Dewey. I imagine at $1000 you'd get some action. I think it important to distinguish that the 1300 in the Fury, Stateline, Interstate ... has an entirely different fueling system than that in VTX1300. There isn't a universal kit that would work on both unless you also provide a complete fuel system.Nobody makes an aftermarket kit for the 1800 or 1300 and the Honda Fury has the same 1300 motor so they would be very Universal and I was thinking as far as price right around $1,000
You'll spend that much on a nice set of pipes an air filter alone
So what do you think if a bolt on kit became available?
Well that is the truth. I think a big part of what you are missing is that the VTX1300 is carbureted. What exactly does that mean? Well, unlike a fuel injected engine, where a great deal of tuning (not something one can do in their driveway unless you provide the tools and maps), possibly larger injectors, an ignition and fuel management system, in itself exceeding your $1000, a carbureted engine needs more than just tuning. Fundamentally, it must, not should, but must have a blow through carb. The VTX1300 carb is not, and cannot become a blow through carb. Is it possible to fit a suitable carb? Well yes it is, but the entire system just got really complicated. Much more so than with an injected bike.So no matter what bike you put it on you will have to spend the time to tune up or take it to a shop to have it done
Wasn't there a guy on facebook (maybe this same OP) who just built a low PSI system using the stock carb?The crank and balancers inside the case are also different. To add a turbo to a X1300 you will have to find a special carb just for turbo systems that will fit on a 2 cylinder engine.
You can make anything work, but it's going to cost X1300 guys a lot more than $1,000 to get it working
I don't think so JPT. I've never had a 1300 carb apart, but many of these carbs rely heavily on vacuum to operate. The other issue is a gravity fed fuel system. 1 PSI is like 28 inches of H2O. As fuel is lighter, I'll let you do the math, but you'll be blowing bubbles in the tank at just 1psi. That means as the boost comes on, you will actually empty your bowl back into the tank. In order to combat that, you will need to add a fuel pump. The vacuum operated petcock would have to go too. Anything else that is vacuum referenced would need to be accounted for. The carb itself relies on vacuum for metering. It shouldn't be too big of a problem as you'd only be making boost a larger throttle openings anyway, I would think. I wouldn't say it would be impossible to make that carb a blow through carb, but there are way better options out there than trying to make that work, IMO anyway. On the other hand, superchargers have a big advantage there. Because of the limited heat in the blower itself, you can feed air/fuel into the blower. A CV carb will work pretty well in that situation. Swapping the turbine wheel in the turbo with a pulley and belt would make it a centrifugal blower that you could top with a carb.Wasn't there a guy on facebook (maybe this same OP) who just built a low PSI system using the stock carb?
I mean, really you are just adding boost, and you should just have to add the appropriate fuel to the system (rejeting) right?
Draw through would work with a CV carb. Little would have to change, but I'd be concerned with housing temps. Definitely that could work.There is a guy on one of the facebook groups, that just did it with his 1300. This is within the last 2 months. I honestly thought he used the stock carb, without changing the gravity fed design. He kept the boost low, so it would require less fuel that going crazy with boost.
Edit: just looked it is a drawthrough turbo. He posted it on the "VTX 1300 Riders" facebook group. So I guess the carb is different. Posted on Oct 8 2020. Had it drivable on Nov 6th (without front brakes, he's still building).
I don't have a FB acct.Edit: just looked it is a drawthrough turbo. He posted it on the "VTX 1300 Riders" facebook group. So I guess the carb is different. Posted on Oct 8 2020. Had it drivable on Nov 6th (without front brakes, he's still building).