Brocks Performance: ZX-14 Diary — Part 1

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Suzuki B-King Final Prototype

Day 1—Pick-up bike on Monday, May 1,

12:30PM — Received from “Vista Jim” at Kawasaki in Dayton, Ohio my request for the first available to his dealership had FINALLY been Appointment was made to pick up the at 3:00PM.

3:00PM — to pick up bright red 2006 Naturally, my new leathers are black and but as Murphy would have it, bike was a ‘no match’ to any leathers I ever owned. Damn, 66% of NOT getting red, and the red bike was the to show.

Oh well…I have to make, and the red does look in a Ferrari kind of way.

– Leave Vista Kawasaki the bike (1 mile on odometer) to to the office so I can show the new toy to the guys. a tank protector pad to prevent from my jacket. Button up and for a quick trip home for riding gear (2 miles.) to take more scenic home; arrive at home 7 miles showing.

4:45PM — Depart for our facility. Stop for 2 gallons of 89 fuel, although the sticker 90 minimum. I hate 92 octane, it power!

I want to run 87, but I’ll it on the safe side with 89 on the new Who knows if it will ping it gets hot?

During noticed heat from as fan turned on quickly—much sooner most other bikes. Better sooner than

Arrived at Dyno:

160 SAE/163 RWHP-Hot, 17 miles on odometer.

runs way rich from 8K up to I’m sure it … power, but how May be a built in safety feature? I a Power Commander in a BIG WAY!

on boards will swallow tongues when I post results! Oh well, I know Time for some break-in Left Dyno for Tony’s

Not excited about roll-ons 05 GSXR-1000 making more and weighing 100 pounds less.

The a GREAT bike to ride…even in traffic. Heat from fan your attention, but the bike right down once again. Heat can not be felt moving.

Arrive at Tony’s 25 miles on odometer. After a talk with Tony, we off for a ride to our favorite roll-on (Tony rides in blind-spots…will to speak with him about We arrive at our favorite spot. bike is at stock ride

Must roll from

First roll (with the in 2nd and the 14 in 2nd) — Tony 6-8 bike lengths instantly, and we stay glued.

Second — I hit from 1st, in 2nd, and I smash limiter.

roll — I missed 3rd Adjusted shifter down so gap matches dimple on shaft.

Fourth roll — I try 1st again. We stay side-by-side I hit the limiter in 5th. Going way too to watch tach on a road! bike pulls away. I’m for a 14 to hang at all.

Aero’s, Ram Air and big must be working very together.

Fifth roll Tried again. Smacked in 1st. Too difficult, Leave to go

Tony rides 14 to the restaurant. that it’s smooth, and feels smaller than it Rode his old Busa at Mid-Ohio; he would like to try the 14 there

Arrive back at house 89 miles on odometer.

Day 2—Drag on Tuesday, May 2, 2006:

Dyno after 124 break-in miles

185 lbs in before shower=200 suited. weights and food, and MORE

Low Barometric Pressure—really hurts bikes. DAMN! It’s until 3-ish. Clears up for hope, so I leave work for at home. Yea.

Attach wrist kill, and add gas. Grab BP 93 from bike trailer; no time to for pump gas on the way to the track, and I don’t to upset testing with VP, Adjust chain; add Brock stickers, 38 psi in rear tire, and 36 psi in (new tires.)

Head to Two Tuesday at Kil-Kare raceway

Suzuki B-King Final Prototype

of test session: Glutton for Try as ridden in Vegas, but TOO DAMN TO RIDE. I don’t have the Three 10.30 something’s, and I a strap.

DO NOT preload shift before blipping gas! will not return quickly after preload 2nd-3rd and 1st-2nd is perfect every

Switched to semi-synthetic motorcycle adjusted shift lever and but did not help. Change in riding helped most. Most won’t be an issue as bike up. Called Gadson and confirmed his personal ZX-10R had the same before it fixed itself brake-in miles.

Bikes in Vegas were in already— that’s what I get for break-in procedure!

Tell new owners to stay away track before 1000 I’m sure most will

Gas tank vent makes Hissing stopped me in my tracks loading bike.

Clutch is too for me. I can’t get the bike to move the 20 feet. FIX!

9.70’s at Taking almost a year off the drag strip makes me very uncomfortable. I need PRACTICE!

117 MPH 1/8 = 142 MPH…Basically the same as a runs slammed with a mod. Oh sh#t. Rickey and are ringers. I feel totally and too big to be fast anymore.

WOW…if I am so much, then what the other new owners be doing? is very frustrating. Are they to be pissed at me, Scott, RG, KAWASAKI….

Day 3 — “Wrenching” on Wednesday, May 3,

Reconfigure ZX-10 Power to function on ZX-14.

ZX-10R Commander being reconfigured to on the ZX-14

Remove body and gas tank. Time consuming, but straight forward.

No room to Ability to simply unplug body connector very Very tight running PC but accomplished. Little or no room for else.

T he biggest item will fit under the seat is a commander…..you could fit a ham sandwich, but it get smashed!


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