Drouin Supercharger

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Drouin Supercharger

Postby Colorado » Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:31 pm

Thank you for all your comments regarding the Drouin Supercharger. I have had a lot of folks interested. Because of all the interest, it is easiest for me to sell it as an auction item on EBay. It will be available at EBay for the next 10 days.

Thanks again for the education I received from your comments.

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Re: Drouin Supercharger

Postby hobot » Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:19 pm

Its the right stuff in Drouin's and the starting bid is reasonable but may take another decade of inflation or a rare museum before the buy now gets tagged. They are not that rare as I see about one a season show up, mostly in this later belt tensioner version.
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Re: Drouin Supercharger

Postby Colorado » Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:06 am

Fair enough. I'll see if I can make an adjustment to the 'buy now' figure.
thanks for the feedback

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Re: Drouin Supercharger

Postby hobot » Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:19 am

Droiun's about all have a torrid history of death and destruction of both users and the development team and bikes - so your as new one, is indeed a rare opportunity to excite the tire and parts smokers. Realistically it could go for $2500 but may have to keep listing it til those that must have it can save up after stumble across your offering. Here's a response I got from one Drouin installer last decade, that might help in tempting someone to pull the trigger...


YEEEEHHHAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well Steve, things were happening so fast I was shifting at a perceived
5500rpm but it was spinning up so fast I bet it was more like 6000rpm by the
time the shift took place(a pause for huge grin here). I don't think you
need to spin it up more than that for the street. I would say Mr. Owen is
spot on at 6200rpm. I looked at the plugs and they look perfect. They were
cold plugs from my BSA. (N5C Champions). I may just have to take it out
again first thing now that I know everything is fine in the combustion
chamber. I won't be sleeping much tonight either because I can't wait to
jump on again and go for a blast and it's only 30 deg. here. I don't really
care if it is -30 deg I'm riding this baby.
YEEEEEEEEEHHHHAAAWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!

----- Original Message -----
From: "hobot" <hobot@madisoncounty.net>
To: "Mike" <vze28fci@VERIZON.NET>
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2002 4:16 PM
Subject: YEEEEHHHAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
> Mike this is some of the best news you could have sent us.
> I want some too now. Way to go, loved to hear the comprarsion
> to lessor breeds. Please let us know more about the handling
> as you get it all dialed in. I will have trouble sleeping now
> thnking of the shit eating grins you have on tap. Dang mine face
> muscle are sore already.
> Rider Owen sent me his info and its says to limit revs to 6200, is
> this what you do?
>
> Steve Shiver
>
Mike wrote:
I just took the bike out for it's first run around the block. It runs
great! I have to wait for colder plugs or I would have never come home.
It takes a bit getting use to working the fuel shut off but I am getting
the hang of it. Other than a little bit of fuel spill now and then it is a
great mod. The sound of the blower can be heard inside my fullface Shoie
helmet and over the boom of the Dunstall silencers. I still have to do some
polishing and replace one of my original leaking petcocks but this thing
is awesome. I have always wanted an 850 Commando and I never would have
even imagined I could have a supercharged one. I will send photos when it is
completed to my satisfaction but let me tell you this. I ride a nitrous
injected Honda 996 Superhawk as a daily ride and I have a few GP race
bikes but nothing, I repeat NOTHING!! stirs my soul like this setup. The only
other mod will be a steering damper because the bike lifts up in every
gear now and it upsets the steering and a gunfighter seat from Corbin to keep
me from sliding off the back of the bike when I twist the throttle. In
closing all I can say is YEEEEEHAWWWWWWWW!!!!
I'll keep you posted. Mike
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