Go Back   Motorcycle Forum > Motorcycle.Com General Discussion > Motorcycle General Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-14-2007, 05:21 PM   #1
mscuddy
MODERATOR X

 
mscuddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Next to my still checkin the temp.
Posts: 5,448
Default Yet another use for the HD V-twin...

And you thought you've see every possible use for that old 45-degree lump we all love to hate. Check this site out; the manufacturer says they can get 350+ horsepower out of it:

Sundoulos World Motorsports

I know, it's not a motorcycle, but it has the soul of one. Maybe two. Wonder what it sounds like?
__________________
A gun is a tool, Marian; no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.
mscuddy is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links Remove Advertisements
Motorcycle Forum
Advertisement
Old 07-14-2007, 06:16 PM   #2
Buzglyd
Founding Member
 
Buzglyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 10,904
Default Finally a use for armchaps!

They will prevent paint scuffage when you drive with your arm out the window.

This car will allow your babe to win every single weenie bite contest you enter!
Buzglyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2007, 06:18 PM   #3
seruzawa
The Toad

 
seruzawa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: 8501 ft.
Posts: 17,461
Default

Hey! Think one could graft that thing onto a sandrail?

Or if you could fit it in a Geezer Glide does that mean you could haul two *****s around?
__________________
"Make no mistake, Communism lost a big argument - one we know today as the 20th century."
seruzawa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2007, 10:58 PM   #4
mscuddy
MODERATOR X

 
mscuddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Next to my still checkin the temp.
Posts: 5,448
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by seruzawa View Post
Hey! Think one could graft that thing onto a sandrail?

Or if you could fit it in a Geezer Glide does that mean you could haul two *****s around?
I was thinking more like a golf cart...or cement mixer.
__________________
A gun is a tool, Marian; no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.
mscuddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2007, 11:09 PM   #5
kavenger
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Seatte, WA
Posts: 174
Thumbs up

kavenger just found his kcar to go with his kbike.
kpaul likes it kpaul likes it a lot
kavenger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2007, 08:20 AM   #6
Kenneth_Moore
Registered Member
 
Kenneth_Moore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: VIsiting the GIft Shop in the Pit of DIspair
Posts: 7,118
Default

I'd like to see some explanation as to how they think they're going to cool that thing. An Ultra with almost no fairing and wide open engine bay runs hot stock. These guys are going to boost the horsepower with performance upgrades, which only makes the twin run even hotter. And this is "Twintwin" is going to work inside a car engine bay? Did I miss something, like the giant propeller they used to cool the radial engines the site refers to?
__________________
www.kennethmoore.org
Kenneth_Moore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2007, 11:03 AM   #7
mscuddy
MODERATOR X

 
mscuddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Next to my still checkin the temp.
Posts: 5,448
Default Phew, it's hot in here...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kenneth_Moore View Post
I'd like to see some explanation as to how they think they're going to cool that thing. An Ultra with almost no fairing and wide open engine bay runs hot stock. These guys are going to boost the horsepower with performance upgrades, which only makes the twin run even hotter. And this is "Twintwin" is going to work inside a car engine bay? Did I miss something, like the giant propeller they used to cool the radial engines the site refers to?
I was thinking the same thing. Maybe you have to hire a ride along mechanic to squirt the engine bay down with H2O every few seconds.

Or maybe it's like one of those "autocross" cars, that's supposed to only run for 10 minutes max....

Anyway, pretty silly concept.
__________________
A gun is a tool, Marian; no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.
mscuddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2007, 11:11 AM   #8
Buzglyd
Founding Member
 
Buzglyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 10,904
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mscuddy View Post
I was thinking the same thing. Maybe you have to hire a ride along mechanic to squirt the engine bay down with H2O every few seconds.

Or maybe it's like one of those "autocross" cars, that's supposed to only run for 10 minutes max....

Anyway, pretty silly concept.
Probably could have saved a lot of money by just buying a Lotus Elise.
Buzglyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2007, 11:20 AM   #9
seruzawa
The Toad

 
seruzawa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: 8501 ft.
Posts: 17,461
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mscuddy View Post
Or maybe it's like one of those "autocross" cars, that's supposed to only run for 10 minutes max....

Anyway, pretty silly concept.
Since 350 total horsepower calculates to 175HP per engine I'd say this idea is pushed well beyond the design limit for the HD engine. Even if you could cool it it wouldn't take the abuse very long.
__________________
"Make no mistake, Communism lost a big argument - one we know today as the 20th century."
seruzawa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2007, 11:24 AM   #10
mscuddy
MODERATOR X

 
mscuddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Next to my still checkin the temp.
Posts: 5,448
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Buzglyd View Post
Probably could have saved a lot of money by just buying a Lotus Elise.
And big $$$ when those Sportster motors finally hatch. I've see one-off cars that use Suzuki 1200cc motors, Yamaha V-Max motors, stuff like that, but NEVER a brace of HD v-twins.

Hell, the car would be just as much fun if it had x10 5 hp Briggs & Stratton lawnmower motors. At least they're fan cooled.
__________________
A gun is a tool, Marian; no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.
mscuddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off