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by gilburton
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Classified Section
Topic: ebay uk Bantam
Replies: 1
Views: 21

Re: ebay uk Bantam

Bit expensive though. You could buy a "new" Priceparts Enfield for this!!
by gilburton
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: forum
Replies: 1
Views: 32

forum

It's back :D :D :D
by gilburton
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Could this be the start if Sluggy II?
Replies: 46
Views: 3771

Re: Could this be the start if Sluggy II?

When I did mine I used a classic car "smiths" type ignition switch in place of the MZ ignition switch so twisting the key started the engine.
by gilburton
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Could this be the start if Sluggy II?
Replies: 46
Views: 3771

Re: Could this be the start if Sluggy II?

Wilkinsons are good for stuff like that . I used a stainless pet bowl on my CVT lol
by gilburton
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Discovery Channel Diesel Brothers
Replies: 0
Views: 43

Discovery Channel Diesel Brothers

Looks like they are building a diesel bike next week? It's already been shown in the US but we are a couple of weeks behind.
Discovery channel 20.00 Monday.
Scroll to the 9th Sept. for video
https://www.facebook.com/DieselBrothersTV/
by gilburton
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Could this be the start if Sluggy II?
Replies: 46
Views: 3771

Re: Could this be the start if Sluggy II?

Many years ago I had a near new 850-T3 California and sidecar. Compared with the average early Japanese braking they were light years ahead. You pulled the brake on the jap bikes and, if it was raining,wait until the disc dried enough to actually brake lol It might be a bit powerful on an Enfield th...
by gilburton
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Could this be the start if Sluggy II?
Replies: 46
Views: 3771

Re: Could this be the start if Sluggy II?

Hence the rust on on the disc on your earlier pic under the tarpaulin. That is a cast iron Guzzi disc as well. Slightest drop of rain and they rust like a car disc lol
by gilburton
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Problems logging on to site
Replies: 0
Views: 83

Problems logging on to site

Anyone any idea why I can't log on via Virgin but if I use a VPN the web page comes up no problem??
I'm using Firefox and I've tried Edge and Chrome without success.
Why would Virgin block suckindiesel.com??
I can get on to dieselbike.net but not the forum??
by gilburton
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: CVT Info
Topic: CVT Behavior right or not?
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Re: CVT Behavior right or not?

Have you tried lifting the bike on the center stand or on a lift of some sort so that the rear wheel is clear of the ground and start the engine and see what happens? It may be something is jamming the front pulley closed a little eg weights/sliders and it may clear after running?? If it doesn't I w...
by gilburton
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Events & Rideouts
Topic: Sommer DieselBike Rally
Replies: 23
Views: 3133

Re: Sommer DieselBike Rally

Yep 50mph everywhere in France now apart from Motorways etc.
My sister in law (in France) is moaning like mad about it.
Even a diesel bike is in danger of speeding. :shock:
by gilburton
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Events & Rideouts
Topic: Sommer DieselBike Rally
Replies: 23
Views: 3133

Re: Sommer DieselBike Rally

You'll have to watch the new French speed limits in future :roll: :D
by gilburton
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: CVT Info
Topic: Aixam Diesel belt thickness
Replies: 11
Views: 719

Re: Aixam Diesel belt thickness

As long as the front pulley disengages or isn't trying to engage at idle it should be ok. There are quite a few Aixam belts but,as you say, they just list the part numbers with no dimensions. If you have a local bearing/industrial drive dealer they can usually help with belts and possibly give you a...
by gilburton
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: CVT Info
Topic: Aixam Diesel belt thickness
Replies: 11
Views: 719

Re: Aixam Diesel belt thickness

According to the 500/5 workshop manual "the belt should be changed at 28.5mm which is app 2mm less than new". That is exactly what it says so it would appear your original belt may be ok as a new belt should be app 30.5mm. Something is wrong somewhere? Either the new belt is wrong or, because the cv...
by gilburton
Wed May 02, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: CVT Info
Topic: Flywheel to keyed shaft adapter
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: Flywheel to keyed shaft adapter

kubota.png Do a search for Kubota shaft adapter. They are available and usually on garden tractors/agricultural/golf cart type suppliers. The flywheel should already be drilled to SAE standards to accept various shafts so you might find another make that will fit as long as it conforms to SAE. From...
by gilburton
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Documentation issues
Topic: MOT Exemption - Enfield Bullets; pre-1960 owners beware!
Replies: 10
Views: 1484

Re: MOT Exemption - Enfield Bullets; pre-1960 owners beware!

I agree and this would also affect what used to be called "specials" chops/ customs etc. On the other hand does this mean a v8 morris minor would be ok as it is no longer in production?? Or does it mean because the original parts are no longer available they will allow an engine swap of any cc?? It'...
by gilburton
Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: CVT Info
Topic: CVT for first build
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Re: CVT for first build

There is plenty of info on the cvt threads. Basically in the UK CV tech units are easy to get hold of as they are fitted to the small French microcars eg Aixam. In the US Comet units are easier to get and the larger ones will handle a diesel engine. Gemini Karts sell them both but you'll need to tel...
by gilburton
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Diesel bike build in GB still viable?
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Re: Diesel bike build in GB still viable?

Best to get a complete bike/frame with v5. Once built all you have to do is register the engine change to "heavy oil" and the engine number change and send off the v5 with the changes. What will happen then is they will send you a letter asking that a qualified engineer inspects the bike. This is NO...
by gilburton
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Gearbox Related Topics
Topic: Crankcase to transmission conversion.
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: Crankcase to transmission conversion.

I wouldn't think the clutch on a 50 would be strong enough let alone bearings/gears. Personally I would be looking at 250+ I don't know if there have been any articles on using cut off gearboxes but I would like to know myself. I know cb250 boxes/crankcases have been used but not how they have been ...
by gilburton
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Electrical Related Topics
Topic: Starter Motor Gremlin...
Replies: 10
Views: 792

Re: Starter Motor Gremlin...

Just for info copper based grease is not conductive so it's best to remove any in that area.
by gilburton
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Electrical Related Topics
Topic: Starter Motor Gremlin...
Replies: 10
Views: 792

Re: Starter Motor Gremlin...

Sounds like a standard universal car switch has been used. There are plenty on ebay. I myself used such a switch on my MZ conversion. They are not waterproof. Probably ok in a side panel or under the tank? Surely all you have to try is bypassing the switch eg take off lead 4(starter) and touch it to...
by gilburton
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Indonesian Retro Clone
Replies: 3
Views: 347

Re: Indonesian Retro Clone

Anyone noticed the engine is backwards or has the drive on the right?
Wonder what the gearbox has been cut out of?
by gilburton
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: CVT Info
Topic: Aixam Diesel belt thickness
Replies: 11
Views: 719

Re: Aixam Diesel belt thickness

I suspect you will want a belt from the Aixam 500/5 which was the early car. Same as the one "the original T" has just broken. You could always ask Tim what car the donor was? According to the manual the belt is worn at 28.5 mm which is app 2mm less than a new belt. Basically the belt should not be ...
by gilburton
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Documentation issues
Topic: Rolling 40 year MOT exemption in the U.K.
Replies: 3
Views: 620

Re: Rolling 40 year MOT exemption in the U.K.

That will satisfy anyone with a Triton/Tribsa/Norvin etc as it was quite common in those days to just swap engines and you could buy the mounting plates easily.
by gilburton
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Clutch, Primary & Final Drive
Topic: Final Drive Solutions for CVTech - 6.9:1 Reduction Needed!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 922

Re: Final Drive Solutions for CVTech - 6.9:1 Reduction Needed!!!

The beauty of the cvt is that the rear pulley shaft is usually just held in place using 2 pillow block bearings and the pulley/shaft held in place with shaft collars. All simple stuff and it only takes minutes to remove to change anything. Another point is that,if like me, you choose a bike that has...
by gilburton
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Clutch, Primary & Final Drive
Topic: Final Drive Solutions for CVTech - 6.9:1 Reduction Needed!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 922

Re: Final Drive Solutions for CVTech - 6.9:1 Reduction Needed!!!

I think you should just crack on and use sprockets. They are cheap to buy and relatively easy to swap. I can't remember the front sprocket I used on my MZ but using the standard bike rear I used something around 20T or 19T on the front. This was with a 10hp single. It performed well enough once movi...
by gilburton
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: CVT Info
Topic: Limting CVT to achieve lower max ratio
Replies: 6
Views: 448

Re: Limting CVT to achieve lower max ratio

Aixam recommend changing the belt at 11000 mls but that is on a car capable of carrying 4 or 2+2 people so on a bike the belt should last a lot longer. I thought you meant belt wear on the front pulley that's why I mentioned the bearing. If it's not turning it's seized and will cause wear when the b...
by gilburton
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: CVT Info
Topic: Limting CVT to achieve lower max ratio
Replies: 6
Views: 448

Re: Limting CVT to achieve lower max ratio

There should be a thin bearing on the front pulley to prevent wear like this http://www.grays-aixam.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&path=79_100_113&product_id=308 The belt sits on it at rest. This is the bearing number/size so possibly a slightly wider one would do the trick or shim it? 61806 ...
by gilburton
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Forum via your smart phone
Replies: 7
Views: 1810

Re: Forum via your smart phone

I'm afraid I'm a Luddite lol I've got a phone for making phone calls. I think Noah had a similar one :lol: :lol: :lol: