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Old 11-22-2002, 10:09 AM   #51
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Default Enfield diesel motorcycle

They've had one for years. so have others:



http://www.peace65.freeserve.co.uk/Pictures/diesel.htm

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Old 11-22-2002, 10:10 AM   #52
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Default Re: I'll buy one

Sorry, but there may be a commercial version in a few years. They're up to their necks in military orders now.
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Old 11-22-2002, 10:46 AM   #53
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Default The rest of the story...

First ride on a M1030M1 JP8 with links to specs.



It's real and available, but not to us.
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Old 11-22-2002, 01:38 PM   #54
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Default Re: USMC Diesel Motorcycle

Designed and built for USMC by Hayes Diversified Technologies of CA. KLR 650 with heavy duty racks and guards and, of course deisel engine. Thing pulls like a truck, just don't rush it.
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Old 11-22-2002, 05:16 PM   #55
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True, cycleguy26. Most people don't realize that diesel and jet fuel are nearly identical (jet fuel has a few low-temp addatives). Jet fuel sounds cooler though.
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Old 11-22-2002, 08:04 PM   #56
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Default Re: USMC Diesel Motorcycle

desertbilly is correct.



gasoline does NOT belong in the field. period. all military vehicles use diesel fuel. period. hell even look at the generators.



diesel is safer to handle.

diesel is EVERY-focking-where.

there really isn't much variance in quality... diesel is diesel when compared to gasoline and its octane content. diesel is dirty anyways... don't see how you can make it much better or worse.



diesel in motorcycles is stupid for us. that's why they don't make it.
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Old 11-23-2002, 07:40 AM   #57
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Default Re: USMC Diesel Motorcycle

Issue 90 (December) of "Ride" magazine (a British mag) covered the issue of diesel bikes in-depth including two pages on the KLR. Pretty interesting stuff. The mag is available at Barnes and Noble.
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