JoggerFogger = Kevin in Portland, OR, USA

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JoggerFogger = Kevin in Portland, OR, USA

Postby JoggerFogger » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:02 pm

My old diesel truck would beltch out black smoke going up the hill to my house. There would frequently be joggers out and they would be the victims of my diesel dust, and my friends dubbed my truck the JoggerFogger.
My current truck runs clean clean clean, but the nickname sticks.

I'm secretly hoping and assuming that diesel-moto creation will hold up it's heritage and puff a little smoke now and then.

I have a dream of a longitudinaly orientated 2-3 cyl, water-cooled, hopefully turbo charged small yet powerful diesel lump mated to a BMW transmission and chassis. I don't really know how I'm going to make it all work, but I'd like to see 2,000 rpm equal 60 mph (~100kph). My rough math says that a 20 inch (~50cm) diameter wheel needs to turn 1,009 rpm to hit that mark. That's pretty close to a 2:1 total ratio. I feel like that's the hardest hurdle in this whole quest of using existing motorcycle parts (available in the USA)

That's me, that's my general plan, and judging from past projects, I'll probably spend 2+ years learning and talking about it before I dive in.

Cheers!
-Kevin
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Re: JoggerFogger = Kevin in Portland, OR, USA

Postby Rhynri » Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:06 pm

Welcome! I have a Great Uncle (in both senses of the term) who owns and operates a heritage museum up in Salem, so nice to see you here! Most definately not a bad idea to sit and soak up some of the wonderful knowledge floating around.
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Re: JoggerFogger = Kevin in Portland, OR, USA

Postby Stuart » Sat Sep 29, 2012 12:02 am

Welcome Kevin :-)
Stuart. Smart Turbo Diesel Tiger, Honda NC700S, Ducati Hypermotard 821, Toyota Corolla 1.4 Turbo Diesel. Favouring MPG over MPH.
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