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posted November 26, 2011 12:16 PM        Edited By: fish_antlers on 28 Nov 2011 22:33
First Ride: 2012 Kawasaki ZX-14R



Bikeland's own Wheelie took delivery of his 2012 Kawasaki ZX-14R on Thursday and now shares his impressions of the new machine after getting some seat time. Lots more to come in our forums as more members get their very excited hands on the R that comes with the heavily reworked ZX-14.

2012 ZX-14R in the wild, at the drag strip. Real Rider. Production retail unit.

















Credit for video footage and all photos goes to Wheelie.

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posted November 26, 2011 12:31 PM        
Nice.. thanks..
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posted November 26, 2011 12:35 PM        
Thanks wheelie!

Pass it along!
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posted November 26, 2011 12:39 PM        
Wish the video quality was better. Tomorrow will be 53 for the high here, maybe Lucky14 will come to Yello Belly drag strip and shoot some video of the ZX-14r, the track is the slickest in Texas, it would be great to try the traction control on,

wee

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posted November 26, 2011 12:57 PM        

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posted November 26, 2011 01:02 PM        
I'm free tomorrow, let me know if you need hand with anything
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Best 1/8 mile 5.68@126.4 on a 1.41 60'
Best 1/4 mile 8.87@152.7 on a 1.47 60'


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posted November 26, 2011 01:04 PM        
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Wish the video quality was better. Tomorrow will be 53 for the high here, maybe Lucky14 will come to Yello Belly drag strip and shoot some video of the ZX-14r, the track is the slickest in Texas, it would be great to try the traction control on,

wee


Thanks man...

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posted November 26, 2011 01:48 PM        
Wheelie, what are you anticipating it will run tomorrow? How is it going to be set up?
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06 zx14, 65", lowered, muzzy pipe, pcIII, air shifter, Litz revalve, Adams cut seat, OSR cut pan 87 pump gas.

8.97 at 149mph

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posted November 26, 2011 01:57 PM        
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Wheelie, what are you anticipating it will run tomorrow? How is it going to be set up?
It's been 7 months since I have been on a drag strip so I may be a little rusty, and I have to get use to stock wheelbase again, I just saw Kennedale is open all year round so I may go there to get real times, I'm more concerned with the mph not the et, that will show horsepower, the et will show my ability to ride a swb ZX-14r, the 14r has a Brocks front end lowering strap and brackets, rear has Soupys adjustable lowering links, Muzzy M14/10 from JZX Joey, no pc, I just filled up on pump gas so that will add weight hehe, that's it. 15 miles on the od, I will change the oil before I go.

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posted November 26, 2011 02:04 PM        
Awesome, thanks. Hope to see some big mph, I know gen 1s where I'm at only run 146-147mph piped. Hopefully you have better air than I do.
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posted November 26, 2011 02:06 PM        
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Awesome, thanks. Hope to see some big mph, I know gen 1s where I'm at only run 146-147mph piped. Hopefully you have better air than I do.
I know it wont do that mph, it's an 1/8th mile track lol

wee

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posted November 26, 2011 02:08 PM        Edited By: Lucky14 on 27 Nov 2011 05:11
quote:
Wish the video quality was better. Tomorrow will be 53 for the high here, maybe Lucky14 will come to Yello Belly drag strip and shoot some video of the ZX-14r, the track is the slickest in Texas, it would be great to try the traction control on,

wee



Not gonna hit 50 degrees until 2 pm, according to weather.com.

Prolly not a good idea on a track with little to no prep at those temps. I assume that the stock tire is still on it.

EDIT: You just posted maybe Kennedale while I was posting. That *might* work ..........



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posted November 26, 2011 02:09 PM        
quote:
quote:
Wish the video quality was better. Tomorrow will be 53 for the high here, maybe Lucky14 will come to Yello Belly drag strip and shoot some video of the ZX-14r, the track is the slickest in Texas, it would be great to try the traction control on,

wee



Not gonna hit 50 degrees until 2 pm, according to weather.com.

Prolly not a good idea on a track with little to no prep at those temps. I assume that the stock tire is still on it.



Kennedale is open at 2pm

wee

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posted November 26, 2011 02:12 PM        
Lol, Oops. I'm curious to see when you will be able to get the throttle pinned, its going to be a bitch to ride short.
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8.97 at 149mph

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posted November 26, 2011 02:28 PM        Edited By: JZX on 27 Nov 2011 05:29
Put me on it for a pass, the mph will show

Im 171 in shorts
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Best 1/8 mile 5.68@126.4 on a 1.41 60'
Best 1/4 mile 8.87@152.7 on a 1.47 60'


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posted November 26, 2011 03:04 PM        
Nice video Wheelie, you forgott to say wee at the end.....
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posted November 26, 2011 03:28 PM        
Good luck might come out but not on the busa..
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Wish the video quality was better. Tomorrow will be 53 for the high here, maybe Lucky14 will come to Yello Belly drag strip and shoot some video of the ZX-14r, the track is the slickest in Texas, it would be great to try the traction control on,

wee

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posted November 26, 2011 07:35 PM        
Wheelie post up your times and your impressions of the 14R vs the Gen 1 ZX 14..........i'm going shooting tomorrow then watching some football but as soon as I get home I want to hear your impressions of the new bike!!!
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posted November 26, 2011 08:14 PM        
Great stuff, good luck at the track today!
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posted November 26, 2011 10:06 PM        
With today's air temp and a weight of 220 unsuited, on an 07, the mph for 1/8th mile is usually 121 with a few 122's. Stretched bike of course and geared too. I'm hoping the '12 model matches that mph or greater at swb. That would impress the hell outta me.
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posted November 26, 2011 10:33 PM        
Rusty rider (sorry Wheelie!) on a SWB torque monster?
I'd be shocked if he matches a streched and geared 07 in the 1/8th.

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posted November 26, 2011 10:36 PM        
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Rusty rider (sorry Wheelie!) on a SWB torque monster?
I'd be shocked if he matches a streched and geared 07 in the 1/8th.
He has surprised us before so be ready for it.
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8.68 @160mph 5lbs boost

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posted November 27, 2011 12:07 AM        
oil filter is the same on 2006-2012.

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posted November 27, 2011 12:43 AM        
any more space under seat? for electronics? pic with seat removed?
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posted November 27, 2011 01:14 AM        
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any more space under seat? for electronics? pic with seat removed?


no.. it is actually less.. there is a little supercharger in there!!!lol
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