- Oct 4, 2013
I too would like to know a few things sorry if a bit OT.
1) As Thomasa asked, what are the benefits of a tilted engine in a featherbed vs straight up? (let's say 750 and 850 commando engine for discussion sake). And if I did this other than just buying a different set of plates are there any other things I have to take into consideration?
IMO there is no benefit in terms of handling that would be possible for a normal rider to detect. The main design benefits are styling. Plus packaging, ie making space for electric start components and big air boxes.
Yes there is a fair bit to do apart from engine plates: head steady, primary case mounting, exhaust pipes, intake manifolds. There may be internal oil system changes required too, but I’m not familiar enough with those engines to be sure.
Put simply, given all your other projects, and the fact that your Mercury is a running, functioning motorcycle, you’d be out of your freakin’ mind to consider this !