2 wheel drive Yamaha

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  1. Jujharoo

    Jujharoo New Member

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    Hello,
    I just wanted to ask you guys If anyone out there knows where can I find more information on the 2 wheel drive Yamaha (one that's competing in DAKAR) and also does anyone know of another 2 wheel drive bike?

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  2. Wolf

    Wolf No one plans to take the path that brings you lowe

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    There have been crude chain driven 2wd bikes in the past, but nothing as efficient and reliable as the hydraulic system Yamaha is using. In addition to their Dakar bike, they also built a 2wd R1 a while back. The engine turns an additional oil pump which pumps hydraulic fluid down to the front wheel, where the pressure from the fluid spins the front wheel, then the fluid returns to the system. It's a pretty simple idea, and it has been said that this system could easily be adapted to be installed on almost any regular motorcycle as an aftermarket item.

    http://www.bike1000.cc/stories/2wd_r1.htm

    http://ymedc.introweb.nl/en/archive/enduro/enduro-09-00.shtml
     

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