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Old 01-16-2016, 09:26 PM   #1
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I've been reading through threads here for the last few months, figured it was time to join up. Been a part of many forums, glad to add another to the list.

Anyway, building an Exocet from a 1996 donor and hope to have the frame sometime around March or April. Plan is EFR6258 with a manifold and DP from Abe, sent him the $$$ a few weeks ago. I'll spare most of the details for if/when I start a build thread.

No stranger to turbos, I finished this Goldwing early last year. Converted to fuel injection with microsquirt, k03 turbo, etc.



Despite all of my reading I'm sure I'll present some flameworthy posts, but I'll do my best not to
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Old 01-16-2016, 09:50 PM   #2
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Which wing did you build? Looks badass.
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Old 01-16-2016, 09:54 PM   #3
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Which wing did you build? Looks badass.
Thanks, started life as a 1983 1100 aspencade with all the bags/fairings.
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Are the bottom ends strong enough to handle much boost?

How much are you running?
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Welcome, ramensoop. Check out the Miata Gallery and post up some pics!
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Are the bottom ends strong enough to handle much boost?

How much are you running?
I only know of two other 'boosted Goldwings and they were supercharged. But seems to be holding up well.

8psi by about 3800rpm, 9.2:1 stock compression, DIY ARP head studs and copper head gaskets, shimmed clutch springs. 93 octane and full timing 33.5* by 3000rpm. no signs of detonation, about 1500miles on the turbo. I do run it a little rich in boost though, no dyno work yet.


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Looks like fun and sounds cool.
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Pretty badass bike build.
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So I last updated this thread with a vague exocet teaser...

It's been a few months and have since had Abe at artech make TWO different manifold and DP setups. the first presumably would have fit a 1996 miata but the exocet frame dimensions are a bit different, so a second was in order.

Fast forward a few months and we're caught up...

So this is where we stand.

So i started this thread to build enough posts to sell the artech setup that didn't fit the exocet...

Now that that issue has been solved I figured it would be time for an update....I've learned SO much from just searching, figured it'd be time to give back.

Step one: artech custom log and downpipe

A lot of work on the car, however here's the turbo stuff



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reserved....more tomorrow
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I'm local, I'd love to check this thing out sometime.
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Both of you locals (if you aren't already) should get on the Houston Miata Club's website or Facebook page and come out to see us for one of the monthly meetings.
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I loved the Acewell gauge on my old GS500.

Dude, that bike looks like tons of fun and I can't get over how well it sounds, and turbo noise from a bike. I'd probably die though. GSXR front forks?


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Props for turbo goldwing.

Exocet is cool too I guess.
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Forgot this was the meet/greet section...i'll start a proper build thread soon

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I loved the Acewell gauge on my old GS500.

Dude, that bike looks like tons of fun and I can't get over how well it sounds, and turbo noise from a bike. I'd probably die though. GSXR front forks?
03-04 GSXR1000 forks, wheel and axle. 07? GSXR750 Calipers/MC, Hayabusa rotors.
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