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Re: [turbobike] dragracing

christer johansson (christer.johansson@mbox383.swipnet.se)
Tue, 29 Dec 1998 23:14:51 +0100

Hello Ove

What kind of turbo are you running? Intercooler, blow through?
Have You built the system Yourself?
Here in sweden there are some smaller races where you could
run a turbo bike in a street class.
I havent done any dragracing yet, but Im looking forward to
enter some races next year.

Christer J

Ove Osterlund skrev:

> Hi again all!
> First, I want to thank everybody for answering my question
> about a fuel pressure regulator.
> Are there more people here who do dragracing with their turbo
> bikes except John?
> I myself are doing some.
> My times on the strip is not so good though, so I wonder if
> anyone else have raced, and perhaps would like to tell about their times.
> Here on land, Finland where I live we race on a 1/8 mile strip.
> My bike is a 1986 GSX-R 1100, and the whole chassis is stock.
> I ran with 10 psi of boost, because there is'nt much point having
> 300 hp on the rear wheel with a stock chassi. There is no way
> you could control that power in the stock chassi.
> Anyway, the bike wheelied like hell the whole strip, could never
> use full throttle, and the best time was a poor 7.06 and top speed
> 174 km/h. For the next race, Im going to lower the bike,
> use a wider rear wheel, and extended swingarm.
> The tricky thing here is our rules for racing.
> The marshals seems to have some trouble putting me in the right
> class. I mean, I have a street bike, no mods to the chassis.
> And there is a class for street bikes.
> But those assholes always puts me with the pro stocks,
> because I have a turbocharger!
> Is it like this for anyone else!?!?
> /Ove