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OT Turbo Kawasaki For sale

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by turbobike, Mar 2, 2008.

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  1. turbobike

    turbobike Member

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    Selling my "TurboGPZ", starting another turbo project....
    $4500

    ebay item 230228547704

    1983 Gpz1100 Turbo Kawasaki 340HP Stand-Alone Engine Management System

    Engine Management System:
    EMS stand alone complete engine control system, Hand held and Laptop programmable. Wide Band Bosch O2 sensor, Launch control, 4 digital and analog outputs, Dual redundant ignition systems, boost control, Data logging and analysis, proportional turbo oiling system, High Boost control optioned unit.

    Chassis:
    Front End: Re valved, Progressive Front Springs, 2” Lowering Blocks, New Bearings and Seals
    Fast By Gast Steering Stabilizer

    Rear End: McInTosh 4” Arm w/ AMA-Dragbike approved chain guard
    U.F.O converted 17” rear wheel, Chrome-Molly brake arm
    Lowered UniTrak rear link

    Engine:
    Head : FBG turbo porting, Oversize stainless valves, new guides, MTC valve springs, 8-spark plug head setup FBG converted cam chain adjuster.
    Block: 1260cc Weisco Sleeve and Piston Kit
    Cases: Over Board cases with APE case and Block stud Kit
    Crank: FBG crankshaft

    Transmission: FBG turbo cut gears, MTC Gpz to J conversion, billet output shaft, MTC Snow Flake lockup clutch w/ spacer, Pogue clutch roller pusher kit.

    Fuel System: Dual staged boost referenced fuel pumps, Mallory fuel pressure regulator, 480cc injectors

    Intercooler: Spearco 6x9 core, 72% efficient. Laminar air flow diffusers for increased cooling.

    Turbo: Michigan Turbo, T3/T4 Garrett turbo, RE Engineering header, 38mm waste gate w/10psi boost first stage.

    Remote turbo oiling System: computer controlled oil supply system, Remote oiling keeps clutch and engine debris from turbo unit.

    Co2 Pneumatic shifter, controlled by horn button, w/ arming switch.

    Boost control: gear based staged system powered with CO2 for supreme accuracy.

    Shift Light: Dyna shift light controlled by EFI system
    High output Alternator
    Corbin Gun Fighter Seat
    Optima Battery
    Boost Guage
    Fuel Pressure Gauge
    Dual independent/redundant ignition systems

    251hp pump gas, 343hp race fuel, Tuned Motorheads Cleveland Ohio.
     
  2. crusha

    crusha TS Member

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    ...no frizzies on the handlebars?
     
  3. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    Bet that thing would take ya from 0 to jail in about 4 seconds flat? :) Hap
     
  4. turbobike

    turbobike Member

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    Thanks for the comments, I selling the bike because I want to buy a new gun. I have been shooting a 870TC for almost 30years and felt I was do. I posted the bike here because the younger kids can't relate to a 25 year old sportbike, and many of us still like foing fast!
     
  5. turbobike

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    Ebay link:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Kawasaki-Ninja-Turbo-Kawaski-340-hp-ZX-Hayabusa-GSXR-R1-Suzuki_W0QQitemZ230228547704QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item230228547704
     
  6. biff

    biff Active Member

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    I didn't know Kaw had a turbo back then, nice bike tho. I owned a 650 Yamaha Turbo which came from the factory that way. It was very mild till the boost kicked in and then it was hang on! Poor handling at high speed and the speedo was only registered to 85, it was so fast it would make you pucker and I would shake for 15 minutes after I got stopped; lucky for me I wasn't killed or crippled on that bike.

    I knew Honda had a 500 Turbo about that time which was a techno marvel, don't know if they ever got it on the market.biff
     
  7. hoggy

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    How long does the chain last? Does it even last between stop lights?
     
  8. ec90t

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    Biff,

    The big 4 all made turbo bikes back in the early to mid '80's.

    Honda had the CX 500 tubo in '82 and enlarged the discplacement to 650 in '83.

    Yamaha had the Seca 650 turbo, like you had.

    Suzuki had a model called the XN 85 turbo and it is by far the rarest.

    Kawasaki's tubo bike was a GPZ 750 turbo. This model was the fastest of the bunch. This bike looked very similar to the 900 Ninja, but had a Aluminum piece that seperated the upper fairing from the chin fairing. This was to insulate the tubo heat away from the body work. Pee Wee Gleason actually made a sub 11 second run on one prepped by the manufacturer. This was for publicity of course.

    Kawasaki also marketed a couple of tubo bikes back in the late '70's to '80. One was a Molly Graphics 1000 and the other was a Z1R TC, also a 1000. I don't know who built them for Kawasaki, but were available at the dealerships.

    ec90t
     
  9. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    EC09T that was what I owned was a 1980 Kawi Z1R Turbo (1000cc) and it was from the factory a turbo as I bought mine in the crate from a dealer going out of business and assembled myself..Just a little tuning and different sprockets and a little dose of CAM2 gas and it was a solid 9.70 bike.....sold it before my dad died so I could buy his old bike...here she is...
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  10. ec90t

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    Cal',

    That's a very nice looking XLCR you have there. I can't believe that it is still wearing the stock pipes. Those were notorious for cracking. May I ask if that is a '77 or '78. I'm not real up on my Harley knowledge, but I believe that those were the two years that they were made.

    ec90t
     
  11. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    Its a 77..it has exactly 1095 miles...my dad got sick with weeks of buying it and rarely if ever rode it...I don't think he took it over 50mph...I look at it and still see the pride in his mile wide grin the spring day he pulled into the yard with this black beauty in the bed of his pick-up..its been babied every day since
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  12. ec90t

    ec90t Guest

    A truely priceless treasure you got there! A definite keep sake.

    ec90t
     
  13. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    last one..port side...it is a ball to ride although its not seen asphault in 9 years...when I hit 50 I'm going to buy myself a vintage Ducati 900, if i can find one
     
  14. ec90t

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    Cal',

    A bevel drive 900 SS will set you back a dollar or two these days! I rode one some years ago and it was my first introduction to a Duck. A little time later I got to ride a 888 Raymond Roche replica that had been street legaled.

    Have you read about Egan's latest purchase of a bevel drive that he had owned once before. Definitly good reading!

    ec90t
     
  15. biff

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    Cal, I have kicked myself for years and years for not buying a Black Knight at a Harley dealership in Fairfield, Ohio---I think it was an early one which they couldn't sell. I could have bought it for $2800 at the time and I'm sure it is worth 10 times that much now if you could find one!

    Another bike I wished I had bought was a factory Road Racer in a 250 Sprint Aeromacchi! Dang, Dang! Biff
     
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