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Offline Gabi Nicolae

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The MechaniK
« on: November 04, 2017, 03:25:43 AM »
Hi guys, we just started a project precisely one month ago. The results look good, so I thought maybe it is helpful for the community to see it. Usually we are building racing cars and customs, not bikes. Best regards and I hope to have time to keep you posted.

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Offline Gabi Nicolae

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Re: The MechaniK
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2017, 03:29:24 AM »
And this is the status as of today. Nop, the muffler is not this one, I just wanted to check the proportion :)

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Offline Andrew2

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Re: The MechaniK
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2017, 05:23:49 AM »
  Awesome work mate. Some really interesting stuff there. Keep us posted  :2thumbup: .


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Offline Gabi Nicolae

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Re: The MechaniK
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2017, 05:40:00 AM »
  Awesome work mate. Some really interesting stuff there. Keep us posted  :2thumbup: .


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Thanks Andrew :) Actually I have  few ideas, never implemented on a bike . I ll keep sending pictures of the fabrication process.

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Offline Gabi Nicolae

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Re: The MechaniK
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2017, 05:49:40 AM »
Anyone knows how to upload a video file please? Thks

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Re: The MechaniK
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2017, 06:30:56 AM »
Anyone knows how to upload a video file please? Thks
Welcome, Gabi Nicolae! Work presented with high quality images like yours is helpful.

If it is a YouTube or other video with a URL, just paste its URL in the reply box. If it is a personal video file, you can start an image and video gallery here by following these instructions.
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Offline Gabi Nicolae

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Re: The MechaniK
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2017, 06:41:02 AM »
Welcome, Gabi Nicolae! Work presented with high quality images like yours is helpful.

If it is a YouTube or other video with a URL, just paste its URL in the reply box. If it is a personal video file, you can start an image and video gallery here by following these instructions.
Ok, thank you very much

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Re: The MechaniK
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2017, 08:21:44 AM »
Wow nice vision looks great! Looking forward to seeing more


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Offline Arktasian

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Re: The MechaniK
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2017, 09:59:24 AM »
Another Turbo :clap:
Tight quarters on the tranny for it, will you be adding an air to air cooler? 
Any plans for fuel management?

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Re: The MechaniK
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2017, 10:14:23 AM »
Another Turbo :clap:
Tight quarters on the tranny for it, will you be adding an air to air cooler? 
Any plans for fuel management?
My intention is to run a low pressure, like 0.4-0.6 max. The debitmetre of the bike should do the job of sending more fuel. If not, we can write a new chart on the ECU.
Regarding the intercooler : it is not a must, but yes, would be helpful. But to do not forget the fact that earlier turbo engines didn't have an intercooler at all. Maybe I could install an air /water intercooler, using the engine refrigerant. We will see :)
The idea of the turbo setup is not about the extra power, but about the specific noise of the BOV :) So, that's why I don't want more turbo pressure.

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Offline Arktasian

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Re: The MechaniK
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2017, 11:09:23 AM »
Low boost, you might refer to it as "Normalizing". Not much heat compressed into the air charge at those levels so yes, a cooler not important - in fact might hinder performance.
However, if it's the thrills and chills of a noisy, squawking BOV, then depending on valve chosen and turbo flow, you may not have enough blow off to make the noise. I find the sounds are cool but you can only roll on and off hard so many times when your bike is a daily rider. For "Show" - guess that's another matter.

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Re: The MechaniK
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2017, 06:10:13 PM »
You guys do good work Gabi.   :clap:
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Offline Gabi Nicolae

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Re: The MechaniK
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2017, 06:43:37 AM »
The fuel cap. It is not an "aviation type", it is actually a Boeing 707 fuel cap. We are using some aircraft parts on this bike. For example, the uniballs used for the gear box' lever its also Boeing 707 parts.

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Offline Gabi Nicolae

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Re: The MechaniK
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2017, 06:44:47 AM »
Low boost, you might refer to it as "Normalizing". Not much heat compressed into the air charge at those levels so yes, a cooler not important - in fact might hinder performance.
However, if it's the thrills and chills of a noisy, squawking BOV, then depending on valve chosen and turbo flow, you may not have enough blow off to make the noise. I find the sounds are cool but you can only roll on and off hard so many times when your bike is a daily rider. For "Show" - guess that's another matter.
Thanks for the input

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Offline Gabi Nicolae

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Re: The MechaniK
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2017, 07:49:22 AM »
The coolant reservoir. We modified an oil catch tank, as it was laying around :). We will fabricate some aluminum parts in order to fix it. Work in progress for designing it.

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Offline Laitch

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Re: The MechaniK
« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2017, 07:57:01 AM »
The fuel cap. It is not an "aviation type", it is actually a Boeing 707 fuel cap.
BMW has many of us convinced that water infiltrating the fuel tank from around the cap was probable, so a drain pipe was installed in the tank with a pipe inside the tank that has an inlet along the left perimeter of the cap flange and an outlet beneath the tank. I don't see that inlet accommodation being made on your cap assembly. It's a work of industrial art though.  :2thumbup:

 

Do you think fuel cap drainage is just another example of BMW's unnecessary overbuilding, or have you designed something I haven't noticed?

 
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Offline Gabi Nicolae

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Re: The MechaniK
« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2017, 08:10:16 AM »
BMW has many of us convinced that water infiltrating the fuel tank from around the cap was probable, so a drain pipe was installed in the tank with a pipe inside the tank that has an inlet along the left perimeter of the cap flange and an outlet beneath the tank. I don't see that inlet accommodation being made on your cap assembly. It's a work of industrial art though.  :2thumbup:

 

Do you think fuel cap drainage is just another example of BMW's unnecessary overbuilding, or have you designed something I haven't noticed?
Many thanks for the info. Actually yes, I designed an O-ring between the bmw fuel cell and the adaptor plate. The chances are zero for the water to get inside the tank. I also left some space between the fuel cap (inside of it) and the adaptor for the ventilating and anti vacuum purposes. I really didn't want any screws visible, that's why I designed it this way. And it's finished, btw :)

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Offline duckytran

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Re: The MechaniK
« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2017, 10:16:34 AM »
Very impressive build Gabi. Lots of cool designs. I'd like to see how your rear suspension will turn out compared to this one.
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Offline Gabi Nicolae

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Re: The MechaniK
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2017, 10:22:48 AM »
Very impressive build Gabi. Lots of cool designs. I'd like to see how your rear suspension will turn out compared to this one.
Thanks a lot for the nice words. I tested the suspension and it works pretty well. I can't upload a video, maybe I will have time to upload on YouTube or something.

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Offline Gabi Nicolae

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Re: The MechaniK
« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2017, 10:28:36 AM »
The water tank design is finished. There will be 6 metal parts (aluminum and one iron part). I think will look good :)

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Offline Laitch

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Re: The MechaniK
« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2017, 11:24:26 AM »
. . . Actually yes, I designed an O-ring between the bmw fuel cell and the adaptor plate. . .
Thanks for the explanation.
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« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2017, 11:25:22 AM »
Thanks for the explanation.


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Re: The MechaniK
« Reply #22 on: November 07, 2017, 06:56:46 PM »
I like the look of repurposed aircraft parts. :2thumbup:
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Re: The MechaniK
« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2017, 04:56:04 AM »
Starting working on the custom triple clamps. Keeping the bmw trail and rack, including the bearings (of course we will replace it with new ones), but wider, in order to use the 6 pistons calipers and 320 mm disc brakes. Using Suzuki gsx-r shocks.

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Re: The MechaniK
« Reply #24 on: November 14, 2017, 05:06:33 AM »
Starting working on the custom triple clamps. Keeping the bmw trail and rack, including the bearings (of course we will replace it with new ones), but wider, in order to use the 6 pistons calipers and 320 mm disc brakes. Using Suzuki gsx-r shocks.

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