Orgoth225 wrote:Well its decided, even on how well I like the flattie in my chang, for long travel I think a BMW transplant might be useful. Anyone here with a transplant? I know that the final drive will take the extra hp but how do long term owners like their reliability'/parts availability?
I'm on my second conversion and I think they're fantastic. I was very happy with my Ural/R80--Bural did that conversion--and I am very happy with my Dnepr/R80 which I did myself. Asking about conversions on this board will get you a million answers, mostly from people who've never seen/touched/ridden one, much less have the knowledge necessary to give you solid advice. I could tell you a bunch about converting an MT-16, a wee bit about converting a Ural, and absolutely nothing about converting a CJ, so don't listen to any technical advice I give. I'd highly suggest you find some folk that have done BMW/Chang conversions and hear what they have to say. Have you tried the Chang Jiang Unlimited Yahoo group? That's a pretty active CJ board, I'd imagine you'll find some people there who're familiar with converting CJs.