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Post by Logi on Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:42 pm

PFM wrote:Wonder who hired him the crane Rolling Eyes

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Post by Logi on Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:45 pm

One thought, with all motors after 2001 taxed in bands how does the road tax issue go with an engine swap?
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Post by sammyboy on Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:19 pm

Depends on the bike, eh? I'm told that a Blackbird will get you near 40 on a run. I'm a 125 rider at present, but I'd like to have a BMW K75, which owners tell me will get me 70 on a run. My little Chinese 125 only gets 80....

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Post by HighlyJetted on Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:27 pm

A lot of people are moving over to salt from chlorine as it is about a quarter of the running cost but you need a chlorinator thingie, think it works on electrolysis to turn the salt into chlorine
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Post by sammyboy on Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:53 pm

It's unlikely that my new engine will be post 2001, and anyway, doesn't change the build date of the vehicle, does it?

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Post by rich the mechanic on Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:48 pm

Logi wrote: If only, my bike's about 125 tescoburgers, i'm lucky to ever see 30 Evil or Very Mad

economy only comes with sensible throttle which given the reputation of your nationality I am supprized at your fuel useage. Very Happy
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Post by rich the mechanic on Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:42 pm

I was thinking about the oil flow on motors as the only thing mentioned so far i the sump and pick up but the return needs to be looked into for laying a motor over as if the gravity drain from the top to sump is on the wrong side and I mean the side that is top most then you could end up with problems if the cam/rocker box fills with oil and also how the oil is distributed if it is put on it's side will the oil reach every where it needs to the oil pressure is not that highin most engines.
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Post by Logi on Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:56 pm

rich the mechanic wrote:economy only comes with sensible throttle . Very Happy

Yeah, but fun comes with stupid throttle Twisted Evil
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Post by PFM on Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:23 pm

Logi wrote:
If only, my bike's about 125 tescoburgers, i'm lucky to ever see 30 Evil or Very Mad
I think that's recently been converted into horsepower

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Post by sammyboy on Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:31 am

I'm increasingly leaning towards just dropping in a 1600. It'll already be a much bigger car project than I've undertaken before, specially if I rebuild the engine. I also want to make it feasible to do this winter, because I've sort of fallen in love with the idea of having one of these.....

http://retrorides.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=FSW&action=display&thread=144817

I'm now imagining wafting up the country to some of the Northern climes I have to visit in that, and tooling around festivals in the summer in my pimped 'Jet, and it appeals.

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Post by sammyboy on Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:42 am

With the purchase of a 4 litre Jag in mind (and if I can get an LPGed one, it'll cost no more to run than my HiJet), my focus for this rebuild has changed.

Since the HiJet won't any longer need to run me all around the country, extra poke or extra economy will become a bit less important. I'm picking up my trailer tent in a week or two, and I'll see how it tows that, but if it does well, perhaps I'll just stick with the 993, but pull it out and do a top end rebuild, do the clutch while I'm at it, any welding that's needed, respray, reinterior, banded wheels. I'm wondering whether sticking at 1000 will make a big insurance difference; my son will be turning 17 this year, and will no doubt want to be on the insurance....

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