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Re: Smart Tiger build thread

Post by Sphere » Sat May 29, 2010 8:00 pm

mr chips wrote:Hey Neil, thought I'd check in and see how you're getting on! My trike has been rebuilt and is pretty much three-quarters new. The 58bhp TUD engine has been replaced by a 90bhp 1.7 XUDT with turbo and intercooler - ooh, baby! Should be back on the road very soon, so will try to finally get down to you soon for a yarn.
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Re: Smart Tiger build thread

Post by mr chips » Sat May 29, 2010 10:43 pm

Oh, alright then ... 8) tell ya what, I won't hijack this thread but will stick something in my one.
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Re: Smart Tiger build thread

Post by coachgeo » Thu Jun 10, 2010 6:18 pm

Oil sump. PLEASEEEEEE do something with your Sump. After seeing the below pic.... I can see you loose all your work by something stupid that takes out your oil pan

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Re: Smart Tiger build thread

Post by Stuart » Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:16 pm

Neil is gonna sort that of course :D He was just in a hurry to make the rally and didn't have time to fine tune stuff :D If you want any better quality pictures by email drop me a line and I'll send them on 8)

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Re: Smart Tiger build thread

Post by Crazymanneil » Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:45 pm

Absolutely right Coach, as a few people have noticed now. This is just the standard sump as the bike was only on the road 3 weeks. (one of which was replacing the transmission!) Also the primary cover is to be replaced and a few other footery things like a new clutch lever. I suspect I'll always be tweaking!

But yes, I will fix sump shortly by putting some rollers on the bottom.


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Re: Smart Tiger build thread

Post by coachgeo » Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:19 pm

why joke :D new pan, skidplate with rollers. Sound like the trick to me 8)

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Re: Smart Tiger build thread

Post by coachgeo » Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:20 pm

why joke :D new pan, skidplate or skid bars, either one with rollers. Sound trick to me 8)

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Re: Smart Tiger build thread

Post by Stuart » Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:59 pm

And just to add to this thread, I now have number 2 and am very pleased with it! :D See the bike completed with new sump in the link below.
http://www.suckindiesel.com/?page_id=2061

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All that torque makes for an easy ride and such is the roll on acceleration that she overtakes cars like they are standing still. Its just what I'd expect from a bike like this and more. All that and I'm still getting excellent MPG figures.
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Re: Smart Tiger build thread

Post by coachgeo » Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:17 pm

Sweeet.

Been wondering if I can import a wrecked diesel smart into US from Canada as a parts car ?

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Re: Smart Tiger build thread

Post by LocomotiveBreath » Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:42 pm

coachgeo wrote:Sweeet.

Been wondering if I can import a wrecked diesel smart into US from Canada as a parts car ?
I think the Briggs Diesel would still be a better choice here in the States. Diesel Smart engines are not as common. How are you doing with your Tiger George?

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Re: Smart Tiger build thread

Post by Diesel Dave » Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:25 pm

I think Neil should concentrate on replacing that dodgy seat, the sump is already heavily modified by hitting things with it.

Kohler now own Lombardini don't they so LDW1003 should be available in the US?

No Ecu, No electronics.......


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Re: Smart Tiger build thread

Post by coachgeo » Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:14 pm

Diesel Dave wrote:... Kohler now own Lombardini don't they so LDW1003 should be available in the US?

No Ecu, No electronics.......
Yes and suprisingly the same engine in the US is model # KLDW1003.

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Re: Smart Tiger build thread

Post by R85/8 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:02 pm

Signing in :)

This is a great project. Also the first time I've thought a Tiger was worth having.

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Re: Smart Tiger build thread

Post by Crazymanneil » Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:09 am

Dave, ya leave a seat like that sitting around in a red box I might just acquire a new one for mine :mrgreen:

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Re: Smart Tiger build thread

Post by grahew » Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:26 am

Crazymanneil wrote:Another couple of pics. Engine and gearbox trial fitted to the frame and (very) thankfully the pulleys still line up ok. It seems like the full day spent tweaking the alignment of things was well spent since the original panels still fit (had to loose the original fuel tap though). Onward and upward :roll:

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Can i ask what gearbox you have used..........ta!

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Re: Smart Tiger build thread

Post by Rhynri » Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:20 pm

coachgeo wrote:
Diesel Dave wrote:... Kohler now own Lombardini don't they so LDW1003 should be available in the US?

No Ecu, No electronics.......
Yes and suprisingly the same engine in the US is model # KLDW1003.
and it's on Amazon, amusingly enough.

http://www.amazon.com/Kohler-Diesel-Eng ... B001C3PUF4

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Re: Smart Tiger build thread

Post by coachgeo » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:48 pm

Dave how does the Smart Tiger feel in weight/balance when riding compared to the Stock Tiger?

How tall are you?

Neil, same questions to you.

A recent post of a Tiger seller mentioning that 5'11 is minimum height for a Tiger rider is getting me little worried since Im only 5'8. Not too self conscious to add 1" to bottom of my boots but 3"-4" ... ...

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Re: Smart Tiger build thread

Post by Stuart » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:17 pm

I'm 5' 9" and manage ok. Neil lowered the bike for me - 20mm at the front & rotated the rear wheel spindle 180 degrees. Ok to manhandle on the flat but a nightmare on slopey campsites ( as I found out in Namur!).
Recently a guy asked to feel the weight of my bike by getting it up right at the local bike park. I had to laugh when he couldn't move & get it straight from being on the sidestand position :-)
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Re: Smart Tiger build thread

Post by coachgeo » Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:34 am

Stuart wrote:I'm 5' 9" and manage ok. Neil lowered the bike for me - 20mm at the front & rotated the rear wheel spindle 180 degrees....:-)
Good info, thank you. What is your Weight/Strength. I only got 150ish pounds of me to put into a heave hoe. Luckly am a little above average in strength.

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Re: Smart Tiger build thread

Post by Stuart » Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:38 am

Last time I weighed myself I was 14.5 stones. You can't approach a 'king' Tiger with faint heart - they are somewhat intimidating, even to tall folk :-) Put one up on its centre stand and it's enough to give even the biggest biker second thoughts..

But they are pussy cats when up & running.
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Re: Smart Tiger build thread

Post by coachgeo » Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:50 pm

Stuart wrote:Last time I weighed myself I was 14.5 stones. You can't approach a 'king' Tiger with faint heart - they are somewhat intimidating, even to tall folk :-) Put one up on its centre stand and it's enough to give even the biggest biker second thoughts..

But they are pussy cats when up & running.
Thanx....

converted that is yourself at 14.5 Stn / 203lb. Myself at 10.71St /150lb

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