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JG6_Oddball
07-25-2004, 07:33 AM
I came across this site this morning whle looking for a HD motor, I thought you might find this interesting, there is a company making airplanes powered with harley motors http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/784.gif
http://www.hog-air.com/motor-pics.htm

http://www.hog-air.com/pics.htm

S!

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JG6_Oddball
07-25-2004, 07:33 AM
I came across this site this morning whle looking for a HD motor, I thought you might find this interesting, there is a company making airplanes powered with harley motors http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/784.gif
http://www.hog-air.com/motor-pics.htm

http://www.hog-air.com/pics.htm

S!

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DaBallz
07-25-2004, 05:11 PM
Very nice.
Here's a link for high performance
after market HD motors.
I did all the machining on the
motor on the home page, it's 100% from
billet, no castings.
http://rrcycles.biz/
They are not cheap but they do go like blazes.
Street motors availabe up to 159.9 CID.

Da...

TheGozr
07-26-2004, 12:41 AM
Have you seen a harley with no engine trouble? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

-GOZR
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DaBallz
07-26-2004, 03:18 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by TheGozr:
Have you seen a harley with no engine trouble? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

-GOZR
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I got to answer this one. Starting with the "Evo"
design Harley's got very reliable. The "Twin Cam"
design is even better. The twin cam engine
has two versions, one with counter weight shafts
to dampen vibration, one without.
The counterweighted version is extremely smooth
and nearly vibration free.

The older "Shovel head", "Pan head" and "Knuckle Head"
designs have a laundry list of inherant problems.
while reasonable reliable they are legendary
for oil leaks, hard starting, burning pistons
and valve failure.

The Evo design has one big advantage, they can
grow very big. I recently modded some Keck cases
on a 3/4" offset that will displace over 200cid!
By the way, all the real big Harley based engnes
are manufactured from "Billet Aluminum".
That is machined from a solid block with no castings.

da...

GAF_Hartmann
07-26-2004, 06:22 AM
...yeah but you'll never catch me trading in my Shovel for a new TC88B. Reliability aside Shovels, Pans and Knucks are cool! I am currently trying to work a deal with a guy in my area for his Pan basket. Well actually the motor is not a basket case but the rest of the bike is. That will make a cool project.

I always figure if I am gonna do some serious touring with a bike I will pick up a BMW. Aside from the fact that a I refuse to give HD Motor Corp 17K or more for a new stock bike I still susbcribe to the theory that the metric motors are twice the engines of the TC88's.

That HOG AIR is pretty funny. I really would have no concerns about the reliability of a Twin Cam under the hood of a kit plane. The pilot would be more liable to stop tickin' before the motor.

SHOVELS RULE!!

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GAF_Hartmann
07-26-2004, 06:30 AM
Hey DaBallz I forgot to mention... Nice engines man!! To be honest I have never driven a big inch motor for more than a trip down the street. I am very envious http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

also are you in NH? or do you do that motor work on contract from somewhere else? Just curious if you were familiar with Killer Chopper Cycle fab in Henniker. They have a good price on hardtail frames and am looking for feedback from anyone in the area who migh be familiar with the quality of there work.

-Thanks (sorry to everyone for the OT nature of this post)

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GT182
07-26-2004, 08:46 AM
How about a 1938 Flathead racing engine at 1300CCs. Now that's one sweet engine and sure moves like a "Bat Out of Hel*". http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

I happened to see one one a couple of weeks ago while the owner was getting fuel. We followed him up the interstate to the next exit and had one heck of a time trying to catch him. LOL That '38 Flathead sure was fast and sounded sweet with a set of straight pipes. Which is the only way a Hog should be run. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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EZbusa
07-26-2004, 09:59 AM
Stock 150+hp 10200.00,,,,,, with Turbo 300+hp on pump gas for under 17K
http://home.earthlink.net/~dzeasley/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/p4260636.jpg 8.78@170 http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

JG52Uther
07-26-2004, 10:04 AM
Naaah, you want an ironhead Sportster mate,Had mine 4 years and love it!

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DaBallz
07-26-2004, 05:10 PM
Yes, I am in NH, I worked for the bike shop
up till the first of the year.
I am no longer full time there.
No, I have not heard of the chopper shop you mentioned.

The 147CID engine, R&R's most popular, makes
175HP at the rear wheel.
That's normaly aspirated on 93 octane pump gas.
Also that's all at under 6,000rpm!
Torque exceeds 190 ft lbs.
Not a Japanese crotch rocket but they feel
real strong.....

As to the iron head sportie, great putt bike.
Go easy on them and they last forever.
But they share the Shovels tendency for oil leaks.

Da...

TheGozr
07-26-2004, 05:49 PM
No matter what i will not trust a HD engine for an airplane , A better one is the Hayabusa engine. yes EZ.

The Hayabusa engine developpe way enough torque to be able to play with it.. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif even if i'm a ZX12 rider..
My choice would be hayabusa engine for the plane engine.. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

-GOZR
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lbhskier37
07-26-2004, 06:16 PM
Well my HD post before got lockedhttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif (ill get back in a dog server for that ivan http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/mockface.gif ) so I will repost some of it. Im pretty impressed with those billet motors there DaBalls, I know all about those billet parts, we got tons of billet prototypes of everything laying around, those things are crazy expensive, works of art. I am an intern right now on the design team for this baby:
http://www.harley-davidson.com/PR/MOT/CVOP/en/05_VRSCSE.asp?locale=en_US&bmLocale=en_US
I know some of the "core" harley guys don't like the Vrod, but I've grown to like it. It puts down about 15% more power than the stock rod, with a whole bunch of other goodies(like getting rid of that butt ugly gauge pod and disk wheels) I work right under the guy that did most of the engine work on it, a fun little engine to play with, but I think the Twincam 103B is way cooler. The TCs are what all the metrics wish they were, especially when its got a screaming eagle badge on the heads http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/mockface.gif

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