Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Rockledge, FL
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Feedback Score: 3 reviews
YeahÖ the exhaust has to go for sure! Looking at the Graves slip on right now but will have to wait till after Xmas before I really start to mod this beauty. The wife wouldnít be too happy if I started dumping money into it just before Xmas lol. Good thing is the new ZX10 comes stock with some really nice titanium headers. The aftermarket headers really didnít show much gain (1-3hp) over stock and Iím not trying to shave seconds or spend over $500 a hp, so that saves me $1200. So far the only mods Iíve done is Levers, sliders, spools and a custom FE/integrator/under tail plastic dipped red carbon fiber look. There are a lot more mods to come thatís for sure.
I can tell you thisÖ this bike handles a lot like my 600. After all it is only 5lbs heavier. To be honest it feels a bit more than 5lbs heavier and I havenít weighed it but the specs say 437lbs wet compared to 432lbs for the 600. Itís a bit wider so I feel I need to get off the seat faster and more often to flick it like the 600. I really love the fit and feel of the ZX. For a sportbike, itís very comfortable. The design fits me very well. Maybe this sounds a little silly, but the way the tank flairs out a little at the top just locks me in at the thighs and I feel almost like one with the bike.
Itís a 1000 so of course this thing has a chit load of power. Around 170+hp emissions restricted and around 190+hp with a slip on, filter and reflash. Just like any other new sport bike, itís a dog anything below 6k rpm so it will need a gearing change to get some low end grunt. Iíll probably just go -1 in the front. In the midrange 6-10k rpm it pulls really hard and fast and has some real potential with a good tune. Now above 10k rpm you really need to hang on because it just pulls even harder, and quite frankly scares me a little bit. I have not topped it out and probably never will but I have had it up to 150mph (indicated) at 10500 rpm and that was enough for me. Iím sure this bike can do 190-200mph and if you YouTube it you can see some crazy mofos try it.
Over all Iím very happy with my decision.
Bazzaz ZFI With Quick Shifter
Forward Powersports 525 -1/+2
Pazzo Shorty Levers-Black with Gold Adjusters
Anodized Gold Swing-arm Spools, Bar-Ends With RR Stamp & Wind-screen Bolts
White Vortex Frame Sliders
OEM Pearl White Solo Cowl
H/B Flush Mounts
C/A Integrator & F/E
Cortech mini Tank Bag