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    Sorry I've been gone for a while. Lots of life going on, plus having to make some money to buy stuff!

    But there is some good news!
    I GOTS THE TURBO!
    A sweet set-up, and a fully rebuilt Aerocharger, Intercooler, PLenum, all the plumbing! A complete bolt on kit.




    If you look closely up front, you will see I also got a great set of forged pistons with sleeves. with a thicker head gasket, these pistons, stock bottom end, a little head work, and a different ECU. This set-up should get me a safe 180-185 RWHP. (That is what the turbo maker claims) The kit is from an old Turbo Connections set up.





    Also got a little more work space in the garage.
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    And some more work stuff to help the build
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    Got my new engine, built a stand for it on a furniture dolly. So now I can move it around, and even roll it onto the bike lift to make it easier to work on.







    So this is where I need help from you all!.
    I thought about getting new pistons to lower the compression ratio, but I got a great deal on these forged pistons, so I am looking for a source for thicker head gasket.
    and also information on a turbo cam.

    Anyone have info on a source, please let me know!

    My next step is taking the engine apart. getting the forged pistons I have put in. I am keeping the bottom end, everyone I have talked to say it is more than stong enough to handle the power I'm wanting.

    Also taking the transmission apart, I will have the internals polished to lower friction and heat.

    Keep an eye on this, things are about to move a lot faster!
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    ... keep it up... I need some motivation to hop on and fix mine too. I have not ridden for 5 months.... .

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    Quote Originally Posted by livelarg View Post

    So this is where I need help from you all!.
    I thought about getting new pistons to lower the compression ratio, but I got a great deal on these forged pistons, so I am looking for a source for thicker head gasket.
    and also information on a turbo cam.

    Anyone have info on a source, please let me know!
    I don't have a specific source for thicker head gaskets, but I do recall a guy who was building a supercharged Speed triple. Instead of a thicker head gasket, he ended up stacking five or six factory gaskets to lower the compression. So that may be an option.

    Another option would require a lot more leg work on your part. You could (in theory) take a factory head gasket to someone who's pretty good with AutoCAD (or similar) and have them make you an accurate digital drawing in .dwg or .dxf format. Then you could take that drawing to a local shop with a CNC water-jet machine and have them cut you a gasket out of the thickness of copper you require. It would have to be CNC water-jet because CNC lasers don't cut copper too well. Also, you'll want pre-annealed copper, and water-jet won't destroy the annealing on the material. After it is cut you'll want to carefully clean up the part on some fine sandpaper and a piece of glass or something because the water-jet will leave some raised edges. Done properly you (in theory) wouldn't need to use any sealant, but I probably would just to be safe. Personally I'd probably use Permatex® Aviation Form-A-Gasket® No. 3: Paint the appropriate surfaces, let dry to tacky, apply a second coat, allow to tack, then assemble.

    But that latter is just an idea on my part. Try it at your own risk.
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    Tearing into the engine. This new engine is said to only have 1900 miles on it. It looks pretty fresh on the inside. very little wear. Seems like the 1900 mile estimate is right.







    And of course, my shop cat.



    I've been looking for information on how to remove and rebuild the transmission. Can't find anything. The book I have doesn't have a step by step.
    If anyone has information on where to find a good step by step, please let me know.

    To those wondering why I want to rebuild a pretty new transmission, I want to have the parts tumbled and polished to reduce friction and heat!

    Thanks






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    Split the cases last night. I needed to so I could have the cylinder liners and forged pistons installed.


    Lotsa bolts to get out, but watched more of the "Tiger King" while i was at it, so wasn't too bad.

    Found a little damage with the new engine as I was taking it apart.



    All in all, not too hard a job.

    Today I took the engine to an engine builder local in Oklahoma City Culvert cycles. Builders name is Eric and he has a great reputation. He builds quite a few engines for racers around here.
    He is going to sleeve and instal the pistons. I decided to have him send off the transmission to have it polished. To builders said it really will make a difference on heat and wear on a long high speed run. Says it's great for long track racers, drag racers and should really be a benefit for Bonneville.
    With everything going on with Covid-19, there is a chance getting this work done will take longer than normal. So I decided to let Eric try and find people to do the work, he will probably have better luck than me.

    While thats going on, Im getting the chassis in order. found the forks I want, So will get on that. HAving trouble getting bolts out of the swing arm, so have that work to do also.


    I did get another addition to my shop.




    I am going to have to safety wire a lot of bolts, so want to be able to drill them before I put it all back together.

    Hopefully my engine work won't take too long. But lots of other stuff to do while I wait.

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    5 or 6 head gaskets would exceed the price of the bike. Well what I paid for mine anyway. Seems kind of dumb especially considering consistent torque on the bolts would be difficult.

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    The Frame went to the powder coater. So thats moving,
    Ive orders bearings for the suspension and steering head.
    And the swingarm is apart. I am currently trying to figure out how to put an 11' rear wheel on my 99


    The measurement is for me to see exaclty how much longer a Sprint swingarm compared to the speed triple swing arm.
    Any on have a Sprint they want to measure for me?
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