Diesel Motorcycle (Shameless Plug)

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Diesel Motorcycle (Shameless Plug)

Postby Tony Turner » Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:47 pm

O.K. this is a shameless plug for money so if that bothers you stop reading it now :oops:

As most of you guys know I love all things that deal with alternate energy and bio fuels. I've been reading about diesel motorcycles using biodiesel and getting 100 mile per gallon or better so I really want to try my hand at building one.

Most of the bikes I've seen are using the Yanmar 9hp diesel (or the no name equivalent) and a Comet Torque-a-verter system model 40/44.

The torque-a-verter unit is a Centrifugal Clutch and CV transmission with movable pulley halves that make up the final gearing.

The 9 and 10 horse diesel engines with electric start also provide a generator to help keep a battery charged and run the required lights.

With all that being said; I'm intending to build one of these bikes so I can run my bio-diesel that I make in it. My plan is to use it as an educational tool. I will be taking it to schools, tractor shows, fairs and any other place that will allow me to demonstrate the use of bio-fuels. I want to build a motorcycle because I feel it gets more attention with young people plus a fuel mileage number or 100mpg is VERY impressive.

My overall goal is to promote renewable "home grown" fuels that are good for the environment and good for the American farmer, not some oil rich desert country.

Since I'm just a normal guy doing everything I can to keep my bills paid, I'm looking for help. I'm looking for people or companies that will help sponsor the building of the bike. In exchange for sponsorship dollars I will place your name, a company logo or whatever on the bike (kind of like NASCAR). Anytime I am displaying the bike I will have a sign that credits the sponsors for the building of the bike and explain how the project came to be.

I don't like using this forum to ask for money but I feel this is a good cause with far reaching consequences for our country's future. Maybe we can shape a young mind to think outside of the "oil" barrel or change the mind of an adult that doesn't believe bio fuel are a viable alternative to fossil fuels.

If you want to know more, drop me an email or PM and I'll try to explain better.

Thanks,
Tony Turner

P.S. I'll take donations of money or parts whatever you want to do.
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Postby Joe Leising » Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:57 pm

What are you going to use for a frame? I have a friend that has a friend that has a frame jig. www.highlandchops.com

Let me know if I can help

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Make one

Postby Tony Turner » Wed Sep 26, 2007 9:14 pm

HI Joe,
My intent was to use a Suzuki GS250 frame I have out back. I was going to remove the swing arm in the back and build a 5 inch stretch hard tail out of it.

I would keep the front forks and shocks unless I can find a springer front end on the cheap.

The idea was to use what I had and just modify it to get what I need.

If you have a better idea I'm open to it.

Thanks,
Tony
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