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Author Topic: Wife needed her space so I put this 5 min vid together  (Read 2889 times)

500KsGerry

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Re: Wife needed her space so I put this 5 min vid together
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2011, 12:01:37 PM »
Man! - How'd you DO that??  ??? There was wirey-ing and all that ... You must be a JEEN-yus!  ::) Heeheehee ........ But seriously ....... OUTSTANDING!! Absolutely fantastic! You made that look simpler than a valve adjustment on an Iron Barrel .....  ;)I'm seriously considering putting that conversion on the "short list" of bikes to do ...... it's just too sweet lookin' NOT to! Thanks for the vid!!
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Re: Wife needed her space so I put this 5 min vid together
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2011, 05:29:26 PM »
wow....man did that thing take off...sounds great and the rear tire upgrade looks wonderful....u made it look so easy but I have to imagine u spent some time getting it all together...its not work to u its a fun hobby....thanks for the update and vid....can't wait for vid2
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Re: Wife needed her space so I put this 5 min vid together
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2011, 05:58:47 PM »
Since you mentioned it, YA, we ARE cool here!  ;)

Seriously cool conversion and a great vid illustrating your process.  I was kind of digging the two-into 1 exhaust set up but it looks cool with the dual too.  Man, I wish my back tire was that fat.  It looked nice and snug up in that fender - good look.

Love your moxie man - xs650 Enfield?  Nicely done.
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Re: Wife needed her space so I put this 5 min vid together
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2011, 09:31:36 PM »
Thank you guys.
     The wiring works...well most of it. It still needs a full rework on the wiring and I'm dreading that. The 2 into one pipes were very old and beat up, smashed on the underside, rusty ect. Too bad because they are supposed to be good for another 10hp. But they didn't have that "Interceptor" look i wanted and the new pipes are a smaller diameter for the  torque. Torque more important to me because I have over driven the final drive gears. Added a oil  cooler to compensate for that.
      And yes most everyone on this forum has been very cool.
Dave Blasco did a nice write up on it yesterday on his blog. He was very  kind about my "sacrilegious"  treatment to my Bullet.      http://www.royalenfields.com/2011/03/royal-enfield-with-yamaha-twin-is-fast.html

I guess now I have to Take some video of it on the road somehow and fairly soon.
                                 Cheers, Gerry
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Re: Wife needed her space so I put this 5 min vid together
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2011, 09:56:31 PM »
Genius Gerry,very impressive build,you are making me kind of jealous here.
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Re: Wife needed her space so I put this 5 min vid together
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2011, 02:35:25 PM »
Very cool  ;)  The engine looks great on the bike  ;D
Gratz on pretty much finishing after all that hard work
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Re: Wife needed her space so I put this 5 min vid together
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2011, 12:06:13 AM »
Gerry is the swingarm standard?  Very nice job.  ERC
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Re: Wife needed her space so I put this 5 min vid together
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2011, 12:23:24 AM »
Gerry is the swingarm standard?  Very nice job.  ERC
Thank you ERC, coming from you I take that as high praise. The swing arm is a standard '77 Yamaha xs650  hung on Enfield pivot pin with metal bushes. Small  bits added only to attach the fender directly to it.   
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Re: Wife needed her space so I put this 5 min vid together
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2011, 12:34:24 PM »
That is just the sort of special I like best. Ironically, I think this is because the attention to detail and choice of harmonious cycle parts actually results in something of a stock bike look and feel. This cohesiveness, or authenticity, makes people stand back and scratch their heads when they are trying to work out just what it is they are looking at.

There are so many lavishly funded custom bikes out there that don't work for me because they are just an assemblage of special, or bling, parts flying in close formation.
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Re: Wife needed her space so I put this 5 min vid together
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2011, 01:55:53 PM »
Impressive sir.
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Re: Wife needed her space so I put this 5 min vid together
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2011, 09:08:03 AM »
 ;D Thanks guys! Always this is the best forum...definitely the nicest  comments. Is good for my fragile ego HAHAHAHA.   Gerry
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Re: Wife needed her space so I put this 5 min vid together
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2011, 01:33:44 AM »
Wow, I am envious of you guy who can make these conversion work...  It is one thing to draw this on paper, but actually doing it is something else.

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Re: Wife needed her space so I put this 5 min vid together
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2011, 03:27:22 AM »
The first photo was taken at the Nickerson Street Saloon here in Seattle.  That's cool!
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Re: Wife needed her space so I put this 5 min vid together
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2011, 04:27:52 PM »
Gotta ask. Does it shake more than it did with the Bullet engine? My experience with the XS650s are that they vibrate more than an SR500 Thumper, and the SR shakes more than an Enfield. How is it working out?
Nice looking conversion, though.
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