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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-13-2008, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
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It's going to take until it's out on the market for me to be able to save enough for it, but I like this idea as much as the Ural sidecar rigs:

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Someone worries about getting "investors" to make a bike with a top speed of 110 and 100 mpg ??

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Apparently the British Army have been using a deisel bike ( maybe this one) that is made in the States and they have been having no end of trouble with them and have gone back to using the HD one that they were using before mostly. Was taklking to a serving member from on the British Legion site about it the other day.

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I don't care if it got 500mpg, I wouldn't ride an enduro bike. The idea of a diesel appeals to me, though.

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I don't care if it got 500mpg, I wouldn't ride an enduro bike. The idea of a diesel appeals to me, though.
I agree also, maybe 40 or 50 years ago it would have been my desire but it is not on my radar screen.

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you know there are severalsmall deisel engine makers and with the GL already having a shaft drive and radiatormaybe finding a gearbox and having Kennedywhip up some sort of plate wouldn't be that difficult

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wheres the turbo? turbos were designed with diesels in mind. got to have a turbo...

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I don't care if it got 500mpg, I wouldn't ride an enduro bike. The idea of a diesel appeals to me, though.
I would . I am now on my second KLR650 , I average a bit over 10,000 miles a year on them commuting and an occasional trip to the mountains , unless you've riden one you have no idea how comfortable they are on long trips. It is not intended to do the job of my GL1800 ,but then again I don't expect the 1800 to do what the Klr can.

Just two different bikes doing there jobs well



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