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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Anthiron, Sep 2, 2017.
FI models. The main UK dealers will try a reflash for the same problem mentioned
I thought the miata was supposed to be leak free. Everyone I ever drove was lacking a soul. Must have leaked out quick . I looked at some boxsters for my daughter’s first car but settled on an mr2 spyder that needed the sequential tranny replaced. It now has 3 pedals and is worth more than a similar year and mile porkhaus. It does lack in the character aspect though.
I don't think my ideas would be very popular with the modern engineers. For my ideal engine, I'd dig out the blue prints for the CX500, across-the-frame v-twin. I'd loosen up the tolerances a bit, maybe drop compression a tad, so I could make it air-cooled. Add hydraulic valve adjustment and a single carburetor and I'd have my ideal engine. Put it in a bike like the Himalayan, with shaft drive. I could go anywhere and do pretty much everything I'd ever need a motorcycle to do. It'd have character and be stone reliable. Might have a hard time passing emission requirements but I won't tell if you don't
I liked that engine. Bought the CX500 Deluxe, then the GL500i (Silver Wing Interstate) and later, it's big brother, the ST1300 Pan.
The CX500 is a great bike. Too bad lots of them are being chopped to bits these days.
It’s a strange choice for chopping for sure.
Yeah, they are all being carved up for bobbers here too.
They do kind of look cool when the side covers and airbox etc is gone, those frame loops are entirely empty.
Kawasaki did something similar with a 500 road bike twin (KLE500?) motor in a trail bike frame from another model
Worked not too bad but wasn't on the market long despite a receiving a good response in the media!
In this case putting a more powerful motor in a basic frame meant for a 20 HP 250 probably highlighted how, err, basic the original bike actually was.
And I did test ride one!
So a 50? hp twin in Hima might want a suspension upgrade too!
Replacing the probably 30 year old Lucas condenser on my B44 VS with a Hitachi from a Datsun L motor gave what felt like another 5 hp, but probably only brought it back up to where it should have been!
Wouldnt make a very good ADV bike IMO kinda heavy although kinda Indestructible also, that motor was bullet proof almost.
So a Bobber is a good way for them to go.
Yes it would open a can of worms, nothing like dreaming. At 25 to 27hp Himma will do the job. There is something about a Himma that just grows on you.
They even make one now days. Just shows how manufactures are changing there thinking. Even looked at a u tube thing and it said honda are looking at a bobber based on the Africa Twin motor with some tweaks.
Does anyone live near That Millyard guy ? he could probably make a V Twin Himma.
Good old VW bug, not so many over here but lots in the US. Love it.
Welcome to the Himma club. Enjoy the new ride. Cheers From New Zealand
Hi Mud, You have in one. Its all about fuel mileage not so much on prof-romance. In the western world we do not concern ourselves so much fuel economy we like a bit power. None of us bought the Himma with out knowing what we where buying. The Himma from what I have been told is built like a brick out house down stairs so up the out put should not cause any problems. I have bought a few goodies from Hitchcocks and found the quality to be very, price at times can be a bit high would rather pay for quality. I am looking forward to return with 477 kit and other parts. If I can get around the 25 to 27hp at rear I will more than happy. It is funny if the 477 kit was not available if would have been the exhaust, power tronic , air delete and a cam. Each to our own.
That bike is already available. It looks very similar to the CMX500, but with an 1100 cc motor.
Thanks for that. Would that fit in Himma? Not that I would want. Know need for that much power.