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Old 07-16-2009, 08:42 PM   #1
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Old 07-16-2009, 09:29 PM   #2
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If it's a V4 800 that runs on used fry cook oil and has a bytchen cupholder, I'm in.
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Yamaha collaborated with Yanmar on a diesel outboard I had on my catamaran. It was a 37 hp three cylinder naturally aspirated setup. It was noisy as heck; the engine cover didn't do much to stop the racket. But, I got 3 times the range with the same amount of fuel that I did with the gas outboard, so it was very much worth it. The fact that in the Bahamas diesel is usually 2/3 the price of gas didn't hurt either.

There's a company building diesel adventure bikes. They're not too much more than the GS. They're extra cool because they have 2 wheel drive.
E.V.A. Track Turbo Diesel Adventure Tourer
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The Marines use diesel KLR's for recon.
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Old 07-17-2009, 08:59 AM   #5
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It's a good idea. Weight is the biggest issue. I could see it in a cruiser or Averture tour bike. TDM 900 in a turbo diesel and quit my silly Buell quest.
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Yamaha collaborated with Yanmar on a diesel outboard I had on my catamaran. It was a 37 hp three cylinder naturally aspirated setup. It was noisy as heck; the engine cover didn't do much to stop the racket. But, I got 3 times the range with the same amount of fuel that I did with the gas outboard, so it was very much worth it. The fact that in the Bahamas diesel is usually 2/3 the price of gas didn't hurt either.

There's a company building diesel adventure bikes. They're not too much more than the GS. They're extra cool because they have 2 wheel drive.
E.V.A. Track Turbo Diesel Adventure Tourer
Diesels are tailor-made for boats. Our gunboats could patrol at 4-5 knots for a full week on a load of fuel. A gasoline powered boat couldn't even tow that much fuel.
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Yamaha collaborated with Yanmar on a diesel outboard I had on my catamaran. It was a 37 hp three cylinder naturally aspirated setup. It was noisy as heck; the engine cover didn't do much to stop the racket. But, I got 3 times the range with the same amount of fuel that I did with the gas outboard, so it was very much worth it. The fact that in the Bahamas diesel is usually 2/3 the price of gas didn't hurt either.

There's a company building diesel adventure bikes. They're not too much more than the GS. They're extra cool because they have 2 wheel drive.
E.V.A. Track Turbo Diesel Adventure Tourer
So what was it called? A Yamayan Yanmarha? Yamayanmarha?
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So what was it called? A Yamayan Yanmarha? Yamayanmarha?
YerMamaha.

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YerMamaha.

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Yermamaha is so fat, I once poked her in the leg and she leaked gravy.
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It's a good idea. Weight is the biggest issue. I could see it in a cruiser or Averture tour bike. TDM 900 in a turbo diesel and quit my silly Buell quest.
It's the money you could be saving from GEICO.
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