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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #150 on: November 27, 2017, 01:18:33 am »
Got down low and gave the exhaust a close look for space and routing then did some comparisons to pictures of ZX exhaust. Just compiling information and ideas for building a duel system for the C14. Got a few pretty good ideas between what info Ted has rounded up this forum and what I have researched.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #151 on: November 27, 2017, 01:39:53 am »
Here's my hanger I made that worked great. If you get time check out what I just did with my duals.

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #152 on: November 27, 2017, 02:32:56 am »
I have checked your work out. Very nice. I am actually working on a prototype head pipe that is tuned better for the Concours than the ZX pipe. Paying close attention to what Ma. Kaw did.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #153 on: November 27, 2017, 03:27:16 am »
Like to see that.I don't care what everyone says that zx conversion is a pain and to many modification

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #154 on: November 27, 2017, 03:42:09 am »
Here's my hanger I made that worked great. If you get time check out what I just did with my duals.
Tore the bike down to prepare for valve check/adjustment work tomorrow. Changed air filter in process and also plan to drain and refill coolant while I'm at it. Spark plugs changed out ~21K miles ago so no need to touch them

Just completed the valve check & adjustment (+ other items listed above) this Thanksgiving weekend. I was able to tear the bike down to get it to the valve check point, then called in technical help to have someone check them while I recorded results ... then we dove into the adjustment to correct those out of spec. That part was over my head (mechanically) ... knowing my limitations now). We got her done and I've almost got the bike all back together. Looking forward to taking her for a spin again ...
Installed a 2007 ZX14 header and twin two brothers pipes and cans.

Lurch, "really" anxious to hear how it worked out?
Power/sound/torque/etc etc etc??

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Installed a 2007 ZX14 header and twin two brothers pipes and cans.

Lurch, "really" anxious to hear how it worked out?
Power/sound/torque/etc etc etc??

Ride safe,Ted


Well I finally got the system installed. I'm really surprised by the power increase was not expecting that. I no longer have to downshift from o/d to keep from lugging the engine that's a big plus,but the system is loud and at 60-70 mph it's causing more vibration in the bars and it took some work and adapters to get it to fit perfect. I'm not thrilled about having to modify the kickstand and cut and reconfigure the center stand. It really looks much better and runs better as for the sound well I'm 61 but the juvenile delinquent in me likes it.

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #155 on: November 27, 2017, 04:04:12 am »
Have you addressed the kick and center stand issues yet?
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #156 on: November 27, 2017, 03:02:53 pm »
I ordered a ZX14 kickstand and I have yet to take the center stand to a welder to adapt it because I'm not going to do without a center stand as soon as I get that done I'll be happy with everything

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #157 on: November 27, 2017, 03:04:18 pm »
I keep planning to install the ZX headers on mine, and {also} keep putting it off..
I'd like to know more about the stands as well??
  What mods are needed?

On your TB pipes, which did you use? (ie; what year ZX-14 were the mufflers supposed to fit?)
From your photo's it appears that the mid pipes were not long enough {or they were not the correct diameter} and you had to install adapter pipes?

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #158 on: November 27, 2017, 09:07:18 pm »
The header was from a 2007 and supposedly the seller a different person said the mid pipe and two brothers mufflers we're also for a 2007. Now they would have fit with me taking them to a shop to have them re bent to get out away from the final drive and down away from the bag but having worked in my youth at Midas I thought if I could just extend them 3 in straight off the header that should fix the problem and it did the pipes went on without a hitch. As for the kickstand it had to be moved out 1/2 of an inch and could probably be bent a little more to clear the pipe the center stand as most people are doing has to have the foot that sticks out extended so that it goes out around the mid pipe right now it hits the bottom of the mid pipe not allowing the kickstand to go up far enough if you're not doing Twistys you probably would not have a problem with that but it most definitely will drag going around a corner so I'm going to take the kickstand to a welder on my bike show him what I need done have the factory arm cut off and a new gusset and arm put on just extending it should take care of the problem. Right side hanger had to be extended 2 inches so the pipe did not hit the bag and you just have to fabricate a hanger for the left side however you want to

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #159 on: November 27, 2017, 09:13:35 pm »
With four back operations I don't bend too well so these are the best pictures I could take of the adapters you can't see them unless you get down under the bike and nothing is hanging any lower than the factory exhaust clamp

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #160 on: November 27, 2017, 09:21:06 pm »
Get yourself 2- m10-1.25 x 2 1/2" long for the kickstand shim you'll have to make

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #161 on: November 29, 2017, 12:29:54 pm »
Rode it to work for probably the last time this year.

Got the stabilizer with me and will throw it in and top off the tank on the way home.

Valve adjust and lots of other maintenance over the winter to get ready for the spring.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #162 on: November 29, 2017, 10:40:55 pm »
Today I rode to work and ended up taking a little 30 minute ride for fun during lunch.  :motonoises:

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #163 on: November 30, 2017, 03:51:38 pm »
Took mine out for a quick ride yesterday {in Houston traffic}. 
  Bad idea!!!!!
Spent more time at red lights and in traffic than riding.    :angry:

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #164 on: December 05, 2017, 04:52:48 pm »
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #165 on: December 05, 2017, 09:43:00 pm »
Traded it for a Triumph Speed Triple   :great:
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #166 on: December 06, 2017, 01:41:59 pm »
Here's my hanger I made that worked great. If you get time check out what I just did with my duals.

I'm wondering if the screws in the side case pucks will be strong enough to hold the weight of the exhaust with all the stress it will have on it going down rougher roads?  Looks great though   :great: :beerchug:
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #167 on: December 08, 2017, 12:29:08 pm »
Put it away. Winter is finally here and I am having both knees replaced Monday :truce: