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by Orac1000
Tue May 21, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Choke on Formichino
Replies: 7
Views: 88

Re: Choke on Formichino

Ok. will do. Maybe a bit of lubrication is in order. It doesn't really look as if anything is amiss. I will just lean on it harder.

Thanks
by Orac1000
Tue May 21, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Choke on Formichino
Replies: 7
Views: 88

Re: Choke on Formichino

Hi,
Its the spring clip item 13 that I am talking about. As this engages in a groove in the spindle it prevents the plunger from moving.
by Orac1000
Mon May 20, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Choke on Formichino
Replies: 7
Views: 88

Re: Choke on Formichino

Yes but the spindle of the plunger has a groove around its circumference at about a third of the way from the top end and a spring clip that fixes it in one place so it can't be depressed. I'm baffled by it.
by Orac1000
Mon May 20, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Choke on Formichino
Replies: 7
Views: 88

Choke on Formichino

Can someone tell me how the choke on the 15mm carb for the Formichino works? My previous bike had a 22mm Carb which is different. This seems to have a plunger to press with a black rubber top. The plunger spindle however has a clip in a groove around its circumference which fixes it in one position....
by Orac1000
Tue May 14, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Formichino rear bulb sizes.
Replies: 12
Views: 264

Re: Formichino rear bulb sizes.

Thanks for the suggestions. I was thinking of using some of these gizmos. 6V AC goes in one end and 12V DC comes out the other. Has anyone tried it.
by Orac1000
Wed May 08, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Formichino rear bulb sizes.
Replies: 12
Views: 264

Re: Formichino rear bulb sizes.

Thanks Graham, I will try some LEDs as they use less power. If they don't work I'll just get some shorter normal bulbs to fit the back plate. I wonder why they use two different lengths. It seems a bit daft to me. I do have some small gismos that turn 6V AC into 12v DC I suppose I could try that. Th...
by Orac1000
Wed May 08, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Formichino rear bulb sizes.
Replies: 12
Views: 264

Re: Formichino rear bulb sizes.

Just been looking at the LED bulbs. They all take DC current but doesn't the 6V magneto throw out AC current? Will they work?
by Orac1000
Wed May 08, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Formichino rear bulb sizes.
Replies: 12
Views: 264

Re: Formichino rear bulb sizes.

Hi Hugo, Yes, you have to have a brake light in the UK. Both my Rumis had a switch on the break pedal. The centre bulb is the back light the two outer ones are for the stop light. I'm uncertain what the rating on the stop light should be. On a normal 12v motor the back lights are 5W and the stop are...
by Orac1000
Wed May 08, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Formichino rear bulb sizes.
Replies: 12
Views: 264

Re: Formichino rear bulb sizes.

Sorry meant watts not amps I think.
by Orac1000
Wed May 08, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Formichino rear bulb sizes.
Replies: 12
Views: 264

Formichino rear bulb sizes.

Can anyone tell me what size the 3 bulbs should be in the rear light. I have some 6V5A festoon bulbs x 38mm long over-all. These seem to be a bit too short for the centre light and far too long for the outer two. The parts manual says the main bulb should be 3amp but the outer two don't seem to exis...
by Orac1000
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Classified - Wanted & Sale
Topic: Rumi Silencer for sale in Romania
Replies: 1
Views: 139

Rumi Silencer for sale in Romania

Anyone know what model this is off? It looks new.

https://www.olx.ro/oferta/terminal-rumi ... 4;promoted
by Orac1000
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Excellent Formichino craft scale model
Replies: 10
Views: 868

Re: Excellent Formichino craft scale model

He certainly has more patience than I do. More free time too which is essential.
by Orac1000
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Excellent Formichino craft scale model
Replies: 10
Views: 868

Re: Excellent Formichino craft scale model

In this age of technology its probably possible to scan a full size bike, scale it down and 3-D print it.
by Orac1000
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Rumi Scoiattolo 1955 - New project!!!!!!!
Replies: 246
Views: 78491

Re: Rumi Scoiattolo 1955 - New project!!!!!!!

That looks great. I thought about them being original but then considering the state it was in when you got it I dismissed the thought and decided they must be new as they didn't seem to have any wear. Anyway, well done. It is certainly been worth all the hours of work. I bet it didn't look that goo...
by Orac1000
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Rumi Scoiattolo 1955 - New project!!!!!!!
Replies: 246
Views: 78491

Re: Rumi Scoiattolo 1955 - New project!!!!!!!

How did you manage to get some new rubber foot rest covers? I thought you were going to have to cut a piece of flat sheet or something.
by Orac1000
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Excellent Formichino craft scale model
Replies: 10
Views: 868

Re: Excellent Formichino craft scale model

What a great model. I'm sure we would all love one.
by Orac1000
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Seasons Greetings To All Rumi Fans Worldwide
Replies: 10
Views: 757

Re: Seasons Greetings To All Rumi Fans Worldwide

Thanks for the links to previous years Hugo, there's certainly some fine looking machines in there. I particularly like the bottles of Rumi vino.
by Orac1000
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Seasons Greetings To All Rumi Fans Worldwide
Replies: 10
Views: 757

Re: Seasons Greetings To All Rumi Fans Worldwide

Pretty impressive card, How did you get that. I note the bike is the same colour as your own.
by Orac1000
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Ho ho ho - Merry Christmass to me from the USA
Replies: 10
Views: 697

Re: Ho ho ho - Merry Christmass to me from the USA

You just need to re-size them in any programme that will view jpg files. Microsoft Office picture viewer will do it.
by Orac1000
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Ho ho ho - Merry Christmass to me from the USA
Replies: 10
Views: 697

Re: Ho ho ho - Merry Christmass to me from the USA

Greetings . Sounds like you will be busy in the New Year.
by Orac1000
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Seasons Greetings To All Rumi Fans Worldwide
Replies: 10
Views: 757

Re: Seasons Greetings To All Rumi Fans Worldwide

Best wishes from me too. And Alfie woof!
by Orac1000
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Rumi Scoiattolo 1955 - New project!!!!!!!
Replies: 246
Views: 78491

Re: Rumi Scoiattolo 1955 - New project!!!!!!!

It looks amazing.
by Orac1000
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Feeling down !
Replies: 8
Views: 1910

Re: Feeling down !

Thanks for explaining. I've not heard of that race.
by Orac1000
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Feeling down !
Replies: 8
Views: 1910

Re: Feeling down !

Excuse my ignorance but why is the model of bike called "six days"?. Is it a race name or something. It seems an odd name. Or were Rumi hoping you would buy an additional bike for Sundays :-)
by Orac1000
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Pre-Berti, Rumi dealership in California?
Replies: 12
Views: 2356

Re: Pre-Berti, Rumi dealership in California?

Not many selling Rumis these days though I bet.
by Orac1000
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Rumi Scoiattolo 1955 - New project!!!!!!!
Replies: 246
Views: 78491

Re: Rumi Scoiattolo 1955 - New project!!!!!!!

I did notice it was different. Now you have explained I can see what has been done. Better to fill the groove and it look good than to leave it and you be disappointed with the final result.