Diesel Steamer Build thread

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

  1. Coachgeo

    Coachgeo Diesel Adventurer

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    This is what I am copying except it will be little more powerfull motor and one that is more available in the US. Bike in video is in Germany.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7BqPBvVuyY

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    Mine will be black like this one

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  2. Pogue

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    I have a few questions. Do you plan to mount it transversely and use the stock gearbox? I think the stock gearing would handle the low end fine but will you be able to get up to 75mph with only 20ish hp?

    My other question is what do you plan to run it on? I have yet to see a bike run on oil or biodiesel, but I don't think it would work well. Too much machinery and separate tanks, heaters, etc.
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  3. Coachgeo

    Coachgeo Diesel Adventurer

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    Engine sits sideways. Using an Ultima 6speed. You can see this in the video's.
    abouth half the european bikes are run a Biodiesel would be my guess. Just put it in the tank and go. W/Biodiesel all the conversion is done to the fuel. No changes to the engine or cooling system needed.

    Your confusing Biodiesel with WVO (Waste Cooking Oil) powered vehicles. These conversions adapt the vehicle (like you discribed above) and they're are a few of those out there too. One example is a big yellow Harley (think it was yellow) where they modded the tank to have two chambers. One was diesel and the other WVO.

    At such high mpg's with this I will run strait diesel and use my WVO to heat my home and hot water. If I run it in the bike It will either be something like the Shure blend (Schur?) or biodiesel.
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  4. Coachgeo

    Coachgeo Diesel Adventurer

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  5. turtelle

    turtelle ANTICI...PATION

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    Way coolio...:brow
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  6. Coachgeo

    Coachgeo Diesel Adventurer

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    Sorry for the delay in reporting. I've been searching high and low for that elusive cost efficient Briggs/Diahtsu.... and I just can't find it.

    Going another route now. Found a fellow in the great white north (WI) that is into building small diesel tractors for tractor pulls. For me, he is taking a good running kubota 3cyl diesel and mating it with a performance IP to pull the base engines 21hp up to around 25-27hp with potential to go much further if I desire later. Trade off in going higher would be decrease in fuel millage. My goal is 100mpg even while still cruising at 70mph and the engine happy about it. Im not looking for a pocket rocket. Looking for a commuter w/kick ass millage and ability to Adventure it too.

    All that engine for a cost that is 2.5 times less than a new Briggs/Diahatsu and the research seems to show the Kubota is actually a smidgen lighter than the Briggs too.

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  7. Coachgeo

    Coachgeo Diesel Adventurer

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    So how's your project going? you need a build page somewhere.

    Have you signed up at Diesel Bike bulletin board yet? Like here... lots of bike building knowledge... just bike folk that lean toward diesels.

    http://www.suckindiesel.com/thingy/index.php
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  8. Coachgeo

    Coachgeo Diesel Adventurer

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    Well duhhhh my bad. Your SamM on both this board and the Diesel bike board. Your in TX too right? Little Elm or something like that?
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  9. blender

    blender Just another rider

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    I find these projects fascinating. I have a deep admiration for all of you guys who can take a bunch of different parts and turn them into a motorcycle.
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  10. Byrdman

    Byrdman Fat guy on a little bike!

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    Subscribed Coach. I love watching these projects grow............
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  11. JoeyBones

    JoeyBones Encouraging Entropy

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    Yeah. I'm in for this one...

    And I can help with pics if you need.
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  12. Coachgeo

    Coachgeo Diesel Adventurer

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    Cliff notes version

    Economic crunch... loose all money, protect my tigers, live homeless, enroll in college on partial loans... (already got degree(s), very little $$ assistance out there for folk who already have degrees)..run out of money.... quit college.. ... Give up on TX.

    Move to TN get low wage job.

    Ya got to do what tya got to do

    One of the two Tigers traded for future fabrication work/diesel install etc (friend and member here)

    in Last month Kohler/Briggs 800?cc diesel Turbo Engine (actually two), Bike work table, and CVT donated for this project by occasional member here and friend.

    Engines/CVT/table in CA, Bikes and fabricator in TX. Stuff might as well be on the Moon. Got no way to get them to TX !!!YET!!!

    IT WILL HAPPEN THOUGH. Im stubborn
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  13. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z Long timer

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    Where in TN?
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  14. Coachgeo

    Coachgeo Diesel Adventurer

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    Im in the Cookeville area. Bike though is in the area of Justin TX at Curtis's house. Hes going to do the fabrication/Install. No bike here in TN. :(
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  15. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    I know you've had set-backs. I'm glad to hear the build is ongoing.

    P.S. I just bought a 96 hp Kubota turbo diesel tractor. My cousin is a dealer, I'll show him your build thread.

    Chin up , full power !
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  16. Coachgeo

    Coachgeo Diesel Adventurer

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    Loved the folk in TN but rebuilding life on those wages would never happen. Got recruited to coach/direct programs further north between Cincy and Dayton OH.

    WE ARE ROLLLINGGGGGGGGG :rofl
    slowly :norton(debt repayment comes first. Skipp lots of beer... apply money to diesel bike project.)

    Donated engines went elsewhere since I could not get to CA to pick them up. He would not allow shipping.

    D722 Kubota Engine purchased and delivered to Curtis in TX
    CVT from Polaris purchased. Also Delivered now.

    . ratteling cages and getting all info I can to hopefully mount the CVT BEHIND the engine instead of the primary pulley/clutch jutting out from the Flywheel just asking to PLEASE DROP HERE
    . Turbo is planned along with turn up fuel and few easy engine performance gains just after getting baseline performance figures.
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  17. Coachgeo

    Coachgeo Diesel Adventurer

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    Slightly less horsepower (but Im skinny) and cause engine is nearly 60lbs lighter... went with Kubota D722 at dry weight 130ish lb
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  18. Byrdman

    Byrdman Fat guy on a little bike!

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    Glad to hear all is getting better Coach and love that fact that the diesel Tiger project is still alive and moving forward.........

    The next time I get into Dayton, we'll have to meet up for a beer or ten!
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  19. Coachgeo

    Coachgeo Diesel Adventurer

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    hope to is be able to install CVT as if it was a chain driven divorced transmission. Why? Will allow installing the huge CVT primary clutch deeper under seat instead of jutting out from the flywheel begging to be dropped on etc. Granted this huge would only be a few inches more than 3" belt drive set up it would require to run an Ultima.

    Might consider shaft drive to keep CVT tucked away as the Track bike does.. buttt, if that is only way to tuck the CVT out of harms way.....$$$ will probably force me to stick with conventional; AKA putting the Primay CVT pulley on the flywheel.

    Look forward to it Byrdman. Just PM me when it looks like it might happen.
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  20. Thunderhart8

    Thunderhart8 Been here awhile

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    Love the build and I am subscribed. I do have some questions. I may have overlooked. I see that you have the bike built.. Pretty much... My question is that of the transmission/gearbox. What's up with the cvt? And the learning curb what has not worked we'll. could you add some more pics of the specifics. I am seriously considering a very similar build. Thanks in advance
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