Hardley a Davidson diesel Project

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Re: Hardley a Davidson diesel Project

Post by Dougy » Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:29 am

Nice one Curtis, my kevlar belt lasted 28 miles (personal best :P ) do you have the same CVT as me ? If you have I've found another belt manufacturer in the states, not 'rotary', its on my computer somwhere, I'll post it later as I would'nt mind some feedback on them before I bought one :lol: .
Good luck with your new bike as well an post all your mods.
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Re: Hardley a Davidson diesel Project

Post by gilburton » Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:15 pm

Dougy wrote:Cheers mate an thanks for thinking of me :) , I've already used them, they seem like good people, I've been buying up genuine comet belts (I dont think much of the rotary belts they sell :( ) I've had good results from the Comet one I've got fitted, so I've bought another three.......thats me sorted for the next 30 miles :P
Are you still getting the heat problems?? I just wondered if this was due to the wrong rpm range as these are usually set up for petrol(gas) engines?? Maybe the pulley(s) are slipping or not fully closing causing friction which in turn softens/chews up the belts??
This is one of the reasons I chose the aixam cvt as I figured if it could haul along a small car with up to 4 people it could handle me on a bike(no weight jokes :D )
Only thing wrong with this is the size of it as it's certainly not as neat as the comet on a small bike.
I've had mine up to 40mph with no real problems but I want to fit a new belt as I'm using the original worn one and also look at the gearing after I've tried it on the road properly.
I've fitted a fairly restrictive silencer so I might just try the original robin silencer to see if it improves the revs/speed.
I've ordered a v belt pulley so that I can fit the 2cv alternator but as we are in the middle of a public holiday(Queens jubilee) I don't expect to get it until the end of next week.
If you decide to abandon cvt have a look at the villiers gearbox as it sits vertically and just might fit :roll:

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Re: Hardley a Davidson diesel Project

Post by Dougy » Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:03 am

I finally sussed how to stop breaking the belts, I put a oilite bearing on the front pully, now when she's ticking over the belt stops an does'nt rub on the shaft, the oilite bush takes the stick instead ! :D

Its a bit naff but I made this vid for Freya to take to school and show HER bike :) .
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paA0j72DAU0&feature=plcp
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Re: Hardley a Davidson diesel Project

Post by pietenpol2002 » Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:44 pm

Just an excellent vid Dougy. Made my day!!
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Re: Hardley a Davidson diesel Project

Post by gilburton » Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:36 pm

Nice video. Nice and simple standard looking bike,could almost be off the production line :lol:

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Re: Hardley a Davidson diesel Project

Post by alexanderfoti » Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:37 pm

Love the video, and glad you got the CVT issues sorted! I seem to have an issue with my drive chain rubbing on the primary cover :( bad times.

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Re: Hardley a Davidson diesel Project

Post by espe » Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:32 pm

You've created a jewel out of a pile of rubbish, very nicely done!
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Re: Hardley a Davidson diesel Project

Post by Rhynri » Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:47 pm

Congratulations on building by and far away one of the most fuel efficient Harley's ever built. :lol:

Not only are you great at picking up the skills to make this (as I see you have learned a few!) but you are a great Dad. Little Freya is one lucky girl to have a great father to risk life and fingers for such an amazing gift!

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Re: Hardley a Davidson diesel Project

Post by Dougy » Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:24 pm

Thanks guys :oops: :)
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Re: Hardley a Davidson diesel Project

Post by Rhynri » Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:41 pm

Upon review of your pictures, it appears fingers have already been risked and so thank you for risking them again! :lol:

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Re: Hardley a Davidson diesel Project

Post by HondaJohn » Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:10 am

You ran your bike at Pendine? Excellent!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSHjCXF95s4

I'm sorry I didn't see that earlier, looks like you did well :D

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Re: Hardley a Davidson diesel Project

Post by Curtis in Texas » Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:21 am

Darn u tube blocked the video in the USA.
It only cost a little more to go first class,
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Re: Hardley a Davidson diesel Project

Post by pietenpol2002 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:55 am

Nah Curtis, it's only Texas that censors that kind of stuff. We can get here in the other states. Probably considered a bit to "racy" for the average Texan.
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