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The paint is incredible on this thing. Got some graphics on the way, hopefully the colors work with my suit, helmet, etc.
 

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Spent some time cleaning up after the previous owner.

 

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I'm also coming from the last gen cross plane r1 to a '16 zx10r. Did quite a few track days and a little racing on my 2012 r1 and although I loved it the thing always felt like a bit of a pig. Thought for sure I would get '15+ R1 but the prices/features made me jump the ninja. I haven't spent much time on the 10r yet but can already tell it's so much better than the 2012 R1.

I was an idiot though and bought the 10r brand new and have to do all the upgrades myself. I just feel weird riding used bikes but damn it hurts the wallet. Bike is at Farrell's right now getting the rake angle brought in and swing arm pivot changed.

Good luck to you this season!
 

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Did your bike come with the reversible swing-arm pivot inserts?
Re: expense, I hear you but the deals on new ones right now are tough to resist. I couldn't-:grin2:
 

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I'm also coming from the last gen cross plane r1 to a '16 zx10r. Did quite a few track days and a little racing on my 2012 r1 and although I loved it the thing always felt like a bit of a pig. Thought for sure I would get '15+ R1 but the prices/features made me jump the ninja. I haven't spent much time on the 10r yet but can already tell it's so much better than the 2012 R1.

I was an idiot though and bought the 10r brand new and have to do all the upgrades myself. I just feel weird riding used bikes but damn it hurts the wallet. Bike is at Farrell's right now getting the rake angle brought in and swing arm pivot changed.

Good luck to you this season!
Thanks! I've taken it up the street a couple miles and without giving it any sort of serious throttle I can immediately tell there's a vast difference in how this bike wants to be riden. Even the way it want to be turned ins very different and I honestly really like what it's starting to tell me.

I feel much more physically connected to the bike vs the old R1. The seat is more cramped but it keeps me locked in and there's a perfect amount of room to do what I need but not too much that I feel like a kitten on the curtain!

Did your bike come with the reversible swing-arm pivot inserts?
Yes and as soon as I get the special tool, I'll flip it for a +4mm increase in rear ride height (which should also reduce trail by about 1mm).
 

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https://hustlehardracing.com/shop/ My sponsor hooked me up with some top of line brake pads to keep this monster from getting away from me on the Road Atlanta back straight! The RJL-ZZ compound pads are the latest Superbike pad from Versah and are made with liter bikes in mind. I'll see what their all about on May 5th. I've gone through a few sets of the older RJL and have a set SJRL-XX pads for my R1. They really know how to make each compound have a specific character and that's why I like them over other manufacturers.



 

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Did your bike come with the reversible swing-arm pivot inserts?
Re: expense, I hear you but the deals on new ones right now are tough to resist. I couldn't-:grin2:
Jason at Farrell Performance said the '16's can be flipped upside down as they are. The '17+ need an insert. Seems weird Kawasaki would do that but he lives Kawasaki's and did it on his own bike so I believe it.
 

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Almost ready, finished up the logos after class tonight. Gotta get the Spiegler Rennsport hooked up and delete the ABS in the process.

Road Atlanta shakedown on May 5th.
 

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How do you plan on deleting the ABS? Do you mean removing the entire ABS system and replacing them with SS lines running from master to calipers?
Since the actual removal of the entire ABS system will throw some codes, I'll be doing a re-plumbing of the brake lines from the master cylinder to the calibers. I'll need the non-ABS lines when I do the kit ECU swap so it's not a big deal to invest in a full set of aftermarket lines at this point.

From the out side of the bike, you will still see the ABS pump on the left side but it will not be physically connected to the braking system in any way, shape or form.

I'm using Speigler Rennsport lines if anyone is curious.
 

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Completed the shakedown today at Road Atlanta. First impressions:

1) Acceleration is what makes this bike work. I’ve never felt some thing that pulls like this thing. And it’s a stock motor with only a Hindle slipon/decat and a Woolrich tune for U4.4 by Michael Godin at KWS. Pulled a front wheel for 100m on the back straight in 4th gear. Insanely smooth wheelie control (KTCS 3).

2) Brakes are amazing! M50’s with ABS delete and Versah pads make stopping this machine a breeze. Lifted the rear wheel multiple times and the chassis never twitched.

3) I need to do nothing more at this point. There’s so much to learn at the level it’s currently at. The chassis is smooth and predictable but slow to transition and doesn’t like to make adjustments midcorner. I didn’t make the swingarm pivot insert change due to time constraints but that’s my next move

All in all, I’m impressed with everything about the bike EXCEPT it’s turning, but that’s easily fixed. The electronics are baby butt smooth, the TC intervention was barely noticed. I understand now why this platform is so successful!
 

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I'll let you know how my turns after this weekend with the pivot changed. I would also look into changing the rake angle with the inserts from Kawasaki. We brought mine in 0.5°. Combined with the swing arm change it should transition and turn in much better.

Bike looks sick btw
 

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Thanks! I'm still pinching myself, can believe I would ever own something like this.

I'm really interested to hear what you have to say about the geometry changes. I'll be doing the swingarm insert flip no matter what but listening to another experienced voice is always good.
 

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New suit arrived today, so I had to rock my "Yamaha" leathers...:)
 

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Thanks! I'm still pinching myself, can believe I would ever own something like this.

I'm really interested to hear what you have to say about the geometry changes. I'll be doing the swingarm insert flip no matter what but listening to another experienced voice is always good.
Yeah I'd do the flip since it's free why not. I meant more so on the rake angle change as from what I've gathered that's a key change.

I'm testing on stock suspension though not the badass stuff you have. That will come after this season.

Love Road Atlanta, had my first motorcycle crash in the last corner there but still a great couple of track days. I gotta ask why the U4.4 and how much does that run a can?
 

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That last corner isn't easy to get right but very easy to get wrong! I ran wide there Saturday and though for a moment I was going to visit the gravel trap...

U4.4 is what came tuned with the bike and I got a full, unopened can with what was already in the tank. I don't mind spending the $90 per 5 gallons, because 1) I know what I'm putting in the bike 2) it's how I intend to race it so I'll stick with it for continuities sake and finally I want to treat my baby right. This is a the best automotive vehicle I've ever owned and I want to make sure I keep it running right. Fuel is a big part of that, and I think the extra few bucks per gallon is worth the peace of mind.
 
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