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    Full spec on Diesel mc

    Hayes Diversified Technologies has been supplying gasoline fueled motorcycles and ATVs to military and law enforcement agencies since 1982.

    As part of the government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, our company was awarded a contract to develop a motorcycle engine that would operate efficiently on Diesel Fuel and Aviation Kerosene (JP8).

    In cooperation with Dr. Stuart McGuigan and Mr. John Crocker of the Royal Military College of Science (RMCS) in the UK, HDT successfully completed the development of the world’s first purpose built, diesel fueled, motorcycle engine.

    As a result of the development program, HDT has been awarded a contract to manufacture up to 522 Diesel Fueled Military Motorcycles for the United States Marine Corps.

    Technology

    The technology allows for the production of very small, light weight, high performance diesel engines that provide twice the power-to-weight ratio and twice the rpm range of similar displacement diesel engines.

    Performance

    Fuel mileage range from 96 mpg for the military motorcycle to over 110 mpg for the commercial motorcycle. Top speeds are in excess of 90 mph.

    Our family of engines runs efficiently on all types of petroleum diesel, bio-diesel blends, 100% bio-diesel, and all types of aviation kerosene.

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    Is it true that the Army once selected a two stroke offroader for testing,but someone on the test panel forgot to include 2 stroke oil?

    I understand that Diesel bike will also run on kerosene or aviation fuel.

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    Heres a pic of the Old DR bikes,Yamaha XS400 back at a 10k many years ago.
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    The classic army issue tache and army blue...I love it!!!
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    saw a couple of scrambler bikes going into a Bks some time ago , Plain red decal holders, riders were dressed in black. Guess who!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Itchy
    The classic army issue tache and army blue...I love it!!!
    I'm not sure they are actually taches. The Everoak helmet had a wierd facemask thingy. The Gardai Binned it when they fitted the radios in the helmet. Worst helmet in the world by the way.

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    Actually X S 500 Yamahas in the photo.Nice picture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yellow oscar
    Actually X S 500 Yamahas in the photo.Nice picture.
    Well spotted.

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    Kerosene or Diesel

    the HDT Diesel bike is suitable for Kerosene or Diesel from Civilian sources or NATO Diesel without the addition of a small qty of oil , which our nissin's seem to need when supplied by NATO spec fuel in missions overseas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itchy
    The classic army issue tache and army blue...I love it!!!
    Itchy, the reason for the blue was that these bikes were former Presidential Escort
    bikes, Yamaha 500's, as pointed out. These were subsequently replaced by the
    Kawasakis (550?), which in turn were recently (last 2 or 3 yrs) replaced by the
    Honda Deauvilles in current use. But I agree, I can't understand why the DF don't have an
    off road bike in its inventory. And do the DF use quads? The Brits use them quite
    extensively. I remember reading an article a while back where an ex-Falklands squaddie
    commented that the quad would have been an extremely useful piece of kit for the
    Falklands terrain....

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    Quads

    There's a thing I just became aware that there are 3 yamaha 660 Quads in Green in use by the chicken farmers hope to post a pic shortly

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    Bandits at six o clock

    enclosed some pics of Bandits form 1 mp in Cork the bike was shot in kickham recently in full blues and two's regalia in the background you can just about make out 3 green bikes from cav sqn
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    and again

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    read the entire thread.

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    As Goldie Fish said

    2 X Suzuki DR 350s (1996) C/W long range acerbis fuel tanks / Bark busters / Bashplates etc to harden them for Timor

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    I hear the reason they stayed with blue on such a sporty bike is so that the Users would not try to pass themselves off as gardai(As has often been the case when the MPs are seen doing speed traps on the "Garda Only" ramps)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunner
    2 X Suzuki DR 350s (1996) C/W long range acerbis fuel tanks / Bark busters / Bashplates etc to harden them for Timor
    Cheers Gunner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunner
    They are Suzuki DR350s Electric start trail machines, modified in the Curragh with long range tanks and bark busters and off road tyres , when they came back to ireland the S+t tech people in Dublin had a seizure becuase the petrol tanks were not of the origional maker ie suzuki , and impounded the bikes in Clancy Bks dublin until the tanks and tyres were removed enclosed picture again if you notice in the pic you can see the origional yellow colour coming tru the hastely painted fork gaiters etc
    at risk of repeating himself...

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    Just a thought should this topic be mover to the military vehicles section ? also i have some recent photos of Army Quads in Action if anyone wants

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunner
    Just a thought should this topic be mover to the military vehicles section ? also i have some recent photos of Army Quads in Action if anyone wants

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    Quad photos

    as promised Yamaha 660 quad pics
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    Is that the rifle Rack of an Armstrong MT350/500 in the foreground of the third one?

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    yes

    Goldie fish you are sharp that is a sa 80 holster pictured at a recent dr's seminar in dftc

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    My eyesight may not be as good as it used to be,but I know my motorcycles...

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