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Offline Granster

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« on: March 22, 2009, 11:41:00 am »
Has anyone had any luck with after market exhausts?  This huge thing on my '08 probably weighs a ton.  The only thing I'm concerned about with replacing it is that I don't want to make too much noise and be setting off car alarms.  Quiet is best for my taste.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.  Thanks,  Granster  
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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2009, 10:27:00 am »
Here is a list of people making them that I got on another forum.   http://forum.concours.org/index.php?topic=51962    ----------------------------------  South Central Area Director  Email scad@cog-online.org    <p align="left">My Photos<br
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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2009, 08:57:00 pm »
Thanks for the info Bob.  Do you know of anyone who has tried any of these after market exhaust systems and what did they have to say about them?  I'd like to reduce some weight, but not at the expense of making a lot of noise.  After all, the 1400 makes plenty of power right off of the showroowm floor.  Any help would be appreciated,  Granster  

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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2009, 11:58:00 am »
I agree with the quiet!!  I have the Area P slip on on mine.A little bark but still acceptable of an old   guy.Easy install ...new mid pipe and exhaust.I did add a 2 hole bracket to   move the slip on away from the bags.  
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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2010, 05:49:00 pm »
I just bought and installed the Leo Vince SBK EVO II slip on system in carbon fiber . I have a black 09.  It looks great , sounds great, and installs easily. It is just unbelievable how much that stock can and link pipe weigh. Very, very heavy. Handling improves dramatically with the new pipe. .  The weight savings alone make the deal worthwhile. It comes with an insert for the end cap but I removed it. The sound is throaty and deep but not obnoxious.  Leo Vince claims that  it is designed to run with the stock fuel injection settings and I believe them. The bike runs as smooth as ever . Available from 58 Cycle for 509 ( free shipping) vs. 539 from Pipe City and 599 from Leo Vince. 30000 miles before repacking needed.  

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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2010, 07:10:00 pm »
I have the AreaP Full System with Carbon Fiber can, PC-V, Flies out, BMC air filter.  I dyno'd before and after the setup and gained 9-10% more hp and torque below 4000 rpm and a 9% hp gain top end!    The can, while slightly louder than stock, is very pleasant.  A bit of a growl at idle and now you can hear the engine cruising at speed (70-80 mph).  WOT (wide open throttle), it now sounds like a 1400 should!    I also got a nice bump in fuel mileage, whether it is from the PC-V or just more torque down low, I am not sure.  I went from mid 30's to low 40's  
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« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2010, 02:22:00 am »
The Staintune is constructed with metal baffles, and is certified street legal in Oz. Expensive, though. Most if not all of the other mufflers are of the absorbtion type, so may need periodic repacking. With Two Brothers, for example you'd need to drill out the rivets to repack it; Area-P will unbolt. How often the muffler needs repacking depends on many factors including mileage, temperature, typical rpm, type of packing material, muffler design... Kerry at Area-P has reported silencers returned for repacking after high mileage with no deterioration of the Silent Sport stuff he uses.    Legality is another issue. Both Staintune and Beowulf are street legal in Australia and in UK respectively - at least with the (removable) tailpile in place. And that's ridiculously quiet. [RANTMODE] A quirk with UK regulations is that the muffler has to be stamped with its compliance with noise regs. It can be whisper quiet, but no stamp = not legal. This unfair piece of legislation is specific only to motorcycles. [/RANTMODE] Check local laws for legality in the USA and elsewhere.    Mine is an Area-P carbon fibre muffler. It's louder than stock at tickover but the same as the OE bazooka at 5000rpm, and in my opinion is not obtrusive or in any way offensive. It's a LOT lighter than the Kawasaki offering, but is "Not For Highway Use" At January's annual inspection my bike passed without comment, but this was the United Arab Emirates where anything goes as far as bike zorsts are concerned (this week).  
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« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2010, 02:30:00 pm »
I put on the Two Brothers Carbon slip on.  Sound is a bit lower, maybe more of a growl.  Not loud at all.  Really good note.  Only time I hear any noise is under hard de-acceleration.  And I like it.  Have Two Brothers on my 10R also.  Sounds even better on the 10R.  They sell a power tip that is suppose to quiet the sound 3 dB.  Fit great.  Quality is great with the VALE system to attach.  Weight reduction is incredible.  Try Motofuel and you can get the package I got.  

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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2010, 07:28:00 pm »
I bought a muzzy carbon fiber came with mid pipe.it sounds alot deeper and throaty but not crazy loud.by changing out pipe I prob lost 15pounds never act weighed it though.it will need to be repacked someday but it look great and sounds even better .  Joe Shock
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« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2010, 08:26:00 pm »
Just wondering about the 2010 with the various 'ECO' mileage extending fuel maps. The dealer I use states the C14 does not 'remap' when the air-fuel mixture is changed. One would wonder then what is the net effect of an aftermarket exhaust on these fancy fuel maps. Sounds like one of the system, the Leo Vince, retains factory flow through. Thoughts on this from the techno wizards among us?  

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« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2010, 07:43:00 pm »
Any comments on torque or horsepower? Not looking for any increase, but don't want a decrease either. Did you install any type or power commenter or juice box?  

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« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2010, 05:01:00 am »
According to AreaP's Kerry Bryant, the slip-on doesn't require any changes to the fuel injection. This was confirmed when I ran my '08 on a dyno and got power and torque almost identical to the figures on AreaP's website:    http://www.areapnolimits.com/products/Slip-On-Exhaust-Kawasaki-Concours-14-2008.php    My A/F was good throughout teh rev range, tending to a bit rich at the top end.  
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« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2010, 10:38:00 pm »
I read somewhere that the weight of the stock muffler and mid-pipe is 15 lbs.    
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« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2010, 06:14:00 pm »
just ordered an Area "p"  slip on muffler   will report results when installed and running

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« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2010, 05:45:00 pm »
just installed the area P  slip on muffler    20 mins  very easy  and sounds great,  now what will i do with  the oem rocket launcher  am sure i will have some wonderful replies to  that one    

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« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2010, 09:21:00 pm »
just ridden my 09 c14 with  the area p muffler  as they said  good reduction in heat mainly from  the left  side,  any help here in texas is good  and did feel  an increase in power at lower end of the band during accl  and  the sound is  great, at  hwy  speed,   good product at  a good price  

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« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2010, 11:40:00 pm »
I installed a 2 Brothers Ti slip on and it sounds great.  It went on no problem and I didn't need to use a Powercommander to remap the fuel map.  I bought it from Leclarepowersports.com  They were great to deal with.  
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« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2010, 04:52:00 pm »
Kerry at Area P designed the slip on with sound output in mind. I've heard a couple other after market pipes on the C-14 and the Area P has the lowest output. I can't hear mine on the highway. It has a nice mellow howl when you really spin the Motor. My $.02  
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