supercharging a shovelhead - Harley Davidson Forums

Carburetor Related Find discussions on carburetor related goodies here. Swap and trades? Rebuild information and tuning for the pre EFI systems.

supercharging a shovelhead

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-20-2008, 04:55 PM
Graliepower Graliepower is offline
New Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default supercharging a shovelhead

Hey to all, this is my first post on here.
as title says, i'm about to commit sacrilege and supercharge a low compression shovel, 88 cubic inches with Bonalite low comp pistons (6.5 to 1) , and stock conrods.
I might use an S&S super B carb, but i'm open to suggestions, the main question is; which kind of supercharger will fit this setup? i prefer a Roots type, and i think the best location for it is somewhere up front right below the fuel tanks.

What's a popular upgrade of this kind? I mean where do i look for such a supercharger? i prefer buying a used one off a scrapyard; something from a small supercharged car, but i'm hitting a wall here...

Any suggestions? pics? comments?

Thanks in advance

Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2008, 04:38 PM
extech extech is offline
Road Master
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Hurricane Alley
Posts: 1,219
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

Alex I just love old shovels and have had the same one since the early 80s, but putting a blower on one really isn't a good idea. I've popped plenty of head gaskets on my FL and installed dozens of others that put hi compression pistons in them.
youre asking for trouble!
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2008 Heritage Softail - Kentucky 95Heritage Motorcycles For Sale 3 08-16-2016 01:09 PM
super charging vs turbo charging on a softail vs touring polish hammer Softail Models 8 08-10-2015 09:45 AM
Supercharger with turbo Wastegate Install Boost Blowers/Turbos/Nitrous Oxide 31 10-14-2014 04:04 AM
Turbo Vs. Super-Charger DRAGO'S BIKE WORKS Blowers/Turbos/Nitrous Oxide 39 04-08-2011 11:10 PM
S&S Motor and tranny combo guitarman023 Sportster Models 4 04-28-2009 07:20 AM

blower, bonalite, charged, davidson, harley, head, shovel, shovelhead, shovelheadblower, ss, super, supercharged, supercharger, superchargers, turbocharging

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:17 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: