Janus Motos thread

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by LuciferMutt, Mar 9, 2021.

  1. Carl Childers

    Carl Childers Ghost in the Machine

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    A detuned Ironhead Sportster motor with/ kick start would be just perfect for one of these bikes.
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  2. blue72beetle

    blue72beetle Blows grass in the road

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    I need to get over there and go on the tour, it's only just over an hour away. Then again maybe I shouldn't, I might end up with a Halcyon 250.
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  3. RomaDakota

    RomaDakota Experts agree!! Supporter

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    I've had Halcyon #114 for a little over 3 years now. No issues. Well, accept I had to replace the headlight and handlebars after hitting a turkey.:bluduh
    Only changes I made -
    - Replaced the torsion seat springs with compression springs
    - Fattened the pilot jet
    - Swapped a couple wires in the connector coming from the switchgear; incorrect from factory
    - Tidy up the factory wiring with loom
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  4. AwDang

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    It’ll ride just fine on a hitch hauler. Just get the tie down eyes installed.
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  5. AwDang

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    Way way to big.....
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  6. KingOfFleece

    KingOfFleece SplitWeight(tm) waterproof seat covers Supporter

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    Yep
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  7. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    buell blast motor?
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  8. AwDang

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    :rolleyes:

    The only swaps I’d consider would be an old fin head 2T. All of the OHC stuff is to modern looking to be correct for the style.
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  9. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    I think it’d be a great bike for a diesel swap/torque converter
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  10. AwDang

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    You’d do better with a KLR
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  11. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    Ew yuck
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  12. Oilhed

    Oilhed MarkF Supporter

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  13. Carl Childers

    Carl Childers Ghost in the Machine

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    :nod
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  14. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    needs the ez button for guys with rubber knees like me
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  15. AwDang

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  16. ddavidv

    ddavidv The reason we can't have nice things

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    Watching TMF's review of the RE Meteor yesterday I thought how wonderful the engine sounded, and that it looked like something from decades earlier. Janus maybe ought to approach them about buying engines more befitting a bike of their price level.
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  17. AwDang

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    I’m not understanding the hate for the engine. In this bike it works very well, and is more period correct than an OHC unit. That helps the visuals and the aesthetic of the complete package. I hate to say it, but you have to ride one to get “it”. Is it a bike for the masses, nope, not even pretending to be.
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  18. ysrebob

    ysrebob yessiree, Bob.

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    Been obsessing about putting a Janus into my garage ever since that Halcyon 250 changed hands in the the flea market a couple weeks ago (congrats AwDang!).

    A Phoenix 250 would be just about PERFECT for bombing around the rural farm roads in my area. Simple, honest, elemental, light. Makes no sense to me that is appears to be their slowest-selling model.

    borrowed from the interwebs: Janus24.jpg
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  19. AwDang

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    FYI
    https://www.cycletrader.com/listing/2020-Janus-Gryffin-5016693176
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  20. Carl Childers

    Carl Childers Ghost in the Machine

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    They're very nice motorcycles as is, I look at them and for my taste the closer they look to this the better: 500px-Thor_1000_cc_1916.jpg

    So really the forks don't match the period and disc brakes look out of place, I know drums would cost a fortune to engineer and manufacture and probably the same for the forks and then there's the motor......

    This all subjective and I think the Janus is a great bike for people who will enjoy the spirit of it as nod toward early motorcycles and like the simplicity of it.
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