turbo harley

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by rascal, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. rascal

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    please guys, need some input, anybody turbo? have sportster 1200S, 95 model, thought of ss motor,1650 cc but cost $8000, landed in auss, Turbo would be much cheaper and a little differant, i need pros/ cons if anybody online has done this which im sure have, thanks, Rascal,
    ps.... its a lil wet here.... have to put some floaties on the sporty for work in the morn....
     
  2. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Hobbit it's good to hear from you again. How are things in your part of the world??
     
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  5. rascal

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    thanks fellas for input, i have been checking out those sites as directed and found very useful info. will let u know how it develops.:newsmile020:
     
  6. flh canuck

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    Biggest issue I see with running a turbo is heat.

    Air cooled engine is hot enough already then start adding a few pounds of boost which heats intake charge considerably and also raises cylinder pressure.

    Then you have to find space for an intercooler as well.

    I know it can be done but not sure if an air cooled motor is the best application.

    That being said, I bet it would be a whole lotta fun if you could make it work. :D
     
  7. rascal

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    yeah canuck, lotta fun.... thus far have turbo set up from friends 1300cc suzuki 4wd with spare rebuildable turbo, $250. sell/give set up to son for his suzuki with old turbo, just need to set up pipes to turbo and use after market screaming eagle carb as draw thru setup , will not need intercooler maybe as will not run big boost. 4 to 6 psi will be more than enough to create fun i hope..
     
  8. black pearl 1

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    A friend had a turbo on a V Rod and it was baddd fast. Good luck and hang on!!
     
  9. RibEye

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    Had intentions to put a turbo on my sporty back in the 70s. Got here to Arizona and the heat considerations changed my mind. Never thought about it again, until I recently saw the nicest Black and chrome V-Rod I've ever seen. This machine has a water cooled turbo, to go with its water-cooled engine. That is the only way it makes sense to me, is on a V-Rod. By the way, goosing that V-Rod is a genuine hair curling experience.

    Enjoy,
    Rich P