1965 Vintage Royal Enfield Scrambler Project

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Chanderjeet, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. Chanderjeet

    Chanderjeet IndiYeah !! Super Moderator

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    My second project, yay !! :clap

    I was lucky enough to find another enfield standing in the corner of some obscure shop here in New Delhi. This time it was a 1965. I have been eyeing another bike for sometime but couldn't get anything as old as this. After much bargaining later, I bought this Vintage Royal Enfield. Though at a very steep price because it was made originally in Redditch and quite possibly the only 1965 available here. Bank account is flat but me is happy, Yessir !!

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    And this is what I have in mind for this :

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    Cheers,
    Chanderjeet
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  2. Beater

    Beater The Bavarian Butcher

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    You sir ... are a glutton for punishment.

    But you've got my attention. I salute you. :devildog

    And will subscribe :lurk
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  3. Al Tuna

    Al Tuna doldrums

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    That first photo is pure art. I'd like a shirt with that on the back or a calender of the build. :thumb
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  4. danielson

    danielson Adventurer

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    Chanderjeet

    Nice project

    Whats the numbers on the engine and frame?

    I could be wrong but IMO it don't look like a British Enfield due to the triangles bolted to the gearbox should be shorter.
    I think 70s or 80s Indian made plus the switches, trafficators, when did they come into being?
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  5. hoodellyhoo

    hoodellyhoo Dummy

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    Congrats! looking forward to another build thread!
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  6. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Good luck Chanders, looks like you've got your work cutout for you. looking forward to seeing the progress.
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  7. Thumpermeister

    Thumpermeister roost maker

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    Enjoy!
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  8. Chanderjeet

    Chanderjeet IndiYeah !! Super Moderator

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    You are right, most of the stuff is fairly *new. The bike had been used well by its last owner who after like 2 decades of onwership starting putting on all sorts of unmatched / aftermarket parts.Will get the engine and chassis # soon. Thanks everyone else.


    And yes, by trials I meant like a offroader and not the trials where they jump rocks and pipes.
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  9. rallybug

    rallybug Local Yokel

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    Go on, go the full Oberdan Bezzi sketch look:

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    :lol3
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  10. roadholder

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    Too bad...it might make a nice classic trials project bike too! :wink:

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  11. Rob Farmer

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    You've got some work on your hands there Chanderjeet. Good luck with it.

    Beautiful photographs again. The pictures you post are stunning.
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  12. waveydavey

    waveydavey happy times!!

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    Looks like a great project. Have fun!!
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    :lol3 +1
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  14. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    Chanderjeet, what filter did you use on that first pic?
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  15. caponerd

    caponerd Kickstart Enthusiast

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    I was about to put on my Enfield Enthusiast's hat and complain that this bike isn't a 1965 Royal Enfield, until I took a closer look and realised that it's an Enfield India.
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  16. caponerd

    caponerd Kickstart Enthusiast

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    I think it's an Indian knock-off of a K and N

    :rofl
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  17. blaine.hale

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    HDR (assuming you're talking about photo filters)
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  18. Sniper X

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    Yes, yes I am...What does HDR stand for?high density something?

    Looks like a painting. Cool.
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  19. blaine.hale

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    High dynamic range imaging.
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  20. YamaGeek

    YamaGeek Ancient trailbike padwan

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    Those wondering what an Oberdan beezzi designed Enfield looks like..

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    Actually sort of tastefully retro.
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