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  • Project SBK: 2016 ZX10R - From street to track

    As of yesterday, I've got my hands on one of the first privately delivered 2016 model Kawasaki ZX10R bikes in Australia, and as best as I can tell, worldwide.

    Within this thread you will be able to watch over time as this bike is slowly transformed from the 'out of the box' package I currently have my hands on, to an eventual full ASBK spec race bike.

    This is my first 1000cc bike, my first new bike, and only the 2nd ground up build I have undertaken; the other was to a much lower spec than I have planned for this one.

    Upgrades will come as I discover what areas need the most attention first, although there will be some necessities to make it track worthy that sit at the top of the list.

    Currently I see myself adding or replacing the following:
    • Fibreglass race fairings.
    • Exhaust system.
    • Engine crash covers.
    • Frame sliders.
    • Swingarm pick up points.
    • Clip on handlebars.
    • Rearset footpegs.
    • Brake pads.
    • Radiator guards.
    • Chain and sprockets.
    • Shark fin.
    • Anti-pollution system removal.
    • ABS system removal.
    • Race ECU and Harness, or re-flashed ECU.
    • Suspension, either aftermarket cartridges and shock, or springs and valving, as required.
    • Lithium battery.
    • Quick release fuel cap.
    • Track appropriate steering damper; the OEM unit is electronically controlled and unlikely to be suitable.
    • Brake master cylinder; the OEM unit is a quality Brembo item, though not as firm as aftermarket units.
    • Front fairing stay.
    • Rear subframe.
    • Switchblocks.



    There will likely be far more to be done, but those are some major items to concentrate on for the time being. Some of these will be done in a matter of weeks, others many months away. My budget for this bike is not as open as I would like, but It will be receiving every spare cent I have in-between riding it at as many tuning days as I can manage.



    I will be clocking up some Kms on the bike tomorrow, and will give my open and honest opinion of the bike, although it will be a very sedated ride as the engine has turned a whopping 2km so far.

    For now though, enjoy some pics.











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    The greatest excitement comes from besting who you were yesterday.

  • #2
    Well that's pretty exciting! I look forward to watching the transformation

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    • #3
      Can't wait to see some progress photos I love watching other people spend money
      Rest in Peace

      #294

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      • #4
        Congratulations. Great to see all your hard work and dedication has started to pay off.
        Sponsored by:

        Billetta Imports, Motorcycle Panel & Paint, Pirelli, YAMALUBE

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        • #5
          Project SBK: 2016 ZX10R - From street to track

          And..... subscribed!

          Congratulations bud. Can't wait to see it transform and the season progress!

          BTW


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          Last edited by DQ; 31-12-2015, 08:22 PM.
          Rest in Peace
          Brother Ryad

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          • #6
            Well done 66. looking forward to your progress in 2016!

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            • #7
              Congrats mate!

              Will have to drop by and give her a little glass coating when we're over in March


              RR
              http://www.cleanride.com.au - https://www.facebook.com/cleanridedetailingstudio/ - https://twitter.com/CleanRideAD - https://www.instagram.com/clean_ride_aus/

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              • #8
                Nice!

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                • #9
                  Don't you wish they would offer a track spec along side the road models so you didn't have to bother removing all the polution, ABS, lights, switch blocks and fairings. Could drop 2 grand off the price, save some effort building it and save the track guys a lot of work.

                  I know a lot of guys might like a nice shiny complete bike but I'd be happy as with a naked ready to bolt on race parts bike.
                  The Bend

                  Hurry Up!!!

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                  • #10
                    Thanks RR, but she'll be in fibreglass by then!
                    You're right too Corona. Would make things far simpler, but those are the perks of aus.

                    Heading for a ride in the hills in a couple of hours. Going to struggle wotj the suggested "under 4000rpm for 800km" that the manual wants...
                    The greatest excitement comes from besting who you were yesterday.

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                    • #11
                      Struggle ...YES...
                      Just think of all the loads you can inflict on her up n down the [email protected] under 4000 k (for a 6.5 hr ride..:-)
                      I've seen Jap oil burners with hone marks still @ 45,000 km's ( Dunno if it's the hone, or rings never settle with enough load/run-in..)
                      Subd....You need to work on fitness..too..???
                      " Imagination is the seed of life..."

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by 66 View Post
                        Thanks RR, but she'll be in fibreglass by then!
                        You're right too Corona. Would make things far simpler, but those are the perks of aus.

                        Heading for a ride in the hills in a couple of hours. Going to struggle wotj the suggested "under 4000rpm for 800km" that the manual wants...
                        Done a few Race bikes with carbon and fiberglass, makes clean up a breeze

                        RR
                        http://www.cleanride.com.au - https://www.facebook.com/cleanridedetailingstudio/ - https://twitter.com/CleanRideAD - https://www.instagram.com/clean_ride_aus/

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                        • #13
                          Congratulations #66 , I take it you either have a sugar mummy or a sponsor?
                          "Love a ranga today"

                          "How long, not long, because because what you reap is what you sow"

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by 66 View Post
                            Heading for a ride in the hills in a couple of hours. Going to struggle wotj the suggested "under 4000rpm for 800km" that the manual wants...
                            Oh well if you've got to run in a bike as per manufacturers recommendations then double demerits is probably not a bad time to do it.
                            The Bend

                            Hurry Up!!!

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                            • #15
                              Looks like an amazing base to start from.

                              Keen to see how this progresses.

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