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Re: 2002 R1150RT Recommended Mods II

On Tuesday, Dec 30, 2003, at 14:20 US/Eastern, Tom Brown wrote:

> OK:
> I'm sticking to my opinions that Two Brothers exhaust for the RT is too
> stinking loud and that spending huge dollars on a turbo kit for an RT 
> is a
> complete waste of money and will lower the resale value and the 
> prospective
> buyer population when you try and sell.  Lot's to think about if you 
> want to
> go that way.

Well I was refering to a turbo for an RS and I would not worry about 
resale value on a bike with this mod. If I were to install a turbo on 
an RS, I would do it with the idea of forever keeping the bike.

> Using GS tubes on an RT or RS is great, but again, this works much 
> better on
> an 1100 than an 1150.  The guys who've tried this from other lists have
> reported pinging at higher RPMs, like in passing situations etc.   Bob
> Lentini blew a hole in a piston after 87K miles.  He advocated 
> mid-grade
> gas, larger valve lash clearances, Autolite spark plugs (which are a 
> bit
> longer than stock) and advanced timing.   I don't know if he used GS 
> tubes
> on his RS, but something he was doing or some combination of what he 
> was
> doing caused a severe problem over time.

Rob Lentini was also at that time trying to be frugal and burning lower 
octane gas. With advanced timing that is not a good thing.


95 R11RS
88 KRS Special