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by Mouse
Sat May 13, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: The biginning of the heap of crap
Replies: 49
Views: 12384

Re: The biginning of the heap of crap

I'm very interested to see how this tank build goes. :)
by Mouse
Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: VW Polo Diesel Engine & Gearbox to Goldwing Shaft Drive
Replies: 28
Views: 3712

Re: VW Polo Diesel Engine & Gearbox to Goldwing Shaft Drive

That's a shame about the 1400TDI engine. I'm currently working on a VW 1900TDI bike project and have a few tricks up my sleeve to get it to work in a bike. However that has the older and easier to control VP37 injection pump. I'm not familiar with the 1400. It's hard to see from your photos but is i...
by Mouse
Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: 1900 WV Dnepr rebuild, with TURBO!
Replies: 8
Views: 1562

Re: 1900 WV Dnepr rebuild, with TURBO!

After the rear wheel could support the weight of the bike I moved on to attach the front suspension. Because the bike is going to be heavy, but not ridiculously so, I decided to use a 1200 Bandit front end I had stashed away from past biking adventures. For this to fit I need to make a new spindle f...
by Mouse
Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: 1900 WV Dnepr rebuild, with TURBO!
Replies: 8
Views: 1562

Re: 1900 WV Dnepr rebuild, with TURBO!

So with the engine firmly attached to the front subframe it is onto the rear subframe and suspension. I wanted something strong, reasonable easy to make and use common parts. So I opted to use the same setup as the BMW R series of bike as they use taper bearing which are very strong and adjustable. ...
by Mouse
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: 1900 WV Dnepr rebuild, with TURBO!
Replies: 8
Views: 1562

Re: 1900 WV Dnepr rebuild, with TURBO!

pietenpol2002 wrote:We'd be fine with having you do both.
It would be rude not to have stoichiometric fuel ratio at maximum boost. 8)
by Mouse
Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: 1900 WV Dnepr rebuild, with TURBO!
Replies: 8
Views: 1562

Re: 1900 WV Dnepr rebuild, with TURBO!

lare you going to stick with the fly by wire pump I'd like to, there is a DIY project for the Bosch VP37 pump. I've been following it but it appears to have made no progress from a few years ago after stalling at a particular technical point regarding a specialist sensor inside the pump. I've got a...
by Mouse
Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: Mouse's New Build
Replies: 5
Views: 1520

Re: Mouse's New Build

I cracked and started a build blog :idea:
by Mouse
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: 1900 WV Dnepr rebuild, with TURBO!
Replies: 8
Views: 1562

1900 WV Dnepr rebuild, with TURBO!

It's been a long time in the making, over a year now, as I've had a few issues along the way regarding health and relationships etc. But now I'm working on the project regularly I thought I'd break the ice and start posting up a few (million) photos I've been making over the last 15 months or so in ...
by Mouse
Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: Mouse's New Build
Replies: 5
Views: 1520

Re: Mouse's New Build

pietenpol2002 wrote:upgrade for Molly?
I have recently acquired a Nose Cone...
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...and an acrylic space bubble. :idea: :wink:
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by Mouse
Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: Mouse's New Build
Replies: 5
Views: 1520

Re: Mouse's New Build

Hi There. Sorry for keeping this one in the dark a bit. I've been wanting to start this project ever since the 1900cc siezed up and spat a con rod out of the side of the engine which was probably 4(5?) years ago and I really really didn't want to turn into one of those blokes that sits in the pub ge...
by Mouse
Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: The biginning of the heap of crap
Replies: 49
Views: 12384

Re: The biginning of the heap of crap

I really like your approach to building a bike, and that your build is going very fast at the moment! You are doing it much like the way I built my last few bikes which include a 1900cc VW engine in a Dnepr frame that cost me naff all to make. Can I ask if you've considered how to work the gears and...
by Mouse
Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: Any sugestions
Replies: 2
Views: 897

Re: Any sugestions

Since it is FWD, the easiest method would be to retain the gearbox and mate it to a shaft drive bike frame. You need approx 1:1 ratio for that bevel drive and sadly this rules out using one from a bike as they are all approx 1:3 ratio reduction. If you use a gearbox + transmission from say a BMW R ...
by Mouse
Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: The FrankenBrick Smart BMW build
Replies: 216
Views: 45981

Re: The FrankenBrick Smart BMW build

You'll probably need an engineers report/inspection on headed paper to prove the new engine is as you say. If you have a receipt for the engine it will help. It's been a couple of years since I did this and my first was rejected because I did not have the above + DVLA asked for proof of engine No w...
by Mouse
Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:24 am
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: The FrankenBrick Smart BMW build
Replies: 216
Views: 45981

Re: The FrankenBrick Smart BMW build

These are my first choice on hoses. Fuel hose: I use cotton braided rubber fuel hose on the diesel bike. I've had it on the bike for over a year and had no problems. It is very much more flexible and easier to route than the solid rubber fuel hose sold by your local autofactor and even when in tight...
by Mouse
Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: Oil - Engine and Gearbox
Topic: False dipstick reading on Kubota Z482
Replies: 8
Views: 3129

Re: False dipstick reading on Kubota Z482

Seems from the picture the dipstick tube is vertical and horizontal so I presume the dipstick only goes to the vertical, if so wouldn`t you be better off with a clear tube. On my big Honda with the upturned gearbox I have a clear tube and is an accurate measure of the oil level. It would be an equi...
by Mouse
Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Oil - Engine and Gearbox
Topic: False dipstick reading on Kubota Z482
Replies: 8
Views: 3129

Re: False dipstick reading on Kubota Z482

It was sorted 5 days later after finding a replacement engine not to far away and a frantic evenings spannering to get it in the frame. 8)
by Mouse
Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Documentation issues
Topic: Roughly how much is insurance typically for a diesel?
Replies: 7
Views: 10416

Re: Roughly how much is insurance typically for a diesel?

I ended up with a custom build policy from Bikesure. That's two modified bikes One being the Kubota Z482 BMW and the other being the VW 1900cc Dnepr. It has all the bells and whistles, business use, breakdown cover and foreign use and it costs me about the same as when I owned an old 1200 Bandit. My...
by Mouse
Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Frame Related Topics
Topic: Smart K100 frame question. How to solve?
Replies: 3
Views: 1414

Re: Smart K100 frame question. How to solve?

I'm not to familiar with the internals of the smart engine but tilted the VW engine over rather a lot in my Dnepr conversion. My biggest fear with tilting the engine was the oil pickup being relatively central in the sump after tilting it. I performed several crude experiments to check this out. The...
by Mouse
Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: ENGINE RELATED TOPICS
Topic: Kubota lift pump
Replies: 11
Views: 2708

Re: Kubota lift pump

If the pump is defective, maybe it's an obstruction now, just a thought... Worth checking. I've run the z482 with and without lift pump and they work equally well. I've also run a z482 with no lift pump and the tank below the pump. The big advantage is that priming is much easier with the lift pump...
by Mouse
Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: The FrankenBrick Smart BMW build
Replies: 216
Views: 45981

Re: The FrankenBrick Smart BMW build

It looks like it is really coming on. Hope you win the battle with the electronics. I like your idea of taking it one sensor at a time. If I have to make solder joins in a wiring loom I find they are much more long lived if I go to the effort of using the heat shrink with hot glue in it and shrink i...
by Mouse
Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: The FrankenBrick Smart BMW build
Replies: 216
Views: 45981

Re: The FrankenBrick Smart BMW build

Really liking the attention to detail.
by Mouse
Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: Oil - Engine and Gearbox
Topic: False dipstick reading on Kubota Z482
Replies: 8
Views: 3129

False dipstick reading on Kubota Z482

Just had a rather embarrassing catastrophic engine failure on the Kubota Z482 bike. Basically it was a total oil failure and I had to replace the whole engine as it is more cost effective and time effective than a full crank and big end rebuild. It was an upsetting failure and I didn't post anything...
by Mouse
Sun Dec 20, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: ENGINE RELATED TOPICS
Topic: kubota... to be or not to be
Replies: 23
Views: 8044

Re: kubota... to be or not to be

Hi, I've got a Z482 twin Kubota in a R65 frame and love it. I was wondering how you were going to get the three cylinder engine into the same frame then saw your frame mods. :wink: I've had mine on the road for about three years or so and learnt that the Kubota diesels are reliable work horses. My f...
by Mouse
Sat Oct 31, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The K100 Smart project begins
Replies: 2
Views: 661

Re: The K100 Smart project begins

I'll be watching out for updates. :D
by Mouse
Fri Sep 04, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: ENGINE RELATED TOPICS
Topic: kubota 2cyl z482
Replies: 6
Views: 2718

Re: kubota 2cyl z482

For reference my STANDARD engine returns between 110mpg and 140mpg depending if you are smoothly chugging along at 50mph or at full throttle the whole time. Top speed is 70mpg and probably limited by available gear ratios in the BMW gearbox and shaft drive, however it will do a regular 67mph on the ...
by Mouse
Mon May 04, 2015 9:47 am
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: This year's project ..... The Lump
Replies: 5
Views: 1653

Re: This year's project ..... The Lump

Looks really good.

I'd like to see what you have done with the top frame tube :)
by Mouse
Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: Bike with homebuilt engine
Replies: 14
Views: 4489

Re: Bike with homebuilt engine

Good to see someone else using CamBam.
by Mouse
Fri Dec 26, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: Electrical Related Topics
Topic: Sudden Battery Death and Vibrations
Replies: 9
Views: 3136

Sudden Battery Death and Vibrations

During the first 18 months or so of the Kubota Z482 bikes life I went through one car sized battery every 2 - 3 months, some times sooner. Come to think of it the old German V Twin ate them, but that had starting issues and the VW powered bike went through about three batteries in the year it was on...
by Mouse
Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: Honda 750 with Kubota Z482
Replies: 49
Views: 17491

Re: Honda 750 with Kubota Z482

When I tilted the VW engine over I had the same concern. What I did was fill the removed sump pan with the normal amount of oil quantity but actually used water so not to make a mess. Then I tilted it to the working angle keeping mental note of where the pickup sits and how far the dip stick protrud...
by Mouse
Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: ENGINE RELATED TOPICS
Topic: kubota 2cyl z482
Replies: 6
Views: 2718

Re: kubota 2cyl z482

Hi, These are roust engines. Because I bought mine as a non runner I've rebuilt it a times and had to have the crank reground but I've not attempted to modify mine other than tweak up the governor a tad. I'd have thought it's not much different to balancing a crank from a petrol engine other than ma...