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Was just wondering if that title will get any interest LOL

It would be fun, and it would weigh about the same. Wish I had the bucks to try it. 8)
 

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Since turbines have one tailpipe, and they point straight back from the engine, you'd have to mount the turbine above or behind the rear wheel. You'd also need a very tall backrest with wiplash protection. LOL

Post pics when you're done. :lol:
 

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Re: Converting to a 930 HP turbine on the GL-1800..

KA7W said:
Was just wondering if that title will get any interest LOL

It would be fun, and it would weigh about the same. Wish I had the bucks to try it. 8)
I can see right now that you have created a lot of potential for generating HOT AIR in this thread Tom. :lol: :lol:
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Tom,

If memory serves, Jay Leno had a cruiser built with turbo-shaft engine in it. Run it at Bonneville, but I don't recall the results. I believe it came from a Bell Jet Ranger.
 

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In the early 90's I was flying round engine powered spray planes, 9 cylinder 650 HP engines. Then we started converting to turbo-props.

A round engine weighed around 1100 pounds with prop, and turbo-prop engine and prop weighed around 250 pounds, So they had to be mounted way out front but they produced twice the power. and a lot more aerodynamic. Sure made airplanes out of those things :lol: You could pull the wings off the airframe if you were not careful.

I think the same kind of improvements could be made on our motorcycles and it would be just as much fun if not more so :lol:

JMHO 8)
 

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Tom,

If memory serves, Jay Leno had a cruiser built with turbo-shaft engine in it. Run it at Bonneville, but I don't recall the results. I believe it came from a Bell Jet Ranger.
Leno did and maybe still does have the turbine powered bike. I don't know if he had it built or just bought it, or where he runs it but Bonneville does make perfect sense. Yes the turbine powered (jet bike) did come from a bell helicopter. I saw it on "My Classic Car" a TV show on the speed network. 8) 8) Terry
 

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Yep, thats Leno's bike, I tried to order one but Jay keep the money to himself LOL ... 150 grand for two wheels, Hmmmmmm !!! Maybe in the next life

JMHO 8)
 

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Yep! I was all set to order one, but then I checked the specs.
Darn! They only come in "infinite colors", and I had my heart set on "infinite-plus-one".
Guess I'll just keep lookin' :lol: :lol:
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Dream Catcher,

Yeah I understand your problem there !! If they would just get there act together and go to the paint store, they could sell a lot of them !!

JMHO 8)
 
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