Turbo bike is sick.

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Turbo bike is sick.

Post by _Mouse_ on Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:32 pm

Just as I was gearing up to raise the boost and test the turbo I found out that the bearing was fecked.  However I did get some boost and some extra fuel a few times and it was absolutely terrifying.

So some time next week I'll be replacing the turbo bearing with a £25 kit from ebay.
I'll be documenting the process as I'm sure that refitting an unbalanced turbo fan and spinning it to 100000rpm will result in the mother of all fail possum of all explosions or something.

If anyone was wondering I've taken it to Cornwall since its maiden voyage at the R&S Very Happy

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Post by june_whitfield on Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:13 pm

have you considered buying a bulletproof flak vest?

many people who drag race turbobikes wear them. can you think of the reason why....

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Post by _Mouse_ on Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:22 pm

I shall be wearing a fail T shirt from the good old days of the Fail Zone.

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Post by der_nanno on Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:56 pm

If you mark the positions of the impellers you may actually get away without balancing.

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Post by _Mouse_ on Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:24 am

der_nanno wrote:If you mark the positions of the impellers you may actually get away without balancing.
I am banking on this.
Much marking and photos will be made.

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Post by moldwing on Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:22 am

hahah what a bout that long conversation we had about a pre assembled cartrage being very good value considering the time/effort and risk involved in building yopur own.

you love the fail

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Post by _Mouse_ on Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:10 am

You know I like a challenge. Idea

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Post by _Mouse_ on Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:55 pm

Well I got it assembled and back on the bike but dealing with neighbour has kept me from testing it very much.

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Post by moldwing on Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:07 am

oil fueled diesel run away in 3...... 2....... 1..............

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Post by virusjohn on Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:09 am

moldwing wrote:oil fueled diesel run away in 3...... 2....... 1..............

on the plus side though that clutch is so cleverly designed that theres no way it would fail during a runaway so at least he wont get shot off down the road at 8psi boost.... right? Laughing

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Post by _Mouse_ on Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:23 pm

I did come home sans turbo boost with such rapidity that I now understand what brake fade is and need to upgrade the stock 1200 bandit crapilers.

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Post by virusjohn on Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:35 pm

shell out the extra few quid for armstrong pads, the 6/12 and the xj (same front end) both had brakes good enough for me to squeal the tyre with one finger and also never experienced any fade.

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Post by _Mouse_ on Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:52 pm

I've got some six pots somewhere in the shed. Twisted Evil

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Post by virusjohn on Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:25 pm

_Mouse_ wrote:I've got some six pots somewhere in the shed. Twisted Evil

Enjoy unsiezing them every month and a half.


theres a reason most of the OSS guys with the faster stuff have switched from 6 to 4s

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Post by _Mouse_ on Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:54 pm

Thanks.

It may spurr me on to make it a proper Funny Front End utilising the same wheel that is on the rear and an idea from Tony Foales book. Then I can put a vented disc off something exotic on it........+ about another 50kg Razz

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Post by toNka on Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:32 pm

I've got a couple of flack jackets, I could lend you one, but they may be a little on the large side... you might just look like some kind of ninja turtle
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