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The Official November (and final 2015) ROTM ENTRY Thread!!

**REMINDER** - This is the last month to enter for the chance to qualify for the ROTY competition

New ROTM Format!

** The new format will be an 11 month ROTM contest. Each monthly winner from January to November will be entered into a final poll in December for everyone to choose their favorite bike for the RIDE OF THE YEAR (ROTY). **

The winner of the ROTY will win a zxforums.com t-shirt with their member name/bike and ROTY Champion on the back.
Assuming product and vendor is still available - if not we will think of something else for a prize.

-All bikes entered must belong to a ZXFORUMS.com registered member.

-All competitors must have at least 50 posts to enter the competition. We want to ensure prizes and glory go to real members of our forum.

-You must post a picture/pictures that everyone can see. No links!

-We would like to have some info on the bike, including year, model, mods, maybe a little story about the you and the bike.

-If the bike has won a Ride of the Month contest during the current ROTY campaign then you cannot enter that bike again. If you've got a new bike done differently...alright, I'll allow it.

-The entry must be a Kawasaki.


Once the deadline has passed, I will copy the entrant's posts to the voting thread to make voting easier. Also they will be added to the ROTY Voting Thread.
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As always, the voting will be done in a separate thread found HERE

GET YOUR BIKES IN - ENTER NOW

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2014 ZX14R ABS
Graves slip ons,
PCV
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Schnitz ecu flash
Puig windscreen, Oberon pegs and throttlemeister.



Before

After



some forum fun

December 2011 ROTM winner



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Here you go folks for your viewing and voting pleasure!

2014 Kawasaki ZX-14r
Bike name: Mistress
Basically my mid life crisis toy :-)

Here's the bike mod list:
- Catalyst Composites drag seat
- Schnitz ECU flash
- Schnitz tether kill switch
- Two Brothers VALE2 slip ons
- PSR shorty kick stand
- Roaring Toyz lowering links
- Brocks lowering straps
- Brocks clutch mod with heavy duty springs
- Zero Gravity double bubble windshield
- Red painted heel guards
- Red painted rear pegs
- Custom painted red tail delete
- Autismoto logo created by me printed by Blink - bringing autism awareness to the bike scene

Best pass to date: [email protected] - I know I'm slowing her down
















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185EZ and his 2014 ZX-14R has been added to the poll!!!
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Bungles,
perhaps you can list the mods and/or give some background.
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bungles 2014 ZX-14R has been added to the poll!!!
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Bungles.

Whats with the Hippopatomus nose in the rear cowling?

aka cruderudy
March 2015 ROTM Winner
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I would like to submit my ride for ROTM.

1998 ZX7R
Here are the stats as she sits now.





ENGINE
Wiseco 74.5mm High Compression Pistons (779cc)
Cylinders Bored Over 1.5mm
Webcamshafts Cam Grind/Hardweld
Kibblewhite Springs and Titanium Retainers
APE Crankshaft Lightened 5lbs and Balanced to 14,000rpm
Carrillo Connecting Rods
Worldwide Bearings Ceramic Transmission Bearings
Worldwide Bearings Ceramic Camshaft Bearings
Slipper Clutch Kit Configuration
KLEEN System removed
CR9EK Spark Plugs
Polished Exhaust Ports
Muzzy Full System Exhaust
520 Chain Conversion w/ Vortex Sprockets -1, + 1
IGNITECH TCIP4 Programmable Ignition Module
DYNA Coils
Super Conductor 8mm Spark Plug Wires

FCR41 SETTINGS (SUDCO):
Jet Needle: OCFMP - 7th clip (richest) position
Needle Jet: Primary Type
Main Jet: #165 - all 4 cylinders
Main Air Jet: #180
Pilot Jet: #55
Pilot Screw: 2 turns out
Slow Air Screw: 1.25 turns out
Float Height: 9mm
Airbox: Stock with Metal Screen Filter Only
Velocity Stacks: - Taller Intake Tract with FCR Adapters; Stock Rubber Stacks

CHASSIS AND BODY
Airtech Endurance Bodywork
Sharkskins Tail Section
Squidskinz Ram Air Tubes
Marvic Piuma Magnesium Wheels
Single Headlight w/ Custom Wiring
Penske Rear Suspension
Ohlins Fork Internals
Integrated Tail Section Turn Signals
Flush Mounts
Ballistic Lightweight Battery
Double Bubble Windscreen
Vortex Clip-ons
Renthal Hand Grips (Hard)
Custom Motion-Pro Throttle Cables for FCR41
Galfer Brake Rotors and Pads
Steel Braided Brake Lines
Titanium Rotor Bolts
MUZZY Aluminum Fan Blades


The story of my bike is quite long. I bought her a few years back and she was in pretty rough shape. Tank was rusted through, paint overspray was everywhere. She needed some serious TLC. She didn't run when I bought her from upstate NY.


After a lot of elbow grease I got her to a decent state of tune.








I got to the track right away where she was right at home!




I still wanted more!!! So the mods started.





I eventually splurged on an Airtech Endurance Bodywork Kit




I learned how to paint


Then I hit the track again!




I managed a 1:24 at Summit Point Main with a fouled spark plug.


Then I started to "Gel" with the bike.



Then on one magical day I got my bump to Expert Group



But I still wanted more!

I eventually scored my first set of Flat Slides


I put in some more track time (NCBIKE pictured) but I found that I still wanted more!!!!


With no mechanic experience I decided to challenge myself and so began my 779cc journey:


More painting in my homemade backyard paint booth




But disaster struck on a test ride last winter while trying to tune the Flat Slides. With
a foot injury that sidelined me for 3 months.


I hadn't yet figured out a way to mount all the wires neatly.


There was a lot of trial and error but things eventually started to come good.


Disaster struck again when I set the valve lash too tight


I went back to work


With a little creativity, I made my own tools to get the job done.





Got the ports polished quite nicely.


Gave each valve the attention it deserved.


Got the head done the way it should be done.



Final assembly


Added some well placed decals for flare



...and gave some attention to the "Details"


My creative genius kicked in and then solutions for problems started to form in my imagination.





Genesis 2:7: "And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his
nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul."




Everything resulted in roughly a 8hp gain in the midrange over my piped '02 ZX7R for the street
and also a 10hp gain over a Piped and Mapped GSX-R750 from 7,500 - 10,000rpm on the same dyno. Not to mention a significant weight savings.

At the moment, I'm handling an issue with the Oil Pump Screen and it should be resolved this week.

There was so much more involved in this journey but this is the short version. The important thing
is that she's ready to rock for next season.


98 ZX7R 140HP
Wiseco 779cc Pistons
Airtech SBK Airbox
Webcam Race Grind
Ceramic Cam & Trans Bearings
Slipper Clutch
14k Crank Balance
Kibblewhite Kit
TCIP4
Dyna Coils
Super Conductor wires
Sharkskinz
Koso Tach & Temp Sensor
Penske Rear Suspension
Racetech Fork Kit
MP QT Throttle & Cables
Keihin FCR41
SES Fairing Stay
EK3D 520 Chain Conv.
Vortex Clip-Ons & Renthal
Lithium Battery
Polished Exh Ports
Motul 300v

02 ZX7R
Dynojet
Muzzy Exh
BMC Race Filter
RaceTech Fork Kit

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Bungles.

Whats with the Hippopatomus nose in the rear cowling?
Drag seat from Catalyst Composites. That's where the screws go in each nostril

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Drag seat from Custom Composites. That's where the screws go in each nostril
I like the look of it. It's like a fire breathing dragon.

98 ZX7R 140HP
Wiseco 779cc Pistons
Airtech SBK Airbox
Webcam Race Grind
Ceramic Cam & Trans Bearings
Slipper Clutch
14k Crank Balance
Kibblewhite Kit
TCIP4
Dyna Coils
Super Conductor wires
Sharkskinz
Koso Tach & Temp Sensor
Penske Rear Suspension
Racetech Fork Kit
MP QT Throttle & Cables
Keihin FCR41
SES Fairing Stay
EK3D 520 Chain Conv.
Vortex Clip-Ons & Renthal
Lithium Battery
Polished Exh Ports
Motul 300v

02 ZX7R
Dynojet
Muzzy Exh
BMC Race Filter
RaceTech Fork Kit
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I like the look of it. It's like a fire breathing dragon.
Thanks!!! Typo on my side, it's Catalyst Composites
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Here is my Rat build.
1997 frame etched inside and out
2003 motor
High rise titanium exhaust
Lightweight components
Blood sweat and tears
R1 fan
cbr 600rr tailsection
Built in a backyard with no high dollar parts
Figured id throw mine in since this is the last one
Cheers!


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