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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Labor of love

Sometimes the best thing a commentator can do is let the artist speak in their own words. (I guess this is especially true if the artist is someone that the commentator is very closely invested in, but maybe that doesn't have to be the case.)

Greetings fellow Enfield Bullet fans!
Here's my first youtube video of the 2nd bench test run of my project- a 700cc Enfield V twin using 2 350 top ends. From sketches on paper to designing, numerous changes, 3d CAD modeling, printing drawings, building all the patterns myself, getting them cast, then machining everything myself (that began about a year ago-learnt everything as I went along) till this wonderful day (23rd JAN, about 2:00 in the morning!), it has been about 5 years! A dream from heady college days seems to be coming true, unable to sleep. Next step is installing it in the test bike, frame stretched. If you all know about the Norcroft and Carberry Enfields and are wondering why I did this anyway, well, too much time, effort and dreaming had been done when I heard of them, so inspite of some major discouragement that the enfield V twin had already been done by professionals, I decided to plough ahead anyway. NO REGRETS! Watch out for some more videos from me with info on the motor, test rides etc. coming soon!
Thanks for watching!

If all of that prologue bored you, well, here you go.

And for those who aren't so much into motorcycle engines anyway, check out the beta version of the video. Shot at 3 o'clock on a cold January morning, I guarantee you, it's one for the ages.


Blogger km said...

Man, that sound!

Reminded me of Alex Van Halen's drum intro to "Hot for teacher".

2/03/2009 11:07 PM  
Blogger Tabula Rasa said...

now all you need is a vintage dot matrix printer and you'll have eddie as well.

2/04/2009 8:44 PM  
Blogger km said...

And a gasbag makes David Lee Roth?

2/05/2009 2:44 AM  

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