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kubota cafe

Post by gresh125 » Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:18 am

I have been planning this build for some years now, and have been trolling the site just planning but now its time.
I purchased a kubota d722 engine from govliquidation and a final drive on ebay from a bmw 1200c, you will probably notice its the same as the final drive on the track 800. I found it to have the tallest shaft drive ratio available 2.54:1 ratio (33/13)
should help keep the rpm low. stock hp on a 722 is 20 so with turbo I hoping for 26ish

The end goal is to be a cafe style minimalist bike. that can cruise at 70-75 I am on the fence between a cvt that I have already found from a polaris at a swap meet brand new! or a divorced transmission ie. harley style or perhaps a cut up modified 6 speed gear box from a 2 smoker.

The engine will sit longitudinally and that alone will limit me on what trans I will go with as I dont want this thing to be long at all. I am wraping up on a ford cummins swap right now on my truck so this may be a slow start heres some pics more to come. thanks for stopping by

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look at this little guy smallest turbo that I ever seen.
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Post by Tetronator » Tue Jul 14, 2015 7:23 am

Nice! Buzy on building a bike with a Kubota D722 aswell. Details on the turbo please!
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Post by coachgeo » Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:14 pm

Mucho good luck. Love the concept. consider Chain driven CVT. Tight spacing but allows for way more flexibility in ratios. In fact the new polaris diesel ATV does just this from what I heard last.

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Re: kubota cafe

Post by coachgeo » Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:16 pm

oh and please take a lot of photo's of this turbo set up and any part #'s you find on them along with stamped manufacture names etc. Lot's of us with D722's will be interested in this info.

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