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Old 02-14-2011, 06:32 AM   #1
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Kawasaki kz650 Turbo project

Hi all, figured i'd share my project. A few months back, member Garthe offered up a turbo for sale. I ended up getting as i've always wanted a turbo bike. Thanks Garthe!!! Anyway, I just found a nice kz650 that i'm probably going to use.......I have very little time but will try to post step by step of the install.
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Old 02-14-2011, 07:57 AM   #2
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This is going to be good...

I'm glad your moving forward Mike...

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Old 02-14-2011, 08:05 AM   #3
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a friend of mine built a turbo kz650 a few years back. that thing was a monster even with just a little boost.
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Old 02-14-2011, 09:54 AM   #4
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I just picked up a Turbo GPz750 and a fellow inmate is picking her up for me tomorrow! Gotta love turbo bikes. Good luck with your project, and keep us up-to-date.
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Old 02-14-2011, 10:43 AM   #5
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Hey Jim, hope all is well. This project might take some time but who knows. Got a buddy giving a hand so that helps.


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a friend of mine built a turbo kz650 a few years back. that thing was a monster even with just a little boost.
Thats just what I wanted to hear!!

Here's a pic when I 1st got it:
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Old 02-14-2011, 11:11 AM   #6
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:53 PM   #7
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Well, unless I have gone insane, that is not a turbo 650. And Kawasaki, did they even make a 650 turbo? I thought all Kwak turbos were on the GPZed platform, and 750ccs.
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Old 02-14-2011, 02:33 PM   #8
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You have to take the 'green' pill to be able to see the Turbo...
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Old 02-14-2011, 03:01 PM   #9
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I have always thought turbo bikes were super cool.

How about some pics
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Well, unless I have gone insane, that is not a turbo 650. And Kawasaki, did they even make a 650 turbo? I thought all Kwak turbos were on the GPZed platform, and 750ccs.
there are aftermarket kits for kz650/750/900/1000...
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Old 02-14-2011, 03:21 PM   #11
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Its an aftermarket Mr. Turbo kit........

Here she is a little cleaned up.
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Old 02-14-2011, 04:12 PM   #12
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Old 02-14-2011, 04:17 PM   #13
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Its an aftermarket Mr. Turbo kit........

Here she is a little cleaned up.
Yeah, I actually got that AFTER I actually read your whole post! Dummy me! NICE old KZ! I love the older Kawasaki standards! I rode a first year KZ650SR that was kick ass back in the day....I still want a early dual shock or first year uni trak GPz550.
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Old 02-14-2011, 04:18 PM   #14
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You have to take the 'green' pill to be able to see the Turbo...
Or put down the crack pipe....I missed the KIT part of the equation.
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Old 02-14-2011, 05:25 PM   #15
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Those LTD seats really look cool...If I was you, I'd move that sissy bar up a little...your going to need it .

Ah Mike, time doesn't matter. Just have fun. That's the best part about these 'projects' that we do. As long as you have a bike to ride...who cares how long it takes. I've just started a VMX build...I have 8 months till the next season of racing starts. So, thats 7 months to build...1 month for testing...I should be fine.

I'll post up some history of the turbo, for some tread backround...
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