Powerhouse Left the Org???




WuzzaCBXRider

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How is it that this forum became involved in any way other than being a medium for at least partial communications between the ‘necessary’ participants? Why would either party cease their activity here?
 

TallTom

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Holy Crap. I'm glad I have a stock bike that goes slow and relied on Suzuki to build.

And my ugly heavy wheels.....*sigh*.

This is why I got out of the service and repair of 1st cars and then aircraft. People spends thousands on cars and 10s of thousands on aircraft. Then somebody convinces them that I ripped them off.

It just isn't worth it.

BTW is Ali banned?

I don't have time to come on here as much as I used to.

He was always trying to push buttons. Maybe he finally pushed the wrong one?
 

shade

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So imagine yourself believing the hype that your newly purchased turbo bike is going to the " supposed " best of the best Turbo builder to be checked out to be made to run right before you have even set eyes on the bike yourself. You tell him to make it right, no time restraints, no cap or qualms on any financial limit. Most important, make it right because it is a 1K fee for me to ship it home, so not like I can just send it back if unhappy. So lo and behold he says it is running rough, PCV is to fault, sends it to Dynojet along with secondary fuel module for repair. I get impatient, purchase brand new thinking I can resell originals when fixed and recoup a little cost. Well he finally says it is done with a little glitch in the throttle he couldn't work out but sends it on its way regardless overall trumpeting that the glitch is NOT a fueling issue. I get it home and from the virgin ride the bike runs like sh#t , stuttering and coughing all over the place. You have to baby the throttle to just mope along smoothly, not exactly what you expect from a Stage 2 RCC Turbo build. Well talked behind the scenes to a few Org members and knew where the bike needed to go. Reached out to Rob at Boosted Cycle Performance and he agreed to take it on. Hence today where it still is getting the care, attention and superior knowledge that it deserves. Attached is the paper where Frank says it is not a fueling issue, if you follow my thread of my B King , Rob has already easily debunked this statement. Also he sends out several hundred dollars of parts to Dynojet and never gets them back ? My ending opinion, if you just need a parts supplier , safe to get them from Frank. If you need a builder, diagnostic specialist , someone who has the knowledge to fix other peoples messes, someone who instills confidence by his actions then go to Rob Bors at Boosted Cycle Performance...

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So based off this there was a fueling issue?
Fixed with Rob retuning? If so via powercommander or ecu?
 

fallenarch

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Well I don't really give a crap either way. I really like how Rob comes on here and teaches/shows us stuff, that is cool and it's more like he is a part of the family and not just marketing services. I hate to see anyone's business take a hit, I know how hard it is to build a rep. But the B-King episode was pretty much inexcusable in my eyes. I also don't get just walking away and not even offering an explanation. To me that means some bad things for that business. I wish Frank & PH the best but this is a problem for me.
 

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So based off this there was a fueling issue?
Fixed with Rob retuning? If so via powercommander or ecu?
Read from post 84 on.

 

Boosted Cycle Perf

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Well I would be pissed if it was my BKing , thats for sure . I also never knew the wheels were interchangeable between Busa and BKing , somone wanted to buy my stockers to swap for a pair of Bkings for their Bking , (bit confusing) , but I didn't sell .
If you pay attention when looking for sprockets, brake pads, or rotors on parts sites and of those parts fit bkings and 08-12 busas. BST lists the same part numbers for their front wheels for both bikes. On parts web sites both bikes have the exact same part numbers for axles, bearings and spacers. Only difference is the rears. Bking has a slightly wider rear wheel. That’s it. They come with a 190/55/17 vs a 180/50/17 on a busa.
 

ROADTOAD1340

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If you pay attention when looking for sprockets, brake pads, or rotors on parts sites and of those parts fit bkings and 08-12 busas. BST lists the same part numbers for their front wheels for both bikes. On parts web sites both bikes have the exact same part numbers for axles, bearings and spacers. Only difference is the rears. Bking has a slightly wider rear wheel. That’s it. They come with a 190/55/17 vs a 180/50/17 on a busa.
Yeah , I never looked at that , even with the BST's and I'm pretty thorough usually with those , but I did know the swingarms were different , and that the Bking comes out with a 200/50 rear .
 

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I will say this , of what I know about a lot of tuning shops , most stay well away from customers builds they have no history knowledge of , because of the risks etc. . So , just taking into account that fact alone , Boosted Cycle Performance (Rob) is confident and gutsy , and confident in his own ability , and we can now also see , by his actual ability .
Thank you for that. It’s humbling to hear some of the extraordinary things guys tell me about my abilities. Taking on troubled bikes that other shops have built is a big part of how I made a name for myself. I have many successful rebuilds/retunes under my belt from some shops you would never expect to hear about shotty work rolling out of. Those are some of the hardest jobs to do as by time I get the bike, the owners are frustrated, skeptical, and usually are tapped out of money. I try to work with those customers the best I can because I honestly feel bad for them.

The biggest thing that sets me apart from any other shop is that I don’t rely on the money I make to pay my mortgage. Some of you guys know this, but most don’t. I still work full time as a locomotive electrician for a major railroad at night, and run my shop during the day. My shop is really a hobby for me that allows me to have a nice big shop, and tools/equipment I couldn’t afford or have the space for otherwise. And it allows me to have my race cars and bikes.This is why I can charge as little as I do for labor, and why even after doing a solid tune on my dyno I still make a point to put at least 100 miles on them afterwards.

Even before I was doing motorcycles I started tuning my first turbo car when I was 16. Most of my experience as come from tuning cars which are way more advanced as far as ecus and tuning. That market has advanced light years ahead of high performance motorcycles. Most builders and tuners in the hayabusa community hang their hat on their years of experience with these bikes, but refuse to evolve and try new parts or ideas. This is where I’m the black sheep in this community. I’m trying things I learned from my automotive background. Most notably setting the world record with Lucy. It takes way more then turning up the boost and throwing fuel at it to make that power for more then just a dyno pull. I haven’t backed the boost down yet and thrash on her almost daily.

I’ll wrap this up by saying this. My mentality since I started doing this at the level I’ve been for the last five years is this. If it ever stops being fun, a burden, or I start to cut corners I’ll stop doing it. I will not go out the way many have over the years. “He use to do really good work, then something happened...” Sound Familiar? Honestly the biggest complaint you’ll hear about me is that I take too long sometimes. But even when that’s the case, the customer is always blown away by the end result.
 

Kiwi Rider

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Rob, I live a long long way away from you and come fro
Thank you for that. It’s humbling to hear some of the extraordinary things guys tell me about my abilities. Taking on troubled bikes that other shops have built is a big part of how I made a name for myself. I have many successful rebuilds/retunes under my belt from some shops you would never expect to hear about shotty work rolling out of. Those are some of the hardest jobs to do as by time I get the bike, the owners are frustrated, skeptical, and usually are tapped out of money. I try to work with those customers the best I can because I honestly feel bad for them.

The biggest thing that sets me apart from any other shop is that I don’t rely on the money I make to pay my mortgage. Some of you guys know this, but most don’t. I still work full time as a locomotive electrician for a major railroad at night, and run my shop during the day. My shop is really a hobby for me that allows me to have a nice big shop, and tools/equipment I couldn’t afford or have the space for otherwise. And it allows me to have my race cars and bikes.This is why I can charge as little as I do for labor, and why even after doing a solid tune on my dyno I still make a point to put at least 100 miles on them afterwards.

Even before I was doing motorcycles I started tuning my first turbo car when I was 16. Most of my experience as come from tuning cars which are way more advanced as far as ecus and tuning. That market has advanced light years ahead of high performance motorcycles. Most builders and tuners in the hayabusa community hang their hat on their years of experience with these bikes, but refuse to evolve and try new parts or ideas. This is where I’m the black sheep in this community. I’m trying things I learned from my automotive background. Most notably setting the world record with Lucy. It takes way more then turning up the boost and throwing fuel at it to make that power for more then just a dyno pull. I haven’t backed the boost down yet and thrash on her almost daily.

I’ll wrap this up by saying this. My mentality since I started doing this at the level I’ve been for the last five years is this. If it ever stops being fun, a burden, or I start to cut corners I’ll stop doing it. I will not go out the way many have over the years. “He use to do really good work, then something happened...” Sound Familiar? Honestly the biggest complaint you’ll hear about me is that I take too long sometimes. But even when that’s the case, the customer is always blown away by the end result.
Rob, I live far away from you and come an automotive background also, and I can say this . .you are dead right about the difference in applied technology (electronic/computer, controllers) to bikes and cars.
I'm now working on bikes daily after 35 years on cars, and it's a breeze, like going out to pasture lol. Afterall, I am 61 and approaching retirement.
My hat is off to you, your work ethic and the amount of time and energy you put in to your bike shop business is staggering, let alone your main job as Railroad electrician, puts 99% of people to shame.
A big thank you for being here and helping as you have done.
You deserve success and prosperity, may it come your way my friend!
 



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