Gen 4: 2011-2015 Anything you want made for your Gen 4 ZX-10R? - Kawasaki ZX-10R.net
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post #1 of 31 Old 09-19-2016, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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Anything you want made for your Gen 4 ZX-10R?

Hey guys, I'm a Mechanical Engineering student, with a background in manufacturing, and I'm looking for some ideas for a class project....

Is there anything you would like to have for your Gen 4 ZX-10R, that isn't already available?

I'm thinking more along the lines of a performance accessory, but I'm open to anything. I have a 2012 ZX-10R myself, so that's why I'd like to keep it restricted to gen 4's only. For class I just need a design, but if I like it enough I may even go through with manufacturing it, testing it on my bike, and then offer it for sale.

Any idea's would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Not performance, but here are a couple items I wish I had options for.

Mirror block off plates with very bright integrated signals. Gregg's Customs makes some but they're fugly.

How about very bright rear turn signals that don't add any bulk to the tail section. Something in the same location as the euro turn signals but without the lenses that flare out.

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Mirror block off plates would be fairly simple. I could do that. I always took the mirrors off my previous sportbikes, but I actually really like the mirrors on my zx10r, so I never really shopped for block off plates. I'll definitely look into it.

As for rear turn signals, I highly recommend customled.com. I have their taillight on my bike and I love it. Way brighter than stock, turn signals are integrated, and it has a programmable strobe.
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Design a lightweight alloy front sprocket cover for the gen4!if you check out what Rizoma use to offer you will get a idea!cheers
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Design a lightweight alloy front sprocket cover for the gen4!if you check out what Rizoma use to offer you will get a idea!cheers
Agree, this would be easy to design and manufacture. The aftermarket completely dropped the ball with aesthetics on design.

Carbon Fiber!
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Design a lightweight alloy front sprocket cover for the gen4!if you check out what Rizoma use to offer you will get a idea!cheers
Good point, agreed.
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post #8 of 31 Old 09-20-2016, 02:57 PM
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A sprocket cover for the front

A nice brake hand guard

A throttle tube that includes the accelerator disc, progressive, and with grooves.

and TOP list a evapo canister for ABS bikes..!!!!!! that conects to the airbox and engine for the fumes....

that would be TOP
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a better looking seat cowl?

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post #10 of 31 Old 09-20-2016, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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Awesome ideas guys!

Right now I'm leaning towards doing the front sprocket cover. Can i ask what specifically don't you like about the Rizoma sprocket cover? I thought it was pretty good looking. A carbon fiber and anodized aluminum combo would be sweet, if I can find someone to make it for a decent price.

A throttle tube with interchangeable cams is definitely a possibility too. I work in a machine shop, so I could manufacturer most of it myself to keep costs down.

I totally agree we need a better looking seat cowl too!

Thanks again guys, keep the ideas coming and I'll keep y'all posted on the progress
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