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Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by leafman60, Dec 18, 2012.
Hi Nitram, there is a built in 300 Watt alternator as you can see at the pic
Kater that is superb. WONDERful.
So as well as the power saving in not driving the generator, you also presumably have a much lighter flywheel. These alone must give a significant boost to the performance. I expect that you’ve increased the compression. Does it kickstart ok without the original flywheel ?
kickstart is no problem and the bike is really fast. The engine has got all my experience, the 10,5/1 compression is only one little part. Big bore 98 mm, 5 gears, spur driven primary gear, 10 clutch plates from a KTM 529 ex, Lighter clutch springs, special cam shaft, bigger valves, Natrium cooled outlet valve, Dellorto PHM 40 ...
I have made Just 800 km with it Soon there will be the first service.....
I hope you will eventually make some video of the bike running. Having a camera on the bike to capture the sound and motion of a ride would be fantastic. The results of a dyno run would also be interesting to see. You have completed an amazing job!
After almost 1000km I have changed the oil and checked all for making a trip to Italy.
Today I went to Caorle over the Pyhrnpass, the Soelkpass, the Turracher Hoehe, Cortina d’ Ampezzo, passo di Giau..... 611km exactly
sorry Leafman no sound but I will work for this...
Great pictures ! Thanks for posting !
Well gentlemen and occasional lady? I have taken the lock-in period to read every post and watch every video from the very first offering. What a fantastic story so far, I doff my cap to you all. I ride a bit and mechanic/engineer a bit also but some of the activities and achievements related here surpass anything I have done. Amazing that such an awkward and oddball bike (I have one myself) can create such camaraderie. Thankyou.
Welcome aboard. We hope to see more from you !!!
Please post some pics of your NF.
I think we have discussed this in the past but is the specified 33 foot pound (45 NM) torque for the cylinder head nuts adequate??
I know I once had my head gasket leaking a little bit and I torqued them down "by feel" and never had another problem.
Those nuts on the rider's right side are difficult to access without removing parts but some enthusiasts have fashioned special tools to accomplish this. I bought an attachment that I can affix to a box-end wrench and a torque wrench that offsets the torque application and allows the nuts to be tightened with the torque wrench.
That's somewhere in a past thread, maybe in the index too.
45NM are ok - can it be that you are finishing your Civile within short time!?
I am back home after todays 500 km and lying at my pond in the sun using the place where the pic was taken ...,
hello kater, It has been some time since I was on this site,I have been looking at your latest creation .fantastic!!!. a superb job as allways. I like the new clutch are you making some more??? best wishes Racing green.
Good morning Racing green,
Yes We have produced some more and some sets are waiting for an engine......
Yes, my old friend. I hope to be running strong soon.
Are you having those re-made with helical cut teeth to reduce the noise of straight-cut teeth??
No, this would be too expensive and I can live with.........
Kater I'd like to echo the praise of others here - L'Expresso really is the duck's nuts.
Capacity is, what, about 620 cc, and dry weight without fuel and oil around 160 kg?
Lino Tonti may have hoped for something like this as the NFs went in to production.
I'm sure it will impress and inspire should you take it to the centenary celebrations next year.
Thanks for posting.
Has anyone successfully adapted one of the #157 paper oil filters to the NF motor?? We have discussed it in the past.