Diesel Steamer Build thread

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Coachgeo, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. Coachgeo

    Coachgeo Diesel Adventurer

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    HERE IT IS

    right now all that's there is the parts I've ordered or have. Just ordered engine today. Thus now I'm BROKE

    PS- Skip to page three. Much to much boring drama occurred in life between start of this thread and when things finally got rolling again

    In the above link ski thru the drama of life too.
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  2. Coachgeo

    Coachgeo Diesel Adventurer

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    As the project actually gets underway, you guys please do fire away questions and comments in this thread. I'm assuming you guys will have plenty of questions, suggestions, comments etc. Don't want folk to feel like they have to join the Diesel Bike Board just to speak up.

    Look forward to the upcoming conversations.
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  3. Coachgeo

    Coachgeo Diesel Adventurer

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    Donor bikes (*pics will go here)

    sooooo much unbelievable help from ADVRider members in getting the Flat black rat bike fiasco cleared up. You guys are the best :bow :ricky

    *( sorry for the delay.... having pic posting problems, not accepting my jpgs for some reason. Size is way below limits and they are jpgs)
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  4. Hughlysses

    Hughlysses Long timer

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    Very interested to follow this one. Good luck with it. Should cost just a wee bit less than that Dutch diesel ADV bike I hope? :D
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  5. Coachgeo

    Coachgeo Diesel Adventurer

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    hmmmmm pics wont upload into this post either..... Im stumped.. sorry....

    Any help would be appreciated. Posted many many pics in many different threads..... on many different boards..... Still does not rule out me doing something wrong though... hmmmm... :ear
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  6. Hughlysses

    Hughlysses Long timer

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    Upload photos to smugmug, photobucket, or similar photo hosting site. For each photo you want to include in a message, click on this [​IMG] icon at the top of your new message and include the URL of the photo in the box that pops up.
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  7. offtheback

    offtheback Chocolate Starfish

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    Do you have a bank of carbs from the steamers you would like to sell?
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  8. Coachgeo

    Coachgeo Diesel Adventurer

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    your 2nd on the carb list but should have two banks by Sunday.
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  9. Coachgeo

    Coachgeo Diesel Adventurer

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    I am suprised to hear in these day's and times that a board limits some how upload capability.

    Course maybe this smug mug thing is better? Have allways been highly suspect of outside of a board pic posting though. Makes since though cause all of them that existed ten years ago are gone and have left a wake of worthless archived info all across the net.

    There is alot of valuabale info in here. Hope not to much of it is in off site pics. They will be lost; it's a given.
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  10. Coachgeo

    Coachgeo Diesel Adventurer

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    ok it's official. Got word from the Mod's. I got to host pics someplace else and link to here.

    Will do that when I get a chance. Main info will have to stay on a board where it will be properly archived. Really suks to look thru archives for great info and find all the pics dead.

    Annywho.... till I get an account somewhere here are links to the pics

    Shiny Rat Cat: 96 needing TLC Triumph Tiger

    Ugly Rat Cat: 97 ugly tired Tiger

    A little Frakenstein surgery with THIS and whala.... what a beast it will be.

    PS- let me know if you need membership to view those pics. If so I'll move getting a pic hosting account up the priority list. Hate having to join boards just to view pics on one thread. Im sure you guys feel the same way so let me know.
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  11. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    I looked at the Briggs site and it said lightweight design but gave no weight. Do you know what the unit weighs?
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  12. Coachgeo

    Coachgeo Diesel Adventurer

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    just under 200lb dry weight
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  13. GottaRamble

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    Briggs site says 196 lbs under "Engine Dimensions"
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  14. Coachgeo

    Coachgeo Diesel Adventurer

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    :baldy just ran into a major snag

    Gotta move the whole build operation to TX from CA and create a new build team you might say.

    puts a delay on the whole thing. Bikes are in CA

    Will delay part selling too.
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  15. Pogue

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    Where are you headed to in TX? I am in the center of the Panhandle and have started a 3cyl. Kubota transplanted into a Honda GL. Going to try to make a long travel expedition bike out of it.

    Having another nutcase around would prove beneficial to projects and detrimental to bank accounts.
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  16. Coachgeo

    Coachgeo Diesel Adventurer

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    crud..... wish TX was not so big. Im guessing we are a good 8 hrs away from each other. I'm hour above Dallas.
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  17. Pogue

    Pogue Adventurer

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    Yeah we're about 6 hrs. apart. Oh well, I have decided the Steamers are about the coolest damn bikes ever made. I have started looking for one but I doubt I will find one anywhere near here. Good luck to you! When I get mine up and running I will post some pics.
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  18. Coachgeo

    Coachgeo Diesel Adventurer

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    still not impossible I've PMed ya
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  19. clapped_r6

    clapped_r6 The Spoad Warrior

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    THIS THREAD IS WORTHLESS WITHOUT PICS!!!!!!!!!!:1drink
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  20. Hughlysses

    Hughlysses Long timer

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    Agreed. Here's a shot of the engine he's using. A turbo triple diesel- sweet! I wonder how much tweaking you can do with boost, injector settings, etc? :evil

    [​IMG]
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