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New Member for USA

Post by SPKR » Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:13 am

Hello everyone, I've been meaning to join for a few years. Always have been a diesel fanatic. My family autos: VW Jetta tdi and a Jeep Cherokee Eco Diesel.
We have just completed our build of a "Kawabota" with a turbocharged Kubota D902 3 cylinder motor, fitted into a modified KLR 650 frame. For added entertainment, a mechanical AWD front end developed by Steve Christini (http://www.christini.com) was also build on. A beast a tad on the heavy side but 100 mpg and a top end around 75-80 mph.
Story of the build here: http://tinyurl.com/qxwnwlo

John

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Re: New Member for USA

Post by WrickM » Wed Jun 10, 2015 2:41 am

Sweet bike, Man! Very well done.

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Re: New Member for USA

Post by Diesel Dave » Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:19 am

Welcome John.

Heavy beastie indeed - even before the AWD was added I'll bet although it must be useful on the loose stuff?

I wouldn't dare take my Tiger off-road given it's weight - once it's on it's side it would be staying there for good :D We have had a number of members completing some very long distance stuff on unmade roads; Reinhards trip across Russia kind of sticks in my memory given the mud quagmire that the roads become in winter.

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Re: New Member for USA

Post by BertTrack » Wed Jun 10, 2015 10:36 am

Very nice looking bike and nice spec. Can't wait to see it on moving pictures. :)
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Re: New Member for USA

Post by coachgeo » Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:22 am

Horrible bike, Horrible build. It's bound to throw you so often you'll begin to hate adventure riding. don't subject yourself to that downward spiral path. I work cheap so to avoid that spiral you can pay with a beer or two too haul that mut away for you. I'll find a poor sucker (who for some reason shares my very name) to take all the punishment instead. :mrgreen:

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Re: New Member for USA

Post by SPKR » Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:49 pm

I've got a Track 800cdi also, once the Kawabota is broken in, I'll report on a 400 m sprint.

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Re: New Member for USA

Post by Stuart » Fri Sep 18, 2015 11:10 pm

I'll share these over from the Facebook discussion on the bike.
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Stuart. Honda NC700S, Ducati Monster M900, Toyota Corolla 1.4 Turbo Diesel. Favouring MPG over MPH.

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