I know all the purests will hate me

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Daverad
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I know all the purests will hate me

Post by Daverad » Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:24 pm

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Bought a Diablo 502 and the motor was bad so I thought why not put a Honda in there. Reliable and fun to drive without the worries of a 50yo hirth. So here it is. And btw I am no altering any of the oem on the machine. Need to make new handle bars yet so the hood closes correctly.
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Hollywood
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Post by Hollywood » Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:45 am

what motor did you end up using and finished pictures ?

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Post by seabeeman » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:27 pm

I'd love to see some pics of the finished product and any mods you had to make to squeeze that thing in. I'd thought about repowering one with a Predator, which they're all just clones of Hondas, if I ever got a second one.

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Post by bottomsupduckclub » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:50 am

I likeit! Its like a re-birth of these prized old machines ;)

BTW the snow made it to Horicon, WI overnight. Only about a inch but its here

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Daverad
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Post by Daverad » Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:40 pm

used a honda gx390. I bent up new bars and did a tube motor mount which mounts from the bottom instead of the top but decided to plasma cut a new torsion box motor mount which I am working on now so rebuild is on again. will post pics again as I get more progress. I scratched the electric fuel pump in lieu of a pulse pump but still have electric start. We are suppose to get some snow starting in a hour but not enough to play in.

Hollywood
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Post by Hollywood » Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:16 pm

thats gonna be a great set up if its got the power, that honda is just under 12 horse im curious to see how it does. keep us posted for sure i might go that route to

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Post by Barrie2777 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:29 am

Many HUS-SKIs have been fitted with a Honda but this is the first ive seen in a Diablo. Great job and effort. We want to hear how it performs.

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Post by snocatpete » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:24 pm

I have seen a couple of Diablos converted to Hondas. One was a 503 and the other one a 502. I saw both of them for sale at different times. I too am very interested to see how a Diablo will perform with a Honda engine. This is a picture of a 502 that was for sale - I saved off the internet. It is from a year or so ago?? I didn't save a photo of the 503.
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