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Offline Flettner

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« on: August 10, 2019, 01:57:15 PM »
What sort of interest would there be in a 175 size bike. Modern design, TPI etc? Just an over oversized / powered 125.

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Re: 175
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2019, 03:59:36 PM »
Aluminium or Steel frame? I would be interested in moto specific steel framed bike.

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Re: 175
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2019, 04:17:19 PM »
175 is the perfect size, IMO. Always was and always will be  8)

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Re: 175
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2019, 12:30:37 AM »
Steel I guess. Just that I got some intetest from a guy in the US wanting a 175 size engine for an offroad application. He seems keen on my Rotary Valve technology with the sliding Gibs and the tpi. I'm Looking at building a prototype for him, two in fact. But until I see money it's just talk but it's intetesting to know other peoples opinions. I'm keen on a 175 myself.

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Re: 175
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2019, 03:28:51 PM »
It seems like 200cc was settled on as the ideal small bore size for off road.

The IT175 became the 200, the KDX200 was a great off road machine. KTM made a 200 until recently and by all reports was a great off road bike.

Beta just released a 200rr even.

Just an observation.

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Re: 175
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2019, 01:45:18 AM »
Seems, the money didn't eventuate, par for the course.
I'm keen to go ahead anyway. But I must finish this 360.
It's finally ready for wiring, a big job, left side kick start is complete.
With this new 175 I think I'll just stick to a conventional kick start after all, just easier and with my new hip I can kick start again.

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Re: 175
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2019, 06:02:27 AM »
Seems, the money didn't eventuate, par for the course.
"with my new hip I can kick start again."

Ouch.. hope all is well..  BTW, estart is an awesome thing to have...  I used to make fun of the guys on estart 2 strokes... but now that I'm one of them....  I must admit, it really is nice.  8)
Eric Provenzano
2019 KTM 300 XCW TPI
2000 KTM 300 EXC (Son's)
2001 KTM 380 EXC
Sold 1991 KDX 200... fun play bike
Sold 1999 KX250
Sold 1999 YZ125 (son's)
Sold 2001 Yamaha TTL 125 (son's 1st bike)
Sold but never forgotten 1974 Honda Elsinore CR250M
Sold 1974 Honda Elsinore CR125

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Re: 175
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2019, 07:51:13 AM »
Well I am excited to see it whatever size it ends up being!

Thanks for including us!

--Ron.