Author Topic: Vlad's K7 GSX1400 "Back in Black"  (Read 23900 times)

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Re: Vlad's K7 GSX1400 "Back in Black"
« Reply #15 on: Saturday, 21 January 2017, 12:10 pm »
Verdict on the 4-pot calipers?

Hard to be scientific about it as I also replaced rotors and pads but I think the braking has improved over the stock setup.

At the very least a 4-pot is cheaper to rebuild than the Tokico 6 pot calipers and in my view less likely to have the stuck piston issues....

For future reference:  Suitable direct changeover 4-pots are 01 - 03 GSX-R600 or 00 - 03 GSX-R750


25 November 2015

Well I got stuck in and did a "poor mans" tail tidy.  Also fitted some new indicators to the rear (will do the fronts another day)




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Re: Vlad's K7 GSX1400 "Back in Black"
« Reply #16 on: Saturday, 21 January 2017, 12:14 pm »
28 November 2015

I got some stainless swingarm pivot covers from a bloke in the UK.  So much nicer than the plastic ones...
 
Here are some comparison pics:







Before:


After:





A bit of colour for the tank:


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Re: Vlad's K7 GSX1400 "Back in Black"
« Reply #17 on: Saturday, 21 January 2017, 12:16 pm »
Some comparative photos - Before & After


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Re: Vlad's K7 GSX1400 "Back in Black"
« Reply #18 on: Saturday, 21 January 2017, 12:19 pm »
Just realised.

When I bought this bike from Bov in November 2011 it had 67,000 kms on it.  It's now sitting at 103 plus change.
That's 36,000 odd kilometres I've put on it, in the five years I've had her.  And still loving it as much as the day I bought it.

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Re: Vlad's K7 GSX1400 "Back in Black"
« Reply #19 on: Friday, 27 January 2017, 02:31 am »
The Red wheel look a lot better on then they did in the boot of the car. seems to have toned them down a tad.
when i say tad i mean fuk load.  :grin:

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Re: Vlad's K7 GSX1400 "Back in Black"
« Reply #20 on: Friday, 27 January 2017, 08:46 am »
Yeah the lighting in that boot shot was harsh !

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Re: Vlad's K7 GSX1400 "Back in Black"
« Reply #21 on: Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 03:43 am »
nice mods Mike :)
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Re: Vlad's K7 GSX1400 "Back in Black"
« Reply #22 on: Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 03:56 am »
a very nice bike vlad

a credit to you some very nice mods  :drool:
only a slightly modified gsx1400
oh and a standard one too

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Re: Vlad's K7 GSX1400 "Back in Black"
« Reply #23 on: Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 05:35 am »
Yes,  nice
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Re: Vlad's K7 GSX1400 "Back in Black"
« Reply #24 on: Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 06:17 am »
Nice... but I m sure the weight of all that black paint is what makes it slower.   After all we all know that blue and white paint is lighter. ..... ahem... hat coat door..... :rofl2:

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Re: Vlad's K7 GSX1400 "Back in Black"
« Reply #25 on: Wednesday, 01 February 2017, 10:38 pm »
yea I like the bike and those metal cover are cool to must have a look for some of them  nice  :onya:
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Re: Vlad's K7 GSX1400 "Back in Black"
« Reply #26 on: Thursday, 09 February 2017, 08:48 pm »
Very nice job there  :onya:
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Re: Vlad's K7 GSX1400 "Back in Black"
« Reply #27 on: Friday, 10 February 2017, 01:07 am »
Nice... but I m sure the weight of all that black paint is what makes it slower.   After all we all know that blue and white paint is lighter. ..... ahem... hat coat door..... :rofl2:

now you done it  :doh:
following your reasoning the primer grey ones should be fastest of all . :hat:
only a slightly modified gsx1400
oh and a standard one too

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Re: Vlad's K7 GSX1400 "Back in Black"
« Reply #28 on: Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 04:04 pm »
Figured I should probably sit down and list the mods to my bike – both what I inherited from Bov and have done myself.

My GSX1400 mods

Performance
Full Akropovic Stainless 4 into 1 with carbon can
Power Commander PC3
K&N Air Filter
Ignition Advancer
PAIRS blanked
Irridium plugs
Progressive Front Springs
Rebuilt rear shocks with OEM springs
Braided Front, Rear & Clutch Lines
Replaced front brake calipers (with 4 pots ex GSX-R 600/750)
Metalgear brake rotors and pads
Michelin PR4’s

Comfort & Convenience
Renthal 758 handlebars
Reprofiled seat (by John Moorehouse)
GI Pro Gear Indicator
SDR adjustable levers
Magazi mirrors

Protective & Cosmetic
Tail tidy
LED Indicators
R&G case sliders
Stainless Oil Cooler guard  (an ‘old’ org one…)
Stainless swingarm pivot covers
Powdercoated: wheels, rear springs, swingarm, torque arm, chain adjuster blocks, rear hangers, brake calipers
Red anodised fuel cap bolts
Vinyl tank protector

Accessories
Givi rack and Top Box




Jeez, that adds up when you write it all down eh....

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Re: Vlad's K7 GSX1400 "Back in Black"
« Reply #29 on: Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 04:11 pm »
Never.......NEVER add up what you spend on your bike. It wasn't until I put mine back to standard to sell it that I realised quite how much I had spent on it over the years until I listed all the bits for selling.....

Dammit it's a hobby......I enjoyed it so what the heck.

But glad I never did the sums before!

Nothing to do.............all day to do it....I love retirement :lol: