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post #1 of 27 Old 12-31-2009, 09:07 AM Thread Starter
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My first ride on my turbo'd bike

Got up this morning and looked out of the window, to my surprise it was quite dry with the odd damp patch on the ground I also checked the outside temperature in the car and it said 3.5c.......Looks like todays the day i thought
After giving the bike the once over i started it up and let it warm for a little while as it seems to run a little rough when cold, or it could just have been that there is a little oil left over in the turbo after the pump stopped draining yesterday and spewed oil out into the exhaust
So finally i put my gear on and sat on the bike, i slipped it into first gear and off i went .....Having not rode a bike for over 3 months I was quite apprehensive about going too quick too soon
I pulled up to a junction on my way to get some fuel and set off in first gear at a good pace, then slipped it into second and when the power started to come on the front just lifted with no real effort
After refueling i went for a nice little bimble around untill i came to a nice straight road, i had caught up some cars at this point and when it was clear i did the mirror, signal, manouver, routine
I was in second gear at this point and slipped it into third as i pulled out into the other lane, the motor was pulling strong and at about 7000rpm the front was in the air again It started to get higher and higher so i backed off a little, i changed up into fourth gear and as the power started to come on i backed off the throttle then wacked it open and up came the front
The bike is on standard gearing and just before i put the front down i saw 120mph on the speedo
Looks like it might take a little while getting used to this

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post #2 of 27 Old 12-31-2009, 09:28 AM
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thats awesome. what kind of turbo kit is it?

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post #3 of 27 Old 12-31-2009, 09:35 AM
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That's the good kind of getting used to!

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That sounds completely wicked!

Well, fire the engines! Spur this iron space-pony on!

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Sounds like a blast!

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Does sound like a blast, you need a video cam to catch your facial expressions while your riding.

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Sounds like that puppy is making some serious power!

Are your motor internals stock? How much boost are you running? Any concerns about the motor being able to hold together long term (5-10K miles)?

Sure sounds like fun..................

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Anyone wanna take bets on how long till the first turbo charged ticket arrives?

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Wow. This is the first real improvement to the 919 engine I've ever heard of.

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thats awesome. what kind of turbo kit is it?
Its a custom build t25/28 turbo running 5psi Only the clutch has been uprated so we will see how long the motor lasts!! just got to wait untill we have better weather now as its snowing today

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5psi seems like you should be fine, but we'll only know with time - and how hard you push it.

What did you decide on for fuel? (sorry if that was already asked)

Great job!

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How about a prequel.

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5psi seems like you should be fine, but we'll only know with time - and how hard you push it.

What did you decide on for fuel? (sorry if that was already asked)

Great job!
Its running on normal pump gas, the honda fuel pump and regulator have been junked for a walbro fuel pump and a begi fuel pressure regulator, its running with the standard fuel injectors too

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F'n sweet! Your bike looks familiar. Just to be sure you should post some quality pics of your bike and turbo.
Any dyno results? Plan to take it to the drag strip? Airfield? Launch into space?

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What swing arm are you running?

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Sounds like you had a blast! My first ride on a turbo bike was a blow-thru 900RR. I launched it and thought it was kinda lame..til around 6K and then it hit worse than any nitrous bike I've ever ridden. It was stretched 12" but still couldn't keep front wheel on the ground. Fuel injected bikes are supposed to be alot smoother..let's hope so for your sake. 5 psi shouldn't be a problem for your stock internals.

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What swing arm are you running?
I think he has a 600RR.

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post #18 of 27 Old 01-01-2010, 05:51 PM
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Man the sounds fun, I'm a little envioius. Are you considering regearing it? Seems like it would make it more streetable and you'd have more control...

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F'n sweet! Your bike looks familiar. Just to be sure you should post some quality pics of your bike and turbo.
Any dyno results? Plan to take it to the drag strip? Airfield? Launch into space?
If you look at the turbo english style thread you will see a video and the dyno sheet.........and yes it is a 03 cbr600rr swingarm i have fitted its been on there for about 3 years

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Ah yes. I did watch that vid. that is for sure the sweetest 919 I have ever seen. I like your aproach to getting a 160 hp naked bike. Much more enginuity that just pulling the fairings off a stock 160 hp bike
Still be great if you cold post some pics. I gotta see more details of this machine. And do keep us updated on how much fun it is to ride this beast.

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wheres the video?





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Yeah, show some more detailed pics. Are you dumping boost through exhaust or seperate pipe? If I owned a turbo'd bike (I actually have a blow-thru system for an RR) I'd have the loudest blowoff valve I could buy. Nothing in the world sounds sweeter than hearing that thing dumping some boost (especially after a burnout).

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Yeah, show some more detailed pics. Are you dumping boost through exhaust or seperate pipe? If I owned a turbo'd bike (I actually have a blow-thru system for an RR) I'd have the loudest blowoff valve I could buy. Nothing in the world sounds sweeter than hearing that thing dumping some boost (especially after a burnout).
With running so little boost i didnt bother with a blow off/dump valve.......while i like the noise these make i think it would get on your tits after a while Excess boost is going straight out the exhaust

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To each his own, but I don't think it would ever get on my nerves hearing that glorious sound. If turbos were consistent enough to bracket race, I would install system I have on my RR. It's for sale, but I haven't really been pushing advertising for it. For some reason, it's hard to let go.

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the bov does have a practical function too, allowing pressure to release upon slamming the throttle closed. My main bike has a tiny little hks unit mounted directly to the aluminum airbox, my 2nd bike has a turboXS T'd into the transfer pipe. The hks is pretty quiet, I haven't heard the other one yet as the bike's not finished but I'm expecting it to be more noticable.

cbr900racer77 - the guy who built my engine lives in Gallatin. Is that near you?

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Everytime you ride that bike you need to listen to this song on your ipod. Yeah I know, the song sucks, but you don't have a choice!

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the bov does have a practical function too, allowing pressure to release upon slamming the throttle closed. My main bike has a tiny little hks unit mounted directly to the aluminum airbox, my 2nd bike has a turboXS T'd into the transfer pipe. The hks is pretty quiet, I haven't heard the other one yet as the bike's not finished but I'm expecting it to be more noticable.

cbr900racer77 - the guy who built my engine lives in Gallatin. Is that near you?
yeah, Gallatin is a lil over an hour away from me.

XX motor in a 900 frame...Come get some.
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