Whisker's New Build

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Whisker's New Build

Post by Stuart » Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:37 pm

I'll start this thread as Whisker's has no internet presently. Just a few shots of his latest build. To be honest we were more busy clearing the workshop and eating breakfast than working on the bike. But that will come together I'm told in it's most basic form ready for the Bulldog Bash :D
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The Bike coming together..
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That barrel is a great heat exchanger!
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Re: Whisker's New Build

Post by Mouse » Sun May 08, 2011 1:19 pm

Cool,
What engine is it using?
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Re: Whisker's New Build

Post by Stuart » Mon May 09, 2011 10:54 am

It's from a large Merc van (as seen in BSH). Can't remember exactly what type tho. But I knew it would tickle your fancy there Mouse :wink:

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Re: Whisker's New Build

Post by Stuart » Sun May 22, 2011 10:44 pm

Another update. The workshop floor is finished and work has started on the bike now. The wheels you see are only for show - bike wheels will be used to finish it. Alternator has been moved and various bits moved or removed such as power steering pump etc. Also wooden dowls made to help align bevel box before the real thing was made.

On a slightly different topic Whiskers has acquired an Aixam car complete with Kubota twin engine. It may well come to the big knock (2011) Saturday afternoon :D
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His new car is a diesel.
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The bevel box. There will be no gears.
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Coming together
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Re: Whisker's New Build

Post by Crazymanneil » Tue May 24, 2011 2:57 pm

That is one monster!
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Re: Whisker's New Build

Post by caddyman » Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:06 pm

That is gonna be some bike!!!!, can i ask what the bevel box is off?.........i want to use a 1.8 ford diesel again with no gears, any help/advice welcome :D
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Re: Whisker's New Build

Post by andrewaust » Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:36 am

Oh boy!! I'm with you guy's, that's going to be one heck of a bike, will it come with a parachute to slow it down ????


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Re: Whisker's New Build

Post by Stuart » Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:51 pm

Chris, the bevel box is from a saw mill. Because of that they reckon it will be able to take some abuse. If I were that bevel box sitting behind that engine I'd be trembling tho. It may well be tested to destruction :!:

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Re: Whisker's New Build

Post by Stuart » Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:37 pm

Still progressing but it won't now be ready for the Bulldog Bash in August.

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Re: Whisker's New Build

Post by Stuart » Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:43 am

Ok, cleaned this thread up a little and now back to the subject at hand, the bike build :D
Here are the latest shots...
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Coming along nicely...
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Re: Whisker's New Build

Post by zarquon » Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:15 am

please some more details about the engine used. Is it a OM601? Or a OM604?

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Re: Whisker's New Build

Post by Stuart » Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:19 pm

He wasn't able to say exactly what type it was at time of texting but did say it was 308D 2.3 litre. I suspect it is probably the older OM601 model but we'll have to wait for more details I'm afraid.

Clutch activation will be through a Pan European 1300 Setup with possibly a line lock incorporated to make life easier :D

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Re: Whisker's New Build

Post by Crazymanneil » Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:18 pm

Is there a gearbox in there or is it a "mouse special" ? :)

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Re: Whisker's New Build

Post by Stuart » Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:48 pm

No box :!: :!: I passed on the following to Mouse after phoning Whiskers last week. I was told 1-5 ratio. 1 - 1-3/4 , engine to bevel box. Output bevel box sprocket 15T Rear wheel 45T. 4-3/4. Does that make sense :? Anyway, that's what's on this scrap of paper here. He's gonna use the line locked clutch to rescue him from DOOM I think, sitting astride that monster :lol: I can't wait to see it on the road :!:

Neil, maybe a ride over to see it soon :?: 8)

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Re: Whisker's New Build

Post by Crazymanneil » Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:28 am

Cool, I am liking the non-gearbox gearbox stuff! Just shows how flexible the diesel engine is in comparison to a petrol with narrow power band.

Hmm would be interested to see the beast!

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Re: Whisker's New Build

Post by boutje » Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:33 am

Do you have more closeup pics of the frame?
I like the lines of it.
Keep up the job. :D

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Re: Whisker's New Build

Post by zarquon » Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:42 pm

Stuart wrote:He wasn't able to say exactly what type it was at time of texting but did say it was 308D 2.3 litre. I suspect it is probably the older OM601 model but we'll have to wait for more details I'm afraid.
I agree! :-) If it's taken from a 308D and has 2.3 litres it has to be a OM601. Good engine!

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Re: Whisker's New Build

Post by Stuart » Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:46 pm

Here's the latest shots sent to me last night :D
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Re: Whisker's New Build

Post by andrewaust » Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:53 am

Nice, whiskers has to be damn happy with that build 8) Like how the frame flows etc, thumbs up for me.



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Re: Whisker's New Build

Post by Stuart » Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:04 pm

I stopped by the Wiskery ones place for a cuppa yesterday before heading to the Ardingly show. The seats are now fixed at the front and sprung at the front by truck clutch springs. The front suspension is very stiff and they are thinking of cutting the springs back a little there. Brian is starting to look at the lighting now and showed us a copper/brass headlamp which looked quite unique. He was also brandishing a solid looking indicator. both could be labelled Steampunk and so don't be surprised if the bike kind'a looks that way :D
Didn't take anymore shots though. It's these guys build and don't wanna steal their thunder. You'll have to be patient for the unveiling whenever that is? :D

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Re: Whisker's New Build

Post by nanno » Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:49 am

IMPRESSIVE. :shock:

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Re: Whisker's New Build

Post by XLerate » Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:04 pm

Takes a certain type of persons [I won't say exactly WHICH type] to look at an engine & radiator sitting on a wooden table & say, "Stuart, I see a motorcycle in there somewhere..." and "Ah, yes, I see it too, now you mentions it..." :)

One beautiful build so far, can't wait to see the end results!

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Re: Whisker's New Build

Post by Dougy » Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:16 am

Bloody brilliant and veeeery cool bike you've made there whisker 8) ¬ I'm ready for more pics now :).....
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Re: Whisker's New Build

Post by Henk » Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:39 pm

What a big engine. I can't hardly wait to see the bike finished.

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Re: Whisker's New Build

Post by Stuart » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:24 pm

A picture board displayed by Whisker's at The Big Knock 2012. Some parts are hidden or have been removed for reason's of secrecy I'm told 8)
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Re: Whisker's New Build

Post by dieselbikin » Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:54 am

That is the coolest bike ever! Very interested in the drivetrain.
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Re: Whisker's New Build

Post by silver fox » Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:55 am

That is a serious bit of kit. I'd love to see it on the road :D

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Re: Whisker's New Build

Post by Stuart » Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:28 pm

silver fox wrote:That is a serious bit of kit. I'd love to see it on the road :D
I don't think we will have long to wait :D I expect it will be seen at the Bulldog bash in the next month or six weeks?

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Re: Whisker's New Build

Post by Stuart » Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:45 pm

Whisker's tells me he is sorting some final clutch problems before taking the bike to the Bulldog bash this weekend. There it will be run up the drag strip and I for one wish him well 8)
Any shots or film of the bike that emerges may show the bike minus some trim as they have been up against it time wise so bear that in mind :!:

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Re: Whisker's New Build

Post by Sphere » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:04 pm

Now you got me all excited!
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