I have 2 that I keep holding up against the various places on the bike, a long thin one about the width of the TL radiator but it's about 4" deep, and the other is from the smart car which is pretty compact and just about fits in the place of the TLR lower, just need to see if I can get the exhaust/blower intake & filter, starter motor, coolant hoses and outlet to the intake plenum all in the remaining space.....
I even thought about mounting it in front of the forks like the old BSA triples but it would look shite, not enough room under a dummy tank cover either. The tail would be ok but the long pipe runs would play havock with the throttle response I guess.
If I can't get it in the TLR location then it will probably be excluded. There's always the water injection option :laugh
you'll most likely beat me to the cake tho, as i still have to rebuild the motor yet (4th gear dogs are shot, so may as well do the rest lol) im keeping to a standard engine build just blueprinting the lot, slightly dropping the compression (2 base gaskets), cleaning the heads and running 7psi, and fabricating my own 2-1 system, id be rapt with 160rwhp
thought about a radiator from PWR here in aus? veetwo tls and fimp have one, they do customs, could get one made, same size just thicker?The Smart Car Intercooler sounds to be a similar size to yours, I would love to get the intercooler under the TLS rad but I have concerns over cooling the engine with just the TLS rad. I could add a pair of VTR rads aswell but would rather loose the intercooler than do that :coocoo
im sticking to stock tb's too, but like i said, cutting them down and then, making a plate below to mount an extra injector.... you could do the same and splice in the 2nd injector to the original items. having one single large injector can lead to some pretty stuffed up fueling and running down low.I want to keep the stock TB's to keep this version simple for now which means no room for the intercooler under the tank.
matbe so, but im wanting to keep compresion as high as posible to maximise torque, so an intercooler is paramount insurance in the fight against detonation, what i have shall fit, so may as well use it :devious, plus it sounds more impressive when at the pub.... supercharged, intercooled 1000cc v-twin :boring:laughI'm pretty sure for your 160bhp you'd be ok without one. Joakim with the RSV is not running one and is above that figure :thumbup
I used my last (scabby) one that I suffered the abuse for on the engine that went to TLMonkey :laughWait....there's a TL part that Sam DOESN'T have six extras of? :laugh
I'll drop you a PM Joe :hailsam i have a 97 water pump cover if you want, its yours for the cost of shipping.
With the intercooler under the tank it means I can go back to the TLR twin rads like I initially had on the SSSA special, the Top rad is shallower which means a gap between it and the frame :thumbupalso with the intercooler air feed, i think a great way to do it is to drop the radiator down an inch, put a mouth in 1inch by the width of the rad to sit above the rad.channel it so it directs air up and to the cooler.
as my 04 blade tank sits a bit taller then the tl one up front i can afford to run a scoop up top between the bar rises easily. but i think the big scoop sitting above the rad will be better, and the scoop will also act as a headsheild and drip tray for water mist spray on the cooler.