I had a 73 294 and sold it this year. Was a great sled that kids loved to ride. With my daughter (11) drivng it that thing could fly. I got a 81 Citation SS for them this year. Really miss the sled, but with 8 other sleds something had to go.
yo machzzzz1 i had an old 294 also. That was my first ride. It lasted a very long time. It started breaking down vere since my bro blew a hole straght through the piston. The latter i revved it up on the ice and it was done.
I HAVE A 294 SILVER BULLET MOTOR SITTING ON MY GARAGE RIGHT NOW. IT HAS DUAL 'HL' CARBS ON IT AND I CAN'T WAIT TO GET IT IN AND GIVE IT A RIP. I ALSO HAVE THE SILVER BULLET IN THE GARAGE TOO BUT IT HAS BEEN SITTING IN A BARN FOR PROBABLY 15 YEARS AND WILL NEED RESTORING BEFORE I RUN IT. THE MOTOR STILL RUNS THOUGH. THE SLED WAS PUT AWAY BECAUSE OF A BLOWN TRACK AND WAS NEVER FIXED. I FINALLY FOUND A TRACK FOR IT SO HOPEFULLY THIS SUMMER I'LL GET AT IT.
I think you'll find the carbs on the 294s are actually HR units. The bore on the HLs were only about the size of a quarter. I've got a '67 Oly with an HL on the 247 single. Talk about a small piston, take a look at the 250cc twin they used in the Elans for a while. Or the small RVs (free airs). The 295 blizzard triples are a masterpiece too!!
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