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#1 cosworth bdg

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 02:45

Does anybody know of any diesel motorcycles and if so , have they had any experience with them .?

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#2 Rexx Havoc

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 03:15

the US army are buying up everyone a company can produce for the next 2 years I'll get back with a link

it's all got to do with the "1 fuel" battle plan

I read about it somewhere researching ethanol production

#3 cosworth bdg

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 03:20

Thanks, Regards P.N.

#4 Rexx Havoc

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 04:21

good place to start

http://journeytofore...esel_bikes.html

#5 Catalina Park

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 06:33

Royal Enfield in India used to build the Taurus Diesel motorcycle but it has been discontinued, there was an Australian agent for a while and they used to run adverts in The Land newspaper about 10 years ago. I don't know how many they sold in Aus, probably not many.

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#6 NPP

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 07:30

This is a German page on diesel bikes:

http://www.dieselkrad.info/

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#7 philippe MERVEILLE

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 19:14

HELLO
do you know the NEANDER diesel turbocharged bike? go on their web site:you 'll have an idea
of a real modern diesel bike and not a bitza like the american company have done.very impressive!!
http://www.neander-m...ke/en/index.php
regards
phm

#8 twotempi

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 09:40

I assume that only NEANDER-THRILLS would want one !!

#9 exclubracer

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 17:39

Many years ago whilst on a ride out I saw a diesel Royal Enfield at Devils Bridge. I couldn't believe the way it was vibrating at tickover but the rider said that once under way it was OK to ride, although 'a bit slow' was the rider's comment. It seemed a bizarre concept to me.

#10 Tonka

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 20:18

Saw this on Amazon a while back

Is That Bike Diesel, Mate?: One Man, One Bike and the First Lap Around Australia on Used Cooking Oil


http://www.amazon.co...a/dp/1857885627



#11 lesgoose

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 13:59

Seen three specials at Uttoxeter once think a couple were genie engines and one a snowmobile or pavement sweeper engine.One of the genie engined ones belonged to a vjmc member about the only production one I have seen is the enfield one.

#12 BRS

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 21:04

Some Guy turned up at the Norton Factory at Shenstone with a single Diesel motor. It looked good but when in first gear went down the road like a Kangaroo each firing of the engine sent the bike into a Kangaroo jump. Sorry but it looked very funny.

#13 exclubracer

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 01:02

Some Guy turned up at the Norton Factory at Shenstone with a single Diesel motor. It looked good but when in first gear went down the road like a Kangaroo each firing of the engine sent the bike into a Kangaroo jump. Sorry but it looked very funny.

Following my previous contribution and then Barry's subsequent post, I wonder why nobody ever tried to market a diesel single cylinder motorcycle with an automatic gearbox or variomatic style transmission as in the DAF 33? I'm sure it would have been possible and even economically feasible in the day, but now? maybe I'm being too nostalgic, eh?

#14 fil2.8

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 11:33

Following my previous contribution and then Barry's subsequent post, I wonder why nobody ever tried to market a diesel single cylinder motorcycle with an automatic gearbox or variomatic style transmission as in the DAF 33? I'm sure it would have been possible and even economically feasible in the day, but now? maybe I'm being too nostalgic, eh?



no , just to old , Mick :lol: :eek: :kiss: :wave:


you would also be overtaken by the mother/pram combination .........................................

#15 exclubracer

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 21:21

you would also be overtaken by the mother/pram combination .........................................

Bugger, not again. :rolleyes:

#16 littlemono82

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 12:38

Hallo,

Did you already read about this bike:

Thunderstar

The had classic rider Jan Frank Bakker do a few laps at the Assen Ducati Club races with this bike, but it wasn't a big performance, think the problem was to much engine breaking. Laptimes where not very impressief, short time later bike was history, never to be seen again.
Like with the diesel cars in le mans engine specs are very close to petrol engines and hasn't much to do with diesel engines in modern roadcars, like mine outside the house.

Remco