-= ACE PEFORMANCE 1464cc "ZX-15" Project STREETBIKE =-
This is a discussion on -= ACE PEFORMANCE 1464cc "ZX-15" Project STREETBIKE =- within the ZX-14 forums, part of the Kawasaki Motorcycles category; 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 ...
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|06-26-2010, 05:24 AM||#1|
-= 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:
Model: ZX-14 Ninja
Displacement: 1464cc's (86mm x 63mm)
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)
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.
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.
Custom Grind Stage 2 Camshafts
MTC Billet Clutch Basket
APE Cylinder Studs and Bolts
Last edited by Phantom; 06-26-2010 at 05:27 AM.
|06-26-2010, 08:02 AM||#2|
Looks like a strong sumbitch!!
Do you have an MSRP for the turn-key package?? (Curiosity only, but these Monster Street Bikes intrigue me!!)
|06-26-2010, 09:41 AM||#3|
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.
|06-26-2010, 12:58 PM||#5|
I've been to the website before, just didn't see the engine packages button...
|06-26-2010, 02:55 PM||#6|
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.
Last edited by Phantom; 06-26-2010 at 03:24 PM. Reason: spelling error, lol
|06-26-2010, 03:08 PM||#7|
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.
|06-26-2010, 04:10 PM||#9|
lets see what was done to the pistons???
|06-26-2010, 04:34 PM||#10|
Damn Scott..... You wouldn't just come right out and ask a man to give away his speed secrets would ya?? LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|06-26-2010, 06:02 PM||#11|
i just want to see if its similar to what i did to mine :D
|06-26-2010, 06:26 PM||#12|
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
|06-26-2010, 06:53 PM||#13|
haha yeah :D, real question, are the rods stock length?
|06-27-2010, 06:51 AM||#14|
From: S.FL. Home of the 9/10th's
Joined: Aug 2006
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 !
|06-27-2010, 03:03 PM||#15|
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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