BMW k1200rs or other bike engines

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Re: BMW k1200rs or other bike engines

Postby Hoppend » Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:54 am

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Re: BMW k1200rs or other bike engines

Postby gazza82 » Thu May 11, 2017 9:47 am

OK the crank and gearbox is all wrong and the exhaust will need a tweak .. but this is a complete Mini K1200 conversion apart from a flywheel which we couldn't use anyway .. if you have deep pockets (and access to facebook!)

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Re: BMW k1200rs or other bike engines

Postby Big Daddy » Thu May 11, 2017 4:01 pm

gazza82 wrote:...this is a complete Mini K1200 conversion apart from a flywheel which we couldn't use anyway


Sort of makes sense on a Mini when you are stuck with that transverse gearbox and A-series block mounted on it... :whistle:

Otherwise I cannot see the point... :roll:
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Re: BMW k1200rs or other bike engines

Postby Neil Evans » Thu May 11, 2017 9:04 pm

It's not unusual to see Minis with alternative drive trains. A friend of James' is fitting a Honda VTec unit in one...
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Re: BMW k1200rs or other bike engines

Postby Big Daddy » Thu May 11, 2017 9:42 pm

Neil Evans wrote:It's not unusual to see Minis with alternative drive trains.

Invariably alternative drive trains are wider because the gearbox sits beside the engine rather than underneath it. For feasible drive shaft articulation, Mini is forced into widened track along with completely revised front suspension and steering. Those changes are radical :!:

Alternatively could always adopt Zcars solution of putting engine in back of a Mini, for superior Right Wheel Drive (Right = Rear)... :thumbs:

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Re: BMW k1200rs or other bike engines

Postby gazza82 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:47 pm

Who wanted to know about a BMW head on a 1275?

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