Highland Motors

Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by 805gregg, Apr 12, 2006.

  1. John in Leeds

    John in Leeds Been here awhile

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    More interesting material for us Olli, thank you :thumb Wondered what the wide sump plate contained. It seems far too wide to be practical.

    Just an idea, if you scan the magazine the software you use may have an Optical Character Reader, that would allow a translation to be done. I expect that you have already given us the basic information though.

    If your bike has a good set up I think it should have good gas consumption too. Both Johan and I have got very good consumption from our bikes. Might be worth asking Thomas what he gets

    cheers
  2. Oldobi

    Oldobi Olli

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    I try that this week.

    cheers:freaky
  3. John in Leeds

    John in Leeds Been here awhile

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    It's a long time since we had any updates from the factory.

    Good performance from the singles racing early November but nothing on the twins :clap :freaky

    Sometimes a bloke can get sick of old food, come on Kurt, throw us a few crumbs :ear
  4. Oldobi

    Oldobi Olli

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    so here the test Highland Extreme


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    Now the Translation from Google / I didn´t check it. Sorry I am a little bit in hurry.

    1 Side ( Report is from Jan 2000)

    Highland is dead - long live Highland. After the rapid departure of
    Swedish producer Highland were your hopes for
    a two-cylinder sports enduro either hang on a nail, or
    the long term KTM announced . Wait The more unexpected it is you
    now make, yes even cut from the stool -provided. They live for such cars,
    that high country with a revised version of the 950 V2 Outback
    reports back. In order for all his enthusiasm to remain objective: 1 Not
    Sweden itself, but an intrepid and off-road enthusiast
    Schwabe has joined the "Hammer Odin's "second adopted the new name
    the new project is Highland V2 E-XTREME, a designation of
    Horse's Mouth true true. 3. It is no great revival of the brand, but
    been conceived as individual productions Production.
    The story: When in the late fall 1998, the Swedish company Highland
    themselves had the rights to the Volan engine the Dutch at that time already
    Hand, were acquired, the phone barked at the office, brought the
    importer responsible for the homologation Andy Carpenter, the good news
    of the first approved Senen V2. Limited to 300 pieces, this was the
    Contract, were all sorts of Outback Children with diseases in the cradle.
    Series scatter between 30 and 80 hp, some lack of attention to
    enduro 76 AUKNTKWIlt
    Detail, in part, simply constructive Botch. What role Pit's Offroad
    Stop playing here? Pit Karches was a of select dealers and Highland
    by the then Production Manager Mats Malmberg asked to provide a
    Rally version to put on the wheels. Now is also not an unknown face Pit
    in the off-road scene, could the rallye crazy Augsburg in 1996
    at the Dubai Rally with a 360 Two-stroke KTM's first Place in Class
    occupy less than 500 cubic. Actually a mad dog on the other, a man
    with goals and visions. Especially the seemingly impossible causes Pit ever
    back to such activity. Following were the Highland's not broke
    Money to develop further Machinery for sale. Pit was in
    Is paid in kind, that is currently Owner of several original Swedish
    Bikes. Enthusiastic about the concept of V2, He did his homework very quickly.
    The development of machine was advanced, many new designs
    and practical details - a Engine at the start of production is now from
    can speak - a few thousand less in the account and countless
    Nights without sleep. The technical changes:Engine: The gray cast iron were
    replaced by Nikasil guides. This to a stable thermal Household care, increase the lifetime
    and reduce weight. Camshaft, crankshaft, pistons and
    Originate from the original cylinder Husaberg spares shelf. The second
    Step was to work the clock change the engine. The
    front cylinder was in the course of changed by 180 degrees. A completely
    modified the intake manifold provides uniform mixture of supply
    two cylinders. For the foregone oil pan was a radically redesigned
    Lubrication system is installed. The oil reservoir is now under the
    21-liter main tank.

    Side 2

    We eagerly await the new KTM-Twin on the Intermot. Up
    there's one and only - the Karcher Highland E-XTREME. - By Jörg Kubler -
    Electricity: The massive electrical problems
    have learned the aircraft Electricians . Short hand flew all overboard.
    Ignition system, wiring harness, Controllers, etc. are specifically designed to
    E-XTREME vote - now works everything perfect! Suspension: Both the fork and
    Dampers are from White Power.
    The 50 Extreme fork has an amazing 300 mm wheel travel. The rear
    Counterpart was between 330 and 300 mm reduced and extremely progressive
    matched. Setting: From the joist to strut clamp there's a subframe
    carbon, saving weight and provides greater torsional rigidity.
    The tail was reinforced and Subcarriers for wing tanks (2 x 5 liters)
    provided.
    Exhaust system: This is is a completely new design
    stainless steel. So that the V2 better depends on the gas and running round, were
    the exhaust pipes, the cross section have increased somewhat, formerly with each other
    united. serves as a muffler Sebring racing silencers.
    Rims: Here was the best used. Ceramic Coated
    Excel rims guarantee high stability and the best corrosion protection thanks to the
    noble coating. The rear wheel was a shock absorber donated to
    include the damage on 6 Response and the drive train of the past now at.
    Cockpit: Here is the entire navigation-compulsory unit
    again, as at every rally Euke is installed. The sub-frame and the
    Panel are as extra-thick carbon fiber Construction and manufactured mediate
    the impression that they could each Withstanding a force of nature, l

    Text under the pictures

    It is all That. Pit Karches gave the V2
    Outback a totally new look. At a price of approx.
    are 25,000 Mark's powerful fire under the butt.
    High-tech as far as the eye can see on the inner life
    the V2 engine has been reworked and strong:
    Nikasil jacks. Head, cams, pistons, cylinder
    and crankshaft are of Husaberg.
    F
    Cockpit with important survival tools
    ftoadbook, GPS, IMO and Co found in the self-made
    "Rally-cinema" best place. Hand Guard
    and Halogeascheinwerfer are Linus

    Sorry for that english. Thats Google but mine is not that much better.

    Enjoy

    Olli
  5. John in Leeds

    John in Leeds Been here awhile

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    And then came KTM. :(:

    Thanks for article and translation Olli :thumb
  6. Oldobi

    Oldobi Olli

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    That´s true John but the first Versions had a gas consuming Problem and with there tanks they could´t reach the distances.

    Olli:lol3
  7. nice1trev

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    Hello Oldobi ive just read the post a couple of pages ago ,very strange breaking 6th gear on the highland ! Top gear burn outs maybe ?!!! haha.:evil evil
    Very nice reconstuction youve done on this bike, looks very cool.

    I see you had a problem with the valve seals on the rear cylinder i also have a problem on my bike as its using oil and i seen the rear exhaust ports were carboned up when i had the engine out so thinking its the rear cylinder.
    Does anyone know if possble to change the seals with the engine in the frame therefore not taking the head off ?

    Lastly Oldobi great pictures of that highland rallye bike... Dr John showed me those a while ago and inspired me - not the bank account - to build something like that, its a great bike !! Nice to see it now hanging from the roof !


    Ride on.
  8. nice1trev

    nice1trev Adventurer

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    Why carnt i upload tiny phone camera photos on here ? hmmm
  9. Oldobi

    Oldobi Olli

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    Hi. I had to learn it too. Try this

    Hi Oliver,
    you have to upload your pics via a third party, such as Smugmug, Photobucket, Flicker, etc, then post the link here.

    or use the direct link
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    Cheers Olli :freaky
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  10. John in Leeds

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    Grant, if you're struggling just email 'em to me and I'll bung 'em up. :wink:
  11. John in Leeds

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  12. 805gregg

    805gregg Long timer

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    Probably a good idea undercapitalized. Maybe Obummer can insert some dollars.
  13. Oldobi

    Oldobi Olli

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    Hi. That doesn´t sound good.
  14. wheatwhacker

    wheatwhacker It's raining here

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    I'm not surprised.
    Who needs a 100hp desert racer? Some of those bikes they had were just plain ugly anyway.
    Nobody has yet manufactured a "simple" bike where you can order/choose your tank size, suspension, wheels and wheel size, seat brand, blah blah.

    Nice light alum frame, a verses, rotax or whatever twin motor in there and build to order after that or just have it naked in the store and pick out your own bits and bobs, like buying a mountain bike.
    Cheap wheels, suspension, seat etc, and you have a cheap bike, of go all out and build an expensive one.
  15. Evil Invader

    Evil Invader Been here awhile

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    Who doesn´t?! :huh
  16. John in Leeds

    John in Leeds Been here awhile

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    Seems like the Hooligan Swedes want 'em :rofl


    Me, I just want a powerful 'adventure bike' that is not the usual lard arse :deal
  17. wheatwhacker

    wheatwhacker It's raining here

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    By that you mean a no frills, simple twin adventure bike with luggage capacity and will handle any terrain, simple and cheap to maintain, decent ground clearance, is droppable, blah blah.

    I keep thinking ktm frame with jap motor.
  18. John in Leeds

    John in Leeds Been here awhile

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    Well...... nearly.

    The key to my needs is weight, or the lack of it. The Highland 950 motor is a class leading 45kgs and is quite different to any other twin in (except Harley) in the way it develops torque down low in the rev band. In my limited experience it picks up the front off the throttle like nothing else. You don't have to get the revs up and then dip the clutch to get over an obstacle. The combination of light weight and good torque make a more relaxed ride overall. The motor has no balance shaft making it a little more gnarly than its peers but on the highway is more than good enough for me.

    Yes I would love to have all the qualities you outline but for me weight is the special one that sets Highland apart. :wink:

    I think everyone has a different combination of qualities for their dream bike :ricky
  19. Lorretto

    Lorretto City Dweller Crushperado

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    Here is an article from an Asian Mfg site

    http://www.othermakes.net/2010/12/16/us-highland-closes/

    The article indicates there is tension between the US operation and Swedish parent. Kurt King gets mentioned as confirming the content of the Highland Forum article and apparently indicates the situation is temporary.
  20. John in Leeds

    John in Leeds Been here awhile

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