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PostSubject: GSX 1400 owner looking for an excuse   Fri 25 Nov 2011 - 20:51

Hi Folks,
I live in Scotland and currently ride a 2007 GSX1400 which has been de-restricted to 154bhp and 104lbft torque. I'm really loving the bike but I've always had a hankering for a bking and am considering taking the plunge.
Are there any pitfalls I need to look out for aside from normal wheelie abuse, recalls, etc?
I would also be looking to change the tail cans for the obvious reasons but am unsure whether that would require me to get a PC IV and dyno set up as well or whether the bking can cope for a while until I find out exactly which intake / exhaust mod's are recomended so I can do them all in one go.
Thanks for your time and any advice would be greatfully received.

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PostSubject: Re: GSX 1400 owner looking for an excuse   Fri 25 Nov 2011 - 21:40

Mikeulike1100 wrote:
Are there any pitfalls

Going from a 14 to a BK the downsides would be
crappy smaller tank and poor pillion use.

No real faults with the King if it suits you.
Electrical recall should have been done
loose clutch bolts on early models should
have shown up by now.

LOT'S of options for end can's and you shouldnt
need to remap. I've seen them thrown on and still
run a good A/F ratio. If you have a decent tuner in
your area you'll never need a Power Commander
anyway as the standard ignition can be derestricted /
remapped etc to do everything that it can.

Lots of good info on here.
Check out a few threads.

Look forward to seeing your new bike.

Tony.

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PostSubject: Re: GSX 1400 owner looking for an excuse   Fri 25 Nov 2011 - 22:10

Hi and welcom :wel:

You will definitely miss old 14's gas tank and will get a sore butt on the standard seat but these are nothing because the rest of the B-King compensates the mentioned minuses Razz

The choice of aftermarket cans is great. You will definitely find something that will suit your likings in terms of tone and looks. thumbs up 2 Most of the sets doesnt require PC or remapping to run properly. I got myself a set of TwoBrothers and I was running them for a while before installing the fuel controler.

From the mods that you will look after, beside the cans of course, will be frame sliders/crash protectors and radiator guards. I highly reccomend getting these as they cost incomparably less than the problems that may occur if you postpone buying them Wink

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PostSubject: Re: GSX 1400 owner looking for an excuse   Sat 26 Nov 2011 - 9:59

Thanks folks,
I actually came back to motorbikes last year after a 2 year break while building our house. At the time I had a TL1000R but didn't have any time to ride it or anywhere safe to keep it so I let the old girl go. Previous bikes I've had (and in no particular order) were RGV250, 3 x RG500's, Z750GPr1, GPZ1100, 3 x GSXR 1100's (H, M and WR), 2 x GSX1100 EFE's (Streetfightered), 2 x YZF750's and of course my current GSX1400.

The 1400 was bought because my missus told e one day that she missed going for the odd run....no further excuse needed but the deciding factor was the comfy passenger seat.
How many times has she been on it?.....Answer..None!
If it hadn't been for that I was going to get a Busa but hey-ho!....

Anyway, I've loved the 1400 and have taken it to a level where further HP and handling gains are offset by some fairly major and costly modifications. (Big bore or supercharger)
I'm thinking that it's probably better and more respectful to my 1400 to sell her to another loving owner and buy a bike that is already at that next level in standard form.
Spring will see!

Thanks again for the help though and I'll be spending the next few months doing some fairly major research on here and probably asking more than my fair share of stupid questions.

Mike
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PostSubject: Re: GSX 1400 owner looking for an excuse   Sat 26 Nov 2011 - 10:09

We look forward to see your new ride soon thumbs up 2

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PostSubject: Re: GSX 1400 owner looking for an excuse   Mon 5 Dec 2011 - 23:37

Hello and welcome Mike

You will love everything about the King when you ride it. Your pillion might not!

My best mate has a GSX1400. Could you tell me how you got 154hp?
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PostSubject: Re: GSX 1400 owner looking for an excuse   Tue 6 Dec 2011 - 1:32

Welcome Mike - I came from a 1400 just on 12 months back and have only 1 regret - loosing the ability to do longer trips with a pillion. The B-King is definitely NOT a pillion bike. Other than that, it's much more fun!! Twisted Evil

The only way you would get over 150hp on a 1400 is with a decent set of cams and/or a 1550 big bore kit - lots of $$$/work and still short of a stock B-King. Not that there is anything wrong with that, as they are very different bikes. If I could I would own one of each (and both in B&W too)!!
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PostSubject: Re: GSX 1400 owner looking for an excuse   Thu 8 Dec 2011 - 12:29

Hi again all,
My 1400 has some quite tasty modifications including:
Pod filters, Full Akra titanium exhaust, PCIII (Including full Dyno remap), TTS Cams, Breather modification, Pairs Blanked, 4 Degree ignition advancer.

The figure of over 154bhp is at the crank.
Rear wheel BHP as measured on the Dyno was 133.8 with 104lbft torque.
All pretty normal for these mods.

I'm really looking forward to trying the B-king and pillion comfort is now way down the line baeing as my missus didn't once bother coming out with me on the 14.
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PostSubject: Re: GSX 1400 owner looking for an excuse   Thu 8 Dec 2011 - 13:04

A classic bike. Would be cool to have both 14 and the King in the same garage geek

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-TwoBrothers air filter,



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PostSubject: Re: GSX 1400 owner looking for an excuse   Tue 3 Jan 2012 - 2:26

Had a GSX 1400 for 8yrs , loved that bike , especially the low end torque , up to 3000 rpm , I think the 1400 has more grunt but after that the Bking leaves the GSX for dead , and doesn't hit a brick wall at 8000rpm like the standard GSX does . Love me Bking Smile
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PostSubject: Re: GSX 1400 owner looking for an excuse   Tue 3 Jan 2012 - 3:05

i had a 07 1400 before I made the mistake of test riding a king , i traded the same day ...
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PostSubject: Re: GSX 1400 owner looking for an excuse   Tue 3 Jan 2012 - 9:10

jobbas wrote:
Had a GSX 1400 for 8yrs , loved that bike , especially the low end torque , up to 3000 rpm , I think the 1400 has more grunt but after that the Bking leaves the GSX for dead , and doesn't hit a brick wall at 8000rpm like the standard GSX does . Love me Bking Smile

Agree. Having one 02' 1400 (140.000km) yes one hundred an forty thousend kilometes (not miles) and a B-King (12.000km) side by side in my garage. I can choose run or walk to suit the mood of the day. The perfect bike? The B-King with bigger tank and a decent pillion seat.
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PostSubject: Re: GSX 1400 owner looking for an excuse   Tue 3 Jan 2012 - 9:36

mike, your going from a cart horse to a thoroughbred, the only thing you'll regret is that you did'nt do it sooner.
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PostSubject: Re: GSX 1400 owner looking for an excuse   Tue 3 Jan 2012 - 10:02

[quote="uve12"]
jobbas wrote:

The perfect bike?
The B-King with bigger tank and a decent pillion seat.



A naked/Streetfightered Hayabusa !

What a great idea.... laugh

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PostSubject: Re: GSX 1400 owner looking for an excuse   Tue 3 Jan 2012 - 11:58

Joshidiah wrote:
A classic bike. Would be cool to have both 14 and the King in the same garage geek


I've got both Wink

The 1400 ..


The B-King


Am very surprised at your numbers for a 14.. but then again I only see rear wheel numbers as I've never had the motor on a bench dyno.. just the regular Wink

On getting a B-King .. I'd fully recommend it .. they are every similar up to 5k in power and torque.. then the b-king just clears off..

as has been pointed out the b-king is far more focused.. and not so pillion friendly .. as a one up bike I love it .. for touring its comfy as well .. but .. dont take a pillion or lots of luggage Wink

I've been looking for a bike to offer everything .. and in the end I've ended up with 3 bikes .. the 14.. the B-King and a Yam XV1900 Roadliner S ... each is amazing in its own way.. I ride the BK most though..


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PostSubject: Re: GSX 1400 owner looking for an excuse   Tue 3 Jan 2012 - 12:35

What a Nice looking 1400 sync ( and of course an excellent king )
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PostSubject: Re: GSX 1400 owner looking for an excuse   Tue 3 Jan 2012 - 13:20

synk wrote:
Joshidiah wrote:
A classic bike. Would be cool to have both 14 and the King in the same garage geek


I've got both Wink

The 1400 ..


The B-King


Am very surprised at your numbers for a 14.. but then again I only see rear wheel numbers as I've never had the motor on a bench dyno.. just the regular Wink

On getting a B-King .. I'd fully recommend it .. they are every similar up to 5k in power and torque.. then the b-king just clears off..

as has been pointed out the b-king is far more focused.. and not so pillion friendly .. as a one up bike I love it .. for touring its comfy as well .. but .. dont take a pillion or lots of luggage Wink

I've been looking for a bike to offer everything .. and in the end I've ended up with 3 bikes .. the 14.. the B-King and a Yam XV1900 Roadliner S ... each is amazing in its own way.. I ride the BK most though..


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very nice 1400
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