This is a discussion on Exhaust Y Pipe and Custom Exhaust within the 3rd Gen Z1000/Z1000SX/Ninja 1000 forums, part of the Kawasaki Z1000, Ninja 1000, Z750 & Z-750S category; I'm in....
1982 Yamaha Maxim 750, 1994 Yamaha FZR600, 1996 CBR600F3, 2001 Yamaha YZF1000R1, 2003 Kawasaki Z1000, 2008 Kawasaki ZZR 600, 2012 Kawasai Ninja 1000.
Add me to the growing list.
2009 ZX6R - sold
2009 650R - sold
Looking forward to seeing it. I like the idea of having the whole system under the bike. Keep us posted for sure!
*Bikes I've Owned:
'03 GSX-R 750, '05 R1, '04 Busa, '05 Custom Busa, '06 ZX-10R, over a dozen plus dirt/trail bikes
'12 Ninja 1000 (Yes, I've seen the light)
Modifications- Puig windscreen, Puig frame sliders, Muzzys fender eliminator, TechSpec tank/frame grips, Sargent seats
'06 Pontiac GTO, '12 Nissan Sentra grocery-getter
I am learning about muffler designs and have an idea which might function well
i'll post up pics as the fabrication starts
my three designs are now;
1- under bike system without any side cans
2- under bike system with small side cans but not using passenger footpegs to hang.
3- under bike system with a single outlet that runs up between the swingarm and the engine.
the under bike system needs to do the majority of the noise control.
Last edited by tuts; 09-07-13 at 03:57 AM.
From what I've seen w/full aftermarket systems, most of the gains are related to weight loss & power in the upper part of the rev band. Seems to me that retaining the stock pipe but removing the cat & having a y-pipe made would be a great idea. I'm wondering if the local muffler shop would be able to cut/bend some pipes to fit in place of the cat, then replace the stock follow-up pipe and you could mount whatever cans you wanted.
I've heard the N1k both with & w/out the cat & no doubt, it's the cat that is the noise reduction tool, not the cans.
Last edited by spectorman; 09-07-13 at 08:20 PM.
Interested in the finshed product.
86 VFR750 (sold)
85 VF1000R (sold)
1998 Speed Triple (sold)
2002 VFR800 (sold)
2002 VTR1000 (sold)
2005 Z750s (sold)
2005 Buell XB12S (sold)
1991 GSF400 (sold)
2004 SV650s (sold)
1982 KZ440 (sold)
1995 FZR (sold)
Let me know When this is ready. I want one.
I am not so well versed in mechanics, will a juice box of some sorts be necessary if the cat is removed??? And replaced with this Y Pipe?
No laughing please I just have no clue.
Last edited by Petepuck; 10-06-13 at 06:50 PM.
I have a used header/muffler system heading my way.
I am thinking;
[1st] Eliminate the cats and fab a "Y" pipe that replaces the muffler and then uses the stock slip ons.
[2nd] Open up the stock slip ons and then reuse them.
[3rd] Get a pair of inexpensive slipons to replace the gutted stock ones.
[4th] The complete, under the pipe muffler system. This is the one that I am planning on running.
Any suggestions ?
2012 Green and Black N1K - Yoshimura Slip-on's - Puig windshield - Sargent seats - CRG clutch and brake levers - Pit Bull spools and stand 16 tooth front - Yoshimura fender eliminator - Pappa Shine wax to keep it looking better than new
LOTS of smiles when riding!
I too would go for option 1
Option 1, then you can use the stock or aftermarket slips.
2009 ZX6R - sold
2009 650R - sold
Bike has been replaced by the manufacturer with a new model. The target bike is now obsolete. Perfect timing for new R&D... oh wait.. hum?
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