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Old 08-06-2014   #1
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Brad's New Bike - '12 ZX10R

Picked up a new bike and figured I'd make a thread to help me keep track of it and what not.

It's a 2012 Kawasaki ZX10R that I brought home on June 26, 2014. It was a new left over that they wanted to move so got a halfway decent deal on it.



After picking it up I bought a right away Zero Gravity Dark Smoke Double Bubble Series Windscreen, mounted/wired my GPS and set out to California. Put a little over 7,500 miles on it and bike did just great.







After I got home I threw it on the dyno to get a baseline before I started to mod it.

Bone stock it made 155 hp to the rear tire.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xopWUI-NQQQ&hd=1


After the baseline I put on a Brock's Alien Head Slip On and got flashed by Archer (local guy in Fargo) and threw it back on the dyno. Also got a Competition Werkes integrated tail light and mounted the plate on the tail with some double sided tape. Really helped clean the bike up.






It made 174.5 after a slip on and flash, a 19.2 increase.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHjUmchyQ-A&hd=1


I have an 8-12" Evil Swing Arm coming which should put the bike at 68" wheel base which should help a lot at the drag strip.

Also got a Power Commander 5 from the same guy that I'll use to get a fine tune on the bike come spring. I've got Graves Block Off Plates sitting in the garage that I'll install before I get a tune.



Things I will probably buy before heading to the track this year:
Chain/Gearing
Evil Chain Gaurd
Roaring Toyz Adjustable Lowering Link
Adjustable Kickstand
Brock's Clutch Mod - eliminates the slipper clutch
Brock's Heavy Duty Springs or their cushion package
Shinko Hookup Drag Radial Tire

Hopeful with those mods it can run some mid to low 9's. I was able to get some solid 9.5's in with my old r1 and that thing had about 20 less hp and wasn't as long. Goal is to run some 8.99 or better with it at some point!

Longer term mods that I have in mind over the winter or whenever I have money:
Air filter, maybe BMC race as I've always liked them
Custom Dyno Tune - Have to figure out if it's worth it to run race gas. Guys pick up a lot of power on VP MR12 but its expensive. See how close I get that 8 second goal lol
Brock's Dragshock EZ or some type of drag shock
Airshifter - DME makes an air shifter bracket for $25 and I have the parts from my r1 to run the air shifter. So that part would be cheap, just need a quick shifter or figure out a way kill ignition.

Then if I still can't hit 8s I'd try a lightweight battery and maybe ceramic wheel bearings. If that doesn't work, nitrous it is


So here is to going Stupid Fast!
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Old 08-06-2014   #2
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Re: Brad's New Bike - '12 ZX10R

Sounds like an awesome trip! Have you mapped out your route?
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Re: Brad's New Bike - '12 ZX10R

I haven't gone back and update the route each day but these are pretty close to what it was
http://goo.gl/maps/Zk0or
http://goo.gl/maps/ba5Bt
https://goo.gl/maps/gYrvx
http://goo.gl/maps/HphMs

Google maps didn't like all the points I had in there so had to break it up into 4 different maps. Took a few different attempts in different browsers before I figured that one out lol.

Horrible blog with more bike/non bike pictures from the trip
http://bdcornelius.weebly.com/blog/archives/05-2014
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Re: Brad's New Bike - '12 ZX10R

Nice bike! What kind of mpg did you average on your trip?
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I cannot comprehend this speed.

That's a huge power gain.
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Nice bike! What kind of mpg did you average on your trip?
Thanks! It averaged mid 44 mpg on the trip. Was super pumped as gas was cheaper than I budgeted for and it got a lot better than I thought it would too.

Savings bought me that swing arm lol

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I cannot comprehend this speed.

That's a huge power gain.
Yea I was pumped to pick up pretty much 20hp for spending less than $600.

Who knows if it will ever go that fast, those are just my pipe dreams
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Re: Brad's New Bike - '12 ZX10R

Wow you took a really indirect route all around! Still have no idea how your butt didnt fall off on that trip, that would drive me crazy doing a road trip like that in a car let alone that bike! How did you not stop to drink or eat or pee for that 13 hour sprint home?

Very cool!

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Wow you took a really indirect route all around! Still have no idea how your butt didnt fall off on that trip, that would drive me crazy doing a road trip like that in a car let alone that bike! How did you not stop to drink or eat or pee for that 13 hour sprint home?

Very cool!
Thanks!! I tried to take as many back roads as possible and twisty roads so I didn't get bored so the route looks a little out of the way lol. The nice thing about the bike was if you butt started getting sore you could hang your butt off one side and let a hamstring get sore, then swap to the other leg and by that time the butt was good to go for a while again. I stopped and got a power aid a few times on the way home and I think I had two snickers bars on the 13 hr ride home. By the time I got close I just wanted to get home!


Was able to get the Riflemans's throttle insert installed on Friday night as well as the PMR tether kill switch. The throttle insert makes it like a quick turn throttle, but for only $25 and only took about 15 minutes to install because I'm a little slow sometimes. Very easy mod and worth the $25. I also had the PMR switch around from the r1 so that was a free mod. Need one of these to run 9.99 or faster, and I hope it can break into the 9s first time out.




Swing arm should be here tomorrow Then hopefully chain, sprockets, chain guard and lowering link will be here mid this week. I'll order Brock's clutch mod and stiffer clutch springs, drag radial and trailer restraint pins tomorrow. Didn't take me long to spend my paycheck this week

Hopefully get some more pictures of it stretched next weekend
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Damn! No time wasted with this thing haha.
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Re: Brad's New Bike - '12 ZX10R

Just a question, but if the bike is gonna be set up primarily for straight line speed, why not get the zx14 instead?
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very nice sir
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Damn! No time wasted with this thing haha.
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Just a question, but if the bike is gonna be set up primarily for straight line speed, why not get the zx14 instead?
zx10's are actually faster stock on frum rolls and never been a fan of big bikes. Hopeful for 3k or less into it it'll run 8s, be my daily in the summer and get 40mpg. I'll keep the stock stuff so if I get a hair up my ass and want to road race it I could go do that with a half day of work, probably a day with beer involved, and swap it all back over.

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Where's up here?

You come down to the cities I'm more than willing to get a little test and compare action in. Going to proving grounds? Maybe go rip a frum roll quick while up there lol
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Re: Brad's New Bike - '12 ZX10R

Dyno guy was able to do an overlay of the base line dyno to the flash/pipe dyno. I thought it was cool to see the overlay



I was able to get the swing arm on but due to slow ass shipping from sport bike track gear I won't be able to ride it until next week.

Did install the evil swing arm (8-12" over), evil chain guard, Soupy's lowering link and 16 tooth front sprocket.

Swing arm was pretty straight forward, what took the most time was trying to get the front sprocket nut off. My impact wouldn't budge it, a breaker bar with the jack handle on the end wouldn't budget it either. Eventually got a buddy to bring over his snap on impact and got it off.







Next week/weekend hope to get a good amount of crap done:
When the rear sprocket comes in the mail, get it on the bike. Then get the chain on and get the rear height all figured out. Ended up going with a -1/+5 sprocket combo which should top me out low/mid 160's
Install Brocks Clutch Mod and Brocks Heavy Duty Clutch Springs.
Drop the forks down in the triple tree to lower the front and throw on the lowering strap bracket/strap.
Get the Pit Bull Trailer Restraint system mounted on the trailer so it'll be a super easy one person job to get it on the trailer and 'strapped' down.

If I can score a deal on a used engine kill box I'll buy that, Schnitz coil harness and a DME air shifter mount. That way I could run my air shifter from the r1 for pretty cheap.
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Nice job, looking phresh yo!
Looks ready to run some 8s
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Damn really stretched that thing out!
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Nice job, looking phresh yo!
Looks ready to run some 8s
Thanks, y0! Not too sure it'll run 8s the way it sits but a guy sure can dream. If it can beat the r1 best time of 9.5 I'd be pumped!

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And to think the guy I bought it from sold it to go longer. I'd think too much longer and it'd make it that much harder to hook
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Holy christ that thing is long
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Re: Brad's New Bike - '12 ZX10R

Looks badass hopefully I can see it in action some time.
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