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by luckner
Thu May 23, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Classified - Wanted & Sale
Topic: Moto Rumi - High Performance - Sale
Replies: 7
Views: 843

Re: Moto Rumi - High Performance - Sale

Dear Peter, thanks for answering! In the Argentina of 1956 to 1962 the Formichino was intensily used for racing and I remember one in the main autodrome in Buenos Aires when a speed of 120 km/h was achieved. I was very young then and the technical updates to reach this performance where a mistery fo...
by luckner
Wed May 22, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Classified - Wanted & Sale
Topic: Moto Rumi - High Performance - Sale
Replies: 7
Views: 843

Re: Moto Rumi - High Performance - Sale

Hi!
It is possible to know how much HP the engine generates? RPM range? Fuel consumption?
Thanks a lot,
LUCKNER
by luckner
Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:43 am
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Updating the advances of an argentine Rumi!
Replies: 13
Views: 11101

Re: Updating the advances of an argentine Rumi!

Hello! A really long time without posting.... I am glad to tell that since one month ago my Formichino has finally reached the operative status. She is now a fully painted, chromed and mechanically overhauled beauty, shining as in her maiden days, 58 years ago. The works took almost three years with...
by luckner
Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:10 am
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Updating the advances of an argentine Rumi!
Replies: 13
Views: 11101

Re: Updating the advances of an argentine Rumi!

Hi! 1) Lasse, I am just recovering myself after the shock of the price of your complete crankshaft. 2) I have a question for advanced Rumi motor amateur mechanics, and/or historically good informed users. In our argentine forum is taking place the suspicion that the groove that locates a rubber or s...
by luckner
Sun Jan 16, 2011 2:09 am
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Updating the advances of an argentine Rumi!
Replies: 13
Views: 11101

Re: Updating the advances of an argentine Rumi!

Dear Lasse: Thanks for the consideration about my skills! About the new crankshaft, lucky you having access to these things, absolutely unthincable in Argentina due to availability and or high costs. For these old engines we must extrem our creativity to mantain them operative. Obviously the fashion...
by luckner
Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:44 am
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Updating the advances of an argentine Rumi!
Replies: 13
Views: 11101

Re: Updating the advances of an argentine Rumi!

Dear Lasse: The simple works I am performing in these days are to use usefull short periods of the day in wich the normal routine is done, in fact respond to lack of time to face complicated ones that require attention, cleanness and order. But all adds to the end result and that is important. About...
by luckner
Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:24 am
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Updating the advances of an argentine Rumi!
Replies: 13
Views: 11101

Re: Updating the advances of an argentine Rumi!

Hello! Quite long time without posts, so I will update! The first pieces to rechrome are in the workshop , possible finished to give place to the second set. The seat is also in the pertaining crafter and promised for last days of january. The foot resting assembly is dismantled and metal sheets sta...
by luckner
Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:51 am
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Some pics of my Formi + How much oil in the crankcase?
Replies: 50
Views: 32230

Re: Some pics of my Formi + How much oil in the crankcase?

Hi friends! As a Rumi user with 55 years of experience, the answer to this question is for me, very easy. Puting the scooter in perfectly vertical position poure oil through the upper hole under the carburetor until the liquid starts to exhaust through the lateral (open) screwhole. Thats the right a...
by luckner
Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:01 am
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Updating the advances of an argentine Rumi!
Replies: 13
Views: 11101

Updating the advances of an argentine Rumi!

Hi! Keeping in mind the promise to update my advances with my Formichino, in this oportunity I can only tell that surely I must dissasemble the engine to change the seals, The running in of the motor was improving very well until certain problems make me suspect of problems in this area, all the sym...
by luckner
Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:46 am
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: 3 ringed or two ringed deflector pistons?
Replies: 4
Views: 2996

Re: 3 ringed or two ringed deflector pistons?

Hi! In Argentina there is any experience with two piston rings available. Not in mine, but the matter has been discussed in our forum. With good re-barreled cylinders, two soft high quality piston rings has produced good results in terms of fast running in, less friction and good compression. My per...
by luckner
Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:01 am
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: A call for more involvement...
Replies: 3
Views: 3546

Re: A call for more involvement...

Dear friends! I agree with all your terms in this matter and add myself to the search of more participation. With the argentine forum the problem is similar, where we also are very, very few members. To make my apport to this iniciative I post an image of the actual state of my Formichino, partially...
by luckner
Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:11 pm
Forum: Other Motorcycle Brands
Topic: Very annoying clicking/ticking/buzzing electrical sound
Replies: 65
Views: 46020

Re: Very annoying clicking/ticking/buzzing electrical sound

Hi Hugo! Aha, if well understood, the cable is one part with the coil. Waiting for the spare onel, you can try a "farmer solution" enveloping the cable in any tough rubber or plastic hose, even a garden sprinkling one, after removing the cap. About towing a motorcycle with a car... the first attempt...
by luckner
Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:14 am
Forum: Other Motorcycle Brands
Topic: Very annoying clicking/ticking/buzzing electrical sound
Replies: 65
Views: 46020

Re: Very annoying clicking/ticking/buzzing electrical sound

Dear Hugo! Sharing the doubt with other members of the forum that the noise could be not of electrical origin, I remember a case of a very similar ticking caused by a little peace of a broken piston ring, coming and going in the ring channel, obviously enlarging the hole and damaging the cylinder wa...
by luckner
Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:40 am
Forum: New member, welcome here!
Topic: Regards from a Rumi owner in Argentina
Replies: 11
Views: 5456

Re: Regards from a Rumi owner in Argentina

Hi Hugo! Yes, it was very touching the moment when the engine starts to fire. But I was too busy and surprised to release any tears! I performed certain changes in the firing advance today, and the working is better now, but still not normal. I drove the Brrt about 5 km in three trips to allow tempe...
by luckner
Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:50 am
Forum: New member, welcome here!
Topic: Regards from a Rumi owner in Argentina
Replies: 11
Views: 5456

Re: Regards from a Rumi owner in Argentina

Hello friends! Keeping in touch, updating the last news to -at last but not least- avoid critics of inactivity, ha, ha! One of the news is that my Rumi "Brrt" is on the way to be legalized. I started the papers in the Motorcycle Register, carried her on a trailer to the police to be verified and ins...
by luckner
Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:26 am
Forum: New member, welcome here!
Topic: Regards from a Rumi owner in Argentina
Replies: 11
Views: 5456

Re: Regards from a Rumi owner in Argentina

Hello! Begging for pardon for the delay here is an old photo of my Rumi "Brrt". The year is 1957, the place San Carlos de Bariloche in the argentine Patagonia, on board my father with my brother and me. To accomodate us, the original solo seats were replaced with a long one. On a luggage holder a de...
by luckner
Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:01 am
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: My other motorbike
Replies: 2
Views: 3043

Re: My other motorbike

Hello Hugo! I dont have anything against japanese bikes, more than that I admire their solutions in many items specially oil leaking. To prove my aset I own three Hondas. A ´83 50 cc Caren, a ´97 NX 200 (mi bike for daily use) and a ´93 NX 350 Sahara. By the way, I have startet to legalize mi Rumi (...
by luckner
Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:55 am
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Argentine rumi,s colour
Replies: 6
Views: 5136

Re: Argentine rumi,s colour

Dear Hugo! Obviously I could be tricked by my memory thus the human mind tends to elaborate to strange directions many information earned in early days. About the title of the youngest member of the forum, my comment was not related to the chronologic age but my greenhorny poor three days with you!!...
by luckner
Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:55 am
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Argentine rumi,s colour
Replies: 6
Views: 5136

Re: argentine rumi,s

Hello! This is my third post of the day so I am afraid to bore and risk an expulsion!! In my knowledge -and in those days I was with all antennas awake for any two wheel apparatus circulating- the argentine Rumis where all white or at least in clear colors. I have never seen a bright red or yellow o...
by luckner
Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:31 am
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Big amount of Formichino together (25 to be more precise)
Replies: 14
Views: 12300

Re: Big amount of Formichino together (25 to be more precise)

I cant end to open my mouth in astonishment reading all this historys and facts about the love and loyalty created be the Rumis. I in my little world thought to be a lonely owner of a nice but irrelevant piece of vintage mechanic reserved to old nostalgic fellows like me.... and from one day to anot...
by luckner
Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:00 am
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: With a formichino to the North Cap
Replies: 24
Views: 18640

Re: With a formichino to the North Cap

From the very far Argentina I also raise my hat with admiration to the courage to do this incredible voyage. As the other members write, I also feel sad to hear about the lak of a diary or blog to follow all the details of the trip. Perhaps he can share them later with us once recovered from the eff...
by luckner
Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:38 am
Forum: New member, welcome here!
Topic: Regards from a Rumi owner in Argentina
Replies: 11
Views: 5456

Re: Regards from a Rumi owner in Argentina

Hello Rene and HUgo! Thanks for the welcome messages! As I see some members extend themselves with information, perhaps it is interesting to hear about the circumstances in which my Rumi started and continued her life. Up to 1953/54 the argentine scene was mainly dominated by heavy northamerican and...
by luckner
Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:26 am
Forum: New member, welcome here!
Topic: Regards from a Rumi owner in Argentina
Replies: 11
Views: 5456

Regards from a Rumi owner in Argentina

Hello! My name is Guido Andres Seidel, 63, from Argentina. My father bought a 0 Km. Rumi Formichino in 1956 which is still with me. I learned to drive on her and used her a lot. When my father passed away in 1977 I heritated her. She accumulated a lot of kilometers in her long life and actually rest...