At first glance, Jason Jacob's bad blue custom GSX-R1000 looks just that-a sweet custom. It's not until closer inspection that the bike's secrets and higher power are revealed.
Poking out of the right side of the candy-blue plastics are the telltale tips of the Forced Air Systems turbo that really gets things spooled up. The Trac Dynamics swingarm becomes more than a showpiece and hints that this bike is ridden hard.
Beneath the fairings hide some high-end hotness. With the added pressure from the turbo pushing the motor to its limits, Jacob chose to beef up the internals with a slew of racy bits. A set of JE turbo pistons were hung on Crower rods while a lockup clutch was installed to handle the hard launches.
On the dyno the GSX-R is pumping out 246 horses at the rear wheel. But all that power came at a price-$40,000 to be specific.
But as Jacob notes, the real power comes from a higher power and his inspiration for the build. Painted on the tail section is a cross. Jason discussed his decision to place a crucifix on the rear cowl: "It's on the seat cowl to represent the unseen passenger of all my rides."
CO2 wastegate setup provides...
CO2 wastegate setup provides that familiar blow-off sound.
The Cyberdyne boost gauge...
The Cyberdyne boost gauge recalls max boost levels.
Jesus: The ultimate passe...
Jesus: The ultimate passenger.
Jacob's passenger has guided him safely through 40,000 miles on this blazingly fast bike. From the dragstrip to bike nights, weekend rips and good old-fashion commuting, Jacob puts his ride to work and enjoys every penny he's put into it.
At one dollar per mile, Jacob, his bike and his inspiration have come together to produce one of the sickest street-ridden drag bikes in the country. If you run into him on the road don't let the custom look fool you. Jacob, his wild ride and his perfect passenger throw down a mighty wrath.
The brain of the beast is...
The brain of the beast is an AMS-1000 boost controller.
Buyer's Box - 2004 Suzuki GSX-R1000
Front End: RC Components "Daytona" wheel, Braking Wave rotors, Goodridge stainless steel brake lines
Rear End: RC Components "Daytona" wheel, Trac Dynamics swingarm
Motor: JE Turbo pistons, Crower rods, Cometic head gasket, MTC billet clutch basket and two-stage lockup clutch, APE adjustable cam sprocket, cylinder studs and reed chamber blanking plates, Millenium replated block, Fast by Gast undercut transmission, Dynojet wideband controller, Power Commander and ignition module, Forced Air Systems turbo with external wastegate and blow-off valve, billet oil pan with swivel adapter
Paint: Custom kandy kobalt blue/tru blue pearl by Jace Hudson at Live Fast paint
Polish/Chrome: James Johnson at Texas Super Bikes
Accessories: HID headlight
Other: AMS-1000 boost controller, CO2 wastegate set-up, Cyberdyne boost gauge with peak recall
Owner: Jason Jacob, Sunnyvale, Texas
Builder: James Johnson At Texas Super Bikes And Motor By Scott Crawford Of Cycle Werkz West