desmo head perhaps less work if you could use the liner unmodified ....
More like a conventional engine with a crankcase, barrel and head Bushie?
I have not explored that possibility, not sure how the barrel would attach?
no springs to work against right?
Yes that is what I was thinking tourist, The weight of the 1098/1198 heads would also be interesting to know. The 1198 barrel is a surprisingly heavy 3kg.
still confused as to your plan
Well so am I Goose
The 1198 head valve sizes are 43.5 inlet and 35.5 exhaust.
Although the smaller valved 1098 42 inlet 34mm exhaust, may be more suited for a single cylinder.
The valve drive would have to be changed to a chain + gear drive, I think that would be the easiest option.
Or I could use the less available ie expensive Husky 510/630 head which has the inlet at a more Husaberg friendly angle, but that has small valves 37 inlet and 32? exhausts, I have not been able to find out how much bigger valves can be fitted to that head, but would most likely have to move valve centres and seats (if possible) to get 40mm+ inlets, Xray eyes would be handy. I like the simple design of this head compared to the Ducati possibly lighter as well.
The 510/630 stud holes are frustratingly close to the Husaberg`s as well.[IMG]
Keep the thoughts coming good to get ideas.