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OK I give.. whatsa vire 7?

oh.... Vire 7 Marine Engine Home Page

that;s what was originally in it. not crazy about 2 stroke but it would be the easiest installation and $200 is a good price. it all depends on shipping costs, though. they are supposed to be simple and easy to work on, too.
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where the hell do they cost $200??????????????????????????????????

id take one in a minute down here! jajajaja
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Re: looking for past or present owners of 1970 through 73 cal 27s

honestly? i was searching this site for anything on a vire 7 and i came across an old thread and this member was saying he had one, if anyione was interested. it was an old post but i figured it was no harm asking if he still had it. could be the solution to the problem. if i can get it here. wisconsin is a ways away.
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Re: looking for past or present owners of 1970 through 73 cal 27s

well you having motorcycle experience, Im into bikes too old hondas especially... a vire 7, or in my case the 12 would be dandy in my book...

since this is what you had it would be the least hassle of all options...well I guess not compared to an outboard but still close...
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sounds a bit like lining up the enine and transmission on a big twin. what do you think about installing another vire?
Putting in another Vire in would be basically plug and play for you. No additional glass work to to. Whats your email addy? I'll send you a pdf of the VIRE 7.

Where in Wisconsin is the engine. If its by a great food place, I'll pop by and have a look at it for ya.
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that;s what was originally in it. not crazy about 2 stroke but it would be the easiest installation and $200 is a good price. it all depends on shipping costs, though. they are supposed to be simple and easy to work on, too.
I find my VIRE 7 underpowered and a serious polluter. (embarrassing puff of smoke every time she fires up) I will be replacing mine with a 2GM diesel.
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I uploaded the original brochure that came with my documentation into my albums if anyone wants to read about the VIRE 7
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sounds a bit like lining up the enine and transmission on a big twin. what do you think about installing another vire?
The transmission should come bolted onto the back of the engine. It's only about 7 inches long and look like part of the engine.
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I find my VIRE 7 underpowered and a serious polluter. (embarrassing puff of smoke every time she fires up) I will be replacing mine with a 2GM diesel.

i loved my 2gm, rock solid has some quircks but great...however puffs of smoke are the norm when blipping the throttle and sometimes on start up

black smoke not blue or anything bad....jejje
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i loved my 2gm, rock solid has some quircks but great...however puffs of smoke are the norm when blipping the throttle and sometimes on start up

black smoke not blue or anything bad....jejje
I've heard nothing but good things about the 2gm. Diesel right? The VIRE is supposed to be super reliable when its dialed in which mine hasn't been. Parts are difficult to get and getting a mechanic to work on it is like catching Santa going up the chimney. I have become an 'expert' on these motors because I had to; not because I wanted to. LOL
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