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1995 Enfield Bullet 500

with a classic bike always straightforward. Steve has more than his fair of problems with his Bullet it’s not even very

When he passed his bike in 2002, Steve Hickling that he’d like a motorcycle, one which ‘looks a bike should, with a and right foot gearchange.’ So he a 1995 Indian-built Bullet if we’re being honest it, doesn’t come from a when the factory’s build was particularly high. Bullets this era are infamous for needing owner input. And Steve next to nothing about mechanics.

But the Bullet appeared to be unmodified and in good’ condition. And it cost than a grand!

The first was minor but tracking down carb rubbers ’caused biking virgin a few problems’. The concentric was ‘too complicated and However, a clogged carb was the of Steve’s trouble — his curve suddenly steepened the piston disintegrated while down the A11. ‘I doing the work myself but realised it was beyond me. So the engine was by Dave Wicks in Norfolk.’ thinking, that man!

Enfield Bullet 500 and Proud

Steve also needed to upon Hitchcocks Motorcycles their fast service, I’ve had quite a few emergencies’ and of Cambridge ‘for their and good quality service.’

In over 25,000 miles he has a fair bit of assistance but ‘the have mainly been the owner, not the bike! The Bullet can be for months and then several will appear at once. reliable 99% of the time, but a real pig for other 1%.

‘However, the Bullet is practice for when you buy a proper old It’s so much like a British bike and spares are Plus you don’t have to be too about it.’

Riding the Bullet for work and Steve has made a few mods standard to suit his lifestyle. He that the single seat good but does funny going around bends’, a Boyer electronic ignition has a great boon; ‘just fit and — very good for of my skill level!’ He’s added Army-pattern pannier ‘which pack enough for two to go

Steve regularly uses the for weekend trips and reckons one of the was a journey from East to the Glastonbury Festival. ‘It ran all the way, and bikes get the best, secure parking at the Festival. went wrong all weekend and I got home only the tappets adjusting.’

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We met up with Steve at the 2007 Enfield Open Weekend, he won the Best Ridden-In Enfield (mainly because we were so with his cheerful commitment in the on inescapable adversity). The Bullet was smoothly then but, as with Steve’s fortune, the soon turned…

‘On the after the Watsonian weekend, I to a local VMCC meet and got a in my front tyre. I fixed it on the Saturday, ready for a ride out to the steam rally, again the VMCC. I was leaving the steam to ride home, with my half on the pillion, when the tyre had a blow out coming up to a busy roundabout.

We skidded about, out of control, all the roundabout and miraculously managed to upright.

‘Two punctures in days and I’ve never had one before! Perhaps the VMCC has me?’

Bullet stuff on

1995 Enfield Bullet 500 and Owner

In fact, Steve that anyone else considering buying an old Enfield do well to join their VMCC or Royal Enfield OC. contacts who can help you with any are worth their weight in he says.

Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Army
Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Army
Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Army
Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Army

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