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Re: ZX-14 or ZX-14R Exhaust for a C-14?
« Reply #175 on: December 29, 2017, 12:46:23 am »
Other than finding a used 4 into 1 Muzzy, these are the options I know of, that are relatively EZ and inexpensive...

2006 - 2007 ZX-14 header. (has 2" ports and "no" Cat)  {Probably the best option}
Block left port, build spacer that increases OD of header to 2 1/8" OD., install your existing slip-on on the right.  {ZG Slip-on is 2 1/8" ID.} 
Done........

2008 - 2011 ZX-14 header. (has 2 1/8" ports and Cat) {Probably the next best option}
Block left port, install your existing slip-on on the right.  {ZG Slip-on is 2 1/8" ID.}
Done........

2012 - 2014 ZX-14R header. (has 2 1/8" ports and "No" Cat)
Block left port, install your existing slip-on on the right.  {ZG Slip-on is 2 1/8" ID.}
Done........

2015 - 2017 ZX-14R header. (has 2 1/8" ports and Cat)
Block left port, install your existing slip-on on the right.  {ZG Slip-on is 2 1/8" ID.}
Done........

Will any of these improve Torque/HP?
       I'm NOT sure.
But, each will; Replace our stock header and allow us to run the slip-on's we already have.

Ride safe, Ted
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Re: ZX-14 or ZX-14R Exhaust for a C-14?
« Reply #176 on: December 29, 2017, 05:38:33 am »
OMG where have I been there is a crap load of reading here for me to catch up on. Dam Ted how did I miss this???
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Re: ZX-14 or ZX-14R Exhaust for a C-14?
« Reply #177 on: December 29, 2017, 05:32:23 pm »
Grant, do a quick read; The discussion started with questions about the 2012 ZX-14R exhaust I purchased.
                                   Later it moved thru various idea's I was contemplating.
                                   Lots of folks chipped in with their thoughts...

Pretty interesting reading if your a mad scientist..   >:D

I later opted to use a 2007 ZX-14 header {as the head pipes and exhaust ports are smaller, plus the head pipes are
    paired like a Concours}
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       ZX-14R; Cyls 1/2 and 3/4 are paired.
       ZG and ZX-14; Cyls 1/4 and 2/3 are paired.

NOTE:
   The Concours Exhaust is basically a "Tri Y".   {4 - 2 - 1} {*because of the Cat design in the collector}
                       {at the end of the collector it has 1 ea (2 1/8" OD) exhaust port}.
                **I think the Cat, keeps the cylinder flows paired until they reach the end of the collector.

     The 2007 ZX-14 Exhaust is a modified "Tri Y".  {4 - 2 - 1 - 2} (*because it's collector has a dividing plate inside}
                       {at the end of the collector it has 2 ea. (2" OD) exhaust ports}.
                **I think the plate keeps the cylinder flows paired until they reach the end of the collector.
     
(Over engineering it further)
   I'm planning to use the 2007 ZX-14 headers with a valve installed in the left exhaust pipe {to make the left exhaust flow variable}...

Ride safe, Ted
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