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Old 11-08-2006, 03:57 PM   #11
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Default Re: What Car Engine Would You Like to See in a Bike?

A Morgan three wheeler.
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Old 11-08-2006, 03:59 PM   #12
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Pardon me but I think you are refering to a PINTO.



Ouch!



It is amazing what some people can do with that 2.3 isn't it



I also think it would be cool to see the Buick or Olds all aluminum V6 from the early to mid 60's cars stuffed in a bike. all polished and looking retro cool.



then agian maybe the mid 80's buick turbo charged V6 from the Grand National would look pretty sweet to.
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Old 11-08-2006, 04:06 PM   #13
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Default Re: What Car Engine Would You Like to See in a Bike?

I was being silly at first, but how about just one cylinder from a turbo cummins diesel? 1000 cc, 100 ft pounds torque, 50 horsepower, 4" exhaust pipe, and a jake brake, 350,000 miles, give or take, between rebuilds. I could live with that. Maybe we could get Kenworth to build it. Been on the interstates lately? If ya can't beat em, join em. If we was willing to sacrifice a bit of engine longevity to get more horsies, maybe a one lung cummins could put out 100 ponies in exchange for say, 175,000 miles between rebuilds., I could live with that too.
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Old 11-08-2006, 04:07 PM   #14
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Default Re: What Car Engine Would You Like to See in a Bike?

Don't laugh, but I always thought the aluminum 3 banger from an old chevy Geo would be a good mill for a bike. Small size, low weight and good horsepower potential.
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Old 11-08-2006, 04:09 PM   #15
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A lot of small inline-four car engines would be great powerplants for touring bikes.
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Old 11-08-2006, 04:20 PM   #16
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Here's a video clip that will illustrate that any car engine, no matter how small, will accelerate like blazes when you remove all the unnecessary weight of a car:



http://www.jalopnik.com/cars/news/cl...off-186011.php
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Old 11-08-2006, 04:27 PM   #17
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Default Re: PHOTOS: CAR ENGINES IN BIKES

Here are a few examples from the past:



Lincoln V12:

http://www.the-rocketman.com/whatcha...LINCON-V12.jpg



Chevy inline-4:

http://www.the-rocketman.com/whatcha...chevy-bike.jpg



Ford flathead V8 (V8-60, about 180 cu in):

http://www.the-rocketman.com/whatcha...t/DSC00812.jpg

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Old 11-08-2006, 04:32 PM   #18
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66' saab sport engine - 850cc 3-cylinder 2-stroke... if you modified it quite a bit it could probably get some good power for it's weight with some modern 2-stroke tuning.
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Old 11-08-2006, 04:33 PM   #19
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oh and a Radical SR8 engine .. I think that's the radical that comes with the V8 made from two hyabusa engines....
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Old 11-08-2006, 05:23 PM   #20
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I gotta to say that is one of the sweetest cars I've never seen. Just awesome.
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