Polaris makes an ATV (4 wheeler) called The Sportsman 700 Twin EFI, that sounds like it might be about as close to cheap fuel injection that you will be able to find for an engine that size.
any idea on the estamated gas mileage you are going to be able to get? I should have a honda 600 at some point this year, the friend that I'm getting it from had some health problems and stoped returning phone calls for 6+ months.
When it came out the n600 was getting around 40mpg. I've heard of people getting it around 50mpg, but that's about as high as it will go in stock form. I think it would require EFI to get above that. The downside is that leaner mixture will cause excessive heat. Without water cooling I have no idea how to handle the heating problem.
I think the only real solution is to find another engine that will fit inside.
Just got it out today and put the newly rechromed bumped on it:
here's a picture of the new upholstery and interior:
Turns out the bumper supports are crooked, so I either need to get new ones or straighten it out. I'm guessing one of the previous owners crashed into something, which would explain the smashed bumpers and dents in the front.
I first went about trying to figure out why the turn signals don't work.
To understand how the n600 turn signals work you have to understand how a string of old christmas lights work. Remember what used to happen back in the 50s-80s when you pulled one bulb out? The entire string of lights went out. The same is true for the n600 turn signals. If one is out, they all are.
I wasn't sure if the problem was wiring or a dead bulb.
I connected a wire I found disconnected and then fired up the car to see if that solved it. It didn't.
I then took each bulb out and tested it with a multimeter to see if there was continuity. I dropped one bulb in the process and broke it.
Somehow taking all of the bulbs out and putting them back in did the trick.
Now for the fuel sender. My car always says, "empty," which is rather annoying. So I started by propping the back of the car up because there is almost zero room under that car.
The next step was to drain the gasoline. The drain bolt wouldn't come undone, so I had to siphon it.
Convinced the tank was empty, I decided to drop the gas tank. I first had to raise the car even higher because there was STILL no room under the car.
A few inches higher I finally dropped the tank and gas started pooring EVERYWHERE. Look like the tank wasn't empty after all.
Here is the tank. To give you an example of how small a 6 gallon tank is, I put my hat on top of it:
Long story short, the fuel sender is missing the top of the unit that has the wires coming off of it. I tried testing it with a mutlimeter but it kept acting funny. I either need to replace it or figure out a way to get it to work.
The plan is to get this car working and registered by the end of this coming week so that I can drive it while I'm doing my engine swap on the Civic.
With any luck I'll be taking out the entire exhaust tomorrow (rust and all) and replacing it with a clean exhaust that came with the car.