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Old 05-16-2012, 05:19 PM   #16
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The bike is close to looking really good. The biggest thing that catches my eye and I think I would change is around the headlight/upper fork/upper triple. It's solid red and lacks definition (in the pics anyway). A little change to grey or black on something in that area might be the ticket.

Nice bike though! I kinda' hate to say I'd change anything on it, It looks like you've put some work into it.
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:07 PM   #17
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The bike is close to looking really good. The biggest thing that catches my eye and I think I would change is around the headlight/upper fork/upper triple. It's solid red and lacks definition (in the pics anyway). A little change to grey or black on something in that area might be the ticket.

Nice bike though! I kinda' hate to say I'd change anything on it, It looks like you've put some work into it.
Can't change that. It's part of the concept. I wanted to adapt a Suzuki fork to the most notable feature of the modern Royal Enfields; the cast aluminum "casquette" headlamp/fork crown.
I plan to post a report on it in "some assembly required".
That part was made in India about 1997, and fits right onto a 1966 Royal Enfield. It's as good as the original English made parts, is brand new, and cost me less than $200.
Wait until I get the actual headlamp bezel and lens in it. That will add definition to it.

Hey, I just realized...
Been there, done that.
This is a picture of the same bike back in the late 1980's.


Has the correct Interceptor cast aluminum instrument cluster/fork crown, rear fender and subframe wrong, front fender stays are homemade out of 3/4 inch strap iron.
Finding parts for these wasn't easy in those days.

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Old 05-16-2012, 08:14 PM   #18
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I love RE's but the grey ain't working for me.
That being said it will be a damn nice machine when you're done. We will need a video with sound though.
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:36 PM   #19
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Ok, like it or not, this is pretty much done.

Got the engine ready to run, I'll be starting it up tomorrow.

I still need to find some suitable mufflers and the Royal Enfield stickers need to be applied to the gas tank. I have a feeling that the large red stickers will help the "flow" that some of you have been complaining about.

The ace bars may not stay. I'll have to ride it around a bit before I know if I like them. just sitting on the bike, they feel right with the rearsets I have on it.

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Old 05-18-2012, 08:08 AM   #20
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Lookin' good!
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Old 05-19-2012, 07:42 AM   #21
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:49 AM   #22
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Bike looks good....

- just picked up a basket project Inter myself and am new to them....was there an issue with the crank breather bolt...or other issues I should be aware of ?
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:36 AM   #23
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Beautiful... Makes me sad of having sold mine in December; I did put a Commando disc on it for a while but reverted "completely stock" for the wanabe who bought it....
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:24 AM   #24
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Here is one seen at the bristol classic show



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Old 02-20-2013, 02:03 PM   #25
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I like it the way it is. I've always wanted to do a red/grey bike, I think it's a good combo. Pictures never quite show how a bike looks in person in daylight anyway. I've seen some red/grey stunners!
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:51 AM   #26
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Nice bike!

I like the dark grey and bet it does not look like primer in person.

I don't have much of an artistic eye, but I agree with another poster, the stays should be downplayed.

Just changing the front fender stays to black might be a big improvement for very little hassle/cost.

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Old 04-24-2013, 06:58 PM   #27
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Hadn't noticed that someone revived this thread.
I was checking my old threads to see if I'd posted anything about the 1Moto Show in Potland this feb.
I was invited to display it in that show back in May, 2012.

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Old 04-24-2013, 07:08 PM   #28
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A few more pics from the Portland show...










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Old 04-25-2013, 04:46 PM   #29
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It's good to see it back.
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