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:eek:hmy :eek:hmy I couldnt believe my eyes the other night. A bloody turbo Gixxer thou right out the front of my unit!!! The sound was amazing!

Anyone know if that might be someone from this site??
 

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Its just a posing bike, he has never had it on the strip.
There is a couple of em in Sydney now, as well as an R1 and a ZX10, but they are basically show bikes with no go, they wind the boost right off them so they are tame on the road.
 

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That person has some serious braging rights.
You're telling me! I nearly spontaneously creamed myself! :drool

So it's no-one from here then.

For a poser bike I'd have to say it seemed to go pretty well. Its was "whoosh-whoosh" and he was gone (a bit silly on Coogees skinny streets).

I'd like to turbo my old SRAD when I get bored with the stock 1K motor.
 

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Yeah my bike goes "whoosh-whoosh" too, it's no big deal.
Thing is his does it at under 100kph, mine wont release the BOV till it is off boost, and that is usually when you are well over 150.
I have seen the build of that bike from start to finish, it has potential, but it aint right.

As for you turboing your bike you will have too many drama's turboing the SRAD, it is a carby engine, you can turbo it but the tune wont ever be right, it will be either too rich down low or too rich up high, good if you want to drag race, but shit house if you want to ride anywhere else.

Or you can fabricate your own system with a custom EFI like a Motec, Autronic, etc, you just have to source throttle bodies that will fit the motor, or fabricate a manifold to suit the throttle bodies that you choose. If you are going to take the fab route let me know I can knock a manifold up for you.
If you really want to do a turbo conversion that wont bust your wallet, pick a model that has EFI as standard and save yourself $7000-$10,000, not counting the turbo system.

As for the SRAD (I am assuming it is a 98 or so) you do know that a Busa motor will fit in that frame don't you? You can pick them up with a wiring harness and computer for less than you will pay for a turbo kit, and it will fit under the body work too, and you can bore and stroke them to give you 250+hp, for less than $9000. So you would get a motor with harness for $6000 from a wrecker, and a big bore and stroke kit, with cams, exchange for about $3000US, if you can do the spannering yourself it will save you another $5000 or so.

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Well he is halfway there.
Check out Velocity Racing, NLR, The Motorhead, or RCC turbos for complete turbo kits.
It will work out cheaper to buy a kit from the USA, than what it will cost you to have one built for you here. Also if you buy a set up over here it will be a one off kit, where if one thing breaks you will have to have bits remade. Where as the USA kits you can buy individual parts for them.
 

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#CAS# said:
Well he is halfway there.
Check out Velocity Racing, NLR, The Motorhead, or RCC turbos for complete turbo kits.
It will work out cheaper to buy a kit from the USA, than what it will cost you to have one built for you here. Also if you buy a set up over here it will be a one off kit, where if one thing breaks you will have to have bits remade. Where as the USA kits you can buy individual parts for them.
Cas, do you have a web address for The Motorhead? I can't seem to find one anywhere.

Also, is there anyone in Oz that currently sells the U.S. kits that you have mentioned?

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As for you turboing your bike you will have too many drama's turboing the SRAD, it is a carby engine, you can turbo it but the tune wont ever be right, it will be either too rich down low or too rich up high, good if you want to drag race, but shit house if you want to ride anywhere else.
Yeah, but once you get it tuned in it's great.

If the boost comes on at 7,000-8,000rpm then it's fairly easy to tune it to run well in all the rev ranges with the mikunis. If it comes on much later it gets impossible to get running right.
 

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Cas, do you have a web address for The Motorhead? I can't seem to find one anywhere.

Also, is there anyone in Oz that currently sells the U.S. kits that you have mentioned?

Tech.
Tech, check out http://www.suzukihayabusa.org/forum/index.php for The Motorhead kits, it is a Hayabusa site but he runs it, there are a few links on there to steer you to his parts.

As for anyone selling the kits in Australia, I dont think anyone imports them, there just isnt a big enough demand. But if you ask Shayne he will source one and get it for you, check out his site http://www.cyanideracing.com.au/ he is a top bloke and great to do buisness with, tell him I put you onto him and he will take care of you.
 

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i like the look of the velocity kits for the 05/6 1ks. $4000 us seems like a good price for a complete kit. just need to add pc3, better clutch springs and an intercooler. better than paying $10000-$12000 for s&r to do it!
 

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Millsi, if you keep the boost under 7 pound you should be right without an intercooler. But if you are keen to use one give me a yell, I will be taking mine off the Busa and going with water injection in a few months.

As for the K3 frame, I'm not sure I havent seen them done, I think the frame rails are a lot closer on the K3 onwards, you could do it but you will be welding engine mounts in.
 

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Millsi, if you keep the boost under 7 pound you should be right without an intercooler. But if you are keen to use one give me a yell, I will be taking mine off the Busa and going with water injection in a few months.

As for the K3 frame, I'm not sure I havent seen them done, I think the frame rails are a lot closer on the K3 onwards, you could do it but you will be welding engine mounts in.
I thought there was no difference with the k3 6 to the k1 6. I might be wrong but I thought the 6's unlike the 1k's didn't change till the k4?
 

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If thats the case, then the 1K engine will almost bolt straight in. 1K engines fit quite easily into the K1 and K2 600 frames. I'm not so sure about the K3 tho?

There are kits in the US which provide the front engine mount adaptor to bolt the 1K engine into a 600 (2001 - 2002) frame.The rear engine mount is the same on both the 600 and the 1000. Heres the guys:

http://www.hybridracing.ca/Products/Mount.asp

The old SRAD took a bit of extra persuasion, angle grinder style.

Yeah, I think my SRAD will cop a turbo sooner or later. I've done a bit of looking into it. Heres some sites:

http://www.forcedairsystemtechnology.com/
http://www.powerhousemc.com/
http://www.velocityracing.com/core/turbos2005/gsxr1000.htm


and some gas to go with it:

http://aperaceparts.com/nos.html
http://www.mpsracing.com/products/MPS/no01.asp
http://www.muzzys.com/GSXR1000/gsxr1000_dry_nitrous.html
http://www.tuninglinx.com/html/nitrous-oxide-tuning-2.html

My old girl...



And some bits that are yet to go on...



 

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Mate, I dunno about the busa engine. I have heard that they fit in, but I've never seen it done. The thou engine needed a bit of metal removed from the rear lower engine mount and the rear upper and front engine mounts need to be fabricated. Its definately not a bolt in affair.

You need the alternate wiring loom, injectors, exhaust, airbox (if the busa box fits under the srad tank like the thou does), etc, etc...

It should be well worth the effort tho. Apparently they're nuts with the thou motor in (short wheel base and all) , not to mention the mighty busa engine!!
 
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