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Chris Iovine's Turbo GS1150ES
« on: February 07, 2009, 07:20:34 PM »
Some of you may remember Chris Iovine. Back in the 1980s, he had a turbo Suzuki GS1150ES. It ran a best of 7.08 @195. Like many people have done, he sold the bike years ago. He recently rediscovered the bike in Middletown, Ohio and bought it back from its current owner. He picked it up yesterday and hasn't stopped smiling since then. This thread will feature every aspect of the bike's build, starting with the arrival at his shop in Evansville, Indiana, Action Cycle (812-424-2470). It will be powered by a GS1150ES-based engine with a draw through turbo, just like back in the day. The project may take a while (he does work for a living! lol). I hope you enjoy the rebirth of a badass bike and rider.
By the way, I bought my 2007 Hayabusa at his store and he's helping me with my turbo installation. There are pics of it elsewhere on the site. Great guy and a great shop...enjoy!









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Re: Chris Iovine's Turbo GS1150ES
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2009, 04:50:17 PM »
Thats cool  :thumb:

Keep us posted  :ppcrn:
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Re: Chris Iovine's Turbo GS1150ES
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2009, 07:30:18 PM »
sweet! :thumb:

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Re: Chris Iovine's Turbo GS1150ES
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2009, 12:22:16 AM »


Is that a S&S Super D carb on the turbo ?
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Re: Chris Iovine's Turbo GS1150ES
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2009, 04:11:41 PM »
Is that a S&S Super D carb on the turbo?[/quote]
Just talked to him. It's a Super B. He also said he's accepting donations to get him haulin' ass again! lol
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Re: Chris Iovine's Turbo GS1150ES
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2009, 11:32:32 PM »
Update: Chris should be able to get some stuff done to his bike now. He spent the last few months focusing on getting my bike to go 200 at Goliad. We did it! Woohoo!
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Re: Chris Iovine's Turbo GS1150ES
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2009, 08:18:04 PM »
What happened to this project?  Hows it coming? Any new pics :D

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Re: Chris Iovine's Turbo GS1150ES
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2009, 09:31:40 PM »
What happened to this project?  Hows it coming? Any new pics :D
Engine and turbo in frame, nitrous kit installed, lots of small stuff done. I'll post pics in about two weeks. It's looking badass!
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Re: Chris Iovine's Turbo GS1150ES
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2009, 10:11:31 PM »
I remember Chris and that bike, cool he got it back, 1150 was always my fav
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Re: Chris Iovine's Turbo GS1150ES
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2009, 11:14:24 PM »
He's not building it to be a show bike. He's gonna run the number! I'll keep you updated.
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Re: Chris Iovine's Turbo GS1150ES
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2009, 04:28:07 PM »
What happened to this project?  Hows it coming? Any new pics :D
Engine and turbo in frame, nitrous kit installed, lots of small stuff done. I'll post pics in about two weeks. It's looking badass!
Cool, thanks for the update.  Looking forward to the new pics :thumb:

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Re: Chris Iovine's Turbo GS1150ES
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2010, 08:23:29 PM »
Build a man a fire and he'll be warm for a day,light a man on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.

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Re: Chris Iovine's Turbo GS1150ES
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2010, 08:33:46 PM »
Back from vacation this week. I'll have pics very soon!
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Re: Chris Iovine's Turbo GS1150ES
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2010, 03:41:37 AM »
 :thumb:  :ppcrn:
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Re: Chris Iovine's Turbo GS1150ES
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2010, 10:26:27 PM »
The block and head are mockups, but you get the basic idea. After everything is together and functions, it will come apart for chroming, powder coating and paint.













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Re: Chris Iovine's Turbo GS1150ES
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2010, 08:34:07 AM »
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Re: Chris Iovine's Turbo GS1150ES
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2010, 11:24:32 AM »
Very cool!!  Thanks for the pics 106 :thumb:

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Re: Chris Iovine's Turbo GS1150ES
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2010, 05:42:04 PM »
ya ever think about blow through carbs
more hp and within the same weight rules i believe
just wondering

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Re: Chris Iovine's Turbo GS1150ES
« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2010, 05:43:51 PM »
what turbos that like an ef60

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Re: Chris Iovine's Turbo GS1150ES
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2010, 07:39:48 AM »
 great bike,  :1: i remember seeing chris run it back in the day....... that doesn't date me .does it? :hys:   :smokin: good luck with it.
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Re: Chris Iovine's Turbo GS1150ES
« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2010, 10:32:53 AM »
Pretty cool stuf here. Interesting for sure. Keep the updates coming :thumb:

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Re: Chris Iovine's Turbo GS1150ES
« Reply #21 on: March 04, 2010, 11:45:25 PM »
With the bike season starting to kick in, Chris' shop will get busier, he'll make more money and the bike will get more updates soon. I'll keep you guys updated!
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Re: Chris Iovine's Turbo GS1150ES
« Reply #22 on: June 17, 2010, 06:27:48 AM »
7.08 @ 195 was pretty solid.
Is he keeping the same inlet manifold?

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Re: Chris Iovine's Turbo GS1150ES
« Reply #23 on: June 17, 2010, 01:46:22 PM »
7.08 @ 195 was pretty solid.
Is he keeping the same inlet manifold?
Yep, he'll be using the same manifold. He says the bike is not meant to be competitive with today's bikes, just to run some low 7s and have fun. Updates coming soon!
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Re: Chris Iovine's Turbo GS1150ES
« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2012, 04:08:21 PM »
Yep, it's been a loooong time. I have new pictures, though! I'll post some of the bike with its body in place soon. You're gonna dig the paint scheme...it's old school and SWEET!












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Re: Chris Iovine's Turbo GS1150ES
« Reply #25 on: February 08, 2012, 04:12:04 PM »










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Re: Chris Iovine's Turbo GS1150ES
« Reply #26 on: February 08, 2012, 08:53:36 PM »
F-ing cool. Back when men were men and sheep were nervous!
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Re: Chris Iovine's Turbo GS1150ES
« Reply #27 on: February 09, 2012, 08:05:06 AM »
Very NIIIICE! :tu:
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Re: Chris Iovine's Turbo GS1150ES
« Reply #28 on: February 09, 2012, 11:05:01 AM »
So it's a draw though, but fuel injected now?

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Re: Chris Iovine's Turbo GS1150ES
« Reply #29 on: February 10, 2012, 09:31:11 AM »
This project was conceived,designed,engineered,produced, and installed by Dan Rudd at MPS.  The whole MPS team which is Todd, Sydney, Beth, and Kevin were instrumental in completing this project.  Without them it would not have happened. This bike went from a rolling chassis to what you see here in nine days.  All I did was take the bike to MPS, make a few hoses, and pay for it. There were countless 12-14 hour days that made this happen. The guys at MPS are the best. They took the time and trouble to make this old dog learn some new tricks.

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Re: Chris Iovine's Turbo GS1150ES
« Reply #30 on: February 10, 2012, 10:32:18 AM »
Awesome!
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Re: Chris Iovine's Turbo GS1150ES
« Reply #31 on: February 10, 2012, 12:57:50 PM »
Very cool  :thumb:

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« Reply #32 on: February 10, 2012, 05:01:02 PM »
Congrats  :tu: Full pic with body on  :bike:

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Re: Chris Iovine's Turbo GS1150ES
« Reply #33 on: February 11, 2012, 01:53:09 AM »
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Re: Chris Iovine's Turbo GS1150ES
« Reply #34 on: February 11, 2012, 07:42:42 AM »
You gotta love a GS.
Just trying to do whats right.
Wanna go fast.

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Re: Chris Iovine's Turbo GS1150ES
« Reply #36 on: February 12, 2012, 09:18:26 AM »
Bike looks really good!  Looks like it should be a blast at the track.  Good luck. :tu:

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Re: Chris Iovine's Turbo GS1150ES
« Reply #37 on: February 14, 2012, 08:50:54 AM »
Thanks, I am looking forward to it.  It has been 19 years so it should be interesting to say the least.

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Re: Chris Iovine's Turbo GS1150ES
« Reply #38 on: February 15, 2012, 06:47:57 PM »
SEXY!
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Re: Chris Iovine's Turbo GS1150ES
« Reply #39 on: February 16, 2012, 02:47:00 AM »
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Re: Chris Iovine's Turbo GS1150ES
« Reply #40 on: December 20, 2012, 03:38:46 PM »
old thread i know but..
just did a google wondering about chris and his/my old bike..lol

i had it shoved in storage for i think longer than chris owned it.
bike looks great and i hope chris is doing well!
oh,
i googled this topic because i was just on db dot com and was checking out the pics from dan rudds MPS party...i seen the bike in a couple of the pics...very cool.
old member just passing through........