84 gl1200 turbo


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Toomuch
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84 gl1200 turbo

Postby Toomuch » Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:01 am



I can't find anything on putting a turbo on a gl1200
Does anyone have info on this topic ?


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Re: 84 gl1200 turbo

Postby Fatwing Chris » Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:34 am

Toomuch as in "Too much horsepower is almost enough".
I've heard of guys doing it,but don't know where you would get the info.
There is a guy here in Ontario,Canada that will turbo anything if you got the money.The guys good.He has people come up from the States all the time.
If I'da known it would last this long,I'da taken better care of it.
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Re: 84 gl1200 turbo

Postby Toomuch » Sun Jun 22, 2014 7:03 pm

I have a turbo I think will work I'm trying to find out the best place to tap into for oil, ( to lube the turbo ) and find out if the air box can hold 8 psi boost.i can do it my self but if I can avoid a lot of trial and error .i think the pluming is straight foreword. but the size of the carb jets and the air box thing and the oil
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Re: 84 gl1200 turbo

Postby rzaugg » Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:41 pm

Oh, you were serious.

I think the air box stands a chance, but you would have to make a stronger seal for plastic plate that bolts to the plenum. As far as oil, I can only recommend putting a T-fitting where the oil pressure sender is and running off of that. There aren't really any verifiable ports besides that one that I know about.

FYI, on my 84, it has a 1/8 BSP thread. The sending unit will thread and seal into 1/8" NPT but NPT will not thread into crankcase. McMaster Carr sells an adapter but I don't have the part number handy. Can get it tomorrow if you need it.

On a personal note, I can pop my back tire loose in 2nd gear if I hit a wet spot, why would you need that much more power to want to put a turbo on it?

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Re: 84 gl1200 turbo

Postby Toomuch » Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:07 pm

I have a 84 I have done some work to that will lay a 20 ft patch of rubber . But to answer your question I am building a custom gold wing that I am trying to get 110 to 150 hp for the fun of it .i have the turbo and the means to plum it I also have a friend that is porting the heads and grinding the cams for me .i am in the proses of making adjustable cam gears so I can advance the timing as much as possible I'm guessing 12-15 degrees maybe more if I notch the piston I have to play with it to see where the sweet spot is ,thanks for the info I will look into tapping the oil sender .
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Re: 84 gl1200 turbo

Postby Toomuch » Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:13 pm

And by the way yes TooMuch is my nick name because everything I do is way too much !
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Re: 84 gl1200 turbo

Postby Ed Z » Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:10 pm

Randal Washington could set you on the right direction...

Check out his supercharged 1000 ...
http://classicmotorcycles.about.com/od/ ... d-Wing.htm

http://randakks.com/collections/bikes-f ... da-gl10000

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Re: 84 gl1200 turbo

Postby Toomuch » Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:25 am

Ok I'll do that thanks


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