1911 Flying Merkel single build.

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  1. truckd

    truckd Active Member

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    Yer doing a Fantastic Job Bro!
    Saw this the other day and thought you'd get a kick out of it.
     

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  2. Velodrome

    Velodrome Well-Known Member

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    Thats. Ummm, Interesting. Where you been truckd?
     
  3. Velodrome

    Velodrome Well-Known Member

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    Right! Got to work on the FM the past 2 days. All 3 chains are aligned and tensioned. Bolts nuts and screws locktited. Looktook Lock. The blue goo is on em. Cables run and plumbing polished and re installed. Fake oil pump plumbed up. I'm stealing CCC's trick for no zip ties and safety wiring everything. I did wrap the cables and kill wire with Gorilla tape to spare the shrouding. Extended clutch arm has lightened the twist effort on the internal clutch by a factor if 8-10 WAY more engagement control and "pull" effort is equal to many throttles I've encountered. I hope to find out of my gas line plumbing is sealed up tomorrow. Shes almost ready to come off the "hoist" and get her pedals. I do have a pair of very nice finishing touches in store. 10-8-18 001.JPG 10-8-18 006.JPG 10-8-18 010.JPG 10-8-18 011.JPG 10-8-18 012.JPG 10-8-18 008.JPG
     
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  4. Velodrome

    Velodrome Well-Known Member

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    Well Well. Just took her for a 2 mile ride and it didnt bite me this time. Few adjustments to make and one more piece to add and shes "done" The clutch is MUCH easier to control now. Fellow on "The CABE" was making genuine FM decals and I managed to get one of his last ones. I have a MIAMI motors motor badge I'm rehabing to go on in a few days. SHES A RIDER NOW! 10-20-18 007.JPG 10-20-18 009.JPG 10-20-18 012.JPG 10-20-18 018.JPG 10-20-18 020.JPG
     
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    MEASURE TWICE Well-Known Member

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    Master piece I'd say!
     
  7. sportscarpat

    sportscarpat Bonneville Bomber the Salt Flat record breaker

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    Yeah, that's a beauty!
     
  8. Velodrome

    Velodrome Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Pat! Your reduction drive really makes the whole thing come together. I'd hate to see it wearing a torque converter or jack shaft.
     
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    SA-Weettttt!
     
  10. CrazyDan

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    A damned fine recreation if I may say so myself.
     
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    YA! Just plain KOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!...........Curt
     
  12. indian22

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    It's a beauty! Does it pedal & bump start well?

    Rick C.
     
  13. butchl

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    Awesome job.
     
  14. Velodrome

    Velodrome Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Guys. Yes once your past the tight spot in the compression stroke; with lots of effort it pedal starts on the stand well. I cant pedal this one at all in the riding position so bump starting will require a nice hill! And if Im home and starting dead cold I can use my electric hammer drill ( not in hammer mode) to spin the motor to start like an Indy car :) 17mm socket on the flywheel retaing nut and drill adapter and it will spin right up.
     
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    Velodrome Well-Known Member

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    I "think" its a 17
     
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    fasteddy Well-Known Member

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    A superb build. I like to slide by at least once a day and admire it.

    Steve.
     
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  17. PeteMcP

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    Wow! Has to be one of the best ever builds on this or any other forum.
    Too many details to mention. Painted and plumbed to perfection.
    Well and truly nailed it.
     
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    Wow this thing came out spectacular!! :O ...as Pete said, certainly one of the best builds ever. The plumbing is a work of art and the details are breathtaking !
     
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    Well. It's back on the hoist. This thing is just geared too tall. Idle gets me ~25 mph. Crack the throttle Im going too fast for my brakes or comfort level. I found a 48 tooth sprocket laying about Im having modified to fit Pat's hub adapter. That will get me 4 more teeth on the final drive. It would be nice for less clutch slipping on take off too. I also had a lump in the rear wheel. Had it checked and the wheel is perfectly true. Must be something in the tube or tire so I dismounted both and rotated to mix it up and we'll see if its gone on the next ride.
     
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    Hey Velo ! .........................
    Just been hanging out , now that the wife is walking and getting around better I have had some time to get back with the bikes I currently have 3 builds going on My Rollfast, 1908 Merkel and one I call the Crazy Train that I am building with spare and left over parts of all kinds. Your Merkel is SWWWWWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETTTT !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Beyond Words Bro
    Wish I had an engine like Wilmoto makes for my Merkel build.
     

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