Sunday, December 19, 2010

Royal Enfield Robot or Art ?

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I was at the Royal Enfield service station for a minor issue on my Bullet and was fascinated to see this amazing piece of art .. Robot Royal Enfield! I do not know if it is distributed by royal enfield to all showrooms!

If you observe closely, you can see its made of ... if i got it right - The Headlight with its small beady eyes + front forks + fuel tank + side boxes +exhausts + chain spock !

Correct me if im wrong!

Indeed the Enfield amazingly never ceases to amaze !

Cheers!

BT
pic taken by BT on LG Viewty

Friday, October 22, 2010

The Motorcycle God

Motorcycles have a grand following. Harley has its great worldwide fans.But seriously...not fan enough to have a shrine ! Well - On the Jodhpur highway, a few km from Pali there is - A shrine to the Bullet Baba!People offer prayers to the bike and its late owner Om Singh.
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Details can be had in the following links below.

http://sify.com/news/rev-up-those-prayers-at-bullet-baba-s-shrine-feature-news-national-kjikEcjgcba.html

Art and Royal Enfield milkman bike

Creation of Art is many times influenced by things around. Subodh Gupta , a renowned New Delhi based artist has made a art form of the Bullet in chrome n brass.He has rightly identified the iconic status of the Royal Enfield in India and turned it into a class art work.

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A Bullet is for ever- Lets hope we get to see more art on the Royal Enfield Bullet!

BT

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Enfield view of the road

Motorbiking has not been too much regular these days ... some other things take priority! Some snaps from the weekend ride.I tried to get some sunshine on chrome.

Personification of an enfield. Imagine the enfield bike on the road- > What it sees on an Indian road -
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As thumping increases ... Oho a bus on the road..must overtake - here we go touching speedo 30 ! Oops a dog crosses the road - Brakes !Touch 0. ( Thought: Dog marathon on da road?)

Proceed...aha finally nearing 35 speedo- flying family wth kids crossing the road. Brakes again.Touch 0. (Thought:Can't ya stay@home)

Proceed ..speedo 10. Jam jam here comes tha man - Da policeman halting a jap crap rider for breaking the rulez.Touch 0.(Thought:Y not some other place. some other time)

Proceed. Speedo touching 40 ..yay ! Brakes. Stupid people crossing the road.||||| No zeBRA crossing... Brakes. Touch 0.(Thought:Do u guys need a bra !)

Proceed. Sluggish trafic. 20-30 speedo. 1st gear-2nd gear. Speed up again touch 40 -Brakkkkessss! - WoW - a CoW on the road* ! Brakes.Touch 0.(Thought:Holy cow!)

Im sure these are minor roadblocks on a city road in India. Exciting ? Whatever *&^%#.

Meanwhile - an Enfield on a road in england thinks

Proceed..speedo 60-70-80-90 -and on .... (Thought:WTF... when will ya stop - when the fuel is over or the piston ceases!) Whatever *&^%#.
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Nice weekend !
BT

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Sunday, September 05, 2010

Ingenious contraption- Enfield it ?

Ingenuity is inborn in human beings to solve problems. Imagine you have to carry a lot of things to another place regularly. You can't afford a small pick up truck or auto!

What would happen if you cross a -> yamaha motorbike front wheel+fork with a bajaj scooter headlight/speedo console and tractor clutch plus a bajaj scooter engine and a simple cycle cart and cycle frame ?

Voila!
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--- You can see the small scooter engine underneath.




I'm sure you might have seen this in and around Delhi region! Legal aspect and certification ? ~Dayyumm it!

Admire the genious who made it and the daring who ride it ! I personally feel that this would be better with a Royal enfield engine - adding a thump to this contraption !


Cheers,
Have a nice week !

BT

--------------------------// Blogs of Note //

Washing your motorbike, the easy way -
Visit to a Royal Enfield garage in Berkeley/(Bristol,UK )-
Riding an enfield in land of Enfield
Ten commandments of the Royal Enfield Bullet

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Link to PlanetBT motorbike stuff

Monday, August 30, 2010

Nice T shirt - familiar engine :)

I don't know much on John Abraham (Indian film actor) and motorbiking but yes he did get a Royal Enfield based Custom Board Track Racer (modified enfield bike).

I was surprised to see a T shirt for sale branded by him saying... Love is when 2 hearts beat as 1 ! With a royal enfield engine as a background! I do hope Royal Enfield is mentioned somewhere !
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Cheers,

BT




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Cheers again !

--------------------------// Blogs of Note //

Washing your motorbike, the easy way

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Visit to a Royal Enfield garage in Berkeley/(Bristol,UK )
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Riding an enfield in land of Enfield

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Ten commandments of the Royal Enfield Bullet

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Link to PlanetBT motorbike stuff

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

You know u're a BULLETEER when.....

After You know u r a biker ... i thought if this , then

You know u're a BULLETEER when.....

- You can easily move heavy stuff around !
- You try to find the thump in any song
- You enjoy the ride more than the distance
- You prefer metal over plastic
- Your right shoe may have the gear shifting marks
- You knew the day u were born that - EVERYBODY makes way for the BULLET !

- You count riding the Enfield as one of Life's Greatest Experiences!
- You feel Power is more superior than speed
- You love that BulletEER rhymes with BEER
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any more pls shoot ... to add it here :)

Cheers,

BT

--------------------------// Blogs of Note //

Washing your motorbike, the easy way

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Visit to a Royal Enfield garage in Berkeley/(Bristol,UK )
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Riding an enfield in land of Enfield

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Ten commandments of the Royal Enfield Bullet

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Link to PlanetBT motorbike stuff

Thursday, July 29, 2010

YOU KNOW YOU'RE A BIKER WHEN...

YOU KNOW YOU'RE A BIKER WHEN...



- You ever bought saddlebags so you can carry more beer.

- You have motorcycle parts in the dishwasher.

- You're only sunburned on the back of your hands.

- Your kids learn to ride on the back of your bike before they can walk.

- You throw a party and more bikes show up than cars

- All your ashtrays are pistons from your last engine rebuild
Any one of your bikes is worth more than your car.

- You choose an apartment solely on the basis of whether or not it is flat enough to ride into and how close the good roads/trails are.

- Your bike trailor is worth more than your car.

- The first thing you ask when you regain consciousness is "How's my bike".

- You actually move farther form work so your bike commute will be longer.

- You dream of winning the lottery, and the first thing you think of is "how many/which bikes can that money buy?"

- You can tell your significant other with a straight face that its too hot to mow the lawn then take off and ride for three hours.

- You pull up hard on the steering wheel trying to jump your car over a speed bump.

- You know the distance of every point of interest within 100 miles of your house as well as the location of every pot-hole along the way.

- You refuse to buy a couch because that patch of wall space is taken up by your bike when it needs repairs.

.... Anymore .. do send !

Cheers,

BT

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Enfield everywhere !

I have a natural tendency to find enfield bullets and all things Enfield ! I did spot an enfield again on a road trip to Nainital - Not to mention the ones found in UK,desert Dubai, Rohtang pass Himalayas,Mussorie hilltops :)


Some links so Enfield , you'll love it.

1. Ms.Winifred Wells : 5500 Miles solo on a Royal Enfield

2. Karin Eibenberger and her iceland ride on the Enfield



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Cheers d Beers !

BT

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Winter freeze Enfield rideout

The freezing winter does not stop Royal Enfield enthusiasts to ride out. I had gone out to meet Henry Price in Berkeley all the way from Bristol.Henry Price does maintenance work of Royal Enfields and his garage speaks of the passion! He does visit India often.Jacqui wanted to get her bike checked up as she's heading out to Spain on her Enfield !Tim who writes for classic bike magazine was there too.

Henry converts Royal Enfields to diesel engines amongst other stuff. His garage below.Excuse the quality of snaps please!


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Below Henry's Lightning 535 with which he tours Europe! Henry says this bike was not much successful since the piston was too tight. He increased the bore size to resolve the problem!


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He is changing the 535 engine with a 700cc Enfield engine ! That's real power!
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All Enfield smiles - Tim,Henry and Jacqui!

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Henry has got a lot of Enfield used stuff in this big box ! If you want something you could try to find it here before going to get a new one!




Voila used pistons - a 500cc one !

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Henry shows us some tyres below.If you want a tyre with good road grip then its likely to wear off faster than one which is harder with lesser grip :) Make your choice!




Diesel enfields!Thumps like a tractor ..... real loud!(BT/Tim)

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Henry's house in the countryside below! The roads are beautiful to ride on an Enfield out here!More details on Henry at his website (http://pricepartmotorcycles.co.uk/).

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The price of Enfields in UK is way high about £4000 (300000 rupees)!I guess that solves the mystery as to why sales are probably low whereas in India the same would cost around £1500(100,000 rupees)! Still u got to Enfield it :)


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Have a nice week!
Cheers

BT
(Tharikh)

Is this a Skoda ignition coil or sensor issue ?

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