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by formic
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Moto Rumi stand at Central Classic (Houten)
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: Moto Rumi stand at Central Classic (Houten)

Well done John and Jeroen,a great stand which I'm sure received a lot of attention.
Michael
by formic
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Latest on my Long Distance Super Sport
Replies: 6
Views: 382

Re: Latest on my Long Distance Super Sport

Looks great.I'm sure it's as good in the flesh.Well done.
Your activities never seem to slow down.
Lots of warm feelings and stuff.
Michael
by formic
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Classified - Wanted & Sale
Topic: Footrest Rumi Formichino
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Re: Footrest Rumi Formichino

What a great forum.The previous postings should make Davide wary of buying footboards from the mentioned U.S.seller.
Michael
by formic
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Classified - Wanted & Sale
Topic: Footrest Rumi Formichino
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Re: Footrest Rumi Formichino

Many thanks,my Rumi knowlege is broadened and I am now enlightened.
Best regards
Michael.
by formic
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Classified - Wanted & Sale
Topic: Footrest Rumi Formichino
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Re: Footrest Rumi Formichino

Hello Pypass,
Foot boards from USA may follow the profile of those from Argentina, which I believe are slightly different from the European version.
Board member 'Greasy Fingers' Is more qualified than I to comment.
Michael
by formic
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: conical spark plug caps - original?
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: conical spark plug caps - original?

I used these plug caps on one or two restorations in the past.
They were available then from Mr Lavetti but I couldn't comment on current availability.
Best wishes
Michael.
by formic
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Autoclasica 2019, in Argentina.
Replies: 9
Views: 530

Re: Autoclasica 2019, in Argentina.

Well done Claudio, the bike looked wonderful.
I hope you do it again next time.
Michael.
by formic
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Classified - Wanted & Sale
Topic: Original Moto Rumi sparkplug cap - Internal screw
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Re: Original Moto Rumi sparkplug cap - Internal screw

Good news. Glad to be of help.
by formic
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Classified - Wanted & Sale
Topic: Original Moto Rumi sparkplug cap - Internal screw
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Re: Original Moto Rumi sparkplug cap - Internal screw

I have such a screw.
Please provide shipping address.
by formic
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: New member, welcome here!
Topic: New member - Rumiroma
Replies: 3
Views: 370

Re: New member

Welcome Michael,
You may be aware that I live in Rowhedge make contact if I can be of any help.
Michael.
by formic
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Petrol/Oil ratios
Replies: 9
Views: 1086

Re: Petrol/Oil ratios

Hello all,
The engine in the RUMI that I use most was assembled by me but I really cannot remember whether the small ends are rollers or not.
I will carry on until it seizes.
by formic
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Tony Mooring
Replies: 6
Views: 810

Re: Tony Mooring

I never missed Tony in daily life and his jokes were excruciating, but the thought of never seeing him again is very sad.
RIP.
by formic
Mon May 27, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Petrol/Oil ratios
Replies: 9
Views: 1086

Re: Petrol/Oil ratios

I also use Exol Optima and I fully concur with everything the last bloke said.
Michael.
by formic
Mon May 13, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Formichino rear bulb sizes.
Replies: 12
Views: 1428

Re: Formichino rear bulb sizes.

There used to be,on ebay,a red festoon led bulb that was described as non polarity sensitive.I purchased a six volt one and it worked either way round. This made me wonder if it might also work with ac current so I fitted it in a Rumi rear light .Sure enough a very slightly pulsating light but quite...
by formic
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: cev and aprillia light switches
Replies: 3
Views: 511

Re: cev and aprillia light switches

You won't be the first.
by formic
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: cev and aprillia light switches
Replies: 3
Views: 511

Re: cev and aprillia light switches

A very good question which I suspect doesn't have an answer,if it has it will be quite late.
Good luck with it.
by formic
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Ride Out
Replies: 5
Views: 728

Re: Ride Out

Yes Graham, with 20mm carburettor what a nice little scooter it is.
by formic
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Ride Out
Replies: 5
Views: 728

Ride Out

Hello all. I joined a ride out with a scooter club on 31March, we all met at the local sports stadium and amongst hundreds of Lambrettas and Vespas was my lone Rumi. We rode to a seaside town and assembled by the promenade, en route I was admonished for exceeding their club's speed limit of 50mph. T...
by formic
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Broken center pressure ball - Clutch
Replies: 1
Views: 496

Re: Broken center pressure ball - Clutch

Wow that'ts amazing,never seen anything like it.
Hope I never do.
by formic
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Rumi Formichino Bj. 1956 railway porter
Replies: 9
Views: 1261

Re: Rumi Formichino Bj. 1956 railway porter

Hello Dieter,
This does not look like any Rumi carrier that I am familiar with but if it pleases you to use it then go ahead.
Don't let originalitis spoil your enjoyment any bolt on part can always be removed.
Good luck
Michael
by formic
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 3
Views: 689

Re: Insurance

Hello Mike
I have insured several Formichinos over several years and have never had any bother using Carol Nash,a well known motorcycle insurance broker.
Best wishes
Michael
by formic
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Seasons Greetings To All Rumi Fans Worldwide
Replies: 10
Views: 1738

Re: Seasons Greetings To All Rumi Fans Worldwide

Best Christmas wishes from one Rumi enthusiast to all others everywhere.
by formic
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Ho ho ho - Merry Christmass to me from the USA
Replies: 10
Views: 1451

Re: ho ho ho - merry christmass to me from the usa

Great news Graham. Good luck and best wishes for the restoration.
by formic
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Formichino kill switch
Replies: 14
Views: 3315

Re: Formichino kill switch

If Rumi only fitted button switches,then perhaps the dealer fitted the key switch to my brand new Tipo,possibly to satisfy the needs of another customer. Roger (Tipo Sport)purchased Rumis from the same dealer, in the early sixties,It would be interesting to hear his reminiscences on the switch subje...
by formic
Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Formichino kill switch
Replies: 14
Views: 3315

Re: Formichino kill switch

That's refreshing Ian it's too easy to fall into 'Originalitis'.
by formic
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Formichino kill switch
Replies: 14
Views: 3315

Re: Formichino kill switch

Thank you Hugo and Arthur. The Tipo Sport that I purchased new as a boy was fitted with the CEV key switch and so has the susequent six restorations that I have undertaken. The Rumi parts list that we all refer to shows a push button (page10 item6). The only logical conclusion must be that they were...