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Old 07-17-2008, 10:16 PM   #41
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I hate carbs as well. I bought a 1986 Yamaha Radian 2 years ago and spent months trying to get it working. That included 3 full sets of carbs, i assembled one good set with many new internal parts. Then once it ran I found out the clutch was bad and it didn't have compression in cylinder 3. Sold that sucker and got into the miata like I should have in the first place.
Well, I have 2 sets of bad carbs, and 1 good set. I can't figure out what's wrong with the bad sets. It's pissing me off though!

I just want the damn carbs to work, is that asking too much?

Obviously it is... Fuel injection is the answer. LOL.

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I don't know how it would run on the stock carbs, but these carbs and a muzzy exhaust dyno'd at 60 RWHP.

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pretty good for a 500.
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Old 07-20-2008, 09:40 PM   #43
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pretty good for a 500.
Ya, not bad... The turbo should be here this week but I leave for Texas next weekend and am selling my Miata...

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Old 07-21-2008, 12:22 AM   #44
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carbs are awesome. that garbly sound...good ****. tuning 4 carbs sucks. I have a gsx700 that I've rebuilt the carbs on. not that hard. dynojet sells kits with adjustable needles and multiple jets. get an o-ring kit and bowl gaskets and you've got everything you need to rebuild your carbs. the body's never go bad, you just need to soak them in carb cleaner.

go here http://www.oldskoolsuzuki.info/ to the forced induction section for some good ideas/pictures

and you don't need to do any fancy grafting of fuel injected throttle bodies onto a carb'd motor, just build an air box and route your compressor outlet into that. pretty simple. instead of bigger injectors, you use bigger jets. you people act as if no one put a turbo on a car before there was fuel injection...
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Old 07-22-2008, 05:26 PM   #45
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Now this is what a REAL turbo looks like, LMAO!



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Old 07-22-2008, 05:37 PM   #46
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You forgot the obligatory picture of the turbo next to a coke can...
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You forgot the obligatory picture of the turbo next to a coke can...
Ya, well coke is too high dollar for this.... So I used diet ditto instead!



My dick is bigger than that turbo... Don't ask for a picture, I might just do it!

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carbs are simple, bar none.

if carbs frustrate you, end game. go Fi

still a pointless exercise considering i used to bve the service manager of a kaw dealer, and never seen anything worth puking on, regardless of how well it seemed to the owner
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You and your ebay turbos, I swear!
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carbs are simple, bar none.

if carbs frustrate you, end game. go Fi

still a pointless exercise considering i used to bve the service manager of a kaw dealer, and never seen anything worth puking on, regardless of how well it seemed to the owner
Granted, It's an exercise is futility... but it should still be fun. After all, who expects a 90 HP EX-500 to roll them? It's almost like expecting the spanish inquisition... and no one expects that!

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I made a franken bike once. 1980s Suzuki GS500 + turbo, carbs, fuel system bits from a Yamaha 650 seca turbo. I didn't even play with the jets just ran pig rich but it was epic fun It was a real sleeper because I put the turbo under the seat where the original airbox was then put a cover over the side to hide it. apart from the odd exhaust routing that cooked my leg medium rare it looked stock.

Now im back in the uk I'm limited to 33.3hp for another year :( so thats why I have a ninja 250
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I made a franken bike once. 1980s Suzuki GS500 + turbo, carbs, fuel system bits from a Yamaha 650 seca turbo. I didn't even play with the jets just ran pig rich but it was epic fun It was a real sleeper because I put the turbo under the seat where the original airbox was then put a cover over the side to hide it. apart from the odd exhaust routing that cooked my leg medium rare it looked stock.

Now im back in the uk I'm limited to 33.3hp for another year :( so thats why I have a ninja 250
I like that idea, however I think that I will have more room to play under the front of the bike, still something to hide the little guy would be nice. ah, Decisions, Decisions.

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I like that idea, however I think that I will have more room to play under the front of the bike, still something to hide the little guy would be nice. ah, Decisions, Decisions.

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mark my old 500 had a small lower fairing that might help distract turbo bits if you painted them all black, i'll see if i can dig up a picture

can't find mine but here's a pic off the net
http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...&ct=image&cd=1
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Belly pan FTW

I wonder if the full farings from a ninja 250 would fit

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+1, my bike has the belly pan. You could sheath the turbo in some sheet metal, and paint the whole bike (and sheet metal) flat black. Then it would just look like a beater, that would shame some 600's.

Also, carb/fuelie route, honestly whatever you think will be easiest. This shouldn't be a project that you beat yourself up over- but rather put together for fun, and surprise some people.

That turbo is cute btw.. lol
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