R1150/2 - Old meets New

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Recht, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. Uncle Pollo

    Uncle Pollo Long timer

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    Carefully :dunno
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  2. matteo

    matteo HPM

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    I think the brakes are plenty fine. Just one blip of the gas and that rear drive will be shredded from the power of that engine. The bike is for looking, not moving. Don't get me wrong. I wouldn't mind having in my garage.

    At my work that thing would be called an engineering model, not a flight model.
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  3. Jimbosidecar

    Jimbosidecar Adventurer

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    I saw that bike on E-Bay about 6 months ago. I think it sold for well under $10K. I have 2 slash 2 conversions, both with 1000cc motors. I guess maybe 65-70 HP. This wouldn't be that much more HP. I do have twin discs at the front of both bikes though. Both bikes are riders, not garage queens.
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  4. /2killer

    /2killer n00b

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    How about more like well over 10k, or $16900.00 to be exact! The horsepower is more like 98hp with way more torque than the old carb motors you speak of. Also, I rode this thousands of miles for the summer I had it, and I think Peter is riding the tires off it now - so much foryour garage queens poke.

    Try to get your facts straight Jim.

    The conversions you do are easy - many people have done this "bolt in" conversion on their /2 since the mid 70's.

    Try using a torch, and fabricate something, Jim.

    This thread should be done now.
    Steve
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  5. dxamet

    dxamet Adventurer

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    Very, very nice job /2killer. :thumb
    Just 2 questions. where is the oil cooler and did you put the fuel pump in the gas tank?
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  6. /2killer

    /2killer n00b

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    Thanks dxamet - the oil cooler is one of the small ones used on both sides of and RT (I think) and I mounted it at pan level right in front of the motor. The fuel pump is a Walbro unit (round) mounted on a bracket on the backbone frame tube, under the tank
    Steve
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