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Postby plummerfrombruges » Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:08 am

Goodmorning everybody,

let me introduce myself, my name is Andy, Plumber, live in Bruges Belgium and 49 years old.

I have a history of 20 years on ships as a mechanic and skipper.

A dieselbike project is what brings me here.

Want to make a chinese 2 cylinder in a Honda CX 500 frame to fit.

Do you think its possible ?

Regards,

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Re: plummerfrombruges, new member from Belgium

Postby sbrumby » Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:14 am

Welcome to the forum Andy, nothing is impossible, but you have 2 major problems with that combination. 1 space will be an issue the cx500 is a very compact bike and not big in size. 2 like everyone that wants to use a shaft drive with a ready made gearbox final road speed could be an issue as the revs on the cx could be 8000 the Chinese engine will top out at 3600. Hope this helps.
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Re: plummerfrombruges, new member from Belgium

Postby Tetronator » Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:00 am

Welkom op het forum Andy!

I've seen a CX 500 with an Kubota D722 in it so I think it should be possible to fit it but the gearing might be a problem.

The cx650 runs about 80km/h at 3600 RPM in top gear. Now you might be able to increase the max RPM to 4000 but that will only give you an extra 15 km/h... And that's flat out.

I also believe the CX500 is sharing its engine oil bath with the transmission.

But if you ditch the manual transmission and go the CVT route its really doable.

Examples;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Blh_TBdIJxI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnrX5DSYhhw


Hope it helps!
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Postby plummerfrombruges » Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:45 pm

Thank you both for the fast reply.

I could go for plan B , wich is bying a yamaha diversion 600 and put a hatz diesel(or chinese copy)with 10 or 12 hp in it and use a cvt.

Would this bike a better option for my project?

I would use it on the better weather days as i have to drive every day 200km for work.

Dont want to make it to difficult for my first build.

Grtz,

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Postby Eddy Wane » Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:07 pm

Hi Andy.
Welcome to the forum.

I am attempting a CX 500 build with an Aixam Kubota engine (see my posts). A bike has been built before and there is a Youtube video, look for CX500 diesel. Using the original CVT from the Aixam is a no no as there is not enough space in the stock frame. The engine almost touches the front wheel.

There is a company here in the UK, Gemini karts, that have a suitable drive for the build but it costs over £300. The CX engine does not have a gearbox that is able to be used as it is integrated in the engine casings. I have not done much with my build over the last few months.

One thought, if I use the car setup, was to convert the bike into a chopper and rake the frame then add longer forks. It seems that this is not practical for normal road use according to a chopper site I visited. Radical fork extensions are normally for show bikes which usually are not ridden.

I wish you luck with your project and I might be able to glean information from you.

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Re: plummerfrombruges, new member from Belgium

Postby Tetronator » Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:11 pm

plummerfrombruges wrote:Thank you both for the fast reply.

I could go for plan B , wich is bying a yamaha diversion 600 and put a hatz diesel(or chinese copy)with 10 or 12 hp in it and use a cvt.

Would this bike a better option for my project?

I would use it on the better weather days as i have to drive every day 200km for work.

Dont want to make it to difficult for my first build.

Grtz,

Andy


That'll work, I think.

Try getting into contact with alexanderfoti, hes build an XJ 600 diesel. All-tough I believe he used a gearbox from a superdream.
Shouldn't be much of a hassle to replace that with a CVT, right?

His build tread;
http://www.suckindiesel.com/thingy/viewtopic.php?t=2509
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Re: plummerfrombruges, new member from Belgium

Postby UAofE » Fri Apr 03, 2015 1:31 pm



I want to be nice here....but between the welding, belt, PC "cooling" fans, welding exhaust flex pipe to cast iron and spider nest of all the same-color wires....that bike is just plain dangerous to be on public roads.
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Re: plummerfrombruges, new member from Belgium

Postby BertTrack » Fri Apr 03, 2015 6:29 pm

Hello i'm about 40 km's from you so maybe if need be we can meet up.
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Re: plummerfrombruges, new member from Belgium

Postby Tetronator » Fri Apr 03, 2015 6:38 pm

UAofE wrote:


I want to be nice here....but between the welding, belt, PC "cooling" fans, welding exhaust flex pipe to cast iron and spider nest of all the same-color wires....that bike is just plain dangerous to be on public roads.


Maybe so, maybe not. Not judging on his bike building as I have yet to start building mine. But he might have some pointers which will help out our Belgian Plummer, that's all I'm aiming for here.
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