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by UAofE
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: Honda Rebel Kubota
Replies: 69
Views: 22436

Re: Honda Rebel Kubota

If not mistaken, using a hosting site like Photobucket risks losing the pics from this board if they are removed from the hosting site. Well, that is exactly what happened. They got greedy and now demand $400/year just for the ability to view images off their site. So I told them to screw off and d...
by UAofE
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Exhaust, Turbo, Cooling & Induction Related Topics
Topic: Disappointing turbo performance
Replies: 98
Views: 21427

Re: Disappointing turbo performance

See youtube for Head Turner Customs. Sam Turner owner. He has successfully turboed single cylinder diesel's. https://www.youtube.com/user/Dieselmonkey89 That guy is a joke, he has no mechanical sense and absolutely no understanding of how to tune a diesel. Just look at his trike, he is using plain ...
by UAofE
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: CVT Info
Topic: Effect of CVT when using a Governed Engine
Replies: 6
Views: 1495

Re: Effect of CVT when using a Governed Engine

CVT works great with a variable speed governor. Your hand maintains a steady speed and the CVT automatically adjusts ratio as load changes. You only use as much RPM as you need to maintain target road speed. The only major improvement to the setup (besides more power...) would be the ability to manu...
by UAofE
Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: Diesel KLR 650 running video
Replies: 36
Views: 8242

Re: Diesel KLR 650 running video

I use the choke lever on my bike's handlebar to pull on the main governor arm.
by UAofE
Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Electrical Related Topics
Topic: Single Cylinder Diesels..... charging system
Replies: 3
Views: 775

Re: Single Cylinder Diesels..... charging system

I have a 5 amp on my bike. With all LED lighting it is just enough to cover consumption plus a little left over for charging the battery from glowplug depletion. If you use a conventional headlight, you'll want 10amps minimum. If you use an electric starter you'll want 15-20amps to recharge the batt...
by UAofE
Tue May 16, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: Classified Section
Topic: Diesel Tiger - UK
Replies: 10
Views: 1707

Re: Diesel Tiger - UK

I'd like to know your asking price too.
by UAofE
Thu May 11, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Diesel Fuel
Topic: GTL Diesel (Gas to liquid)
Replies: 8
Views: 3950

Re: GTL Diesel (Gas to liquid)

The closest thing we have in the USA is Propel's Diesel HPR that is Biodiesel made from animal fat/oil. http://www.dieselhpr.com/ Right now they are only in California but I was able to use a few tanks of it last time I was there. It definitely burned much cleaner and stronger than diesel but withou...
by UAofE
Thu May 11, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: Honda Rebel Kubota
Replies: 69
Views: 22436

Re: Honda Rebel Kubota

I decided to fix it and put a crossmember for more reinforcement. The Royal Enfield voltage regulator I am using couldn't keep up with the massive 20amp alternator, it would get past 17v and the lithium battery would cut off in self protection. Sine the engine needs a 400CA battery and I don't have ...
by UAofE
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: Honda Rebel Kubota
Replies: 69
Views: 22436

Re: Honda Rebel Kubota

Went to fit the stator today and found a broken frame tube.
At this point, I am ready to move on to something more powerful. If I don't get a buyer by June, I might fix it.
by UAofE
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Classified Section
Topic: 2006 Honda Rebel Kubota diesel
Replies: 0
Views: 565

2006 Honda Rebel Kubota diesel

2006 Honda Rebel I converted to a Kubota OC95 DIESEL and CVT transmission. I have put 4800 miles on it over the last three years and averaged 90.1mpg. It runs great, just not sports bike fast because it has 9.5hp. It has been all over Colorado and even to the top of Mt. Evans! Top speed is geared to...
by UAofE
Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: Honda Rebel Kubota
Replies: 69
Views: 22436

Re: Honda Rebel Kubota

Getting ready to ride again.
Got the high output stator so the battery can be recharged quickly and I can use the electric starter.
Recoil was nice and interesting, but it broke last November and the replacement would cost twice as much as the stator.
by UAofE
Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is that bike diesel mate.
Replies: 13
Views: 2574

Re: Is that bike diesel mate.

563 miles per belt is absurd.
My first belt lasted 2000 miles and my current one has over 3000 miles.
by UAofE
Sat Nov 19, 2016 5:33 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What Else Does Everyone Ride Or Drive?
Replies: 19
Views: 11368

Re: What Else Does Everyone Ride Or Drive?

1982 Mercedes 300D http://mercedesforum.com/forum/diesel-p ... 00d-46098/
2006 Honda Rebel Kubota
by UAofE
Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Classified Section
Topic: 1700cc Bike fore sale
Replies: 2
Views: 1226

Re: 1700cc Bike fore sale

Item 182328764151 in Tilbury, United Kingdom
by UAofE
Sat Oct 15, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: another older Bantam 2 stroke conversion 1952
Replies: 5
Views: 1437

Re: another older Bantam 2 stroke conversion 1952

2 stroke diesels are just as dirty as gas engines. By nature, there is no way to fully evacuate the exhaust gas unless you waste some airbox pressure out the exhaust. In the case of turbocharging, that means the airbox must be higher pressure than the exhaust manifold. That means either the turbo wi...
by UAofE
Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:47 am
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: BMW twin converted to diesel
Replies: 3
Views: 1355

Re: BMW twin converted to diesel

Definitely doable. IDI engines with a swirl chamber can use flat-top pistons. I'd be worried about sufficient bearing surface area, rod strength and flywheel weight. Interesting thing about using the lighter gasser parts would be limiting low end torque and letting it revv above the normal 3600-4500...
by UAofE
Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Small Diesel Engines
Replies: 11
Views: 1986

Re: Small Diesel Engines

The Kubota OC95 in my bike uses an oil cooled cylinder head.
by UAofE
Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:15 am
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: Hey from Chicagoland
Replies: 8
Views: 1630

Re: Hey from Chicagoland

it has been about thirty five years since I popped the hood of a snowmobile. I'm sure they've come along way since then. For small sizes, not at all. They are still crude, quality is iffy and not well suited to low RPM diesels. I strongly suggest a conventional transmission. 5 or 6 speed if possible.
by UAofE
Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:55 am
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: Kawabota on Go fund me
Replies: 1
Views: 532

Re: Kawabota on Go fund me

$1m and 100 order goal? Sadly, that isn't a realistic target. You'd be lucky to get 10 genuine orders in your first 2 years, especially considering the engine alone is $10k (BIG tip, I'd remove that fact from your page ASAP as that will put off most potential interest). MotorEarth couldn't move 100 ...
by UAofE
Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mini Moto Diesel.
Replies: 6
Views: 1428

Re: Mini Moto Diesel.

Please link, items can't be found by number alone.
by UAofE
Sun Jul 31, 2016 4:47 am
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: Honda Rebel Kubota
Replies: 69
Views: 22436

Re: Honda Rebel Kubota

Got the exhaust replaced. Much happier with this. Its mounted lower so it won't burn my leg at stops, has a flex pipe in the middle to absorb vibration and has a nice chrome end instead of plain pipe. I also deleted the front fender as it was looking pretty ratty after the attempt at mounting the pl...
by UAofE
Sun Jul 31, 2016 4:41 am
Forum: Gearbox Related Topics
Topic: Dual sport yanmar l100w which gearbox?
Replies: 11
Views: 2883

Re: Dual sport yanmar l100w which gearbox?

If I were to build my bike again, I would not use a CVT. Its great in theory but it really needs manual or electronic control to work well in low-RPM applications where 500rpm can mean the difference between acceleration and bogging down. They work great in toy applications (snowmobile, ATV) because...
by UAofE
Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: CVT Info
Topic: New CVT maker?
Replies: 1
Views: 452

Re: New CVT maker?

Yes, those are all for stationary electric motor driven devices. They are fixed speed/ratio and are adjusted manually.

They are also huge. Their 5hp model is over 9" in diameter, larger than the Comet 94C.
by UAofE
Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: Gearbox Related Topics
Topic: Dual sport yanmar l100w which gearbox?
Replies: 11
Views: 2883

Re: Dual sport yanmar l100w which gearbox?

There are so many options out there, avoid the RE gearboxes. They are some of the worst designed and worst shifting boxes I have ever worked with.
by UAofE
Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:57 am
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: Honda Rebel Kubota
Replies: 69
Views: 22436

Re: Honda Rebel Kubota

Today I made it up the highest paved road in North America (Mt. Evans) with no trouble at all. It was able to maintain 30mph all the way up to the 14,000ft peak with power for a bit more if not for the dangerous road. Last year I tried this trip with the 14 tooth sprocket and it wouldn't pass 9,000f...
by UAofE
Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:45 am
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: Any sugestions
Replies: 2
Views: 851

Re: Any sugestions

Since it is FWD, the easiest method would be to retain the gearbox and mate it to a shaft drive bike frame.
by UAofE
Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:37 am
Forum: Trike Talk
Topic: Trike conversion
Replies: 30
Views: 10227

Re: Trike conversion

UAofE, What was you finally decide on for your final drive ratio and puck weights? Thanks. Chain drive is 13:45 with a 130/90-15 66P wheel. Pucks in the Comet 44C are 459 grams for a 2000rpm engage speed. 6 "red" pucks and 3 "red" pucks machined down from 56 grams to 41 grams. Top speed is 60mph on...
by UAofE
Sat Jun 25, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: Diesel Bike Diary
Replies: 224
Views: 70580

Re: Diesel Bike Diary

Mount the alt higher?
by UAofE
Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:40 am
Forum: Trike Talk
Topic: Trike conversion
Replies: 30
Views: 10227

Re: Trike conversion

CVT will never be ideal without electronic or manual actuation. You will have to compromise: Holding maximum RPM for power/speed, but very high RPM for takeoff and low speed maneuvers. Low takeoff RPM and good economy, but "shifts up" early and limits top speed by lugging the engine. Mine for exampl...