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by tony mooring
Fri Aug 21, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Wheels
Replies: 3
Views: 5051

Re: Wheels

As you see from the original brochure, there were only 6 holes in the 10" wheels. 3 for holding the wheel sides together and 3 for holding complete wheel to hub. This was how my one was which I bought new in 1960. However after riding for a couple of months the holes which held sides together starte...
by tony mooring
Sat May 09, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: New member, welcome here!
Topic: Tipo Sport
Replies: 3
Views: 4380

Re: Tipo Sport

Hi Graham, Re your Junior Gent you had, did it have a chrome headlight and ally mudguards ??
by tony mooring
Tue May 05, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: My "new" old Bicarburatore
Replies: 1802
Views: 1054149

Re: My "new" old Bicarburatore

Hello Hugo, My father was a sheet metal worker and welder but he passed away 50 years ago. He used to say to me 'welding is not an art, it is a disese and anyone can catch it'. The more you do the better you are at it. Maybe you could take a leisure course at a local college. My welding was terrible...
by tony mooring
Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: Other Motorcycle Brands
Topic: N.U.T. 680cc 'V'twin.
Replies: 6
Views: 6196

Re: N.U.T. 680cc 'V'twin.

Well it was a few years ago. The guy I borrowed it from said it had 'rubbing noises' at the front and back and they were called brakes. Like riding a 'five bar gate' with wheels on.
by tony mooring
Thu Apr 30, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: Other Motorcycle Brands
Topic: N.U.T. 680cc 'V'twin.
Replies: 6
Views: 6196

N.U.T. 680cc 'V'twin.

Hello Lasse, You have been quiet. Thought I would wake you up with a pic of me back in the late 60s.
by tony mooring
Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:57 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Regolaritá Sei Giorni (Claudio - Argentina)
Replies: 89
Views: 21836

Re: Regolaritá Sei Giorni

Claudio, The reason for the 'twin' tank maybe because of balance. With a full single tank of fuel 'slopping about' it would be difficult to balance through some of the sections.
by tony mooring
Sun Feb 08, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: My "new" old Bicarburatore
Replies: 1802
Views: 1054149

Re: My "new" old Bicarburatore

Yes!!
by tony mooring
Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Production year ?
Replies: 10
Views: 9383

Re: Production year ?

Better still log on to our Moto Rumi Club website and you will see a page there dedicated to Rumi Club Vienna.
by tony mooring
Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Production year ?
Replies: 10
Views: 9383

Re: Production year ?

There is a Rumi Club Vienna who may be able to help you better.
by tony mooring
Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:12 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: its who you know
Replies: 4
Views: 5437

Re: its who you know

Well Arthur, it appears I am a few years older than you. I was born before the second world war and was evacuated from London with my parents and sisters when we had fire bombs landing in the back garden. I can even remember seeing flying bombs (V!'s) coming over. I have also been involved with the ...
by tony mooring
Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: its who you know
Replies: 4
Views: 5437

Re: its who you know

You may or may not know, but I am the founder and president of The Moto Rumi Club U.K. I think you should get your facts right before you start spouting off about 'IT'S WHO YOU KNOW'. I cannot understand how you can be talking about what has been discussed at the AGM when you are not a member of the...
by tony mooring
Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: British model flying championship
Replies: 15
Views: 11381

Re: British model flying championship

Many years ago I borrowed a control line GOAT. Well it wasn't a control line,more of a control chain. It was to clear the brambles and nettles at the bottom of the garden. I had to drive a stake into the garden and fix a chain to it, at the other end of the chain I had to attach the goat by it's col...
by tony mooring
Sun Nov 02, 2014 12:26 am
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: My "new" old Bicarburatore
Replies: 1802
Views: 1054149

Re: Hugo's loss of spark.

Hugo, It would appear that the 'no firing' on right cylinder must have been faulty plug. Plugs can foul up at any time. I always ride with spare plugs. In the old days plugs used to 'whisker up' but these days the plugs are manufactured to a better degree and it's not often you get trouble. Take you...
by tony mooring
Sat Nov 01, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: My "new" old Bicarburatore
Replies: 1802
Views: 1054149

Re: Hugo's loss of spark.

Hello Hugo, Yes, that makes sense O.K. If you could borrow some letter punches that would be good to mark the hub with an A and O. You will have to check your points gap and electrical connections. Check that the HT lead is making good contact in the coil because the coils are vertical and a lead ma...
by tony mooring
Sat Nov 01, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: My "new" old Bicarburatore
Replies: 1802
Views: 1054149

Re: Hugo's loss of spark.

Hi Lars, But it is something to keep in mind for Hugo if he ever separates the two. That was the object of the exercise, to separate the two in order to adjust the contact breaker points to their correct positions without all the fumbling through the flywheel slots. I assume that's what Hugo has don...
by tony mooring
Sat Nov 01, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: My "new" old Bicarburatore
Replies: 1802
Views: 1054149

Hugo's loss of spark.

UJH, Just wondering about the modification you made to Hugo's flywheel. Does it matter where the cam is according to the magnets around flywheel?? Maybe this could be the problem with Hugo's loss of spark on the right cylinder if the flywheel outer has been re-arranged on re-assembly. (if you know w...
by tony mooring
Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: New member, welcome here!
Topic: Here is my Rumi Juniors
Replies: 40
Views: 21345

Re: Here is my Rumi Juniors

Hi Juan, I know this tank! See my latest article in Café Rumi with my son on bike.
by tony mooring
Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: New member, welcome here!
Topic: Here is my Rumi Juniors
Replies: 40
Views: 21345

Re: Here is my Rumi Juniors

Hello Ian, Yes ,I think that one was probably a private import. Jim Bound had his Montessa shop in Watford and I can recall 'dribbling' over the Montessa 'Brio's' in the shop window. I also recall the 110 had a peculiar wheel attachment at the bottom of the front forks.
by tony mooring
Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: rumi junior son
Replies: 0
Views: 5325

rumi junior son

Picture of my son in the paddock at Brands Hatch sitting on my Rumi junior which I built from spare parts. The Rumi is long gone and my son is now 32 years old and 6 feet tall.
by tony mooring
Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: New member, welcome here!
Topic: Here is my Rumi Juniors
Replies: 40
Views: 21345

Re: Here is my Rumi Juniors

Hi Claudio, To my knowledge the earlier 'junior' was never imported to the U.K. and neither was the sports and bicarburettor. As far as I know the only motorcycle version of Rumi imported by the concessionaires was the latest 'junior gentleman'. Even the scoiattolo was only imported by individuals n...
by tony mooring
Wed Oct 08, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: New member, welcome here!
Topic: Here is my Rumi Juniors
Replies: 40
Views: 21345

Re: Here is my Rumi Juniors

Hi again Claudio, Here is a picture that the late Pat Guagenti of the USA sent me some years back of some of his spares. You will see these are both juniors with different tanks.
by tony mooring
Wed Oct 08, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: New member, welcome here!
Topic: Here is my Rumi Juniors
Replies: 40
Views: 21345

Re: Here is my Rumi Juniors

Hi Claudio, Here is a picture of my two Rumi Juniors I use to have. The Junior Gentleman is the one in the rear and shows the Gentleman tank.
by tony mooring
Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:26 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: A dedicated Junior/Junior Gentleman engine?
Replies: 78
Views: 46678

Re: A dedicated Junior/Junior Gentleman engine?

I do not think these lugs were 'cut off' by anybody. The crankcase were cast with out the lugs. Also bear in mind the 'junior gentleman' was only in production for about three years (from 1959-62). In 1962 Rumi went into liquidation and I have a letter to prove that fact.
by tony mooring
Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:18 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: A dedicated Junior/Junior Gentleman engine?
Replies: 78
Views: 46678

Re: A dedicated Junior/Junior Gentleman engine?

I think you will find that all of the 'plunger' type suspension bikes all had the bottom lugs (ears as you call them) for the rear brake pivot shaft. When the later 'junior gent' type machines were introduced with swinging arm suspension the rear brake was operated via a crossover cable. Hugo, for y...
by tony mooring
Tue Sep 30, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: A dedicated Junior/Junior Gentleman engine?
Replies: 78
Views: 46678

Re: A dedicated Junior/Junior Gentleman engine?

Sorry Arthur you are wrong. I have an early supersport and the centre stand system is the same as Hugo's bicarburettor. It is pivoted on an assembly which is bolted to the frame and clamped round the silencers. I too have had a couple of 'juniors' and they had stand brackets welded to the original f...
by tony mooring
Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: A dedicated Junior/Junior Gentleman engine?
Replies: 78
Views: 46678

Re: A dedicated Junior/Junior Gentleman engine?

Hello Ian, The reason for changing the wheel rims from steel to alloy was because of the diameter. It was nigh impossible to find 19inch racing tyres but 18 were quite common. Most Rumi "Juniors" in the U.K. were converted and raced. One of the problems racers had in the 1950/60's was you could not ...