I'm wondering how fast a VRSCF would go with a turbo kit? I understand that the stock bike does 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in about 3.6 seconds. I'm not interested in outfitting my bike with turbo: 3.6 seconds is plenty fast for me, but I am curious about the performance numbers. Also, would a turbo kit ultimately shred the engine by getting it to perform at a level beyond its design?
No turbo kits do not shred the engine (depends on how much boost your running)...the top speed will not change no matter how much power you have (ummm...do i really need to go into this?)...not sure 0-60 would change much...but 30-100 sure is a lot funner!
I have a 2009 VRSCWA and I am interested in the Trask kit. I would like to chat with you and get some info. Also, I live in Northern VA and could drive down to see an actual set up rather than photos.
I have a Trask turbo on my bike in South Riding, VA. Let me know when you would like to see it. I would have done this much sooner if I had been able to actually see and ride one (I had many questions and was just not sure it was something I could handle working on). Rod and the Killer Service Inc guys helped me with the install. I have since taken it off and on several times doing maintenance (Rod is all about showing you how to do it yourself).
He never mentioned changing gear ratios. A stock vrod running at 9k will be slower than a turbo vrod running 9k (in the same gear) because of the increase in HP from the turbo. compare it to two identical snowmobiles. Both running 1:1 as a final ratio. Snowmobile A has 140 hp stock and snowmobile B has 240 hp with a turbo. Both are running at 9000rpm. Assuming that the torque values are consistent with the hp, the turbo will be faster. A better test is just put two VRODs side by side at 9k in a drag race, all other things equal (beside the turbo on one) and the turbo will be faster due to the increase in HP that is created from the turbo.