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Old 04-23-2009, 03:41 AM   #28
LukasM OP
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Originally Posted by Max Kool

The Xchallenge engine might not even be such a simple job, remember the head has a vertical design, meaning inlet trajectory doesnt point backwards, but upwards instead. Jeah, I see what you think, you might flip that inlet rubber 180 degrees, but it's still very high built. Hard to fit that in a frame with a central spine imho.

But how about a PAMI tuned 700cc F650 Funduro engine?
Good picture Max! I was not aware how tall it really is with the throttle body attached. Is the 04-07 F650 engine the same?

PAMI would definitely be fun as well, but I don't even want to think about all the s a 700cc mill from them would cost. And fuel efficiency?

Originally Posted by makazica
How about a new Husaberg FE 570 engine....

It would kick ass.....
Heard lots of good things about the new Bergs as well, would love to own one when the 2nd hand ones come down in price.

But in the unlikely case that you could find one for sale, why would you put it in a heavy LC4 chassis? It's a race engine, and should be in a race bike. For an adventure bike it doesn't fit with criteria 2, 3, and 4.
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