Highland Motors

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

  1. Thumber

    Thumber Sweden

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    Hi 950v2

    Since you are based in sthlm i assume your swedish is alot better than my english... could you please give me a ring? I live in Vallentuna. noll sju 02- sextioåtta 42 fem2. I need to find a way to take the flyweel off...
  2. 950v2

    950v2 Adventurer

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    I will call you this weekend. Until then you can view my homepage and my mechanical work in may http://highland.racing.gs/#20120518
  3. pjm204

    pjm204 Long timer

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    This is the first I've ever heard of Highland. Looking at there website, it doesn't look like much is going on. No dealers in the US that I could find.
  4. nsx

    nsx Been here awhile

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    "Amazingly - the engine starts and runs sweetly without shakes and misfiring.."

    That IS amazing! Better than my fuel injection, but at least I can ride mine. Since the dual throttle body conversion seems to be dead, maybe I should also consider switching to a carb.
  5. klausmikey

    klausmikey Adventurer

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    Hi everybody

    I got one: carb type, has not been in the best hands, but works fine - great power, good start, high fuel consumption. Thanks to this forum I was not surprised regarding the starting issues - mine started very bad when I got it, but after cleaning the carb it's not so bad. Now I try to restore it to a real nice bike - hopefully I will be lucky getting all the parts I need. Has anybody some contacts for plastics, decals etc??
  6. inire

    inire Browncoat symp

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    So, the US side of Highland is no more, yes? there are no plans to try again?

    she sent me www,highlands.se and it looks....amazingly familiar (as in what I saw in 2010)
  7. Kermit13

    Kermit13 Is that suppose to smoke?

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    Looks like they are rolling again.

    http://www.highland.se/
  8. bl00

    bl00 https://www.machinistgazette.com

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  9. Oof

    Oof Twin lover

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  10. nsx

    nsx Been here awhile

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    Does anyone know if the Highland clutch cable is the same as used on any other motorcycle? Has anyone had a custom cable made?
  11. PowerCell

    PowerCell Manufacture Super Supporter Supporter

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  12. klausmikey

    klausmikey Adventurer

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    I think they use the same cables as installed on Husqvarna TE 610, built until 2003 - I will check next week and give you infos!
  13. nsx

    nsx Been here awhile

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    Thanks. You will probably be interested in this info from a VERY helpful gentleman in Sweden.

    "I got your email through US Highland and will try to help you from a snowy sweden. Rollox nowadays handles the service and parts for Highland motorcycles, and most of us were part of the old swedish development and production teams. I will help you with the clutch cable but will have to dig in to our old stock for it. However, before I send anything you might find the oil filter at a regular auto shop. Our original filter is a Fram component, PH 5796, and is used in many, however mostly european cars. You find a link to a website below and there you can find some of the car brands that use this. It's been around way back since the mid nineties, so I think this is the easiest way for you. I'll get back to you on the clutch cable since that is of our own design and length. In the mean time - good luck to you!

    http://www.sogefifilterdivision.com...e=IT&catalogue=FRAM&lang=GB&ref_filtre=PH5796

    Other things that might help you are the following.

    Air filter: Honda 900 Fireblade -96.
    Front sprocket: Husaberg -90-2004.
    Rear sprocket: Suzuki DR 600 -96.
    Front disc: Husaberg, KTM (Caliper mounts may vary, but pads are the same)
    Rear disc: Yamaha YZ 250 -96 (Caliper and pads Husaberg)"

    He also sent me a drawing for the cable, which I sent to Barnett, Motion Pro and Terry Cable (thanks PowerCell). Still waiting for a quote from Terry Cable.

    He also sent me many engine part prints, if anyone is interested.
  14. klausmikey

    klausmikey Adventurer

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    Hi nsx,

    the clutch cable used on Husqvarna TE610 does not fit correctly, it is has a larger diameter, the length is nearly the same, so if u are used to work on motorcycles u can install it.

    It would be great to get some engine part prints, I sent a pm to you regarding the mail address - thanks in advance
  15. Oof

    Oof Twin lover

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    Does anyone knows a place in Europe where they sell second hand Highlands?

    regards.
  16. klausmikey

    klausmikey Adventurer

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  17. Oldobi

    Oldobi Olli

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    Hello

    In Germany doesn´t exit any dealer of used Highlands.

    You should look for private sales at mobile.de or Ebay or maybe also in the UK.

    Best Regards

    Olli:hmmmmm

  18. Oof

    Oof Twin lover

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    The one in Austria is a 950 motard, (2002 / 14.000 km / 4000 euro) does anyone knows the difference between the Motard and the Outback?

    From the pics i've seen it looks like only the wheels are different, ie motard smaller fatter tyres then the outback, am i correct or are there other differences like suspension?

    I also got a link from Max Red Kadett from a 2008 950 Motard in the Ukrain with only 700 km (!) for 11.000 USD.

    Is there a difference between the years?


    Being a 1990 africa twin rider for years my preference goes to an Outback but if the only difference is the wheel size then i could also buy a Motard and change the wheels...


    Thanks for the links by the way, :clap really appreciated.
    I have been searching with the swedish term 'highland 950v2 till salu' (means for sale...) but no luck till now. I only get Microcars or sheep...
    (yeah, yeah, riding sheep is cheaper...)

    Happy Xmas, get too drunk for your own good:freakyand have a lot of fun doing it.
  19. nsx

    nsx Been here awhile

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    I have a 950 Motard, titled a '06 but was made before that. With it I got a factory brochure showing the specifications for the three versions of the 950. Supposedly the Motard has less suspension travel, even though they all have the same forks. As well as having wider 17" wheels, the Motard has a huge front disc and 4 piston Braking caliper. Mine came from the factory with the chain not clearing the tire. It still doesn't clear, even after taking a lot of rubber off with a block plane. There may be a 160 tire narrow enough to clear, but I haven't found it. I was told to space out the front sprocket, but the two sprockets seem to be in good alignment now. The rim is too wide for a 150 tire. I would like to lace up a narrower rim for a 150 tire, but so far I haven't sprung for it to solve a problem that never should have existed. How could the factory have sold a bike with the chain rubbing the tire?

    I don't have a scanner, but I guess I can type in the specifications if you want them.
  20. Oldobi

    Oldobi Olli

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    Hello

    The biggest differnces are between 1999 and 2001.

    1999 Carborater Model build before first stop of the company. They broke after the first 50 build motocycles.
    2001 they began new. In this time the changed a lot of thing.

    Piston, Cylinders, Starter mecanic, compete electronic, tank for injection system, from carb. to injection,
    the plastic parts. ( They build around 250 Motorcycles)

    So if it is one with injection you can buy the cheaper one. Thats my opinion.


    Fröhliche Weihnachten und einen Guten Rutsch

    Olli:freaky