V-Twin Motorcycle Engines Harley Davidson has been researching forced induction for its V-twin engines, as evidenced by a newly discovered patent.
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The design of the supercharged engine is quite simple and uses the packaging of the V-twin configuration. The belt-driven supercharger is located above the gearbox and behind the rear cylinder. It is located approximately where the oil tank would be on some older Harley-Davidson models.
System placement is pretty standard, but there’s more to it than just that…
So everything is pretty well known by now, the loader is driven by a belt that comes out of the crank and air is forced into the engine. What’s interesting about the Harley patent is the system’s method of tensioning the drive belt to the supercharger.
The self-tensioning system can be seen in Fig. 8 numbered 136
This is done by means of a spring that automatically adjusts the tension of the belt and points out the possible application of the product. While the system could later be used to help brands’ V-twin bikes meet emissions regulations, the auto-tension system could also make the supercharger the perfect replacement part to help customers later on from the sale. offer.
Harley-Davidson’s aftermarket parts business is nearly as large as new motorcycle sales. Almost every HD that comes out of a dealer will have some kind of add-on or additional change during the sales phase. Owners can opt for any number of styling, performance or practicality additions, and this performance-enhancing addition can be added to the long list as well.