Diesel Motorcycles: They really are kinda cool.

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Banzaibob, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. Whale Rider

    Whale Rider Been here awhile

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  2. torch

    torch Solo Trecker

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    the silver bullet
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  3. torch

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    Was a 99 iron barrel bullet with hot engine. Head, cams, carb, exhaust, etc. Would do the ton.
    Long story short, I'm nearly deaf so when the spur gear on oil pump went out it wasn't till
    the engine was full of shavings I heard. No back flush was possible and rebuild was not my choice.
    Thus the conversion to 10hp Chinese diesel. 2400 trouble free miles so far.
    Will only do 60mph but gets 150+mpg. More fun than any MC I've had in over 60yrs of riding.
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  4. tinwelp

    tinwelp Professional Idiot

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    Neat... but you really need a better exhaust!

    How does it compare to the original in terms of weight?

    Cheers... Paul
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  5. SFDemo

    SFDemo Been here awhile

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    That's pretty cool and well done. I think you need a turbo for it, crack it up to 75!
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  6. Gedrog

    Gedrog 1000 mile stare a 1000 stories to tell

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  7. orionsilver

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    Any audio clips of that beast?!
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  8. torch

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  9. ryder1

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    I have a dr650 that is in need of a new power plant. Maybe diesel is the way to go.
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