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Harley-Davidson Is Developing a Supercharger

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  1. crosscountryla

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    Interesting article on how they addressed belt tensioner, I like that kind of problem solving. I suspect getting an M8 super charged AND past emissions testing will relegate this to a very expensive Screaming Eagle accessory. Myself I’m anxious to see the new Revolution released, and super charge that? Humina Humina Humina. Regardless a supercharged 114 would make for a nice upgrade, and a super charged 114 Roadglide would smoke it’s competition...
     
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    This is supposed to be a positive displacement supercharger, so it'll be more low end power vs high end
     
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    Most super chargers in automotive applications are positive displacement and not centrifugal type blowers. Yes they are better than centrifugal at lower rpm, but whatever your boost is set at, you’re still getting that all the way to redline. On a 114 M8 with a modest amount of boost, say 6-8 psi...I would predict peak hp in the 150 ballpark. My first question if this is a SE add on, is what else needs to be upgraded to handle it? We know on a Vic you just upgrade the clutch and 150 hp is handled fine. Can the M8’s crank hold up?
     
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    That will certainly help reliability.
     
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    They just doing it to not lose in the next bagger race.
     
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    Funny. You can buy an XC for 10k and a Lloydz charger with tune for another 10k. At 20k you have the bike !
     
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    I wonder if that supercharged 114 will hold together. Weren’t there some supercharged HD’s. In the king of the baggers?
     
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    Like HD didn't have issues with overheating and crank issues. Maybe a supercharger will fix all the issues...lol!
     
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    I think it will be an option to go with a new motor design. It just has to be unless the new 114 and 117 can handle the boost ?IDK
     
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    Do the new Harleys still have that knife/fork connecting rod design?
     
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    As I’m sure you know, I’m very interested in the new Revo motor. This patent drawings are clearly not that motor. But I’m thinking, even with the limitations we know Harley has with the bottom end of the TC and M8, I’ve been spanked at the track by some dudes with fast Twin Cams. (And not to worry I did my share of spanking too). So I’m thinking, a super charged 114 that is only hammered at the track a few times a year, does a lot of mild commuting and bike nights, occasionally does limited spirited riding...just because the crank is a weakness doesn’t mean it’s guaranteed to fail. And, pushing a motor so hard at the track that you blow it up is something of a badge of honor.
     
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    Yeah, it's how they manage the 45° and smaller engine.
     
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    If memory serves Trask Performance brought a turbo charged bike. It did well. Look for this bike to come back even stronger next year.
     

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