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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-03-2004, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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Readers Bike of the Week?

Turbo Speed III? That is too beautiful for words. . .. . the kind of thing that makes infinitely more difficult my Speed III Vs. FZ1 debate. I know about hop ups for the FZ, my wife owns one & has left hers woefully stock (but our participation on the FZ1 owners board has left all kinds of visions of horsepower dancing in my head). . . .

So I was wondering, does somebody make a kit for the Triple (pictured in the BOTW), what else is out there for the Triple & is there an owners group that I could start lurking on or asking questions? The idea of his and hers FZ1s doesn't offend me, but I sure wouldn't mind something just a touch different (and maybe just slightly more aggresive) in the garage.

I am taking my time in search of a replacement for my venerable 900RR Streetfighter. Realizing that after a high side, a low side, and 60,000 miles, my current ride is no spring chicken.

Leading contenders: FZ1, Speed Triple, Duke 950 (if KTM ever gets off their asses and produce it)

Tell me more about the Bike of the Week please
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-03-2004, 06:16 PM
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Try t595.net Its mostly euro but i lot of info

I love the SpeedIII its diffrent not everyone has one
Most of the Turbo kit is from Turbo connection www.boostisgood.com but i did not like a couple of things with the kit so i maDe my own Fuel Managment System an had a custom Exaust built by Power Max Exaust
I will post a couple more photos and give somemore details in a bit

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It has...
RaceTec front and rear springs and gold valves
The head is ported and has matched big bore throttle bodys,
Corrila(sp) rods, race cut trans gears (all gears),moly and cerimac coated pistons, Thicker head Gasket (so i can run more boost)and lots of other mods to the motor to get it to hold up to the power
( I have been thru my share of motors but i am a horse power junkie who rides his bike VERY hard)
The bike is a 1998 T509 SpeedIII with a 2001 955I motor
Powder coated Frame with Steering Dampner(sp) bung welded to it.
O2 sensor and guage
Boost Guage Ressesed into tank
Lots of cusom nick nacks all over the place to try to clean the lines up
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AWESOME!
so, did ya dyno it?
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AWESOME!
so, did ya dyno it?
Thanks!!!!

And yep many times
Not to be rude but i wont post the numbers
The only hint i will give is at 16 lbs of boost a turbo (about)doubles your horse power and i can run up to 14lbs of boost.(with race gas) and 10lbs on pump gas
Ask Ken (oddy)if its fast and last time he rode with me it had 30 less rhp
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Thanks!!!!

And yep many times
Not to be rude but i wont post the numbers
The only hint i will give is at 16 lbs of boost a turbo (about)doubles your horse power and i can run up to 14lbs of boost.(with race gas) and 10lbs on pump gas
Ask Ken (oddy)if its fast and last time he rode with me it had 30 less rhp
I understand. That's enough info as it is. DAMN!

Can't wait to see this beast in person.
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Well, it may NOT be a Duke quite yet but the parts department has what you need to make it one........and Corse has them in stock.

KTM Adventure 950:
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Problem with turbo is you get it at only certain rpm's nothing at 6000, but at 6500 hang on Personally I would rather have a supercharger, then you have power all over the place Nice looking bike tho, and great job

Sometimes goodbye is your second chance.
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Problem with turbo is you get it at only certain rpm's nothing at 6000, but at 6500 hang on Personally I would rather have a supercharger, then you have power all over the place Nice looking bike tho, and great job
Well I have to dissagree with you there. My bike starts to build boost at 2500rpm hits full boost at 3500rpm's then holds it till 11,000RPM'S. That statement is true if your turbo is to big. My bike has a areocharger so that solves that problem.
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I'm going to have to agree with TurbospeedIII and disagree with Rickc1957 . .. . what was true of turbos a decade or so ago is no longer the case. I have done alot of reading on the turboed GSXRs, Busa's and what not, but am not looking for GSXR & Busa entry fee, ride position, and insurance rate.. . . all indications are that modern turbo bikes using smaller, more effieicent turbos spool up pleanty fast and deliver pleanty linear. It is my reading abot the GSXR Turbos that makes the idea of a Naked Turbo so appealing.

TurboSpeedIII . . . .that is a master piece. Inspiring!
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all indications are that modern turbo bikes using smaller, more effieicent turbos spool up pleanty fast and deliver pleanty linear.
So I've heard!

10 lbs. on the street is a rush! Mine only hits that if I'm on it really hard. Once 4&6 did the turbo pistons we raised the boost a little. 14 lbs. must be a real blast!

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10 lbs. on the street is a rush! Mine only hits that if I'm on it really hard. Once 4&6 did the turbo pistons we raised the boost a little. 14 lbs. must be a real blast! [/B]
Hey Dave!

14lbs is just for Dyno braging rights at 10bs it power wheelie's 3rd gear at 120mph (the wheel base is to short for the power one day i will put the extended swing arm on. But i like the turns to)
1st gear cant use more that 1/2 throttle
2nd gear full throttle for no more than 1 second then no more that 1/3
3rd Full throttle for till it hit 7000rpm then no more than 1/3
4th its time to slow down cuz you are going way to fast
Where this bike is the most fun is driving along at 70 on 5th and just roll on the throttle
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Where this bike is the most fun is driving along at 70 on 5th and just roll on the throttle
I'll bet!

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Some day i will put this on
Its a 02 swing arm 5" over
But i like the waty the SSSA looks and handles. Next time i take it racing its going on
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A website for the Triples? I'm away from my home computer right now, but I think there is is site called yamaha-triples.org , or something like that. My brother has a 79 Yamaha XS750 three cylinder bike. Don't know if that's what you're talking about, but I hope this helps.
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