The elusive supercharger


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Wingless bob
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The elusive supercharger

Post by Wingless bob » Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:47 pm



So, I just stumbled upon a deal here in vegas. A guy was selling an 83 and an 82 1100 and the 83 happened to have the cc supercharger on it for $500. Bike was complete and in decent condition with no status on supercharger or motor but didn't run. The motor turned over but didn't have a compression tester with me. The second bike looks like a part bike but well covered as gauges and switches are in great shape. Looked all complete but the po never got it running (he also didn't know what he had and had about 20 other bikes in his yard taken apart). My question is, besides the initial change belts, filters, fluids, checking compression, is there anything I need to be careful of when I try to start it, high octane fuel, oil getting to it? I'm not finding any real info on it so seeing if anyone knows any do's or don'ts, thanks.



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Re: The elusive supercharger

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:20 pm

I've not seen one either. But you'll want to change timing belts. And absolutely, high-octane fuel. A forced induction engine without the computer to retard spark in case of detonation absolutely needs high-octane fuel.

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Re: The elusive supercharger

Post by Wingless bob » Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:17 pm

Thanks for the reply, I was going to try race fuel fuel at first, and go down from there. If, and that's a big if it starts and runs, I was going to check heat around heads.

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Re: The elusive supercharger

Post by ekvh » Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:21 am

It’ll never run! When should I come get it?

Wingless bob
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Re: The elusive supercharger

Post by Wingless bob » Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:02 am

I really appreciate the words of encouragement :lol: . I'm pretty sure I'll get it to go bang, either in rythm or one big one :D . Either way, it'll be fun to watch



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