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Old 03-25-2011, 06:39 AM   #15 (permalink)
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, Hell even a 97 Ninja 250 only has 14hp, iirc,
Now I'm not so assured I'm thinking more like 35hp for a ninja 250. My 250gs is rated at 25hp. You need to understand that this 10hp diesel is going to take a while to reach top speed and will thus take more finesse/planning than your typical bike, but the fuel options and amazing mpg, and the fact that it CAN reach hiway speeds is what makes it very cool.


"This Diesel powered KLR, with its good looks and neat build it is proving to be something of an inspiration to other builders located on our forum.


This motorcycle was built from a KLR by David Sparks of Little Elm, Texas. He states: "I'm using a Yanmar clone 418cc diesel engine, with a Comet 40 series convert/drive. It's both electric and pull start. At this moment, it only has 375 miles on it and still in the break in period. The top speed is about 65MPH with an average of 130MPG. I've run it on bio diesel and regular diesel. Both seem to suit it just fine. David has recently (2010/2011) sold the bike to Guy Compton. "

I don't know about the 65mph part, but you could probably make 55 without aero. Maybe he just tucks in to make 65
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