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View Poll Results: Do you own a motorcycle?
Yes, and I ride whenever possible 80 73.39%
No, but I used to, and I miss it every day! 15 13.76%
No, never have, but maybe someday 12 11.01%
Motorcycles are death traps!! 2 1.83%
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April 9th, 2011, 01:06 PM   #81
 
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I hear ya, Bro!

The Siren Song, "BOOOOOST!!!!!!" echoes in my dreams anytime I've been working on the bike.



I don't have unlimited $ to throw at it. Besides, after fucking around for nearly a year, I just want to get the damn thing on the road!



The stock turbo can't deliver much more than ~135+ rear wheel HP, so big Wiesco's 815cc kit won't really help right now. Later, when/if I upgrade the turbo, changing the pistons will also allow me to blow more than ~15PSI, which is the detonation limit for the stock bike/pistons. (The intercooler might allow a few more pounds.)



Surprisingly, the stock crank and block are hunky-dory way past 200HP. Apart from clutch springs, there's nothing beneath the base gasket that needs fixing until you're in the 250+ range. They really built this thing!





I'll be putting around at "Stage 2" from 750turbo.com for the foreseeable future. (Or until I win the lottery!)
What octane petrol can you easily buy where you live. The best i can get is 99ron. With that im ok with 1.3 1.4 bar but i do have an intercooler with ic water spray. Probably get more if i fitted a front mount ic. What type of crank do you have, is it a built up (roller bearing) or a cast crank? kwack con rods are normally very good. A set of good cyclinder studs is not to expensive and worth while. Something like APE chrome moly. Also i found the cometric head gaskets very good.
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April 9th, 2011, 01:42 PM   #82
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What octane petrol can you easily buy where you live. The best i can get is 99ron. With that im ok with 1.3 1.4 bar but i do have an intercooler with ic water spray. Probably get more if i fitted a front mount ic. What type of crank do you have, is it a built up (roller bearing) or a cast crank? kwack con rods are normally very good. A set of good cyclinder studs is not to expensive and worth while. Something like APE chrome moly. Also i found the cometric head gaskets very good.




What do you now about octane boosters? Do any of them really do a dang thing? I haven't looked at the gas situation, and am not planning to run anything more exotic than 92 Premium day in and day out. When I wind up on a dyno and/or track day, I'll probably want something a little more robust. I'd want to be able to crank the boost controller to allow as much as the turbo can deliver.





The crank runs plain bearings, is one piece, and is, I think, forged. There are no press-fit pieces to spin, as found on the old Zooks of the era. I've never heard of con-rod problems with a relatively mild hop-up - as you say, they're tough critters.



How is your intercooler set up? If it's not in the front radiator area, where is it located? Maybe a hood scoop?
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What do you now about octane boosters? Do any of them really do a dang thing? I haven't looked at the gas situation, and am not planning to run anything more exotic than 92 Premium day in and day out. When I wind up on a dyno and/or track day, I'll probably want something a little more robust. I'd want to be able to crank the boost controller to allow as much as the turbo can deliver.





The crank runs plain bearings, is one piece, and is, I think, forged. There are no press-fit pieces to spin, as found on the old Zooks of the era. I've never heard of con-rod problems with a relatively mild hop-up - as you say, they're tough critters.



How is your intercooler set up? If it's not in the front radiator area, where is it located? Maybe a hood scoop?
Yeah i have a Top mount inter cooler hence the bonnet scoop. There quite large on the newage scoobs and i believe in normal road conditions work better that front mount. You can squeeze more bhp with a front mount tho.



I dont know if your octane rating is different from ours but if its 92 ron it will det its tits off. Mine need's 98 or higher.

I use Millers octane booster and it works, Millers cvl turbo which can raise the octane number by 4 points.

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We use a crazy 'AKI' octane rating that is the average of the RON and MON values. In general, AKI + ~5 = RON, our 92 is your 97 or so. I can always turn the boost down, but that's no fun! Running an air cooled motor in Aridzona in the summer, I may need to add octane booster to every tank. I'm sure I'll have to fart around with it...





Thanks for the Millers report. I don't see any on Fleabay, so it may not be available over here. Gotta ask around and see what's what.
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We use a crazy 'AKI' octane rating that is the average of the RON and MON values. In general, AKI + ~5 = RON, our 92 is your 97 or so. I can always turn the boost down, but that's no fun! Running an air cooled motor in Aridzona in the summer, I may need to add octane booster to every tank. I'm sure I'll have to fart around with it...





Thanks for the Millers report. I don't see any on Fleabay, so it may not be available over here. Gotta ask around and see what's what.
Im just about to try and fit this bigger turbo, might be a bit of a squeese but where theres a will theres a way



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2008 CBR1000.



My first track day high side my RC51. That's on YouTube.



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2008 CBR1000.



My first track day high side my RC51. That's on YouTube.



Ouch, much damage ?
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Ouch, much damage ?


Just body work and some controls. Bad part had frame sliders was to lazy to put theme on last minute. That thought me a lesson about being lazy.
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April 10th, 2011, 03:27 PM   #89
 
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Just body work and some controls. Bad part had frame sliders was to lazy to put theme on last minute. That thought me a lesson about being lazy.
I worked in a motorcycle main dealers and i wrote off several bikes due to frames sliders / bobbins. quite often they were the cause of the frame being bent on impact. Save the plastic and bend the frame !
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The sliders would have saved a lot of expensive plastic in that wreck.
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