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    Story time XB9

    I once read or heard on a video, a story about the XB9 and a turbo. Story goes that Eric B wanted/ designed it originally to be fitted with a small turbo, but HD said NO.

    Then along came EricZ and his brilliant piece of workmanship.....

    Is there ANY proof of Eric Buell designs? cos if I could get a looksee at any design drawings etc.....wow! what fun!

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    I haven't seen pictures of any turbo's, heard similar stories. I would try contacting Erik Buell himself, he is currently working at Fuell, https://www.fuell.us/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nade View Post
    I once read or heard on a video, a story about the XB9 and a turbo. Story goes that Eric B wanted/ designed it originally to be fitted with a small turbo, but HD said NO.

    Then along came EricZ and his brilliant piece of workmanship.....

    Is there ANY proof of Eric Buell designs? cos if I could get a looksee at any design drawings etc.....wow! what fun!


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    The original intent was to take the chassis design concepts
    of the Loki 1 and to combine them with an air-cooled
    Twin based on what was learned in the Blast project. The
    result was to be three distinct performance powertrains: a
    short-stroke 984cc engine to be used in motorcycles priced
    between $7500 and $8000, right atop current Japanese
    600cc prices; a short-stroke 1300 to 1350cc or so engine for
    higher-performance machines priced between $8995 and
    $10,000; and a turbo charged version (code name Diablo)
    of that bike making 150 horsepower and 120 foot-pounds
    of torque, representing the top of the line.

    The larger company got its way,
    and the big Buell engine
    became a long-stroke 1200
    despite Erik’s fist pounding.
    Then the Diablo died
    when Harley was unable to
    forge a supplier agreement
    with Aerocharger, and an
    in-house effort to develop
    its own turbo cost millions
    (in part charged to Buell)
    but never produced a working
    product.


    Last edited by 34nineteen; 11-29-2021 at 05:53 PM.

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