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Has anyone ever put a EA motor on a Motorcycle?


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#1 Kostamojen

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Posted 15 June 2004 - 01:26 AM

I dont know, I was just curious... Kinda stupid, but I thought about it ever since I saw one of those older carborated, dual exhaust port head, 1.4l EA's from a mid 70's coupe at a junkyard. I thought, "that would be awesome on a motorcyle" LOL!!!

Then again, I might be crazy...

Thoughts?

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Posted 15 June 2004 - 01:36 AM

Yeah - some german bike had one of the EA63's - the 1.4's in it. There was an article about it, and a big post on the board a while back. Do a search - maybe you will come up with it.

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Posted 15 June 2004 - 06:45 AM

Someone here on the board has one in a trike I believe.

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Posted 15 June 2004 - 08:47 AM

Not silly at all! Isnt the Valcuires (spelling? sorry...) the ones that run horizontaly opposed engines? I see them running around town all the time here. Also BMW put H engines in some of their bikes. You could certainly put an EA or ... maybe an EJ series engine on a bike frame :brow:

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Posted 15 June 2004 - 02:28 PM

why bother when there is a honda goldwing, with a redline of 8!

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Posted 15 June 2004 - 03:52 PM

My local subaru mechanic made a trike out of a ej20. I think BMW has a horizontal motor in thier motorcycles and, it looks like you would not want to lean this bike over too far before the motor hits the ground.The flat 4 seems to be kind of a wide motor for a 2 wheeled bike in my opinion.Unless it was a drag bike. then you want turbo w/NOS on it as well.

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Posted 15 June 2004 - 05:38 PM

Isnt the Valcuires (spelling? sorry...) the ones that run horizontaly opposed engines? I see them running around town all the time here.


EDIT: I take it back...after looking into it more, the Valkyrie is a flat-6, after all. No wonder it's so freaking wide...LOL :)

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Posted 15 June 2004 - 06:33 PM

EDIT: I take it back...after looking into it more, the Valkyrie is a flat-6, after all. No wonder it's so freaking wide...LOL :)


Ya those flat 6's are kinda neat. Love those 'spider' intakes on them :) All polished up fancy and such!

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Posted 15 June 2004 - 11:22 PM

Yeah - some german bike had one of the EA63's - the 1.4's in it. There was an article about it, and a big post on the board a while back. Do a search - maybe you will come up with it.

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No luck, what search criteria would help?

I was mostly thinking of this cause I watch too many of the discovery channel /TLC shows :P I remembered that one bike on American Chopper with the mower engine, and was like hmm... Then searched and discovered there were even Rotary engines in some bikes, and was like why not an EA?

As for the horizontally opposed beemers, I see those all over here. I live like by the best, largest BMW motorcycle dealership in the country so ya, I knew about those :P

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Posted 15 June 2004 - 11:30 PM

there was a guy around town here a few years back with a home made trike. It was a full rollbar type deal with two seats up front. I took a good look one day and it was Soobie powered!

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Posted 16 June 2004 - 04:22 PM

Trikes arent that cool :P I was definatly thinking motorcycle :)

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Posted 16 June 2004 - 05:06 PM

With regards to the BMW Bikes. They use a couple different engines. The earlier ones and the newer classics use a horizontally opposed twin. The newer bikes use an inline 4 or inline 3 that is lying down flat.

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Posted 16 June 2004 - 09:07 PM

With regards to the BMW Bikes. They use a couple different engines. The earlier ones and the newer classics use a horizontally opposed twin. The newer bikes use an inline 4 or inline 3 that is lying down flat.

That is not true. They still have the horizontal 2 cyl engine on a couple of the current models. The ones that are sold to police departments have a this engine. Go look at www.bmwmotorcycles.com

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Posted 16 June 2004 - 09:39 PM

After reading this post...

*Looks at hot-rodded EA81 in garage, needing a home*
*Looks at honda shadow that needs an engine rebuild*


Hmmm....

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Posted 16 June 2004 - 11:31 PM

That's not a bad idea..............

Speaking of custom, check this out:
http://www.dodge.com...hawk/flash.html

Rumor has it that Jay Leno has ordered one of these beasts.............they will be delivered as "un-rideable" for insurance porposes.............(missing drive belt).

Can you imagine 500hp on a bike? They want $16 just for a wall poster of this thing, Geez................:rolleyes:

A turbo Sube engine in a bike would be kewl :slobber:

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Posted 17 June 2004 - 12:13 AM

A turbo motor would be freakin huge on a bike :eek: I think one of those small dual port head EA's would be neat on a bike, especially with dual carbs, lol! That would be even more neat :D

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Posted 17 June 2004 - 03:31 AM

This one contains the link. The translated version on this board sucks cause the linky don't work:

http://pub205.ezboar...picID=163.topic

Here's the link to the bike:

http://homepage.ruhr...ler/bitza.shtml

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Posted 17 June 2004 - 09:06 AM

I have seen 350 chevy on two wheel bike! why not a soob?!Posted Image

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Posted 17 June 2004 - 09:53 PM

Ya, thats the ticket. I dont think I was thinking that style of bike, but it works. Thats also not the same engine im thinking of... Looks tiny! Maybe an EA81 would be better :)




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