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Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by SCQTT, Apr 16, 2009.
VW powered, complete custom build?
Thanks. I was trying to identify the engine.
I can't decide if this is inspired or insanity
It's inspired insanity. :eek1
PS-- I like it, especially down to the chrome fan shroud. Dual port heads and maybe 1600cc so it's got oomph.
That is very cool. Finally a motorcycle engine I know how to work on! But those fenders are an anti-climax; look like they are off a trailer or sumthin'.
It has to be heavy as hell with that VW tranny. Looks like a single carbed 2 port 1600. It's interesting that he kept the fan housing.
I would love to get a close look at that beast. Not my style, but from the picture, it looks like it is pretty well executed.
The VW engine in a BMW was a mid-'60's fad. There was just enough room to shoehorn a VW engine into a /2 frame. Duane Ausherman had one:
Next OffTopic wander: The Munch Mammoth
Recently, they found/bought the XAVW on American Pickers. Cool piece of moto history.
I wonder just how legit that show is sometimes but at the same time I have friends who have tracked stuff down in the same manner.
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It's like a pre-historic Gold Wing!
Pyrite Wing? (that's hard to say!)...
Motorcycle engines for the most part are pretty simple. Compared to modern variable timing systems and canBUS electronics on cars.
Hell, my F-150 is throttle by wire.