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PostSubject: Re: Enfield Mini Bullet   Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:33 pm

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Looks interesting Brett. :ooking forward to seeing its process.

it's a cool little motor. Starts & runs real nice(especially now that it has a new battery, the one that was in it was stuffed). Nice to smoke - something different. I've ordered a new skirt - so Im planning to get into it soon. Just need to get some little things like new fish net stockings and high heals now. Im thinking metallic pink for the paintjob. will post a pic once I have a mockup of the changes.
the previous owner told me 1:1 for the premix - does that sound about right for a Villiers lawn mower motor?

Geeze Brett "STOP" dont talk like that, scary!

as for fuel mix, the gas we get now here in NZ , is almost just solvent so when all that changed (when they said about melting seals and stuff a few years back) the recomdation for 2 strokes was to up the oil in the mix to help lube and counter that, might pay to find someone into vintage motorcross as i do know they have the fuel and mix well sorted for 2 strokes... to suit that.

have fun.

it's alrite Jon, someone has been very naughty !!! Im not wearing a skirt & high heels & painting things pink with a joint in my mouth, so please put your mind at rest.
yeah i was told 30:1 for the 'lawn mower motor' but saw 25:1 on the net for Villiers so might go with that. Will do some more asking before I fill up.
LOL at the changes to the post - well done whoever that was Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Enfield Mini Bullet   Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:46 pm

well i took my pink skirt & high heels off long enough to do a bit of a mockup, but i got some hog pig swine symptoms tho so havent done much else
still waitin for the broomstick bars & a few other things
the box like rear guard will be taken off - will run with no rear fender
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How far back should the cafe racer hump go? is it ok where it is and make it almost like a 2 seater, or should it go further forward & make it like look like a one seater?
Any opinions advice from cafe racer aficionados? Irish?
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PostSubject: Re: Enfield Mini Bullet   Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:50 pm

I'd push the seat right up to the tank. The hump will start just around the shock and that will look balanced.

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PostSubject: Re: Enfield Mini Bullet   Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:36 pm

thanks dude, I'll mount it forward then. hey while you're in cafe racer advising mode, one more question, re the seat:
i have some 30mm closed cell foam. I was thinking to use a chunk for the bottom & get it covered. My question is, do you think I should have a small semi circled bit at the back as well? im not going flash with domes or anything like that, just mildly shaped pieces of the foam, covered, and attached to the fibreglass seat thingy from underneath. But I just need to know whether I need a 'backrest' part or would it be acceptable to not have one?
(I've looked at tons of Bobbers n stuff, but this is the first time I've thought about racers, so that's why the questions)
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PostSubject: Re: Enfield Mini Bullet   Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:29 pm

All the original ones we built had a thin foam pad on the bottom and on the back part and they were covered in vinyl so you had a sort of L shaped pad. On all the newer ones over tha last few years, they've only padded the bottom. I think they look better when the whole seat area is covered but have a play around with the foam before you cover it and see what looks good.

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PostSubject: Re: Enfield Mini Bullet   Mon Aug 16, 2010 5:21 pm

got over the swinedogcow flu enuf to actually test fit the muffler & the racer cowl/seat.
the bike goes fine with the muffler, but too loud, so I will add another baffle. Sprayed some crc on the fork bolts so will get into that sometime soon.
There's heaps of cosmetic work to do on this bike. I wanna do a good job so Woody wont make too many lawn mower comments

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PostSubject: Re: Enfield Mini Bullet   Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:37 pm

A set of clubman bars and that will already look good.

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PostSubject: Re: Enfield Mini Bullet   Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:41 pm

where did you get the muffler brett?
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PostSubject: Re: Enfield Mini Bullet   Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:40 pm

yeah im changin the bars Irish but im puttin broomstick bar not clubman.
will pm you it Slaytanica.
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PostSubject: Re: Enfield Mini Bullet   Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:42 pm

i've already chopped bout 4 or 5 inches off these bars. once i fit the levers & mirror & switch I will see if i can narrow them some more.

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PostSubject: Re: Enfield Mini Bullet   Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:28 am

For those who are interested in my lawn mower updates...fork gaiters are on.
I loosened the pinch bolts & undid the top bolts. Nothing would move. Puzzled. (Used to harley forks that drop straight out). Tried tapping on them etc. More puzzled.
...sought divine assistance at that point. Turns out that that the fork tubes themselves are threaded into the top covers. So you turn the whole assembly to take them out. Put some fork oil in them too.
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PostSubject: Re: Enfield Mini Bullet   Fri Aug 20, 2010 2:38 pm

Looking good but I still would have preferred clubmans. Short flat bars are cool though.

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PostSubject: Re: Enfield Mini Bullet   Fri Aug 20, 2010 4:46 pm

yeah i gotta get them narrower, they are still too wide - but waiting on new levers before I can cut down more. I think I will be able to take about 2 inches more off them.
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PostSubject: Re: Enfield Mini Bullet   Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:57 pm

one of those 2 stroke thingies, although not the musical one..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_3nP7pdAPk&feature=related

not just the 2 stroke smoking here... yep, you can smoke & ride..

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PostSubject: Re: Enfield Mini Bullet   Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:59 pm

lol! that thing is maniacal, i see what u mean bout the fairings, and the driver and the bike smoke.
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PostSubject: Re: Enfield Mini Bullet   Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:16 pm

Bosozuku. Excellent nutbags Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Enfield Mini Bullet   Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:14 pm

HERE IT IS.... just listen to this.. it's so ... so.. well ! so Japan... do you like the jockey outfit!!
it would sound better in 2 stroke Brett!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XL10Q8kaSHI&feature=related

this guy is my hero..

i found it a couple of years back somewhere and have now found it.. youtube rocks..

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PostSubject: Re: Enfield Mini Bullet   Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:15 pm

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HERE IT IS.... just listen to this.. it's so ... so.. well ! so Japan... do you like the jockey outfit!!
it would sound better in 2 stroke Brett!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XL10Q8kaSHI&feature=related

this guy is my hero..

i found it a couple of years back somewhere and have now found it.. youtube rocks..


Holy Shit... I'm glad that guy ain't my neighbour. Do you think he's playing a tune or just free styling it?
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PostSubject: Re: Enfield Mini Bullet   Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:50 pm

that dude's had over 1 million views, he's very cool
I shortened the bars cos the levers arrived and I could measure it all up
I also waterblasted my driveway cos Slaytanica's looked so clean
have finished shaping the seat so just gotta make a base so i can take it up to West End Rotang's Dad for upholstering

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PostSubject: Re: Enfield Mini Bullet   Wed Aug 25, 2010 4:39 pm

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I'm glad that guy ain't my neighbour. Do you think he's playing a tune or just free styling it?

na its in his head, they all rattle out that tune no matter what youtube clip, must be their club anthom?

Brett, man its taking shape now, will be better once you've done the dulux restore....

cant wait to see it going...

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PostSubject: Re: Enfield Mini Bullet   Sat Aug 28, 2010 4:26 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Enfield Mini Bullet   Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:50 am



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PostSubject: Re: Enfield Mini Bullet   Tue Aug 31, 2010 4:24 pm

seat went for upholstering today. didn't realize there was an auto upholsterer with 36 years exper just up the road ! (thanks West End Rotangs)
now it's the joys of sanding...
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PostSubject: Re: Enfield Mini Bullet   Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:31 am


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PostSubject: Re: Enfield Mini Bullet   Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:32 am

off to the chrome platers
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