In late January 2012 we bought this 02′ Suzuki GSX-R1000 ($ 3,800.00) for a sister project to Project Bling. Just like Project Bling it was to have both power and looks; the whole package for under $ 9k. Part two was “looks” so we took it to Roaring Toyz in Sarasota, Fl. where they installed their very own “240 Kit” (swingarm, factory widened wheel replica, drivetrain, brake line, kickstand, lower links). Watch as the frame is “notched” for chain clearance. A very important aspect of a 240 GSX-R install, something that you won’t see on other install videos. Visit BuyNowRoaringToyz.com or give them a call directly to have them put together a kit like this for your GIXXER. Filmed by Steve Hall. Produced by Rockets Media Inc. Comments are always welcome, let me know what you think.
In late January we bought an 02′ Suzuki GSX-R1000 ($ 3,800.00) for a sister project to Project Bling. This time around our goal was to create a true Budget Build. Just like Project Bling it was to have both power and looks; the whole package for under $ 9k. Part one was “power” so we took it to DynoWorks in Sarasota, Fl. where Donny Wright tuned her up with a DynoJet Power Commander III USB, K&N Air Filter, and a VooDoo shorty exhaust which came direct from VooDoomoto.com.
A baseline run showed that the bike had 143.16 HP (SAE). Keep in mind that this bike has been pretty much left untouched since it came off the showroom floor over ten years ago. It even looked like it still had the original chain and air filter. Neither were very pretty. The only effort that had been put forth prior to our dyno day was an oil change (standard oil and oil filter) and it’s fender had been eliminated. A DynoJet Power Commander III (USB) was installed and a custom map was made. This setup alone gave the bike a couple of horse power and it obviously ran better. We then replaced the air filter with a K&N, removed the stock pipe and clipped and bypassed the mid-pipe valve, and installed the VooDoo shorty.
The bike was then rep-mapped with all of the new components. A final run showed that the bike gained almost 6 horse power as well as over 3 foot pounds of torque. If you do the math this comes down to about a cost of about $161.00 per horsepower (cost of pipe, filter, PCIII, and tune). Last but not least we went and disconnected the PCIII. Our last run showed that the bike had still gained 3 horse power with the VooDoo shorty alone. This was significant due to the fact that we’ve seen other brands of minimalistic pipes like this one provide no gains and sometimes even a loss of horsepower. Enjoy the video. Comments are always welcome, let me know what you think.
The pics below were taken on the day we purchased the bike: