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by sbrumby
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Clutch, Primary & Final Drive
Topic: Direct belt drive
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: Direct belt drive

Hi I have a big lawnmower that is a walk behind, this has a double rotor blades and gearbox 4 gears + reverse. this has a clutch which is single V belt and jocky pulley. this mower is very powerful and will pull a trailer with me on it + 1/2 ton of sand. Just a point to remember the belt is a cotton...
by sbrumby
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Could this be the start if Sluggy II?
Replies: 46
Views: 4323

Re: Could this be the start if Sluggy II?

Dave when you say your getting 80000 out of a primary chain isn't that in an oil bath? To answer your question there was only a cush drive in the back wheel. it was an XJ. Its the un oiled that throws alarms, also the firing order and if the bangs correspond with a certain chain position.
by sbrumby
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Could this be the start if Sluggy II?
Replies: 46
Views: 4323

Re: Could this be the start if Sluggy II?

Just a word of warning , The Yam I built with the 750 ruggerini and the bsa gearbox was initially linked with a big chain admittedly not a duplex but it was a big one. The chain grew 6" in 500 miles. So experiment with the chain ratios but I would put money on you will have to change to belt or belts.
by sbrumby
Sun May 20, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Documentation issues
Topic: MOT Exemption - Enfield Bullets; pre-1960 owners beware!
Replies: 10
Views: 1565

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

As this is likely to affect a lot of us in the UK, I would like to propose Dave as the go to guy for all matters concerning VHI. This is of coarse if he is prepared to take on the role? Then in the future if anybody has a query they can ask Dave. Likewise if anybody gains any knowledge on the subjec...
by sbrumby
Wed May 09, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: CVT Info
Topic: Driving a series 40 clutch.
Replies: 6
Views: 474

Re: Driving a series 40 clutch.

I think you mean toothed not cogged. Cogged refers to V belts that can go round small pulleys.
by sbrumby
Thu May 03, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Documentation issues
Topic: MOT Exemption - Enfield Bullets; pre-1960 owners beware!
Replies: 10
Views: 1565

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

Number plate light not required for MOT.
by sbrumby
Tue May 01, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Documentation issues
Topic: MOT Exemption - Enfield Bullets; pre-1960 owners beware!
Replies: 10
Views: 1565

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

I wasn't aware of the still in production rule, but it surely would be referring to model? the name bullet is still in production but is not the same as the original, take the case of the Toyota corolla the most produced car, I think they are on MK 14, so nothing like MK1. Also you could argue royal...
by sbrumby
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Frame Related Topics
Topic: 1974 suzuki gt750?
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Re: 1974 suzuki gt750?

I would start by buying a new tape measure.
by sbrumby
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Gearbox Related Topics
Topic: Crankcase to transmission conversion.
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: Crankcase to transmission conversion.

On a lot of 2 strokes the crankshaft drives the clutch via a gear, so the way I did mine was to replace the crankshaft with a straight shaft with the original gear on the end. all that is required is to cap off where the cylinders were the gasket is the perfect template. Remember to seal this up com...
by sbrumby
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Gearbox Related Topics
Topic: Crankcase to transmission conversion.
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: Crankcase to transmission conversion.

Everything is built to a spec, 50cc sounds on the weedy side, bear in mind your engine will give at least 26 ft/lbs, will the 50 cc cope with that? On the question of is it OK to tip up the gearbox, no problem mine has been running for 10 years. Just another tip don't link the two together with a ch...
by sbrumby
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Webasto Diesel Heaters
Replies: 4
Views: 697

Re: Webasto Diesel Heaters

Just as a matter of interest all Mk1 merc vito were fitted with a aux water heater and the vans only lasted a few years as they rusted like crazy, so I am betting the whole van can be picked up for next to nothing and the heater will have had next to no use.
by sbrumby
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Documentation issues
Topic: Rolling 40 year MOT exemption in the U.K.
Replies: 3
Views: 642

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

Just a bit more of an update. A vehicle will generally be VHI ( vehicle of historic interest) if relevant changes were undertaken more than 30 years previously. This will be a rolling 30 years and replaces the fixed date previously proposed by DfT. Major points are, the process is one of self-declar...
by sbrumby
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Clutch, Primary & Final Drive
Topic: Final Drive Solutions for CVTech - 6.9:1 Reduction Needed!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 949

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

Just a suggestion, as I don't have a cvt and no desire to have one. But from the ones I have seen with massive rear sprockets, it would seem the ratios needed are not quite right for the diesel engine. So just using my mechanical brain, If you have no gearbox you are likely to have a fair bit of spa...
by sbrumby
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Documentation issues
Topic: Rolling 40 year MOT exemption in the U.K.
Replies: 3
Views: 642

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

Thanks for posting this Dave, like anything that the government does it is full of grey areas. Maybe when the time comes its worth filling out the forms and see if it gets accepted. I would consider the motorcycle to be very different than cars. Not many people make cars but bikes this has always be...
by sbrumby
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Events & Rideouts
Topic: Big Knock 2018 - 1st June weekend
Replies: 8
Views: 1033

Big Knock 2018 - 1st June weekend

Being as Britain is such a hostile climate for motorcycles for 6 months of the year, only the most hardy and nutters ride at this time of year. This means most things happen between April and September. My diary tends to get a bit busy in the middle of the year, so when anyone knows the date post it...
by sbrumby
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: Finally I can start! Aixam+CVT based build
Replies: 14
Views: 1594

Re: Finally I can start! Aixam+CVT based build

On the question of a tacho, why you would want to take the drive off the alternator is a bit of a mystery. There has been a load of rubbish talked about fitting a tacho, it is really so simple, all you need is a tacho off anything car or motorcycle that is electric not mechanical, fit a prox switch ...
by sbrumby
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: PricePart Machine Appraisal.
Replies: 22
Views: 4153

Re: Parts Price machine appraisal.

I stand corrected on the speed of trucks on normal roads I hadn't noticed they had altered the limit, interestingly not in Scotland.
by sbrumby
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: PricePart Machine Appraisal.
Replies: 22
Views: 4153

Re: Parts Price machine appraisal.

Cant tell you exactly what you want to know, because I have never driven the enfield conversion. But been driving diesels for 10 years. The engine in the priceparts is 456 not 486 and I would take 13hp with a pinch of salt. That said most people driving on normal roads do 50mph, I know this because ...
by sbrumby
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Fuelling & Injector issues
Topic: YanClone Stuck Injector
Replies: 5
Views: 1125

Re: YanClone Stuck Injector

If your engine is a yanclone it should have a rubber plug in the valve cover, my suggestion would be to get the engine on induction stroke and add some oil to the rubber plug hole this will allow oil into the cylinder. much easier to exert pressure with liquid than air, still keep the hold down plat...
by sbrumby
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: Diesel Bike Diary
Replies: 224
Views: 68351

Re: Diesel Bike Diary

Too much information, I am sure you are more techy than me, but if you take a picture its you that has it, giving it to someone else makes no sense to me. Computer memory is so cheap it is easier to buy more than delete. Feel free to put me right if I am wrong but try not to make it a saga as I am d...
by sbrumby
Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: Diesel Bike Diary
Replies: 224
Views: 68351

Re: Diesel Bike Diary

I am not very techy , but if you have a photo on your computer why not transfer it to the website. Using a third party to transfer photos renders the post useless when there is a problem with that site.
by sbrumby
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: new bike on the road
Replies: 0
Views: 282

new bike on the road

Yesterday did my fist run on my Kawasaki ZL400, got it from the scrap yard last year. In quite good condition and just missing wing mirrors, indicators and air box. Had an issue with the gearbox until I was told Kawasaki`s wont let you change up until you reach 6 mph. That's another story and took 2...
by sbrumby
Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: The FrankenBrick Smart BMW build
Replies: 216
Views: 41827

Re: The FrankenBrick Smart BMW build

Dave on the spring starter, ages ago I did some investigation on this subject cant remember the company, eventually I got a price from them and the size was too big. The price would have bought 10 batteries. On the battery situation I think I wrote on this as well. Started with gel battery, on the b...
by sbrumby
Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Electrical Related Topics
Topic: How does single phase work?
Replies: 15
Views: 2135

Re: How does single phase work?

Very useful bit of information, I will be using it to fit one to my LE velocette .
by sbrumby
Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Electrical Related Topics
Topic: How does single phase work?
Replies: 15
Views: 2135

Re: How does single phase work?

If it has a normal alternator as in a smaller version that is in a car driven by a fan belt then the regulator is built into the alternator . usually just two wires come out 1 big fat one going to the battery pos. The other is smaller and goes to the tel tale light. This works by having a bulb fed f...
by sbrumby
Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Events & Rideouts
Topic: Big Knock 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 2900

Re: Big Knock 2017

A great rally, friendly bunch , rally has a laid back feel to it. On the way home I had to stop myself from pulling over on the M40 as there was a deer on the hard shoulder, dead but not mangled but would have just fitted in the new trailer.
by sbrumby
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:28 am
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

Just another quick point, a foot left hand clutch means you have always to stop with your right foot down, not always convenient.
by sbrumby
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:03 am
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

Don't think that a big bike can take a big lump, the Honda GL 1000 is a low flat four, taking out the engine and gearbox will probably not give enough space for the VW unit with conventional clutch and gearbox, Have you given any thought as to how you will select the gears, operate the clutch ? Conv...
by sbrumby
Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Events & Rideouts
Topic: Big Knock 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 2900

Big Knock 2017

Am I right in thinking it will be 2nd to the 4th of June ?
by sbrumby
Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is that bike diesel mate.
Replies: 13
Views: 2327

Re: Is that bike diesel mate.

Dave the answer is give up work and write a book, could be a better read.