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by roguetek
Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:01 am
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: and now, for something completely different.
Replies: 16
Views: 4184

Re: and now, for something completely different.

If your Horse Power/Speed potentials are surpasing what came on the bike.... your opening new problems. You'll need stronger frame, improved braking, More efficient cooling, Computer nightmares, remapping of computer, etc etc etc Stronger Frame - That's going to happen when the frame gets stretched...
by roguetek
Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:48 am
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: and now, for something completely different.
Replies: 16
Views: 4184

Re: and now, for something completely different.

other thoughts. A 1980s era vw deisel motor only makes 48hp. wondering if I should look around for newer motor, like a VW golf 1.9l TDI, roughly the same size, and twice the horsepower.
by roguetek
Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:28 am
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: 1974 800cc V twin in BMW R80 Frame.
Replies: 119
Views: 63099

Re: 1974 800cc V twin in BMW R80 Frame.

ok so you're using a mid 80s BMW tranny and a desiel plant. cool. watch the gear ratios, and be careful how much HP you apply.

those BMW trannys are... touchy.
by roguetek
Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:10 am
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: and now, for something completely different.
Replies: 16
Views: 4184

Re: and now, for something completely different.

Well, I just got done talking to my teacher at school, and I -may- have a solution to the shifter problem. my school is a vo-tech, and manufacturing automation is one of the courses offered.

so I"m thinking using a fore and aft 'stomp switch' hooked to a pair of solenoids, and a small controller.
by roguetek
Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:46 pm
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: and now, for something completely different.
Replies: 16
Views: 4184

Re: and now, for something completely different.

It's nearly identical to what I had in mind, barring a few small problems. 1. It's a rigid frame. I"m pushing 40, and my kidneys do. not. like. rigid frames. neither does my back, or any other part of my body. 2. I really like what they've done with the shifter linkage, and might try to copy it. 3. ...
by roguetek
Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:54 am
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: and now, for something completely different.
Replies: 16
Views: 4184

Re: and now, for something completely different.

As far as getting the cv-joint and the swingarm drive socket to line up, I'm sure I can bodge something. perhaps by using the whole cv joint, it does have a flex point on both ends. Also, be aware that there is a universal joint in that rubber boot on the inside end of the swingarm. As far as any so...
by roguetek
Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:24 am
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: and now, for something completely different.
Replies: 16
Views: 4184

Re: and now, for something completely different.

yeah, that was the plan, mounting the motor in-line.
by roguetek
Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:08 am
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: and now, for something completely different.
Replies: 16
Views: 4184

Re: and now, for something completely different.

I've thought about something simular myself for some time. Here are some thought I've had. 1ST, Is the rotation correct to the final drive? 2nd Is this a 1.3 or 1.8 liter diesel? 3rd What is the wieght of that drivetrain. WOuldn't an Automatic tranny make more sence. That is going to be one HEAVY S...
by roguetek
Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:15 am
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: and now, for something completely different.
Replies: 16
Views: 4184

and now, for something completely different.

I've been lurking for a bit, and looking at that pile of **** in the corner of the garage for a couple of years, and the old lady sez 'Get rid of that ****'. so... I've got a 84 VW rabbit deisel engine, and the better part of two 1977 era goldwings. I'm thinking 1: stretch the frame on the GL about ...