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Old 07-03-2008, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by bbail2x2 View Post
Better yet who's going to be the first to put a 240D engine on a motorcycle? that would be cooooool!
That would be awesome, it'd look nothing like a motorcycle.

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Old 07-03-2008, 07:13 PM
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I still want to make a superturbo 617 powered version of the Peterbilt Trike some day.

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Old 07-03-2008, 07:23 PM
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interesting design.. i wonder how much acceration it has.. God that must be a nightmare to rebuild. Im also realizing it not only has more horsepower than my 616 engine, it also has more torque
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Old 07-03-2008, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by bbail2x2 View Post
Better yet who's going to be the first to put a 240D engine on a motorcycle? that would be cooooool!
Well, sort of. In the 1980s a European firm built the Munch "Mammut" using a small 4-cylinder car engine, something from Auto-Union if I recall correctly, but it was a gasser.

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Old 07-03-2008, 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by 280EZRider View Post
Is it just an optical illusion, or does their photo/drawing show 2 connecting rods per piston?

With the fuel economy achieved by any gasser bike, I don't see the value of trading off quickness of performance for a Diesel. However, it is an interesting idea.
Nah, it's the injector pump you're lookin at. The bike's single-lung 600cc delivers 35HP and massive 33lbs torque, power bandwidth up to 6,000 rpm. Weighs just 369 dry and that aint bad. 96mph top speed w/ 5 spd trans. They say ye hardly need to shift gears, given diesel bottom end torque.

My guess is it'll beat the snot outa gasser bikes on hill climbs especially. What makes ye think 0-60mph in 9.7 secs aint quick? Meanwhile comparable 600cc gas bikes, say the BMW F650 GS, deliver a piddling 55mpg if yer lucky - roughly half the 100mpg claimed by the Hayes diesel.

For biker fans, the Hayes is modeled on a reworked Kawasaki KLR650 dual-sport chassis. Could be the Kaw contract that forbids em for retail, who the fauck knows? The Hayes company been in business since 1961 and specializes exclusively on Military contract vehicles since 1982. These tasty little diesel bikes been in production since 1998.

Gotta be the ultimate 600cc dual-sport bike built in the last 10 yrs. Jeeze, i been drooling over these Hayes diesel bikes for coupla years since they were promised for release to civilian sector back in 2006. Too damned bad the civilian sector will NEVER see em, eh??

(edit: Write to your congressman!! Yes, it would be cool as hell to own one of these diesel bikes. Here at/near Ft.Knox Kentucky am keepin my eyes open on the moto guzzi thinkin I'll steal one of these hayes diesels if seein one parked on post.

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