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by pietenpol2002
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Classified Section
Topic: Kubota Z482 Bike in Ohio
Replies: 1
Views: 91

Kubota Z482 Bike in Ohio

= Not mine. But, just up the road from Coach. https://dayton.craigslist.org/mcy/d/kubota-z482-diesel-powered/6687898581.html And then for posterity when Craigslist steps out. Not all pics from the listing have been uploaded. Z482 1.jpg Z482 2.jpg Z482 3.jpg Z482 4.jpg Z482 5.jpg Z482 6.jpg Z482 7.jp...
by pietenpol2002
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Clutch, Primary & Final Drive
Topic: Direct belt drive
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: Direct belt drive

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My first "bike" used a belt tensioner for a clutch. At age 14 my twin brother and I stick welded an engine mount to a 20 bicycle frame. Worked like a charm. And we were happy boys.

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by pietenpol2002
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Classified Section
Topic: HDT Military Diesel Bike
Replies: 2
Views: 138

HDT Military Diesel Bike

- Apologies for my last posting of these bikes. The auction ended shortly after I posted it and then redirected you to another bike. Pics and text added this time. Curious that it was "re-manufactured" in 2009. Also, should we assume that given the multi-fuel design, fuel was delivered to the intake...
by pietenpol2002
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Classified Section
Topic: Overpriced Diesel Enfield $261.50
Replies: 0
Views: 123

Overpriced Diesel Enfield $261.50

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Be aware - damage on tank might not buff out................


https://www.olx.in/item/diesel-royal-en ... 2082a871b2

Might Not Buff Out.jpg

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by pietenpol2002
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Gearbox Related Topics
Topic: MZ Diesel gearbox....
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Re: MZ Diesel gearbox....

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Do check out this lads experience with a Peerless behind a clone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsRx-1XIfAs

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by pietenpol2002
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: Land Speed Racing Mk2
Replies: 102
Views: 28505

Re: Land Speed Racing Mk2

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Thanks for sharing that great adventure with us John. Once again, a great read. And a great endorsement of all things dieselbike.

I do wonder if you might have ultimately "done the ton" had it not been for the parasitic drag from that street sign attached to your helmet.

John's Street Sign.JPG
by pietenpol2002
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Classified Section
Topic: Military Hayes Diesel KLR
Replies: 0
Views: 510

Military Hayes Diesel KLR

It appears we're finally seeing some of the Hayes diesel KLRs show up on the civilian market here in the states. Still raises some questions regarding availability of parts and their overall viability. These 2 examples were apparently not used once they left the service. And you wonder why. They'd a...
by pietenpol2002
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Introducing the Silver Bullet,
Replies: 5
Views: 605

Re: Introducing the Silver Bullet,

Hi Bill, Great to see your completed bike. Looks GREAT!!! I did in fact get your call when you were in town the other week and tried both numbers I had for you in the hope that I could catch you while you were here to see both you and the bike, but no response from either number. I'd love to see it ...
by pietenpol2002
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Could this be the start if Sluggy II?
Replies: 46
Views: 4334

Re: Could this be the start if Sluggy II?

- The other option for avoiding the whole primary drive lubrication challenge is to convert to belt drive. Below is the link we addressed here some years ago. And while this one couples a Yanclone to an Enfield box, it would differ little from a Kubota, albeit a bit more expensive than the chain dri...
by pietenpol2002
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Could this be the start if Sluggy II?
Replies: 46
Views: 4334

Re: Could this be the start if Sluggy II?

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Knowing that I can’t oil bath this one it’s going to have a drip feed system, one line to the clutch bearing and another to the old ‘paintbrush with a hole drilled through’ chain wiper
They're certainly my preferred form of lubrication on final drives.


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by pietenpol2002
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Could this be the start if Sluggy II?
Replies: 46
Views: 4334

Re: Could this be the start if Sluggy II?

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Looking good Dave. And yes, do generate patterns for that conversion. You'd have the honor of being the first, and perhaps only entry into the "YOUR DIESEL MOTORCYCLE BUILD PLANS" section of Dieselbike.net.

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by pietenpol2002
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Could this be the start if Sluggy II?
Replies: 46
Views: 4334

Re: Could this be the start if Sluggy II?

- Could you move it far enough forward if the starter weren't present? If so, could the starter be repositioned further down and out of the way of the downtube? You have other options for the oil filter as well if that's complicating the picture. Also, have you considered Dieselbikin's sprocket/keye...
by pietenpol2002
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Classified Section
Topic: Turbo'd Ariel
Replies: 0
Views: 221

Turbo'd Ariel

- I've had the pic of this bike saved in my favorites for some time. And now it turns up for sale. Appears to be very well done. https://marketplacethailand.com/ad/1954-ariel-350-cc-diesel/ And then the pics for posterity. Ariel Diesel 1.jpg ariel Diesel 2.jpg Ariel Diesel 3.jpg Ariel Diesel 4.jpg
by pietenpol2002
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: Official "kuzuki" build
Replies: 13
Views: 1025

Re: Official "kuzuki" build

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coachgeo wrote:we should have an OH get together at some point.
If you guys could tolerate a Hoosier, I'd love to join you. Maybe bring a few bikes along while I'm at it.

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by pietenpol2002
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Classified Section
Topic: Yamaha Based Kubota Diesel Bike
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Re: Yamaha Based Kubota Diesel Bike

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coachgeo wrote:is that a shaft drive bike?

Well, the XS750 was originally. I've got one in the barn. He's obviously converted to chain final drive. But, I see not evidence of a primary drive connecting engine to gearbox. Also, looks to have a couple more Kubotas on skids in the background.

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by pietenpol2002
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Classified Section
Topic: Yamaha Based Kubota Diesel Bike
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Yamaha Based Kubota Diesel Bike

I believe this bike is located near Elizabeth, Illinois. Which is very close to where I grew up. And when you examine the work completed to date, it would seem to confirm my wife's long-held belief that I was raised in a region populated by an inordinate number of village idiots (her words). Harsh, ...
by pietenpol2002
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Electrical Related Topics
Topic: Super capacitor Starter Booster
Replies: 4
Views: 507

Re: Super capacitor Starter Booster

So Dave, here's another related question for you that will highlight my ignorance of electrics. Could one use the capacitors for the glow plugs and thus dramatically reduce the battery size with the use of kick start and LEDs?
by pietenpol2002
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Indonesian Retro Clone
Replies: 3
Views: 379

Indonesian Retro Clone

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Gotta love this clone from Indonesia.

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by pietenpol2002
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: Thinking diesel hardly rideable
Replies: 1
Views: 389

Re: Thinking diesel hardly rideable

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Welcome Mantree. Sounds like a great goal you've got. And plenty of engine options out there. What have you considered thus far?

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by pietenpol2002
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:21 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!!!

Would there be value in dialing up the RPMs a bit (perhaps 3800-4000)? Many have, and with relative ease. Or would doing so require a major re-tune of the CVT to accommodate the increased RPM in the interest of a more favorable final drive ratio. Would seem to allow for a tad more flexibility.
by pietenpol2002
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Classified Section
Topic: Cummins FIred
Replies: 0
Views: 335

Cummins FIred

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This one's familiar to many of us. And it can now be yours. Only weighs a mere 1275 lbs!!!!

https://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/d/die ... 53629.html

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by pietenpol2002
Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Exhaust, Turbo, Cooling & Induction Related Topics
Topic: Adding a turbo to a kubuto D600
Replies: 2
Views: 379

Re: Adding a turbo to a kubuto D600

Might just be my computer, but I'm not able to open that link. Can you give us another option? Those electrons might be struggling to pass through the cheddar curtain there at the Illinois border.
by pietenpol2002
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:15 am
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

- The slickest and quickest tach would indeed be as Sam has suggested. However, if your preference is for a mechanical tach, there are Kubota OEM options available that couple to the front of the IP cam and bolt to the timing cover. You'd need to drill and tap your timing cover or swap it out for a ...
by pietenpol2002
Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Classified Section
Topic: V-twin Diessel Enfield Project in Montana
Replies: 0
Views: 350

V-twin Diessel Enfield Project in Montana

- Unfinished project in Bozeman, MT that looks to be from the original stable of Enfields imported into the states by Motor Earth. https://bozeman.craigslist.org/mcy/d/royal-enfield-frame/6404329411.html https://bozeman.craigslist.org/for/d/22hp-diesel-2-engine-new/6404316082.html Bozeman Enfield 1....
by pietenpol2002
Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Clutch, Primary & Final Drive
Topic: New build- 1974 Guzzi Eldo and Kubota 902
Replies: 33
Views: 2784

Re: New build- 1974 Guzzi Eldo and Kubota 902

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John's Guzzi stretch is indeed a marvelous piece of work. If you're interested in the style of connectors he used, go to Google images and type in "bolted tube connectors' or "interlocking tube connectors".
by pietenpol2002
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Russell's Presentation on His Various Builds
Replies: 0
Views: 1126

Russell's Presentation on His Various Builds

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If you didn't catch it on the Facebook page, do pull up Russell's presentation on his various builds. Just a delightful listen. And a remarkable builder and engineer he is.

Loaded a bit slowly for me.

https://media.ccc.de/v/SHA2017-310-how_ ... ideo&t=411
by pietenpol2002
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Clutch, Primary & Final Drive
Topic: New build- 1974 Guzzi Eldo and Kubota 902
Replies: 33
Views: 2784

Re: New build- 1974 Guzzi Eldo and Kubota 902

- Gilburton's point is well taken. Clearance at the front wheel appears to be at a premium. And if a no-go, would mean a frame stretch instead. But, before you resort to the blue tipped chisel (isn't that the proper British term for the torch? Or more commonly referred to here in the states as the "...
by pietenpol2002
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Classified Section
Topic: Dnepr 11/Hatz 1B40
Replies: 0
Views: 354

Dnepr 11/Hatz 1B40

- Listed here in the states. It's the ride home from Ukraine that gives one pause. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1995-Custom-Built-Motorcycles-Other/302523636523?hash=item466fd05b2b:g:tEQAAOSwtIpZdyZa&vxp=mtr Dnepr 11 with Hatz 1.jpg Dnepr 11 with Hatz 2.jpg Dnepr 11 with Hatz 3.jpg Dnepr 11 with Hatz 4....
by pietenpol2002
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: ENGINE RELATED TOPICS
Topic: Injection Timing
Replies: 5
Views: 508

Re: Injection Timing

- Some interesting nuggets in this link specific to both of your questions regarding timing and turbocharging. While the subject line is in regard to the D950, much of the discussion is related to the 722. I would add that in a discussion with a chap who's rebuilt a good number of D902s, he noted th...
by pietenpol2002
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shafty Clone.
Replies: 0
Views: 343

Shafty Clone.

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This would appear to be a follow-on to Oldimo''s Daihatsu, with this round being a clone. Nicely done.

Oldimo 1.jpg
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