Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Brisbane / Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
I would strongly suggest you do not try it. The bloke that did the turbo install is a fkn genius when it comes to fitting turbos. He started at 15 years old and is now 39, and turbos is all he does. And then he did some engineering degree. He did the turbo on the KTM for a long term mate of his, but his mate did the norm, met girl, got married, sold the bike.
The next bloke rode it, but decided to get the motor rebuilt, hence needed setting up on the dyno again. He spent some months (and $2500au) trying to get it run again with a dyno bloke here in Brisbane that has a reputation for tuning turbo bikes. End result was the bike was basically not rideable.
I picked it for $5Kau, and drove 2000klm round trip to the bloke that originally built it to get it tuned. He was pissed off because his mate had sold it. He told me "It's a $10,000 plus turbo job". He got it to run pretty bloody good.
He was at the time putting a 1500hp turbo on a Toyota Landcruiser, tuning a Turbo Polaris that he had put a bigger turbo on for the Finx desert rally, had 2 of 620? Husaburgs on the go, and a ZX1400...
We had it up to 118hp at the rear wheel, but it was all critical edge, engine knock, pre-ignition, unpredictable throttle response. Not bad considered prior to the turbo it was 47hp at the rear wheel. We backed it all off and settled for 91hp longevity and controllability.
When you look at the map, there is no flow or continuity. May as well be a picture of some mountain ranges somewhere.
So much great fun! Road bike, track bike, daily ride to the pub bike.