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Old 01-20-2009, 05:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Diesel/Veggie oil motorcycle

I found this over on a Mercedes Benz forum!

Again, one of those fun project which I am not sure to file it under Motorcycle or Fossil-Fuel-Free!


"This started life as a 1984 Kawasaki 454 LTD.

It uses a diesel V-twin 22hp
CVT comet 94 "duster"
Twin tank system- one for biodiesel, and the other for vegoil.
Fuel pump and heating element to bring the veg to optimum temp.
Custom color. He gave me a color code and I shot it. Ick. You pay, I shoot, though.
does 75 mph well.

Fabricated parts-
Frame to fit the diesel and transmission
Stainless exhaust headers
Cvt cover
Misc brackets and such
Change out from rear belt drive to chain,
etc, etc"

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Old 01-20-2009, 06:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hey, it's green.

Booger green, but still green.

Where'd the guy find a v-twin diesel? I see singles and inlines, but never v-twins.

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Old 01-22-2009, 12:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 06-06-2011, 12:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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This is pretty cool. I would love to have something like this. Maybe I will have to start looking for a bike that I can mod myself. So what is this bike capable performance wise? I'm sure it's likely not really fast, but probably a very sufficient mode of transportation.
Does anyone know anything about delay timers? What are they used for?

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Old 06-06-2011, 12:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
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This is one of the coolest, cleanest conversions I have ever seen. I want a diesel bike soooo bad.
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Old 06-06-2011, 01:22 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by elhigh View Post

Where'd the guy find a v-twin diesel? I see singles and inlines, but never v-twins.
I was just thinking the same thing
82 rx7 diesel
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Old 06-06-2011, 02:00 PM   #8 (permalink)
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funny you should ask, Christ was just considering sourcing some V twin diesels. They are out there:
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Old 06-07-2011, 11:05 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by kir_kenix View Post
This is one of the coolest, cleanest conversions I have ever seen. I want a diesel bike soooo bad.
You don't even need to convert them.
Royal Enfield actually made them as diesel models
Strayed to the Dark Diesel Side

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Old 06-08-2011, 11:51 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Absolutely Awesome! Would love to have a similar bike, Any mention of what trans used, or was a custom fabbed plate used for a stock tranny??

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