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Old 12-10-2012, 06:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Diesel FXR



I apoligize if you guys have seen this. I've seen pictures of other Harley diesel conversions, but none this clean.

Just the use of the "Live to Ride" derby cover does it for me.

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Old 12-10-2012, 07:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've got a couple of questions. Do you know how powerful it is? Or how does it handle? Who made it?

My first reaction when I read the title of the topic was to laugh and wonder why someone would waste an fxr frame? If this is a "clean" one, I don't want to see the others. But it is intriguing. I would have fun riding it and fielding all the questions about it, which is sure to happen any time it is parked near other riders.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've got a couple of questions. Do you know how powerful it is? Or how does it handle? Who made it?

My first reaction when I read the title of the topic was to laugh and wonder why someone would waste an fxr frame? If this is a "clean" one, I don't want to see the others. But it is intriguing. I would have fun riding it and fielding all the questions about it, which is sure to happen any time it is parked near other riders.
Oh boy, Michael! If that bike doesn't look "clean" to you, then you sure are picky about your diesel FXR's!
I don't speak German, but think it does almost 75mph.

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http://dieselmotorrad.blogspot.com/2...arley-fxr.html
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I just hit the google translate bar, and I can read it all.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I wish HD would come up with a diesel motor.
I'd buy one if it had the torque and got the fuel mileage that the military Kawasaki KLR does (relatively speaking).
Diesels, especially when utilizing forced induction, make tons of torque and are more efficient.
I'd still ride my Road Glide but I'd buy the diesel for my WIFE.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Great. So tell us about it.

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Old 12-10-2012, 08:30 PM   #7 (permalink)
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That bike looks familiar. This video is from 2008. Maybe that's the bike in this video before all the "prototype" stuff was made more permanent and it got a good paint job. It's at the 1:45 mark if you don't want to sit through the other diesel powered vehhicles.

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Old 12-10-2012, 08:31 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Oh boy, Michael! If that bike doesn't look "clean" to you, then you sure are picky about your diesel FXR's!
I don't speak German, but think it does almost 75mph.

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I've never seen a diesel bike before. This is my first. I'm still looking at the details I can see and trying to make sense of it. I accept that you say that this is a clean diesel.

75 doesn't seem very fast.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:09 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I've never seen a diesel bike before. This is my first. I'm still looking at the details I can see and trying to make sense of it. I accept that you say that this is a clean diesel.

75 doesn't seem very fast.
We are all looking at the same pictures, Michael! When I say "clean" I mean a good neat job. Very tidy. A-ok. Spiffy. Good workmanship.

Not clean as in EPA clean!

Anyway, I think it's a 20hp Punsen, a Chinese version of the Robin v-twin. About 850cc.

75mph sounds plenty fast to me for an oversized diesel moped.

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Old 12-10-2012, 10:24 PM   #10 (permalink)
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20 PS = 20 pferdestarke= about 20 HP

Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. There has to be some reason for this conversion, other than power or rideability.
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The diesel KLR gets damned near 100 mpg with a NA 650cc engine.
I have little doubt that an asthetically appealing diesel Harley could be built.
Advantages of diesel are generally two fold: considerably more torque per cubic inch and better fuel economy in spite of the extra torque.
Imagine a 90 lb/ft at 3000 RPM, 70 mpg Dyna or some such. What a great commuter or even day tripper.
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I'm all for 70mpg torque monster even if it tops out around 80-85, but would it sell without potato-potato-potato sound ? Not in this country anytime soon.
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Great thread, y'all. Thanks, Pete, I've never seen such.

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Old 12-11-2012, 08:06 PM   #14 (permalink)
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100 mpg

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Old 12-12-2012, 11:11 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Hier sehr ihr eine FXR die ich verdieselt habe. Sie besitzt nun ein 812ccm Dieselherz mit 20PS. Sehr gutes Drehmoment mit ca 120kmh Topspeed.

Here you see an FXR that I [made into] Diesel. She has a 812ccm (49.55 cubic inches) Diesel heart with 20PS (19.726 horsepower). Very good turning momentum with about 120 kmh (74.5 mph) top speed.
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