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Re: Howdy Y'all
« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2012, 09:35:27 am »
Thanks for the kind words folks, and you to Gumby...... that's not a team I want to be a member of !!! :o

I was actually able to pick up an `06 ZX14 header that was pulled at 500 miles the same day I picked up the bike.  So I'm workin on it guys. ;D  I have enough in my garage that are loud this one will remain quiet at least for now.  I also picked up a pretty rough pair of stock ZX cans for free (I know heavy , cats and restricted, thats ok, that's what I want) that will alow me to get things fitted.  I'm in the market for some undented/unscratched ones.

Also if anyone knows of a thread that is still functional regarding the installation of the stock ZX cans please post a link.  Some say the left mid pipe must be bent to use the center stand, some say it dosn't.  I have read a lot of opinions about what it takes but have yet to find a thread on the stockers being installed, seems like they were all lost at the other site or have been erased.  Lots of info on after market slipons.

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Re: Howdy Y'all
« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2012, 09:51:28 am »


 
 
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Is there a guy under her??

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Re: Howdy Y'all
« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2012, 10:08:14 am »
Keeping the stock muffler is like 'Taking One For The Team'.  :stirpot:



And black is faster.... nuff said  ;D



 
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Is there a guy under her??


Not for long, I think that she's eating him, starting with his face.
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Re: Howdy Y'all
« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2012, 12:58:52 pm »
Welcome!
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Re: Howdy Y'all
« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2012, 01:50:30 pm »
Thanks for the kind words folks, and you to Gumby...... that's not a team I want to be a member of !!! :o

I was actually able to pick up an `06 ZX14 header that was pulled at 500 miles the same day I picked up the bike.  So I'm workin on it guys. ;D  I have enough in my garage that are loud this one will remain quiet at least for now.  I also picked up a pretty rough pair of stock ZX cans for free (I know heavy , cats and restricted, thats ok, that's what I want) that will alow me to get things fitted.  I'm in the market for some undented/unscratched ones.

Also if anyone knows of a thread that is still functional regarding the installation of the stock ZX cans please post a link.  Some say the left mid pipe must be bent to use the center stand, some say it dosn't.  I have read a lot of opinions about what it takes but have yet to find a thread on the stockers being installed, seems like they were all lost at the other site or have been erased.  Lots of info on after market slipons.

Welcome!

The pad on the center stand doesn't clear the left side mid pipe, so you need to make changes for things to fit.  You can just extend the arm of the center stand around the pipe (what I did), remove the center stand (I would not), or buy a custom (like Muzzy's) modified center stand.

There's also no left side muffler mount location, so that requires a fix.  Many go with the Muzzy's left bracket, so it looks (mostly) factory.   I didn't...

And as for the pic Gumby posted, there just isn't enough alcohol to even consider joining that team.   :yikes:
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Re: Howdy Y'all
« Reply #20 on: December 11, 2012, 02:00:05 pm »
....The pad on the center stand doesn't clear the left side mid pipe, so you need to make changes for things to fit.  You can just extend the arm of the center stand around the pipe (what I did), remove the center stand (I would not), or buy a custom (like Muzzy's) modified center stand.

There's also no left side muffler mount location, so that requires a fix.  Many go with the Muzzy's left bracket, so it looks (mostly) factory.   I didn't........
Those things I am aware of, but does the mid pipe require any modification?  Sorry if this sounds stupid but I have not started on mine yet and I have not been able to find any pictures depicting that area.

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Re: Howdy Y'all
« Reply #21 on: December 11, 2012, 08:36:38 pm »
WELCOME fellow East Texan!  Kinda partial to that color myself!   ;)  Hope to see you soon at some local gatherings.

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Re: Howdy Y'all
« Reply #22 on: December 11, 2012, 11:16:16 pm »
Those things I am aware of, but does the mid pipe require any modification?  Sorry if this sounds stupid but I have not started on mine yet and I have not been able to find any pictures depicting that area.

Mine didn't...
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Re: Howdy Y'all
« Reply #23 on: December 12, 2012, 03:55:11 am »
Welcome to the club. You found a cherry for sure.
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Re: Howdy Y'all
« Reply #24 on: December 12, 2012, 04:39:13 am »
Those things I am aware of, but does the mid pipe require any modification?  Sorry if this sounds stupid but I have not started on mine yet and I have not been able to find any pictures depicting that area.
I found the donut gasket where the mid connected to the header was thick enough to allow for slight manipulation of the midpipe to allow clearance around the hardparts. As C1x did, I modded the center stand to fit. The side stand contacted the mid slightly so I spotted a weld bead on the pad where the stand makes contact in the folded position. Went with Muzzy left side bracket.
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Re: Howdy Y'all
« Reply #25 on: December 12, 2012, 08:11:59 am »
WELCOME fellow East Texan!  Kinda partial to that color myself!   ;)  Hope to see you soon at some local gatherings.
Hey Skip!!  This is all your fault!  >:( ;D  Yours was the first I had ever seen in that color.

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Re: Howdy Y'all
« Reply #26 on: December 12, 2012, 08:16:15 am »
Mine didn't...
I found the donut gasket where the mid connected to the header was thick enough to allow for slight manipulation of the midpipe to allow clearance around the hardparts. As C1x did, I modded the center stand to fit. The side stand contacted the mid slightly so I spotted a weld bead on the pad where the stand makes contact in the folded position. Went with Muzzy left side bracket.

Thanks guys that Helps a bunch.

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Re: Howdy Y'all
« Reply #27 on: December 12, 2012, 08:36:23 am »
Welcome, friend! If you have any questions regarding protection for your purty new bike (from any manufacturer, really. I'm rather versed on the subject.), don't hesitate to ask!
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Re: Howdy Y'all
« Reply #28 on: December 12, 2012, 09:01:06 am »
(from any manufacturer, really. I'm rather versed on the subject.)

Really? Your avatar and signature suggest otherwise. ;)   J/K Ryan, glad to see you are looking out for the new comers.  :)

There are many of us here that would highly recommend the Canyon Cages and side bag protection from MCEnterprises.  :thumbs:

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Re: Howdy Y'all
« Reply #29 on: December 12, 2012, 09:20:16 am »
Really? Your avatar and signature suggest otherwise. ;)   J/K Ryan, glad to see you are looking out for the new comers.  :)

There are many of us here that would highly recommend the Canyon Cages and side bag protection from MCEnterprises.  :thumbs:

Hahahaha Oh Gumby! I do work for MCE but that doesn't mean I can't have an objective view on protective equipment, regardless of manufacturer! Although, I may be a taaad biased.   :D
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