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Thread: What does a GS1100/1150 engine weigh?

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    You can see it on Outlaw Dragbike, it appears to me 12-18% bulker but looks like it belongs in the frame. Bill posted some dim. somewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by S2LR

    Let's ignore the weight factor for a minute...</font>
    <div></div>What about the physical dimensions of this thing? By doing a little visualizing, it doesn't appear to be a nice tight package on two wheels when everything is included...
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    <div>Visions of Russ Collins' "sourcerer" come to mind...</font></div>
    Certainly, it's larger than a GS engine, which is admittedly a true testament to compact design. However, visions of a bike like "Sorcerer" are way more than what we would expect!

    My current engine nestles perfectly into a standard issue Harley TF chassis identical to this one. You folks may recognize this fella, Joey Sternotti, who's gone 6-teens on this chassis:



    Here's what the beginning looks like. My crankshaft centerline is even in the identical location as on Joey's fueler! Fact is, the engine's only a couple inches taller and wider than a Hayabusa. More pics can be found on my Facebook page, for those interested.



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    is the clutch inboard or outboard, the drive is going to effect the over-all width (unless its a gear drive) by about 4"

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    Quote Originally Posted by riceburner
    is the clutch inboard or outboard, the drive is going to effect the over-all width (unless its a gear drive) by about 4"
    Quite true. Overall width of this engine is comparable to existing TF 4-cylinder bikes. The clutch will be a unique semi-inboard configuration coupled to a belt drive. The setup will allow the clutch to be readily removed and serviced. Altogether, the width across the trans/clutch region of the bike will be very close to what we see now in Top Fuel.
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    Bill, do you see any issues with keeping the bike weight balanced side to side? Thanks, Ray.
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    Ray, I don't see that it would be any more of a concern with this combination than with any other...if I may, why do you ask? Do you feel there's an inherent issue lurking in this regard?
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    Mr. Bill,
    <DIV> Curious to know the cost of this ecotech motor you are gonna use? I am building a mini-dragster and always open to knew ideas....</DIV>

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    As long as the completed bike takes in account of all the mounted pieces and certain parts that could be moved around to balance it in a vertical position at rest.

    <DIV>Schultz helped a guy when his bike would pull to the right everytime he rode it. Then Dave showed him that in a verical resting position it would fall over to the right immediately. Schultz showed him to move a couple of things to the left side and the problem went away.</DIV>

    <DIV>I guess that makes sense?</DIV>
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave A
    As long as the completed bike takes in account of all the mounted pieces and certain parts that could be moved around to balance it in a vertical position at rest.

    <DIV>Schultz helped a guy when his bike would pull to the right everytime he rode it. Then Dave showed him that in a verical resting position it would fall over to the right immediately. Schultz showed him to move a couple of things to the left side and the problem went away.</DIV>

    <DIV>I guess that makes sense?</DIV>
    This is EXACTLY the reason I asked Bill. I also think there will be WAAAYYYYYY more torque to affect the lean of the bike with that engine also. Realistically, you are looking at 1200-1500 HP from that engine on nitro or turboed, correct? Thanks, Ray.
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    How will torque affect lean? The crank still runs perpendicular to the direction of travel. BTW: the question I have is does it matter which waythe crankshaft turns? (assuming of course the rear wheel drives the bike forward (for all you smart asses out there))
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