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Diesel Enfield RTW Trip

Post by snoopy » Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:31 pm

Starting mid 2012. Website has all the details inc detail on the bike build and equipment. After a years trials the bike and most the issues have been sorted. :D

See: http://www.andrewcharnley.com/

And spread the word. Cheers!

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Post by Stuart » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:44 pm

All the best there Andrew. I've been following Harry via Twitter (@Harryls) and he's not found the Chinese engine to be too reliable. Hope yours lasts better than his!
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Re: Diesel Enfield RTW Trip

Post by andrewaust » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:29 am

Yes all the best with it Andrew, hope you have an excellent adventure mate, the fuel economy will see you able to go long stretches without worrying about running out of fuel, and if set up right should be reliable as any production bike out there.

I have not had a chance to see your web link, but will endeavour to have a look tonight.

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Re: Diesel Enfield RTW Trip

Post by snoopy » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:56 pm

I've had no problem with my engine other than it starting backwards when new and the flywheel key drift snapping. All other problems have been down to my shoddy engineering techniques, all righted after a year. I'm running a 19T front (18" rear wheel) which should keep the engine from being at its RPM limit for long periods of time.

I'm not on twitter but will have to check out what problems he had, do you have a quick list?

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Re: Diesel Enfield RTW Trip

Post by penybryn » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:35 am

Have a look at www.vegibike.com

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Re: Diesel Enfield RTW Trip

Post by snoopy » Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:46 pm

Is there a way to search? I can't find anything definitive other than it's a 418cc engine (and these do seem less reliable than the 406cc)

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Re: Diesel Enfield RTW Trip

Post by coachgeo » Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:39 pm

snoopy wrote:Is there a way to search?...
Search where? This website or the net in general?

if you mean his website i would try google advance say something like

site:http://www.vegibike.com, engine,

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Re: Diesel Enfield RTW Trip

Post by Crazymanneil » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:02 am

Sounds like an excellent adventure. Tried to subscribe to your RSS feed (of everything) though my reader said there was no valid feed found? Anyway, all the best for it - I know you will have a great experience.

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Re: Diesel Enfield RTW Trip

Post by snoopy » Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:13 am

I fixed a bug with the RSS, it should work fine now (please let me know). For everything the URL is:

http://www.andrewcharnley.com/?feeds;feed=content;exec

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Re: Diesel Enfield RTW Trip

Post by Crazymanneil » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:36 pm

Works great now Andrew, thanks for that.

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Re: Diesel Enfield RTW Trip

Post by snoopy » Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:53 pm

From what I can tell, the big end bearing failed on his original engine. He then had some sort of trouble with the new engine but I've no idea what it was as he doesn't go on to say. He also says its 30% more powerful, so he's changed to or from a Yanmar type 404/416 to something else.

I've probably done 8k on my engine and she's running purrrfectly. Long may it continue. :)
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