Re: Diesel Engine?
Seatrend just got back to me on the high cost of shipping. For limited quantities they use DHL air freight from China. They will give me a price break if I buy two engines at $147 each. The cost break is $342 to have two engines shipped to me in central Illinois (a savings of $30 per engine). The salesman, who speaks really good English by the way, said the real price break comes when you buy a quantity and have them shipped by sea. But to do that I'd have to become some kind of bike engine dealer. :-)
But I'm still thinking that $350 might not be too awfully bad to have a diesel powered bike if I knew I wasn't going to be throwing money down a rathole.
I have a diesel powered VW van/pickup and absolutely love oil burners, but maybe that's just me.