Friday, August 30, 2013

The Chump - Royal Enfield 500 Hardtail / Girder forks




After almost 2 years the hardtail experiment is running - Called it the Chump 'cause that's what I feel like for even attempting the project. Built in India and shipped here 90% complete after the builder gave up and threw it in a crate (sans various bits including extra tanks). Better than nothing, and boy is it loud ! (muffler to be fitted shortly).

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  1. Came out sweet. What front end is that? I have been thinking of doing my RE up with a girder

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  2. Thanks ! The front end id a repro from India. The finish is a bit rough, but the ride is surprisingly light & firm.

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  3. Where in India did you build this ?

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  4. Built in Delhi, but the weld quality has been disappointing - would prefer to get them out of Madras (sorry.. Chennai) or up north in Nepal - apparently they're churning out some wild customs up there.

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  5. Okay !
    Can this Grider Fork be built ?

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  6. Hi Mike,
    This looks epic... nicely done.
    What tank is that?
    I've been hunting for tank options for ages and this one looks like a win.
    Would be grateful for the lead.
    Cheers

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    1. Hey there, apologies only just picked up your comment from July- had the tank made to my own specs in India. Their welding & finish is crap, however & the seams leak after a year or so. A local fabricator may be able to make one, but easiest is just to find old yamaha dirt bike tanks or similar and modify them.
      Good luck !

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    2. Hey there, apologies only just picked up your comment from July- had the tank made to my own specs in India. Their welding & finish is crap, however & the seams leak after a year or so. A local fabricator may be able to make one, but easiest is just to find old yamaha dirt bike tanks or similar and modify them.
      Good luck !

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  7. That looks like a 16H Norton WD front end. Reproduction.

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