Super Tenere Fuel Cell

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by Dirty bike, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. Coachgeo

    Coachgeo Diesel Adventurer

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2009
    Oddometer:
    519
    Location:
    NOW: Dayton OH area recent past WAS: North TX
    ahhhhhhhhhhh...... Track turbo diesel was on the market for over a year now. Might can still get one in USA or Canada then bring over. Contact them.

    Also their is a fella that will build you one out of a Triumph steamer and a 3cyl Smart diesel engine and Ultima 6speed. He probably could send ya all the parts and do it your self or at a local fabricator/bike builder. Curtis in TX might take it on too. Get the engine in Canada. Might have to pull the head and ship the two parts separate shipments as off-road engine parts.?

    Building mine with a Steamer, Kubota and CVT
    #21
  2. Dirty bike

    Dirty bike Eval Innovations Inc

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011
    Oddometer:
    870
    Location:
    Ivins, UT
    The Track has been interesting, but at $24,000 USD, is $10k over a Super Tenere. And I have reservations about the single sided swingarm and the CVT belt. I'd truly love to take one and prove it out for the Iron Butt Rally that I'm riding in July of '13, but getting one from the Netherlands and prepping it in time at this point would be a real challenge. Not to mention getting a test ride would be more expensive that most of my vacation plans.:D

    Got a link for this guy that might build one from a Triumph Steamer and a Smart engine? I have a gas Smart in the garage now.
    #22
  3. Coachgeo

    Coachgeo Diesel Adventurer

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2009
    Oddometer:
    519
    Location:
    NOW: Dayton OH area recent past WAS: North TX
    Since he is in opposit side of Ocean from USA he might can send conversion parts then buy your own engine here or in canada?

    http://www.dieselbike.net/currentconversions/currentconversions.htm
    #23
  4. Dirty bike

    Dirty bike Eval Innovations Inc

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011
    Oddometer:
    870
    Location:
    Ivins, UT
    Got some questions off line that made me look this up again. since it was actually asked...

    The fuel cell worked great during the IBR and after. I still have it on the bike and have used it for maybe 30k with only a fuel filter change during that time due to some bad gas at a station back east. Out of 96 starting riders, I finished the IBR in 44th place, meeting my goals for the rally. IIRC, 69 riders finished. A few crashes, more that just got overwhelmed with the miles, heat and the struggle to get enough points to be an official finisher.

    Not exactly podium, but there were some pretty driven and awe inspiring riders. I rode over 10k in 11 days during the IBR and took another 2.5 weeks to get home via scenic roads and interesting places with my wife, (also an IBR finisher). Total mileage in 30 days on the road was about 16k. It was really good to get back home and park the bike for a bit.
    #24
  5. Bappo

    Bappo Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2007
    Oddometer:
    446
    Location:
    Idaho Falls
    Thanks for the info!

    I plan on a BB1500 from Idaho to Kerrsville, TX next March and 5 more gallons is in the plans. Leaving Kerrsville might be another BB to Miami but with a couple days playing with other S10's first.
    #25
  6. Dirty bike

    Dirty bike Eval Innovations Inc

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011
    Oddometer:
    870
    Location:
    Ivins, UT
    A couple of pictures of where I located the bulkhead fitting on the tank. It is necessary to remove the fuel pump to get the chips out. It is also necessary to separate the fuel pump into it's two halves in order to get it out of the tank w/o doing damage or bending the float arm. Use caution when doing this and read up on it first.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    #26