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by Anorak_ian
Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: Events & Rideouts
Topic: Hamm 2014 - 12th to 14th Sept
Replies: 55
Views: 20063

Re: Hamm 2014 - 12th to 14th Sept

If you ever open up an Enfield box you will understand why it's so strong, the gears are huge. Last orders at the bar please gentlemen :lol: I'll have a pint of what ever he's had :D The Albion HG gears are chunky, but not as chunky as the (American) Indian Albion (K?) gears. I almost made the mist...
by Anorak_ian
Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: Events & Rideouts
Topic: Hamm 2014 - 12th to 14th Sept
Replies: 55
Views: 20063

Re: Hamm 2014 - 12th to 14th Sept

Ian, bad luck indeed. I have an Ultima box in the Tiger, they are available in 5 & 6 speed with either direct or overdrive top gear - gives you lots of options. If cash is tight remember the 4 speed Enfield box could handle the 700 Interceptor's torque output and you can fit a cush drive clutch to ...
by Anorak_ian
Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:55 am
Forum: Events & Rideouts
Topic: Hamm 2014 - 12th to 14th Sept
Replies: 55
Views: 20063

Re: Hamm 2014 - 12th to 14th Sept

could the two be related? Were they Glass Mat Batteries or Lead Acid? Yes, the engine has too much compression, the starter motor needs more power than the battery can give on a compression stroke. The occasional bump start, and jump in to gear when kick starting couldn't of helped the gearbox, but...
by Anorak_ian
Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: Events & Rideouts
Topic: Hamm 2014 - 12th to 14th Sept
Replies: 55
Views: 20063

Re: Hamm 2014 - 12th to 14th Sept

Sweet! Even a goldwing doesn't have a kebab shop! :lol: Pretty nasty tough. So you joining or does the blown gearbox mean your out of a ride? Also, again?... Well the gearbox wasn't the first thing to go. Yet again the battery blew. Replacement Harley battery now 200 quid. This will be the fourth b...
by Anorak_ian
Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: Events & Rideouts
Topic: Hamm 2014 - 12th to 14th Sept
Replies: 55
Views: 20063

Re: Hamm 2014 - 12th to 14th Sept

But your right about the deadline, why take the highway when there's fun roads to be ridden right? :D That's fine right up to the point when you turn your lights on and your battery turns in to a kebab shop. 23 hours it took me to get there. Dutch and German B roads are no fun when all you have is ...
by Anorak_ian
Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: Oil - Engine and Gearbox
Topic: low acid grease
Replies: 0
Views: 891

low acid grease

Hi, I'm looking for some low acid grease to thicken up my EP90 gl4 gearbox oil.
It has to be low acid as I have bronze bushes on the lay shaft.

Any suggestions? Nice and cheep if possible.
by Anorak_ian
Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: Diesel Fuel
Topic: Fuel Consumption Figures
Replies: 49
Views: 174379

Re: Fuel Consumption Figures

I think you have pinpointed the problem.
Bigger diameter pipes may be an advantage, specially if it is 2 into 1.

I know that a convoluted hose mixes the air around, but I'm not convinced to the benefits, as there are swirling vanes in Ruggerini cylinder heads.
by Anorak_ian
Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:15 am
Forum: Diesel Fuel
Topic: Fuel Consumption Figures
Replies: 49
Views: 174379

Re: Fuel Consumption Figures

Your right about those fuel figures and revs, who would have thought they would have been so different as they are from the same stable (I guess I should have taken a look). I wish my engine's sweet spot was 3000rpm. Sounds like you have everything sussed out. My exhausts were chocking the engine an...
by Anorak_ian
Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: Diesel Fuel
Topic: Fuel Consumption Figures
Replies: 49
Views: 174379

Re: Fuel Consumption Figures

alexanderfoti wrote:
Anorak_ian wrote:
The RD270 is 30hp @3600 and should rev to 4000+ a very desirable engine. :)
Especially if it does 92mpg for 30hp!
Mpg will be the same as his existing engine, but if he gears it up he will get real benefits.
by Anorak_ian
Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: Diesel Fuel
Topic: Fuel Consumption Figures
Replies: 49
Views: 174379

Re: Fuel Consumption Figures

I have just taken a look at your engines fuel efficiency, it isn't good.
It's the exact same as the MD191 850cc and RD270 1205cc engines.

The RD270 is 30hp @3600 and should rev to 4000+ a very desirable engine. :)
by Anorak_ian
Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Diesel Fuel
Topic: Fuel Consumption Figures
Replies: 49
Views: 174379

Re: Fuel Consumption Figures

The way I ride around here which is all highway at 100kmh or as close to that as I can get depending on the wind, had given me a low of 89mpg and a high of 92.5mpg over the last 1250km. This is with my 650cc ruggerini twin in a superdream. It seems a far cry from what most of you others are getting...
by Anorak_ian
Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What engine oil do you use?
Replies: 5
Views: 1650

Re: What engine oil do you use?

I think the 30 or 40 after the weight (10w 15 w) has something to do with the heat thinning oil out, something to do with long chain polymers? I don't know I'm not an expert. 15w40 in the warm weather, yea, that's what I have used this time as I refuse to pay over the odds for 10w40 mineral. I'm onl...
by Anorak_ian
Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What engine oil do you use?
Replies: 5
Views: 1650

Re: What engine oil do you use?

Yes I went to Halfords and they had only one (type and bottle of) 10w40 semi synthetic which is there own brand (I was looking for mineral), I also went to autocarparts no 10w40 on the shelves, the same at two other car accessory shops. It just struck me as odd that most oils are synthetic (which is...
by Anorak_ian
Mon Jul 28, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What engine oil do you use?
Replies: 5
Views: 1650

What engine oil do you use?

Hi guys, I have always used 10w40 for diesels, but it's getting hard to find now (how odd), loads of shops stock 15w40 for diesels though. I was looking for 10w40 mineral for diesels but only found one, is mineral being fazed out for semi synthetic and full synthetic? So what engine oil do you use a...
by Anorak_ian
Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: Classified Section
Topic: Wanted Ruggerini rocker covers
Replies: 0
Views: 401

Wanted Ruggerini rocker covers

I'm looking for Ruggerini rocker covers with decompression levers.
As used on RM270 but I'm sure they're used on many other engines.

Also I'm interested in a Complete RD270 engine or parts, what have you.

Cheers Ian
by Anorak_ian
Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: Classified Section
Topic: magic box for re mapping lombardini engines
Replies: 0
Views: 376

magic box for re mapping lombardini engines

I just saw it on ebay, it may be of use for those of you with common-rail engines.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LOMBARDINI-MA ... 3f324510d1
by Anorak_ian
Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: Events & Rideouts
Topic: Hamm 2014 - 12th to 14th Sept
Replies: 55
Views: 20063

Re: Hamm 2014 - 12th to 14th Sept

The tomtom apps can also be used with CoPilot for your Android phone.
I have to update the website with this info.
by Anorak_ian
Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:44 am
Forum: Events & Rideouts
Topic: Hamm 2014 - 12th to 14th Sept
Replies: 55
Views: 20063

Re: Hamm 2014 - 12th to 14th Sept

This is my events page, I did take it off in the past as so many events were no more. I recently put it back on my site as information can get a little hard to find at times. http://www.dieselbikebuilder.co.uk/dieselbiker/events.htm You can download the DMCR (diesel motorcycle rally's) app for your ...
by Anorak_ian
Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:24 am
Forum: Events & Rideouts
Topic: Hamm 2014 - 12th to 14th Sept
Replies: 55
Views: 20063

Re: Hamm 2014 - 12th to 14th Sept

Tetronator wrote:I'm thinking of going but where will the event take place?
Here? http://www.brauhof-wilshaus.de/content.php?id=1
Yup, that's the place.
by Anorak_ian
Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: Events & Rideouts
Topic: The Big Knock 2014
Replies: 73
Views: 21457

Re: The Big Knock 2014

Big thank you to Stuart who donated a gearbox dog gear, to get my bike back on the road again. Thanks also for leaving the Rally to go and get it. Thanks to all who helped with the loan of tools etc, Jeff for giving me a lift to get oil, and all who showed an interest. The bike's working well, thoro...
by Anorak_ian
Wed May 14, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: Instrumentation
Topic: Speedo revs?
Replies: 2
Views: 683

Re: Speedo revs?

Yes, that's what I thought.... :lol:

Cheers bud.
by Anorak_ian
Wed May 14, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: Instrumentation
Topic: Speedo revs?
Replies: 2
Views: 683

Speedo revs?

Hi Guys, does anyone know if these two speedos are the same? :?

1) 60mph=2000rpm
2) 60kph=1400rpm (or 37.2824mph=1400rpm).

Or what no' 2 rpm would be at 60mph?
by Anorak_ian
Sat May 10, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: ENGINE RELATED TOPICS
Topic: Flywheel turning
Replies: 6
Views: 1756

Re: Flywheel turning

alexanderfoti wrote:Broke a gearbox mount weld
More torque due to a faster acceleration?
by Anorak_ian
Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: ENGINE RELATED TOPICS
Topic: Flywheel turning
Replies: 6
Views: 1756

Re: Flywheel turning

Fingers crossed.
by Anorak_ian
Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: ENGINE RELATED TOPICS
Topic: Lombardini 9LD - Urgent question
Replies: 14
Views: 4352

Re: Lombardini 9LD - Urgent question

4 things: 1) Lombardini say no it will not rev to 3600 apparently it is a physical impossibility (so it probably can). 2) Conflicting information from Lombardini PDF docs (yes more conflicting info) one minute it's a 25 horse power another minute it's 28 horse power. 3) For anyone who reads all this...
by Anorak_ian
Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: ENGINE RELATED TOPICS
Topic: Lombardini 9LD - Urgent question
Replies: 14
Views: 4352

Re: Lombardini 9LD - Urgent question

28.5 horse power @3000rpm so at 3600rpm it has to be around 33 horse power. With a turbo that moves it up to around 4000 to 4200rpm and about 38 horse power. Well I got that wrong, dur :roll: it's 25 horse power @3000rpm. If it will rev to 3600rpm it will only be 27 ish horse power, the key word is...
by Anorak_ian
Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: ENGINE RELATED TOPICS
Topic: Lombardini 9LD - Urgent question
Replies: 14
Views: 4352

Re: Lombardini 9LD - Urgent question

Did the rug 950 rev to 3600?
by Anorak_ian
Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: ENGINE RELATED TOPICS
Topic: Lombardini 9LD - Urgent question
Replies: 14
Views: 4352

Re: Lombardini 9LD - Urgent question

Ian the engine does not have alloy cylinders, cast iron. It is basically just a bigger version of the ruggerini 950. With the issue of revs, the engines are used for powering hydraulics or gen sets. With gen sets you either want 50hrz or 60hrz depending which side of the pond you are on, but I am s...
by Anorak_ian
Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:59 am
Forum: ENGINE RELATED TOPICS
Topic: Lombardini 9LD - Urgent question
Replies: 14
Views: 4352

Re: Lombardini 9LD - Urgent question

I think a definitive answer from Lombardini is the only way to know for sure. But if they will even reply to an email is anyones guess.
by Anorak_ian
Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: ENGINE RELATED TOPICS
Topic: Lombardini 9LD - Urgent question
Replies: 14
Views: 4352

Re: Lombardini 9LD - Urgent question

Finally got it, I used a different internet browser. Damn this info is for the 1120cc, I hope it is the same for the 1250cc. I have the workshop manual for the 1250cc but it only states it can run at 3200rpm. Maybe it's the same adjustment and they just don't want to let people know it can rev highe...