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post #1 of 21 Old 05-13-2007, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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Sold the zx10r and now have rode the zx14 for 200 miles. REVIEW

well most of you know i sold my zx10r. but thats not what this thread is about.
SO how does a STOCK zx14 stack up to a BUILT zx10? i have to admit i miss the quick snap of the built bike but the 14 is the way i would go. The zx14 has little things that easily get looked over. I even did. Untill i rode one. the bike is like driving a caddy. everything you need is at the touch of a button or the twist of a wrist. The bike does have mass to it! however when moving it feels lighter! I dont know why it just does. Im very happy to now have mirrors that work. if I could change anything about the zx10 that would be it. doesnt seem important untill you have them again. I wasnt really into the creature comforts the zx14 has to offer untill i rode it for this weekend. MAN!!! wow i mean this bike has everything. the dash even has some stuff that the mags didnt give credit for. EX: the dash has 2 tach lights. 1 for add boost/spray now and then a shift light. SWEET! the bike holds a crap load of fuel. can almost go 200miles on a tank. I also remember reading where some mag stated "the zx14 just wont wheelie, it will make a great drag bike." BS this thing is a wheelie monster. any gear go full on and you see the sky! the bike starts to pull like a mule but then all 3 of the goveners kick in at once. Man can you feel it too. all of a sudden the monster power gets very tame. but you can definatly feel what it "could be" with very minor work. As far as handleing...it wants to go further than i feel ok with on a heavy weight. If looking for a bike that is nice to ride for awhile and has power to spare this is the bike for you. as far as being a corner junkie on this bike....you may want to stick to the zx10's. but yes Im VERY happy {and not sore} after riding my zx14 for almost 200 miles in 2 days. pics soon!....and some new mods.

I got tiered of buying go fast parts.... So i got a turbo! now i need go slow parts!
If it aint modded it aint yours!
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Pics asap! Great new bike, enjoy!
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Oh and 1 other cool upgrade...I CAN SEE AT NIGHT!!!!!

I got tiered of buying go fast parts.... So i got a turbo! now i need go slow parts!
If it aint modded it aint yours!
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Just throw a good set of tires on it and you will feel very different about the cornering on a 14. With a full sys, pc, flies out, and good tires the 14 straight rocks! And it is comphy to boot.

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nice man, i have done alot of work on the 14s lots of power to be found. Just get rid of that exhaust and the secondarys, get a custom map for it and you'll really feel the power.

what motor work was done to your old 10?
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I went from a ZX9R to a ZX14 and now the ZX10R, I missed the nimble feeling of the sport bike.
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congrats on the new machine
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thanks guys. i rode it again tonight i swear they should tag that bike with the nick name "unicycle!" Buy a 14 and you will never need a front tire again!....you'll never wear it down!

I got tiered of buying go fast parts.... So i got a turbo! now i need go slow parts!
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what motor work was done to your old 10?


To me, "BUILT" is a little more than an exhaust and PC.
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intake cam and head gasket. kws also timed the cams alittle. dont have the timing numbers though. i dont know the degrees. was going to do gorilla rods and a forged crank to get a turbo but decided not to remove a $1200 pipe to add a 5k turbo. so i got a new bike and plan on adding a turbo.

I got tiered of buying go fast parts.... So i got a turbo! now i need go slow parts!
If it aint modded it aint yours!
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