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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-18-2010, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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Diesel/Biodiesel Vulcans?

Any chance of us coming up with diesel/biodiesel applications? Just wondering if it is possible with our type of engines. I know little about 2strokes 4strokes etc...any comments?

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It would not seem likely, the compressive force required to ignite the diesel would blow our aluminum engines up. Cast iron in generous proportions is desired, and the starter would have to be pretty beefy too.

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wow.

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wow.
Exactly... And x2 on what Bronson said... And also why, free cookin oil or something...???
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Diesel can be done in aluminum but it requires steel cylinder sleeves and steel heads plus the slow torquey power of diesel wouldn't feel right on the bike.


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Diesel motorcycles. Hmmm I bet there will be more girl riders
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For you nay sayers... I found out there is a some diesel bikes out there, check it out
http://www.dieselbike.net/

http://www.dieselbike.net/currentcon...onversions.htm

http://www.motorcyclecruiser.com/roa...cle/index.html

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diesel_motorcycle

There are some nice looking rat diesels out there.

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