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Author Topic: 1966 Bullet 500cc break in period  (Read 1771 times)

Freesponge

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Re: 1966 Bullet 500cc break in period
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2012, 06:06:08 PM »
I guess I have to do some digging on this bike then. How does the Vin work with older enfields?
« Last Edit: February 13, 2012, 06:09:04 PM by Freesponge »

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Re: 1966 Bullet 500cc break in period
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2012, 12:33:30 AM »
The Madras/Chennai built machines are a mystery to most folks in the USA. I don't know how good the record for production were kept if they were kept at all. It would be interesting to know though. A lot of folks ask about dating on the bikes manufactured in India and a lot of folks misrepresent them as Redditch, UK built machines too.

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Re: 1966 Bullet 500cc break in period
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2012, 01:48:59 AM »
I did some research on my motorcycle and the results may be interesting.

It is true that there is no such thing as a 1966 Royal enfield bullet since production stopped in 62. However many extra British parts were shipped to India and assembled there until 1968. Turns out my bike was built before 62 and but was assembled in 66 by Madras Motors. The motor and chassis #'s match too which is a bonus.


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Re: 1966 Bullet 500cc break in period
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2012, 03:27:54 PM »
That is kinda the story behind my '99. Suppose to of been built in early 90's and sat "around" until it was vin. in the US in '99. It says '99 on the regestration but Progressive said it is a '95 ????.   ::)
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Re: 1966 Bullet 500cc break in period
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2012, 09:50:42 PM »
Did you check the date in the VIN? It's coded in there. It's the last two letters (or number) before the serial number.
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Re: 1966 Bullet 500cc break in period
« Reply #20 on: February 21, 2012, 08:01:04 AM »
Serial number is g2/66767. There is no VIN on this bike from what I can tell.
« Last Edit: February 21, 2012, 08:03:15 AM by Freesponge »

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Re: 1966 Bullet 500cc break in period
« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2012, 08:24:30 PM »
The REOC/UK can date the engine if it is a G2 prefix as far as the UK production lasted. Production in India continued the G2 even after the UK stopped. They just started putting EI numbers along side. Somewhere in there they started adding a "B" prefix along side the EI numbers for a short time. They then used a "B" prefix only.

In 1982 they added the year designator number in front of the B. 2 for 1982 and so on. The only problem with that was they still used a 2B prefix in 1992 and 2002 so you have to look at the numbers and an Alpha suffix that was added to designate the month of manufacture in 1990. It still leaves a lot to ? right up to the later type models.

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Re: 1966 Bullet 500cc break in period
« Reply #22 on: February 21, 2012, 10:08:09 PM »
The VIN on my bike was screwy as well title says "95" but engine doesn't match.  I don't even have a # plate, VIN is just stamped on the neck~very crudely I might add. Some of my bike is metric, some imperial, and some SAE.
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