Royal Enfield Bullet Modifications

Recently i had done some modifications on my 5 year old Royal Enfield Bullet Machismo A350. Thought of sharing my experiences with the readers. This information might be useful for folks who are planning to modify their Royal Enfield Bullets.

The Plan
1. Change the rear tyre to wider, 15 inch tyre.
2. Custom seat.
3. Custom mudguard.
4. Wider handle bar.
5. Removed the rear view mirrors.
6. Removed the rear indicators.
7. Change the silencer.

Went to a mechanic (Salim) near Airport Road, Bangalore. He took almost 30 days to complete the task. And here is the bill.

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Bill
1. TVS Rambo 140/90 15 inch Tyre and Rim – 5000 Rs.
2. Custom wider Mudguard and Chrome plated seat stay – 4500 Rs
3. Chrome plated custom Swing Arm – 3000 Rs
4. Tail Lamp set – 300 Rs.
5. Custom seat plate and cushion – 1450 Rs
6. Wider Handle Bar – 450 Rs
7. Front Brake Cable – 60 Rs
8. Dupont black painting for Mudguard – 400 Rs
9. Custom made Goldie (Goldstar) silencer – 2650 Rs
10. Labour charge – 2500

Total Amount = 20310- 575(discount) = 19735
19735- 1000(for old parts of my bullet) = 18735 Indian Rupees

Some of my friends say that the cost is too much. Anyways, i didn’t have the time to do extensive research and buy the parts myself. So i had no other choice than trust the mechanic. What do you think about the bill?

New Look
Modified Royal Enfield

See Modified Bullet Photos

Problems due to the modifications
If you want to have killer looks, be ready to sacrifice a lot. These are some of the problems which i am facing now after the modifications.

1. The power and acceleration got reduced.
2. Mileage must have decreased.
3. The tyre touches the mudguard when riding over road bumps. And some irritating sound is coming. So i had to harden the rear shock absorbers and increase the height of the bike.
4. Difficult to ride through traffic because of wider handle bars.
5. Had to remove the chain cover for fitting wider tyres and swing arm. And some noise is coming from the chain.
6. Had to remove the decompression cable because of wider handle bar.

Mechanic Details
Saleem
SS Bullet Clinic
#4, 16th Main, HAL 2nd Stage
Bangalore – 560038
Mobile: +91-9845717976
Location landmark: Near Domlur. Opposite to United Colors of Benetton showroom in 100ft Road, Indiranagar

The Feeling
Wider handle bar is fun. Stability has increased because of the new wider tyre. I don’t care about the extra problems introduced because of the alterations. Now the feeling of riding the Bullet has increased a lot. The beat has improved because of the Goldie Silencer. It is obvious from the glaring eyes of onlookers that the risk was worth it…. Now I am getting lots of test drive requests from people who are impressed by the new look. :)

Update
Later I did the following minor works also
1. Fitted small front indicators.
2. Fitted chrome plated handle weights
3. Fitted a decompressor cable

My advice for those who have half mind in modifying their Bullets is, “Go ahead and do it”. You will love it.


Arun Thomas KB
Founder and CEO, Bikes4Sale.in

107 Responses to Royal Enfield Bullet Modifications

  1. prem

    u have done a good job
    i love ur bullet

    • AJITH

      Addi Pollllllllllllli,pls provide me enough information regarding the modifications.

    • Vijay

      I am in love with your bull. Excellant make over

  2. shine

    good work man…the price is not bad…and u can trust salim bhai…even though he does charge a lil more than usual in the labour fee, its worth it…overall..super… :)

    so next time i come….ill need a test ride :P

    so ride on..cheers!!!

    • tusharsharma

      hi my name is tushar. iwanted to tell you that if rear tyre is of swift or innova and the seat is single then the silencer is of tractor and front mudguard is of old bullet rear mudguard is only half then it looks better..

  3. Anoop

    hey my handle bar is wider than the one you have put still I was able to keep the decompression cable.

    BTW where will u put teh number plate?

    • Arun Thomas KB

      Were you able to use the same decompression cable?

      I am planning to write the registration no in a sticker and paste it on the mudguard.

  4. mukesh

    gud modification bro.try putting reg no near shoks like chopper style.wanted to know which rim did u use for those tyres an is the hub same original one?????

    • Arun Thomas

      I dont know about the rim. My mechanic bought that.

      Hub is the same one.

  5. suhail ummer

    whatever it is.All are perfect matching.good very smart urs man.keep da gud idea hooooooooooooooo

  6. Hamza

    very good modification. 18735 is not expencive. anyway i want also very soon my bike. thanks for your information,

  7. Lloyd

    Can you tell me where will i find a good mech who will be a expert in the thunder bird 350 i have been to many but not satisfied can any one help me with that or where will i find a work shop manual so i would love to service the bike at home 2009 modle thank you :-)

  8. Raghu

    Nice work done on the bike…adding the H/L shade might add up to the look. Since the rear suspension is hard, fixing a spring saddle might help u gain some comfort. Harley style seat costs app. Rs.2600 in Hyderabad. Wider handle bar- spring saddle- wider tyre- awesome package dude!!!

    • Isaac

      Any one from Hyderabad looking for bullet modification can contact zameer 9849079276 near Chadargatt

  9. Damo

    Arun amazing stuff…just what I was looking for. What to change and how to change and the issues. I going in for a used bike shortly and will benefit from this post.

    P.S: I want wider tyres so need to workout how to solve the mudguard issue.

  10. rajith

    hi can i have ur mechanic’s no# pls i want to do some modification for my bullet too…

  11. Agosh

    hey arun,
    a gud jod done and thank god, u have not altered d front fork angle, which may kill ur Bulls ride pleasure, and of course the pick ups and milage drops because u hav loaded a smaller and hevier rear tyre on it (which I would prefer on a 500 atleast). I was there in bangalore for 6 years and I know bullet mechanics r costly der. The cost u hav spent seems to b worth in my opinion. I don’t think u need a decomp on ur avl engine. And one more suggestion to Mr. arun is dat please change ur bend pipe which is rusted. Even though people don’t care part it using an extra thick enfield bend pipe will do gud 4 ur bull (it may cost u Rs.700 go for orginal). And is dat goldie an original one with glass wool which ll giv u a good thump. The price says its original. Thnk u …………
    ……………..keep thumpinggggup…gup… gup… gup… gup…

  12. Bibin

    \i need salim bhais number,could you pls provide the same..\

  13. arul

    i have done a similar modification for my Bullet some 5 years back – it took a month and a fat bill of about 20k in Chennai

    but the waiting was irritating one – u have to make frequent visits to your mech. to get it done as u wish…

    • Prathap

      Where can I get this done in chennai, Have a 500CC Classic, Need to modify the seat to look the one in the still above.

  14. Sumon D

    Any body can get any contact details in Kolkata so that I can approch to him for my Enfield modification. Waiting for you guys .thanks.

  15. Ashwin ghedia

    I wnts to modify my bullet machismo.I m from rajkot.I wnts 2know that where I can modify my bike.send me contact number of mechanic pls.

  16. ashish

    its absolutely nice,about comfortable its 100 %

    keep rckng

  17. alwin

    hi i am alwin,i am from rajasthan,i want to completely modify my bike.could u plz give me the total cost and who would be the perfect mechanic to repair that.send me the contact no plz.

  18. robin singh

    pzzz keep ur bullet in single hand……….

  19. Nandish

    Am Selling my Rolay Enfield Bullet 350 Standard. 1987 Model, Bottle green color. Bike is in very good condition. Only genuine buyers can contact me at 9916834166

  20. IZAHAQ

    THE 15″ BACK ELIMINATOR RIM IS THE MOST SUITED RIM FOR BULLET IT REVEALS SALIM IS A GOOD MODIFIER.IF YOUR FINANCIAL SET UP ALLOWS YOU MAY PUT 16″(ENTIZER OR YEZDI) RIM FOR THE FRONT TYRE AND PUT DUNLOP MAGIC TYRES(120/80/16)FOR THE FRONT THE BIKE WILL BECOME MORE BEAUTIFUL

  21. joe

    thanks

  22. murali

    thanks yar…….its great info for me……….

  23. maan

    hi it s a great job yar and ur bike looks great,
    may i know where can i get the wider handle bars

    thanks
    m a a n

  24. chandan

    wat a beautiful modification u ve done sir!!!!!!!! its really great…..i too get inspire frm ur design nd want to modify my bullet 350 electra(5 speed) like urs….will u plz give me the mechanic’s no. so that i ll also get it done by him…i hope u dn’t mind for ur favour…..thanx!!!!!!

  25. sandeep singh

    sir i m much fan royal enfield modification so plz be inform me real place of modification with full address contact noumber i will much plzd to ur kind attention…

  26. manojrajan

    Hai arun, nice looking , where u get the swing arm,can u say me pls

  27. azhar

    nice…….
    what is the annual cost of this … after all the modification..

  28. Parvez Hashmi

    Hi! Arun,

    My Observation / query is that The Swing Arm of your bike seems to be extended. If yes is it custom made or you got it of some other bike installed. Keen to know this, as i have a similar modified Yezdi and interested to have this done on it and of course interested in a new bullet too.

    Thanx!
    PARVEZ

    • Arun Thomas KB

      Its a custom made swing arm.

  29. Ranvijay

    can i use that rear tyre in thunderbird also

    • Arun Thomas KB

      Yes. You can.

  30. Prakash

    Hey bro nice job done… Would you mind telling me where u put the back number plate after the modification… I’m planning on modifying my classic 350 so ur info would be very helpful…

    P.S. : Enjoy thumping :)

    • Arun Thomas KB

      Hi,

      Just pasted one sticker number plate on the back mudguard. Thats it.

  31. Jiju Johnson

    It’s fantastic explanation.

    Those Photos, they are FABULOUS, congradz Renjith

  32. Prashant

    Dear
    I would not critize the alterations done on your bike and i appreciate the looks of it but woud like to tell you that it is not the great job as it looks like. In delhi, the place called Karol Bagh is a market of motocycles and custom shops where in you can pick up any thing for the enchancements.
    What he did to your bike is nothing so special and it is available at cheaper cost in this place. What matters is that you are happy with your bike….
    1. TVS Rambo 140/90 15 inch Tyre and Rim — 3300 to 3500
    2. Custom wider Mudguard and Chrome plated seat stay — 3000 Rs
    3. Chrome plated custom Swing Arm — 1200 Rs
    4. Tail Lamp set — 150 Rs.
    5. Custom seat plate and cushion — 1100 Rs
    6. Wider Handle Bar — 200 Rs
    7. Front Brake Cable — 60 Rs
    8. Dupont black painting for Mudguard — 400 Rs
    9. Custom made Goldie (Goldstar) silencer — 800 to 1000 Rs
    10. Labour charge — 2500

    If happen to be in delhi, dont miss your adventure to KB.

    Cheers and god bless

    • Amit singh

      can u plz give me the exact adress of that shop of karol bagh from where i can buy these parts………can i hv ur contact no.

  33. kshitij

    I like the new looks of the bike but this Salim has cheated me…i was in Bangalore in 2008 and did buy a used 350 from him, the tyre rims and the handel bar were painted in silver and the front shockers were bleeding after 30 days of purchase and post 2 months i had to change the batry aswell…bike costed me 23k, i wanted to get it modified but some how lost the interest after the incident….salim killed a potential customer for his shop..but i m geared up for some action in Kolkata…can some one guide where to get it

  34. Murali

    i recently made my standard bullet look like company model , just spend around 8 k in chennai …

  35. nikhil

    Excellemt work Mate
    cheerrssss

  36. vaibhav

    hi arun, i’m a great fan of royel enfields. is your bike is still over there or what. if yes i’m ready to buy if you are about to sell it. 9480013496. mail me or call me to inform. thank you.

  37. Dr.Subhransu

    Hiii man i love ur bike want to sell it then contact me okkk
    My cell no is 9583111776
    By the way i frm odisha.
    any time u think about to sell ur bike then contact me.

  38. Gopi

    Hi,

    Its really nice to see someone taking time and sharing there experience.

    Thanks a lot for your updates. Its really nice to see the modifications done.

    Its looking good after modification.

  39. yashwin singh

    this is a wonderful modification you have done to your bike…
    I recently got my bike modified which is city bike 535 cc. got a broad rear tyre of kings 150 70 15. The only problem is it touches with the chain. Any idea how to deal with this. I was told by the shopkeeper that the max size is 150 which can be installed in this custom swing arm and the tyre will not touch. I will appericiate if any one can help me with solution on this about the adjustment.
    my email id is yashwin_singh163@rediffmail.com

  40. Ananda Rao Jeldi

    I am fan of royal enfield since 12 years.I 2 want to modify my bike like,.Pl,tell the which bike rim is fitted.any way in looks Harley Davidson bike.

  41. nitin k

    u have done a nice job. my doubt is if u wanted 2 modify y u havn`t done it a pure chopper. `cause by widening d rear tyre ur chain sprockets must not b in line thats y it`s giving some noise. if tried 2 allign sprockets ur rear tyre will offline frm d front tyre. try & 2 chains and one more dubble sprocket in d center.

  42. annaj

    chetta vandi porichoo……. eee vandiku etra milage kittum?

  43. Gaurav Sudan

    Hi guys, nice to catch so many avid enfield lovers here. Can someone will please help in providing details of any modification garage in delhi or chandigarh,,,,,thnx ! Happy Riding

  44. roko

    nice job,even i gut 2 bullets n i luv 2 modifyng them.

  45. ARUN A S

    Iam half minded in altering my RE electra 92 model.

    Either i should alter like yours or change the parts completely to look like a standard bullet!

    Also can you please the clear pictures of your RE taken from all the sides?

  46. Indrajeet

    hey much appreciated that you took out time to write for others who are looking for some kind of modification, and nice work with your bullet, i had 2 bullets in past and planning to buy a third one, though either i keep my bike to orignal without a pin size change or i change everything except engine and chasis. anyways once again thanks on bealf of all bullet lovers and enthuisiast.

  47. Sandeep

    Hi,
    I have bought bullet classic single seated 350 and want to modify as yours. Can you please provide me with details to get modification done.

    Regards…

  48. Sandeep

    Where can i get modifications done in Punjab ?

  49. Kumar

    I want to modify my Thunderbird to machismo. Please advise me if it is worth going for that.

    Wanted to just change the tank and head lamp with Machismo.
    Please advise.

  50. sagar

    Gud job , But the prices are wayyyyyyy to expensive . Do contact us for any spares and accessories. we deal in RE Custom jobs , accessories and spare parts , Infact the labor is Way too high ,, WE do this job for max labor 1000 and the swing arm is for 1200 for chrome plated and black is for 900. Rest cheers for the new look .. :)

    • Ashish

      Hi Sagar! Could you provide details of how to contact you. I am looking at buying a used Enfield and getting a custom job done.

      Email me asap.

      Ashish

    • Ashish

      Hi Sagar! Could you provide details of how to contact you. I am looking at buying a used Enfield and getting a custom job done.

      Email me at the earliest

      Ashish

    • daniel

      Hi,

      Are you in Bangalore? Could you give me your contatc details?

      I need to do the paint job and platting my bullet.

      Regards,
      Daniel

    • JITHIN JOY

      I own a 350cc bullet electra 2004 model..Im planning 2 modify my machene in to some thing very cachy..I live in Ernakulam, kerala..do give ur sugetions..

    • vivek

      can i have ur contact details…because i have a bullet which i want to get it modified…

    • Manpreet

      Hey could u provide me the details to contact u..
      Regards, Manpreet 09696123445

    • abhi

      Hi Sagar,
      Can i have your contact details, im looking for a Goldie for my 350 Machismo!
      Thanks
      Abhi

    • sarvesh

      pls give me your contact info.

    • Amit singh

      hi sagar…can i hv ur no. pls…..i m also looking to modify my bullet.

    • VAMSI RUDRA

      HI, PLZ GIVE UR MOBILE NUM, I WANT TO BUY SPARES FRON U AND MODIFY MY THUNDERBIRD

  51. sagar

    Rambo is for 3400 . the seat is for 900 . cp mudguard for 2000 goldie for 900 ( customised ) 1500 max ,

    • Samir

      Sagar I have a Machismo to be modified can you provide your email? If you are from bangalore then good if not I will have to find someone else.

      Samir

  52. Dipil

    I want to custom my bullet can u give me address of seller which sell the custom bike part …..
    I am an Automobile engg. so I want to do it in my way……

  53. manuel

    hey arun thomas kb how r u i have plans to modifie my electra bullet please let me know if salim is a good for modifieing bullets

  54. Arun Rewari

    Dear Arun
    All this job can be done in Delhi for Rs. 12000-14000 max
    Your mechanic has cheated you ….

    • Amit singh

      hi arun ……can u pls provide me the adress of that shop
      where this modification of will be done

  55. manjunath . sahukar

    the work is nice , labour and spares prices are to heavy , in one word you are cheated by your machanic

  56. Dileep

    Dear friends,
    kindly advice me to do some affordable modification on my RE classic 350cc ..

    Thanking you,

    Dileep

  57. Prajeesh

    hi friends can any one help me to get an idea about the cost for repainting bullet std 350… i wanted to know about mat finish and normal painting

  58. dj sam

    i lick thunderbird 350cc thanq u royl enfield

  59. athul chandran

    am also want to own a killer bullet like this.but now am facing some problems.but i will own it shortly the same killer kudu kudu.

  60. Zerish

    Hey all! I have given my Bullet 350 for some much needed overhauling – painting, plating, buffing, changing the forks, wiring, engine works, changing the tyre rims, carburettor change and others which came along. Wanted to know how much would be the approximate labor charges for all this. Look forward to hearing from you guys!

  61. Dj arsh

    hey all if u want real modified, then jst come 2 punjab. i bet u cn never get more amazing bullets in all world than Punjab nd dat too at cheaper rates. bullets like dis one are common in punjab

    • tashi gialtson

      hi arsh i am from ladakh and i want one piece modified bullet and can u give me ur email ID i am very intrest to buy it.

  62. abhi

    Hi Sagar,
    Can i have your contact details, im looking for a Goldie for my 350 Machismo!
    Thanks
    Abhi

  63. Sony

    Sagar, contact number please… I have an Electra 2007 to be modified.

  64. yeptho

    hi, nice job!! want to modified re350 same as urs is it possible to transport a spare parts to nagaland if so kindly advise thank you.

  65. ASHISHAVYAD

    Rideing on royal enfield that was my dream,i can sacrifice lot of money to get more hunky & sexy bullet.

  66. deepak solanki

    i want to modify my cbz extrime in to Harley devidson iron, i live in rajkot,dif u plz give me the contact of garage in rajkot

  67. abhishek chikara

    for buy a modified bullet contact me on
    email — abhishekchikara007@gmail.com
    & 9045453035

  68. anand

    iwant a 350 bullet

  69. gyanendra yadav

    Recently I had bought yamaha fz-s second hand from showroom …as my height is more so I want to increase my height of the bike by increasing the height of suspension…..can plz tell me how shoud I do it coz when I took it to the garrage he dnt know.how increase the height so plz help me out …or contact me I will come to ur garrage can u do it for this bike….reply as soon as possible..

  70. muhanmmed sabith

    WANTED ALTER BULLET

  71. karan

    i want a modefy bullet

  72. Prateek

    Wonderful modifications…. have always been a bullet fan but the pics of your bike have given me the final push to go for the Bull machismo… awesome looks…. just wished that it didn’t deter the Bulls performance.

    PS: one of the pics of ur RE is my desktop background pic.. :)

  73. manraj

    i want that bike……..# 07814810960

  74. chirag bhardwaj

    i m havng bllt electra 2005 and i want to modify it and make it totaaly like harley davidson wid huge tyre and modified mugrd and harley silencer hw mch will it cst??

  75. Tony

    Hi Arun,

    I totally love the modifications you have done on the bike. The only issue is the drop in power you have mentioned. Can you let me know if there is a huge difference in power or is it negligible ? Your reply will really help me in making up my mind.

    P.S : I own a standard 350 RE, 1995 Model.

    Thanks
    Tony

  76. Tony

    Thanks Arun. Appreciated.

  77. Manish Mishra

    Can any one suggest me someone to modify my bullet in Kolkata West Bengal

  78. sachin

    hi guys Can any one suggest me someone to modify my
    bullet in mumbai or navi mumbai

  79. Karthik

    Hi guys.. any bullet modifier in chennai.. please share details if any..i need to upgrade my thunderbird

  80. surya

    Any unicorn modified. …pls..share detais

  81. rishi patel

    I want to get a custom made low rider leather seat made for my Classic 350. Any idea whose the best to do it in Hyderabad or any where. i have a budget of around 8-10K

  82. Ritesh

    So grt

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