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hey all, i have some questions about getting a turbo for a 02 f4i 600. doesn anybody have any adivice/info on this?

does anybody know where i could find out where to get one? cost? or even where i could get some research on the subject.
 

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i dont feel i have the experience for a litre bike yet. and honestly a litre bike doesnt have the manuverability that a 600 does. see ive also got an aftermarket exhaust, and a powercommander on this bike. so ill be pushing more than 137. :)

btw, thanks for the dr. turbo info.
 

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i dont feel i have the experience for a litre bike yet. and honestly a litre bike doesnt have the manuverability that a 600 does. see ive also got an aftermarket exhaust, and a powercommander on this bike. so ill be pushing more than 137. :)

btw, thanks for the dr. turbo info.
Trust me, a Turbo bike is much harder to controll than a N/A bike. A Turbo makes the bike very difficult to ride in twisty stuff. The power band isn't very linear or predictable. So not having the experience for a Liter bike, you should really stay away from anything turbo. Also your aftermarket exhaust will be removed with the turbo kit.
 

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ive heard that turbo bikes are a little harder to controll. so your saying the powerband wont stay as consistent? well what i meant by not having the experience, i do have the experience, i just dont want a bike that heavy, or that costs that much.

btw, i dont have a full aftermarket exhaust, just the slipon, so i should be ok with the rest bieng stock right?
 

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well what i meant by not having the experience, i do have the experience, i just dont want a bike that heavy, or that costs that much.
Cost I could understand, if you wern't about to blow 3k on a Turbo kit. Weight, Most current liter bikes weight as much as or less than your F4i. I know my 2000 929 is only 9lbs heavier than your f4i, and it's far from the lightest liter bike out there right now.

As for the powerband, I don't know how much experance you have with turbocharged motors. N/A motor you give it alittle gas...it gets alittle faster, give it more...it's gets even quicker. Turbo motor you give it alittle gas and it gets faster and builds up boost....then the boost kicks in and the bike gets ALOT faster. Really makes for a handfull while leaned over. Turbo comes on hard enough mid turn and you'll be kissing that rear end goodbye.

So you want low cost, low weight and being good in the twisties....all of this points away from a turbo. Either be happy with the 600, or get a liter bike.
 

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if you raelly want to feel the difference go buy, or borrow an old h3 kawasaki 2 stroke triple. power comes on really hard and the powerband is narrow. for example the bike might be making 60 horses from 3000 to 6500 rpm then between 7000 and 8000 the bike makes 100. 3rd gear wheelies back in the 1970's
 

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I wouldnt go with a turbo if you like to ride the twisties. Thats more of a straight line thing.
 

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if you raelly want to feel the difference go buy, or borrow an old h3 kawasaki 2 stroke triple. power comes on really hard and the powerband is narrow. for example the bike might be making 60 horses from 3000 to 6500 rpm then between 7000 and 8000 the bike makes 100. 3rd gear wheelies back in the 1970's
You know I never heard anybody else mention a triple until you just now.. My dad used to own one of those. :headbang

I agree with everyone else about the turbo. I don't have a lot of experience with bikes, but I do with cars...and turbos are unpredictable. It's not so bad if you're pushing just a little boost out of a small turbo...but if you have a larger one pushing some decent boost, it's gonna take a bit to spool. And when it does...you're in for quite a surprise. If you want a comparison to what turbo boost feels like when it kicks in. Just imagine getting on the throttle out of a corner, and then accidentally hitting your nitrous button. You're gonna get that same kick in the butt with a turbo...except with the turbo, you don't always know when it's coming until you get used to it.
 

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yep bought a h3 kawasaki when i was 17 cuz it was cheap. only owned it 1 month before i sold it. scared the shit outta me. bought a hurricane 600 with ign advancer. stage 3 jets and full yosh system. and it was fun
 

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man i love that video.

btw guys, im from kansas.... kansas is flat as hell and straight. the best twisties we have around here the signs say take it at 45 :p no joke. i honestly am not a huge twistie person, i like straight line, wheelies, and feeling the G's of acceleration.
 

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Then why be so worried about manuverability? What you are saying you like to do is what Liter bikes do better than 600's. You'd still be better off with a liter bike over the turbo 600. Though I still think you should stick to your 600.
 

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Try and rethink that one.
Eh, I think a 2004 1000rr/10r/R1/GSXR 1k would give a 137hp f4i a problem. Especially on the top end where the turbos advantage starts to run out. Most of the new liter bikes dyno at 150ish to the rear wheel, vs a 137hp f4i turbo. Not to mention most of the new liter bikes are sharper and lighter than the f4i.
 

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i say get a ZX-10 or an R1, they are light and FAST... also, if you have ever heard of turbo lag (the time it takes from wacking the throttle to the time the boost kicks in) that is pretty undesireable while turning. imo, turbos seem like a waste of money. a 600SS is fast enough, and a new liter bike is faster. and the cost of a turbo vs. what you get out of it doesn't do it for me on as far as bikes go...
 
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