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Well When I get a diesel bike it WILL have a Jake Brake and put every Harley around me to shame..BBBBRRRRRRRMMMMMMMMMMM..Ya Baby

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You don't need a skinking jake break, just get an old 2 stroke detroit diesel. I've run one with a small muffler, and I'll describe it in this way, that engine is a banshee.

Might be a little large, so I'll have to build it into a trike.

Loud pipes save lives right? I've save the entire town with that thing then.

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That would be awesome. I've got a diesel F-250 Super Duty and it gets about 18-19mpg on the highway at 70 mph. I think that's really good for such a heavy vehicle with quite a bit of wind resistance. A m/c with a diesel would be something I would definitely look into.
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The M1030M1 JP8/Diesel Military Motorcycle has been under development since 1998. It is designed to operate reliably and efficiently on Kerosene based fuels to include Diesel Fuel and Aviation Kerosene. HDT is under contract with the U.S. Marine Corps to delivery over 440 M1030M1s. Production will begin in March of 2006.

Type:4-Stroke, IDI, single cylinder, liquid cooled.
Power:30 PS @ 5700 RPM
Torque:33 ft-lbs @ 4200 RPM
Lubrication:Wet sump, compatible with MIL-L-2104 lubricant.
Air Filtration:High capacity, 3-stage, oiled foam, reusable
Transmission:5-speed, constant mesh, return shift.
Final Drive:Self lubricated, sealed, O-ring roller chain.

Dry Weight: 369 lbs
Max Width: 35.75 inches
Max Length: 85 inches
Wheel Base: 57 inches
Ground Clearance: 10.7 inches

Acceleration: 0-30 mph (53 kph), 3.3 sec 0-60 mph (106 kph), 9.7 sec
Gradeability: 60% (32E)
Turning Radius: Less than 7 feet
Maximum Speed: In excess of 90 mph.
Minimum Constant Speed: Less than 3 mph.
Fording Depth: 24 inches
Fuel Mileage: 96 mpg @ 55 mph (Tested)
Range: 408 miles @ 55 mph

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Thielert AG has been manufacturing diesel aircraft engines to replace existing Lycoming and Continental piston engines for several years now, and they have been selling like crazy. They put out equivalent power, using less fuel. There's an article on them here:

Aircraft engines run at low RPM (like 2500 RPM max) and require large displacement in order to get the torque out required at those low speeds. Diesel is a perfect replacement (although I believe the Thielerts are run at higher speeds and are geared down). Also, 100LL fuel is extremely expensive and getting harder to find every day. The Theielerts run on common Jet-A fuel.

The new Diamond Twin Star runs on two Thielert diesels and gets incredible performance while sipping fuel:

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I am a girl, make it purple and earth friendly and I will buy it....just sayin
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I am a boy. Make it Black and powerful, belching black smoke, when you hit it..........

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taffy australia wrote:
Frank Zappa had a diesel.................
See, that's what I am sayin' see Taffy? You're

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what if ?

someone out there knows a relatively small insize big in power cvt type that attaches to our drive shaft

Randakk are you watching?

1.3 cdti's put out over 70 bhp, have a separate transmission etc

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The Neander looks pretty good. I'll bet the Cro-Magnon will be even better.

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