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Offline Trouble

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Best exhaust for . . .
« on: March 03, 2012, 06:43:22 pm »
I want to pull this potato launcher off my 2011 concours . But I want the transformation to be productive and not loose HP & TQ !
The shop here is suggesting a Muzzy slip on over anything else . Says they have had a good relationship with Kawasaki in working together to create the right exhaust . I want to find out first hand. Anyone got any documented  experience with slipons and the pros and cons ?  Is their gain or loss ?

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Re: Best exhaust for . . .
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2012, 06:46:15 pm »
I agree, Muzzys slip-on is the way to go for you. No power gain though from just putting on a slip-on regardless of brand. If you want to add power you need to go to a full system, again Muzzys IMO...

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Re: Best exhaust for . . .
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2012, 08:08:47 pm »
The power gains by a slip on alone are not going to be all that great that I would worry about it. Pick the one that works for you. I went with Area P becuase it was quieter than probably most others. Their website has data on both sound and power increases. And it's definitely quieter than the Muzzy with the quiet baffle insert. I've heard them both first hand.
   I'm not saying one is better than the other. Only that I found the Area P to be a high quality exhaust. It also has been quieter than all of the other slip on's that I have actually heard up close. I wouldn't buy Muzzy simple because a shop recommend them. I would want a little more info or feedback from other riders. So your probably doing the right thing. I looked on Muzzy's site. But if you click on details to anything. It doesn't give me real details on the slip on. (maybe just me). Anyway here's a link to them also.


http://areapnolimits.com/products/Slip-On-Exhaust-Kawasaki-Concours-14-2008.php

http://search.cartserver.com/search/search.cgi?cartid=a-6265&category=kawasaki_exs&keywords=Concours&maxhits=100&go=GO%21

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Re: Best exhaust for . . .
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2012, 08:42:59 pm »
If you don't want a second best product (for sound, customer service,  and build quality), go Area P!
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Re: Best exhaust for . . .
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2012, 09:51:44 pm »
Sooooo what is wrong with the Leo Vince,
 I want better looks , BUT I want it quiet.
I've been boat racing for 30 +years and ANYTHING I can do to improve my performance is what happens , but with the bike , I just BLAST around town and I don't want to piss off the PD.???????????????
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Re: Best exhaust for . . .
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2012, 11:36:39 pm »
If you don't want a second best product (for sound, customer service,  and build quality), go Area P!

Man that was some great info. A lot of people make claims. The HP & TQ increase for the money is not bad. I guess that package is around $3k  29 more HP and 19 more TQ  . Hummmmm
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Re: Best exhaust for . . .
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2012, 12:12:45 am »
My Dodge diesel pickup truck has a full 5 inch Stainless Steel exhaust from turbo back , with a four foot muffler for $680.00  , it's crazy how much they charge for bike exhaust. >:D
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Re: Best exhaust for . . .
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2012, 12:40:47 am »
I have a Leo Vince and no issues.  I like the look and the fact it came with the bike.  With the insert, it is very quiet, but not silent like the stocker.  But, if it were my choice, I woudl have gone with the full AreaP or Muzzy.  The reason being its sort of a waste to do exhaust work without goign for  a big performance increase. 
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Re: Best exhaust for . . .
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2012, 09:46:20 pm »
How's the area P going to play into my warranty if I go with the complete ( Headers) set and PCIII ?
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Re: Best exhaust for . . .
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2012, 12:29:56 pm »
FWIW, when I called Brocks last week they said "I don't see why our exhaust wouldn't work" the only question they had was the oil pan...They didn't know if the ZX14 and C14 used the same pan, might have a clearance issue..
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Re: Best exhaust for . . .
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2012, 12:45:46 pm »
Most (if not all) ZX-14 full exhausts will work on the C14.  My Muzzy header fits on my C14 like it was made for it.  The mid pipe just needed a little bit of tweaking and I made a spacer to put the can at the proper angle and height.  (I know a Yoshimura R77 full exhaust will also fit).



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