Turbo- Bonnie? - Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums
» Main Menu

Discussion Forums
 » Twins
 » Tiger
 » General
 » RAT

Features
 » Blogs

Motorcycle.com Links

Contribute
 » Photo

Motorcycle Forums
» Insurance
» Sponsors
» Our Partners
»ATV Reviews
»Motorcycle Games

Twins Technical Talk Technical Talk for Hinckley Triumph Twins: Bonneville, T100, Speedmaster, America, Thruxton, and Scrambler.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-26-2006, 08:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
Powerbike
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Brush Prairie, Wa.
Posts: 380
Before I do anymore performance mods to my bike I thought I would try to learn about turbo- charging.

Does anyone know if there is a Bonneville specific turbo-charging kit available?

Jojje are you out there?

Thanks, Rick........................
sharpshooter is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-26-2006, 11:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
Powerbike
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Denver CO
Posts: 315
i don't know if there is a kit, but people deffinately do it.

IMO it would just be adding more complexity to something that's supposed to be simple and fun.



[ This message was edited by: Fast_Fashion on 2006-11-26 10:42 ]
Fast_Fashion is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-26-2006, 12:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
Formula Extreme
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: sweden
Posts: 565
Turbo connection makes a kit but I haven't heard anyone use it, in fact I only know of 6 turbo Bonnies and I have built, or helped build, them all.

There are many opinions on how stupid it is to put a turbo on a Bonnie: Buy a GSXR, it looks wrong, it will blow up, and so on. But not one off all the people who have tried my bike say it's a stupid idea, they all think it's one of the greater ideas there have ever been :wink:

A turbo kit is normaly $3,500 and up. I would go EFI too if I was you. I can build a bike for you or just get you the right parts if you like to build one yourself. If you use Megasquirt EFI I can even tune it over the Net!
jojje1963 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-26-2006, 12:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
Formula Extreme
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: sweden
Posts: 565
Fast,

There is no simpler way to get 120hk from a Bonnie, and it's still fun. You know that already, don't you :wink:
jojje1963 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-26-2006, 01:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
Site Supporter
Legend
Main Motorcycle: 904cc Bonnie w/magwheels
 
sweatmachine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 11,830
Other Motorcycle: 2005 Yamaha FZ1
jojje, what turbo do you use? Do you use stainless downpipes/exhaust? It looks like it from your pictures...

Do you weld stainless or have it done?

I can weld, but my mig welder is only setup for mild steel. I made exhaust pipes for my XS650 but they're mild steel and I'd worry about rust issues, especially with a turbo where you wouldn't want leaks.
__________________
"If you will it Dude, it is no dream"

904cc Custom Bonnie Cafe Fighter!
sweatmachine is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-26-2006, 01:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
Site Supporter
Legend
Main Motorcycle: 904cc Bonnie w/magwheels
 
sweatmachine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 11,830
Other Motorcycle: 2005 Yamaha FZ1
also, have you ever done a high compression/low boost setup?

Seems like a wiseco 904 with 10.5-1 and a mild boost, say 6-10psi would be fun and very rideable.


Course I'm sure your other setups are plenty rideable too.
__________________
"If you will it Dude, it is no dream"

904cc Custom Bonnie Cafe Fighter!
sweatmachine is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-26-2006, 01:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
Formula Extreme
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: sweden
Posts: 565
On the streetbikes I use a Schwitzer S1BG-L. You should use stainless pipes between the head and turbo since steelpipes can't take the heat. You can MIG weld it with a standard MIG setup but of course it's better to TIG it.

I have tried 9.5:1 but it's no good on regular gas, one reason might be that I don't use an intercooler. 8:1 is perfect though. And don't worry that you won't have enough torque down low, I have 140NM at 2,500rpm but that will only trash the clutch so I never ride it like that. Once you are over 3500RPM there is no lag at all. It doesn't feel like a 120HP 900cc but like a 120HP1,800cc. It's similar to a RIII to ride only much faster
jojje1963 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-27-2006, 01:37 AM   #8 (permalink)
Senior Member
Powerbike
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Brush Prairie, Wa.
Posts: 380
Thanks jojje, I am getting the bug. Is it true you might be coming to the salt flats this coming september? I f you are I would like to look you up.

Thanks again, Rick........................
sharpshooter is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-27-2006, 02:09 PM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
Formula Extreme
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: sweden
Posts: 565
There was talk about a Triumph only meeting at Bonneville, then I would try to go. But I haven't heard anything for a while. It needs planning so I need to know soon or I won't make it.
You could always fly over here and see me racing, and try my bikes!
jojje1963 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-27-2006, 03:30 PM   #10 (permalink)
Senior Member
Formula Extreme
Main Motorcycle: 01 Sprint ST Turbo
 
tommyturbo2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Edmond, Oklahoma
Posts: 593
Other Motorcycle: 98 TBS
Extra Motorcycle: 1981 Suzuki GS 850G
Sharpshooter: I have a Turbo Connections kit on my 01 ST, and it works great. However, it costs $6K, support from TC is adequate at best, plus if a turbo malfunctions even at a low mileage (my turbo failed at about 3000 miles) it comes out of your pocket, not TC's.

JOJJE's set up uses an turbo with a wastegate (inexpensive), whereas TC's is a variable vane (no wastegate, read VERY expensive $2K). The variable vane turbo is nice because it has no turbo lag at all. A turbo with a wastegate has turbo lag if the turbo is a bit on the large side.

The price JOJJE quoted is an excellent one, especially if that includes the EFI set-up. I hope JOJJE develops an intercooler setup, because that will pull out some of the heat that limits boost pressures. Cheers, tommyturbo2.
__________________
TTG..Two Triumph Garage
tommyturbo2 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter your valid email address, that can receive an automated confirmation message. Otherwise, you won't be able to gain full access.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FI and turbo Bonnie? Doc_Hollywood Twins Talk 1 06-09-2006 04:13 PM
Turbo charged Bonnie Alexius Twins Talk 8 05-25-2006 05:54 PM
R3 Turbo Wadejesu The Rocket Science Forum 8 11-20-2005 08:13 AM
R3 Turbo dacio The Rocket Science Forum 9 11-13-2005 03:45 PM
Bonnie Turbo whooping some sportbike butt Spooner Twins Talk 0 08-09-2005 05:56 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:28 AM.



Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum

Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0