The Big Knock 2014

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Re: The Big Knock 2014

Postby brucey » Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:47 pm

Stuart,

Many thanks to you and everyone else who helped organise such a great event. I had a brilliant time and have never met a bunch of such nice people with a common interest all in one place before.

I had only ever seen one Diesel motorbike (at about 25m) in the flesh before I attended the Big Knock. I was overwhelmed by the sheer diversity and ingenuity of the people and their creations.

You have all inspired me to get on with my own Robin Enfield project (if I can ever get my engine to start again!) and I hope to ride it to next years Big Knock!

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Re: The Big Knock 2014

Postby alexanderfoti » Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:24 pm

A great weekend of camping and event better spread of diesel bikes. Great weekend out and had a great time. Apart from the rather embarrasing bit where my fuel pipe popped of for everbody to see whilst I was stiting on the bike like an ejit, I had a great time! Did around 270 miles all in on the diesel bike with no problems.

Thanks to Tim for letting me have a ride out on his new creations, they are very nice bikes indeed, the 482 is a dream to ride and the engine is very much smoother than my single, I am on the hunt for one now!

A video of the rideout should be on its way too.

My pics are here: http://fotifixes.com/2014/06/03/the-big-knock-2014/

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Re: The Big Knock 2014

Postby Stuart » Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:24 pm

Good to see you Brucey & glad that we had some bikes along with similar engines :-)
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Re: The Big Knock 2014

Postby Eddy Wane » Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:05 pm

Great pictures of the weekend, sorry I was not there. What info is there on the Zeus outfit?
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Re: The Big Knock 2014

Postby alexanderfoti » Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:24 am

Eddy Wane wrote:Great pictures of the weekend, sorry I was not there. What info is there on the Zeus outfit?


Thanks!

I have seen it a couple of times but havent found any info on the net, not sure if its a custom home made jobbie?
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Re: The Big Knock 2014

Postby alexanderfoti » Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:25 am

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Re: The Big Knock 2014

Postby Diesel Dave » Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:33 am

What was your fuel pipe issue Alex?
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Re: The Big Knock 2014

Postby alexanderfoti » Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:54 am

Diesel Dave wrote:What was your fuel pipe issue Alex?


Just down to my stupidity. I forgot the clips to hold the rubber fuel pipe onto the injector pump. It choose the beginning of the rally to pop off and spew the contents of my fuel tank over my engine until I turned the lift pump off heh.
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Re: The Big Knock 2014

Postby Diesel Dave » Thu Jun 05, 2014 12:09 pm

Should have asked me Alex - always have spares for such emergencies.

I had the same thing on the Tiger last year - it must have pumped about a gallon over my left leg and boot.
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Re: The Big Knock 2014

Postby alexanderfoti » Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:00 pm

Diesel Dave wrote:Should have asked me Alex - always have spares for such emergencies.

I had the same thing on the Tiger last year - it must have pumped about a gallon over my left leg and boot.


Ah its all good. I had a spare in the top box. Thanks though.

Yeah probably lost 2 liters in 30 seconds lol
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Re: The Big Knock 2014

Postby Stuart » Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:51 pm

Finally got a report up. Sorry about the delay: http://www.dieselbike.net/BritishRally1 ... ally14.htm
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Re: The Big Knock 2014

Postby alexanderfoti » Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:45 pm

Just watched the ride out vid, sorry to the guy on the while veg powered trike behind me, didnt get to say hi, but I completey smoked you out once we got to that steep hill! hehe

http://youtu.be/g5bSsWha85g?t=24m13s

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Re: The Big Knock 2014

Postby Dan J » Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:04 pm

That is absolutely superb :lol:
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Re: The Big Knock 2014

Postby alexanderfoti » Wed Jul 30, 2014 6:43 pm

Dan J wrote:That is absolutely superb :lol:


At least it smelt like chips! :P :P
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