What is the hangup on a V-Twin?Bare
Now that'll take some work to get an Enfield engine turned to be like mine! I just wonder why no one will accept a vertical twin like Enfields used, and that they're more likely to produce. They didn't offer V-twins except very early in their existence.bare
! I just wonder why no one will accept a vertical twin like Enfields used
Its nonexistence is a probable factor...Plus, when they do finally make one, it'll be a 1980s tech UCE thing, without the raw appeal of the older bikes on which the V-Twins are based, yet without the refined manufacture and performance of a more modern machine made elsewhere in the world.
I just wonder why no one will accept a vertical twin like Enfields used, and that they're more likely to produce.
Those really big twins tend to be ludicrously overweight, like you are hauling a passenger and sidecar along even when riding solo.
Not a big fan of anything much bigger than a 1000cc.
Weight isn't an issue when you have over 100hp at the crank.
It's finally happening!
I really like the way Carberry did the frame.
The Featherbed frame is good, but not so good that a poorly executed engine installation will work properly in it. I have seen a couple of v-twin Featherbed specials (Harley and Vincent) that looked like they were carrying the engine too high for sweet handling.You don't want to finish up with a bike that falls into corners like a loaded wheelbarrow.
You can do a dual front down tube on the Musket to avoid that curved tube that Aniket used. Aniket just didn't want to have any tube partially blocking the view of his engine. The frame can be done many ways.We just made contact with a guy who makes featherbed frames, and is willing to make them be a custom fit for the Musket. The Musket was made for an open cradle frame, so there were no restrictions on the dimensions of the bottom of the engine shape. On a closed loop frame, this could have interferences with fit, so it is very nice to have a frame builder who will build the frame to fit the engine.
Bare - Are you not familiar with the Honda RVT?
Really!?Mild steel or the good stuff like maybe Reynolds 531?Hmmnnn...