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
- Episode 9 / Part 4 – Rear Ceramic Bearings and Gearing
Lowering Link Install and Final Drag Prep
**WARNING: Chassis adjustments can alter the handling characteristics of any machine, and a lowered vehicle is more likely to experience obstacle and/or cornering clearance contact problems.**
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 5) Brock installs his innovative fully adjustable Brock’s Performance Window Link and explains what items should be considered when lowering a modern streetbike.
Brock then continues on with the ‘details’ and final work required to prepare ‘Gixzilla’ for stock wheelbase drag race competition. The next time you hear from Brock, it will be from the race track, putting the knowledge and component selections for this project to the test under controlled conditions with a timing system accurate to 0.0001.
We hope you enjoy 2017 GSX-R1000 S2B: Episode 9 (P5) – Lowering Link Install and Final Drag Prep
- 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)
Video Time Stamps:
0:00 – The difference between a streetbike and a racebike
3:35 – Video introduction / what’s with the glasses?
4:20 – How much should I lower my bike?
6:59 – Swingarm attack angle / suspension squat
9:32 – How suspension used to be (Suzuki Bandit)
10:40 – We don’t race in a perfect world
12:30 – Removing the OEM suspension link
14:16 – Chain tension demonstration
15:00 – Inspecting clearance issues
17:45 – Unboxing the Window Link
19:45 – Installing the Window Link
22:25 – Adjusting the Window Link
24:54 – Inspection after installation
27:00 – Strapping the front end
28:30 – Locking in Window Link adjustment
30:56 – Clearance issues under load
32:15 – Unboxing the adjustable BrockSTAND
34:51 – Adjusting the BrockSTAND to match chassis
37:27 – Fine tuning the bikes lean angle
39:10 – Removing OEM reflectors
40:27 – Setting final chain tension after lowering
41:42 – Removing OEM rear fender (time lapse)
42:50 – It’s finally time to reassemble the bike!
43:40 – Bike overview / aerodynamic improvements
45:40 – Full Spectrum IPT lithium battery
46:15 – Pièce De Résistance / Video closing
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