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Old 10-03-2010, 11:23 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Theres a zx14 on the for sale threads taht is only for 6k i think
There's a like new 2007 ZX14 for sale in my area for $5200. Good condition, never dumped and 11,000 miles. If fast is what you want, you can get it cheap. Good time of the year to buy with impending winter months.
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Old 10-03-2010, 08:59 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I'm pretty sure you can do it with an extended swingarm and an extra wide rear tire. Go try this and let us know how it turns out.
Why would you need a wider rear tire? Do you have traction issues with a 160 on your bike? A wider tire just means a heavier tires and wheel, which means more mass you have to accelerate. Wide tires are for poseur bikes, real race bikes don't run anything wider than they need.
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Why would you need a wider rear tire? Do you have traction issues with a 160 on your bike? A wider tire just means a heavier tires and wheel, which means more mass you have to accelerate. Wide tires are for poseur bikes, real race bikes don't run anything wider than they need.
Wow, some jokes just fly right over people's heads. Umm, thanks for explaining all that to me. I suppose there was some danger of the OP actually believing it and doing it, good thing you explained that.
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Wow, some jokes just fly right over people's heads. Umm, thanks for explaining all that to me. I suppose there was some danger of the OP actually believing it and doing it, good thing you explained that.
Lol, sorry. Guess I should have known you were joking.

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if you wanna spend the money, i have a turbo kit with your name on it.

you you have to lend me your bike for a week while i build it.
hope you have $3500 and a week to lend your bike.

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Theres not much you can do to the bike to make it go faster. You can replace ferrings with carbon fiber to make it lighter, replace the exhaust system, put NOS or super charging it, put a BMC or K&N air filter in it, PC Racing FLO Spin On Stainless Steel Oil Filter (wont increase speed though). But if you were to do all this or even some, its going to cost the amount for a new and faster bike.
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don't dump money into a 650, buy a 1000 or 1400 if you like the size of your 650, buy a new or used 636 or 600 and put money into something worth the while.
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There is a lot you CAN do but its going to cost money. A power commander is a few hundred and a dyno tune is also a couple hundred. That will generally give anywhere from 2-10 HP. An aftermarket exhaust will drop a couple pounds but that's also a few hundred.

Really though if your goal is 11s practice will be the best way to get there. Nothing on a bike gives huge gains because they are so optimized to begin with.
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:58 AM   #20 (permalink)
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There is a lot you CAN do but its going to cost money. A power commander is a few hundred and a dyno tune is also a couple hundred. That will generally give anywhere from 2-10 HP. An aftermarket exhaust will drop a couple pounds but that's also a few hundred.

Really though if your goal is 11s practice will be the best way to get there. Nothing on a bike gives huge gains because they are so optimized to begin with.
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'2-10hp' on what bike??
Certainly not the 650.
The best a powercommander and tune-up can achieve on our bikes will be 2-3hp at the top end, the more impressive ability of the PC and a tune is to maximise the delivery of said hp
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