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by Lasse
Mon May 30, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Speedometer VEGLIA
Replies: 32
Views: 20795

Re: Speedometer VEGLIA

Hello, Rudolf - there actually is a very simple solution... Take a good photo of the scale, then export it into "adobe Photoshop" - enlarge it to say 400 or 500% - then eradicate all the blemishes. (If you dont have "Photoshop" - or isnt familiar with "retouching" in that program, I would do it for ...
by Lasse
Mon May 02, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Remove Formichino cylinders with the front fender on it
Replies: 36
Views: 23874

Re: Remove Formichino cylinders with the front fender on it

Nice to hear, Hugo!
But, please remember to re-tightening the cyl.head nuts.
I guess you could easily turn all 8 nuts half a turn - without re introducing the clicking noise...
by Lasse
Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: Other Motorcycle Brands
Topic: one for lasse
Replies: 7
Views: 7825

Re: one for lasse

Hello, Hugo - this one I have seen before!
Should be avoided at any cost, since it has been heavily damaged in a fire.
Owner should be ashamed about asking 1800 Euro for such a wreck...
by Lasse
Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Other Motorcycle Brands
Topic: one for lasse
Replies: 7
Views: 7825

Re: one for lasse

Sorry, Guys - my "Super Nimbus" was sold one month ago - as well as my single cyl. 1959 Moto Guzzi. I am reducing my collection, beeing just 75 years old now... Never the less, I am going to a Italy/Austria Trip, with a group of friends, in July, with "Headquarters" in the nice town of Riva del Gard...
by Lasse
Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: King of piston
Replies: 10
Views: 4499

Re: King of piston

they do...
by Lasse
Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: King of piston
Replies: 10
Views: 4499

Re: King of piston

You can get pistons from ParmaKit in Italy.
They are very capable.
by Lasse
Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Speedometer VEGLIA
Replies: 32
Views: 20795

Re: Speedometer VEGLIA

Hello Hugo - there is a quite simple solution. Take a thin metal plate, say 1 or 1,5 mm - then drill two holes at the right distance, & also remember to make a hole for the drive cable! Next: take two ordinary bolts with hexagon heads, with correct thickness, and correct threadcount. Go to your frie...
by Lasse
Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Oil level inspection window
Replies: 4
Views: 4817

Re: Oil level inspection window

Should be quite easy to replicate, by using a lathe, and some plexiglass - and then polish...
by Lasse
Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: What scooter is this? (the answer will surprise you)
Replies: 7
Views: 6667

Re: What scooter is this? (the answer will surprise you)

A RUMI in disguise...
by Lasse
Sun Jan 17, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Remove Formichino cylinders with the front fender on it
Replies: 36
Views: 23874

Re: Remove Formichino cylinders with the front fender on it

This kind of sound always feels very dramatic Especially inside a quiet flat... But the fact, that you really can move the bike around in second gear, tells me, that you are very near. If you could use a hand held drill and rotate the motor with medium revs, you could go further. I am sure you then ...
by Lasse
Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Remove Formichino cylinders with the front fender on it
Replies: 36
Views: 23874

Re: Remove Formichino cylinders with the front fender on it

Superb!
I guess you do not need to use the elevator...
Simply turn the flywheel with a spanner, via the center nut - then turn to and fro.
Then I feel, that the piston gradually will make its mark inside the gasket - to save you to do anything to the piston.
(Or just very, very little)
by Lasse
Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Remove Formichino cylinders with the front fender on it
Replies: 36
Views: 23874

Re: Remove Formichino cylinders with the front fender on it

If you havent done the surgery yet, I have some further remarks, that might be helpful? The new gaskets you got from Austria, seems to be made of a kind of Carbon fibre - and therefore should be somewhat "soft". Beeing "soft", those kind of gaskets will form, and take impression, from the piston rai...
by Lasse
Sat Jan 16, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Remove Formichino cylinders with the front fender on it
Replies: 36
Views: 23874

Re: Remove Formichino cylinders with the front fender on it

Dont be afraid, Hugo... If you sit down, with good lights, maybe a number of heavy books to support your elbow, to give a steady hand, you will easily be able to do the "operation" & Yes, the narrow green line on the pistons edge should be you target. And a very comfortable fact, in your favor, is t...
by Lasse
Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Remove Formichino cylinders with the front fender on it
Replies: 36
Views: 23874

Re: Remove Formichino cylinders with the front fender on it

Hugo, I dont want to be controversial - but do think very carefully, before you start "Dremeling" inside you new gasket! Why? Because the sealing surfaces always should be held intact - to avoid future "blow outs" from the cyl.heads. Far the best way is to scrape, or "Dremel", at the very edge of th...
by Lasse
Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Remove Formichino cylinders with the front fender on it
Replies: 36
Views: 23874

Re: Remove Formichino cylinders with the front fender on it

Just to interfere - with quite another opinion. (I tried it myself, and it worked, because I once had exactly the same problem with the Bicarburatore) First, its not unusual that RUMI pistons go a little out of the cylinders! Second, the "touching area" is quite small (because you could actually run...
by Lasse
Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Remove Formichino cylinders with the front fender on it
Replies: 36
Views: 23874

Re: Remove Formichino cylinders with the front fender on it

Hugo, use childrens "model clay, or model wax. And do not work too much on the pistons, rather find the spots inside the cylinder heads - then "Dremel away" these protruding spots. Or even simpler, use the next thickness of the special RUMI copper cylinder head gaskets, and then figure out, if the n...
by Lasse
Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Technical: Questions and Solutions
Topic: Remove Formichino cylinders with the front fender on it
Replies: 36
Views: 23874

Re: Remove Formichino cylinders with the front fender on it

Hi, Hugo - long time no see. Instead of having all that trouble, removing the heads & cylinders - I believe you can solve the problem in a much easier way! Take off the cylinder heads, and look inside them, & at the same time shine a torch on the piston tops. You will then see some "marks" where the...
by Lasse
Fri Nov 27, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: Classified - Wanted & Sale
Topic: Rumi Gobbetto for Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 2572

Rumi Gobbetto for Sale

Hello, boys - here is a great chance to buy a Gobetto!

http://www.subito.it/moto-e-scooter/alt ... htm?last=1
by Lasse
Sun Aug 30, 2015 3:45 pm
Forum: Other Motorcycle Brands
Topic: A "beast" from 1993 - to break your leg...
Replies: 4
Views: 7828

Re: A "beast" from 1993 - to break your leg...

Thank you, Hugo, for the kind words... The reason for this late reply is my homecoming from a 2246 Kilometers trip, with my favourite travel company "MOTOUR" (look it up on the internet) I was riding the socalled "Factory Tour" going from, Lübeck, Vielank to Magdeburg, then Zscopau, & the Erzgebirge...
by Lasse
Fri Aug 21, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: Other Motorcycle Brands
Topic: A "beast" from 1993 - to break your leg...
Replies: 4
Views: 7828

A "beast" from 1993 - to break your leg...

No no, I am not quite dead yet - even if i am nearing 75... See what I found - a somewhat derelict example of the (now a days quite rare) racing version of the HONDA XR600. This bike is the "R" model, no battery, no starter, no turn signals - but just electricity when the motor is running! Beeing a ...
by Lasse
Sat May 23, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: My "new" old Bicarburatore
Replies: 1802
Views: 1091261

Re: My "new" old Bicarburatore

Hugo, I forgot just one thing. You had "oily plugs" after your first drive, yes - but these plugs never really came up to "temperature" - because of your VERY (understandable) sedate driving style... The plugs will definitely look much cleaner next time, provided you give the motor some "stick" + mo...
by Lasse
Sat May 23, 2015 8:18 am
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: My "new" old Bicarburatore
Replies: 1802
Views: 1091261

Re: My "new" old Bicarburatore

CONGRATULATIONS! - You finally did it - and, in the process, your learning curve had been steep, resulting in you, now beeing a true "RUMI Expert"... The videos were awe inspiring, to say the least! Listening to your gearshifts, I could hear you got the box absolutely right. And no smoke! About your...
by Lasse
Thu May 07, 2015 8:41 am
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: Moto-RUMI Colors
Replies: 4
Views: 6546

Re: Moto-RUMI Colors

Wherés the green one, Rudolf...
by Lasse
Mon May 04, 2015 8:06 am
Forum: Other Motorcycle Brands
Topic: N.U.T. 680cc 'V'twin.
Replies: 6
Views: 6489

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

Forgot my picture
by Lasse
Sun May 03, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: Other Motorcycle Brands
Topic: N.U.T. 680cc 'V'twin.
Replies: 6
Views: 6489

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

Hello Hugo, the reason I have been absent for some time is twofold. First : I have really been longing for news from your gargantuan project, and lusted for hearing your motor running (oilfree, please...) Secondly: I have just been in Neumünster/Germany, on a scary riding course, trying to ride on t...
by Lasse
Fri Apr 10, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: Cafe Rumi
Topic: FIAT S76 rebuilt and first started after 100 years
Replies: 4
Views: 5841

Re: FIAT S76 rebuilt and first started after 100 years

Very, very impressive - even if its not really a RUMI... But Hugo - there is another video I think might be just as wild, if not more! The 1905 Land Speed Record holder, the 25 litre V8 French "Darracq" race car - now saved in almost original form, with a HUGE flywheel whirling around in the open, i...