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by greasy-fingers
Sun May 12, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Classified - Wanted & Sale
Topic: Junior Earles project on UK Ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 70

Junior Earles project on UK Ebay

I am parting with a few Rumi projects, first one has just gone on Ebay if anyone is interested.

LINK: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/moto-rumi-ju ... 2662563410
by greasy-fingers
Wed May 08, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Formichino rear bulb sizes.
Replies: 12
Views: 262

Re: Formichino rear bulb sizes.

we where responding together so missed your last post, I run 12 volt led,s on my 12volt ac rumi systems and have found some led,s work some don't.
by greasy-fingers
Wed May 08, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Formichino rear bulb sizes.
Replies: 12
Views: 262

Re: Formichino rear bulb sizes.

you will find a 21watt bulb will be too much for the standard rumi electrics and is likely to reduce the power of the headlight dramatically , I use modern 12volt electrics on my rumi,s with 35/35 watt headlight and led rear and brake lights. with your standard 6volt rumi stator you are going to be ...
by greasy-fingers
Wed May 08, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Formichino rear bulb sizes.
Replies: 12
Views: 262

Re: Formichino rear bulb sizes.

rumi scooters came without brake lights just a rear light, the rear light backplate is generic to many lightweight Italian motorcycles and can also be found as the top part of some light backplate/number plate panels, they usually come with either 2 or 3 bulb holders, it is wise to fit a brake light...
by greasy-fingers
Wed May 01, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: dating sei giorni
Replies: 8
Views: 386

Re: dating sei giorni

Hi Claudio, my profession is very seasonal which can only be done during good weather = here in the uk we are having a fantastic spring, which means I have started work earlier than usual, slowing progress on the Sei Giorni until the weather breaks. I was hoping to complete it for the French rally i...
by greasy-fingers
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: cev and aprillia light switches
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: cev and aprillia light switches

my latest restoration project "1959" came with a cev switch, I am hoping I can get away with an Aprilia on it as I have no cev ones in acceptable condition left.
by greasy-fingers
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: cev and aprillia light switches
Replies: 3
Views: 118

cev and aprillia light switches

all of my early rumi,s have cev light switches, some of my later ones have aprillia light switches, but is there a definitive date when the aprillia ones where phased in?.
by greasy-fingers
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Classified - Wanted & Sale
Topic: Junior "earles" project for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: Junior "earles" project for sale

My camera does not seem compatible with this site unfortunately, could send some to an email address if you are interested.
by greasy-fingers
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Ride Out
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: Ride Out

Nicest standard cylinders for road use in my opinion, and yes the 22mm is too big.
by greasy-fingers
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Ride Out
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: Ride Out

Nice one Mick, oval inlet sport cylinders?
by greasy-fingers
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Classified - Wanted & Sale
Topic: Junior "earles" project for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Junior "earles" project for sale

I have been collecting parts for this for many years, unfortunately a knee replacement means this will not be a comfortable ride for me so it is up for sale. About 80% complete. I was intending building this in race spec so I have not got or looked for lights etc. There is nothing missing that is no...
by greasy-fingers
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Regolaritá Sei Giorni (Claudio - Argentina)
Replies: 89
Views: 21907

Re: Regolaritá Sei Giorni (Claudio - Argentina)

hi Claudio, I will get some pictures sorted , but it will be at the end of the week/weekend before I get to my workshop. regards graham.
by greasy-fingers
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Regolaritá Sei Giorni (Claudio - Argentina)
Replies: 89
Views: 21907

Re: Regolaritá Sei Giorni (Claudio - Argentina)

Hi Claudio, my seat arrived back from Italy today. I am not around this weekend but I can take pictures/measurements on Monday. What can I do to help? Regards, Graham.
by greasy-fingers
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Classified - Wanted & Sale
Topic: Exhaust nuts
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: Exhaust nuts

I had a good crankshaft on ebay last month = no one was interested at £120.
by greasy-fingers
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Regolaritá Sei Giorni (Claudio - Argentina)
Replies: 89
Views: 21907

Re: Regolaritá Sei Giorni (Claudio - Argentina)

Great work as always Claudio. I received an email from Trezzi in Italy today saying my seat is ready. When it arrives I will send those pictures I promised. Regards Graham.
by greasy-fingers
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Rumi Formichino Bj. 1956 railway porter
Replies: 9
Views: 372

Re: Rumi Formichino Bj. 1956 railway porter

Interesting Claudio, I have one of these and was not sure if it was a home made rack, one day I intend to restore an argentine specification formichino with all the accessories and argentine specific parts I have collected.
by greasy-fingers
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Rumi Formichino Bj. 1956 railway porter
Replies: 9
Views: 372

Re: Rumi Formichino Bj. 1956 railway porter

This is the same with "most" scooters from the 50,s and 60,s, whilst there where a few factory standard or factory option racks and accessories on some German and British scooters, nearly all Italian scooters came without extra accessories. For Italian scooters where available from various suppliers...
by greasy-fingers
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: the plough inn
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: the plough inn

I would have thought it would be within riding distance of little gaddesden.
by greasy-fingers
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Clutch and engine position
Replies: 11
Views: 853

Re: Clutch and engine position

Go easy on the clutch for a few miles, hopefully it will be fine.
by greasy-fingers
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Clutch and engine position
Replies: 11
Views: 853

Re: Clutch and engine position

Hi Hugo, with the new thicker plates I expect you will need to compress the clutch all the way to see any gaps. When fully compressed you can check that the plates are not stuck together due to lack of clearance by carefully tweaking a flat screwdriver between the plates. Usually you will hear a sli...
by greasy-fingers
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Regolaritá Sei Giorni (Claudio - Argentina)
Replies: 89
Views: 21907

Re: Regolaritá Sei Giorni (Claudio - Argentina)

thanks Claudio, yes I was also unsure after looking at the available images. they do look black in most of the original pictures though, and I personally like it. regards graham.
by greasy-fingers
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Regolaritá Sei Giorni (Claudio - Argentina)
Replies: 89
Views: 21907

Re: Regolaritá Sei Giorni (Claudio - Argentina)

hi again Claudio, I am ordering parts to rebuild my wheels, it looks like your spokes are black, can you confirm that black is correct, thanks as always, graham.
by greasy-fingers
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Classified - Wanted & Sale
Topic: Spare tire carrier wanted
Replies: 11
Views: 629

Re: Spare tire carrier

that is fantastic history to still own your fathers rumi, some of the French rumi club guys still own rumi,s they had as teenagers, unfortunately my father rode a Norton.
by greasy-fingers
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: dating sei giorni
Replies: 8
Views: 386

Re: dating sei giorni

thanks for the replies, I have been chatting with ian over this, it would appear that going on the frame and engine numbers that we have listed for all rumi motorcycles it would appear that both the engine number and frame number would point to 1959 manufacture. when it was first registered or even ...
by greasy-fingers
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Classified - Wanted & Sale
Topic: Spare tire carrier wanted
Replies: 11
Views: 629

Re: Spare tire carrier

Very true Ian, I carry a spare inner tube, and some mini co2 cartridges with their dispenser "cycle shop/ebay" I also carry a couple of litres of fuel - as you know ;)
by greasy-fingers
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Classified - Wanted & Sale
Topic: Spare tire carrier wanted
Replies: 11
Views: 629

Re: Spare tire carrier

I believe the argentine one was standard fitment on all but the earliest formichinos over there, and explains why they have 4 holes drilled where the number plate usually goes.