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by cheesy
Sun Dec 25, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A Politically Correct Christmas Greeting
Replies: 4
Views: 859

Re: A Politically Correct Christmas Greeting

Merry Christmas backatcha. :D
by cheesy
Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Parts Round Up
Replies: 14
Views: 2766

Re: Parts Round Up

I'm still here, just been too busy to work on a diesel bike. Things are somewhat caught up now. The Turd of a lawn mower project for my wife was finished, but now I'm not so sure. She has never liked my JD, says it's too big for her. The Turd is a small, 50 year old Toro rider. To me, going from the...
by cheesy
Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Haynes and tool humour
Replies: 2
Views: 2072

Re: Haynes and tool humour

The tool one I have in the lid of my box at work. The Haynes one is new to me. After doing the timing chain in my CX500, I concluded that the Haynes manual makes a fair to middling drink coaster or fire starter. As to the tools, you could probably add the guy in the Snap-On or Mac Tools truck as the...
by cheesy
Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Events & Rideouts
Topic: Hamm 2016 dates? = 9-11 Sept
Replies: 53
Views: 18447

Re: Hamm 2016 dates? = 9-11 Sept

What Ron said. Enjoyed it.
by cheesy
Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What Else Does Everyone Ride Or Drive?
Replies: 19
Views: 11625

Re: What Else Does Everyone Ride Or Drive?

Great bike Mike. But, even from this distance I can hear a faint knock. Probably the entire bottom end. Might as well move ahead with your diesel conversion. Don't you think? You must have better hearing than me because this one sounds like a well oiled sewing machine, albeit it a Russian sewing ma...
by cheesy
Sun Sep 25, 2016 3:19 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What Else Does Everyone Ride Or Drive?
Replies: 19
Views: 11625

Re: What Else Does Everyone Ride Or Drive?

I can add this to the stable. 2007 Ural Gear Up. :D
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by cheesy
Sun Sep 11, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: Events & Rideouts
Topic: Hamm 2016 dates? = 9-11 Sept
Replies: 53
Views: 18447

Re: Hamm 2016 dates? = 9-11 Sept

I'm enjoying the pics. Good to see what others have accomplished. Shame about the bike under the tree, was it windy or just fall over?
by cheesy
Tue Sep 06, 2016 12:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What Else Does Everyone Ride Or Drive?
Replies: 19
Views: 11625

Re: What Else Does Everyone Ride Or Drive?

Tamber wrote:
(There is a 'build' thread elsenet, where I'm trying to keep all the truck-related nonsense: http://hmvf.co.uk/forumvb/showthread.ph ... edford-RL) )
Great read.
by cheesy
Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What Else Does Everyone Ride Or Drive?
Replies: 19
Views: 11625

Re: What Else Does Everyone Ride Or Drive?

Really like that old truck, Tamber. I had a 1952 Ford F2 (3/4 ton) that I gave to my daughter and son in law. It had a 3.5L six that I built with water injection, dual carbs, twin point ignition, and dual exhaust header. I'll be getting the engine back as the son in law is dropping a diesel in the F...
by cheesy
Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: The FrankenBrick Smart BMW build
Replies: 216
Views: 46425

Re: The FrankenBrick Smart BMW build

Yay!
by cheesy
Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Parts Round Up
Replies: 14
Views: 2766

Re: Parts Round Up

Had a change of plans tonight and got to stay in. Sooo, I installed the fuel filter on the lump, put some diesel in the tank and hooked the starter leads to the pickup battery. Bear in mind, it's been several years since it has run. I held the shut off closed and cranked until I had oil pressure. Re...
by cheesy
Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: The FrankenBrick Smart BMW build
Replies: 216
Views: 46425

Re: The FrankenBrick Smart BMW build

Diesel Dave wrote:Needs to light up with the vehicle lighting (and remain on).

Cyclists do ride at night....(I'm an ex Audav rider so used to riding between 200 and 1200 km events so sometimes that two consecutive nights on the road)
:shock:
PBP 1991 myself
by cheesy
Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Parts Round Up
Replies: 14
Views: 2766

Re: Parts Round Up

Diesel Dave wrote:I think the worst bit about having 'Old man memory', is putting away your newly purchased shed item only to find another 2 of them you previously bought and completely forgot you had.
So it's not just me? :wink:
by cheesy
Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Parts Round Up
Replies: 14
Views: 2766

Re: Parts Round Up

The fuel filter arrived from Finland yesterday, so Yay for that. So this coming weekend I'll see if I can get the little lump to run.

I'll be having my grandson over for backyard camping so things may take a bit longer than usual.
by cheesy
Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What Else Does Everyone Ride Or Drive?
Replies: 19
Views: 11625

Re: What Else Does Everyone Ride Or Drive?

My wife would ditch her Audi for that AK350, Diesel Dave. I think I've seen one in the US.
by cheesy
Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What Else Does Everyone Ride Or Drive?
Replies: 19
Views: 11625

What Else Does Everyone Ride Or Drive?

Just curious. I already posted the family portrait of my CX500 and two Solexes. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v493/bikamper/2015-09-21%2018.02.37_zpsxt62hphp.jpg This is the rest of the two wheeled family. I can quit anytime. :wink: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v493/bikamper/20150509_131450...
by cheesy
Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Small Diesel Engines
Replies: 11
Views: 2211

Re: Small Diesel Engines

I take that back re:the Hatz being oil cooled. I looked. Lots of fancy duct work that moves a ton of air.
by cheesy
Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Small Diesel Engines
Replies: 11
Views: 2211

Re: Small Diesel Engines

I doubt any of this helps, but I'll throw this out there. When I was a noob where I work, a customer built some really nice aluminum enclosures for some Lombardini powered gensets that I had installed on some railroad motorcars. Too bad he didn't put in any thought into cooling because all the plast...
by cheesy
Tue Aug 16, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Parts Round Up
Replies: 14
Views: 2766

Re: Parts Round Up

Can't hurt. :)
by cheesy
Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Parts Round Up
Replies: 14
Views: 2766

Re: Parts Round Up

You have 10, maybe 15 years tops, before it all starts going downhill. :wink:
by cheesy
Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Parts Round Up
Replies: 14
Views: 2766

Re: Parts Round Up

Tetronator wrote:
Write it on the box? :mrgreen:
I was young enough that I didn't need to write on the box when I put the parts in the box. Now, I don't remember what I had for breakfast.
by cheesy
Sun Aug 14, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Parts Round Up
Replies: 14
Views: 2766

Re: Parts Round Up

I figure I can strip them of injectors and other goodies. What's another plastic bin of spare parts in the garage? And you just know you'll be kicking yourself if you don't strip them for parts, then you end up needing something they had on them. It's always how it goes... :roll: Don't I know it. T...
by cheesy
Sat Aug 13, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Parts Round Up
Replies: 14
Views: 2766

Parts Round Up

I told myself to wait on doing this as I have other projects ahead of it. Yeah, that didn't happen. First was the inspiration for the project, the lightly used Lombardini 15 LD315 engine. It had been sitting on a shelf at work for several years, so some parts disappeared. Namely the air and fuel fil...
by cheesy
Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Diesel Fuel Storage Cans
Replies: 4
Views: 781

Re: Diesel Fuel Storage Cans

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by cheesy
Fri Aug 12, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: Hey from Chicagoland
Replies: 8
Views: 1757

Re: Hey from Chicagoland

coachgeo wrote:Welcome, from another 2wheeled diesel nut / not so distant neighbor
Thanks. We're about 8 hours apart. On this side of pond, that's a day trip.
by cheesy
Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Diesel Fuel Storage Cans
Replies: 4
Views: 781

Re: Diesel Fuel Storage Cans

Any engine oil can 20l will hold diesel cost zero. Here in uk jerry cans 10l same price as 25l. There's a thought, thanks. I get Shell Rotella T 15-40W for my CX in 5L jugs. But, too soon old, too late smart. The jerry can arrived yesterday. I'll bring it into work so I can stencil it, then fill it...
by cheesy
Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Diesel Fuel Storage Cans
Replies: 4
Views: 781

Diesel Fuel Storage Cans

Not too sure where to post this, so figured this was the best place. Sort of off topic, sort of on. I have a question regarding diesel fuel cans in the US. Why is it so hard to find AFFORDABLE 2.5 gallon or smaller cans here? I found one yellow 2.5 gallon plastic can for $50. Nothing smaller. Most, ...
by cheesy
Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: CX500 build.
Replies: 22
Views: 6671

Re: CX500 build.

Thanks for the info. I looked up Aixam and recalled a news story about it afterwards, either on BBC or NPR. More of an opinion piece. I don't think they'd do too well here. Too much wide open space. The kid that turned me on to the CX lives in Manchester. He gave me tons of pointers on what to look ...
by cheesy
Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: Hey from Chicagoland
Replies: 8
Views: 1757

Re: Hey from Chicagoland

Nice 'brace' of Solex' there; a 5000 and a 3800 myself. We have a few ride outs in the summer http://s301.photobucket.com/user/DaveWarham/media/Velosolex/19540871-9227-423B-9952-D60A012863D6_zps67r89hrk.jpg.html?sort=3&o=2 Ah, I thought your handle was familiar. I go by 'bikamper' on the VeloSolex ...
by cheesy
Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: CX500 build.
Replies: 22
Views: 6671

Re: CX500 build.

Hi Eddy-I thought my CX was in sad shape when I brought it home with the usual CX maladies; loose timing chain, dying stator, leaking carbs and a PO hack job attempt at a cafe racer. But, other than the fuel tank, no rust. I guess it was mint compared to what you were given. With a few modern touche...