2012-12-20 12:59:05 UTC
Only the MT-11 runs. However, it can attain 50 mph max, making it
usable only in town.
I bought the MT-10 with the intention of modifying it for better
performance. Meaning a more powerful motor and probably a mod
for chain drive.
My purist friends are scandalized at the notion of "ruining" such
a vintage classic. I believe the word "butchering" was also used.
However I've never heard them express such negativity at the practice
of making a hot rod out of a 1932 Ford (as in "The Little Deuce Coupe"
by the Beachboys). A yellow one appears in _American Graffiti_.
Meanwhile I have a Triumph swing arm that looks like it would fit
the Dnepr frame and a derelict Yamaha XS650 with a running motor
(which is rated at about double the horsepower of an MT-10).
ps. My preference would be to put a diesel motor in the thing.
I've seen pix of exactly that on the Net. However I'm not certain
how to go about it, and if there's too much involved I'd be
satisfied using the Yamaha motor. Any advice appreciated.
TIA, Sean Quinlan