onsdagen den 26:e oktober 2011

1500cc Dual Carb Knuckle

What makes me most happy about this motor is not the chain driven Wico magneto or the dual carb heads.

And it's not the .540/.540 Leineweber cam or triple valve springs with titanium retainers. It's not the fact that it's got 'pop up' pistons, it's not the big bore cylinders or peek-a-boo cam cover and it's not the dual right side UL flywheels with moved crankpin.

No, the most joy bringing thing about this motor is that it is acctually 100% finished; something that is very rare in my life. Charley did such a flawless job blueprinting the entire engine and today I parkerized and assembled the rocker tins, the very last detail on the whole motor. Hopefully it will go in the frame this weekend. The only bad thing I can think of right now is that the chain driven mag is bolted down with no way to retard it for starting, something that might be a bit interessting on a 91.6" Knuckle with a lot of compression, hopefully the cam's 318 degree duration will make things a bit more comfortable..?

24 kommentarer:

  1. Very nice indeed. I really hope I get to see this in the metal sometime. Two questions though: you didn't fancy twin plugging the heads? That might have had the effect of softening your starting because the ignition could be retarded. Also, no generator = no lights?

    Very nice indeed, in case I hadn't already said so :-)

    SvaraRadera
  2. you're my hero ferris bueller!

    SvaraRadera
  3. Bravo Nicky Bravo !!!

    Stay Tuned & Focused all the way to the Tarmac !!!

    SvaraRadera
  4. Hahaha!!! You better be careful when you are trying to find your highspot on your kicker!!! That thing is gonna be brutal

    SvaraRadera
  5. I hate you. The universe hates you. Wanna build my motor? Just modify my heads? Please..? Pretty pleeeeeease??

    SvaraRadera
  6. Stoked to see you guys dig the little mill, hey it could never had happend without Charley's genius so I'll make sure to pass on the props to him when I see him. And about dual plug heads, I acctually had a set dual plug/dual carb Knuckleheads when this project started but I choosed not to use them, I'm not too found of the dual plug idea... And the bike will have lights, just no regular generator, I'll post more pics in a bit.

    SvaraRadera
  7. Best Looking knucklehead I've ever seen in my entire life.

    SvaraRadera
  8. Congratulations, I will go and eat some dust! Wish I had yer energy and Charley in the neighbourhood.
    Sverre

    SvaraRadera
  9. AAAAAAARRRRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH !!!!!!!

    MERVEILLEUX, SUPERBE NICKE ...!!

    SvaraRadera
  10. Hey, you say 'had a set of dual-plug heads'. Do you still have them?

    SvaraRadera
  11. Biker build off 2012 - if you're attending you got my vote.

    SvaraRadera
  12. Killer Knucklehead! Love the chaindrive mag and split camcover.

    SvaraRadera
  13. I see knee surgery in your future. Youtube it running when you can. Love to hear it.

    SvaraRadera
  14. i wanna be like u when i grow up...

    SvaraRadera
  15. thats a wondrous work of art

    SvaraRadera
  16. You could give it a few names. A few that come to mind are : Astronomy Domony" because of all of the math, space,timing stuff about this engine, but mostly because I like that Syd Barrett composed song, and everyone knows he was a brilliant madman. Or "E.T.'s twin", because the parkerized knuckle bolts look like eyes with the rest of the knuckle being his face and there are two heads and it's dual carb...
    That's cool that you don't even need facial hair and slicked back hair to be cool. You don't post shitty food pictures from fast food restaurants (boring) and you have wit. Keep up the cool stuff here. Thanks, you guys inspire me and I don't even build bikes.
    I think the alternate name for the Knuckster could be "Rainman". It's just the oddity of putting the two engines together but it's brilliant. Fucking Genius

    SvaraRadera
  17. Oh man! I still cant believe that I wanted to help you fix Sebastians' clutch in Bottrop! What a fool I am!! ;-)

    SvaraRadera