Homemade 10 hp diesel bobber

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Homemade 10 hp diesel bobber

Post by sonofwind » Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:18 pm

Hi everyone.I built diesel bobber which has 10 hp diesel engine and 4 speed gearbox.It was finished last summer.I hope you like it.Let's look at my first video.
http://youtu.be/HbNlu3Sv7LM

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Re: Homemade 10 hp diesel bobber

Post by alexanderfoti » Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:21 pm

Looks great! Any more details?

Which gearbox are you using?

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Re: Homemade 10 hp diesel bobber

Post by gilburton » Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:49 pm

Looks like "Honda" on the r/h side of the black gearbox so I presume he is using a cut down engine??

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Re: Homemade 10 hp diesel bobber

Post by alexanderfoti » Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:01 pm

I couldnt see any engines/gearbox on the video?

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Re: Homemade 10 hp diesel bobber

Post by gilburton » Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:06 pm

He's got more videos on youtube including the complete bike.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCxwhViarZw

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Re: Homemade 10 hp diesel bobber

Post by gilburton » Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:09 pm

This is the beauty of using a chop type frame as you have plenty of room :)

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Re: Homemade 10 hp diesel bobber

Post by sonofwind » Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:59 pm

alexanderfoti wrote:Looks great! Any more details?

Which gearbox are you using?
Thank you very much.I purchased an old bike (honda cg 125 )engine from junkyard and used its gearbox.

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Re: Homemade 10 hp diesel bobber

Post by alexanderfoti » Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:02 pm

excellent.

How did you seal off the gearbox and drive it? Chain drive?

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Re: Homemade 10 hp diesel bobber

Post by sonofwind » Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:05 pm

gilburton wrote:Looks like "Honda" on the r/h side of the black gearbox so I presume he is using a cut down engine??
Yes,you'r right.You have found the answer. :D

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Re: Homemade 10 hp diesel bobber

Post by sonofwind » Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:09 pm

alexanderfoti wrote:excellent.

How did you seal off the gearbox and drive it? Chain drive?
Now,I'm using chain but I will change my transmission system with trıger pulley and belt.This is more quite than the chain drive.

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Re: Homemade 10 hp diesel bobber

Post by alexanderfoti » Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:11 pm

Great, I went with a belt primary, I have been very happy with it.

How do you keep the oil in the gearbox? Does the original clutch have a gear on the basket or is it chain driven internally?

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Re: Homemade 10 hp diesel bobber

Post by sonofwind » Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:14 pm

gilburton wrote:This is the beauty of using a chop type frame as you have plenty of room :)
Haha I know this room is a little bit untidy :D

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Re: Homemade 10 hp diesel bobber

Post by sonofwind » Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:20 pm

alexanderfoti wrote:Great, I went with a belt primary, I have been very happy with it.

How do you keep the oil in the gearbox? Does the original clutch have a gear on the basket or is it chain driven internally?
Yes,it has original wet clutch.I built a metal cover top of the gear box and used liquid gasket.May you send to me your bike photo.?

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Re: Homemade 10 hp diesel bobber

Post by alexanderfoti » Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:22 pm

All of the pictures of my bike are here:

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and the build pictures:

http://fotifixes.com/category/automotiv ... sel-xj600/

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Re: Homemade 10 hp diesel bobber

Post by sonofwind » Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:18 pm

alexanderfoti wrote:All of the pictures of my bike are here:

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and the build pictures:

http://fotifixes.com/category/automotiv ... sel-xj600/
Wow.Nice job and your belts are quiter than chain.I like it very much.I have to use triger belt system but I couldn't see any tensioner for belts.This is my main problem.I'm using homemade chain tensioner but it hasn't long life.These belts are very tight and how do you mount these belts on your pulley?Thanks for your help. :D

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Re: Homemade 10 hp diesel bobber

Post by alexanderfoti » Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:32 pm

Thank you indeed! Firstly I used 2 large section belts, as it allows me to run them a little less tensioned than 1 on its own.

I have a nut on the crank end, so I feed the belt onto the clutch pulley and use a spanner to twist it over the crank pulley.

I have done about 1500 miles and the belts are still tight and don't slip.

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Re: Homemade 10 hp diesel bobber

Post by sbrumby » Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:38 pm

Might be telling you something you already know but it is easier to fit the belt on the small pulley then put it on the large one last, needs far less force.
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Re: Homemade 10 hp diesel bobber

Post by alexanderfoti » Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:39 pm

sbrumby wrote:Might be telling you something you already know but it is easier to fit the belt on the small pulley then put it on the large one last, needs far less force.
I did try it that way, but the nut is on the crankshaft. The only way to do it on the bigger one would be to use the clutch nut and that has a very specific tighentic amount before it affects the clutch.

I only have to do it when I play with the clutch.

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Re: Homemade 10 hp diesel bobber

Post by sbrumby » Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:36 pm

I am sure you know what you are doing,What is this nut, are you not just stretching the belts onto the pulleys?
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Re: Homemade 10 hp diesel bobber

Post by alexanderfoti » Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:37 pm

Sorry, the nut I have on the cranck to turn the pulley after I have the best half on.

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