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« on: March 30, 2021, 01:03:13 pm »

Changed oil/filter today. Bike has exactly 100 miles. Have to get out that slimus that has the assembly lube, lint, chips and whatever else is in there from new assembly line at the plant.

Installed rear spools so I can use my ZX14 rear lift. I really miss center stands!! Installed windshield  Banana  . I have in the mail some other goodies!!    Bigsmile  

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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2021, 03:45:38 pm »

The windshield fits the bike nice! Looks wise.
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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2021, 04:35:39 pm »

Yeah, thanks. I would like it a bit bigger but no one makes one bigger. I hope it keeps more wind off the chest. Haven't ridden it yet!
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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2021, 10:44:04 am »


Yeah, thanks. I would like it a bit bigger but no one makes one bigger. I hope it keeps more wind off the chest. Haven't ridden it yet!


I have a "Fly Screen" on my Griso that does well at taking the wind blast off my torso, but leaves the helmet in pretty clear air. Of course running 80+ into a 25 MPH head wind tires me out pretty quick anyway.
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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2021, 04:48:30 pm »

Other goodies in the mail!

 * A new set of handlebars and lower/adjustable foot pegs to make this bike really comfortable are on the way.
 * I have already received the decat pipe! The exhaust servo eliminator doo hiccus is in the mail. This weekend that 10 lb bread box under the engine is going bye bye. I'll lose weight and pick
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The 18t front sprocket is going on soon.
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« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2021, 07:14:12 pm »

A few more days and I'll add the handguards, 12V power and I am trying to decide on a rear rack. After all that the bike will weigh no more than stock, have more power, will cruise the hiway a lot more comfortably and get great gas mileage. If I bump into someone that wants to play Marq Marquez, OK!.

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« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2021, 11:24:25 pm »


A true DO ALL bike!


I'll wait for the pic of you single-tracking on it.  Cool
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I'll wait for the pic of you single-tracking on it.  Cool


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« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2021, 08:33:01 am »

Getting close. Bike has 569 miles on it. Have already changed oil and filter so I am close to beating on it.     Bigok

Have decat pipe and exhaust valve eliminator chingus.  Less weight more hp!   Bigsmile

Have new air filter and removing air box restrictor when air filter is switched out.    Bigsmile

Have new handlebars with different bend. Lower and adjustable foot pegs are arriving on Friday.    Bigsmile

After dialing everything in my buddy with the modified Yamaha MT10 wants to do roll-ons and see if he can stay with me.

After I run the MT10 I will install the 18t front sprocket. That will gear it up and make the 80 mph cruising better.

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« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2021, 04:58:35 pm »


Getting close. Bike has 569 miles on it. Have already changed oil and filter so I am close to beating on it.     Bigok

Have decat pipe and exhaust valve eliminator chingus.  Less weight more hp!   Bigsmile

Have new air filter and removing air box restrictor when air filter is switched out.    Bigsmile

Have new handlebars with different bend. Lower and adjustable foot pegs are arriving on Friday.    Bigsmile

After dialing everything in my buddy with the modified Yamaha MT10 wants to do roll-ons and see if he can stay with me.

After I run the MT10 I will install the 18t front sprocket. That will gear it up and make the 80 mph cruising better.



At this rate you'll have it all set up for the new owner when you sell it in a few weeks....  Bigsmile
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« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2021, 10:28:07 am »





At this rate you'll have it all set up for the new owner when you sell it in a few weeks....  Bigsmile


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And here I thought you were one of my best buddies here!                 Sad


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I got a good chuckle out of that. Of course, if I was to slip and fall down you would kick me as you walked by.      Bigok                   Bigsmile
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« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2021, 10:57:27 am »

Well..................last night I took off the exhaust and cut the pipe. Then I had to remove the catalytic converter(exhaust plug) from the stock pipe, re install the stock pipe and attach the decat pipe and the stock slip on and cover bolts right up. Bingo! WOW! It took hours to get the exhaust plug out of the stock 4-1.       Sad

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« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2021, 11:59:04 am »

Not completely through but you get the picture
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Well..................last night I took off the exhaust and cut the pipe. Then I had to remove the catalytic converter(exhaust plug) from the stock pipe, re install the stock pipe and attach the decat pipe and the stock slip on and cover bolts right up. Bingo! WOW! It took hours to get the exhaust plug out of the stock 4-1.       Sad

I tried to attach pictures but no go.


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Some prison time might answer what Blue is best at....  Bigsmile    

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That's it !!!  -- I'm turning you in to the green police...  messing with the intake, fuel-air ratios, and emission controls on a vehicle is a class D felony...     :pokestick:

Some prison time might answer what Blue is best at....  Bigsmile    

How does she feel with the added muscle and diet??  I think it's getting to be too much bike for you - you'll have to sell it soon...    couch


I sit out most mornings in the patio and drink coffee by the fireplace. I look up and watch the jets/passenger jets fly high overhead. We have the airport here and next to it is Kirkland AFB. I've thought about my criminal actions related to this terrible 50 mpg motorcycle and then realize in the time I actually thought about my actions the jets overhead have used more fuel than I will ever use!!! And the stuff they are putting out weights many pounds!! So I guess the saying "bigger fish to fry" comes into play here!!!

Last night I finished the exhaust system it is ready to ride. But, I lifted the gas tank and removed the air box restrictor plate. So I have to get off my can and finish up. Probably another hour to get the bike ready to ride.

Now as for too much power?! Nah. My ZX14 was a monster after I put the Hindle 4-1 on. Made the most HP of all the different brands back then. I had the ECU reflashed to open the secondary throttle plates way faster(almost like pulling the secondary throttle butterflies). On perfect hiway it would spin the tire on throttle only and pull the front at the same time!! If the hiway was not real nice WOW! Hold on, like riding in sand!! Up here at 5,300 feet elevation I took the ZX14 to the dragstrip BEFORE the ECU reflash. Not hitting it as hard as I could it went 10.30 at 138.8 mph. With a little practice I think I could have gotten pretty close to the nines. AT 5,300 feet a normally aspirated engine will lose about 15-17% HP! At sea level we're talking about an easy nine second bike and way over 140. With me on it.  
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I sit out most mornings in the patio and drink coffee by the fireplace. I look up and watch the jets/passenger jets fly high overhead. We have the airport here and next to it is Kirkland AFB. I've thought about my criminal actions related to this terrible 50 mpg motorcycle and then realize in the time I actually thought about my actions the jets overhead have used more fuel than I will ever use!!! And the stuff they are putting out weights many pounds!! So I guess the saying "bigger fish to fry" comes into play here!!!

Last night I finished the exhaust system it is ready to ride. But, I lifted the gas tank and removed the air box restrictor plate. So I have to get off my can and finish up. Probably another hour to get the bike ready to ride.

Now as for too much power?! Nah. My ZX14 was a monster after I put the Hindle 4-1 on. Made the most HP of all the different brands back then. I had the ECU reflashed to open the secondary throttle plates way faster(almost like pulling the secondary throttle butterflies). On perfect hiway it would spin the tire on throttle only and pull the front at the same time!! If the hiway was not real nice WOW! Hold on, like riding in sand!! Up here at 5,300 feet elevation I took the ZX14 to the dragstrip BEFORE the ECU reflash. Not hitting it as hard as I could it went 10.30 at 138.8 mph. With a little practice I think I could have gotten pretty close to the nines. AT 5,300 feet a normally aspirated engine will lose about 15-17% HP! At sea level we're talking about an easy nine second bike and way over 140. With me on it.  


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I used to ride and swap with a co-worker that had a ZX14 -- my ZX-10R was faster, but his bike made speed effortlessly -- mine needed to be flogged -- and mine got nervous at 150+ unless I dialed the steering damper up or tucked properly - the ZX14 felt planted...  Longer rake and wheelbase on the ZX14???  Never looked into it -- we both decided we had made the right decisions on our bikes...    his 300lbs swamped the ZX-10R  and the ZX14 was a bit much for my 5'6" 150lbs build.    

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I sit out most mornings in the patio and drink coffee by the fireplace. I look up and watch the jets/passenger jets fly high overhead. We have the airport here and next to it is Kirkland AFB. I've thought about my criminal actions related to this terrible 50 mpg motorcycle and then realize in the time I actually thought about my actions the jets overhead have used more fuel than I will ever use!!!


Considering the lack of miles you've put on your last two new bikes, I think that's a pretty safe bet.  Razz
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« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2021, 02:22:29 pm »


Considering the lack of miles you've put on your last two new bikes, I think that's a pretty safe bet.  Razz


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« Reply #21 on: April 19, 2021, 03:53:00 pm »

So, I have over 700 miles on it.

Got the decat pipe on and exhaust valve elimination chingus on. Runs better and still gets 50 mpg.

The bike came with the rear shock adjusted to position 3 of 7 positions. I adjusted it down to the lowest preload of position 1. WOW! Very smooth. Soaks up the bumps real nice.

Me and the buddies went for our 100 mile burger run. The bike runs better. In the rolls ons in the higher gears and through a couple of gears 3rd to 5th to 10,000 rpms a distinct positive difference is noted. I still got 48 mpg when I got home.

Really liking this bike. I have not put the different bars on or the lower foot pegs yet.
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Considering the lack of miles you've put on your last two new bikes, I think that's a pretty safe bet.  Razz


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« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2021, 07:31:07 pm »




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I used to ride and swap with a co-worker that had a ZX14 -- my ZX-10R was faster, but his bike made speed effortlessly -- mine needed to be flogged -- and mine got nervous at 150+ unless I dialed the steering damper up or tucked properly - the ZX14 felt planted...  Longer rake and wheelbase on the ZX14???  Never looked into it -- we both decided we had made the right decisions on our bikes...    his 300lbs swamped the ZX-10R  and the ZX14 was a bit much for my 5'6" 150lbs build.    




Twelve years ago when me and four others rode to the STN Region 2 meet in Silver City one of my buddies(who had just won the number 1 plate at the track for the year) took his GSX-R1000 race bike. We switched bikes and he was really impressed with my ZX14. It had handle bars and a TRE to make it much more responsive along with slip ons. He said it was so comfortable and had low end power his 1000 could only dream about. As for my impression of his bike? I could hardly wait to get off it!!

His bike was so low geared that he could beat me from a 6th gear roll on. When we went back to 50 mph in a lower gear I walked away from him!
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Twelve years ago when me and four others rode to the STN Region 2 meet in Silver City one of my buddies(who had just won the number 1 plate at the track for the year) took his GSX-R1000 race bike. We switched bikes and he was really impressed with my ZX14. It had handle bars and a TRE to make it much more responsive along with slip ons. He said it was so comfortable and had low end power his 1000 could only dream about. As for my impression of his bike? I could hardly wait to get off it!!

His bike was so low geared that he could beat me from a 6th gear roll on. When we went back to 50 mph in a lower gear I walked away from him!


I mostly ignored this because you had the temerity to even bring up a GSX-R1000 in this post after I mentioned the ZX-10R as if they were comparable...    Thumbsdown

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« Reply #25 on: May 19, 2021, 10:42:10 pm »

Blue, congrats, nice bike.
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« Reply #26 on: May 20, 2021, 09:48:00 am »

O2, thanks. It is a great bike!!
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« Reply #27 on: May 20, 2021, 10:00:07 am »

It has a bit over 1,000 miles now.

 * Added small windscreen
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 * I switched out the stock 17t sprocket for an 18t sprocket. About 6% higher geared now

Very smooth almost no vibrations at all. Tons of low end torque and a top end rush that will scare most. Gets great gas mileage!! Is a legitimate 200 mile, without stopping, motorcycle.
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« Reply #28 on: May 21, 2021, 10:09:48 am »


It has a bit over 1,000 miles now.

 * Added small windscreen
 * Decat pipe(reduced weight by about 9 lbs.) and exhaust valve elimination chingus
 * Removed air box restrictor plate
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Very smooth almost no vibrations at all. Tons of low end torque and a top end rush that will scare most. Gets great gas mileage!! Is a legitimate 200 mile, without stopping, motorcycle.


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« Reply #29 on: May 22, 2021, 04:50:02 pm »

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« Reply #30 on: May 22, 2021, 04:56:50 pm »

Gone!!! About 9lbs.            Bigsmile


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« Reply #31 on: May 23, 2021, 03:01:30 pm »

I do like that color scheme.  Inlove
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« Reply #32 on: May 23, 2021, 03:11:04 pm »


I do like that color scheme.  Inlove


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« Reply #33 on: May 23, 2021, 08:04:03 pm »


I do like that color scheme.  Inlove


It looks even better in person.  Thumbsup
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It looks even better in person.  Thumbsup


It'll look even better in my garage when Blue gets tired of it Wink
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It'll look even better in my garage when Blue gets tired of it Wink


At a huge discount too.  Bigsmile
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« Reply #36 on: May 27, 2021, 08:06:52 am »

I got no friends here.                  Sad
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« Reply #37 on: June 19, 2021, 06:45:18 pm »

After a month or more I decided on a helmet!! Red Ain't Dead but Blue is Best!!


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« Reply #38 on: June 19, 2021, 09:20:30 pm »

I like that color scheme. Bells don't fit me though.
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« Reply #39 on: July 01, 2021, 10:25:10 am »


I like that color scheme. Bells don't fit me though.


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« Reply #40 on: July 21, 2021, 10:07:57 am »

I have a Delkevic slip on muffler from my 1250 Bandit. I think it is a 12 or 14 inch length. I am old school in that I like ROUND, chrome pipes!! So, the other day I sent Delkevic an email and they said yes they had a connector pipe for my slip on to adapt it to the GSX S1000.    Bigsmile    I get it today. I am going to take off the stock muffler(not bad really) and replace it with the hardware from Delkevic will allow me to reinstall the exhaust cover and 1250 Bandit muffler.
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« Reply #41 on: July 21, 2021, 09:29:26 pm »

All done. I really like this look. A bit louder and is truly a straight through exhaust now. Have to be signed in to see picture.     Sad
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« Reply #42 on: August 15, 2021, 03:41:37 pm »

A week or so back I put on the Givi top case support rack. I ain't never going to put a top case on any of my bikes. Now or ever. No offense intended to anyone. I bolted on the support rack and cut a rectangle piece of wire screen(?) and bolted that to the rack. Bingo. Takes five minutes to remove the luggage rack system in case I want to act like Marc Marquez at a track day or go to the drag strip to see how far into the 10s I can get at my elevation.

I really like this bike. I like it more with the added capabilities it has now.
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« Reply #43 on: August 16, 2021, 10:35:22 pm »

Okay, since no one else will ask, why won't you ever have a top case?

Personally, I think they look hideous. But when I need the cargo capacity, I'll run one.
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« Reply #44 on: August 17, 2021, 08:02:05 am »


Okay, since no one else will ask, why won't you ever have a top case?

Personally, I think they look hideous. But when I need the cargo capacity, I'll run one.


Well.............they do look hideous. I can take a large duffel bag and stuff it with whatever will fit in a box. Then, without the box I can be more flexible when carrying stuff. I just think I am better without one than with one. The only reason why a box could be considered better is for rain protection. But then I don't ride in the rain. I have been caught in the rain then I wrap stuff in trash bags that store away nicely.

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« Reply #45 on: August 17, 2021, 11:31:23 pm »


After a month or more I decided on a helmet!! Red Ain't Dead but Blue is Best!!

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Well.............they do look hideous. I can take a large duffel bag and stuff it with whatever will fit in a box. Then, without the box I can be more flexible when carrying stuff. I just think I am better without one than with one. The only reason why a box could be considered better is for rain protection. But then I don't ride in the rain. I have been caught in the rain then I wrap stuff in trash bags that store away nicely.

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Hideous they are -- BUT the laptops go in the topcase...  while I ride and the helmet goes in it when I stop.  The Triumph side cases can't hold a helmet.  
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Good color match for the bike...  Are you sure you're not Canadian?  That helmet says Montreal canuck...  


Not being Canadian, I didn't know.
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« Reply #48 on: October 07, 2021, 02:43:20 pm »

BLUE.    WOW that is really nice. You just jumped rt in and will have everything done to it quickly. What kind of hp does the s1000 have compared to the Bandit. Beautiful bike. Your making me want one

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« Reply #49 on: October 07, 2021, 05:25:12 pm »


BLUE.    WOW that is really nice. You just jumped rt in and will have everything done to it quickly. What kind of hp does the s1000 have compared to the Bandit. Beautiful bike. Your making me want one

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Comparing the GSX to the Bandit 1250 is kinda like apples to oranges. The 1250 has way more torque down low. And it is much higher geared. So around town and cruising the Bandit is more comfortable and more relaxed. BUT, the Bandit can't be in the game if one wants to race a GSX. GSX HP is about 150 at 11,000 rpms and at least 50 lbs lighter. Bandit with a few simple mods is 110-120ish at 9,000 rpms.

I absolutely loved the Bandit and the only reason I sold mine last year is a dealer in Oklahoma had a new left over 2016 Bandit! I had been  talking to them and sold my Bandit and called the dealer the next day. They just sold the 2016!!!                EEK!                    

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« Reply #50 on: October 07, 2021, 07:18:36 pm »

BLUE.     I really enjoyed looking at the work you have done to the GSX you have done a great job.

One thing though you know you are going to half to change your theme.
We could start a new slogan for your new bike.

First vote is.     ( GREY IS THE ONLY WAY )
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« Reply #51 on: October 07, 2021, 10:38:00 pm »

Just remember I have still have a BLUE FJR1300!!
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« Reply #52 on: November 16, 2021, 07:06:56 pm »

I've had it a long time but finally got off my can to install the 12V power outlet on the GSX. Also, I put case covers on the left and right side to protect in a dump or slow lay down.
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« Reply #53 on: November 17, 2021, 04:05:10 pm »


I've had it a long time but finally got off my can to install the 12V power outlet on the GSX. Also, I put case covers on the left and right side to protect in a dump or slow lay down.


Channelling Raj.... Grey is no longer Blue -- and he wants protection in a slow lay....
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