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    Try as Blob might, I didn't go to Motegi this week.

    Instead, I decided to do something productive. I ordered this:



    Should be fun :mrgreen:

    2008 GSXR 1000 Specs:
    *Engine: 999cc,4-stroke, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve, TSCC
    *Bore Stroke: 73.4 x 59.0mm
    *Compression Ratio: 12.5:1
    *Fuel System: Fuel Injection
    *Lubrication: Wet Sump
    *Ignition: Digital/transistorized
    *Starter: Electric
    *Transmission: 6-speed, constant mesh
    *Final Drive: #530 chain
    *Overall Length: 2045mm (80.5 in)
    *Overall Width: 720mm (28.3 in.)
    *Overall Height: 1130mm (44.5 in.)
    *Seat Height: 810mm (31.9 in.) *Ground Clearance: 130mm (5.1 in.)
    *Wheel Base: 1415mm (55.7 in.)
    *Dry Weight: 172 kg (379 lbs.) CAL 173 kg (381lbs.)
    *Suspension Front: Inverted telescopic, coil spring, fully adjustable spring preload, high & low speed compression and rebound damping
    *Suspension Rear: Link-type, gas/oil-damped, fully adjustable spring preload, high & low speed compression and rebound damping
    *Brakes Front: Dual hydraulic disc
    *Brakes Rear: Single hydraulic disc
    *Tires Front: 120/70-ZR-17
    *Tires Rear: 190/50-ZR-17
    *Fuel Tank Capacity: 17.5 liter (4.6 gal.)
    *Color: Blue/White, Black/Gold, White/Silver




    Chassis Features:
    *Aluminum alloy twin-spar frame is built using five castings for lightweight, unmatched handling and performance, increased production precision, and reduced weight.
    *Die-cast aluminum-alloy swingarm is more rigid and features an innovative new link system which pivots on the swingarm itself for increased traction and reduced side loads.
    *DLC coated 43mm forks and rear shock feature high and low speed compression damping along with adjustable rebound and preload settings
    *Forks feature larger 56mm outer tubes below the triple clamp for increased rigidity.
    *Electronically controlled steering damper uses a solenoid valve to move a tapered needle reducing or increasing oil flow to adjust damping force.
    *Adjustable rider footpegs can be moved into three different positions to suit rider preferences
    *310mm front brake discs are attached to the carrier with 10 floating mounts instead of 8 for improved heat transfer away from the disc
    *Rear disc works with a single piston caliper and is mounted above the swingarm for reduced braking effect on the rear suspension
    *Wind tunnel developed bodywork features an aggressive style, reduced frontal area and a tall windscreen for optimum aerodynamic performance
    *Vertically stacked headlight features a compact projector bulb and when combined with the sleek bodywork and tailsection offer maximum rider mobility and unmatched styling
    *An easy-to-read instrument cluster includes a step motor controlled analog tachometer, digital LCD speedometer, dual tripmeters, clock, convenient gear position sensor, rpm indicator light and a new LCD S-DMS mode indicator displaying which performance setting has been selected by the rider
    *Close-ratio six-speed transmission with an adjustable back torque limiter for smoother downshifts.
    *Bridgestone radial tires mounted on cast aluminum wheels featuring thin spoke design with optimized wall thickness to reduce unsprung weight


    Engine Features:
    *999cc 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine for increased power, torque and acceleration with forged aluminum alloy pistons, chrome-moly shotpeened connecting rods, hollow camshafts, and a secondary balancer shaft for reduced vibration
    *Compact fuel injection system features the Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve System (SDTV) - with twelve smaller holes for maximum fuel delivery and steeper angle for secondary injectors
    *Idle Speed Control (ISC) system for improved cold starting, consistent idle quality and reduced emissions
    *High volume Suzuki Advanced Exhaust System (SAES) with equal length head pipes feeding a unique under engine chamber leading to two compact aluminum/titanium mufflers on each side
    *The mid-pipe includes a Suzuki Exhaust Tuning (SET) system for maximum torque throughout the rpm range and an oxygen sensor used by the engine management system and combined with the under-engine catalyzer for reduced emissions
    *48mm ventilation holes between cylinders reduce pumping losses
    *Self adjusting hydraulic clutch uses and minimzes changes in clutch feel over a long race
    *Back-torque limiting clutch allows smooth downshifts, plus a rack and pinion operating system provides a positive clutch feel
    *S-DMS (Suzuki-Drive Mode Selector) system allows the rider to choose from three engine settings to match track conditions with a handlebar mounted switch
    *Radiator utilizes a trapezoidal shape seen on works race bikes. The oil pump is larger for increased capacity and performance.
    I wish to have no connection with any bike that does not ride fast; for I intend to go in harm's way.
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    nice

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    Nice.

    Hope you have a lot of fun on it out on the track.................. 8)
    Maybe invest in a parachute................... ;)

    Jav
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    this game of one-up is gonna be fun to watch!
    Naw, might as well look elsewhere. Blob's got me beat on three fronts.
    Motivation, motivation and motivation.

    As for this old man, staying with my current times means my aggressive cornering days are over. Now I can enjoy the straight parts of the track

    Maybe invest in a parachute...................
    I did. The Yosh ECU comes with traction control :mrgreen:
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    haha....i still don't believe you!


    anyway, looking forward to getting out there to support Team Gaijin!

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    you are right, as he buys a new bike, i buy a new engine. straight out of an all japan bike, with 10 hours on it and totally refreshed just out make the straights smaller and the power wheelies longer.... 8) 8)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solo
    I did. The Yosh ECU comes with traction control :mrgreen:
    Craig could you pls elaborate on the ECU with traction control? I would have thought there would be a lot more to it to have traction control than just a replacement ECU, don't you need some kind of sensors on the back wheel, similar to an ABS setup, etc.
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    Craig could you pls elaborate on the ECU with traction control? I would have thought there would be a lot more to it to have traction control than just a replacement ECU, don't you need some kind of sensors on the back wheel, similar to an ABS setup, etc.
    James, no need for a wheel sensor. Below is a quick explanation:

    The most interesting feature is an ignition management system that adjust ignition timing on the fly to avoid sudden spikes in engine speed. Using a combination of speed, throttle opening and gear position, the ECU decides whether the bike seems to be spinning up the rear in an unwanted fashion, and slows the ignition timing to allow the rear wheel to regain traction before spinning up enough to risk a highside accident.
    Manufacturers had to go without wheel sensors early in development. This because race organzations banned traction control. Only way to get around the ban was via the ECU and other "hidden" sensors.
    The ban is removed these days but it doesn't make sense to engineer a wheel sensor when the current setup is "cleaner" and works just fine.
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    Congrats on the new bike Craig. The new Ducati 1198R has come out with traction control as standard, if you can call the "R" standard
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    So the mighty Tuono Factory R didn't cast a spell on you that transported you directly to the world of racing, where you found it had no rivals? Mebbe you can sue for false advertising :badgrin:

    APRILIA TUONO 1000 R FACTORY
    Talk about Aprilia and the word “Factory” casts a spell that transports you directly into the world of racing and racetrack victories. The word “Factory” also means the very best technology that can be applied to a motorcycle. The Aprilia Tuono 1000 R Factory lives up to its name by being the most special, most powerful, most exclusive and most refined of all Tuonos.

    Here is a bike that really has no rivals. Whatever competition the Tuono has taken part in, it has emerged the uncontested winner and most impressive protagonist. Unrivalled on the naked racing scene, the Tuono has even taken on the fastest superbikes on their home ground – the racetrack – and won.

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    you are right, as he buys a new bike, i buy a new engine. straight out of an all japan bike, with 10 hours on it and totally refreshed just out make the straights smaller and the power wheelies longer....
    My Air Force friends have a RATO plan to answer your engine mods: :mrgreen:
    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=7bf_1193736727

    So the mighty Tuono Factory R didn't cast a spell on you that transported you directly to the world of racing, where you found it had no rivals? Mebbe you can sue for false advertising


    Actually the T is an awesome street bike. Without doubt, the funnest machine I've ever owned. Now with an updated ECU, slip-ons, lower gearing, GPS and saddlebags for traveling, probably the best machine I've owned. (minus any sort of decent wind protection, of course)

    But, while I'm sure its fun on a racetrack, IMHO, it doesn't belong there. Bring on the Gixxer 8)
    I wish to have no connection with any bike that does not ride fast; for I intend to go in harm's way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solo
    James, no need for a wheel sensor. Below is a quick explanation:

    Quote:
    The most interesting feature is an ignition management system that adjust ignition timing on the fly to avoid sudden spikes in engine speed. Using a combination of speed, throttle opening and gear position, the ECU decides whether the bike seems to be spinning up the rear in an unwanted fashion, and slows the ignition timing to allow the rear wheel to regain traction before spinning up enough to risk a highside accident.
    Hi Craig,
    Just curious where you found the quote for the GSX-R ignition management system.
    (Kawasaki is being very cautious with the wording for their new ignition management system - possible claims, etc.)

    Tony
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    damn another new toy im gonna have to stop by and see!! congrats man!

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    Just curious where you found the quote for the GSX-R ignition management system.
    (Kawasaki is being very cautious with the wording for their new ignition management system - possible claims, etc.)
    Kawasaki's website






















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    Cool bike Craig. Look forward to hearing ride and race reports.
    What sort of mods you planning to start out with? Guess it's cool that you can reap some benefits from tB's development work.
    Are you going to run it in SB trim or with "street" tires?

    Anyone know if any of the other manufacturers are coming out with something to run with the Suzuki?
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    Cool bike Craig. Look forward to hearing ride and race reports.
    What sort of mods you planning to start out with? Guess it's cool that you can reap some benefits from tB's development work. Are you going to run it in SB trim or with "street" tires?
    Thanks. I'm looking forward to the first time I point it down Motegi's back straight and pull the trigger :infinity:
    I'm going to run the production classes so limited mods. The bike doesn't need much to get ready.
    I'll stay on DOT tires. Maybe slicks at the end of the year but no thinking about it now.

    Yeah, tB's teething is my gain and one of the reasons I went with the Suzuki.
    I wish to have no connection with any bike that does not ride fast; for I intend to go in harm's way.
    -John Solo Jones-

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    thats right, its a rocket ship right out of the packet!! 8) 8)

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    Quote Originally Posted by theblob
    thats right, its a rocket ship right out of the packet!! 8) 8)
    Yeah, it's such a great bike that you have to replace the engine after a handful of races :roll:

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    Yeah, it's such a great bike that you have to replace the engine after a handful of races
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    I wish to have no connection with any bike that does not ride fast; for I intend to go in harm's way.
    -John Solo Jones-

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    Don't all the modern 1000 superbikes have some sort of switch to make them behave like 600s?

    Because that seems like a really practical feature... (just a thought)


    Also, would I be correct in assuming that the radiator is trapezoidal ("bent"?) to increase airflow through it? A flat radiator would have a lot of "stalling" (at a certain speed air just assumes flow around the radiator instead of through it)...

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