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Post your Boondocks rescue "Toy"??? (Bikes, ATV's, UTV's...)

Posted: Tue May 23, 2017 10:57 am
by coachgeo
POST UP YOUR Boondock Rescue / Toy machine.

This is the story of mine.

The undertaking into ending up with an Expedition camping rig for myself started actually several decades ago and I'd always planned to have a Boondock Rescue Motorcycle (toy) to go with it. That part of the undertaking started a decade ago after my first Expo rig started coming to fruition (Dieselized 404 Unimog). Bike is closer to being done now. LOL... yeah... took a long arse time. My fabricator friend has been ill off and on for years and I had a bankruptcy basically in the process as well. But patience and not giving up is a silly old habbit.

So..... off to TX next week to pick up my nearly complete Dieselized 1997 Triumph Tiger. When done it will be AWESOME for Bike based adventures but...... that is another topic cause have come to realize it's too damn big to haul around on back of my rig. (comes in around 500lb)

-BUT !!!-

This trip will also net me a lighter diesel bike. This one will be for the present generation Expedtion Camper attempt (this one using Ambo. box on an LMTV military truck as most of you know). Now this diesel KLR fits the theme of this thread much better. It is based on a 2002 KLR 650. Mounted in it is a CVT tranny tied to a Yanmar 418cc diesel engine. Why diesel?? (1) like having just one fuel for everything. My Genset is a diesel too. (2) It's 120ish mpg will let me go get help from WAY WAY WAY back in the boondocks or play around on many off beaten path excursions before needing some fuel. The amazing MPG's will be an odd companion to the approx. 7mpg LMTV-Ambo.

here is some OLD pics. and an old Vid. more next week

Re: Post your Boondocks rescue "Toy"??? (Bikes, ATV's, UTV's...)

Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:34 pm
by coachgeo
KLR now registered and being used as my commuter bike 4 days/week/9ish months out of the year. Figure maybe.... Oct?? I'll have to fuel her up again...... for her once a year tank fill :o :arrow: :mrgreen:

Re: Post your Boondocks rescue "Toy"??? (Bikes, ATV's, UTV's...)

Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:05 pm
by CraigL
Never heard of such a creature: diesel bike. Yes, ONE fuel seems the best solution. If it works....
At 400+cc, its bound to have power at higher rpms (what's the hp rating?), but how does it perform at lower rpms? (I haven't watched the video)
Is this *only a DIY fab thing, or are there stock diesel bikes?

Re: Post your Boondocks rescue "Toy"??? (Bikes, ATV's, UTV's...)

Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:33 pm
by coachgeo
CraigL wrote:Never heard of such a creature: diesel bike. Yes, ONE fuel seems the best solution. If it works....
At 400+cc, its bound to have power at higher rpms (what's the hp rating?), but how does it perform at lower rpms? (I haven't watched the video)
Is this *only a DIY fab thing, or are there stock diesel bikes?
There has been attempts to sell a commercially produced diesel bike....... (Search Track Diesel) Erik tried hard.

Mine is DIY. 418cc is only 10hp. There are no high RPM's for these yanclone diesels lol. Max is around 3200 "practical" Rpm's without turning up things some. With that little more umph... lot more black smoke and your engine not lasting too long is result

About 55mph on flat for single 10hp diesel is about it. Slow to get there. You can turbo/Supercharge them but most fail at this with no performance gain..... cause there is a secret to get it to work.

Research read on this says you must have large amount of pressurized air (charged air) stored ready to suck into the cylinder when intake opens. This large volume is needed due to long delay in the intake valve opening cycle in single cylinder engines. This air charge needs to be at a volume of 3 to 5 times the capacity of the cylinder (Engine CC's) to overcome the delay.. So big air tubing along with an intercooler combined for charged air storage is way to go. Helps a good bit from what have read. This is on my list of ToDo's.