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post #1 of 25 Old 07-07-2019, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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New guy with a few questions

Hi guys, great to be a part of this forum. Coming off a zx14 and picking up a 2012, looking to save my back as I get older.
Couple questions though...I understand a full exhaust and flash really benefit this bike, so any recommendations for slip on's.
I'm from Canada so slip on's are very high priced after paying exchange. Header pipes aren't too bad, it's the slip on's.
also do you guys recommend 4-1 exhaust or 4-2?
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post #2 of 25 Old 07-07-2019, 05:58 PM
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Good question about the the 4-1 or 4-2 exhaust, I was wondering the same thing myself. I don't know of any negatives using a 4-1, it provides easy access to the chain and is less weight.
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post #3 of 25 Old 07-07-2019, 07:52 PM
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I thought they are cracking down on dB levels in Canada?

A flash + full system will get you to 140+hp. Unless you are planning on using panniers, you can use the akrapovic 4-1, it is much quieter as well with the baffles on from my experience.

Or to be completely legal and quiet, arrow offers a completely legal homologated exhaust, it will just cost more.
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post #4 of 25 Old 07-07-2019, 11:17 PM Thread Starter
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I don't mind the noise as long as not obnoxious... I mostly choke on the price we have to pay! As far as I know there isn't a
Do restriction in Canada yet. I will check out the Akra site for 4-1.
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the 2011-2013 Ninja 1000 had different camshafts than the following years and will really wake up with a good ECU flash and full exhaust. Getting a new header such as an Akrapovic or Arrow is important for this. Ivan's Performance Products is the best source for a reflash for this bike.
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Fellow Canadian here, Vancouver to be specific. Having owned and heavily modded a 2012, and now on a 2017, I think if price is your #1 criteria and you aren't willing to drop the $2,000 CAN for the header/mufflers/Flash, then just slap on a pair of Vance & Hines Urban Brawlers. They are your cheapest option, they are tiny which offers a lot more room to clean your rear wheel and chain, and they sound ok. If you want an idea what they will sound like, just remove your stock mufflers..........


I did an Arrow header (couple hundred bucks cheaper than the Akro at the time) and Yoshimura Carbon mufflers on my 2012. If I had to do it all again, I would have opted for a single outlet header. But, there are challenges with the single as it gets in the way of saddlebags if you use them (I don't.......totally gross looking, side load design is dumb, they get scratched/kicked easily, etc), so I just run a dry bag on a tail rack.


On my 2017, I chose the 4 into 2 Akro header and mated it up to my stock silver mufflers for the same reason you noted, mufflers are priced high enough that the benefits do not outweigh the investment. Plus, I kind of like the silver design as my bike is black and silver.


$955 CAN for the header
$42 CAN Gaskets

$0 CAN install myself
$300 CAN for 2WheelDynoWorks to flash and dyno tune
$1300 CAN TOTAL


That's about as cheap as you can get it, and bike now puts out 140hp and 80 foot pound torque.
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Fellow Canadian here, Vancouver to be specific. Having owned and heavily modded a 2012, and now on a 2017, I think if price is your #1 criteria and you aren't willing to drop the $2,000 CAN for the header/mufflers/Flash, then just slap on a pair of Vance & Hines Urban Brawlers. They are your cheapest option, they are tiny which offers a lot more room to clean your rear wheel and chain, and they sound ok. If you want an idea what they will sound like, just remove your stock mufflers..........


I did an Arrow header (couple hundred bucks cheaper than the Akro at the time) and Yoshimura Carbon mufflers on my 2012. If I had to do it all again, I would have opted for a single outlet header. But, there are challenges with the single as it gets in the way of saddlebags if you use them (I don't.......totally gross looking, side load design is dumb, they get scratched/kicked easily, etc), so I just run a dry bag on a tail rack.


On my 2017, I chose the 4 into 2 Akro header and mated it up to my stock silver mufflers for the same reason you noted, mufflers are priced high enough that the benefits do not outweigh the investment. Plus, I kind of like the silver design as my bike is black and silver.


$955 CAN for the header
$42 CAN Gaskets

$0 CAN install myself
$300 CAN for 2WheelDynoWorks to flash and dyno tune
$1300 CAN TOTAL


That's about as cheap as you can get it, and bike now puts out 140hp and 80 foot pound torque.

What he said.....

https://www.kawasakininja1000.com/fo...d-exhaust.html
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post #8 of 25 Old 07-09-2019, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
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Great info, I appreciate that. Will begin to work towards this. I actually considered using stock cans as well,
This bike is silver and black too.
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post #9 of 25 Old 07-11-2019, 05:47 AM
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Yet another canadian here guys. Just got my ZX1000 and before i got it out of the shop got rid of the hideous looking stock exhaust and put on the great looking and sounding Hot Bodies 2-4 system, the carbon fiber ones. Paid less than a grand with a 20% discount. Tthey are not in any way obnxiously loud, just a nice deep throaty rumble. I got noise reduction inserts, but now wish I didn't bother and have not even tried them.

Also, I have no idea what you are talking about to do with noise issues here, Harleys in this area are far more common than any other bikes from what I see, and at least half or more are fitted with totally obnoxious pipes and I've never seen one pulled over for that. Port Dover in friday the 13ths have tens of thusands of them and that city wants them there as a cash cow.
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Be careful if come to Québec, they are waiting for you. 😊
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