Blaine's Acme Diesel Yamaha motorcycle
Blaine's bike is made from a 1982 Yamaha 185. He has fitted an Acme diesel generator engine ADX 300 (300cc) that puts out 8hp. A TAV 20 Torque convertor has been used for the drive. The machine is I guess finished by now, Blaine having last told me he was looking to fit the exhaust and fuel filter lines. More details if and when they come.
Diesel one-of-a-kind motorcycle (Blaines bike again?? Looks like it to me!)
1982 Yamaha exciter 185 motorcycle frame with a diesel Acme Motori ADX370 engine (Main features: one cylinder diesel engine - 4 stroke - direct injection - forced air cooling - forced lubrication - dry air cleaner - automatic centrifugal speed governor - automatic fuel supplement - automatic self bleeding fuel device – pull rope start, the kind you wind up every time - anticlockwise rotation, INFO: http://www.almotori.co.za/main.html ). Comes with a Comet Automatic Torque Converter (The Comet Asymmetric concept operates on an in-line principal with the torque sensing cam in an outboard attitude. Only this system is designed to operate this way, thus makes it possible to force the belt to a diameter within the drive clutch (at high RPM) that exceeds the usual 1:1 ratio of standard systems. The TAV2 can actually attain an .90:1 or 10% overdrive. This make for very smooth acceleration. See more at: http://www.hoffcocomet.com/comet/pdf/162608a-tav2-30-new.pdf ).
Maximum horsepower is 7.1 at 3600 rpm’s, which moves the bike at 50 mph max; excellent on fuel consumption. This bike is good for someone who loves diesels, not meant for someone who just loves the idea of a diesel motorcycle, but, it does turn a lot of heads. The frame is very old with some rust, not in great condition, but runs very well. AS IS with no warranties. Mileage is exempt/unknown. Street legal and ready to run.
The Horvath Diesel Motorcycle
Apparently Classic Corner Horvath builds Acme Diesel Engines into Royal Enfield Frames. The website is now down.
Horvath looking very like a triumph?
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