Name this engine!

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Precis, May 17, 2020.

  1. zzzak

    zzzak Long timer Supporter

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  2. badmanners

    badmanners Umm, yeah, no.

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  3. Weldr

    Weldr Been here awhile

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  4. mrsdnf

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    Have no idea but going by the chain Kawasaki.
  5. badmanners

    badmanners Umm, yeah, no.

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  6. badmanners

    badmanners Umm, yeah, no.

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  7. Homerb

    Homerb Been here awhile

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  8. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars Supporter

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  9. mrsdnf

    mrsdnf Long timer

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    If it's not an RG I'd guess a Barton.
  10. Kai Ju

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  11. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum. Supporter

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  12. badmanners

    badmanners Umm, yeah, no.

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    3 legs was nearest it's actaully a RGB 500, the race motor.
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  13. gavineakins

    gavineakins Been here awhile

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    I don't know what the V8 is, but I hope to hear about it. Looks ace !

    Cheers - Gavin
  14. Ron50

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    At about 2.50 you can hear how it sounded.

    Back in 1938 Plinio Galbusera and Adolf Marama Toyo built a two-stroke V8 motorcycle engine with a compressor.
  15. Rocking Horse

    Rocking Horse Self funded bludger

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    Tauno Olavi Nurmi from Finland independently constructed a V8 #racing #motorcycle. It was a 350cc V8-powered 4-stroke motorcycle engine with a V angle of 90°
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  16. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    Sadly no pic, but I hope someone's seen this one:
    A while back (2018) the Caravan World mag people did a road trip up through WA; in one small town, one of them took a pic of a radial engine on a stand, on (I think) a trailer and just called it "an aircraft engine" - but I looked at it a bit more closely - and it was made from nine (or maybe seven?) XR500 engines!
    But there was only one image with the engine very much in the background, so I have no idea how it was all hung together. I'd love to know what it was used for, if it ever flew, how it was made and what was down about oil pooling in the heads of the upside-down engines.
    Anyone else seen it?
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  17. Ron50

    Ron50 Long timer

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    And there's Boss Hoss still churning out bikes with Chev V8s for the road.
  18. zzzak

    zzzak Long timer Supporter

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    How's this ?

  19. zzzak

    zzzak Long timer Supporter

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    I'm not sure about calling them bikes but if that's what floats your boat...

    :hide
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  20. gavineakins

    gavineakins Been here awhile

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    V8: How embarrassment. Should have realised it was the Guzzi without the dustbin. Kinda obvious !

    Cheers - Gavin