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Forum: Vendors 03-02-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 812
Views: 198,766
Posted By Turbo Ghost
That which will not bend must break!

That which will not bend must break!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 10,705
Posted By Turbo Ghost
I like to throw a little bit in for the well-read...

I like to throw a little bit in for the well-read among us!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 10,705
Posted By Turbo Ghost
I completely forgot about that! My Kenworth had...

I completely forgot about that! My Kenworth had about 2,400Ft.lbs of pulling power but, on some hills with a full load my 0-60 was never! Don't know how I ever survived!?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 10,705
Posted By Turbo Ghost
It always cracked me up when people said there's...

It always cracked me up when people said there's no way you can ever use that much power on the street! My turbo bike had over 200HP at the rear wheel and I used every bit of it most every day. Not...
Forum: The Garage 02-25-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 638,366
Posted By Turbo Ghost
Whatever you do don't ever use brake cleaner to...

Whatever you do don't ever use brake cleaner to clean your metals before you apply any kind of heat to them!
http://www.brewracingframes.com/safety-alert-brake-cleaner--phosgene-gas.html
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 14,760
Posted By Turbo Ghost
I really do want to shake those idiots by the...

I really do want to shake those idiots by the ears when I see them rolling smoke! They have no damn clue how much power they could make if they didn't send it all down the pipe! My rig made over 10...
Forum: Airheads 02-09-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 14,760
Posted By Turbo Ghost
On average with motorcycles you can expect 9-11HP...

On average with motorcycles you can expect 9-11HP per pound of boost. If you were running 10psi you would be between 90-110hp. At 20psi 180-220hp. As you approach the higher levels you start...
Forum: Airheads 02-03-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 14,760
Posted By Turbo Ghost
I was fine for quite a while. I bought a KLR650...

I was fine for quite a while. I bought a KLR650 and was just as capable of keeping up with the sportbikes where I ride in the tight stuff. The straights were a different matter! I'm definitely...
Forum: Airheads 02-02-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 14,760
Posted By Turbo Ghost
I had an 84 Kawasaki 750Turbo. It was...

I had an 84 Kawasaki 750Turbo. It was uh....slightly modified :evil I was running over 200RWHP. I ran race fuel only and actually carried an extra 3 liters with me to my regular hang outs as it was...
Forum: Airheads 02-02-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 14,760
Posted By Turbo Ghost
Fascinating and well-built set-up you've got...

Fascinating and well-built set-up you've got there! I never saw any comments about what compression you're running? I'm not very familiar with the BMW engines so, I don't know what they are stock. ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-02-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 908
Views: 58,833
Posted By Turbo Ghost
I used to use the fog city visor inserts. At 15*...

I used to use the fog city visor inserts. At 15* below 0 fahrenheit, I could blow on the visor and it wouldn't fog! They are however very, very delicate! The scratch incredibly easy but, work...
Forum: The Garage 01-06-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 221,987
Posted By Turbo Ghost
I know it's a Harbor Freight thread but, Autozone...

I know it's a Harbor Freight thread but, Autozone has little Cree(ish) single AA flashlights 2 for $5! They used to have black ones that were really good but, now they have silver/aluminum ones that...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8,433
Views: 2,378,345
Posted By Turbo Ghost
We always adjusted valves on car engines with the...

We always adjusted valves on car engines with the engine running. I used to have some clips that went on the front of the rocker arms that covered the oil jet so it would just run down rather than...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8,433
Views: 2,378,345
Posted By Turbo Ghost
If I were guessing (which I am) I would think...

If I were guessing (which I am) I would think there is an eccentric shaft running through the valves that either tighten or loosen the tension according to the direction of your effort.
Of course, I...
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 57,844
Posted By Turbo Ghost
I see it now! Had to look back and forth between...

I see it now! Had to look back and forth between the two to see the differences.
Forum: Face plant 12-16-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,919
Posted By Turbo Ghost
Contact the helmet manufacturer and give them the...

Contact the helmet manufacturer and give them the details of your wreck. They will likely want the helmet for research purposes and might send you a free replacement! A friend did that and I...
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 503
Views: 57,844
Posted By Turbo Ghost
If it's an H2 why does it have the H2R bodywork?

If it's an H2 why does it have the H2R bodywork?
Forum: 2 smokers 12-12-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,429
Posted By Turbo Ghost
Don't feel bad! Mine's got so many air leaks you...

Don't feel bad! Mine's got so many air leaks you can put your hand over the carb inlet and it will still run! Don't know when I'll get the chance to rebuild it!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 36,134
Views: 9,413,979
Posted By Turbo Ghost
I heard the judge didn't even look at the 27 8X10...

I heard the judge didn't even look at the 27 8X10 color glossy photographs with the circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one explaining what each one was to be used as evidence...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-05-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,600
Posted By Turbo Ghost
Those seem very intriguing! The odd thing is on...

Those seem very intriguing! The odd thing is on Amazon they list one at $38 and a pair at $84! I think I would just buy two rather than the matched pair!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-26-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10,245
Views: 2,150,504
Posted By Turbo Ghost
Spokes are like dozens of tiny shock-absorbers. ...

Spokes are like dozens of tiny shock-absorbers. They can flex without breaking and if they do get out of whack they can be trued. They are also lighter generally.
Mags have no give and would...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 36,134
Views: 9,413,979
Posted By Turbo Ghost
Ah, gravity-cavity/the bowl! My favorite spot on...

Ah, gravity-cavity/the bowl! My favorite spot on the whole road! It'll definitely test your suspension and your skill!
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 57,844
Posted By Turbo Ghost
That's the key! Forced induction will give it a...

That's the key! Forced induction will give it a huge torque advantage over anything else out there! The torque curve isn't exactly going to be a torque curve either! It's going to be a ramp...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,600
Posted By Turbo Ghost
I used the battery packs from radio shack for AA...

I used the battery packs from radio shack for AA batteries. 8 in one housing is 12V and it uses a 9V connector so it was easy to wire up! Saved us from having to do re-shoots on another day!
...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,600
Posted By Turbo Ghost
Before I got my mounts, I put the lights on my...

Before I got my mounts, I put the lights on my halogen light stand and used them on set with a battery pack when we didn't have access to power to light our scenes! Very handy items!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,548
Posted By Turbo Ghost
I started on a 1981 Suzuki GN400 and gradually...

I started on a 1981 Suzuki GN400 and gradually moved up through displacements to a 1984 Kawasaki Turbo750 with over 200HP at the rear wheel. All those bikes were great and fun in their own ways. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,600
Posted By Turbo Ghost
They're definitely heavy but, my mounts can...

They're definitely heavy but, my mounts can handle the weight. Heck, they could handle MY weight! I'll try to get some pics tonight after work. For what I paid and what they've already been...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,600
Posted By Turbo Ghost
I bought a pair of these for my KLR....

I bought a pair of these for my KLR....
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 503
Views: 57,844
Posted By Turbo Ghost
I have to say I think the exhaust sound was...

I have to say I think the exhaust sound was better and actually quieter on the H2R than on the H2. The H2 had that high pitched shriek that I think non-motorcyclists will find harsh and offensive...
Forum: Vendors 11-12-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 198,766
Posted By Turbo Ghost
I've got to throw my hat in on the rectangular...

I've got to throw my hat in on the rectangular mirror idea! I like rectangular mirrors because you can have a wider field of vision without having to include so much sky.
As for the design, I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-30-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 908
Views: 58,833
Posted By Turbo Ghost
In regards to another cold period, the blizzard...

In regards to another cold period, the blizzard of 1991 was a good one! I was living in Johnson City and working in Kingsport. All I had was a 1983 920 Virago. I worked graveyard and left home...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-30-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 908
Views: 58,833
Posted By Turbo Ghost
I remember that day well! It was a Saturday! My...

I remember that day well! It was a Saturday! My dad was asleep after working graveyard and I was watching the Saturday morning shows when my girlfriend called me and suggested I try to come over as I...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-15-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,301
Posted By Turbo Ghost
I had a similar problem with mine. It would...

I had a similar problem with mine. It would start fine but, would take no load at all. Turned out to be the petcock! It wasn't flowing like it should and was barely keeping the bowl supplied. ...
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 503
Views: 57,844
Posted By Turbo Ghost
I do miss mine!

I do miss mine!
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 503
Views: 57,844
Posted By Turbo Ghost
Any forced induction engine DESIGNED for it will...

Any forced induction engine DESIGNED for it will have a lower compression ratio. IIRC, 8.25:1 Was mentioned for this engine. You still need higher octane due to the heat generated by the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 57,844
Posted By Turbo Ghost
Looks a little familiar! When I saw the pic of...

Looks a little familiar! When I saw the pic of the R version I wet myself a little. Oh How I want one!
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 57,844
Posted By Turbo Ghost
Yeah, the centrifugal superchargers are something...

Yeah, the centrifugal superchargers are something of a middle-ground between blowers and turbos. They're a bit better off the line but, they have a particular zone they are dialed-in for. Granted,...
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 57,844
Posted By Turbo Ghost
I have very few pics of it as it spent more time...

I have very few pics of it as it spent more time apart than on the road. Building for power can be a tad addictive! I couldn't tell you how many times I had that engine apart! Here's a pic at the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 503
Views: 57,844
Posted By Turbo Ghost
The comment about 300hp on the Revzilla site was...

The comment about 300hp on the Revzilla site was referencing a possible race version. This would follow right along with past practice regarding factory turbo bikes. The original ZX750E1 and E2 had...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 36,134
Views: 9,413,979
Posted By Turbo Ghost
I'm thinking of selling mine to get a smaller...

I'm thinking of selling mine to get a smaller bike! I'll be happy to put it in your hands! :D
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