Just some photos, Not much going on with the bike but riding it!
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Das Bike Projekt: Motor Assembly oh so close….
Left to do:
Clean up tools
Put on Exhaust
check valve lash
put on valve covers
check for spark
add 1 gallon of gas
push the button MAX!
Up Next https://kirkusblog.com/2012/06/25/das-bike-projekt-put-the-spurs-to-er/
Das Bike Projekt: Motor Assembly Cont.
99 degrees in the garage, but i did last 2 1/2 hours and got a little done! Up Next https://kirkusblog.com/2012/06/22/das-bike-projekt-motor-assembly-oh-so-close/
Das Bike Projekt: Engine Rebuild
Das Bike Projekt: Tear it Down
The test revealed 130PSI on one side and 100PSI on the other, so the engine has to come down, no point in fiddling with it with a 30% difference in compression.
Good thing i pulled it down because there is a spot of corrosion in the bore on one side, probably from the bikes long storage. So, to re-sleeve, re-ring and keep my Venolia pistons, or to get the power kit and swap them out, then offset the cost by selling the rare Reg Pridmore Kit on to a vintage racer that would love to have some old, unobtainable speed equipment? Decisions, Decisions…..
Up Next https://kirkusblog.com/2012/06/15/das-bike-projekt-engine-rebuild/
Das Bike Projekt: Back on Track
I started pulling the bike back down, I Tightened the loose timing chest. If I forgot to torque it, or the gasket compressed over time, I do not know. Next step is do the compression test, check timing and valves, and have a go at the carbs.
Up Next https://kirkusblog.com/2012/06/12/das-bike-projekt-tear-it-down/
Das Bike: Current State of Things…
Das Bike: Long Overdue Update!
Well the bike has about 150 miles on it now, but as the summer wore on it got a little cranky, not wanting to rev over 4K. I have put a Uli Electronic ignition in it, but its still rubbish as far as running strong. More tinkering with the Dellortos in my future i suspect!
Up Next https://kirkusblog.com/2012/02/29/das-bike-current-state-of-things/
mDas Bike Projekt: Final Fettling
Things are good with the bike. Timing it with the light seems to be impossible so i did it “by ear” a couple if times, first setting was too retarded (as in the opposite of advanced), second setting works awesome when the bike is hot, but is too much advance for an easy cold start. So a setting in the middle should make it happy, hopefully get to that this week. ALso I think the idle jet may be too rich, because now when i use the enriching lever it just floods the bike out. So, minor adjustments, but it runs and stops, and steers, kinda. The friction disk for the steering damper has shattered so there’s no damping at present, i will have to order another set of disks and rivets, might as well do the headstock bearings while im in there, but that means taking the front all apart again, so i may wait for the first snow to fly before i do that. No new pictures, so why don’t we all admire Anke-Eve Goldman, instead?
Up Next https://kirkusblog.com/2012/01/19/das-bike-long-overdue-update/