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Turbocharged, Supercharged, and Hotrod Motorcycles: [turbobike] Re: MR Turbo Kits - Good or Bad?

[turbobike] Re: MR Turbo Kits - Good or Bad?

Tim Drew (timdrew@cix.co.uk)
Tue, 23 Jun 1998 6:52 +0100 (BST)

Many thanks to everyone who replied to my original posting. I now have
some good leads to follow up including a local firm here in the UK. :-)

Speaking to people, and looking at sites on the web another question has
risen. Are the standard 1127 pistons, and more to the point con-rods up to
the job?

I thought not, but as an example the MR.Turbo web site gives a cost and
performance comparison between a tuned NA, and a turbo GSX-R11. Their site
shows the turbo 11 making 230bhp at the wheel using standard pistons and
rods. But as they make no mention of upgrading ANY components, not even
the clutch, (I know a standard clutch won't handle 230bhp without
shredding itself!) I wonder is this just some rather optimistic sales
pitch or are these 1127 motors really this strong in standard trim?

Good luck with the land speed attempt a Edwards Rick.

Tim Drew