I already have a pc 3 power commander. I know I'll have to lower the compression. I don't want to do a job this big myself. I heard theres a pretty good turbo shop in alabama that i can send my bike to, but i have heard a few horror stories about guys doing this project by themselves and end up messing up their engines in about a month. I don't have an expendable income to just go out and buy a brand new engine for my bike. My intent with the bike is to make it strictly drag. I only race 1/8 mile tracks. Is this project even worth my time? I bought the bike new in 07 and have already done some mods. My intent with the bike is to push 250hp w/o boring the engine. I would prefer to stay away from NOS. In a perfect world i'd like to keep the bike naturally aspirated. Am i asking too much when i want to push 250hp?When dealing with forced induction, you must be careful. I know nothing about turbo'ing a bike, but from my experience with Turbos in a car, I don't think it will be easy to turbo a bike. The key to any turbo is fuel management and controlling the timing. There's so many things that can go wrong and an engine is so delicate. It doesn't make things easier that a bike has a much higher redline than a car, and that it's already a high compression engine. what were you planning on using for fuel management? Power commander?
I plan on stricly drag eventually. This bike is my daily rider. As far a suspension goes I've already done some pretty heavy mods. Its streached 10" and dropped 1 1/2" all around.the real question is do you plan to continue running it on drag tracks or do you eventually plan to carry over to the road courses? If your goal is straight line then turbo is the way to go. If not then I would highly recommend investing in suspension and wheels.
thanks for the info :thumb:Hello,:welcome: , I am all for turbo charging for a drag bike. I know that one thing to consider is this; you'll need to consider when you want pressure, and where the meat of horse power, and torque are developed in the present engine you are using. Lowering compression is not absolutely neccessary. Pressure is regulated for the gain through a waste gate. Thus meanning compression is lowered for a high gain. 5 to 10 psi can be run on 9.1 to 12.1 compression with correct timming retarding. Look up Turbo Charging by Gale Banks, or any turbo forum. There is allot more information out there to learn from. Study first, and dont take anything for granted.
OK. This is a problem. Do not have a 'project bike' or other project vehicle be your daily means of transportation. If you ignore this advice, you WILL be taking the bus. You need one toy to tinker on, and something stock that will get you someplace when you need to go.I plan on stricly drag eventually. This bike is my daily rider.