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  1. DaleWalker

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    Hi Kawboy

    Yes, here you see my pro mod Suzuki that has not been run since I finished it in 2002 & my 80s era Superbike named Frankenzuki

    Cool beans

    Dale :thumbsup:

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    Frankenzuki a couple years ago & my 05 GSX-R 750 track bike I just sold s few months back

    Have a good day , back to work now

    DW

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  3. 1 red zl9

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    what was your fastest e.t. ever and what kind of bike was it?
     
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    Thats would be my 9" tire Pro Mod bike back in 1994 &1995 ........... 7.30s @ 182 mph

    The 9" tire rule was a neat deal and it became a real tuners class back then out here on the west coast

    Ive run over 184 mph a couple times on turbo bikes way back in the late 80s, but with a slower ET.

    My current pro mod bike has the good to run 6.70s over 200..... but most of the racing and decent tracks are gone out here so its just here nice to look at and remind me of my past life red........ lol

    Cheers D :thumbsup:
     
  5. HilbillyRokstar

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    Do you have any idea what kind of baseline jetting (maybe a little on the rich side) I might want to start with on a 1262cc "J" motor Wiseco kit? If not can you recommend someone that might? Or someone that offers a kit? Thanks in advance...your fan always, D White :thumbsup: (DW)
     
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    Really depends on what carbs you plan to run, but if you use Mikuni flat slides they come with 3 sets of jets and needles that are fairly close to at least get you going. Then you would need to tune it in from there depending on the engine combo

    Cheers Dale :hello:
     
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    Thanks for the quick response...any idea on where the best place might be to purchase those babies?...also I have seen guys running the stock carbs from an ltd/kz 1100 (my bike is an 84 ltd)...would/could those work decently, if properly jetted? Also...how much better do the older gen heads flow? Keep in mind...I am looking for a cost effective muscle bike...not a full on drag bike-1/4 mile king... Your fan...DW
     
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    For the motor your talking about here I think your much better off with a set of Mikuni flat slides, either 36mm or 38mm. I would check out Sudco for pricing on a new set, then give me the part number and I could see what I could do for you. I dont normally sell carbs, but I do deal with Sudco for all my jets, so I could order a set. The other option is to find a good clean used set on a forum or ebay. But you know how that can go so you have to be careful what you buy

    The J model head with mild porting and a good valve job works pretty decent

    Got to run now and may not be able to be back until next week ?

    Cheers Dale :thumbsup:
     
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    next batch you send out let me know and i'll get a set in the polished steel if it's not a problem for you, thanks, dave. :thumbsup:
     
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    Please send me this in an e mail ok red zl


    dlwalker@holeshot.com

    That way I can keep it as a reminder

    Also include your name, address and phone number

    Cheers DW
     
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    10-4 dale. :thumbsup:
     
  12. Rune

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    Hi Dale. What are your feelings about mounting a turbo on a ZL 1000? With carburators and a power outtake about 200-250 hp. Will the shaft drive take this power? I have a friend with a 1978 Z1000 with Turbo and 248 Dyno HP. His bike is on road and he was driving her 10.000 Km/year in the golden years and it now has a total of 75.000 Km with no problems. The same should be possible with a ZL 1000, but then its the shaft drive...?
    At least it will be an exciting project? Or? It will require much custom work, but should be possible to keep the mufflers and build it so its difficult to see the modifications. Will the clutch take this power and will i find a cluch that do?
     
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    Hi Rune

    I bet the shaft drive will take it as far as roll ons and not over doing it from a dead stop. You would want to run low boost levels though, and most likley do the Mr Turbo oiling mod for the bottom end. It has a pretty good clutch, so all I would try would be HD springs at first.

    Got to run

    Cheers Dale :thumbsup:
     
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    I just want to chime in here and say there are guys running turbo Vmaxes with 300 hp and no problems with the drive shaft on those bikes.:thumbsup:
     
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    Not all, Ive seen guys break V Max drive shafts also, but a turbo application is pretty gentle on parts for the power you can make

    DW :thumbsup:
     
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    I was generalizing. I realize shafts can and do break. I was mearly illustrating the fact that they can take a substantial amount of hp and torque.
     
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    Yep they sure can handle allot, its mostly the shock load with to much traction that can snap one HB

    DW :thumbsup:
     
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    Dale....with that being said, would it be in our best interest to replace the rubber "gasket" inside the wheel housing? It being almost 30 years old, you know it's got to be stiffer than new....so if they do get brittle, I don't know if they do. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

    Going to MIR this weekend...my bro is running this.....notice the insane turbo, left lower side....

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    Looks like a bad ass funny bike to me Scooby

    I would pull the rear wheel off and inspect the rubber cushions. If they are shot or breaking apart replace them. But like you said they are really old, so not a bad Idea anyway if they are still available

    Cheers Dale :thumbsup:
     
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    'I own an 1986 zl600 runs good. But have one issue. Seems around 6000rpm it wants to pop,or hickup ,but runs fine besides that does it in any gear any help is appreciated
     

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