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Harley-Davidson's latest patent exposes the manufacturer’s developments in supercharged engines and hints at the potential of a supercharged V-twin.
Joke as far as I'm concerned. Looks to be a bolt on behind engine over the trans. All that and an air cooled platform to start with. Good luck.Knowing the Moco they will use a roots based blower with no intercooler. Their drawings are bizarre in the patent (which how in the world you can patent ancient technology like that is beyond me, I could literally change one pipe and they would have no leg to stand on...).
Always cracked me up when they went to the rear cyl shutdown (skip fire) in traffic to help keep the rider from burning up or reduce heat bitching complaints. What a dumb method of doing things. Old school accepts that nonsense but not liquid cooling. Like WTF. All to keep a traditional concept, that has long since died out.You just have to love H-D - drop the liquid cooled Revolution engine reportedly because it couldn't meet Euro emissions standards when similar bore & stroke engines from other manufactures have already proven that compliance was achievable - so they just decided not to do it. Then H-D takes an air cooled long stroke V Twin that already cooks its riders in traffic and mounts a blower to create more heat with probably no intercooler - so yea, great vision & plan - by the time the ECU pulls timing out of it to fight inevitable detonation it will probably have less power than the original engine. And more heat for the rider to enjoy. Check your calendar H-D It's 2021 - time for a new fully liquid cooled engine to do any of this potential intake boosting to - you've drug the old long stroke air cooled engine farther than it ever should have gone, and now you're just piling on more bad ideas on an outmoded engine. Just another full circle around the drain for H-D. Not many spins left before the sucking sound from the drain indicates it's all over - too bad because my Street Rod / Revo will still be kicking a$$, proving it could have been much different for the MoCo. With No proper Vision, there is no proper product, no proper sales, and no properly solvent company. Hope for the best, expect the worst. Good Luck H-D !!
Funny you mention Cuba. I was in one of those old taxi heaps that were converted to a diesel marine engine. They cobble all kinds of things to keep them on the road.Yea Ron first time I saw my buddy's bike do that I thought the engine was going to rock back and forth enough to tear itself right out of the mounts - I pointed at it not knowing that was designed in. Later when he told me it was normal I about shat my pants - what's better than a V Twin putting out 150K BTU's of heat under the riders seat ? A V1 with a partially dead rear cylinder ? Great Idea !! With this logic now let's source our next 1953 Chevy with a diesel forklift engine from Cuba ! Back to the future - we can supercharge it too ! Maybe H-D will supply a ballistic chest protector and jockstrap so when the rear cylinder breaks all the hold down studs
That was me. Your right engine was over-fuelingYea, I knew you were there in Cuba Ron - I saw you getting into that old diesel '53 Chevy and took your high res photo as you looked up in the sky after hearing the double sonic booms from the SR71 I was flying in doing recon work -