The FrankenBrick Smart BMW build

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Re: The FrankenBrick Smart BMW build

Post by Diesel Dave » Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:42 pm

The Lombardini was an LDW1003.

The Enfield now sports a Yanmar L100 clone of something like 450cc, lets just say they seem to be little Chinese pony's rather than stonking great Shire Horses with hairy feet.

I must see if the starter motor has a code on it.....certainly would save buying a new battery every 2 years.

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Re: The FrankenBrick Smart BMW build

Post by touchwoodsden » Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:38 pm

Diesel Dave wrote:....certainly would save buying a new battery every 2 years.
I was talking with Dave Angel in the pub at Stafford bike show and it seems that MotoBatt batteries have phenominal CCA at expense of short life.
2 years is the norm it seems.
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Re: The FrankenBrick Smart BMW build

Post by Diesel Dave » Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:51 pm

There have been lots of complaints about Motobat quality going downhill in the past 2 years - it's rife on the Honda CB750 forums...

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Re: The FrankenBrick Smart BMW build

Post by mark_in_manchester » Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:46 pm

Reading your cooling problems - mine just did the same thing (Daihatsu engine #2). Except it got hot on a run, poured rusty water over my left leg, and then stopped squirting it out and settled down again without overheating. I know my rad cap is dodgy - I have fingers crossed for this. Otherwise - I don't know. I think I may be running out of steam after 12 years, and perhaps it will be time to sell it all on and go back to TS250/1 power - still my most reliable vehicle, and the one which these days is never taxed.

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Re: The FrankenBrick Smart BMW build

Post by sbrumby » Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:20 am

Dave on the spring starter, ages ago I did some investigation on this subject cant remember the company, eventually I got a price from them and the size was too big. The price would have bought 10 batteries. On the battery situation I think I wrote on this as well. Started with gel battery, on the big bike I have two both failed within a short time, they give no warning and go from 12v to zero. They give high outputs through having more plates in a given area separated by wading of some type but when they fail they fail. Lead acid usually gives plenty of warning.
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Re: The FrankenBrick Smart BMW build

Post by pietenpol2002 » Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:47 am

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Re: The FrankenBrick Smart BMW build

Post by coachgeo » Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:39 pm

Those are cool. Not sure I would want that stud the handle goes onto stab into a leg if you had to lay the bike down though.

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