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Old 08-14-2010, 05:10 AM   #76
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By pure chance at a garage sale today got a Lombardini 325 cc Diesel today. Starts first pull !! So there ya go. Part one I've got the heart. Anyone got a rolling frame of an old english bike? Or a workshop manual for a 520 Lombardini? If my project takes shape I'll keep ya posted.
Thanks for inspiring me again anyway.
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Old 08-14-2010, 05:18 AM   #77
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Old 08-16-2010, 03:13 PM   #78
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By pure chance at a garage sale today got a Lombardini 325 cc Diesel today. Starts first pull !! So there ya go. Part one I've got the heart. Anyone got a rolling frame of an old english bike? Or a workshop manual for a 520 Lombardini? If my project takes shape I'll keep ya posted.
Thanks for inspiring me again anyway.
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http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ROYAL-ENFIELD...AU_Motorcycles
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Old 08-16-2010, 05:27 PM   #79
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Thx for the link Mike. Too big a project. I know these things. At the end you spent as much money and a lot of time as buying something with a busted engine but the rest is in working order.
I'll keep my ears to the ground for a cheap 350 or 500. Also need to consider the freight to Tassie.
There hasn't been a morning so far without me going up in the shed to start the donk up. What an invention!!
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Old 08-16-2010, 06:31 PM   #80
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There hasn't been a morning so far without me going up in the shed to start the donk up. What an invention!!
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Half your luck.

I wondered if there wouldn't be a market to re-sell the origibal engine out of the ebay bike, seeing as it's had so much dome to it and all.

Might be temptyed myself...giving back the company car in a couple of weeks, starting new job. The idea of a 100km/l commuter is very tempting...no freeways.
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Old 08-16-2010, 10:10 PM   #81
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Andre top stuff hope you get that done in the near future when you get the donor Enfield.

Those diesels when stationary are great fun to play with

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One 1951 RE like that in ratty nick but all complete on ebay in Melb went for 600 bucks. That was few months back. Nearly won that one.
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Old 08-17-2010, 02:24 AM   #82
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Just a little more on the Diesel Motorcycles

Hi Guys Spotted this link some time ago..very cool stuff
http://www.neander-motorcycles.com/s...u/main_en.html





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Old 08-18-2010, 06:20 AM   #83
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Hi Guys Spotted this link some time ago..very cool stuff
http://www.neander-motorcycles.com/s...u/main_en.html






Hey DirtBoy

They are nice but very pricey at around 85,000 USD

Each piston has two rods that balance the motor

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Old 08-19-2010, 12:31 PM   #84
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I'm building mine starting this weekend, it'll be identical I've even got the same Yellow covered Yanmar clone. Fitting the original alternator is supposed to be a bit of a pain.

Ultimately you can stick an LED rear, LED indicators, LED sidelamps and a HID 35W in the front - that will take the consumption down to less than half when braking and indicating!
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Old 08-19-2010, 08:31 PM   #85
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Hi Snoopy

Hope it goes well

Yeah that would be good to lower electricity consumption.

If you can try to get the Yanmar 15Amp alternator instead of the Chinese low output one.
They are dear but worth it from I have read.
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Old 08-21-2010, 02:15 AM   #86
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The petrol is very nearly out. It looks like four long bolts go through the gearbox into the engine, I've undone the nuts but extracting the engine looks impossible if its slid sideways as it bumps into the frame, thus not allowing the bolts to come out. I'll have to take another peak later on.
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Old 08-21-2010, 04:02 AM   #87
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Snoopy

If you have everything off the frame, its best to lift the frame off of the engine and GB. Its much easier.

Have you seen this?

in your neck of the woods

http://www.classicsuperbikes.co.uk/p...-Yanmar-Diesel

Wonder how much it costs?
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Old 08-21-2010, 04:25 AM   #88
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Old 08-21-2010, 11:04 AM   #89
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Engine and gearbox off!

Got to order the sprocket now and then I'll get welding.
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Old 09-09-2010, 02:14 AM   #90
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Hi Andrew

hope this helps

answer for
a) The cable coming out from the diesel alternator has two connectors. Just connect those two (from diesel alt) to the two petrol white and green cables. They lead to the original rectifier. This should power the lights off the diesel alt. So no lights when engine not running. Looks primitive but works





b) to get the height place the motor on blocks just like here. Get a spirit level to be sure. Move it where its supposed to sit under the frame.



Mark out the holes on the inner primary as per the engine ones. Takes a bit of measuring to get it square. I drilled three only but used two diagonally. Top right and bottom left.

Then get the inner primary. Place it on the gearbox shaft and bolt to the motor. Shaft distances will be the same as the petrol.




with the back plate, weld up the 90 deg angle first before drilling. If you want to bend the steel do it here to.

then you g clamp it to the gearbox. Get the right height and level it (with a spirit level) with the engine on the same blocks next to it. As the motor wont fit under the frame when the g clamp is on the gearbox.

Then you can drill holes on the back plate as in photo earlier.


c) damn i wish i took photos of the throttle set up.

heres a few hard to see though



from what i remember how it looked like





d) buy a y piece



the diesel excess hose from the injector and the fuel tank hose connect to it. bottom outlet connects to fuel filter then to fuel pump on motor.



e) dont use the decomp lever to kill the engine its not advised. i made another cable from the handlebars that pulls the govnr and turns fuel supply to engine off.



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