Originally Posted by Qaz
My question is: If you were to build frankenstien, what would it include and why?
I think we need some guide lines, it must be capable of 200+ miles on a tank of gas, comfortable enough to ride 600+ mile days strung together (ie. Touring), keep up with highway traffic, nimble enough to ride single track.
1. Wide ratio 6 speed transmission with a low first gear.
2. Air cooled.
3. Minimum engine size of 350cc.
4. 40 RWHP, true HP, not Dynojet.
5. 300 pounds fully fueled.
How I would achieve that list;
1. TY350 transmission.
2. TY350 engine.
3. TY350 engine.
4. Turbo and fuel injected.
5. 7 gallons of fuel, nav tower, oil tank for pre-mix, integrated soft luggage should get me to 300 pounds which is the magic number for me in my experience. I want a little weight for good highway manners, yet light enough for single track.
Stay tuned to the 'Built, not Bought' section and I'll make it a reality.