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Newbie from north east England

Postby Rudy » Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:37 pm

Hi all,

I made a few bikes before, but now I feel it's time to make a diesel one... I'll probably ask plenty of questions... I have no real plans yet and it will be slow build (due to money reasons)... I want to be able to do 80mph on what will be a custom cruiser frame, any suggestions or tips are more than welcome... If there is anybody in northeast England that wants to show me there creation just pm me...

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Re: Newbie from north east England

Postby Stuart » Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:07 am

Hi Rudi & welcome to the forum. 80mph? You'll need a higher revving car engine I suspect to achieve that rate than an old pump or generator engine.
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Re: Newbie from north east England

Postby gearhead1951 » Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:19 am

A Kubota triple 940cc with a turbo would do nicely ! Search facebook for " Dethmachine fabrications " for some excellent examples !!
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Re: Newbie from north east England

Postby Rudy » Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:41 pm

Thanks Stuart, I was considering a polo bluemotion, but I've seen a lovely smart chopper...

http://www.emc-europeanmotorcyclecompany.eu

I'll have a look at the Kunitz triple gearhead1951

At the moment very much just in the planning/designing/ head scratching stage...
Will start the build when the weather gets worse...
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Re: Newbie from north east England

Postby gilburton » Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:55 pm

If you are thinking of a car type engine a chop/cruiser type frame will certainly have plenty of room.
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Re: Newbie from north east England

Postby Rudy » Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:41 pm

That's the main reason for the chop (and i like them)

If you look at the triump rocket III that's got a massive engine.
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Re: Newbie from north east England

Postby gilburton » Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:16 pm

Get a frame with a v5 as it will save a lot of hassle.
I presume you will be going the shaft drive route or are you thinking of across the frame with chain drive?
Only problem with across the frame and a car engine is that the drive will be off the end of the engine meaning you may have to have a jackshaft arrangement to bring the drive in to alignment with a gearbox.
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Re: Newbie from north east England

Postby Rudy » Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:40 am

Yeah, frame with v5 is a must

The gearbox is depending on the engine I end up using.

I was thinking of belt/chain to the rear wheel as it's easier to change the gearing

I've seen a shaft to chain converter on here that should help with the alignment

I never thought that far down the line yet...
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