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ZOMBIE BIKE - March 22, 2016, 08:16 PM

So what tops your list with respect to an end of the world doomsday bike? Common attributes most would seek would be reliability, durability, range, stealth, cargo capacity, reasonable ground clearance....

what r u 2Cents

I'm thinking a 4 Stroke Honda 250 but this is grey area for me.


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March 22, 2016, 08:58 PM

Diesel.

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Diesel.

I was gonna say this. Due to the military's massive use of diesel/JP-8, along with the trucking industry, along with other easy substitutes in a pinch... I'd want a bike that ran on diesel.


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Along with a good portion of homes in northern climates. Heating oil = diesel.
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Diesel.

That's exactly what I was also going to post.
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I was gonna say this. Due to the military's massive use of diesel/JP-8, along with the trucking industry, along with other easy substitutes in a pinch... I'd want a bike that ran on diesel.

Downside is replacement parts for a niche engine. The diesel KLR gets great mpg so less need to stop for fuel, but when looking for fuel, regular gas is much easier to find.

I would think a regular KLR 650 or XR 650 would be best. Simple single cylinder air cooled engine and big enough to haul supplies down some single track trails.
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March 23, 2016, 07:35 AM

Electric bike and solar charger for short runs...
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March 23, 2016, 07:57 AM

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Electric bike and solar charger for short runs...
I thought about this. Super quiet is such a bonus when you're more vulnerable on a slowish 2 wheeled vehicle when anything goes. Figured next closest thing is a 4 Stroke with a super quiet restrictiveOEM exhaust

also in terms of scavenging id think gas over diesel.


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March 23, 2016, 04:41 PM

biggest question is how long with that fuel be stable.


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My thoughts were one could potentially siphon out of other cars...at some point lack of resources would make the bike unusable. FI bikes could get the nod here as they are better than a clogged carb.

At some point all the scavengable fuel would go bad unless you had some treated ... and even then its just a matter of time since that stash will run out.

Figured more along the lines of what bike would be best till you couldn't find fuel or it all was bad.


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You could take a carb apart on the side of the road and clean it out. Fuel injectors, not so much


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I was gonna say this. Due to the military's massive use of diesel/JP-8, along with the trucking industry, along with other easy substitutes in a pinch... I'd want a bike that ran on diesel.
This.
Second to that would be very little electronics. Anything related to running gear, fueling and spark, I want as close to full mechanical as possible.

It's doomsday. If the ECU, a chip, or something
else decides to take a crap - it's not as if a lot of troubleshooting computers and spare electronics are going to be easy to find. I can string together a throttle cable with wire. No such luck with a throttle by wire system if it's throwing all kinds of bad signals to the injectors.










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March 23, 2016, 11:02 PM

You guys really think gas is easier to find than diesel?

Let me remind you that this is a zombie apocalypse scenario.. regular gas stations won't be operating. ALL large machinery runs on diesel, and they have big tanks.. I have a few hundred gallons in my basement right now, as do just about all of my neighbors. Diesel also lasts waaay longer than gas. Raid some restaurants/ grocery stores for oil too.
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March 24, 2016, 06:45 AM

I love bikes, but in a SHTF situation? I'll take 4 wheels. Or more.

Definitely diesel. It super stable, lasts way longer, and can be found in huge quantities. There are 6 or 7 10,000 gallon tanks of diesel behind my office at work. AT home I'm near Ft. Mead. Lots of diesel stored there as well.

If it's just zombies, I might go electric. But generally I worry more about EMPs. In which case mechanical is the way to go.


Then again... That's just me.

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