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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: 381

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: 287

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: 4
Views: 466

Re: Moto Rumi stand at Central Classic (Houten)

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=1130&p=442&hilit=dixon#p7388

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: 675

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: 675

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: 675

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: 655

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: 831

Re: Carburator and ugly sound

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

Ian
by Ian Skinner
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Dellorto MB 22A for Formichino Sport
Replies: 13
Views: 1330

Re: Dellorto MB 22A for Formichino Sport

Hi there, I have used a fair few Mb 22A carbs, some looking pretty bad but they always worked pretty well. So, take the carb off. Remove the slow running jet, that's the small one you can almost see at the bottom of the vertical channel in the bottom of the carb when the main jet assembly is removed...
by Ian Skinner
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Classified - Wanted & Sale
Topic: For Sale - John Dixon's Junior Gentleman Racer (SOLD)
Replies: 2
Views: 424

For Sale - John Dixon's Junior Gentleman Racer (SOLD)

Hi Guys,

The time has come for me to part with the Dixon Racer. Yes, it does run!

If you are interested and wish to discuss things, please contact me via this site.

Ian
by Ian Skinner
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Classified - Wanted & Sale
Topic: Moto Rumi Gobbetto for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 481

Re: Moto Rumi Gobbetto for sale

Hi René,

Is this Roger's home built version?

Ian
by Ian Skinner
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Moto Rumi Sport - 1951 (Fixing some problems)
Replies: 28
Views: 2504

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

Hi Guys

Just a reminder of my 'Strange Looking Conrod' item, some years back. Seems appropriate!

Ian
by Ian Skinner
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Formichino carb
Replies: 5
Views: 686

Re: Formichino carb

Hi Rob

I'm somewhat confused. I am assuming that the engine did start on the rollers, yes. If yes, there is nothing wrong with the carb. The engine in this case should start ok on a push in 1st gear, not 2nd. Things will settle down!!

Ian
by Ian Skinner
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: French sortie - Normandy
Replies: 7
Views: 1083

Re: French sortie - Normandy

Hi Both

Sarah and I plan to be there around lunchtime Tuesday, after a previous nights stay in our favorite French Hotel of thirty odd years, just outside of Boulogne, it's the food you know!!!

Looking forward to meeting up with the international gang again,

Ian
by Ian Skinner
Sat May 11, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Formichino rear bulb sizes.
Replies: 12
Views: 1808

Re: Formichino rear bulb sizes.

Hi John I don't think LEDs will appreciate an Alternating power supply, maybe I'm wrong? Back to 12 Volt rear light bulbs. Many owners fitted these back in the 1950s and 60s in the hope of stopping them popping with the 6v alternator. For brake lights, I use 4 AA batteries in plastic 6 volt packs ta...
by Ian Skinner
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Classified - Wanted & Sale
Topic: Exhaust nuts
Replies: 4
Views: 790

Re: Exhaust nuts

What size is required?

Ian
by Ian Skinner
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 3
Views: 860

Re: Insurance

Yes, I agree with Michael. All my bikes over the last twenty years have been insured through Carole Nash, smooth arrangement and competitive pricing! Ian
by Ian Skinner
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Classified - Wanted & Sale
Topic: Spare tire carrier wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 1859

Re: Spare tire carrier

Just a thought, I have found that 'spare' fuel to be more important than a tyre!!

Ian
by Ian Skinner
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Seasons Greetings To All Rumi Fans Worldwide
Replies: 10
Views: 2027

Seasons Greetings To All Rumi Fans Worldwide

Ian and Sarah Wish You All A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
by Ian Skinner
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Sei Giorni - What does it mean?
Replies: 3
Views: 1231

Re: Sei Giorni - What does it mean?

Cheers Claudio

I live about 100 km south of LLandrindod Wells, very wet and muddy there!!

Terrible thing to do to a Rumi!!

Ian
by Ian Skinner
Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Sei Giorni - What does it mean?
Replies: 3
Views: 1231

Sei Giorni - What does it mean?

Well, it is Italian for the annual FIM Six Day International Motorcycle Trials Events 1913-1979 and renamed 'Enduro' from 1980 onwards. https://speedtracktales.com/about/ This link leads you to the most comprehensive information on these events that I know. If it is Rumi involvement that interests y...
by Ian Skinner
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Rumi Scoiattolo 1955 - New project!!!!!!!
Replies: 246
Views: 95736

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

greasy-fingers wrote:hi hugo, the scoiattolo cap shown in the drawing has a 2 stroke oil measuring container "yellow section", as long as the cap you use lets air in and keeps fuel in that is all that really matters
Hi Hugo, a photo of the cap described by Graham.

Ian
by Ian Skinner
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Formichino kill switch
Replies: 14
Views: 3646

Re: Formichino kill switch

Hi Arthur and Michael, Arthur, the truth is that I don't have knowledges enough about this matter, I can only show the "CEV switch key" that one of my scooters has, and the "kill button" that the other scooter has. Michael, here part of Formichino manual page that you are talking about. Kill-button...
by Ian Skinner
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: How many kms/miles can be done .....
Replies: 10
Views: 2264

Re: How many kms/miles can be done .....

greasy-fingers wrote:hope it went ok. I usually carry a 2 litre container of fuel - just in case !
Hi Graham, I sure remember the 1 litre of your two litres you put in my empty Formi tank during the Les Barrires event 15 years ago!!
Thanks again.

Ian
by Ian Skinner
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: My "new" old Bicarburatore
Replies: 1802
Views: 1156058

Re: My "new" old Bicarburatore

arthur lewthwaite wrote:it would be quicker to make one on the milling machine.
Um, a bit of a sod if you only have a file and a Dremel, what!

Ian