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post #11 of 33 Old 01-03-2020, 04:51 PM
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That's no good on this bike. I'm glad you asked because the price is tempting. I suppose that's to be expected from a company who specializes in drag bikes? The low and midrange is the highlight of this bike. I wouldn't want to compromise that.

This bike is a strange machine, with regards to exhaust. On most bikes, the pipe adds some power, but not a lot. To have it do this is unusual. The stock header diameter is too small. I wish we had a low cost alternative. I dont believe anyone has measured the chinese systems or the delk. Many of those came out when the z900 was introduced so you never really know if that's the engine they were designed around and just happen to fit our bikes.

I have the arrow header, but I wish I would have waited and bought the akra. No big deal, but it's still something I regret. The akra is better with Ivan's work.

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post #12 of 33 Old 01-03-2020, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
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@rcannon409 I'll probably just get the Akrapovic exhaust. Now I need to decide on single or dual.
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@rcannon409 I'll probably just get the Akrapovic exhaust. Now I need to decide on single or dual.
The single is really for the Z1000 and is also great if you don't run bags on your Ninja 1000. I put one of these on my 2014 Ninja 1000 that I run bags on. All it takes is a simple cut, twist the back section and re-weld. Ping me if you need details. It worked well.
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post #14 of 33 Old 01-04-2020, 11:03 AM
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58x, did you ever try the zx10 header on the ninja? I know you invented the zx10 header mod, for the h2sx, but did you ever try it on a ninja?

I always liked the dual exhaust on this bike, but both are a great choice.
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I never tried it as I found the Akrapovic right away and it was cheap. I'd have to take the fairings to try it, so no. I have a ZX10R header laying around for a future project and I got as close to the head on my girlfriend's N1K as I could. The ZX10R header is 82mm spacing and what I could get to on the N1K seems the same. I'd give it a very good probability to work. The pipe routing under the bike is the same. I don't remember how thick the flange is on the N1K header, but the ZX10R flange is thin, and a 5mm spacer fixes it fine on the H2 SX.
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I like how spellcheck promoted you to 58x. You do deserve the promotion.

That zx10 header option. would be a fun option to explore......
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I have five other bikes fighting for time on my lift. You know me, I'd try otherwise.
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We also have to figure oit the zx10 shock swap. The guy did it on a z1000 and I believe all he did was make a new triangle that's longer in the shock portion.
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The swingarm needs to be thrown out well before shock work. It sucks the 2011 ZX10R swingarm swap was a flop. The shock is in a different place.
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Ok I got the headers ordered. But has anyone used Two brothers cans? How do they compare to Akrapovic or Yoshimura?
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