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by Curtis in Texas
Tue May 20, 2014 12:03 am
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: Honda 750 with Kubota Z482
Replies: 49
Views: 17302

Re: Honda 750 with Kubota Z482

Looking good. I always liked makingf the pedals and stuff on my builds.
by Curtis in Texas
Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: In production Flying Car-Make this a Trike.......... diesel?
Replies: 2
Views: 696

Re: In production Flying Car-Make this a Trike.......... diesel?

When I saw your Post I thought you was posting this one.

This guy is local to me and I see it go over the house from time to time.
He keeps it at the Bridgeport Airport.

Flying Motorcycle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTNz6NftP34
by Curtis in Texas
Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Getting sidetracked from diesel bikes!
Replies: 3
Views: 882

Re: Getting sidetracked from diesel bikes!

Scooters are fun. Specially the old ones we had as kids! I've been perusing Craigs list for a Used Lambretta like I rode to High School in the 60's. I rode the snot out of it and only put gas in it once a week. I'm thinking it got about 80 mpg. Sure was fun to ride wheelies on it. I'd pop up the fro...
by Curtis in Texas
Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Rat bike for world talletst man?
Replies: 1
Views: 388

Re: Rat bike for world talletst man?

Looks like a convertable car to me. It's got no roof and 4 wheels. I'm sure it's a project built as a novelity. I'd love to see him drive it fast and try to turn a corner on it. I'm thinking this is a more practical build for the Motorcycle Purist! Randy Grubbs Deco Pod Bikes! http://www.youtube.com...
by Curtis in Texas
Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: CVT Info
Topic: General CVT tuning test
Replies: 4
Views: 1089

Re: General CVT tuning test

Yes I've read through it but not memorized it because it deals more with tuning an existing system but nothing about how to create and assemble a working system from scratch. Wish it would go into the actual designing and engineering of a proper system. It does not address any issues for the builder...
by Curtis in Texas
Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:21 am
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: Hardley a Davidson diesel Project
Replies: 162
Views: 55162

Re: Hardley a Davidson diesel Project

Darn u tube blocked the video in the USA.
by Curtis in Texas
Sat Mar 29, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: Ural-Daihatsu
Replies: 31
Views: 8780

Re: Ural-Daihatsu

Reminds me of some of my projects i started for myself. Business comes in the door and they sit in the back of the shop waiting. Some have been waiting 20 years.
by Curtis in Texas
Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: Honda Kubota MK5
Replies: 44
Views: 14055

Re: Honda Kubota MK5

Outstanding Tim! Been following this and rooting for you.
by Curtis in Texas
Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: CVT Info
Topic: General CVT tuning test
Replies: 4
Views: 1089

Re: General CVT tuning test

So are you saying to start tapping the brake while holding the throttle wide open and slowing down the back wheel until the rpm's fall and the belt drop off? Wouldn't going from idle and increasing the r's until the belt engages give you the same information? I am trying to learn CV's so I'm no expe...
by Curtis in Texas
Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: Build Thread US Diesel Tiger
Replies: 136
Views: 49506

Re: Build Thread US Diesel Tiger

Okay then will do write ups as I go along and solve this puzzle. I may make mistakes, so be kind when you point them out. Although I've built a lot of custom machinery in my day, this is my first diesel motorcycle build from scratch. I did some improvements to David Sparks's diesel KLR conversion bu...
by Curtis in Texas
Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:15 am
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: Build Thread US Diesel Tiger
Replies: 136
Views: 49506

Re: Kubota Charging system from scratch

You haven't lost us Curtiss. Just sitting quietly with rapt attention. Excellent work on the alternator. As noted in an earlier posting, Kubota does make an adapter for this engine, but it's not cheap. http://www.suckindiesel.com/thingy/download/file.php?id=1422&mode=view http://www.suckindiesel.co...
by Curtis in Texas
Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:12 am
Forum: Electrical Related Topics
Topic: Kubota Charging system from scratch
Replies: 33
Views: 8824

Re: Kubota Charging system from scratch

I think we must have lost our audience George. I told you we shouldda had some dancing girls a beer bottles in the pictures! :D Headers Flanges are next. If you guys are interested GOOGLE Anti Reversionary Headers. The plan is to have the header flange built so that once I start fitting the engine i...
by Curtis in Texas
Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:12 am
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: Build Thread US Diesel Tiger
Replies: 136
Views: 49506

Re: Kubota Charging system from scratch

I think we must have lost our audience George. I told you we shouldda had some dancing girls a beer bottles in the pictures! :D Headers Flanges are next. If you guys are interested GOOGLE Anti Reversionary Headers. The plan is to have the header flange built so that once I start fitting the engine i...
by Curtis in Texas
Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:35 am
Forum: Electrical Related Topics
Topic: Kubota Charging system from scratch
Replies: 33
Views: 8824

Re: Kubota Charging system from scratch

Alternator almost done. I want to build a brass insert in the engine tab for the bolt to ride on since the tab is aluminum. Here's the Alternator with the new belt on. http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c369/Curtis-J/Diesel%20Bike%20Project/20140325_183733_resized_zps5afd25c1.jpg It will work like th...
by Curtis in Texas
Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:35 am
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: Build Thread US Diesel Tiger
Replies: 136
Views: 49506

Re: Kubota Charging system from scratch

Alternator almost done. I want to build a brass insert in the engine tab for the bolt to ride on since the tab is aluminum. Here's the Alternator with the new belt on. http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c369/Curtis-J/Diesel%20Bike%20Project/20140325_183733_resized_zps5afd25c1.jpg It will work like th...
by Curtis in Texas
Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: Electrical Related Topics
Topic: Kubota Charging system from scratch
Replies: 33
Views: 8824

Re: Kubota Charging system from scratch

Just how many mud holes do you plan on riding this heavy thing through George? Remind me not to ride with you or we should bring some stronger guys with us. I suspect it will be sitting out in the rain more than it will be riding through mud puddles. Therefore, it is my recommendation that we leave ...
by Curtis in Texas
Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: Build Thread US Diesel Tiger
Replies: 136
Views: 49506

Re: Kubota Charging system from scratch

Just how many mud holes do you plan on riding this heavy thing through George? Remind me not to ride with you or we should bring some stronger guys with us. I suspect it will be sitting out in the rain more than it will be riding through mud puddles. Therefore, it is my recommendation that we leave ...
by Curtis in Texas
Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: Build Thread US Diesel Tiger
Replies: 136
Views: 49506

Re: Build Thread US Diesel Tiger

1st attempt.

Use to remote mount my race car oil filters all the time. It's the best way to get the filter out of harms way.
by Curtis in Texas
Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: Build Thread US Diesel Tiger
Replies: 136
Views: 49506

Re: Build Thread US Diesel Tiger

I'm assuming the flywheel will be to the left, placing the filter in its current location to the back of the engine and thus well protected. But not making for a particularly compact arrangement. Is this what you're referring to with respect to a remote filter? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...
by Curtis in Texas
Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: Electrical Related Topics
Topic: Kubota Charging system from scratch
Replies: 33
Views: 8824

Re: Kubota Charging system from scratch

Almost have the alternator ready to mount. Will post pictures when I get it done. Broke my special little sander I need to finish it. Looks like I'll be buying another little belt sander. No surprise, because I've abused this one for years.
by Curtis in Texas
Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: Build Thread US Diesel Tiger
Replies: 136
Views: 49506

Re: Kubota Charging system from scratch

Almost have the alternator ready to mount. Will post pictures when I get it done. Broke my special little sander I need to finish it. Looks like I'll be buying another little belt sander. No surprise, because I've abused this one for years.
by Curtis in Texas
Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:04 am
Forum: Electrical Related Topics
Topic: Kubota Charging system from scratch
Replies: 33
Views: 8824

Re: Kubota Charging system from scratch

.... And evertime I try to post it directs me to the log in page. Only took me 8 logins to get last nights post to go. Sheese! Attempt # 2 Stupid question but.... when you log in do you check the box for [ ] Log me on automatically each visit found below the username/password area? Yep! using the I...
by Curtis in Texas
Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:04 am
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: Build Thread US Diesel Tiger
Replies: 136
Views: 49506

Re: Kubota Charging system from scratch

.... And evertime I try to post it directs me to the log in page. Only took me 8 logins to get last nights post to go. Sheese! Attempt # 2 Stupid question but.... when you log in do you check the box for [ ] Log me on automatically each visit found below the username/password area? Yep! using the I...
by Curtis in Texas
Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: Electrical Related Topics
Topic: Kubota Charging system from scratch
Replies: 33
Views: 8824

Re: Kubota Charging system from scratch

Did a little research last night and there is room to slot the main alternator housing for the engines alternator tab to fit into. I'll let you know if it works. Should be able to bore the engine tab for a brass bushing for the bolt to ride on and just run a through bolt through the lower alternator...
by Curtis in Texas
Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: Build Thread US Diesel Tiger
Replies: 136
Views: 49506

Re: Kubota Charging system from scratch

Did a little research last night and there is room to slot the main alternator housing for the engines alternator tab to fit into. I'll let you know if it works. Should be able to bore the engine tab for a brass bushing for the bolt to ride on and just run a through bolt through the lower alternator...
by Curtis in Texas
Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:02 am
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: Build Thread US Diesel Tiger
Replies: 136
Views: 49506

Re: Build Thread US Diesel Tiger

Well had a big back log of Custom work that demanded I put this project on the back burner. And then just when I was startting to see daylight, I fractured my pelvis in a Mountain Bike Accident last fall and spent the Winter on crutches. Then just about ready to pick up on the project again and I ca...
by Curtis in Texas
Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:28 am
Forum: Electrical Related Topics
Topic: Kubota Charging system from scratch
Replies: 33
Views: 8824

Re: Kubota Charging system from scratch

A little lathe time and it's ready. http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c369/Curtis-J/Diesel%20Bike%20Project/20140320_220539_resized_zps53b11120.jpg I cut down the hub to the exact same outer dimensions of the bearing. http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c369/Curtis-J/Diesel%20Bike%20Project/20140321_1...
by Curtis in Texas
Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:28 am
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: Build Thread US Diesel Tiger
Replies: 136
Views: 49506

Re: Kubota Charging system from scratch

A little lathe time and it's ready. http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c369/Curtis-J/Diesel%20Bike%20Project/20140320_220539_resized_zps53b11120.jpg I cut down the hub to the exact same outer dimensions of the bearing. http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c369/Curtis-J/Diesel%20Bike%20Project/20140321_1...
by Curtis in Texas
Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:13 am
Forum: Electrical Related Topics
Topic: Kubota Charging system from scratch
Replies: 33
Views: 8824

Re: Kubota Charging system from scratch

Well we're rolling now. Figured out a way to use the Suzuki Alternator on the Kubota. Here's the little monster. http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c369/Curtis-J/Diesel%20Bike%20Project/20140318_204526_resized_zps98f6b0ea.jpg I took the Hub out of the middle of the Suzuki Generator http://i31.photobu...
by Curtis in Texas
Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:13 am
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: Build Thread US Diesel Tiger
Replies: 136
Views: 49506

Re: Kubota Charging system from scratch

Well we're rolling now. Figured out a way to use the Suzuki Alternator on the Kubota. Here's the little monster. http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c369/Curtis-J/Diesel%20Bike%20Project/20140318_204526_resized_zps98f6b0ea.jpg I took the Hub out of the middle of the Suzuki Generator http://i31.photobu...