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Re: ZX-14 or ZX-14R Exhaust for a C-14?
« Reply #200 on: May 28, 2018, 02:31:18 pm »
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Re: ZX-14 or ZX-14R Exhaust for a C-14?
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Re: ZX-14 or ZX-14R Exhaust for a C-14?
« Reply #202 on: May 28, 2018, 04:44:18 pm »
Thanks for posting those Ron.

How to build or install something on a Connie I can {eventually} figure out.
How to post photo's here,,, no way..
I are computer illiterate and proud of it.

Ride safe, Ted

PS: Just installed the Piaa horn's…
            LOUD!!!!
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Re: ZX-14 or ZX-14R Exhaust for a C-14?
« Reply #203 on: June 05, 2018, 05:29:23 pm »
Had a setback on my Muzzy install.  :truce:
Grandson and I took the bike out for a good test and we drug {dragged?} the mid-pipes on both sides.
   And we didn't even get into some real twisties!!          >:(

NOTE: I had extended the mid-pipes out about 3' to improve how the Muzzy's fit my headers.
          My bike is lowered. {But I never drug the Area P system I had on the bike previously}. (this included some track days)

Soooo, Last night, I removed the 3" extension's and moved the front of the mid- pipes in..
Will give it another  try soon.       Probably at the National in Kerrville....  :great:

If this doesn't work, I'm considering raising the bike, or another set of mufflers.  :-[

Ride safe, Ted
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Re: ZX-14 or ZX-14R Exhaust for a C-14?
« Reply #204 on: June 18, 2018, 06:38:09 pm »
Post National Report;
    Slightly drug the {bottom/left} mid pipe again. {My  (1 1/2") lowered bike is just too low}
    Some burble, surging when riding at "very" low throttle openings}.
      {Any throttle opening above the initial crack, runs like a scalded dog!!}
    To my ear, these puppies are too loud. {others liked the sound}
    Suspension preload is set as hard as possible to give me ground clearance. {Rough when riding}

Da Plan:
 The Muzzy mid pipes/mufflers will be coming off.
    {for now} Plan is to replace the right side Muzzy with an Area P Slip On and plug the left side.
      {later}   Trying to find a used Area P to install on the left side.
                        Area P has smaller OD mid pipe and inside of Muffler is smaller.
                          {Might help ground clearance issues, and maybe the burble, surging?}
                    Raise the bike about 3/4", and soften the preload on the springs.
                          {Change drop from 1 1/2" to 3/4". {I think I discovered how to build my own Lowering Link at "any" height I want.}
                    Pick Steve's brain to see if he has any suggestions on the Flash I'm using. (he told me I would have a problem)
                         I have his Mountain Runner Flash and it is great with my Stock exhaust and Area P slip on. {HIGHLY recommended}
                         Wondering; Maybe his Area P {Full System} flash would work better with the ZX header?

Ride safe, Ted
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Re: ZX-14 or ZX-14R Exhaust for a C-14?
« Reply #205 on: June 20, 2018, 05:53:28 pm »
Removed the right Muzzy Muffler/Mid-pipe and temporarily installed the Area P Muffler/Mid-pipe.
For now, I kept the Muzzy on the left side so (By blocking one or the other) I can hear the difference in sound.

The Area P is not that much quieter, but has a different/deeper tone.
Also gave me more ground clearance.

Tonight, I will finish the Area P install, remove, the left Muzzy, and plug that side for now.
Will see how that runs...

Ride safe, Ted
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