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Project fodder

Post by Rich Maund » Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:30 pm

How many of you see an engine like this and think "Hey! I could mount that in my old Royal Enfield!"

More I look it, the more do-able it looks.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/411cc-10HP-Die ... 0005.m1851
yeah, I might be addicted to brake fluid. But I can stop any time I want.

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Re: Project fodder

Post by Eric N » Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:45 am

There are filler and drain plugs where the Albion gearbox would sit.

That engine puts out about 20 ft lbs of torque according to a go-kart site that played with one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Duiu_jR_R1s

My old Bullet 500 puts out more power and torque (21hp/ 25 ft lbs). Are you thinking of putting it in a 350 or smaller? Since it has it's own power supply, you could run a simple chain to the gearbox without needing the stock fluid filled cover and doing that you could probably give enough space to reroute those fill and drain plugs.

I sympathize with the tweak for the sake of tweaking, but would be more inclined to 535 or 612 my Bullet if I was going to change the engine.
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Re: Project fodder

Post by GregAus » Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:12 am

Rich Maund wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:30 pm
How many of you see an engine like this and think "Hey! I could mount that in my old Royal Enfield!"

More I look it, the more do-able it looks.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/411cc-10HP-Die ... 0005.m1851
Go to https://www.dieselbikeforum.com plenty of RE builds there.

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Re: Project fodder

Post by Rich Maund » Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:53 am

Well. It was more a mental exercise. Too broke to do anything. My 2003 RE 500 is a real jack hammer at 55 mph. Numbs your hands. Slow down to 50 mph and you can ride it all day in comfort though. A smoother motor would be nice.
yeah, I might be addicted to brake fluid. But I can stop any time I want.

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Post by jeffsaline » Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:08 am

The bike that comes to mind that brought the biggest smile to my face when riding it was a Royal Enfield with a 9 horsepower diesel engine installed. It was right foot shift, left foot brake. Brought me back to my first bike and the fun I had learning to ride. I got that Royal Enfield up to 50 mph going uphill and I knew I was riding a bike and getting everything it had. The owner was following me and when we got it parked he commented on that section of travel.

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Re: Project fodder

Post by cheeseheadmike » Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:24 am

I’ve been pondering a diesel bike project for awhile. I have an electric start Lambordini LD 315 diesel but life keeps getting in the way.
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Re: Project fodder

Post by Eric N » Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:08 pm

Hi Rich,

Clean looking electric conversion - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wanHCv6Xgu0

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Re: Project fodder

Post by Rich Maund » Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:39 pm

That go cart video was a fun watch! I was kinda stunned at how large the motor was!
yeah, I might be addicted to brake fluid. But I can stop any time I want.

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Re: Project fodder

Post by Rich Maund » Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:45 pm

Eric N wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:08 pm
Hi Rich,

Clean looking electric conversion - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wanHCv6Xgu0

That is pretty darn cool! I've never had mine past 65 mph as that is the point you are no longer holding onto the handlebars anymore. You just make a O shape with your thumb and fore finger and try to hold on as it jack hammers. ;-)
yeah, I might be addicted to brake fluid. But I can stop any time I want.

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Re: Project fodder

Post by tgtrotter » Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:36 pm

Rich Maund wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:30 pm
How many of you see an engine like this and think "Hey! I could mount that in my old Royal Enfield!"

More I look it, the more do-able it looks.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/411cc-10HP-Die ... 0005.m1851

I'd be curious of how easy it is or isn't to pull start. Especially in the cold.
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Re: Project fodder

Post by cheeseheadmike » Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:16 pm

tgtrotter wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:36 pm
Rich Maund wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:30 pm
How many of you see an engine like this and think "Hey! I could mount that in my old Royal Enfield!"

More I look it, the more do-able it looks.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/411cc-10HP-Die ... 0005.m1851

I'd be curious of how easy it is or isn't to pull start. Especially in the cold.
From first hand experience I can tell you it’s doable when it’s cold but it sucks. Thing to remember is not to yank the rope but give a steady pull once against compression.
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Re: Project fodder

Post by Eric N » Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:20 pm

Hey Rich,

Mine's and older 4 speed, I think you're new enough to have 5 gears. I don't know the gearing of the 5 speeds, I have enough oomph in 1st gear that I could change the front sprocket by a tooth and probably still be ok. Might be a cheaper option if you have enough power to just change the front sprocket.

I think I had mine at 65mph once, had to hop on the highway for 2 miles, it was not fun. It's delightful at slower speeds.
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Re: Project fodder

Post by INSUBORDINATOR » Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:57 pm

DIESEL BREATH MAKES ME NAUSEOUS - it's not for me (only carcinogenic for everybody else). 'Diseasel" - Sure ain't Green Power.
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Re: Project fodder

Post by windmill » Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:20 pm

Eric N wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:08 pm
Hi Rich,

Clean looking electric conversion - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wanHCv6Xgu0

I think this one looks pretty sharp.
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Re: Project fodder

Post by Eric N » Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:55 pm

windmill wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:20 pm
I think this one looks pretty sharp.
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