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Purple Panther #351410 01/04/11 9:03 pm
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I've started to put this M100 together after it has come back from the painters

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The mudguards , sorry "fenders" and the tank are painted in a cool purple.

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I keep getting the urge to put apehangers on it.
Is this brain rot brought on by old age and alcohol abuse?

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Re: Purple Panther [Re: Mr X] #351569 01/05/11 9:22 pm
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Clutch on.

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Carb,manifold.

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And downpipe with fishtail.

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Re: Purple Panther [Re: Mr X] #351706 01/06/11 5:58 pm
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Good looking machine, I particularly like that fishtail silencer.


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Re: Purple Panther [Re: Mr X] #354650 01/24/11 9:46 pm
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I've got the tank and seat mounted and most of the cables.
The next thing is the wiring- something I'm not very good at.
In physics at school the mechanics made sense but electrics always foxed me.
I fitted the headlamp- brand new from India or China, and then I noticed that the control panel and screw that holds the rim on were off centre, so when you sit on the bike and look down, the whole thing is on the piss!!!

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Does anyone out there know if a regulator can be fitted inside a toolbox, or does it need to be out in the wind like zener diode.

I can't find any mounting holes under the saddle which is where
it appears to be on all the photos I can find.

Re: Purple Panther [Re: Mr X] #354953 01/26/11 9:51 am
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Tho old style Lucas regulator can be fitted inside the toolbox without any problem, for modern electronic regulators some amount of cooling is recommended, although some people fit these inside the toolbox apparently without any ill effect.


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Re: Purple Panther [Re: Mr X] #357659 02/11/11 4:07 pm
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I took a wrong turn on the way to the Enfield forum. Glad I did that's a very nice machine.


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Re: Purple Panther [Re: Mr X] #358133 02/14/11 12:44 pm
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Pleeeeeeeeeze put a pommy seat on this beautiful old lady!

Re: Purple Panther [Re: Mr X] #362837 03/13/11 9:36 pm
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Finished at last.
The sun has come out and I had to get her out and have alook from a distance.
Sorry about the seat. My wife agrees with you.

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Spring is here and I cant wait to do some miles.
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Re: Purple Panther [Re: Mr X] #362846 03/13/11 10:21 pm
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beautiful!!


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Re: Purple Panther [Re: Mr X] #376398 05/31/11 2:17 am
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That is one sweet bike ,I've only ever seen a few Panthers and that is the nicest one I've seen,purple is a nice touch(I'm straight but that is my favorite colour).Maybe it's because I am from Detroit but that overbuilt ,unburstable,Industrail looking piece of machinery really hits me where I live ,thanks for posting pics . If I hadn't landed on an Enfield a while back one of those HEWGE singles would have been my white whale, wayyy awesome with a look and sound all their own. It looks like this bike has been nicely restored , I hope it treats you as well as you have treated it ...

Good on yer -BONZO

Re: Purple Panther [Re: Mr X] #463465 11/15/12 10:42 pm
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Put some proper bars on for the Manx!

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Re: Purple Panther [Re: Mr X] #464689 11/24/12 1:25 am
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Dump the ape-hangers. Do you want to look like an idiot???

Re: Purple Panther [Re: Mr X] #464718 11/24/12 8:41 am
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The individual touches: the American handlebars and seat and the Brooklands silencer, look very wrong.





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Re: Purple Panther [Re: Mr X] #466612 12/07/12 8:02 am
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It seems odd that the builder of such a cool classic would dislike ape hangers to such an extent that he felt the need to ridicule them by fitting them to such a great machine? But then again not much makes sense these days. Perhaps it's all the HFC-laden food and drink in 'Blighty, or perhaps just Sellafield waste in the cow's milk? Just saying! Whatever.

Great build out Mr X! smile

Re: Purple Panther [Re: Dana_twin] #470174 01/01/13 10:51 am
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Seems to be the hot ticket here in Blighty.

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I didn't know I was eating that..................

Re: Purple Panther [Re: Mr X] #472243 01/13/13 11:42 pm
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Good God those are awful..............

Re: Purple Panther [Re: charliechan] #472505 01/15/13 12:48 pm
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Originally Posted by charliechan
Good God those are awful..............


Come on guys, to each his own! it wouldn't be hard to find some hideous pictures of bikes built in the US or mainland Europe amongst others laughing

Anyway, here is a Panther I saw out and about last year...

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Re: Purple Panther [Re: Mr X] #472555 01/15/13 5:52 pm
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I don't see a problem at all with the Purple Panther, the colour suits the bike and anything else that may grate on the eye is swopped in 5 minutes with a few spanners and some shorter cables. The restoration is to a high standard and means another panther is on the road.

Re: Purple Panther [Re: Mr X] #479066 03/01/13 12:29 am
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I'm so upset by the criticism of the bars that I'm going to sell the bike and buy a Honda.


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Re: Purple Panther [Re: Mr X] #479070 03/01/13 12:42 am
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As long as you like it who cares what anyone else thinks?


When given the choice between two evils I picked the one I haven't tried before
Re: Purple Panther [Re: shel] #483442 03/28/13 7:19 pm
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(Sell it to me please. I promise to keep the bars and ride it to the TSMR just to piss 'em off!)

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What the hell, Chrome everything and Hang 'em High. Keeps the pits cool.

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Re: Purple Panther [Re: Mr X] #487130 04/23/13 9:00 pm
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That is uber cool!!!


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