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Randakk’s Supercharger Prototype for GL1000

As I reported in the December, eNewsletter, the Supercharger Kit is on the road and very well.

For a variety of reasons, I decided not to proceed to

Brief Point-of-View Video the Intoxicating Whine of a Blower!   I’m not the first to put a supercharger on an early Other parties have so dating back to the late My goal on this project was to a better blown GL1000 any I’ve seen on the road.

efforts that I’ve have limitations that I to overcome. I believe I have very successful from an point of view.

Special thanks to my good Lars Nielsen, aka “Octane” of for his invaluable assistance on this Lars is an internationally famous enthusiast and prominent technical to: Naked GoldWings Forum . a video of Lars on his own Supercharged .

My set-up works very I’m very pleased with the and operation. It has far exceeded my expectations.

Now for the bad As a parallel effort, I’ve very hard on the business of this project – struggling to get the costs down to an affordable so that I could sell set-up as a comprehensive kit. the result of that effort.

If I were to commit to a minimum run of 10 complete kits, the selling (with a very thin would be at least $5,700 per kit . I realized that there is no for this product at that so I decided not to proceed to production. The is actually not that far out of line what CC Products was charging for kit back in the ’70s (when you in inflation), but it’s still an expenditure for an antique motorcycle.

at such a price, I would not the RD costs incurred so far. there would be a considerable of installation mistakes, cancelled and various other problems on the end, plus some of warranty exposure on a complex that I could not fully Actually, only one failed out of 10 would put me considerably “upside on this project.

So, with regrets – I will not be this into production.

I enjoy my creation and look to showing it at upcoming rallies and I am very disappointed that I not get the price down to “merely Thanks to everyone who provided and moral support for this

Randakk’s Supercharger Prototype

height of entire unit fits under stock bodywork…very stealthy!




Air Filter

spacer / adapter

Serpentine drive system

Honda Goldwing prototype M1

Special fuel pump conversion

radiator cooling fan

Front / bracket support systems

oil cooler

After much I finally settled on an overdriven ratio (115%) selected to a conservative 5.0 psi boost at 5,000 This yielded approximately 8.0 psi max at This fairly conservative allows the bike to run on pump gas signifcant mofification to ignition and no danger of detonation or excess

Premium fuel is required I’m sure I’ve left horsepower on the table…striking a reasonable between performance and reliability.

and belts left over drive ratio experimentation. Now heavy duty Gates “Blue” Belt

Target = 25% increase at rear wheel healthy torque increase). The to redline is ferocious! There is no rev (yet) and the rider must great care to avoid the engine.

In the lower gears, it blow right past in an instant.

Boost Gauge – Entertaining!

This blower has somewhat displacement than the blowers have typically been for early GoldWings in the past. design has advantages in terms of:


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