The Jatalian

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pietenpol2002
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Re: The Jatalian

Post by pietenpol2002 » Tue May 11, 2021 5:38 pm

Ron

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Re: The Jatalian

Post by cheesy » Tue May 11, 2021 11:07 pm

Ha. What a way to ditch the cops.
I’m not sure the Jatalian will even get up the hill by my house yet.
Mike
2004 Lombardini 15LD315 looking for a steed
1979 Honda CX500
1977 VeloSolex 4600 V3
1973 VeloSolex 3800
2007 Ural Gear Up

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Re: The Jatalian

Post by cheesy » Sun Jun 06, 2021 11:49 am

Since my last post, I managed to get the engine down from the bench to the floor, next to the frame. That's it. On the other hand, I've done 15 airplane rides for work, told my boss he could fire me if he didn't like my attitude, spent some time in Puerto Rico with a good customer, and dug out our pop up camper for the first time since June of 2017. The camper will need less work than I thought it would.
Mike
2004 Lombardini 15LD315 looking for a steed
1979 Honda CX500
1977 VeloSolex 4600 V3
1973 VeloSolex 3800
2007 Ural Gear Up

"I don't even care about my problems, why should I care about yours?"-A quote on a favorite t-shirt

cheesy
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Re: The Jatalian

Post by cheesy » Fri Aug 13, 2021 12:03 pm

So, it's been two months since my last post. Not a thing has happened with the Jatalian since then, either. I'm still being run hard and put away wet by my employer but there are only 79 days left until retirement. I had planned on working on the bike last week while on vacation but my Wrangler felt jealous and demanded garage time. And it's been too bloody hot to be in the garage.

But, last Tuesday, this fell into my lap.
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It's a 1976 Honda CB750F powered by an 18hp Briggs & Stratton Twin II boxer. Shades of Solex, it's friction drive. It uses a Tower Lawnmower 5 speed transmission. Most of this thing will be easy to suss out but it has been sitting since '03 with fuel in the tank. I'm not sure it will even burn and the inside of the tank is pretty icky.

One major change that will be made is to change the 'clutch' from cable to hydraulic. The clutch cable moves the transmission away from the engine to shift gears. There are at least three heavy springs to pull against and no bushings at the pivots. Five times pulling that lever and my hand was dead.
Mike
2004 Lombardini 15LD315 looking for a steed
1979 Honda CX500
1977 VeloSolex 4600 V3
1973 VeloSolex 3800
2007 Ural Gear Up

"I don't even care about my problems, why should I care about yours?"-A quote on a favorite t-shirt

pietenpol2002
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Re: The Jatalian

Post by pietenpol2002 » Fri Aug 13, 2021 11:59 pm

Very cool! And kind of a Fred Flintstone BMW boxer?
Ron

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Re: The Jatalian

Post by cheesy » Sat Aug 14, 2021 12:15 pm

pietenpol2002 wrote:
Fri Aug 13, 2021 11:59 pm
Very cool! And kind of a Fred Flintstone BMW boxer?
I thought so. Someone posted an ebay link on the VJMC FB page and I clicked. Opening bid was fifty bucks and it was located about 90 minutes away in Hebron, IN. I bid and I won.

Not the most common of Briggs engines. It looks kind of like a squished Onan and I'm wondering if my fabrication skills can adapt a second carb to it. :)
Mike
2004 Lombardini 15LD315 looking for a steed
1979 Honda CX500
1977 VeloSolex 4600 V3
1973 VeloSolex 3800
2007 Ural Gear Up

"I don't even care about my problems, why should I care about yours?"-A quote on a favorite t-shirt

cheesy
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Re: The Jatalian

Post by cheesy » Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:03 pm

Things are kind of on hold now until the end of June 2022. I was planning on retiring on Halloween but was offered a package from work with very stupid money. I mean a lot of money, if I stay to 30 June. As I've been working since 1971, I think can do this standing on my head.
Mike
2004 Lombardini 15LD315 looking for a steed
1979 Honda CX500
1977 VeloSolex 4600 V3
1973 VeloSolex 3800
2007 Ural Gear Up

"I don't even care about my problems, why should I care about yours?"-A quote on a favorite t-shirt

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