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Another Gen 4 race build

Well after having a bad ending to my intro into racing (final 3 races at RACE) where I spun a rod bearing then taking an intake valve shortly after the repair on my 2008 GSXR 1000 sbk, I decided it was time to cut my losses. I picked up a shiny almost new ZX10 with 1700km on it to turn into my new love. I know this is not a cost effective way to get on the track but after having two motor failures, any bike I picked up would have a full rebuild before it hit the track (roughly 3-$4000). This way I start fresh and can mod to my desire and make the bike my own.



I started off riding the bike home (roughly 200km) and felt fairly comfortable with the ergo's right away. Once I got it home and found a couple safe backroads I wanted to see what all the hype was with this bike. Needless to say it was impressive but not what I was expecting. These bikes come heavily restricted from the factory so after a little research I found out by grounding a wire from the ecu it puts the bike into a neutral map where the secondaries don't close at higher rpm, so by day two the bike had already had its first "mod". One quick jaunt and the bike showed what it was really made of! It pulls extremely well past 10,000rpm and if I dare say wouldn't give up much to my GSXR that was built pushing 180whp on U4.4.

I started getting the build under way by removing all the nice shiny painted bits and unnecessary street parts (beside the kick stand).



I picked up a few parts that I knew I would change right away such as Vortex rearsets



Renthal clipons, STM switches, Pro-Taper adjustable clutch perch



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Fairing stay with a bigger ram air intake from the UK (http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/181680345840?nav=SEARCH). You can also see the Lightech remote brake adjuster, ProTaper adjustable clutch perch and my homemade rad guard.



And a few bling parts.



I also removed the OEM wiring harness and ECU. By the time it added the cost of a quick shifter to a piggyback system the price was within a couple hundred dollars but this way I have much more adjustability.

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Race harness and ECU




After removing the OEM harness there was plenty of room to add a set of block off plates so I took the opportunity to get it done while I was there.



Started a bit of the race wiring to keep everything where it's suppose to be.



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Installed a new FMF apex exhaust and carbon fiber hanger





I found a great deal on a set of Hotbodies bodywork off the forum and even though I heard how bad they are I decided to see just how bad they could be. Well they're all that and more! I had to trim the oem undertail 1/2" to get the tail section to slide foreward far enough so that the recess lines up on the subframe. I also had to cut and shape the front of the seat pan to get it to fit and the recesses are still extremely crooked that mount to the tank but it'll have to do for now. This will become my spare bodywork later in the season.




I've been having a hell of a time trying to decide what I wanted to run as far as suspension goes until I was lead to a great deal on a set of K-tech 20DDS fork cartridges. Originally they were out of the budget and I was undecided if going with a gas charged fork was really worth the extra expense. This deal made my decision for me. They'll be paired up with the K-tech 35DDS rear shock.

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Keep up the good work !!
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If go for another set of bodywork, consider the Armour Bodies set. I've had the same set on my race bike for 2 years, going on 3 now. Been through 2 highsides and a lowside (repaired of course). Fits great and light.

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Keep up the good work !!
Sure will, not quite done yet

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If go for another set of bodywork, consider the Armour Bodies set. I've had the same set on my race bike for 2 years, going on 3 now. Been through 2 highsides and a lowside (repaired of course). Fits great and light.
That's what I had planned on using but this was almost 1/3 of the cost but my time and aggravation just fitting it was not worth the savings never mind the prep that I need to do now before I can paint it.

The front didn't go as bad as the tail. Took roughly an hour to get it on and drilled but I have to do some trimming again and the bracket they use to attach the belly pan is part of the kickstand so I'll have to fab somthing up there

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Damn dricked, you got my same suspension setup! Nice. Bike’s looking great.

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Damn dricked, you got my same suspension setup! Nice. Bike’s looking great.
Lol sure did! I was on the fence between the regular K-tech forks and shock or AK-20 gas forks and Penske rear. For the price the AK/Penske setup is hard to beat.
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may I ask what you paid for your K-Tech setup? PM me if you don't want to post.
my setup was $2,500 installed.. killer deal!

Yoshimura ... DynoJet PCV ... ECUleashed flash ... BMC race airfilter ... DynoTuned ... K-Tech 20DDS Fork/Cartridges ... K-Tech 35DDS Rear Shock ... Rear Linkage kit ... Brembo T-Drive rotors ... Accossato Master Cylinder ... Vesrah pads ...
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may I ask what you paid for your K-Tech setup? PM me if you don't want to post.
my setup was $2,500 installed.. killer deal!
I'll be in it for more than that. I scored the cartridges off ebay for $1050 shipped brand new and then whatever the shock costs. I'll install the shock/linkage but have the forks done by my tuner.
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