Mouse's New Build

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Mouse's New Build

Post by pietenpol2002 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:26 pm

Shame I couldn't make the trip myself as I was in the shed making my next diesel bike.
I noticed this quote from Mouse regarding the Hamm event on the Facebook page. Russell, are you holding out on us. Your blow-by-blow accounts of past builds here on the forum have been so wonderful to follow. Anything you can share with us?
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Re: Mouse's New Build

Post by Tetronator » Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:13 pm

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Re: Mouse's New Build

Post by Mouse » Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:10 pm

Hi There.

Sorry for keeping this one in the dark a bit. I've been wanting to start this project ever since the 1900cc siezed up and spat a con rod out of the side of the engine which was probably 4(5?) years ago and I really really didn't want to turn into one of those blokes that sits in the pub getting older and older whilst telling the same tale about the show winning chopper he is allegedly making in the shed....I'm sure we've all met one. Not wanting to make a deal of it I've had a few years of relationship difficulties and health issues which were so bad at one point I thought I'd have to give up riding altogether and loose the ability to work for a living. This has meant that what project work I've done has been sporadic at best and on permanent hold at worst. However all these things are mostly behind me now and I'm cracking on with it and getting back into the flow of metal wrangling again.

By far the biggest thing I did for the project was buy a BH600 Lathe just over a year ago so I could make the parts needed for the engine couplings etc.
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This involved getting it down a flight of ricketey steps to the shed as I have no rear access to the garden.
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I must say that other than a large slice of damned bad luck I have little regrets in my overall life decisions but if I was keeping a list one of them would be not going teetotal and eating beans on toast for months on end so I could have bought a decent lathe when I was in my 20s!

Rest assured there are a bazilion photos been taken of what I have done so far on the project. All I need to do is get over the major engineering problems so I can see the end of the project and I'll start drip feeding you a photographic montage of metal wrangling .....

I'll tease you a bit by saying I got the intercooler mounted this weekend. 8)
Kubota Z482 which is plodding on with unnerving reliability. Three years so far.
1900 Diesel Bike being rebuilt with better clutch control.

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Re: Mouse's New Build

Post by pietenpol2002 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:01 am

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Mouse, your taunts are killing us. And if memory serves, this must be your first dalliance with a turbo. At least on a bike. I do love the lathe.

BTW, have you considered an upgrade for Molly?

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Re: Mouse's New Build

Post by Mouse » Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:25 pm

pietenpol2002 wrote:upgrade for Molly?
I have recently acquired a Nose Cone...
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...and an acrylic space bubble. :idea: :wink:
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Kubota Z482 which is plodding on with unnerving reliability. Three years so far.
1900 Diesel Bike being rebuilt with better clutch control.

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Re: Mouse's New Build

Post by Mouse » Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:15 pm

I cracked and started a build blog :idea:
Kubota Z482 which is plodding on with unnerving reliability. Three years so far.
1900 Diesel Bike being rebuilt with better clutch control.

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