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by greasy-fingers
Sat May 23, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Engine doesn't sound as it should ... (BIG SURPRISE INSIDE)
Replies: 37
Views: 357

Re: Engine doesn't sound as it should ... (BIG SURPRISE INSIDE)

uk ebay item 401044755977 typically Chinese "crap quality" so buy two as one will break, but they are only about £9 each
by greasy-fingers
Sat May 23, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Engine doesn't sound as it should ... (BIG SURPRISE INSIDE)
Replies: 37
Views: 357

Re: Engine doesn't sound as it should ... (BIG SURPRISE INSIDE)

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by greasy-fingers
Sat May 23, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Engine doesn't sound as it should ... (BIG SURPRISE INSIDE)
Replies: 37
Views: 357

Re: Engine doesn't sound as it should ... (BIG SURPRISE INSIDE)

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by greasy-fingers
Fri May 22, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Engine doesn't sound as it should ... (BIG SURPRISE INSIDE)
Replies: 37
Views: 357

Re: Engine doesn't sound as it should ... (BIG SURPRISE INSIDE)

Always good when you find the definite cause to a problem :wink: . Reading this reminds me to ask - I do not like the idea of the split pin on the flywheel nut, if you cannot reach the position to match the slots in the nut with the hole in the crankshaft without overtightening it requires you to ba...
by greasy-fingers
Sun May 17, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Classified - Wanted & Sale
Topic: Southern California Ebay Formichino
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: Southern California Ebay Formichino

To confirm it looks like it was originally an argentine machine, there are certainly argentine spec parts fitted, that may or may not matter, some argentine rumi,s are fine, others may have led a harder life than usual.
by greasy-fingers
Mon May 04, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Moto Rumi Sport - 1951 (Fixing some problems)
Replies: 34
Views: 5762

Re: Moto Rumi Sport - 1951 (Fixing some problems)

I have always thought the early sport is the most attractive of all rumi machines.
by greasy-fingers
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: coronavirus
Replies: 4
Views: 889

coronavirus

There is absolutely no reason to suggest that all this non Rumi riding is getting to me !!!!

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by greasy-fingers
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Classified - Wanted & Sale
Topic: Formichino project for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 217

Formichino project for sale

Just put a restoration project on uk Ebay if anyone is looking for something to do during the lockdown. More photos and info at the next link: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/moto-rumi-motorumi-classic-italian-scooter-formichino-project-1960/353062269035 Moto-Rumi-Formichino-Project-for-sale-00.jpg Moto-...
by greasy-fingers
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: 1234 "5" once i caught a fish alive
Replies: 5
Views: 1274

Re: 1234 "5" once i caught a fish alive

this is taken from the ex rex caunt 18.1bhp "at the rear wheel" rumi engine that I have owned for many years, it proved too be a bit radical for road use in its original shorter stroke / very revvy format, with a very clever engineering friend it is being re-worked to use standard stroke crankshaft ...
by greasy-fingers
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: 1234 "5" once i caught a fish alive
Replies: 5
Views: 1274

1234 "5" once i caught a fish alive

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by greasy-fingers
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Flatten the curve (Coronavirus)
Replies: 10
Views: 1732

Re: GOOD WISHES FOR ALL

thanks Claudio, my best wishes to you and all fellow rumisti over there.
by greasy-fingers
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Rumi 200 GT (from Argentina)
Replies: 26
Views: 4361

Re: Rumi 200 GT (from Argentina)

hi juan, good luck with your restoration, I hope these pictures are of use, regards graham.
by greasy-fingers
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Rumi 200 GT (from Argentina)
Replies: 26
Views: 4361

Re: Rumi 200 GT (from Argentina)

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by greasy-fingers
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Rumi 200 GT (from Argentina)
Replies: 26
Views: 4361

Re: Rumi 200 GT (from Argentina)

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by greasy-fingers
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Rumi 200 GT (from Argentina)
Replies: 26
Views: 4361

Re: Rumi 200 GT (from Argentina)

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by greasy-fingers
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: last chance for a ride ?
Replies: 5
Views: 981

Re: last chance for a ride ?

I have never used the heel pedal for gear changing, cutting it off has made for a more spacious floorboard
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by greasy-fingers
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: last chance for a ride ?
Replies: 5
Views: 981

Re: last chance for a ride ?

trying out some puch gilardoni cylinders, not fully run in yet but showing promise, genuine "garmin satellite speedo" 50 to 55 mph comfortable cruising speed, clipped 60mph a few times with more to come - presently running single 22mm carb and exhaust not ideal for these cylinders, twin carbs and mo...
by greasy-fingers
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: last chance for a ride ?
Replies: 5
Views: 981

Re: last chance for a ride ?

rear brake pedal
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where it should be
by greasy-fingers
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: last chance for a ride ?
Replies: 5
Views: 981

Re: last chance for a ride ?

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by greasy-fingers
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: last chance for a ride ?
Replies: 5
Views: 981

Re: last chance for a ride ?

the mound you can just make out above the handlebars is all that remains of fothiringhay castle = birthplace of Richard 111 and where mary queen of scott,s was tried and beheaded
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by greasy-fingers
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: last chance for a ride ?
Replies: 5
Views: 981

last chance for a ride ?

might be the last weekend we are allowed to ride for a while ?, = 50 + miles on local roads this morning.
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by greasy-fingers
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Flatten the curve (Coronavirus)
Replies: 10
Views: 1732

Re: Flatten the curve

you looked like a spring chicken at wicksteed mick, I owe you over that crank by the way - ian said when dismantled it wasn't the best "he actually used slightly stronger words" nothing I could see before dismantling, I was going to call but a crashed phone = lost a load of numbers and call history.
by greasy-fingers
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Flatten the curve (Coronavirus)
Replies: 10
Views: 1732

Re: Flatten the curve

I will be isolating tomorrow - out for a long ride on my formichino far away from everyone, not self isolating as my friend "lambretta" is keen to get some miles in before we are banned. keep safe everyone / don't be greedy in the shops / keep an eye out for elderly neighbours.
by greasy-fingers
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: engine removal
Replies: 13
Views: 2420

Re: engine removal

for many years I have removed those pins carefully with a dremmel, and used a good quality silicone sealant to retain and seal the seal holders, frankly if the seal holders are loose enough to require the pins to stop them rotating your chances of having good crankcase compression are zero.
by greasy-fingers
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Contact
Replies: 14
Views: 3173

Re: Contact

very nice early "1954" version, my favourite formichino. :)
by greasy-fingers
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: 21 inch tyres
Replies: 9
Views: 2362

Re: 21 inch tyres

I searched for many years for these and they are almost impossible to find. I have 1 spare pair of Dunlop universal in the correct size, stored in the dark = no cracking on sidewall, 1 new 1 barely used, they are good for display but have gone hard through ageing, open to offers ?. graham "uk"