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by touchwoodsden
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Electrical Related Topics
Topic: How does single phase work?
Replies: 15
Views: 2135

Re: How does single phase work?

Not an alternator charging light but I found one of these useful. Check out the other styles on their website The regulator is up to you but if you suspect the old one is faulty and you know you have an output from the alternator fitting a new one will give peace of mind. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/...
by touchwoodsden
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Electrical Related Topics
Topic: How does single phase work?
Replies: 15
Views: 2135

Re: How does single phase work?

They call it 2 phase 4 wire regulator on here with diagram but if you scroll down there is also one described as 2 phase 4pin regulator with the pins marked if it's any help. https://www.lambertsbikes.co.uk/product-support/free-wiring-diagrams/regulator-rectifier/ Thank you. Those drawings are real...
by touchwoodsden
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Electrical Related Topics
Topic: How does single phase work?
Replies: 15
Views: 2135

Re: How does single phase work?

sbrumby wrote:Very useful bit of information, I will be using it to fit one to my LE velocette .
Isnt an LE DC?
by touchwoodsden
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Electrical Related Topics
Topic: How does single phase work?
Replies: 15
Views: 2135

Re: How does single phase work?

Has it got a flywheel generator from a ligier car like this or is it some sort of mod from a bike? Can't the builder help? http://www.ebay.ie/itm/STATOR-FLYWHEEL-TOOTHED-MICROCAR-LIGIER-NOVA-500-ENGINE-LOMBARDINI-DIESEL-/131971990219?hash=item1eba24c2cb:g:cDoAAOSwNSxVXy1d It is similar to that and ...
by touchwoodsden
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Electrical Related Topics
Topic: How does single phase work?
Replies: 15
Views: 2135

Re: How does single phase work?

According to the manual it shouldn't have a regulator? Page 68/69 http://service.lombardinigroup.it/documents/Manuali%20Officina/English/1_5302_858_MO_1003%20Asia%20Motor.pdf Thanks for input That would be the case if it had a belt driven alternator which has its own internal regulator. However it ...
by touchwoodsden
Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Electrical Related Topics
Topic: How does single phase work?
Replies: 15
Views: 2135

Re: How does single phase work?

gilburton wrote:What is this on?
Lombardini 1003. I understand they are Kohler in the USA

It hasa 4 spade/wire regulator.

Two from the genny.
One to battery
One to earth

and case to earth
by touchwoodsden
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Electrical Related Topics
Topic: How does single phase work?
Replies: 15
Views: 2135

How does single phase work?

Can someone please explain to me how a single phase generator works? I know how three-phase and rectification works, what is confusing me are the 2 wires which do not appear to be live and earth but both live depending on what is connected to where. If I connect one of them to the regulator the othe...
by touchwoodsden
Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Diesel Dave's Tiger update.
Replies: 4
Views: 932

Re: Diesel Dave's Tiger update.

The big question is do you prefer the Tiger or the K100? lol Difficult one. K is faster and smoother and more comfortable (engine is not so wide) but more complicated especially electronically. Gearing cant be changed. Looks old fashioned. Tiger is more "diesel" and much slower although I have not ...
by touchwoodsden
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Diesel Dave's Tiger update.
Replies: 4
Views: 932

Re: Diesel Dave's Tiger update.

coachgeo wrote:

Maybe put hash marks on the tank like old Fighter Plane Kill marks. Dumb questions/comments/ridiculous expert opinions on one side and your own goofs on the other. :lol:
Brilliant idea
by touchwoodsden
Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Diesel Dave's Tiger update.
Replies: 4
Views: 932

Diesel Dave's Tiger update.

I recently bought the Triumph Tiger from Diesel Dave. I must say, I am really pleased with it. I did have a problem with the gears, or so it seemed. They were all jammed up and wouldn’t change, or so it seemed. So out came the spanners and off came the whole of the primary side drive, clutch, drive ...
by touchwoodsden
Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: The FrankenBrick Smart BMW build
Replies: 216
Views: 41827

Re: The FrankenBrick Smart BMW build

Diesel Dave wrote:....certainly would save buying a new battery every 2 years.
I was talking with Dave Angel in the pub at Stafford bike show and it seems that MotoBatt batteries have phenominal CCA at expense of short life.
2 years is the norm it seems.
by touchwoodsden
Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: The FrankenBrick Smart BMW build
Replies: 216
Views: 41827

Re: The FrankenBrick Smart BMW build

Update June 2017 I have just returned from the Big Knock. Brilliant event. Thanks to all who arranged. Frankenbrick ran really well but started smoking tad when really hot. It is also blowing oil from the breather and my swirl catch pot is not sufficient to catch it all and return it to the crankcas...
by touchwoodsden
Mon May 22, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is that bike diesel mate.
Replies: 13
Views: 2327

Re: Is that bike diesel mate.

I don’t think I could have put it any better myself. I have donated it to the MZ Riders Club annual raffle
by touchwoodsden
Fri May 19, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: The biginning of the heap of crap
Replies: 49
Views: 10945

Re: The biginning of the heap of crap

I have started filling up the gaps in the tank it is going well so far just need to make a paper template cut 2 pieces check fit get it as close as posible and thats it. This is the first time I have used the plywood form like this. The last time I made a tank for my son’s bike I just made a form f...
by touchwoodsden
Fri May 19, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GJS Diesel Special
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Re: GJS Diesel Special

Just spotted this. Looks like AJS/Matchless frame with honda 2LS front brake
by touchwoodsden
Thu May 18, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Classified Section
Topic: Diesel Tiger - UK
Replies: 10
Views: 1523

Re: Diesel Tiger - UK

pietenpol2002 wrote:-
I'm just grateful to know it will remain here in "the family".
Indeed it will. I am so looking forward to it arriving next week
by touchwoodsden
Tue May 16, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: The FrankenBrick Smart BMW build
Replies: 216
Views: 41827

Re: The FrankenBrick Smart BMW build

Just re-reading my old thread. It all seems so long ago. Just look at all those wires and throttle and heater plug relay isnt even connected yet...........

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by touchwoodsden
Tue May 16, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Classified Section
Topic: Diesel Tiger - UK
Replies: 10
Views: 1523

Re: Diesel Tiger - UK

I would prefer to keep the price confidential but we didnt need to negotiate and I just agreed the asking price which I think was fair. A nice easy transaction. i am hoping to collect next week when I am back off holiday. Expect reports trials and tribulations as time goes on. I am really excited. F...
by touchwoodsden
Sun May 14, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Classified Section
Topic: Diesel Tiger - UK
Replies: 10
Views: 1523

Re: Diesel Tiger - UK

Where is it based and what is guide price?
Dont mind bidding on ebay but wouldnt like to miss the auction.
Can you email and / or PM when it is listed please?
Thanks
Jm
by touchwoodsden
Sun May 14, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Classified Section
Topic: Ruggerini Enfield
Replies: 2
Views: 476

Re: Ruggerini Enfield

If it's still for sale, then it's sold. You have PM with my contact details.
Regards
JM
by touchwoodsden
Sun May 14, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Classified Section
Topic: Damaged Track T800cdi on eBay
Replies: 8
Views: 1038

Re: Damaged Track T800cdi on eBay

My Frankenbrick easily cost £5k to build so it is a bargain
by touchwoodsden
Sun May 14, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: ENGINE RELATED TOPICS
Topic: Merc Smart CDI Oil consumption and cambox breather.
Replies: 2
Views: 641

Re: Merc Smart CDI Oil consumption and cambox breather.

Cambox breather on a Track T800CDI connects to a point just below the airfilter, all on the RH side of the bike. Tubing from there to the turbo and between turbo and engine are allways somewhat "oily" so i guess that a light mist will be present. No refill neccesary in 20.000 km so oil consumption ...
by touchwoodsden
Fri May 12, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: ENGINE RELATED TOPICS
Topic: Merc Smart CDI Oil consumption and cambox breather.
Replies: 2
Views: 641

Merc Smart CDI Oil consumption and cambox breather.

Hi. Does anyone know where the Cambox breather on the Smart motor goes to on an EvaTrak? What have the Tiger Smart guys done with the same? Mine has done 45k and it blows mist from the breather. I have been told that they all do that but I am not convinced. I have fitted an oil swirl separator thing...
by touchwoodsden
Wed May 10, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is that bike diesel mate.
Replies: 13
Views: 2327

Re: Is that bike diesel mate.

Slightly off topic as not diesel related but I can highly recommend Nathan Millward's "The Long Ride Home" book. Very much a story that includes both his struggles with the personal side of the journey from Australia to the UK and - and what many of the other so called "biker journey" books omit - ...
by touchwoodsden
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: VW Polo Diesel Engine & Gearbox to Goldwing Shaft Drive
Replies: 28
Views: 3173

Re: VW Polo Diesel Engine & Gearbox to Goldwing Shaft Drive

On my Merc Smart CDI BMW K100 I used an Aprilia Shiver fly by wire throttle. Cable pulled from twistgrip. I hada VW polo throttle which I could have used but the Priller one was easier. Might be able to find the VW one and sell. Cost me about 25 quids from memeory
by touchwoodsden
Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Common Rail Related Topics
Topic: Injection problem Smart Merc CDI. Frankebrick
Replies: 16
Views: 3605

Re: Injection problem Smart Merc CDI. Frankebrick

I have fitted a full-size car filter http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/260357383770?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT immediately behind the fuel injection pump between the frame rails and held with a jubilee clip to a bracket on one of the frame tubes. You will note that the inlet ...
by touchwoodsden
Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Common Rail Related Topics
Topic: Injection problem Smart Merc CDI. Frankebrick
Replies: 16
Views: 3605

Re: Injection problem Smart Merc CDI. Frankebrick

UPDATE: The new petrol filter has been removed from the tank now that I have ascertained what the problem is. It’s a pain in the backside inside the tank to get at anyway and I’m now going to put an external filter on. The problem of course is that there is an acute shortage of places to locate it a...
by touchwoodsden
Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Common Rail Related Topics
Topic: Injection problem Smart Merc CDI. Frankebrick
Replies: 16
Views: 3605

Re: Injection problem Smart Merc CDI. Frankebrick

Well gentlemen, I have news. The FrankenBrick rides well once more. I emptied and removed the fuel tank and removed the fuel pump and the filter. Please bear in mind that this was a completely clean installation with a new filter. The very fine gauze on the bottom of the fuel pump (which actually ne...
by touchwoodsden
Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Common Rail Related Topics
Topic: Injection problem Smart Merc CDI. Frankebrick
Replies: 16
Views: 3605

Re: Injection problem Smart Merc CDI. Frankebrick

No need to apologise. The setup is not that different than on the Smart car apart from of course the Smart uses a vacuum pump which then feeds the high-pressure injector pump whereas on the bike there is no vacuum, it’s all pressure.. There is a low-pressure pump which is in the tank and the high-pr...
by touchwoodsden
Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Common Rail Related Topics
Topic: Injection problem Smart Merc CDI. Frankebrick
Replies: 16
Views: 3605

Re: Injection problem Smart Merc CDI. Frankebrick

Don’t you just love it when it’s something simple?. Unfortunately, it is clearly not something simple. It’s not the vent unfortunately (I was hoping and praying) and the fuel on free flow continues to go around and around. After five minutes the fuel pump does start to make a strange noise but the f...