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Old 11-21-2008, 02:27 PM   #61
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The starboard side muffler could probably be removed as well. Still, though, it doesn't have the issues with the fuel tank an oilhead engine will have.
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Old 11-21-2008, 02:29 PM   #62
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I have had VW /2 conversions for years now and never ceases to amaze me the comments! Comments all over the map as with /2killer's bike. The best part about his bike is his workmanship and that he built it for HIM! It's all about the ride! Ride Your Own Ride, ride what ya brung type deal! But the comments I have had said to me do amuse me tho. Can't take it to heart as it's just a thing I am into and don't expect others to do the same.
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Old 11-21-2008, 03:01 PM   #63
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I think it's friggin' fantastic! Great uses for absolutely useful spare parts. Think of it this way... he's recycling, he's gone GREEN.
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Old 11-21-2008, 03:16 PM   #64
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Give me the skinny on your sig line.

No man who lives by fours are chariots?

also, sorry, isn't it "habent"?
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Old 11-21-2008, 04:01 PM   #65
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Give me the skinny on your sig line.

No man who lives by fours are chariots?

also, sorry, isn't it "habent"?
Uh, close. Try some of the alternate meanings.

"Not all who have a team of horses are charioteers."

Americanized: "Just cuz you got yourself a horse don't mean you can ride it."

... and yes, it should be "habeNt."
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Old 11-21-2008, 04:06 PM   #66
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Old 11-21-2008, 04:22 PM   #67
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Cool!

now somebody photoshop a /2 onto an 1150 frame
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Old 11-21-2008, 05:19 PM   #68
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I think it's a cool, creative machine, especially if it's ridden.

So how did you set up the fuel pump to keep FI?
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Old 11-22-2008, 06:53 AM   #69
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<...> Still, though, it doesn't have the issues with the fuel tank an oilhead engine will have.
Not correct, you would still need to deal with the FI issue and hide a fuel pump and return line in there somewhere...

I am guessing that he cut a hole on the inside of the the saddle of the tank to mount the fuel pump. They way they did on the Oilheads...

Just a matter of being sure that the hole is located so the outboard end of the pump/fittings do not interfere with the frame when mounted, and that the pickup reaches the bottom inside.

If you look closely at the photos, he has connected the two lobes of the tank with a black rubber hose as a simple crossover line so that both sides feed whichever one is hiding the pump assembly...

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Like I said, I HAVE put some thought into doing this same conversion on a later /7 frame in order to retain the twin-shocker's taper roller wheel bearings and more robust final drive unit for sidecar duty...

A /2 frame with Earles front end would be nice, but it limits your choices of fairing for cold weather riding. I really liked having the classic RT fairing in front of me in the winter months up here in Wisconsin.

(A nice dual-disk front brake is sometimes helpful too...)
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Old 11-22-2008, 08:32 AM   #70
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Uh, close. Try some of the alternate meanings.

"Not all who have a team of horses are charioteers."

Americanized: "Just cuz you got yourself a horse don't mean you can ride it."

... and yes, it should be "habeNt."
Damn - years of looking at habemt - you'd think at some point I'd have noticed that. And you nailed the meaning .
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Old 11-22-2008, 08:39 AM   #71
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I think it's a cool, creative machine, especially if it's ridden.

So how did you set up the fuel pump to keep FI?
This paticular pic is photoshopped.

The friend that sent me the pic has figured out how to convert oilheads to use Mikunis, though, so I suspect he is giving some thought on how to convert a K75 to use a carb. And for years he has been talking about putting a flat head Chang engine in a /6 pr /7 frame, so a /2 engine in a late model frame can't be far behind.
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Old 11-26-2008, 07:37 AM   #72
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I always thought this would be a great idea but could never figure out how to hide or tone down the radiator.
I don't know if I understand the questions about the fuel pump with FI but all I did was frame mount an external pump under the gas tank. This worked fine but I picked too small a pump and put it behind the alternator, both of which I think are the reasons why it’s getting noisy after 2000 miles.

ooweel, you should build this one.
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Old 11-27-2008, 12:36 PM   #73
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Superb work for the R1100 engine
but I love the idea of a 1600 VW kick start engine this is more old school / roots
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Old 11-30-2008, 12:23 PM   #74
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I think the /2 with the 1150gs engine is very cool and was done very well are you a machinist? This is what they call in the automotive world as restofy they take old Camaro's all the time leave the outside and interior looking org. then install a late model drive train. I have a org. /2 but I like this allot I would like to ride it. Job well done
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Old 12-01-2008, 04:14 PM   #75
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also, sorry, isn't it "habent"?
Dood! That is absolutely the best spelling correction I've ever seen here.

Klay would be so jealous.
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