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Motorcycle Talk => Other Motorcycles => Topic started by: WillyP on August 31, 2011, 10:23:55 pm

Title: Kawasaki H1: 5 cylinder, two stroke, 850cc!
Post by: WillyP on August 31, 2011, 10:23:55 pm
(http://thekneeslider.com/images/2011/08/millyard-kawasaki-5-cylinder.jpg)

Yep, that's right, five cylinder, and yes it is a real bike, it is not a Photoshop or a 3d cad model... it is a real bike and you can buy it on e-Bay. (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260843971979+&viewitem=#v4-38)

See it on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3HoZHk2yNY). Or not, that's a different bike.

Hat tip to The Kneeslider: Kawasaki 5 Cylinder for Sale (http://thekneeslider.com/archives/2011/08/28/allen-millyard-kawasaki-5-cylinder-for-sale/)
Title: Re: Kawasaki H1: 5 cylinder, two stroke, 850cc!
Post by: JTTF on August 31, 2011, 10:55:44 pm
Dont see many of thoes around  :truce:
Title: Re: Kawasaki H1: 5 cylinder, two stroke, 850cc!
Post by: wild man on September 01, 2011, 10:49:37 am
I think I would prefer it in a 4 cylinder setup, even if it were only 680 cc >:D
Title: Re: Kawasaki H1: 5 cylinder, two stroke, 850cc!
Post by: Bergmen on September 02, 2011, 01:17:14 am
Put a lot of work into the GO but none into the WHOA.

Dan
Title: Re: Kawasaki H1: 5 cylinder, two stroke, 850cc!
Post by: mjrfd99 on September 06, 2011, 04:28:37 pm
I think I would prefer it in a 4 cylinder setup, even if it were only 680 cc >:D

The H2 [750 3 cyl] 4 cyl conversion was/is 1000cc of 2-stroke madness.
Title: Re: Kawasaki H1: 5 cylinder, two stroke, 850cc!
Post by: reid53 on September 06, 2011, 04:31:19 pm
Put a lot of work into the GO but none into the WHOA.

Dan

That was my first thought Dan.  Sure would hate to have a panic stop on that beast!  Good ole drum brakes!
Title: Re: Kawasaki H1: 5 cylinder, two stroke, 850cc!
Post by: Gypsy JR on September 06, 2011, 06:38:30 pm
I owned a H1, and a H2. Both were 3 cylinder, 2 stroke.

The crankshafts were press-fitted, so you could take the cylinders apart and add more in. This was not a Kawasaki option, though, all done in machine shops after the fact.

Never saw one in real life. Photoshop is rampant. :)

Title: Re: Kawasaki H1: 5 cylinder, two stroke, 850cc!
Post by: WillyP on September 06, 2011, 06:56:35 pm
Not a Photoshop, they're built by Allen Millyard.
Some more of his creations:
Home built Kawasaki 2300cc V-12 motorcycle - Feature Review - Motorcyclist Online (http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/features/v12_custom_kawasaki_2300cc/index.html)
Allen Millyard Builds a Viper V10 Motorcycle (http://thekneeslider.com/archives/2009/08/25/allen-millyard-builds-a-viper-v10-motorcycle/)
A meeting with the UK Man of Mystery - Millyard Racing Interview - Pinkbike.com (http://www.pinkbike.com/news/allen-millyard-part-1-2008.html)
His 1600cc V8:
(http://www.motobike.net/images/gallery/1/00000061/00005123_p.jpg)
Title: Re: Kawasaki H1: 5 cylinder, two stroke, 850cc!
Post by: Gypsy JR on September 14, 2011, 01:35:51 pm
Interesting, but useless in that frame.

We used to take the H1 and H2 down to bare frame and gusset them, plus use fork braces and swingarm hoop braces. Bigger swingarm pivot bearings. And such. Almost made them handle good.

Almost.