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by Sphere
Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:29 pm
Forum: CVT Info
Topic: CVT??
Replies: 20
Views: 4320

Re: CVT??

Just make a cardboard mock-up of your scooter's innards and put it around your L48. I'm skeptical.
by Sphere
Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: CVT Info
Topic: CVT??
Replies: 20
Views: 4320

Re: CVT??

I saw one in Hamm on an old Vespa-like model. The engine when where your legs were supposed to go. Didn't seem comfortable.
by Sphere
Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:41 am
Forum: Diesel Fuel
Topic: Hatzfield Economy
Replies: 4
Views: 1679

Re: Hatzfield Economy

You wot m8?
by Sphere
Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: Fuelling & Injector issues
Topic: Combined fuel feed/return
Replies: 18
Views: 7883

Re: Combined fuel feed/return

I can personally recommend you order one from Nanko, it works amazing on my Hatz.
by Sphere
Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: ENGINE RELATED TOPICS
Topic: wasted horsepower
Replies: 64
Views: 11273

Re: wasted horsepower

Nanko wrote:
Sphere wrote:Sorry for offtopic but what tach sensor do you use I would love one for my hatz.
You dont need a sensor,use the alternator frequency instead
A simple frequency to voltage converter connected to a analogue or digital display
Thanks, great suggestion. I will see if there is something off the shelf.
by Sphere
Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: ENGINE RELATED TOPICS
Topic: wasted horsepower
Replies: 64
Views: 11273

Re: wasted horsepower

Sorry for offtopic but what tach sensor do you use I would love one for my hatz.
by Sphere
Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: Exhaust, Turbo, Cooling & Induction Related Topics
Topic: Turbo's on singles - effective or not?
Replies: 24
Views: 8318

Re: Turbo's on singles - effective or not?

Maybe it slipped your mind but andrewaust is no longer among us...
by Sphere
Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Lombardini 440cc Common Rail Concept
Replies: 38
Views: 12246

Re: Lombardini 440cc Common Rail Concept

What are you hoping to get it for? Because I think that is a pretty important question I would guestimate it goes for several thousand euro.
by Sphere
Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: sneak peak at the new diesel bike build
Replies: 63
Views: 21486

Re: sneak peak at the new diesel bike build

Actually I think the build is excellent except for that ugly piece of metal in those beautiful aluminium rims. :roll:

Very keen to see how the drive train part will work out.
by Sphere
Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: ENGINE RELATED TOPICS
Topic: wasted horsepower
Replies: 64
Views: 11273

Re: wasted horsepower

Hello Manousos, another of the engines on that (your?) site is also covered here: http://www.suckindiesel.com/thingy/view ... =21&t=2288
by Sphere
Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: ENGINE RELATED TOPICS
Topic: wasted horsepower
Replies: 64
Views: 11273

Re: wasted horsepower

I think driving something off the crank defeats the purpose. The real goal is getting rid of losses that may impact the performance of the larger single cylinder engines in such a away that you can drive them along a road at more than terrifying (read: low) speeds. I can't comment sensibly on whatev...
by Sphere
Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: ENGINE RELATED TOPICS
Topic: wasted horsepower
Replies: 64
Views: 11273

Re: wasted horsepower

I could do a few testruns with and without the shroud but a 12v fan to cool the head might be nice. And a GPS based measuring device.
by Sphere
Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: ENGINE RELATED TOPICS
Topic: Engine size/power
Replies: 41
Views: 7593

Re: Engine size/power

Are you sure that Kubota twin 500 is actually diesel? 20 hp seems a bit rich.
by Sphere
Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: ENGINE RELATED TOPICS
Topic: Engine mods / pump & injector timing etc
Replies: 6
Views: 987

Re: Engine mods / pump & injector timing etc

Why go through the hassle of tuning it twice, I would urge you to get right down to business and fit the turbo 8)
by Sphere
Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: CVT Info
Topic: CVT Bronze bush's, Help needed !
Replies: 14
Views: 5151

Re: CVT Bronze bush's, Help needed !

Hi mate, I've not had any problems with it at all, Last weekend I went to a party near Blackpool on it, no problems and it goes Great. When I was first testing it after the build an I was breaking belts left right and Center, I originally thought it was my aggressive riding style, after the fix I c...
by Sphere
Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: Common Rail Related Topics
Topic: Development history of cdi?
Replies: 5
Views: 1804

Re: Development history of cdi?

I don't know much in detail about diesel engines, but I'm pretty sure modern CDI injectors spread the volume of fuel over multiple discrete injection moments for the work stroke.
by Sphere
Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: Classified Section
Topic: Rotek diesel engines available on German/Austrian eBay.
Replies: 1
Views: 418

Re: Rotek diesel engines available on German/Austrian eBay.

Very nice. I thought they were more expensive before. What I can't figure out is why they only offer these on ebay and not the watercooled twin :(

Maybe Rafael can hound them. :twisted:

edit: apparently they did offer it at one time -- http://r.ebay.com/p61HWs
by Sphere
Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: Classified Section
Topic: 2x z482 spares parts
Replies: 1
Views: 307

2x z482 spares parts

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TWO-KUBOTA-Z4 ... 335ace983e

He needs to make the price more realistic, but someone may get a bargain when he does.
by Sphere
Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:13 am
Forum: Events & Rideouts
Topic: 2012 *HAMM* International Diesel Motorbike Rally
Replies: 71
Views: 20359

Re: 2012 *HAMM* International Diesel Motorbike Rally

Around Saumur is nice, lots of purdy castles.
by Sphere
Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:10 am
Forum: ENGINE RELATED TOPICS
Topic: wasted horsepower
Replies: 64
Views: 11273

Re: wasted horsepower

Interesting writeup. In that case people selling 1B40 generators rated at 6500W continuous must be frauds. Or based on assessment of the empirical data this theoretical model is incomplete. I guess someone with a 1B40 genset needs to pitch in.
by Sphere
Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: Events & Rideouts
Topic: 2012 *HAMM* International Diesel Motorbike Rally
Replies: 71
Views: 20359

Re: 2012 *HAMM* International Diesel Motorbike Rally

Actually you don't *need* for France, they will only enforce it from November 1st. For Holland cops bring their own, I don't know about Germany.
by Sphere
Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: Hatz Enfield build
Replies: 58
Views: 18267

Re: Hatz Enfield build

Welp. No brake cleaner was necessary, it squirts right out really. Unfortunately it is in a piece of Hatz hose and not in a piece of hose I put it. It has an annoying little clamp at the bottom, so I can't replace it atm. I do have some ABA clamps, but they are twice as high (see one in the pic for ...
by Sphere
Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:00 am
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: Whisker's New Build
Replies: 59
Views: 24370

Re: Whisker's New Build

The first few pics had me worried because of the size of the tank and all the pics make me wonder about the front end, it looks kinda flimsy for such a big bike?
by Sphere
Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: Hatz Enfield build
Replies: 58
Views: 18267

Re: Hatz Enfield build

I haven't had time to take a peek yet, hopefully this weekend. Preferably a stretch of fuel line, but that would not be in accordance with my luck.
by Sphere
Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: Events & Rideouts
Topic: 2012 *HAMM* International Diesel Motorbike Rally
Replies: 71
Views: 20359

Re: 2012 *HAMM* International Diesel Motorbike Rally

Could have easily been a Dutch invention, seeing how now you have an excuse to put less soup and drink in the container.
by Sphere
Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: Hatz Enfield build
Replies: 58
Views: 18267

Re: Hatz Enfield build

Very pleasant past months. Attended the Dutch Enfield rally, roughly 2.5l/100km after turning up the fuel pump screw for bigger top end which now seems to be 80-90kmph and 75 under more unforgiving circumstances. Just stopped at a traffic light close to home and noticed my left foot was slipping off...
by Sphere
Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: Technical Calculation Related Topics
Topic: Gearbox gear ratio calculator.
Replies: 10
Views: 2406

Re: Gearbox gear ratio calculator.

I assume that gearbox will work like a reasonably modern 4 speeder. Of which I have a PDF somewhere... how it works. See, that is the real problem, which cogs are connected in what way in what gear. Except for fourth, where main, and lay are connected by two cogs in 1:1 ratio. This one: http://d.yim...
by Sphere
Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: Technical Calculation Related Topics
Topic: Gearbox gear ratio calculator.
Replies: 10
Views: 2406

Re: Gearbox gear ratio calculator.

If you can tell me the gears for instance in an Enfield 4-speeder, I could make one in Google Spreadsheet? It seems pretty trivial unless I am misunderstanding you.
by Sphere
Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: Clutch, Primary & Final Drive
Topic: enfield clutch
Replies: 3
Views: 724

Re: enfield clutch

Most Enfield gearbox problems are in fact clutch problems. In my opinion there is hardly enough swing to properly release the clutch, unless you pull it all the way. I replaced the Minda lever by a Guzzi lever, but I'm told you can also do some filing of an Indian lever to remedy the problem. Furthe...