2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000 | Episode 9 / Part 2- Dragstrip Prep – Front End Lowering

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Dragstrip Prep – Front End Lowering

The classroom theory is over, and it’s time to sling wrenches! In Episode 9 (Part 1,) Brock discussed the procedure to prepare Gixzilla for stock wheelbase drag strip use and the theory behind the preparation. In E9.P2 Brock applies this theory to the task of lowering the front end, but runs into some problems. Check out the (somewhat controversial) decisions that must be made between going as quickly as possible in the ¼ mile vs. doing what should not be done to circumvent a conflict with the OEM front fork tube design. The #stupidfast world is full of compromises… do the best you can and move on. Brock also addresses the use of a front end lowering kit and tie down strap vs. front end lowering only.

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The Details:

  • 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)

0:10 – Video Introduction
0:45 – Slotted Brake Lever… It’s ALL in the Details!
2:40 – Removing Mirrors / Hardware Advice
4:05 – Bodywork Removal Time-Lapse
4:51 – Ran Into a Snag… Fork Taper Issues
6:45 – Other Examples of Fork Tube Tapering
8:20 – Clamping On a Taper… Yay or Nay?
9:12 – Loosening Clamp Bolts Time-Lapse
10:00 – Using a Scissor Jack to Support Bike
11:30 – Lowering Jack to Adjust Fork Height
12:40 – Setting Fork Tube Height Evenly
14:15 – Fine Adjustments Using Rubber Mallet
15:19 – Tightening Bottom Clamp / Cycling Suspension
17:40 – What Front End Straps Actually Do
18:50 – Preventing the ‘Slide Hammer Effect’
21:03 – How the Front End Lowering Kit Works
22:50 – Do You Leave the Strap On All the Time?
23:48 – Using OEM Manual / Final Bolt Torque
25:11 – Video Conclusion / What’s Next?

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