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    Turbo article in the latest Motorcyclist Magazine.

    I go to the mailbox and the the new Motorcyclist magazine has a nice article on the SHORT period of time the big four experimented with Turbo bikes... Nothing earthshattering written but its still cool to see that they were not forgotten!

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    If they would have gone the supercharged route they might have made it work.
    I want a supercharged 500 weighing less than 400 pounds that has 100+ horsepower.
    When am I going to get that?
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    Don't hold your breath...
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    I also get that magazine and read it, was not aware Suzuki had one that they liked.
    I knew about the other 3.
    The 2,4,10 rule: know what is happening 2 seconds, 4 seconds and 10 seconds down the road.

    Current: '83 VT500FT Ascot, '03 Kawasaki ZZR1200, '84 Kawasaki GPZ900R, '84 VF500F Interceptor, '83 GL650I, '81 CX500C, '82 GL500I project, '79 CB750LTD, '85 CB700SC, '01 Kawasaki ZRX1200R, '72 Yamaha G7S

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    Out of all of the Turbo bikes the XN-85s are the rarest... I would LOVE to get my hands on one!

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    Make a nice statue.

    I read this online last night.

    if it the same was done private track in Oz.

    Reason ,Was thinkin pf gettin a Kawi 750 turbo


    Good article.

    Thumper You'll get it when u build it.
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    Purplecx500, I rarely get what I want so that is nothing new.
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    The 2,4,10 rule: know what is happening 2 seconds, 4 seconds and 10 seconds down the road.

    Current: '83 VT500FT Ascot, '03 Kawasaki ZZR1200, '84 Kawasaki GPZ900R, '84 VF500F Interceptor, '83 GL650I, '81 CX500C, '82 GL500I project, '79 CB750LTD, '85 CB700SC, '01 Kawasaki ZRX1200R, '72 Yamaha G7S

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    Hey on the + side you live in Eden.

    You could put a MR2 Roots Blower on

    GL1000 almost same weight.

    don't even count HP just build for torque.

    Torque is a better indicator of potential

    acceleration.

    Throttle response. zooom zoom

    don't miss a shift RPM's build so fast

    it will Gaakk its innards in a hurry.
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    Thanks,
    There are some cool pics that will be used as screensavers! You poor Germain's having to use those road sign size license plates/tags or what ever you call them...

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