Monday, 3 December 2012

Carb funnel

Make a carb funnel from an old lamp..so simple and easy!

  

At first you must be sure that the diameter of the lamp is a little longer from your Carb.

1. Take the lamp and cut it in three pieces(look at the photo)
2. You will use the middle piece
3. Find or make a gasket to use between the funnel and the carb
4. Take a sieve and cut it 2mm shorter from the external diameter of your funnel (i used a sieve from an old car speaker)
5. Glue it with silicone (i will find a better way soon)










Tuesday, 25 September 2012

The Distinguished Gentlemans Ride Athens-GR


The 30th of September 2012 will see Cafe Racers, bobbers, Flat Trackers, Street trackers, retros, classics, modern classics and vintage bikes unite for a few hours of Distinguished nonsense. Some rides will take their Distinguished Men (and Ladies) through the bosom of the city, some will see a game of crochet played on manicured lawns. No matter what the situation it will all be done in a distinguished attire. Get out the suits or blazers and polish those shoes gents!

http://www.facebook.com/events/329085687186991/  for Athens fans

http://gentlemansride.com/  

photos: http://homoratus.blogspot.gr/p/athens-gentlemans-ride.html

 


Friday, 21 September 2012

Friday, 14 September 2012

kick start fail

after a mini restoration of my bullet's engine, i m trying to start it... FAIL

Friday, 31 August 2012

Engine Timing (bullet)

In this thread, we will explain how to time our engines with simple steps.

If we remove the time cover, as you can see, there 6 big gears and a small one:

1. Exhaust cam shaft gear

2. Intake cam shaft gear

3. Non work gear

4. Non work gear

5. Ignition gear

6. Crankshaft  gear

 

As you can see in the photo, the N.1 N.2 and N.6 gears are marked with dots.

** In case you can't see the dot in N.6 gear, you have to remove the nut, but be careful because this nut is clockwise. After that you will see the dot. Then tighten up this with 9.2 kg torque **

Step 1 : Bring the odd dots from N.1 and N.2 dot gears, face to face.

Step 2 : Bring the double dot from N.1 gear face with the dot from N.6 gear.

 

P.S.1 After that, use only the gasket for timing cover but no gasket glue

P.S.2 Sorry for my bad English.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

decarbonising/decoke enfield cylinder head-piston

after a problem with a broken oil  pump (feed) http://homoratus.blogspot.gr/2012/08/engine-problem-bad-news.html , i had to open my bullet's engine. So i try to decoke its aluminum and full of carbon cylinder head. We must use only mechanical ways to clean it (no chemical) just gasoline and nothing more.

At start, i had a problem with the cylinder head of the engine. I could not remove, so i tried an "old fashion" way. I heated it with full of attention. At the end, the head was removed with success.



As you can see, there are many of carbon remains 





 The tools i used were a paintbrush, some wire brushes, electric drill with a wire brush tool and a  metal tweezer.

 Take a bowl with gasoline and put the items there. Take the paintbrush and a sand paper and remove the carbon as best as you can. Then try with the electric drill with the wirebrush tool. Please be gentle because the valves are from steel but the the cylinder head from aluminum, so you don't want to hollow out or trench your cylinder head. You will repeat the same way for your piston too (try with a cloth with gasoline to remove the remains from the piston rings).













I have to say that i polished the piston with a brush that i use for aluminum with the electric drill, but don't forget to clean carefully the piston with gasoline after that.