Mini Turbo's

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Cycoracer8, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. Cycoracer8

    Cycoracer8 New Member

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    Today on my FB I seen mini turbo's that fit in the palm of your hand. Looked perfect for 50-80cc engines. It was made by Garrett Turbo's. Thats all the info I have.
     
  2. MotorBicycleRacing

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    If you want to see a turbo powered motorized bicycle come on out
    to the saturday April 13th SoCal Motor Bicycle racing extravaganza.
     
  3. maniac57

    maniac57 Old, Fat, and still faster than you

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    *rolls eyes and shakes head*
    Two-Stroke!
    And before you start telling me how turbos work on two strokes because you saw it on youtube,
    Just because you can make something operate, does not mean it's a good idea.
     
  4. Crazy Horse

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  5. graydog8josh

    graydog8josh New Member

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    many turbos, mini turbos. Garrett makes the gt-6 its a very small turbo. we use it for a 600cc application for our formula SAE car.
     
  6. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    you must not have heard of the Buddfab Streamliner and their turbocharged 50cc aprilia motor, and a land speed record at Bonneville of 145mph...

    http://buddfab.net/buddfabhomepage.html
     

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  7. VIKTR

    VIKTR New Member

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    Turbo-charged china doll?

    zero to broken in 3.2 seconds

    amazing
     
  8. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    that's only 5 seconds less than an unmodified china doll will last, so i say, "go for it!"
     
  9. VIKTR

    VIKTR New Member

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    I hear the secret is to hit 88mph
     
  10. maniac57

    maniac57 Old, Fat, and still faster than you

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    I wonder how much they spent making that Aprilla motor run like that...and how big a pile of destroyed parts the developement caused.
    If it was such a great idea, don't you think you would see more turbo ring-dingers?
    4 strokes, yes, but I still think it's a waste of time and money on any two-stroke.
     
  11. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    yeah, but some people argue that a motorized bicycle is a waste of time and money, also.

    then there's people like me that think, "lemme just see how far i can go before it kills me..."
     
  12. tooljunkie

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    something comes to mind here.
    "hey Bubba,hold my beer.i wanna show you something"
     
  13. maniac57

    maniac57 Old, Fat, and still faster than you

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    I fully understand that viewpoint. I have been known to hot rod some wild things in my day...
    I had a fiberglass RC boat with TWO 30cc Husqvarna motors on it. Talk about a waste of money...It was good for exactly one thing.
    Making my wife violently assault me when she found the canceled checks!
    (It also made me grin every time I started those beautiful little screamers so I guess it was good for two things)
     
  14. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    there's a long history of drunken... i mean... backyard mechanics who've turbocharged everything from lawnmowers to minibikes.

    i'd try the supercharger effect myself. easier, cheaper, less problems.
     
  15. ProMcCown

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    I personally like the sound of turbo spooling up, just sounds mean, wouldn't do it to my bike though.
     
  16. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    The average bear will destroy his HT two stroke in minutes with an expensive turbo.

    Have fun, behave, the choice is yours...
     
  17. bowljoman

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    Look it up. They used off-the-shelf common kit, manufactured by http://www.metrakit.com.au/

    It is very common. The world is actually larger and round compared than the flat-earth view of many bike builders.
     
  18. The_Aleman

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    That very same world gets smaller than Mickey Mouse's jewels when your build is confined to a bicycle frame, though.

    I'm one of those guys that _loves_ turbocharging, nothing like hearing that spool. I'll never ever forget the first time I spooled one up.
    That scream is nowhere near as loud as the rider's would be should any appendage touch that hot turbo housing, though.

    I'm with ProMcCown on this, although I've turbo'd my bike in my head at least a few dozen times :D
     
  19. maniac57

    maniac57 Old, Fat, and still faster than you

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    Darn kids! Get off my lawn!
    *grumbles and goes inside to watch Matlock*
     
  20. VIKTR

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    *waits for someone to turbo-charge a 212 predator
     

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