I planned before buying my Royal Enfield Bullet 500 that I would engage in a few improvements, and I'll note some of them here as I progress. The changes are mostly quite simple, such as a planned conversion from a bench seat to a saddle, and replacing the plastic handlebar switches for something a little more 1950s. There are other changes including the electrical system, but a major change regards some engine components. The old pre-unit Indian Bullet is, let's be frank, built to rubbishy standards. The English company's motto was "Made like a gun", but 10,000km marks a standard interval on the Indian Bullet where it shows that it's made like a grenade. There are various problems, with three notable ones: 1.The Bullet sports a floating bush big end of poor quality which regularly goes south. 2.The Bullet's piston tends to lose its head. 3.When either happens pressure is placed on a the conrod which can break and make a surprise appearance through the engine cases. Today something lovely arrived from England. A Hitchocks English forged steel conrod mated to an Alpha roller bearing for the big end. Because the Bullet is pre-unit and blown up engine bits cannot get into the gears, and because I will be relying on an over-worked Royal Enfield Club member to do the work, I will just ride my Bullet until it blows, in the coming weeks or years, and store this jewel in readiness. 370 Pounds for the unit and 40 Pounds postage. It's rather beautiful, don't you think? I need to wrap it up and put it away, but I just want to hold it in my hands. The beating heart of a big single engine, fine British engineering. Any recommendations on how to store the item? I was thinking to spray it with WD40 and wrap it in gladwrap - I really have no idea.