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by smokyjoe
Tue May 24, 2011 1:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Need members advice, thanks
Replies: 36
Views: 9428

Re: Need members advice, thanks

Hey Cris, It might just be something stupid wrong with it, like a gunked up fuel filter or a bad hose going to the injection pump. I flushed the fuel tank on my engine and replaced the hoses before I even tried to start it. The line going to the injector was full of air, I just cracked open the fitt...
by smokyjoe
Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:45 am
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: VW Powered Dnepr
Replies: 22
Views: 10800

Re: VW Powered Dnepr

Should idle OK at 500 RPM. My 1.6 Diesel VW car will idle REAL slow, but shakes like heck, at 500 RPM it is not bad but clutch chatters when engaging. I drove it in 4th gear when the shift linkage broke and stuck, I had to slip the clutch a lot taking off but made it home after stalling a lot. But, ...
by smokyjoe
Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:21 am
Forum: Media
Topic: hatz dieselchopper no info
Replies: 26
Views: 11515

Re: hatz dieselchopper no info

+Another cool video, Nice!
by smokyjoe
Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:43 am
Forum: ENGINE RELATED TOPICS
Topic: Which engine should i use
Replies: 4
Views: 1880

Re: witch engine should i use

If you want to cruise at 80 you'll need about 25 HP+! Quite a heavy Diesel, then you'll need a heavier frame, wheels, and transmission, which will add more weight, requiring more horsepower to get decent acceleration, etc. etc. Check what other successful builders have done on this site and their re...
by smokyjoe
Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:32 am
Forum: Electrical Related Topics
Topic: Lighter starter motor
Replies: 13
Views: 5399

Re: Lighter starter motor

I've a big old ancient Lister 2 cylinder with electric starter (it also has a crank just to taunt the hapless soul with a dead battery!) The starting procedure is just as you say, flip the decompression levers on both cylinders, hit the starter and when it is up to speed, flip off the decompressors....
by smokyjoe
Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:44 am
Forum: CVT Info
Topic: yamaha cvt to...
Replies: 11
Views: 3721

Re: yamaha cvt to...

All I can find (you've probably seen the same thing) is that that eBay driven unit is for a Manco go-cart, I looked at the old Comet website (they're now temporarily defunct) and couldn't find that number so it seems to be a proprietary unit. For the price, it may be worth getting to experiment with...
by smokyjoe
Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:49 am
Forum: CVT Info
Topic: yamaha cvt to...
Replies: 11
Views: 3721

eBay Cheap Driven unit 7/8" shaft!

I checked at fleaBay.... Tons of Comet stuff, here's a driven unit close to what I've got:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Comet-Torque-Conver ... 53e43aeaf1
by smokyjoe
Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:24 am
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: hey! fellas ...
Replies: 1
Views: 688

Re: hey! fellas ...

Hey there! Check out the bikes in the pictures on this site, there are a couple of Honda CB350's, etc. I picked up a Suzuki GS550 "cruiser" about 20 years ago? (can't remember exactly) to use as a base for a Diesel bike, but at the time couldn't find an engine I could afford. I bought an old Hatz on...
by smokyjoe
Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:11 am
Forum: CVT Info
Topic: yamaha cvt to...
Replies: 11
Views: 3721

Re: yamaha cvt to...

I like the idea of making a taper to fit your crank. With a taper attachment lathe setup (or the cross slide on a larger lathe) it is not hard to bore either a tapered bushing to adapt to a straight bore CVT or to make a flange with a tapered ID to fit a larger CVT drive pulley. I would machine the ...
by smokyjoe
Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Diesel Bike Contest
Replies: 5
Views: 1386

Re: Diesel Bike Contest

Some works of art! I'll bet these machines do the job intended of them, and do it well. Heck, I wouldn't want any speed out of them if I was sitting on the bench in the back! I like the springer fork, is that an ancient pre-war Enfield one? This is one of the universal truths, that a springer fork i...
by smokyjoe
Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:13 pm
Forum: Classified Section
Topic: 2 Cycle Detroit 6V53T Trike on Ebay
Replies: 2
Views: 982

Re: 2 Cycle Detroit 6V53T Trike on Ebay

Awesome- This thing has to have SOME history- I love those old Detroits!
by smokyjoe
Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:06 pm
Forum: Fuelling & Injector issues
Topic: Yanmar L90 problem
Replies: 5
Views: 3190

Re: Yanmar L90 problem

You should be able to find the manual online for the Yanmar (check the "engine manuals" links in this group). Sounds like me that either it is too cold for the fuel to really ignite well (the smoke you are getting is mostly fuel vapor), or as you say the timing or vaporisation of the fuel is off. Th...
by smokyjoe
Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:30 am
Forum: ENGINE RELATED TOPICS
Topic: Is anyone out there converting a petrol engine to diesel?
Replies: 115
Views: 45016

Re: Is anyone out there converting a petrol engine to diesel?

This would be an interesting exercise, but it would take on the pursuit of a one-man R&D team. If you are pursuing just a diesel bike to ride it would be a daunting and probably frustrating exercise. If you like to tinker and "show them that it could be done", then it would be a fun pastime. Here ar...
by smokyjoe
Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: Switching the Exhaust/Inlet on Greaves - HELP
Replies: 6
Views: 2324

Re: Switching the Exhaust/Inlet on Greaves - HELP

Beautiful machine, well done.
by smokyjoe
Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: Exhaust, Turbo, Cooling & Induction Related Topics
Topic: Swapping Intake and Exhaust -Opinions???
Replies: 3
Views: 1809

Swapping Intake and Exhaust -Opinions???

I've been trying to work out a reasonably straightforward exhaust for my Hatz E79 powered Suzuki, and it seems impossible to do without a gazillion 90 degree bends to bring the exhaust from the "rear" of the engine to the muffler, and over and around the jackshaft without burning my ankle. What is d...
by smokyjoe
Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:29 am
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: 1974 800cc V twin in BMW R80 Frame.
Replies: 119
Views: 67774

Re: 1974 800cc V twin in BMW R80 Frame.

Hey Mouse, I have to say it, you are beautiful, Bro! That dog trailer is the most innovative thing that I have ever seen in my life! And your dog seems to enjoy it. Your bike is pretty darn good, too. My helmet is off to you, job well done! I had copper tubing crack like yours did on a pressurized f...
by smokyjoe
Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: alloy cylinder head repair - possible on a diesel?
Replies: 7
Views: 3327

Re: alloy cylinder head repair - possible on a diesel?

Hi mark, Does any of these engines shoe lots of soot in the water jacket? That would be a sure sign of either head gasket failure or head cracking. I have had the same experience with VW engines like albertaphil- cracking between valve seats- no worry. You could pressure test the block/head assembly...
by smokyjoe
Wed Sep 08, 2010 2:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: HDT at Bonneville 2010
Replies: 2
Views: 885

Re: HDT at Bonneville 2010

Nice looking machine, but that thing looks like it smokes more than my Hatz! But, I shouldn't talk 'cause mine is STILL sitting in the garage in bits. I would've thought that they could have coaxed more speed out of that than 102 MPH. Maybe you're right, I think they didn't want to blow up their one...
by smokyjoe
Wed Sep 08, 2010 2:34 am
Forum: Classified Section
Topic: Caterpillar-Perkins c1.1 eBay
Replies: 1
Views: 786

Re: Caterpillar-Perkins c1.1 eBay

Geez Dave, I hope that you scoffed one of these up! It is a steal for a brand new unit! One of these would go nice in your Dnepr.
by smokyjoe
Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:22 am
Forum: Classified Section
Topic: Lombardini and Ruggerini/Deutz engines in U.S. for Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 583

Lombardini and Ruggerini/Deutz engines in U.S. for Sale

I have a Ruggerini/Deutz engine and a Lombardini for sale- both are in excellent condition and approx. 6-7 HP??? They are newer, modern designs, electric start, and have "automotive style" throttles, not constant speed. I will post pictures and more details if there is any interest. I can crate and ...
by smokyjoe
Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:14 pm
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: 1974 800cc V twin in BMW R80 Frame.
Replies: 119
Views: 67774

Re: 1974 800cc V twin in BMW R80 Frame.

Good job Mouse!!!! But what about the "missing" valve stem locking collet piece that was down in the sump? Did you find it? I hope it isn't still in there waiting to jam up between a moving and an immovable object deep down in the bowels of that beast. Your bike makes me want to use an old Beemer fo...
by smokyjoe
Sat Aug 21, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I went to HDT again!
Replies: 41
Views: 33461

Re: I went to HDT again!

They were the Kawasaki Mule Diesel, said "Diesel" right on them, kind of a desert tan color. Looked same as the civvy models, nothing special. Also were about 4 of the of the smaller "ride on" ATV types on the trailer (vs. the bench seat Mule), couldn't get a good look at them, but were same color. ...
by smokyjoe
Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I went to HDT again!
Replies: 41
Views: 33461

Re: I went to HDT again!

Just got back from an almost nonstop trip to Florida and back (in a cage) and saw a couple of trucks near Ft. Bragg (home of the U.S. Army Special Forces) with Diesel ATV's on them. That got me a thinkin', I don't know if the 2-wheeler is really practical for military use- They can't carry much stuf...
by smokyjoe
Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: BIKE BUILDING Threads
Topic: 1974 800cc V twin in BMW R80 Frame.
Replies: 119
Views: 67774

Re: 1974 800cc V twin in BMW R80 Frame.

Yay! :D I'm happy fer ya', Good work!!! I wish you many happy miles, that's a great beast you got there.
by smokyjoe
Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:34 am
Forum: Classified Section
Topic: Ruggerini twin & clutch & gearbox £30 start * SOLD *
Replies: 6
Views: 1365

Re: Ruggerini twin & clutch & gearbox £30 start

Duh, I see now that it was listed under Boat engines! But I've never seen a Diesel set up like that in a small sailboat, usually they use a small Paragon-type gearbox, not something that looks like it belongs in a 1954 Peugeot! It works out well being almost deaf in the right ear (driving outside th...
by smokyjoe
Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:30 am
Forum: Classified Section
Topic: Ruggerini twin & clutch & gearbox £30 start * SOLD *
Replies: 6
Views: 1365

Re: Ruggerini twin & clutch & gearbox £30 start

What could that little engine and gearbox have come out of? Doesn't quite look like a small tractor or mower setup. Really cute deal, I would've wanted it if it was on this side of the pond, and maybe would've driven 700 miles to get it! (but I think that I would have spared my wife the trip, she wo...
by smokyjoe
Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:38 pm
Forum: ENGINE RELATED TOPICS
Topic: Who has tried ATV diesels?
Replies: 12
Views: 4635

Re: Who has tried ATV diesels?

Too bad if you can't scoff up that CVT, it would save you about $300! But the engine isn't one to pass up, and if you want a CVT they can be found on eBay cheap if you look long enough. A friend has a Kubota 4wd utility vehicle, it has the same engine I have for my "second project", a Kubota D950 3 ...
by smokyjoe
Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:40 am
Forum: Documentation issues
Topic: US registration
Replies: 7
Views: 3387

Re: US registration

I talked to the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles and they have a process for a "manufactured bike", all you need is bills of sales for all major components (and the transferred clear title if you are registering your bike as a Suzuki, etc.) Then you show up at a designated Massachusetts DOT ...
by smokyjoe
Thu Jul 22, 2010 1:54 am
Forum: ENGINE RELATED TOPICS
Topic: Who has tried ATV diesels?
Replies: 12
Views: 4635

Re: Who has tried ATV diesels?

Hey Karmadog- Sounds like you've got a good find! Does the stocker on a pallet have the CVT assembly? Or do you have the CVT on the wrecked machine? I've done a bit of work with the V-twin gas Gator a few years ago as the farm I worked at had one, it was used to haul horse manure in the dump bed and...
by smokyjoe
Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:37 am
Forum: Diesel Fuel
Topic: On Biodiesel and other alternative fuel for diesel engine
Replies: 12
Views: 6602

Re: On Biodiesel and other alternative fuel for diesel engine

Biodiesel has seemed to have a niche commercial market here in the Northeast US. Most of the local colleges and some of the towns run their Diesel vehicles on Bio, but some have had problems, mainly due to ignorance IMHO. Of course, this is the touchey-feely green living Northeast US. There is a loc...