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post #1 of 14 Old 06-02-2012, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
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Diesel imports

I'm curious... How many of you would be interested in an Altius Scimitar engine and fuel system swap if the cost was around $2500? All work performed in the US and we would import the parts from India.
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post #2 of 14 Old 06-02-2012, 04:04 PM
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What kind of mpg's would something like this get? I would be interested if it was significant increase.

Are you thinking group buy?
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How similar would these mods and replacement be to the USMC versions?


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post #4 of 14 Old 06-02-2012, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
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Altius licensed HDT's designs, so it would be close. I think Altius delayed the Scimitar this year so I can't guarantee anything.

If put this fully into production, I am curious of the interest. Importing 1 or 100 would require the same loopholes to make it happen. If there is enough interest it would make a nice business oportunity for the KLR community

MPG is estimated to be about 80-100 at 55mph, depending on driving style.

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post #5 of 14 Old 06-17-2012, 11:02 PM
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I'm interested!
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Dunno... $2500 would buy you a lot of gas. Plus, you can find parts a lot easier for the stock (mostly) KLR's. I think I would be interested in getting a diesel KLR if it was a factory offering, but I don't really have any interest in modding mine to be diesel. Not knocking those of you who are interested in this, just wouldn't be worth the time/money/trouble to me. Just my two cents

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post #7 of 14 Old 06-19-2012, 07:30 AM Thread Starter
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All may be in vain. I heard from a reliable source that HDT is bankrupt. This may be what stalled the introduction of the Scimitar.

Thanks for the input, however.
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post #8 of 14 Old 06-19-2012, 08:45 AM
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I'd be interested, but based on HDT's history, I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for this to happen.
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http://www.motorcycle.com/manufactur...iew-90964.html

Doesnt sound like its quite up to par yet.
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