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post #1 of 30 Old 12-21-2009, 05:16 AM Thread Starter
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919 Turbo????

Has anyone tried the Wave Engineering 919 Turbo kit?

If so hows it functioning? Hows the bike holding up to the power? How is the install of the the kit? Any info would be awesome.

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post #2 of 30 Old 12-21-2009, 08:52 AM
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There are two that i know of....one blow up....dont know why and the other had issues he said...if you go back a few pages you will see a thread

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I haven't heard anything out of Wave Engineering in a long while.
They bought my stock cans off of eBay a while back, about that time Bill came in here to WT & introduced himself, there were a couple of threads about turbos, & then *poof*.... gone.

That's my perspective anyways. Hope they're still kickin'
I have no desire to get one, but I sure like to see projects like that succeed.

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Wasn't there a thread just like this a while back. . . anyway, the turbo kit Bill over at Wave makes is great, loads of predictable power, but be sure to keep all of your connections secure and listen to Bill because fixing a blown motor is a pain and takes forever since not many people blow these bikes up. I haven't gotten my bike running right since I had problems, but I also haven't been moving too fast since it got real cold I wasn't a huge fan of the idea of riding a turbo naked on freezing cold roads. I'll keep you guys updated when anything happens. Just be sure to not let me blowing up my bike cause reserves on buying the system, Bill is super easy to work with, and the kit does exactly what he said it would.

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Wasn't there a thread just like this a while back. . . anyway, the turbo kit Bill over at Wave makes is great, loads of predictable power, but be sure to keep all of your connections secure and listen to Bill because fixing a blown motor is a pain and takes forever since not many people blow these bikes up. I haven't gotten my bike running right since I had problems, but I also haven't been moving too fast since it got real cold I wasn't a huge fan of the idea of riding a turbo naked on freezing cold roads. I'll keep you guys updated when anything happens. Just be sure to not let me blowing up my bike cause reserves on buying the system, Bill is super easy to work with, and the kit does exactly what he said it would.
Did you you blow your engine???

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Yeah, do to not watching connections close enough and just being stupid I got some pre-detonation and messed up two of the pistons pretty bad. Totally a noob mistake of having too much fun and not paying enough attention.

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I did the other system and my bike is still running very well. I''m going to re-adapt it to my PCIII using a universal hub and MAP Sensor and then get it re-tuned. I think that will correct some of the little annoyances I don't like.

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I did the other system and my bike is still running very well. I''m going to re-adapt it to my PCIII using a universal hub and MAP Sensor and then get it re-tuned. I think that will correct some of the little annoyances I don't like.
What system are you runnin??? Aren't you gonna have to run a Power Commander of one vareity or another??

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The left side exhuast dosent it get hot?? or is it out of the way

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By the other kit he means the other one from Wave (Bill has sold two). . . the kit comes with a GenIII made by dobeck. The exhaust gets hot, but there is a heat shield on it and you can barely tell through jeans, but it is too hot for shorts (but you shouldn't be riding any bike, especially a turbo bike with shorts on)

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If I was to ever turbo a bike, I think I'd just build the kit myself. New turbos go pretty cheap on ebay (just watch for the chinese knockoffs) A lil exhaust fabbing, good aftermarket standalone (like megasquirt)..and you're done. (Okay, it's not really THAT simple...but it wouldn't be all that hard either). When I bought my RR to dragrace I started to go turbo but chose nitrous instead. I still have the blow-thru turbo setup, just no need for it. I still bracket race some and turbos are anything but consistent. just my .02

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If I was to ever turbo a bike, I think I'd just build the kit myself. New turbos go pretty cheap on ebay (just watch for the chinese knockoffs) A lil exhaust fabbing, good aftermarket standalone (like megasquirt)..and you're done. (Okay, it's not really THAT simple...but it wouldn't be all that hard either). When I bought my RR to dragrace I started to go turbo but chose nitrous instead. I still have the blow-thru turbo setup, just no need for it. I still bracket race some and turbos are anything but consistent. just my .02
You must be running a wet kit who's set up are you using and how often do you fill bottles what size kit are you runnin(H.P.) I did NOS in my 'CUDA I was hittin the button alot so filling the bottle was all the time.

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Turbo 919 is rare and with wave kit a sleeper. you cant really see it. That adds to the cool factor.

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Turbo 919 is rare and with wave kit a sleeper. you cant really see it. That adds to the cool factor.
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You must be running a wet kit who's set up are you using and how often do you fill bottles what size kit are you runnin(H.P.) I did NOS in my 'CUDA I was hittin the button alot so filling the bottle was all the time.
yes, wet kit. NOS components. Get about 4 passes (1/8) out of 2lb bottle running 60 shot (20/24). Sold NOS kit, replacing it with Speedtech (soon as budget allows).

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I have Megasquirted my old bike, Yamaha FJ1200 with ITB of a GSXR600 and a MSIIv3.
and a innovative broadband lambda sensor LM-1, I had it running and did all the tuning my selv and with this setup you know exactly where you are playing ... regarding to mixture.

So the detonation seems to be a result of running to lean, and properly becourse the compression wasnt lowered?

and If I had the time again to hook up a new set - I properly would do it, even with a turbo - I (as a non mechanic) learned a lot about engines and fueling but - well for me it wasnt that hard to get running

gained som 25+HP and 20nm

- But I think I would look into a sprintex kompressor ....

But I agree on the hidden factor ... makes it very cool - especialy becourse its illegal in Denmark ...

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But I agree on the hidden factor ... makes it very cool - especialy becourse its illegal in Denmark ...

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I guess my thought is by the time you spend the time and money to add a turbo to your 919, you could just get a cbr1000rr, and turn it into a street fighter... But, to each their own...

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I guess my thought is by the time you spend the time and money to add a turbo to your 919, you could just get a cbr1000rr, and turn it into a street fighter... But, to each their own...
Yeah but it's so much more fun to blow the doors on some unsuspecting showoff on a 1000RR and watch his face when realizes he just kicked by little cheap naked bike.

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Yeah but it's so much more fun to blow the doors on some unsuspecting showoff on a 1000RR and watch his face when realizes he just kicked by little cheap naked bike.
Yeah, I'll go along with that. :001_smile:

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Alright, bike is all back together and running great. List of mods: bore .25mm, JE pistons, 4 degree timing retard, turbo at 8 psi . . . renthal bars, integrated tail light, boost and a/f gauges. The problem with getting it fixed was a broken ground wire in the stock ECU. If this had anything to do with the original problem or not will probably never be known, I am just happy to have my Honda Hornet 925T back and running. Dyno guy didn't want to run it hard until after I had some more miles on the new pistons, so I will have numbers in a few hundred miles . . . now only if my gravel driveway wasn't covered in snow . . .

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Alright, bike is all back together and running great. List of mods: bore .25mm, JE pistons, 4 degree timing retard, turbo at 8 psi . . . renthal bars, integrated tail light, boost and a/f gauges. The problem with getting it fixed was a broken ground wire in the stock ECU. If this had anything to do with the original problem or not will probably never be known, I am just happy to have my Honda Hornet 925T back and running. Dyno guy didn't want to run it hard until after I had some more miles on the new pistons, so I will have numbers in a few hundred miles . . . now only if my gravel driveway wasn't covered in snow . . .
So whats your compression with the JE's?
And final boost numbers? 10+?

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Keep us posted of how its running BWOSO.
I have just recieved my J.E pistons from wave yesterday...they are now at the machine shop so i should have them back in a week!!
The compression ratio is lowered from 10.80 to 10.25 i think.

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Sounds right Woodie. I am around 7.5-8 right now, planning on going up closer to 9 depending on A/F while on the dyno. The bike has plenty more power than I should have, and blowing the motor is pretty much a horrible thing to do, so I will stay a little low to ensure a functioning motor. If someone ships me some compatible injectors I will run more boost, but all of the ideas so far on more fuel seem a little involved for the return (kinda like putting a turbo on a naked bike, I know.)

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Have you done anything to help the motor breathe?

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I have pretty much everything straight from WAVE, including exhaust, both upgrades, and two gauges (boost and a/f). I would say that an A/F gauge is something I would not run this bike without. I just got back from a nice ride and I know that my bike it hitting where I want it to at every rpm and every boost level. . . . that was the long answer, the short would be yes, a hollowed out stock pipe.

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When i said breathe, i meant venting the crankcase pressure....i know you have the new pistons and boost pressures are quite low so maybe blow by will not be an issue...........Some times you find out when it starts to leak oil

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I have a crank case breather with filter. . . nothing more than that.

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Cool- I emailed wave a few months back, but decided instead of that kind of money into the 9er I should be happy and buy a 3rd bike for serious touring like a st1300.

But if the wife says Im stuck with 2 bikes I may upgrade to the wave turbo.

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