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« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2011, 10:24:16 AM »

Yeah mrturbo is where I originally found the kit. Glad to know its a known brand. I'll for sure look into one. I'd rather have a kit too. I know there are some advantages to putting one together on your own (thanks for the info on that, by the way, joea, much appreciated) but I also know there are advantages of one thats already done up.

Looks like for reliable 400-500hp the motor's going to need about as much love as the turbo. Haha, oh well, tuition of life.

I'll be headed down to Bend, Ore first chance I get to check out Muzzy's
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« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2011, 07:43:50 PM »

Hi, all.
Sorry I haven't been able to post pix yet. Camera is acting screwy. Got the kill tether done and putting the fuel line protector in soon.
Been looking for a digital-style gauge cluster/dash for the bike. Buddy of mine has a vapor set up but im needing something that will register 200+ mph. Yellr's yellobox speed un-limiter will be going in soon too. Any ideas??
Thanks for the help.
Pix are coming, I swear.
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« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2011, 08:56:24 PM »

Hi, all.
Sorry I haven't been able to post pix yet. Camera is acting screwy. Got the kill tether done and putting the fuel line protector in soon.
Been looking for a digital-style gauge cluster/dash for the bike. Buddy of mine has a vapor set up but im needing something that will register 200+ mph. Yellr's yellobox speed un-limiter will be going in soon too. Any ideas??
Thanks for the help.
Pix are coming, I swear.


Yeah...save yer money for parts that help ya go faster....

gauges usually dont...
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« Reply #18 on: September 26, 2011, 09:47:08 AM »

All I have is a shift light and a gear indicator. Can't seem to keep count of shifts. shocked
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« Reply #19 on: September 26, 2011, 11:04:35 AM »

I sort of agree with Fred -- an analog tach and maybe a big "SHUT IT OFF!" light - which is illuminated by stuff like low oil pressure and other major issues.  I seldom see anything but the tach when I'm making a run (at least, only the tach on the dashboard -- I don't look at other gauges, and don't start on me not looking at the tracf and hitting the mile markers rolleyes).

As for a shift light -- yes, that'd be nice, but I remember one bike that I teched a few years ago that had what appeared to be two shift lights.  The bloke (he was a Brit) explained:  "That one is my "shift" light, and this one is my Don't Shift Any More!! light".  Great idea -- an indicator to show that the trans is in top gear.  Would save lots of false shifts checking to make sure I'm in top gear.
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« Reply #20 on: September 26, 2011, 11:12:58 AM »

...good stuff...

all i have is a shift light...no gauges...but i frequently hit the shifter one more
time...not knowing where i am for sure...the secondary light or such may be good
addition....
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« Reply #21 on: September 26, 2011, 11:59:21 AM »

Some times even the minimal guages are over ridden by rider stupidity. At SW the shift light came on so fast in 6th gear that I did not believe the gear indicator and punched the shifter again. As usual no 7th gear. huh cheers
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« Reply #22 on: September 26, 2011, 01:50:29 PM »

I remember a rookie car and a rookie driver in a real fancy Street Roadster a few years ago.  All kinds of gauges clustered right in front of the driver.  Oil temperature, fuel pressure, etc.  Seems they left out the only one they eventually really needed -- a compass.
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« Reply #23 on: September 27, 2011, 12:58:04 AM »

It seems the rookie run will be on a hot 1200 cc Kawasaki.  I will bet there will be no gauge reading during that pass.   
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« Reply #24 on: September 27, 2011, 10:52:27 AM »

Been looking for a digital-style gauge cluster/dash for the bike.


A lot of that high tech digital stuff is impossible to read in bright sunlight.
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« Reply #25 on: September 27, 2011, 12:55:39 PM »

If you want to read gauges use analog and rotate them so the needles all point the same direction when everything is good. Under pressure digital can be difficult to read and interpret.

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« Reply #26 on: September 27, 2011, 01:00:59 PM »

A bunch of years ago I was selling big trucks -- and the manufacturer aligned all of the gauges to have needles at three o'clock when normal conditions were met.  Not that much vibration and extreme conditions as racers experience -- but fifteen or twenty gauges instead of our three or five.  It worked for them -- it's an idea for you.
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« Reply #27 on: September 27, 2011, 07:19:34 PM »

with an analog tach and oil pressure gauge I always
positioned them so that redline and running pressure
were at 12 o'clock.


it didn't make a whole lot of difference with the tach
because the analog tachs always crapped out.
dakota digital is working pretty good.

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« Reply #28 on: September 27, 2011, 08:11:19 PM »

Thanks folks.

Yeah, after reading all this and finding that even a budget digi dash is still multiple-hundreds of dollars I think I'm going to scrub the fancy bits and put the cash towards something that will help the thing run better.
On a different note: not sure how many of you saw the initial post on this build but I had mentioned using a turbocharger to get me to 250. Welll the wallet had different ideas so I've had to scale back for now. Looking to boost compression, do a few power adders and gear ratio work, keep the thing N/A and shoot for 200. But for now: fire-sleeve and a chain guard.  cool
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« Reply #29 on: September 27, 2011, 10:52:11 PM »

if your ultimate goal is around 250...then doing the other stuff now
will largely get in the way later when boosted...

meaning higher compression pistons and the like will be money wasted and
spent again later to garner lower compression etc...

if your aim is to go 200 asap then ya might need to but to what end...its not
going to break any records...and stock you can run 170's to 190's all day everyday...

and get to the most valuable return...experience running on the salt....

and by waiting you will then acquire the turbo system at a significant discount
because between now and then the bits and or the whole system will be found....very
economically....

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