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by Eddy Wane
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Electric assist - thoughts
Replies: 6
Views: 953

Re: Electric assist - thoughts

Hi Alex. I thought that all new (2117) push bikes with electric assist had to have pedals to start off the motor as there is no longer a twist grip on the bike. My mates bike is the earlier kind that would start from rest on the motor or he could pedal it away first then use the twist grip as normal...
by Eddy Wane
Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: Diesel Bike Diary
Replies: 224
Views: 70571

Re: Diesel Bike Diary

Maybe it's me but I do not see any Photobucket pictures. There is just a notification picture to update my details.
by Eddy Wane
Tue May 16, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: Hi from Surrey
Replies: 1
Views: 417

Re: Hi from Surrey

Hi Mark.
Welcome to the world of Diesel Bikes. You seem to have a bit of a job on with your purchace.
Eddy.
by Eddy Wane
Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Diesel Fuel
Topic: GTL Diesel (Gas to liquid)
Replies: 8
Views: 3950

Re: GTL Diesel (Gas to liquid)

Hi Bert. Here in the UK we have Shell V-Power which is probably the same stuff. I normally use Supermarket fuel (cheap) (ish). The diesel guy who works near me recommends using the better fuel at least once every couple of months. Or do not use the cheaper stuff at all. His reason being that modern ...
by Eddy Wane
Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: Classified Section
Topic: Diesel Royal Enfield.
Replies: 3
Views: 1605

Re: Diesel Royal Enfield.

Hi. Welcome to the forum. If you want a ready to ride machine try Price Part Motorcycles in Rockhampton Glos. Regards Eddy.
by Eddy Wane
Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: The FrankenBrick Smart BMW build
Replies: 216
Views: 44315

Re: The FrankenBrick Smart BMW build

A big thumbs up for the V5.
by Eddy Wane
Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: California Emissions
Replies: 7
Views: 3373

Re: California Emissions

Having read a bit of the DMV site (CA). I'm amazed that any vehicle can be put on the road. Even 50cc engines have to have a 50 state certification. There will be a legal, if slightly iffy, way of getting a diesel bike even a 49 state vehicle could be registered (a good read of the pages is required...
by Eddy Wane
Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: California Emissions
Replies: 7
Views: 3373

Re: California Emissions

Speciality Equipment Market Association - mainly for cars originally called the Speed Equipment Manufacturing Association.
BAR - Bureau of Automotive Repair (California).
by Eddy Wane
Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: California Emissions
Replies: 7
Views: 3373

Re: California Emissions

Just done a bit of web surfing. The smog test may or may not apply in your case but according to the web if the engine you intend to use is "as manufactured" then any fitted smog control items must be used. If the engine does not have any then it can still be used and should get a title/licence as a...
by Eddy Wane
Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: diesel Bantam
Replies: 1
Views: 609

Re: diesel Bantam

Not much news on the Bantam. The ebay listing was pulled due to an error. It doesn't appear to have been relisted either. The seller lives a stones throw from where I used to live and I have sent him a message via his other ebay listing asking for information. A friend of mine did see it pootling ar...
by Eddy Wane
Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: re introduction
Replies: 3
Views: 1402

Re: re introduction

Why Moscow?
Why buckles?

Take the piss!
Why not.

Best I can do for a Thursday Andy.
by Eddy Wane
Fri Sep 02, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Classified Section
Topic: KLR diesel Military UK bike.
Replies: 2
Views: 632

Re: KLR diesel Military UK bike.

Bit pricey.
by Eddy Wane
Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: The FrankenBrick Smart BMW build
Replies: 216
Views: 44315

Re: The FrankenBrick Smart BMW build

So it was a goosed dongle after all. Excellent news.
by Eddy Wane
Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What Else Does Everyone Ride Or Drive?
Replies: 19
Views: 11366

Re: What Else Does Everyone Ride Or Drive?

07 Deuville
E reg MZ TS125 (another project for my brother). It needs a good coat of looking at.
Honda CX 500 + Aixam running gear, my diesel project.
by Eddy Wane
Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: CX500 build.
Replies: 22
Views: 6417

Re: CX500 build.

Hi Mike. The Aixam is classed as a quadricycle in France where it is made. The body chassis is an aluminium roll cage with an engine and rear sub frame added. The body panels are plastic and not fibreglass the interior dashboard is even thinner plastic. The brakes are slighty better than mountain bi...
by Eddy Wane
Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Man with a plan (after feedback)
Replies: 16
Views: 3842

Re: Man with a plan (after feedback)

Rudy.
Almost anything is possible. As long as your happy is all that matters.
by Eddy Wane
Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: CX500 build.
Replies: 22
Views: 6417

Re: CX500 build.

Hi Mike. Welcome to the forum. My CX build (if it ever gets finished) is not the only one that appears on this site. The other build is a two wheeler but I did not source a small enough CVT to carry on down that route and I have not been able to contact the builder. I was given the bike, as you can ...
by Eddy Wane
Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: CX500 build.
Replies: 22
Views: 6417

Re: CX500 build.

Build has stagnated. Work has got in the way and I have recently moved to Sunny Southport. The only thing accomplished is the machining of a spindle to fit where the swinging arm locates. This will be the front support for the engine framework, two pieces of box section to be welded onto the spindle...
by Eddy Wane
Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: Trike Talk
Topic: Trike conversion
Replies: 30
Views: 10227

Re: Trike conversion

Thanks for that. Just found the android version called Speed Tracker Free. It looks very similar, if not the same, to the Apple one.
by Eddy Wane
Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Trike Talk
Topic: Trike conversion
Replies: 30
Views: 10227

Re: Trike conversion

Just wondering what the screen shots are - app or whatever.
by Eddy Wane
Mon Mar 21, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: The FrankenBrick Smart BMW build
Replies: 216
Views: 44315

Re: The FrankenBrick Smart BMW build

Sign of old age when you send the same post twice.

Edit by Dan J: sorted and "bugger" post deleted! :mrgreen:
by Eddy Wane
Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: The FrankenBrick Smart BMW build
Replies: 216
Views: 44315

Re: The FrankenBrick Smart BMW build

Shouldn't there at least a couple of holes in the baffle plate to allow oil to pass through? From the pictures it doesn't look like there are any big enough gaps for the oil to pass from one side to the other when the engine is running normally.
by Eddy Wane
Thu Feb 11, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Electrical Related Topics
Topic: Wiring et al.
Replies: 0
Views: 447

Wiring et al.

I can't remember if I have mentioned it before. Here is a link to all things wiring plus a few more. UK based company.

http://www.vehicle-wiring-products.eu/

There is a motorcycle specific section which may be of interest.
by Eddy Wane
Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: Disibility mods for bike
Replies: 12
Views: 3018

Re: Disibility mods for bike

Can you post before and after pictures?
by Eddy Wane
Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: Disibility mods for bike
Replies: 12
Views: 3018

Re: Disibility mods for bike

It may be possible to mod the centre stand to function like a side stand. It involves cutting the stand feet off so that it will be fully down when both wheels are on the ground allowing for the addition of a new foot on either leg that is wider than the original. Most centre stands "lock" in positi...
by Eddy Wane
Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Smart BMW Logo
Replies: 11
Views: 2635

Re: Smart BMW Logo

Now you tell me Alex! Flying brick - 'cos the engine looks like it is made from bricks. Maggot - anything that rots quickly, CX500 exhaust system for example. Very early Vauxhalls with the crap Swedish steel. You could almost poke your finger through the metal. Brick - a vehicle that looks faster st...
by Eddy Wane
Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Smart BMW Logo
Replies: 11
Views: 2635

Re: Smart BMW Logo

Frankenbike .net and Frankenbike.com sites for weirdish bicycles. Why not call it FRANKENMOTO as it's a Beemer.
by Eddy Wane
Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: ENGINE RELATED TOPICS
Topic: Lombardini CT Move engine
Replies: 7
Views: 1797

Re: Lombardini CT Move engine

LDW442CRS (CT Move). There is one on eBay for 4000 euro ish.
by Eddy Wane
Thu Dec 24, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Diesel bikes
Replies: 9
Views: 3336

Re: Diesel bikes

While watching the exhaust test on youtube. the next video was this blog

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZCIDuVftZ8

Diesels get a mention around 8 minutes in.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.
by Eddy Wane
Sun Oct 11, 2015 6:41 pm
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: CX500 build.
Replies: 22
Views: 6417

Re: CX500 build.

It's amazing what you can achieve in an hour. Plan B is underway. The engine cradle was chopped from the donor vehicle. 20151009_121937.jpg The engine was placed back in the cradle and the rear end of the bike was removed. Both units were then positioned to see what it would look like. 20151009_1538...