Rednaxs60 wrote:Has an engine. Thinking that just about everything not being used or kept can be recycled. Carbs as metal scrap, wiring, electronics, tires, rims can all be recycled. Would give me a couple of days to go through the mess. The engine cannot be used by me in an '85 LTD fuel injected bike and it is an '84 engine. The valve covers are in better shape than mine so a swap would occur.
There's no reason an 84 engine could not be adapted to the later fuel injection. Aside from the ignition pulsers, it's the same motor. Pulsers can be installed up front on an 84 motor.
Thanks for the reply. It gets one thinking and looking into similarities so a possible good solution can be found.
The two items that come to mind are the Ns sensor installed on the crank shaft in the timing belt area, and the Gr/Gl sensors installed on the rear of the right cylinder head camshaft.
The Ns sensor would not be a problem, just need the multi-tooth trigger wheel for timing.
The install of the Gr/Gl sensor is a little more involved. The right camshaft for the fuel injected model has a different P/N. I think it has been modified to accept the sensors - the end of the camshaft has been drilled to accept the sensor assembly bolt. A swap of the right camshaft, or refurbish the '85 heads and install. I checked the left camshaft for the '84 engine against the '85 FI engine and it is the same.
Checked the piston con rod and the cylinder head assembly for both '84 and '85. These are the same P/N so the distance between intake ports on these engine should be the same, and as such the FI manifold should bolt up to the '84 engine.
The stator and power requirements for the '85 FI is significantly larger than the '84 Interstate. The '85 FI operates at approximately 22 to 25 amps normally. This is approximately the max output of the 350 watt stator on the Interstate. Would have to consider upgrade to the "Poorboy" alt mod to make this engine work - not a big issue but a consideration.
The gear shift indicator switch is slightly different as well. Would have to investigate further.
Can't think of much more at this time, but probably will have more questions before I have to make a decision.
Front and rear wheels are the same for these two models as is the final drive.
There are a lot of good possibilities with this find. Being able to refurbish say the FD with new seals etc and then just do a swap is beneficial.
Would seem when you analyze the issue that there are a lot of parts that can/should be usable between the two years and models. The frame, probably not, and it requires a lot of storage space; however, if one were to do a frame up restoration of the '85 FI model, if the '84 frame was compatible you would be into a swap scenario.
Many possibilities, but I still have a storage issue.