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
- Episode 9 – Dragstrip Prep Overview and Theory
- Episode 9 / Part 2- Dragstrip Prep – Front End Lowering
- Episode 9 / Part 3 – Ceramic Bearing Install and Reducing Brake Drag
Rear Ceramic Bearings and Gearing
WARNING: Some of the information and performance techniques listed in this video are advanced. Please use discretion when attempting these or any other high-performance modifications. If in doubt, always choose SAFETY FIRST and configure your bike exactly as your manufacturer suggests.
In Episode 9 (Part 4,) Brock continues ‘go fast’ modifications, this time to the rear of Gixzilla. Instead of duplicating a home garage or side of the road bearing install, Brock shows you how it’s done using professional tools and techniques.
Riddle: What is the question that has no answer… but has a definite answer?
Question: “What is the best gearing for my_____(you fill in the blank)?”
Answer: Brock touches on how to begin the quest for the perfect gearing, especially when you have no experience with the machine. Of course and as always, he addresses these issues in a non-technical manner, while also providing advanced information that makes professionals take note.
We hope you enjoy 2017 GSX-R1000 S2B: Episode 9 (P4) Drag Prep – Rear Wheel Ceramic Bearings & Gearing Changes.
- Bike: Brock’s Performance “Gixzilla” 2017 GSX-R1000L7 Standard model (not the ‘R’ version) purchased from Fun For All Motorsports in Elizabethtown, KY
- Exhaust: Brock’s Performance CT Meg ™ full titanium exhaust
- Air filter: Sprint Filter P08 F1-85
- PAIR: Blocked using Brock’s PAIR Valve Block Off Plates
- Power Commander: PCV with Brock’s Performance Track Map 1
- ECU: Modified, per video requirements (see this link for detailed information: https://goo.gl/TLKbv )
- FlashTune Quick Shifter / Auto Blipper Retrofit Kit GSX-R1000 (2017)
- 5th gear pulls
- Brock’s Radial Mount Front End Lowering Kit
- Brock’s OE Ceramic Wheel Bearing Kit by Worldwide Bearings
- Dynojet Model 250I dyno using DynoWare RT, Power Core C3 and WinPEP 8 dyno control – displaying the SAE scale (unless noted otherwise in the video)
0:27 – Video introduction
1:00 – Rear wheel spin test (before)
2:08 – Removing the rear wheel
3:48 – Noting wheel spacer location
4:30 – Experienced wheel bearing installers
5:27 – Removing bearings with a bearing puller
6:20 – Properly reassembling wheel spacers
8:30 – Removing sprocket carrier bearing
9:38 – Don’t mix up front and rear bearings
10:32 – Worldwide Bearings intentionally ‘loose’
12:35 – Fixtures designed for proper bearing install
13:12 – Pressing carrier bearing with a hydraulic press
15:00 – Pressing wheel bearings with a hydraulic press
17:08 – Reinstalling sprocket carrier
18:35 – Reinstalling modified rear brake pads
19:50 – Introduction to gearing
21:48 – Using gear chart for ‘educated guessing’
24:45 – Getting as close to Christine as possible
26:45 – Are 520 chain conversions worth it for drag racing?
28:05 – Aluminum or steel for sprockets?
28:30 – Proper sprocket installation
30:00 – Reinstalling the rear wheel
31:30 – Adjusting chain tension and axle sliders
34:00 – Final tightening and sprocket inspection
34:43 – Rear wheel spin test (after)
36:11 – “BS! Chains don’t have that much drag!” – they say…
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