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-= ACE PEFORMANCE 1464cc "ZX-15" Project STREETBIKE =-

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Old 06-26-2010, 05:24 AM   #1
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-= ACE PEFORMANCE 1464cc "ZX-15" Project STREETBIKE =-

Ace Performance is in the final stages of assembling it's new "ZX-15" STREET Package for the Kawasaki ZX-14 Ninja. In a nutshell, this is a 100% streetable daily driver engine that runs on pump gas, starts on one battery, and at full weight aside from what the exhaust system shed off.

The Mission is to build a 210+mph naturally aspirated bike that looks and behaves like a normal piped ZX-14. No fancy aero mods, no exotic race gas, no stratospheric compression, no diet..... completely reliable.


This engine package is geared towards the rider who wants to beat up all his buddies on the street without having to sacrifice streetability, comfort, or longevity like you do with a WORKS Racebike.


So here are the General Specifications on the Engine:


Make: Kawasaki
Model: ZX-14 Ninja
Displacement: 1464cc's (86mm x 63mm)
Compression: 12.7:1
Headwork: Stage 2
Pistons: mm overbore, lighten and balance
Camshafts: Custom Stage 2
Crankshaft: mm stroke, lighten and balance
Connecting Rods: Carrillo, lighten and balance
Fuel: 93 octane PUMP Gasoline (anything but BP)



BACKGROUND INFO:



This bike has been under the knife on the ACE PERFORMANCE Operating Room table once before. It recieved a VERY mild Stage 1 engine package (Stage 1 ported head, Degreed Stock Camshafts, 12.2:1 Compression, Stock OEM Head Gasket, 93 octane PUMP gas). During initial testing, the bike went 200.2mph on a Garmin 72 GPS in the STANDING 9/10th Mile with rider Sal Spatafora, in a light 5mph crosswind. (see this thread for details on the Stage 1 ZX-14 build, pictures, and run conditions..ACE PERFORMANCE ZX14 Project Bike @ DRAGBIKE ZONE.com)



Now that the formalities have been addressed, let's get to the good part. Here's a few teaser pictures of the internals and whatnot, more progress pics to be added throughout the week. Final Testing & Tuning along with STANDING MILE results at our private testing facility to follow. Who knows, might even throw it on the Dyno for the sake of curiousity.

STAY TUNED!!!


86mm Custom JE Pistons on Carrillo Connection Rods. All balanced within 0.1g


86mm Custom JE Pistons close-up before prep


Overbored Block by Millenium Technologies


Undercut Transmission by R&D Motorsports


63mm Stroker Crankshaft by Marine Crankshafts Inc.


Side view


Custom Grind Stage 2 Camshafts


MTC Billet Clutch Basket


Reverse side


APE Cylinder Studs and Bolts

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Old 06-26-2010, 08:02 AM   #2
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Looks like a strong sumbitch!!

Do you have an MSRP for the turn-key package?? (Curiosity only, but these Monster Street Bikes intrigue me!!)
   
 
Old 06-26-2010, 09:41 AM   #3
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Yes, the turn-key "walk in, walk out" base package prices are listed on the website, www.AcePerformance.com. Look under Engine Packages and select the make then model.

Every build is unique just like the people riding them, so each project is custom tailored depending on the intended application, desired characteristics, specific goals, and budget of the customer. So prices may vary.

Best thing to do is pick up the phone and call. You'll speak to Sal directly and from there you can work out the perfect package to suit your needs.
   
 
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Mike, was the 200 mph 199.5 or 200.4? ;-)
   
 
Old 06-26-2010, 12:58 PM   #5
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Yes, the turn-key "walk in, walk out" base package prices are listed on the website, www.AcePerformance.com. Look under Engine Packages and select the make then model.

Every build is unique just like the people riding them, so each project is custom tailored depending on the intended application, desired characteristics, specific goals, and budget of the customer. So prices may vary.

Best thing to do is pick up the phone and call. You'll speak to Sal directly and from there you can work out the perfect package to suit your needs.
Kewl... Those prices are not as bad as I would have thought!!

I've been to the website before, just didn't see the engine packages button...
   
 
Old 06-26-2010, 02:55 PM   #6
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Mike, was the 200 mph 199.5 or 200.4? ;-)
It was a Garmin 72 GPS unit which records the speed up to the tenths. If you look at the Stage 1 Project thread on bikeland, (link is in the first post on this thread) you'll see the GPS photo showing 200.2mph. Granted it's a bit blurry, you can still see the 200.2 if you look hard enough. The big "200mph" screen only shows the whole numbers, the exact number is on another screen which is hard to see in pictures due to the tiny numbers on the screen.

We don't like to use the "rounding" GPS units due to the lack of specific data obtained by them. As you stated, a 200mph reading on the "rounding" GPS units could be a speed anywhere between 199.5 - 200.4mph and still show "200mph". When pushing the envelope, you fight for mere tenths of a mph here and there... so that decimal point is crucial information. I KNOW you're more than aware of this, I'm just explaining it all for those who may not understand what you meant by your question.

Thank you for pointing that out!! Very important and valid question regarding the GPS unit.

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Old 06-26-2010, 03:08 PM   #7
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Kewl... Those prices are not as bad as I would have thought!!

I've been to the website before, just didn't see the engine packages button...
Yes, his labor rates are significantly lower than most (if not all) the major reputable builder/tuners. On top of that, you usually get more than you pay for in regards to TIME. Sal's the kind of guy who'd rather eat shop hours to double and triple check everything than rush through a build to make the quick buck.

I've seen his work first hand for many years now, and let me tell you.... if he charges you for 5 hours labor on something, he probably spent closer to 10 and won't even mention it to you. He's just that kinda guy.
   
 
Old 06-26-2010, 03:51 PM   #8
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Rod #1 & 2 big ends altered to balance or clearance? # 2 looks like it got hot.
   
 
Old 06-26-2010, 04:10 PM   #9
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lets see what was done to the pistons???
   
 
Old 06-26-2010, 04:34 PM   #10
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lets see what was done to the pistons???

Damn Scott..... You wouldn't just come right out and ask a man to give away his speed secrets would ya?? LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
   
 
Old 06-26-2010, 06:02 PM   #11
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i just want to see if its similar to what i did to mine :D
   
 
Old 06-26-2010, 06:26 PM   #12
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Chavcat: Sal's going to have to answer that one, he's got all the details on the build... I'm just the messenger.

KZScott: I can only assume it received the standard prep. Balancing, lightening, smoothing of sharp edges to avoid hot spots, etc.... S.O.P. for any piston, but you know all this stuff like the back of your hand. You just like pulling my leg and watching me squirm!!! hahaha
   
 
Old 06-26-2010, 06:53 PM   #13
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haha yeah :D, real question, are the rods stock length?
   
 
Old 06-27-2010, 06:51 AM   #14
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We only needed to make a small change to rod #1 for clearance of the basket

Stock length rods !

Every piston was massaged accordingly then balanced within 1/10 of a gram !

Sal.
   
 
Old 06-27-2010, 03:03 PM   #15
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hell if they have the cash o la,, i have no problem revealing my secrets LOL when i finally got my ski getting close to the 70MPH mark on Lake Mead (1996 boat) the guys on the NEW Ultra 150s would ask and i would rattle off everything i could remember,, it was only about 3K or so that included some shelf parts that didnt work.
but thats just me.. hurt a few feelings,, ya know how it is when you think ya have the newest shit on the block and a dinosaur comes along and smokes ya like a bad cigar!
   
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