Seriously guys, I NEED another Bullet.
I haven't yet aquired the heart to rip apart the first one, she's running beautifully and starting it up is the best therapy for this callously cold grey winter.
So, how do I figure out the frame and fitment issues for the bigger 1000cc motor? NEED another Bullet.
Or ATLEAST, need a couple of 500 top ends. OK, rockbottom, need ONE 500 top end.
So, if any of you good folk know of a Bullet for sale for a song (I'm not exactly loaded right now, post house buying), please let me know. Its condition is immaterial as long as it hasn't been wrecked and has not bent its frame. Don't care if it hasn't run in years. I'm in Columbus Ohio, so it would be great if its not very far from here, but let me know anyway.
Drop me a line through the contact page.
Greetings from cold Columbus!
If you like the Enfield Musket, then this is the online place where you can know of the latest developments, interact with others who share your interest and offer your input.
Here's the latest- I'm already making some design changes in CAD, which will result in updated patterns in a few
weeks. This is being done to primarily allow the 500 top ends for a 1000cc twin. I had a huge no. of mails urging that I make that option available, particularly for USA riders, as parts, performance upgrades, tuning,
etc. are all geared to the 500 here, almost no 350s to be seen. But a good number of people were happy that I chose the 350 as with its lighter piston, it is generally less stressed and smoother but slower. Not too worried about that as there are tuning gurus who can extract significantly more go from the 350.
The changes I'm making should allow either a 700 or 1000, you choose and the cylinder stud holes will be located and threaded accordingly.
The plan is to offer the thing as a kit, built "stock and mild" or "pretty quick " - as you like it. You can do the work yourself or have a buddy/shop do it for you. I'm planning to provide ONLY the stuff you need, to keep it as affordable as possible, which would minimally be the complete, machined cases with the crank (or without it if you like), cam spindles, bearings and oil pump. Custom engine mounting plates, frame mod parts. Would like to offer a twin down tube conversion down the road too. You add the top ends, carbs, transmission, upgraded clutch, which you can source from a combination of your own Bullet, Classic Motorworks, Hitchcocks, Ebay or anywhere else.
The next step, already underway, is to update the patterns with the design changes, make a new batch of castings (a few sets) and work out an efficient machining process for CNC. At this point, I will be able to calculate costs and take orders from the brave few who will fearlessly (or nervously) throw caution to the wind and part with moolah for 3 lumps of aluminium which hold the promise of audible motive force.
I hope there are atleast five of you out there!
And a happy new gallery too...take a look. A sudden spurt of shooting one afternoon last fall. When it wasn't snowing. It'll warm your heart.