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Offline TrenchFighter

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ZX1000 Exhaust
« on: July 07, 2013, 01:08:17 am »
 Will a ZX1000 exhaust fit on a naked connie? I swear someone told me or I read that they would, but I have been searching the forums and cant find the answer. I know that it will give you performance issues, but will it physically bolt up?

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Re: ZX1000 Exhaust
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2013, 06:02:36 pm »
It will fit only if you move the Oil Cooler/radiator.
I think someone has done this, so it should be possible.
Exhaust Port Locations, etc are the same as a Connie.
Will fit a Connie Frame.
NOTE: generally speaking; ZX Exhaust (head pipes/collector) passes under the engine. Connie head pipes/collectors pass down the lower sides of the engine.

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Re: ZX1000 Exhaust
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2013, 01:17:24 am »
I forgot to reply to this! Thanks for the heads up!
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Re: ZX1000 Exhaust
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2013, 01:22:32 am »
"If" you can find an Ontario Exhaust for a ZX-1000 there is 1 more option.

One of our members (Jim Snyder) has learned how to merge the headpipes of a Concours with the Ontario Lower.

   The result is a 4 into 1 system, that passes along the side of the engine (under the Connie fairing) that has proved itself on a dyno.

   The negative is: Ontario's are extremely scarce.
                           You'd have to get Jim to tell you how to do it.
                           You'd have to build it yourself.

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Re: ZX1000 Exhaust
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2013, 02:48:23 am »
Sounds like another possibility of something for Sunny Steve to produce/provide .
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Re: ZX1000 Exhaust
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2013, 02:15:14 pm »
Steve has made several attempts at building a 4 into 1.
He can add to this discussion, but basically (I feel that) he thinks the stock system is more tunable.
  NOTE:
After Jim worked out his system, I located and contacted the company that built the ZX1000 "Ontario" System (that Jim Modifies).
(With Jim's ok) I dealt directly with the Owner.  Smart guy, knowledgeable. But not particularly interested in the project.
I tried to get him to build us a complete 4 into 1 system or to build only a lower section that we could attach to stock Connie head pipes.
Offered photo's,specs etc from Jim. Even arranged a Connie for him to fit the system.

Bottom line was; too expensive to pursue..

If someone has contacts with some place that would build us inexpensive lowers, (for instance in China) this would be possible.
But what we would have would not be a proper dyno tested/designed system.

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