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cliffrandall


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posted October 08, 2012 11:25 AM        


Just back from IM Leathers in Hamilton. The custom 14HT suit is being made out of black 'suede' with gold trim - very sexy indeed..........The complete ensemble should look wild with the finished bike!
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posted October 11, 2012 10:12 AM        Edited By: cliffrandall on 11 Oct 2012 19:18


Ballistic Li battery arrived today, when I picked up the box it was so light, I thought they forgot to pack the battery. On my similar, zero'd out scales - 2lbs as opposed to the stock battery at 11lbs - incredible........I just called my broker and gave him an 'unlimited' buy order for Ballistic stock!!!
Cheers,
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cliffrandall


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posted October 11, 2012 11:47 AM        


Kappa bags (tank, side and tail) just arrived from ITL in Montreal - Wow, beautiful workmanship.....2 more weeks or so and we'll be fitting them on the 2013 bike!!
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posted October 11, 2012 04:21 PM        
Forgot to mention the paint finishes - House of Kolor 'satin' metallic gold on 'satin' metallic (gold ice) black. Should look absolutely incredible!!!........I'll have the first finished Arai helmet tomorrow for everyone to see the paint design. We actually have (2) top of the line Aria Corsair helmets (with coloured screens - gold and black) to work with, big thanks to Arai.
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posted October 12, 2012 02:19 PM        Edited By: cliffrandall on 12 Oct 2012 22:21
Put the new Ballistic 16HD 'Li' battery into my 2000cc Honda VTX big twin today (always been a bugger to start - I use a high performance INTERSTATE battery with 20% more CCA, which is always on a trickle charger if I'm not using the bike the next day) started up no problem! Did you know that a Li battery never loses more than 10% of its charge, no matter how long it sits? Jerry at Ballistic tells me you never need to charge it, unless you drain it by leaving the ignition on etc. Very cool way to lose 10lbs.
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posted October 12, 2012 08:16 PM        

Lots of questions on the Kappa side bag mounts - as expected they were built for the earlier model ZX14. That said, we'll modify them accordingly to fit the new R with the master himeslf, Rob at Tricked Toys in Newmarket........We'll show you the entire process of the build right here at Bikeland.
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posted October 13, 2012 03:52 PM        Edited By: cliffrandall on 14 Oct 2012 01:06
FYI - Kappa is made in the same factory as Givi. IMO, these bags are of similar build quality, just less ornate and a better all round canvas for a guy designing a custom project. We'll be painting the bags satin black metallic with gold 'slashes' along the mid bag pattern. Should look really cool, especially when we open them up and revel a gold 4.5lbs n2o bottle inside!!!
Cliff
P.S. - The Kappa tank bag connects via a very sexy gas cap quick mount, no straps.

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posted October 15, 2012 05:50 PM        


I thought you guys might get a kick out of the 'Race Pac' dash & gauges we use on my 350hp MachZ 1000cc, 2 stroke, n2o race sled. Tells us real-time and with playback telemetry - o2, EGT, fuel pressure, coolant temp, battery voltage, rpm, speed (to .5mph) and crankshaft/jackshaft speed (clutch slippage).....Friggin amazing to review after a run.
Cliff
P.S. - Muzzy stuff should be here tomorrow.

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posted October 16, 2012 11:16 AM        




Christmas came early baby!.........Fabulous 'one of a kind' Muzzy Ti/CF exhaust system and pretty much everything else Muzzy's makes for the new ZX-14. Should look and sound wild.
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posted October 16, 2012 05:16 PM        
Lots of questions on this awesome Muzzy pipe - total weight 6.5lbs, with cans. Not sure what the 2013 stockers weigh (we'll know soon) but probably 40ish. That's huge - deduct 10lbs more for the Li battery etc.....It's all good.
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posted October 17, 2012 08:12 AM        



Project has gone International - Giorgio Rondinini of Precision Titanium in Fort Lauderdale, FL (they look after the Ti needs of both the World FI car & GP bike race teams) has joined the Muzzy Kawasaki ZX-14ht team......Fantastic!
Cliff

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posted October 18, 2012 03:49 AM        
Lots of high speed people on board! This project is going to be amazing.....
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posted October 18, 2012 08:32 AM        
Cliff,you need to tell R.Muzzy to put those pipes on the market for the 14R.
That true x-pipe will sound awesome on the gas and de-cell.
I'm a dual exhaust fan and the 14R has plenty of ass from the factory for my needs.
(for now anyways)

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posted October 18, 2012 08:37 AM        Edited By: cliffrandall on 18 Oct 2012 16:38
First series of painted pieces are back from the master blaster, John Connery - unreal. House of Kolor 'satin' gold metallic on 'satin' black with gold ice metallic in the black paint. Just in case you didn't know, I mental problems - that's a 4.5lbs carbon fibre n2o bottle!....Shockingly cool.
Cliff



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posted October 18, 2012 09:39 AM        
My/My/My.
Ain't you fancy.
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posted October 18, 2012 10:00 AM        
Cliff,I was just pondering while pouring a scotch (I work nights)....
What are your thoughts as to the Areo effects with the side cases on,when you hit the N2O in top gear shooting for the 200mph?
I rode my little S/T jag with my trusty FieldSheer soft bags and at 150 it was all I wanted,strapped down tight.
They weren't making me weave or anything but the steering input was needed.I didn't feel good about much faster and it was just a boredom blast somewhere in Tennessee.
I do figure they were lifting but didn't look around to them,LOL.
Hard cases will help some but the drag/vortices still have to be accounted for in the handling I'd think.
I recall your doing a steering dampner,what else?
A call to the Gods is fine but that doesn't seem your style...

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posted October 18, 2012 10:06 AM        
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Cliff,you need to tell R.Muzzy to put those pipes on the market for the 14R.
That true x-pipe will sound awesome on the gas and de-cell.
I'm a dual exhaust fan and the 14R has plenty of ass from the factory for my needs.
(for now anyways)



Thanks SG, very kind of you to say so, I'll let Rob know your thoughts. Not sure, but I'll assume the R&D is now done to allow Muzzys to build these pipes on demand.........Big thanks to everyone on Bikeland firstly for allowing us to use this thread to self-promote and to now build this incredible bike 'on-line'........I plan to show you everything we do from custom installs on the luggage, to plastic welding, to tuning the n2o shot etc, we'll share it all in hopes of providing as much enjoyment to the '14 Nation' as possible.
We just love this stuff and hope you do too.
Cheers,
Cliff

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posted October 18, 2012 10:23 AM        
Let us know,I've got a Muzzy full system on my Zed12 and will go that way again.
Santa is coming soon,lol.

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posted October 18, 2012 10:38 AM        Edited By: cliffrandall on 18 Oct 2012 18:50
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Cliff,I was just pondering while pouring a scotch (I work nights)....
What are your thoughts as to the Areo effects with the side cases on,when you hit the N2O in top gear shooting for the 200mph?
I rode my little S/T jag with my trusty FieldSheer soft bags and at 150 it was all I wanted,strapped down tight.
They weren't making me weave or anything but the steering input was needed.I didn't feel good about much faster and it was just a boredom blast somewhere in Tennessee.
I do figure they were lifting but didn't look around to them,LOL.
Hard cases will help some but the drag/vortices still have to be accounted for in the handling I'd think.
I recall your doing a steering dampner,what else?
A call to the Gods is fine but that doesn't seem your style...


- Good questions - Drag coefficient with the luggage? IMO - huge! I ran the big Honda 2000cc Chromeless Cruiser until it banged off the rev limiter in 5th gear at 240klms - smooth as silk, just lots of drag. The 1270 at 340klms (yellow box corrected) straight as an arrow, you just couldn't move it. Huge resistance at those speeds.
- Steering dampener by Scott will be installed, a must have IMO. No mirrors (Muzzy plates) no turn signals (Plastic Surgeon) - me in a Speedo laid out across the bike!!!!!!!!!!.......I'm currently in discussions with BST for a set of their beautiful CF wheels (ceramic bearings) and with RaceTech who will be building me a one-off ZX-14 suspension, if we're successful in convincing them that this bike is a wonderful canvas to advertise their products.
- The only God I know is 'Dan the Man' at Champion Cycle. This guy knows 14s and he knows fast. Dan and his team will pre-determine on his Dyno Center, how much 'power adder' we need to blow thru 200mph...........All that said, who really knows until we get out there.
Cliff

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posted October 18, 2012 10:49 AM        
Better get a size smaller Speedo Guvna.
Areo is a bitch and I'd hate to hear some bad news,planning on some run-ups to the goal?

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cliffrandall


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posted October 18, 2012 11:33 AM        
Impossible - package is too big........Practise will be held on the back straight at Mosport and my secret stretch of lonely HWY.
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posted October 18, 2012 11:40 AM        
LOL,WhatEver,it's your world as my kids would say.
Standing by for the next bits and delivery of the scoot.

(bug Muzzy about the exhaust)
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posted October 19, 2012 02:59 AM        Edited By: cliffrandall on 19 Oct 2012 11:01
Couple of questions on the Muzzy n2o bottle - bottle weights 3lbs (carbon fiber) holds 4.5lbs of juice, so full = 7.5lbs.
Cliff

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posted October 19, 2012 09:50 PM        
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Ballistic Li battery arrived today, when I picked up the box it was so light, I thought they forgot to pack the battery. On my similar, zero'd out scales - 2lbs as opposed to the stock battery at 11lbs - incredible........I just called my broker and gave him an 'unlimited' buy order for Ballistic stock!!!
Cheers,
Cliff


this one ? http://www.ballisticparts.com/products/batteries/12cell.php

impressive !!!

i await your final zx-14r project

olivier from FRANCE
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cliffrandall


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posted October 20, 2012 11:40 AM        Edited By: cliffrandall on 20 Oct 2012 19:41
this one ? http://www.ballisticparts.com/products/batteries/12cell.php

impressive !!!

i await your final zx-14r project

olivier from FRANCE

NO, not the 12 cell - Call Jerry at Ballistic, you want what I have, the 'beta unit' - second generation Li battery, 16 cell.
Cliff

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