Spending a weekend powering...
Spending a weekend powering through a finish line well into the triple digits on one wheel is not for the faint of heart.
In the UK, the art of the wheelie is held with more regard than here on US soil. There’s even an event that specifically caters to wheelie merchants. Held at an old Air Force strip, the Elvington Wheelie Competition awards riders who can carry the front the fastest over a measured kilometer (about half a mile).
After competing on a relatively stock bike for a couple of years, Dazz reckoned that it was time to build a turbo bike. He located a clean 2002 GSX-R1000 and the fun commenced. Before long a Hahn Racecraft turbo kit was delivered, and after overcoming some obstacles (it was a used kit), the bike was ready for business with 240 horses ready to ride on the rear wheel.
Getting a bike to go fast enough to attempt a wheelie record is only one side of the coin, you also have to worry about landing back onto terra firma, and being able to come to a stop once you have. Suspension experts, Maxton Engineering, modified the fork legs to sort out any less than happy landings along with a billet ABM top triple clamp and some braced Renthal bars. Some eBay searching produced a set of Marchesini wheels and Galfer brake rotors.
As the bike was built for the specific purpose of high-speed one-wheeled lunacy, the rest of the machine has been largely left alone.
2002 Suzuki GSX-R1000
Maxton fork internals, ABM top triple clamp, Renthal bars, Öhlins steering damper, Galfer rotors and lines, Marchesini wheel
Marchesini wheel, Galfer rotor and line
Head gasket, slotted cam sprockets, Hahn Racecraft turbo kit, larger fuel rail and injectors, Simpson exhaust