2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000 | Episode 9 – Dragstrip Prep Overview and Theory
Stock to Brock : 2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000
- Episode 1 : Parts Introduction
- Episode 2 : Initial Dyno Break-In Procedure
- Episode 3 : Throttle Blade Derestriction
- SPECIAL EDITION : Q&A from Episode 3
- Episode 4 : Exhaust Installation and Theory
- Episode 4 : Exhaust Installation and Theory (Part 2) Standard vs. ‘R’ Version
- Episode 4 : Exhaust Installation and Theory (Part 3) Full Exhaust Systems
- Episode 5 : Dyno Tuning for Maximum Performance
- Episode 5 : Dyno Tuning (Part 2) for Maximum Performance
- Episode 6 : The Devil Is In The Details (Sprint Filter)
- Episode 6 / Part 2 : The Devil Is In The Details (Oil Change)
- Episode 7 : ECU Flashing (Quick Shifter and Ignition Timing)
- Episode 7 / Part 2 : ECU Flashing / ECU vs PCV Fuel Tuning Shootout
- Episode 8 – Dragstrip Prep – Clutch Mod Conversion
Dragstrip Prep Overview and Theory
In Episode 8, Brock removed the slipper to create a clutch configuration which allows Gixzilla to launch from a dead stop like a beast.
In Episode 9 (Part 1,) Brock discusses the procedure to prepare Gixzilla for stock wheelbase drag strip use and discusses the theory behind the preparation. As usual, Brock takes careful consideration of the audience and explains to novice racers not only WHAT is being done, but also WHY it’s being done. More seasoned racers should enjoy the theoretical discussion as well as possibly getting a glimpse at items they purchased (because their buddies said they should, or ‘because so-and-so has it, I should also,’ etc…)
- 2017 GSX-R 1000L7 Standard model (not the ‘R’ version) purchased from Fun For All Motorsports Elizabethtown, KY
- Brock’s Performance CT Meg ™ full titanium exhaust with carbon fiber tip
- Traction control – Motion Track Traction Control Standard (TC=OFF during testing)
- Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS) Power Mode=A (max power selected during testing)
- Fuel used during test = Shell 89 Octane (choices available at our local Shell = 87, 89, 93 – we selected mid-grade for our tests)
- Rear tire: Stock Bridgestone Battlax RS10 190/55/ZR17 – 35 PSI Nitrogen
- Motor Oil: As delivered (unknown)
- Air Filter: OEM
- PAIR: Blocked
- Power Commander: PCV with Brock’s Performance Track Map 1 or Zero Map, per video requirements
- ECU: Modified, per video requirements
- FlashTune Quick Shifter / Auto Blipper Retrofit Kit GSX-R1000 (2017)
- 5th Gear Pulls
Dynojet Model 250I dyno using DynoWare RT and WinPep 8 dyno control – displaying the SAE scale (unless noted otherwise in video)
0:15 – Disclaimer: Gimme MORE Gixzilla NOW
1:04 – Episode Introduction and Overview
2:09 – Previous Episode Clutch Conversion Re-Cap
3:00 – What Do You See When You Look At Gixzilla?
3:45 – What Does Brock See? (Optimizing Aerodynamics)
4:32 – Four fingers vs. two is NINETEEN MPH?!
5:14 – Mirrors can negate 10 HP ?!
6:17 – In Defense of the OEM Wind Screen
8:00 – Put your darn feet on the pegs…
8:07 – As Always – It’s All About the Details
8:39 – Drag Radials are MPH killers
9:00 – Reasons We LOVE Motorcycle Drag Racing:
9:50 – No Speed Limits / No Police
10:30 – FUN! Acceleration Appeals to All Five Senses
11:35 – Quarter Mile Times Recognized Globally
12:04 – Hands Down Safest Form of Motorcycle Racing
13:20 – Low Cost of Maintenance and Entry
14:55 – Convenience (Drag Strips Are Everywhere)
15:10 – If you don’t fall off every once in a while…
16:20 – It’s Just So Much FUN!
16:56 – Discussing Center of Gravity
17:55 – As a General Rule: 1 “ lower = 1/10th Quicker in the ¼ Mile
19:20 – How Much Do I Lower My Bike?
21:05 – Lower Center of Gravity = Easier to Ride
23:20 – What To Expect In Episode 9 (Part 2) / Conclusion
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