at LeMay America's Car Museum, August 24th-25th, that's this Saturday and Sunday, 2702 East D St., Tacoma, WA 98421.  Swap meet for parts and accessories, bikes for sale, seminars by Motorcycle Classics Magazine, Trials demonstrations and on Sunday a scenic twisties ride.  The Harris Scrambler and I will be there Saturday.
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Re: Washington State Bullet owners?
« Reply #886 on: August 19, 2013, 07:12:33 PM »
I'm pretty sure I'll be there with my buddy Andy on Saturday.  Won't be riding up but looking forward to meeting up with you guys :)  They sell beer there, right?

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Re: Washington State Bullet owners?
« Reply #887 on: August 19, 2013, 07:19:04 PM »
I'm pretty sure I'll be there with my buddy Andy on Saturday.  Won't be riding up but looking forward to meeting up with you guys :)  They sell beer there, right?

Scott

Scott,

I think so.

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Re: Washington State Bullet owners?
« Reply #888 on: August 20, 2013, 12:38:58 AM »
I'm pretty sure I'll be there with my buddy Andy on Saturday.  Won't be riding up but looking forward to meeting up with you guys :)  They sell beer there, right?

Scott

Beers were among the concessions available last year.
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Re: Washington State Bullet owners?
« Reply #889 on: August 20, 2013, 12:48:44 AM »
Well thank god for that!  They open before noon, right? ;)

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Re: Washington State Bullet owners?
« Reply #890 on: August 20, 2013, 12:51:45 AM »
Yes. Do not ask me how I know this.
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I can break it better,,,,at night, in the rain, on the trail,, 20 miles from nowhere.

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Re: Washington State Bullet owners?
« Reply #891 on: August 20, 2013, 02:43:05 AM »
As much as I love Colorado I wish I could make this show.  It sounds like a great time.  :)

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Re: Washington State Bullet owners?
« Reply #892 on: August 20, 2013, 04:58:52 AM »
Grab some cheap commuter flights and you can crash on my couch.
I can break it better,,,,at night, in the rain, on the trail,, 20 miles from nowhere.

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Re: Washington State Bullet owners?
« Reply #893 on: August 20, 2013, 12:43:22 PM »
Tempting...  Maybe next year, it's getting a little late to be planning a trip.  :)

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Re: Washington State Bullet owners?
« Reply #894 on: August 20, 2013, 10:34:12 PM »
I'm just learning to ride, hopin to find somebody who would be willing to trade a 82 honda cb650 for a oder RE, problem is, the Club I wanna join, requires a 550 or above, so unfortunately even if I can work such a trade....
does anybody know if it would be possible (ie SAFE) to put a 550 engine on the RE frame? I'm also interested if anyone in the Brememrton area could work with me as I learn--I can't  afford to keep takin the damn classes ONCE a month;)
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Re: Washington State Bullet owners?
« Reply #895 on: August 20, 2013, 10:47:07 PM »
It's been done with a Kawasaki 400 so I should think a 650 could be shoehorned in.  I was thinking of measuring a few myself.
Youtube search for "Royal enfield bullet with 400 kawasaki engine" videos 1 through 6.
Here's #5 with the engine running.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXEXzg5nhtE
and #6 with it complete
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXD5VuXV_Io
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Re: Washington State Bullet owners?
« Reply #896 on: August 20, 2013, 11:06:14 PM »
http://www.xs650chopper.com/2010/10/xs650-powered-royal-enfield-bullet/

Keep in mind, you may not want to put way more power into the RE frame.  It might not handle it.

Also, 535 is a common overbore size for the old 500 engines.  Kits are available.  They are also available for the new UCE engines but I don't know if anyone has done it successfully yet.

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Re: Washington State Bullet owners?
« Reply #897 on: August 21, 2013, 03:53:01 AM »
http://www.xs650chopper.com/2010/10/xs650-powered-royal-enfield-bullet/

Keep in mind, you may not want to put way more power into the RE frame.  It might not handle it.

Also, 535 is a common overbore size for the old 500 engines.  Kits are available.  They are also available for the new UCE engines but I don't know if anyone has done it successfully yet.

Scott

That is KS Gerry's Bullet. I turned him on to the XS 650 Craigslist add and he bought it and had a friend help him retrofit the Bullet to fit it. He later added a home built sidecar to the bike. He tried to sell it before he left to America Samoa on his trimaran. It is in storage somewhere. Maybe someday he will be back and sell it. Maybe not!
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Re: Washington State Bullet owners?
« Reply #898 on: August 21, 2013, 05:00:56 AM »
I'm just learning to ride, hopin to find somebody who would be willing to trade a 82 honda cb650 for a oder RE, problem is, the Club I wanna join, requires a 550 or above, so unfortunately even if I can work such a trade....
does anybody know if it would be possible (ie SAFE) to put a 550 engine on the RE frame? I'm also interested if anyone in the Brememrton area could work with me as I learn--I can't  afford to keep takin the damn classes ONCE a month;)

Grey Wolf,

Hitchcock in England has a 612cc Performance kit or you can make it a 570cc, for the Royal Enfield 500 Iron Barrel engine.
The stock frame will work just fine with this performance kit. 

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« Last Edit: August 21, 2013, 06:51:01 PM by Bill Harris »

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Re: Washington State Bullet owners?
« Reply #899 on: August 21, 2013, 08:03:48 PM »
612 Big Bore Stroker!  535 + long stroke crank.
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