Jump to content


Photo

Honda V-Twin Mini :-)


  • Please log in to reply
58 replies to this topic

#46 darkcat

darkcat

    Speeding Along Now

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 398 posts
  • Location: Nr Derby

Posted 19 October 2012 - 07:51 AM

Miniblade81: as per (all) bikes, its built into the side of the engine.
Actually this bike has what is called a "Wet" clutch, meaning its immersed in engine oil - this is a very good point as it will be kept cool, it is going to have to pull a lot more weight than its was before. One of my reasons for choosing this bike.

KieranB: Yep, my Chimaera, a very close eye indeed, as the only space i have at the moment is the 2 feet between the garage door and the nose of the chim.
I'm going to rent a unit for a month or 2 to get this project finished properly - as i need proper space.
It wouldnt be so bad, but the block-paved area in front of the garage is a slight incline too, meaning its a complete arse to mock things up.

Just been contacted by Daz from Mini Magazine :-) i'd best get on with it!!!!

#47 KieranB

KieranB

    Speeding Along Now

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 357 posts
  • Location: Skipton
  • Local Club: S.U.N.M.C

Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:07 AM

That's awesome. I love the chimaera although yours has weird lights, in a good way ofcourse . My mini just fits in the garage I've got. Gonna end up building a bigger one soon so i can get two minis in there ;)

#48 miniblade81

miniblade81

    Mini Mad

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 218 posts

Posted 19 October 2012 - 03:25 PM

lol i no about the type of clutch but how are you gonna operate it cus i bet its close to that brace bar isnt it and is it cable and not all bike are wet clutch ducati for one

#49 darkcat

darkcat

    Speeding Along Now

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 398 posts
  • Location: Nr Derby

Posted 19 October 2012 - 07:47 PM

No i meant most (if not all) bikes have the clutch built into the block (not that they are all wet clutches)

The clutch slave cylinder pushes on a rod next to the output sprocket, this is covered by the standard sprocket cover.

#50 miniblade81

miniblade81

    Mini Mad

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 218 posts

Posted 19 October 2012 - 07:51 PM

thats a bonus then you gonna put barnett in

#51 darkcat

darkcat

    Speeding Along Now

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 398 posts
  • Location: Nr Derby

Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:02 PM

thats a bonus then you gonna put barnett in


eh?

EDIT:

OOooh a barnett clutch...
No. The clutch in it was replaced 5k ago so should be fine (for now), its not a huge job to replace anyway.

Edited by darkcat, 19 October 2012 - 08:37 PM.


#52 charie t

charie t

    Up Into Fourth

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,153 posts
  • Location: South Leicestershire sticks
  • Local Club: wreake mini wanderers

Posted 20 October 2012 - 11:27 PM

i'm liking the idea behind this, alternative to promotive design, but i can't help thinking that diff is going to have a hissy fit at the first sign of acceleration

#53 darkcat

darkcat

    Speeding Along Now

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 398 posts
  • Location: Nr Derby

Posted 21 October 2012 - 08:03 AM

Its quite a hefty chunk of a diff to be honest, it looks quite small in the photos, but its a well made honda lump, so i don't doubt it - being designed for a quad, its supposed to take a lot of hammering. besides... im only playing with 110bhp...

#54 ginsters

ginsters

    Mini Mad

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 183 posts

Posted 21 October 2012 - 08:14 AM

Massive difference in a quad that most peoe are used to seeing than the likes of the higher end 4wd ones,I've frashed a grizzly a couple of times with some real chunky tires on and towing a trailer.i reckon it will be fine

Love this thread keep it up!

#55 ginsters

ginsters

    Mini Mad

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 183 posts

Posted 21 October 2012 - 08:16 AM

Massive difference in a quad that most peoe are used to seeing than the likes of the higher end 4wd ones,I've frashed a grizzly a couple of times with some real chunky tires on and towing a trailer.i reckon it will be fine

Love this thread keep it up!

#56 charie t

charie t

    Up Into Fourth

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,153 posts
  • Location: South Leicestershire sticks
  • Local Club: wreake mini wanderers

Posted 21 October 2012 - 03:43 PM

Massive difference in a quad that most peoe are used to seeing than the likes of the higher end 4wd ones

The quad we had before the mule was the same, but maybe its just the pics

#57 darkcat

darkcat

    Speeding Along Now

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 398 posts
  • Location: Nr Derby

Posted 29 October 2012 - 10:34 AM

Woop! for once UPS arrived at 9am, as opposed to making me wait in All day till 4:50pm!!!

Posted Image




Time for some Bush craft :-D:

Posted Image

#58 darkcat

darkcat

    Speeding Along Now

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 398 posts
  • Location: Nr Derby

Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:16 PM

Well as you might have suspected (as with most of these projects) this got put on hold as i lost my job.

I'm back on it now, so watch this space :-)

#59 darkcat

darkcat

    Speeding Along Now

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 398 posts
  • Location: Nr Derby

Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:31 AM

Now moved this to:
http://www.theminifo...ini-version-20/




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Mini Spares