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Old 02-12-2011, 07:10 PM   #81
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It feels like two lifetimes ago but I was a race car fabricator/engineer as a young guy, six years in motorsports, including Indycar. As fifty gets closer I, like many, seem drawn to revisit what was fun decades before. That's a big part of the reason for turboing a bike that was already near perfection. Anyway, back to the build.

A turbo inlet flange was cut from 3/8 plate. Unfortunately its mild steel so it will need some coating. I didn't want to loose the weekend to get stainless.

The header was extended back towards the turbo.


This piece will get sectioned later for a slip joint. On a V motor there must be a way to separate the pipes.

Here the tire clearance is being checked with a straight edge. I really cut it close by tucking the turbo in this tight. Its not as bad as looks here though. The straightedge is leaning well forward of the closest point.

Current Stable : 950SM Turbo! GSXR1000 RT-P1100 VFR800 RXC620 motard EXC520 CR500AF CRF450R Plated! CR250

Past stable : 90 +

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