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Author Topic: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)  (Read 60463 times)

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Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #340 on: May 10, 2018, 10:00:51 »
Making a turbo kit yourself on these bikes is dead easy as long as you get yourself a carbon sealed turbo. Make sure you get a carbon sealed GT25 or GT28 with a ballbearing and even the low oilpressure shouldn't be much of an issue. For the oil-feed you can use the check plug behind the cylinder with a restrictor.

If you want to save yourself a lot of headache go for the biggest Mikuni flatslide you can find, which currently I think is a HSR48 and have a look at classic Mr. Turbo and ATP kits. Instead of the 70ies-style flat flanges, I'd do some V-band flanges instead as they seal nicer and align better.

You'll get away with up to around 7 or 8PSI on standard compression ratios and stock pistons. (Nothing fancy in that respect on my Turbo TR1, I can assure you!) If you want to go higher, turbo pistons and lowered compression are a must. Even though you might be able to sneak in the odd PSI by running a boost retarded ignition and water-meth injection, but really you're living on the edge by then and one thing going wrong basically means boom.
« Last Edit: May 10, 2018, 10:02:41 by der_nanno »
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Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #341 on: Jun 25, 2018, 16:09:07 »
Been riding this bike a lot. Had it down at Laguna Seca for WSBK and Moto America. Camped at the track, good times.

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Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #342 on: Aug 22, 2018, 22:06:20 »
Just read the entire post...what an awesome build!
Can you fill me in on the seat latch that you used? Thank ya much.

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Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #343 on: Aug 28, 2018, 03:29:17 »
Just read the entire post...what an awesome build!
Can you fill me in on the seat latch that you used? Thank ya much.

Jens

I don't remember exactly what i used, i just typed "atv seat latch" in ebay and picked one that looked like it would work.
something like this. too far back to look up, so i'm not sure.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1991-91-Suzuki-LT230E-LT230-QuadRunner-Seat-Latch-Release-Cable-Support-Bracket/312001798160?hash=item48a4c1a010:g:DvEAAOSwGwlaASJD&vxp=mtr
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Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #344 on: Aug 28, 2018, 07:24:14 »
I use them for most of my bikes, too.  GSXR pillion seat latches are usually what I get.  Same thing.  Certain model Kawasaki street bikes, like Ninjas use them too.

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Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #345 on: Jan 12, 2019, 04:44:04 »
It gets hot here in the summer, sitting in traffic a few times i could listen to the idle change as it started to overheat, a cooler probably wont help with that unless i get a small fan on there (maybe I will?) but I figure anything helps. I think this cooler is supposed to go concave forward but it fits better this way. Does this look stupid oriented this direction?

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Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #346 on: Jan 12, 2019, 11:15:26 »
Looking good and no it will also help at a standstill as there's more surface to dissipate the heat.
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Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #347 on: Jan 12, 2019, 19:03:30 »
Been riding this bike a lot.

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Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #348 on: Jan 12, 2019, 20:44:04 »
I like the cooler ( and the rest of the bike  8) ) I think it fits well with your chunky lower tree. I have found oil coolers to make a difference even in traffic. If it gets cold in winter with you maybe a thermostat would be a good idea. I like curves so Iʻm pleased to see a cooler with shape

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Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #349 on: Jan 12, 2019, 21:08:18 »
I like external oil coolers, they work.  I have one on the shovel, I'll be adding one to the commando at some point too.   Yours looks better the way you have it oriented.  I'd use a good thermostat for it too.
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