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posted September 05, 2009 06:31 AM        
ZX14 supercharger??

Has anyone had any experience with a super charger on the ZX14 engine? I am trying to find out about the pros and cons of these units.

I know that TTS in the UK make a kit for the ZX14 using the Rotrex supercharger, also Procharger seem to have some very neat blowers.
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posted September 05, 2009 11:49 AM        
I'm not familiar with them either... I'm curious to what the pros/cons are. Everyone runs a turbo, never seen a supercharged bike at the track..
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posted September 05, 2009 12:18 PM        
I don't see any charts or graph's on the TTS site specific to the 14?
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posted September 05, 2009 01:01 PM        
Well i know the power you do get is full time and instant with a supercharger.
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posted September 05, 2009 01:11 PM        
I didn't know it was a kawasaki....
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posted September 05, 2009 01:17 PM        Edited By: INTIMIDA2OR on 5 Sep 2009 20:19
Yup powered by 2 motors based on the old kz1000J motors. Just more refined.... a lot more lol!
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posted September 05, 2009 02:27 PM        
The one time he tried to run a Suzuki motor....this is what happened...


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posted September 05, 2009 02:32 PM        
Rotflmao!! Damb slozukis
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posted September 05, 2009 04:19 PM        
?!??!!whoah..
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posted September 05, 2009 04:31 PM        Edited By: dubious on 5 Sep 2009 23:33
superchargers are crankshaft driven, they produce nearly instantaneous power, especially roots and twin screw or any positive displacement ones for that matter.

The centrifugal ones turn velocity into pressure, and thus must be spinning faster, and overdriven.

Superchargers also create parasitic HP loss as your crank is driving the compressor.
They tend to create less inlet heat than a turbo, but not substantially less.

Oh, and due to the mechanical nature ( pulleys, brakets, plumbing belt, belt guards) vs turbo, they are heavier usually.
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posted September 05, 2009 05:20 PM        
and too add to Dubious, superchargers tend to run on lower compression engines
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posted September 05, 2009 05:54 PM        
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The one time he tried to run a Suzuki motor....this is what happened...




LOL

He probably looked live Venom after that
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posted September 05, 2009 05:58 PM        
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and too add to Dubious, superchargers tend to run on lower compression engines


I would think it would have to drop a couple compression ratios from stock.
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posted September 05, 2009 06:08 PM        
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and too add to Dubious, superchargers tend to run on lower compression engines


I would think it would have to drop a couple compression ratios from stock.

Yes otherwise you'd have to underdrive it so much that you won't have the full benefit of the supercharger.
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posted September 05, 2009 06:16 PM        
underdrive? Thats not in our vocabulary


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posted September 05, 2009 06:23 PM        
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underdrive? Thats not in our vocabulary



Yes you'd have to use underdrive pulleys to turn the supercharger slow with high compression. The way to do it is to run lower compression and use the overdrive pulleys and make that blower work!

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posted September 06, 2009 04:26 AM        
I like turbo's best
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posted September 07, 2009 09:53 AM        
I had a friend that actually built a supercharger kit, and sold a few of them, for the old Suzuki GSXR 1100, back in the mid 80's. He ended getting his bike on the cover of a major magazine at the time, and if I remember correctly, went 200mph with a supercharged 1255cc kit motor he also built.

The moral of the story was; they were brutally quick, had incredible torque and bottom end, and sounded mean. However, the cost to hp ratio was a bit higher than a turbo.

You also have to remember that someone has to make a kit for the 14. None exist at the moment, and for a very good reason. The economy!! You would need to sell a minimum of 5 or even 10 kits, to recoup your tooling/testing/development costs. And, the first kits would be very expensive.

I doubt they would be any quicker/faster than a turbo, and would probably require more maintenance. It would be nice to have, but realistically, for the money, everyone is going with turbo's because there are a few kits out there to chose from, they've already been tested and proven, and the cost has dropped a bit.

Bottom line; to much work, to much money, to little return on that investment=not anymore hp than a turbo.

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posted September 07, 2009 10:22 AM        
Isn't the big Kawasaki Jet-Ski supercharged? Pretty sure its a 12 or 14 based engine.
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posted September 07, 2009 10:29 AM        
Yes Kawasaki has made dependable supercharged jet skis for a few years now .


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posted September 07, 2009 11:03 AM        
I have a SeaDoo RXT-X that has a 3 cylinder 1500cc engine with Supercharger. It's also fuel injected. Makes 255hp to the crank. Goes zero to 50 in about 4 seconds, zero to 30 in 2 seconds, and tops out at 71mph on the GPS.
Kawasaki has one that has also has a supercharger on it, and that one puts out 260hp, but weighs a ton. But, your talking about a totally different animal. Watercraft are underload constantly. Bikes need to go on and off load quickly.

As far as dependability, the Kawasaki ski has had a lot of problems with gas in the oil, cause by blow by, so the haven't been the most reliable, and are certainly not the fastest or quickest. But, they are the quickest in rough water.

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posted September 07, 2009 11:13 AM        
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Yup powered by 2 motors based on the old kz1000J motors. Just more refined.... a lot more lol!



I only see one engine and four exhaust pipes?

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posted September 07, 2009 04:44 PM        
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Yup powered by 2 motors based on the old kz1000J motors. Just more refined.... a lot more lol!



I only see one engine and four exhaust pipes?

That's the only one they want you to see
Seriously though he runs 2 motors on his bike I can't seem to find any pics ? HELP !

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posted September 08, 2009 01:20 AM        
Ok i know i've seen him on a twin motored bike but i cant find any pics...
Oh well here's the specs on one of his machines:

Chassis:

'94 Race Visions
Wheelbase: 100 inch axle center to center
Weight: 1030 lbs
Fuel Usage: 4 gallons per run
Fuel Capacity: 6 gallon capacity
Carbon fiber body and body panels
Rear Tire Size: 14" x 31.5"
Performance Machine Brakes - 11" diameter rotors, front and rear
Ohlins Forks

Engine:
1511cc Puma/Kawasaki
1000 Horsepower, estimated
70mm stroke, 83mm bore
59:1 compression
BME Rods (Bill Miller Engineering)
Vance & Hines Cylinder Head
Puma crankshaft and case assembly
Dailey Engineerigng 3 stage dry sump oil system
Steve McBride engineered drive system
Belt Drives Ltd. Belt Drives
1 Gallon oil capacity

Supercharger:
Auto rotor
2.4 compression ratio

Transmission:
B&J Planetary Transmissions
2 speeds - 1.43:1 underdrive - 4.50:1 overall gear ratio
Cycle Specialist's Multiple Stage Clutch


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posted September 08, 2009 01:20 AM        
Performance:
Best 1/4 mile: 5.809 seconds(Dinwiddie, VA 2006) - 248.66 mph (Valdosta, GA 2006)
Best 1/8 mile: 3.877 seconds - 218.20 mph (Dinwiddie, VA 2003)
Best 60 feet: .996 seconds - (Brainard, MN 2003)


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