My "Other" Bike - ZX-14

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by BigDave75, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. BigDave75

    BigDave75 Will Work for Food!

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    Well here is my garage princess that never sees a drop of rain:

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    Lots of go fast goodies!!!
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  2. BigDave75

    BigDave75 Will Work for Food!

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    Just added the 50 HP dry shot nitous this summer, dynoed at 230+ rear wheel horsepower. On a real dyno just not a sheet of paper! :deal
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  3. fireflyr

    fireflyr Been here awhile

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    I don't even own any cars with 230 rwhp. Good gawd.:huh
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  4. BigDave75

    BigDave75 Will Work for Food!

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  5. BigDave75

    BigDave75 Will Work for Food!

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    Yeah, I didn't say I was smart! LOL
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  6. BigDave75

    BigDave75 Will Work for Food!

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    The only time a ZX-14 can look small is next to a GS!

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  7. EricD10563

    EricD10563 Been here awhile

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    Nice bike, I bet that gets the blood flowing. I would like to had a go fast bike to the garage oneday, not sure if I want something that fast!
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  8. ramon

    ramon weezin' the juice!

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    Damn good looking garage :D
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  9. Contevita

    Contevita Cigar Adventurer

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    Bolt on some luggage and you're all set! I couldn't imagine what 230hp would feel like on a bike. Hell, today at the light I was first in line, I shot out of there like a rocket and unintentionally popped a wheelie and I've only got 165hp. I've love to test drive your bike around there, the land of stretched EyeAbusers and 600cc bikes that sound like an angry swarm of bees.
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  10. Davo-55

    Davo-55 Long timer

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    Very nice. I see you have the TiForce high mounts . I picked the same. Best looking exhaust on the market for the ZX14 IMHO
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  11. opmike

    opmike Choosing to be here.

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    I like what you've done with the suspension and brakes. While I'm not a horsepower junkie, I've yet to own a bike that had either component to my taste, and it's usually one of the first things I look towards doing on a new (to me) bike.

    I'd really want to have a ZX or Hayabusa in my garage at some point just for the hell of it, probably the former.

    It would be awesome taking them out to a big oval track like this to really stretch their legs:

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  12. Nophix

    Nophix Been here awhile

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    Gorgeous bike! Gotta love bike power bikes, too. I had a VR turbo on my gen 1 Hayabusa, nothing like it!

    I've had a gen 2 as well, but the ZX14 is calling my name this time around. So smooth!
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  13. cls

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    I have the '12 14R w/Brocks stuff. It is a better bike than my '06 14 or my 'Busa, IMO. Very smooth, refined, and "stupid fast" to steal Brock's business slogan. More importantly, it's great on the road and in daily use, except for fuel economy. Great road bike if you're into the excess thing.
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  14. BigDave75

    BigDave75 Will Work for Food!

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    Thanks Guys, the 14 is a beast and I love it. I have had GSXR's Ducatis's etc, but none of them fit my overgrown body. The ZX-14 is the first sport bike I have ever had that was comfortable for me. I have done 400 mile days and was still smiling when i got home.

    The stock brakes and suspension weren't what I used too so I had to do some minor upgrades to get the ride I was looking for. The Nitrous was really just a add on to see what it was like, I rarely use it and when I do it's only in a straight line. Hang on.........................................
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  15. Sport

    Sport Been here awhile

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    Have a stupid fast Busa myself and when the need for speed arises...well, you know what I mean. Have found some two lanes in Nevada that allow that kind of top end speed but alas, no banked corners. BTW, I always thought LRRPs lead the way!:D
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  16. Worroll

    Worroll Been here awhile

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    You're making me miss mine. Mine was an all stock '06. I never had any desire for any more from it. They are absolutely amazing bikes. Although mine saw a lot of rain and bad weather. It was my only running transportation for a few months.
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  17. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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    nah....they're pussycats until you grab the loud handle.

    excellent road tripper too, put 27,000 miles on mine in 18 months.
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  18. BigDave75

    BigDave75 Will Work for Food!

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    It's not any louder than a small airplane!!! :lol3
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  19. Unleaded

    Unleaded Unit Train

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    The ZX is such an amazing bike, and you've got a sweet example. And I feel the same about size...and I'm not that big. At 6'2"/200#, most bikes fit just fine. But I have this weird need for a sense of proportion in my bikes, and I like the illusion, at least, that I have room on the bike. It's a preference quirk on my part that has kept me off of many bikes I'd most likely love...like the Duc GT1000, for instance. My brother is an inch taller than me and loves his. I get that Donkey Kong feeling after five minutes on it.:lol3 Once I got used to a longer wheelbase and a dash, it's hard to feel 'right' on some other bikes. Love how the ZX 'feels', and love how it accelerates and rides even more.

    Nice bike!
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  20. Gas Hog

    Gas Hog Two Wheel Fanatic

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    I have to agree Love the TiForce high mount :wink:. I still have one new in the box..as it got here too late before my 08 went bye bye.
    All the other pipes look like they are misplaced on this bike, high mount fits just right.
    Gary
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