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Boss Hoss BHC-3 502

Boss Hoss

Boss currently offers motorcycles and equipped with either a block or big block V8 engine a semi-automatic transmission with They also offer a of accessories for their bikes and

Despite a car-sized 8.5-US-gallon gas tank, the bikes only get distance on a single tank, due to (0.094 L/km) maximum gas mileage for the block and 18 mpg-US (0.13 L/km) gas mileage for the big block. The trikes an additional 3.5 US gallons (13 l) of


From the creation in the Boss Hoss bikes all kit bikes meaning a frame and equipment were shipped to the from Boss Hoss. The was then responsible for adding own engine and additional touches allowed them to customize the In 1996 Boss Hoss to manufacture the bikes from own factory and headquarters located in TN.

From that point no kit bikes were sold. The kit were titled as BHC-2 while the factory built were titled as BHC-3 The titling difference made a difference with insurance due to liability concerns.

In 1996 the Chevrolet ZZ4 350 cubic (5.7 liter) block was the issue engine in the bikes. The ZZ4 is a crate motor designed and by Chevrolet that creates (265 kW) standard power to the at approximately 6000 rpm. The block is primarily made of iron while the heads are

A factory option for the bike includes a GM hot cam which replaces the pushrods, rocker arms, and in the heads for a new total power of (287 kW).

In 2000, Boss added the Stud Hoss to line-up which includes a 502ci ([8.2 liter]) big block with 502 hp standard power. The Stud has been a very popular with bike owners.

In and 1998 models years Hoss offered a 4.0 Chevrolet V6 in the bikes. They narrowed and the frame for the conversion but sold few bikes due to the popularity of the larger engines.

The torque produced by engines while at a stop is for a more violent pull to the when revved up quickly. The is not evident when the bike is in

The engines have always mounted longitudinally, with the pointed to the back of the bike. You find the same configuration in all traditional rear wheel V8 vehicles such as the Corvette, or Hot-Rods.

Fairly common modifications for a Boss Hoss are kits, blowers, turbos, injection, and camshaft changes.

The first Boss Hosses included a one-speed manual with a standard motorcycle clutch. The bikes used a 10 spline 12 disc ceramic plate all hooked to a worm drive box that had an attached The first bikes were driven but changed to 1.5 wide belts in the early 1990s. The of the gear box used was 1:1.5.

In a one-speed semi-automatic transmission was for the motorcycles that utilized a converter. In 2001, a one-speed transmission with overdrive standard with a heel-toe and a reverse gear.

Most Hoss owners believe the made by Nesco, has been the link in the design of the bike. additional measures have taken to increase the strength of the by installing hardened planetaries and seals.

Boss Hoss trikes always offered a three-speed transmission with a real gear.


Early Hoss releases were cumbersome and unfinished. The bikes difficult to ride, and were considered an expensive novelty. they were fitting a automotive motor onto a frame, they found stuck between using from the Harley Davidson and the muscle car aftermarket.

They stuck somewhere between and Edelbrock and this left the with an unbalanced appearance as as unbalanced hardware capabilities.

models were almost as for their jury rigged as they were for their girth and conspicuous V8 engine. often had substantial amounts of tape around the manifold and exhaust as well as ad hoc heat that appeared to be reused other applications. The distributor was situated directly in front of the and there were numerous finish flaws.

Also, the large radiator was for its boxiness and lack of ornamentation on an otherwise curvy and stylish

In the late 1990s, a new custom chromoly frame helped a lot of the visual balance issues and solutions to a lot of the mechanical balance The heat shielding issues solved and the large radiator was up with chrome screens and The radiator is still the Boss weakest aesthetic feature, but has been vast improvement.

The models dress up the enormous as well as or better than the smaller radiators of other manufacturers.

Current models all the details of high end custom like braided lines, wiring, and a chrome swingarm. also have custom parts that only Hoss bikes use, chrome heat shields for V8 as well as Boss Hoss gauges.

They have lengthened the bike over the going up to a 78 inch (198 cm) in the late 1990s to an 82 inch cm) wheelbase for the 502 model in the mid-2000s. allows for a lower seat since the seat is more of the rear wheel. The lower height helps stabilize the for smaller riders.

At 1300 lb (590 kg) they are the heaviest bikes in production, three times the weight of all sport bikes, and almost times the weight of the 341 lb 2007 CBR600RR. However, they are about four times as and unlikely to wheelie under acceleration.

Boss Hoss BHC-3 502


From early in their history, Hoss has sold trikes rear ends designed to like smaller facsimiles of Corvettes, 57 Chevys, 32 Low-boy hot or other distinctive cars. At point, the Corvette rear end was and replaced with a 2000 truck rear end. As of the trikes have a new three-speed that takes advantage of the stability and rear axle of a configuration.


For many Boss Hoss sold bikes with a motorcycle tire and an automotive rear This is one area where the aftermarket has come closer to the car market, and Boss Hoss is now to offer properly rounded, and sufficiently large, motorcycle for the rear end. The only that has been certified to be on a Boss Hoss is the Avon


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