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    Have you ever been in Love? Ok that’s fine you really don’t have to put up you love storied here on the fourm and fill up the space.
    Let me answer this question cause I am writing thism it was back in 1995 that once I got a chance to stand beside a bullet standard 350 and unfortunately that thing fell on me and I was a feeble kid at that time and I was really praying to the all mighty to save me and I will be a good boy and not do all that I have been doing. So I escaped with some bruises on the leg that story was untold to the parents cause I know then my dad wouild have whooped my lower back side again for being naughty (a perception that they had that I would have done some tihing). Any ways years passed, I moved on almost forgot about the whole thing. Then came in the real love I was back from the alien land to the home land. Started off the life from scratch again. My very good friend used to have a Bullet 350 Electra. Started riding it, I just used to love it that I was so tempted to buy one even though my previous short term relation with a 500 did not bring in this feeling but that was all to be blamed on the bad weather of the alien land.
    The feeling got stronger when that bullet was left with me for a month and I used to ride it like every day the attention that I used to get, kinda loved it or may be it was just me who was paying attention to my self.
    Then came a day in the month of November 2006 that my best friend Jaitowala moved to Dili so that we can live together, it was almost going to be a year that I was dreaming to buy the bullet. He has the silver Electra which I generally refer to as mine cause that works out that way. he had to leave for 15 days for a project, the 15 dats were too long they became almost 4 months. And all this time the electra was at my disposal. I had to take care of it. Now this is when I fell for this machine. I really wanted to get one. They G2G’s of the starting 2007 always saw me with the silver Electra.


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    I see a certain passion existing between you and your bikes, the way you talk about them, the way you look at them, it reminds me of a little appreciated but a brilliant film called AJANTRIK by a great director called Ritwik Ghatak where he depicts the relationship between a man his passion, his vintage car.

    I really want to see you one day riding one of those Great restored Classics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ken cool View Post
    I see a certain passion existing between you and your bikes, the way you talk about them, the way you look at them, it reminds me of a little appreciated but a brilliant film called AJANTRIK by a great director called Ritwik Ghatak where he depicts the relationship between a man his passion, his vintage car.

    I really want to see you one day riding one of those Great restored Classics.
    tnanks a lot Ken da to see that... i am going to try and work out my way to that classic of my dream a well restored Vintage Bike. not sure what yet but yes.


    Wait this is going to be completed to day itself
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    The same year I was just so much into the bullet that I decided to buy one for myself. And here goes when I started to fall in love all again. It was in June that I told my Daddy that I wanted to see a little bit of India. He was like sure go for it. Then I was like I would like to do it on a Bike, he was quite for a moment then said what bike I said bullet. He never said no but a yes was also not the word that I heard. So basically that means that its a yes but you will be responsible. For almost a month while I was sorting out my finances for the bike I did not talk about the bike, one fine day end July got a call from dad and he asked me if I still was interested in a Bullet. I was a bit not sure whats happening because it was sounding bit sarcastic to me. But without thinking twice my answer was yes. And then the real thing came out, dad wanted me to check out one bike that he was told about it was a 2005 Electra. But the Black is what I love the classic is what make me go weak in my Knees. (Though one should not ride a bike with weak knees :P )
    In August rite after my birthday I bought a 1977 Bullet 350. And this is where all my love started off. Those were the intial days. I was wondering what should be done now what would be the styling of the bike. I am not one of those people who would convert the bike in to a Chopper or some thing. I like them simple and original when it comes to the looks. The initial plans were to get it done in to a british caf racer. But how practical would it be to tour on a caf racer. The plan went to give it a look of some thing similar to the 1950s or 60s. every thing was sorted out and I got the bike with almost gave me the feeling of a classic. But with a wrong choice of the color. But any ways thats a different story all together. You all may be thinking has he gone mad or some thing. Where is the love.
    I named my Motor Cycle JEETA. This is one of the Desi Punjabi names. Now here starts my journey with almost 1 year old ownership of JEETA. The bike was built and the next day without any running in I planned to bring it to delhi. So it was a trip of 375 Kms. no runnin done just 25 Kms on the dial. I was bit worried about it but I wanted to be with him. So decided this trip is going to be a slow but a steady one. Started off at 6 in the morning at a speed of 50 all the way and was in gurgaon at 3. It was not bad at all. By that time the tappets were real loose like a some loose bit(#. I was worried this was the first time I was hearing that kind of noises from a bullet it would not run properly not even get to the speeds of mere 40 kmph. I thought that I must have broken some thing. But the good thing was that it was a small thing that happened.
    I used to love the Ride on it. Loved the look started planning for the ultimate ride that was to LEH. The first problem came in. after running in for around 1200 Kms which was easy job as I did that in the first week itself on my trip to Gurgaon and then daly runs to office and the daily joy rides to delhi and all that. There were attempts made inbetween to shoot it to a lil high speed but the engine would stress out. It would shit it self and shutdown. This got me worried again what if the piston has concked off. And all the other things in my mind. This is when the real picture started to come infront of me and I had to face the reality that I was coned. A lots of parts used by the mechanic were fake. When I say face they were not even having a FAKE OEM name. they were some shitiest parts that one can find. I was real upset. But again I was loving the whole thing of having the bullet. Then as the first thing to sort out the problem with not going to the speeds that I wanted it to was sorted out in around 3 hours where me and my mechaninc in delhi opened up every thing from a ROCKER to check the oil flow timming side to check the timming pinniions. But at the end found that the CB point was not of a good brand(Generally Lucas is used) and the Main coil was also a fake LUCAS. Got that changed and the bike was running like a dream going past 100 easy(according to the speedo)Time went of the bike had just seen like 3 months in this time I had done a good top ends of about 110 (I know thats not fast for you geasers. Still it is a more than 30 years old thing and it still has majority fake parts)
    In the end of november the bike started giving me problems with the starting idleing and all that. Again too it to the mechanic. To find out out that the timming needs to be worked out as the timming pinions are fake as discussed earlier. I was still fine cause I thought to my self that ok another grand would not hurt. But there was some thing that was to be unpacked for me. We opened up the head cause there were weird sound being made in the barrel. Then we came to know that the barrel was also sleaved it was not a good thing cause the ovualty of the piston had changed cause of that and the bike was picking up the engine oil even though I never realize it. So this time it was decied that I am going to get the engine done and that would put my worries to end. The whole engine rebuild cost me 10K in total. It was a pain. But I was in love at that time with my JEETA. The bike ran fine it was the end of the month of feb that I had my bike with almost 200 km on the dial after the engine was done. I had to do the runnin of the bike as I had to go to the ultimate ride of the till life. Taking this to the account I planned a small trip to Braj Ghat almost 70 Km from GZB. Things were going fine just when I crossed the city of gazziabad. (till now I had been riding at 50-60)I tried to open up a bit and bham. The exaust valve went kaput and I was strangled there. Any way a new exaust valve did the trick there. After that every thing went fine till the last days when the bike was being prepared for the trip, came to know that the clutch center was no good for the ride and would not be able to handel the stress. No choice because I was in love got the thing changed at that time it was like 3000 that was spent again just on the repairs. This and that tits and bits. But I was a happy camper. The bike ran real good for 2400 KM out of which most of you know how hard is the terrain, the bike gave no problems. No problems means nothing at all. Even the bike knee deep in water did not stall which was amazing. I was just so thankfull to the all mighty and JEETA for making my RIDE to the top of the world a success.


    to be continued.
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    Wow! That was interesting. I am still thinking of my Bullet days. I learnt on my father's Bullet when I could not even reach the ground with my feet. He taught me to open his first Jawa when most of the guys out here were not even born other than our Aeronautical Engineer! And then he helped me get my first Enfield when I was 22. As I was telling you, I do not remember the number of times that Bullet had stalled just at the hint of some heavy clouds in the sky and I had to push it back to my room in the Univ, often 8-10kms on the trot. But I never parted with it. Had installed disc brakes on them in the 90s. Travelled entire Rajasthan, North UP, Rohtang Pass several times and thankfully I never had problems while touring. I rode that for 15 years through a LOT. I felt quite grief stricken giving her away. But I did it with a heavy heart.

    How did you manage it when your Valve went Bham at Ghaziabad. You got your bike towed to a mech? There are such similarities in the stories that people had to go through with their Bullets! And yet they cling on to them. And that factor is inexplicable. Whch is what DD calls Love.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ken cool View Post
    Wow! That was interesting. I am still thinking of my Bullet days. I learnt on my father's Bullet when I could not even reach the ground with my feet. He taught me to open his first Jawa when most of the guys out here were not even born other than our Aeronautical Engineer! And then he helped me get my first Enfield when I was 22. As I was telling you, I do not remember the number of times that Bullet had stalled just at the hint of some heavy clouds in the sky and I had to push it back to my room in the Univ, often 8-10kms on the trot. But I never parted with it. Had installed disc brakes on them in the 90s. Travelled entire Rajasthan, North UP, Rohtang Pass several times and thankfully I never had problems while touring. I rode that for 15 years through a LOT. I felt quite grief stricken giving her away. But I did it with a heavy heart.

    How did you manage it when your Valve went Bham at Ghaziabad. You got your bike towed to a mech? There are such similarities in the stories that people had to go through with their Bullets! And yet they cling on to them. And that factor is inexplicable. Whch is what DD calls Love.
    Actually with the Valve thingi. i opened up the whole thing rite there on the road it self. the Valve was jamed had nothing to lose borrowed a chisel and a iron hammer from a local construction worked and BHAM once BHAMMMM!!! twice and there it went gave me the ability to ride back to the nearest mechanic. i also may have some photos that i will post up some time
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    Quote Originally Posted by desideep View Post
    actually with the valve thingi. I opened up the whole thing rite there on the road it self. The valve was jamed had nothing to lose borrowed a chisel and a iron hammer from a local construction worked and bham once bhammmm!!! Twice and there it went gave me the ability to ride back to the nearest mechanic. I also may have some photos that i will post up some time
    I guess that is how Bullets work!!
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    hey desideep,
    i remember u had a post on ur bullet before the server crash!! howz the bike turned out now?? all set and fine??
    on a never ending journey... a journey of learning!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by desideep View Post
    Actually with the Valve thingi. i opened up the whole thing rite there on the road it self. the Valve was jamed had nothing to lose borrowed a chisel and a iron hammer from a local construction worked and BHAM once BHAMMMM!!! twice and there it went gave me the ability to ride back to the nearest mechanic. i also may have some photos that i will post up some time
    I dont believe this! Is this really true! It sounds incredible.
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