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shane661


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posted July 04, 2008 12:16 PM        Edited By: frEEk on 12 Jun 2009 16:57
-My ZX-14 Build Thread- (TOC on page 1)

This thread has been active for nearly a year and has become very large. The project has far exceeded its initial scope. While I had just planned to make some basic bolt-on modifications, my bike has evolved into nearly a dedicated race machine. This has been quite the learning experience…and continues to be! In effort to help viewers sort through this information, I have created a table of contents. As the thread will likely to continue to grow, I will update the listing from time to time.

Table Of Contents, Updated 6/4/09

  • Page 1 Project Start, Double Bubble Windscreen, Mirror Block Off's, M14 Exhaust Pics, BMC Race Filter, Test Fit Swingarm Extensions, Misc.
  • Page 2 Adjustable Kickstand, Renthal Sprockets, Lowering Links, Swingarm Extensions, Exhaust Gaskets, M14 Exhaust Install, Fender Eliminator, DRZ-2 Drive Chain, Rear Brake Line
  • Page 3 Metal Chain Guard, Mag Knight Tank Cover, Throttle Body Removal, Secondary Butterfly Removal, Lowered Fender, Quick Access Clutch COver, Damaged Wheel Bearing, Dragstrip, TWW Exhaust Hanger
  • Page 4 Barnett Clutch Springs, Gixx1300 Dry Spraybar Pics, PMR Switches, Renthal Sprocket Wear, Vortex 45T Sprocket, Catalyst Seat, Dynojet Accessory Photo's, Billet Velocity Stacks Photo
  • Page 5 Clutch Damage, Rear Tire Rubbing Undertail
  • Page 6 Oil Pan Removal and Cleaning, Clutch Removal, Muzzy Steering Damper Install, 16T Countershaft sprocket, Speedohealer, TC-4 Pics
  • Page 7 Oil Pan Installation, New Clutch Hub, New Clutch, Cut Fairing For Clutch Cover, Maxton Prep, Maxton Results, Air Shifter Install
  • Page 8 Rear Undertail Rubbing Mod, Air Shifter Install Revised, Dragstrip Testing, Zx-12R Rear Wheel Install
  • Page 9 Swingarm Weighed, Electronics Mounting, Drag Seat Rubbing Issues, New CO2 Bottle Mount, Maxton Prep, Maxton Results
  • Page 10 Catalyst Bodywork, Power Race Tire and Shinko Compared, Dragstrip Testing, Clutch Inspection, Nitrous Spraybars Compared
  • Page 11 Tiger Undertail Details and Installation, More 12R vs. 14 Rear Wheel Comparisons, Pics of bike on dealer lot, Wheelbase Options, Misc.
  • Page 12 Winter Teardown, Area P Mufffler, Bodywork Repair
  • Page 13 GSXR Wheels Details, Carbon Front Fender Pics
  • Page 14 Galfer GSXR Brake Rotors, Carbon Heel Guards, Odyssey 310 Battery, Battery Box Mocked Up, More Maxton Pics
  • Page 15 Billet Gas Cap, GSXR Footpegs, Spencer Cycle Swingarm, Misc.
  • Page 16 GSXR Brake Hangers, Carbon Ram Air Covers, Misc.
  • Page 17 Wheel and Rotors Weighed, GSXR Brake Hanger, Mcintosh Axle
  • Page 18 GSXR Front Wheel Install, Misc.
  • Page 19 M14 Exhaust Weighed, New Catalyst Bodywork Pics, OEM Parts Weighed, Bike Weight Savings Detail
  • Page 20 Brock's Shortmeg Weighed, Front Fork Removal, Misc.
  • Page 21 More Parts Weighed
  • Page 22 More Parts Weighed, Working With Composites, Lock Up Clutch Pics
  • Page 23 Carbon Lowers, More Parts Weighed, Wheel Install Measurements
  • Page 24 Misc.
  • Page 25 Drain Bolts, Forks Internally Lowered, Misc.
  • Page 26 BST Wheels, Misc.
  • Page 27 Misc.
  • Page 28 Misc.
  • Page 29 Swingarm Painted, "A" License at Maxton (on Turbo Hayabusa)
  • Page 30 Swingarm Install, Penske Shock Pics
  • Page 31 Swingarm and Shock Install, Oil Pan Modified, Shortmeg Exhaust Install, Odyssey 310 Tested
  • Page 32 Misc.
  • Page 33 2008 Fuel Pump Install, Bike Test Ride, Dragstip Testing, Misc.
  • Page 34 Speedcell Battery, Front Fender Brackets, Air Shifter Mods, Chain Adjuster Bolts
  • Page 35 Adjusting Rear Ride Height, Misc.
  • Page 36 Bike Assembled, Bike Photos
  • Page 37 Dyno Tested, Maxton Photos, Misc.
  • Page 38 Axle Nuts and Retention, Air Shifter Mods

Hopefully this will help people navigate this long thread!

Shane
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As some of you know, I purchased a new 2007 ZX-14 about 6 weeks ago. During that time I have been amassing a collection of aftermarket parts to install on it. As a hobby my girlfriend and I drag race and land speed race. So most of the mods I have planned will be to make the bike more suitable for those venues.

Almost two years ago I made a thread detailing my prep to get my ZX-12 ready for Maxton. That thread was fairly popular, so I thought I would start another for the 14. I'm not out to break any records, I'm just looking to have fun and make this bike my own.

I currently have on hand the following aftermarket parts:

Steering Damper
Exhaust
Power Commander
Sprockets
Catalyst Seat
Mirror Block-Offs
Double Bubble Windscreen
Kill Switch
Swingarm Extensions
Lengthened chain
Metal Chain Gaurd
Adjustable Sidestand
Lowering Links
Front Strap
Fender Eliminator
Innovate LM-1 Data Logger

I will try to detail, with photos and impressions, installation of all of the above...and hopefully more. I expect this process to take several weeks at the minimum. Here is the bike, as I pulled it into the garage yesterday:





Keep an eye out for regular updates.

Shane




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jerchung


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posted July 04, 2008 01:27 PM        


I look forward for your updates.

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warbird


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posted July 04, 2008 01:31 PM        
I'm gonna watch too.............. I have the same bike. Which exhaust do you have? If it is the M14 I would love to see some good pics of it before you mount it. Or the Akrapovic,Brock,Sato, Arata etc.............
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posted July 05, 2008 02:17 AM        
I'm tuned in!!!
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posted July 05, 2008 02:33 AM        
I would nix the double bubble.
I found it slowed me down on accelleration to top end, and unless you are a really tall dood, the catalyst seat lowers you 2.5 inches and will get you out of the wind.

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KZScott


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posted July 05, 2008 03:23 AM        
im in the process of setting up the LM-1 (w LMA-2) on my 12 Shane. have you played with data loggers before or is it a first time deal like me?
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shane661


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posted July 05, 2008 03:51 AM        Edited By: shane661 on 5 Jul 2008 11:44
quote:
I would nix the double bubble.


Funny you should mention the double bubble. It was the first item I installed, along with the mirror block-offs.

Before:



After:



It's obviously a much taller screen. I am 6'1. I get a lot of turbulence until I get the last 1" down in tuck. At that point, I can no longer see through the screen due to the gauges being in the way. I plan to address that issue a little later. As for hurting the top end, I will need more data to draw a conclusion. I loaned the screen to Zack Millholland at Maxton and he ran 197 using it. That was about in the middle of where he had been running, perhaps down 1 mph. He is much more compact than I am, however. I wouldn't be surprised if the stock screen is perfect for smaller guys. I will just have to test it out at Maxton. I found the taller screen helped me on the 12R as there was just no way I could get low enough to get out of the airstream with the stocker.

I also installed some Pingel mirror block-offs. These come polished, but I immediately sanded and painted them. Also note the lack of tinted lower area on the Zero Gravity screen, totally exposing the wiring and back of the gauge cluster:



I'll have to address that later as well. It seems that most aftermarket parts arrive in "kit" form...some modification is usually required.

Shane

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shane661


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posted July 05, 2008 03:56 AM        
quote:
im in the process of setting up the LM-1 (w LMA-2) on my 12 Shane. have you played with data loggers before or is it a first time deal like me?


Just over the weekend I used the LM-1 for the first time. I just hooked up the a/f sensor to Racheal's Turbo and logged the runs. It is pretty new to me as well, but I think I am really going to get into it. In my line of work I have been analyzing trended equipment data for years.

Shane

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shane661


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posted July 05, 2008 04:35 AM        
quote:
I'm gonna watch too.............. I have the same bike. Which exhaust do you have? If it is the M14 I would love to see some good pics of it before you mount it. Or the Akrapovic,Brock,Sato, Arata etc.............


It is the M14. Here are some pics of the header and midpipe:







I will have more pictures when I post up the install. I have to track down some new header gaskets, one of the old ones would not seal.

Shane

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posted July 05, 2008 05:57 AM        
Thats quite a mod list, good luck with the build....
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Brocks Gen 3 w/carbon can, PC III, BMC Race Filter, Amsoil, Engine Ice, ShoGun parking lot sliders, Puig DB windscreen, Heli Bar risers, Pro Grip gel's, Competition Werks fender eliminator, Vortex rear sets, No flies...More to come of course..



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shane661


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posted July 05, 2008 06:08 AM        Edited By: shane661 on 5 Jul 2008 13:11
One other small item installed, a BMC race filter (top filter stock, bottom filter bmc):



The filter simply slides into the frame on the left side of the bike:



Only two screws to remove. A much more simple job than on my ZX-12R with K&N's, that's for sure!

Shane

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posted July 05, 2008 06:20 AM        
Thank you very much Shane............... Been wanting to see those very pics!
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posted July 05, 2008 10:40 AM        
The red sparkle glitter and bedliner paint job needs a "warning" in the subject line. I am offended on so many levels.
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posted July 05, 2008 10:46 AM        
some flat paint on the bottom of the inside of your double bubble will cover the guts such as the down sensor and all that other stuff the factory windshield had hidden so well

Innovate LM-1 Data Logger <------ nice!
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shane661


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posted July 06, 2008 03:23 AM        Edited By: shane661 on 6 Jul 2008 10:25
More disassembly, and test fitting the extensions:



The extensions are a very tight fit. I had to lightly sand the inside of the adjuster blocks and extensions to get them slide in, and they were still very snug. More pictures as I go to finalize that step, which might be a day or 3.

Shane

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shane661


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posted July 06, 2008 09:22 AM        
Someone was wondering precisely how to get to the air fliter. Here is a series of pictures to illustrate the location. As you can see, the fairing inner panels, and then the forward frame cover (false tank area) will need removed. Then simply remove the two screws from the cover, and slide out the filter:







Hope this helps!

Shane

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posted July 06, 2008 09:33 AM        
keep the pics coming
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posted July 06, 2008 10:25 AM        
Nice Shane... especially like the clean floor :-)
Your right about the shield.... compared to stock it looks like the canopy off an F14 or something. lol
The swingarm looks a little anemic but it sure looks good stretched out like that!
Good access to the filters and I like the ramair tube placement and securing plates as well.
Looking good man,
Todd
PS: Got any tires ya wanna sell? ;-)

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shane661


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posted July 06, 2008 10:42 AM        Edited By: shane661 on 6 Jul 2008 17:46
Yeah, I was amazed at how many tires I have. I mean, tires that I have no idea of when I picked them up! lol

The swingarm is definitely not very stout IMO. I might be looking at a Trac Dynamics or Mcintosh in the future.

Shane

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posted July 06, 2008 11:01 AM        
beautiful bike shane keep up the pic's and the hard work!
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shane661


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posted July 06, 2008 11:03 AM        
Here are a couple of additional pics and observations.

It looks like there will be sufficient room to get to the plugs when need be. Seems roomier above the engine than the layout of the 12R:



I also like the way the oil pan leaves a lot of room to squeeze the header piping up tight to the engine:



Shane

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posted July 06, 2008 12:44 PM        
whos extensions are those?
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posted July 06, 2008 02:10 PM        
Drop that oil pan and have the drain moved while you have everything loose.

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posted July 06, 2008 02:58 PM        
quote:
quote:
I have to track down some new header gaskets, one of the old ones would not seal.



Same deal here with my M10 install. #4 leaks.

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posted July 06, 2008 04:15 PM        Edited By: dubious on 6 Jul 2008 23:17
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Someone was wondering precisely how to get to the air fliter.


Somebody needs to read the owners manual...
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