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by Ian Skinner
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: New member, welcome here!
Topic: New member with questions!
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: New member with questions!

Almost forgot, if you stay with the existing generator system best to leave batteries out of the picture.
by Ian Skinner
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: New member, welcome here!
Topic: New member with questions!
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: New member with questions!

No, not this one. Have been with a couple of others though. Oh by the way, this one has a centre stand, very rare!!

Ian
by Ian Skinner
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: New member, welcome here!
Topic: New member with questions!
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: New member with questions!

Hi there and welcome. I guess that you are referring to the current example on Ebay! To get it up properly together for the road, you would require the following Rumi items:- 2 Alloy Fork Spring Covers. Rubber alternative are ok. 2 Right and Left, Fork Shrouds with Headlight Mountings. 1 Headlight U...
by Ian Skinner
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Moto Rumi stand at Central Classic (Houten)
Replies: 5
Views: 2102

Re: Moto Rumi stand at Central Classic (Houten)

The John Dixon Moto Rumi Junior Gentleman 5 Speed Racer As I recall, the Dixon Racer gearbox case is an Albion Type H shell with a Villiers end cover, as fitted to Villiers 7E and 8E engine units. With plain end covers, they were fitted to Royal Enfield Bullets and Clippers with 3 or 4 speed interna...
by Ian Skinner
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: New member, welcome here!
Topic: My Rumi!
Replies: 7
Views: 681

Re: My Rumi!

Hi soccs

When you assembled the engine, did you use a jointing compound on the entire periphery of all the crankshaft seal carriers and the crankcase joints??
Just checking the Rumi engine assembly. Most of us have been where you are!

Ian
by Ian Skinner
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: 3 year project complete, well, almost!
Replies: 12
Views: 774

Re: 3 year project complete, well, almost!

Hi Guys

Thanks to all you fellers, for all for your kind words, they really mean a lot to me!

Ian
by Ian Skinner
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: 3 year project complete, well, almost!
Replies: 12
Views: 774

Re: 3 year project complete, well, almost!

Thanks Michael, watch out for future 0.010" alignments, heh! heh!


Ian
by Ian Skinner
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: 3 year project complete, well, almost!
Replies: 12
Views: 774

3 year project complete, well, almost!

Well, it's a 1955 Super Sport Bicarburatore "Long Distance Competition Model". That's the one with compression only bump-stop rear suspension, must have been for the 'pot holes' south of Rome!!

Ian
by Ian Skinner
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Condensors
Replies: 9
Views: 958

Re: Condensors

Hi David I know, not applicable to Rumi. However, I am also a fifties Triumph enthusiast. About six years ago, I had a Mag failure on my 1957 Tiger 100. Spent a fortune with one of the lorded experts to rebuild the thing. Lasted 15 miles, till the engine warmed up. So I thought, I've had enough of t...
by Ian Skinner
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Missing piece
Replies: 12
Views: 1086

Re: Missing piece

No venturi, just parallel inner and outer surfaces.

Ian
by Ian Skinner
Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Missing piece
Replies: 12
Views: 1086

Re: Missing piece

Hi Dave

a short plastic tube, fitted in the carb outlet to ensure an accurate fitting to the manifold by accommodating the different joining diameters of the two items. Without this, an airtight fitting between the carb and manifold is impossible.

Ian
by Ian Skinner
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: crank shaft specs.
Replies: 12
Views: 1186

Re: crank shaft specs.

Hi Lars

I agree, I have been fitting Tach Drives to my machines for years, so tempting providence, I have never had one of my home-made non-castellated nuts ever come loose!!

Ian
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by Ian Skinner
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: crank shaft specs.
Replies: 12
Views: 1186

Re: crank shaft specs.

Sorry, not Wristpin, meant Crank Pin.

Getting old, Ian
by Ian Skinner
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: crank shaft specs.
Replies: 12
Views: 1186

Re: crank shaft specs.

Hi jmensch a) Width of the 2 webs when drawn together? Controlled by the length of the wristpin when assembled with absolutely no protrusion beyond the recessed flywheel sides. b) Centre distance between both inner wheels when assembled? Controlled automatically when the inner wheels are pushed firm...
by Ian Skinner
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: crank shaft specs.
Replies: 12
Views: 1186

Re: crank shaft specs.

Hi Lars

Thanks for the thread information, Parmakit used to use 12.125mm while Rumi was 12.50mm. So they have finally brought them to the Rumi standard!

Ian
by Ian Skinner
Sun May 10, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Project restoration Formichino
Replies: 89
Views: 52194

Re: Project restoration Formichino

Hi Guys,

I had never seen a new quadrant before, all the ones I encounter have a well worn primary engagement tooth. So, savor the memory Seb, they won't stay that way for long!!

Ian
by Ian Skinner
Sat May 09, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Project restoration Formichino
Replies: 89
Views: 52194

Re: Project restoration Formichino

Hi Seb I refer to my entry about the different types of switches encountered on Rumis. https://www.formichino.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=717 I have always encountered 7 pole CEV switches on all types of Rumi that I have worked on. Although I do have a 6 pole CEV switch in my collection of switch...
by Ian Skinner
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Attaching seat to Super Sport Long Distance
Replies: 2
Views: 1854

Attaching seat to Super Sport Long Distance

Hi Guys, Have just received the new seat for my Super Sport Long Distance from Trezzi, absolutely beautiful!! However, I need help in sorting out it's attachment to the rear mudguard. I'm starting with a 8mm pre-used hole in it!! I understand the use of the slotted attachment plate in the seat base....
by Ian Skinner
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Bedding in rings using hard chrome barrels
Replies: 5
Views: 1863

Re: Bedding in rings using hard chrome barrels

Hi Guys

Basic rule about chromed bores, is not to fit chrome alloy rings. They will never bed-in, most likely they will rip the chrome lining off the bores!

Ian
by Ian Skinner
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Moto Rumi stand at Central Classic (Houten)
Replies: 5
Views: 2102

Re: Moto Rumi stand at Central Classic (Houten)

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Hi Arthur

Most of what I can say about the Dixon is included in the item above. The gearbox is a Five Speed Albion which were assembled specially for Royal Enfield in support of their early 250 Racing project.

Ian
by Ian Skinner
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Latest on my Long Distance Super Sport
Replies: 6
Views: 2570

Re: Latest on my Long Distance Super Sport

Thanks for your lead Arthur. I had no idea that modern copies of the Aimon 19 x 1.6 (wm1) x 36 spoke holes were available. On Ebay, yes I know Ebay, I found a supplier of the very rims. Purchase to delivery, three days!! Well, they have the correct rim cross sectional profile and the chrome is not b...
by Ian Skinner
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Latest on my Long Distance Super Sport
Replies: 6
Views: 2570

Re: Latest on my Long Distance Super Sport

Cheers both!!!!

Ian
by Ian Skinner
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Latest on my Long Distance Super Sport
Replies: 6
Views: 2570

Latest on my Long Distance Super Sport

Hi Guys Well, it's almost three years ago that I started this project. It's finally almost complete, just needs the Rumi stickers on the tank and the seat upholstered. I think that it will be a bit of a challenge for me to ride, overweight, getting on a bit etc. I found it impossible to retain the o...
by Ian Skinner
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Bewaring needles
Replies: 5
Views: 2146

Re: Bewaring needles

Hi Elie

No, don't use flat ended rollers, the tend to dig in when they skew. Most bearing specialists can supply but the quantities are usually higher than requirement!!

Ian
by Ian Skinner
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Carburator and ugly sound
Replies: 8
Views: 2641

Re: Carburator and ugly sound

Hi Graham, don't say that, the surgery is most uncomfortable!!

Ian