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Discussion in 'Kawasaki 250cc In-line 4's' started by zx2arr, Apr 3, 2019.

  1. zx2arr

    zx2arr Member

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    Hi People,

    Is it actually worth upgrading the stock exhaust on a 1989 ZX2R ? Does it increase the efficiency or power at all? or is just for sound?

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    Linkin The Apprentice Premium Member Dirty Wheel Club Contributing Member

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    In my experience, the more open you go, the worse the rich spot at 7,000rpm gets, and the worse the low end torque becomes. It's a matter of the tune in the carbs and the camshaft profile/characteristics. Peak torque is at 14,000, at 7,000 there is a torque dip which a modern bike would tune out with an exhaust butterfly system a la EXUP on the FZR250's.

    If all you're after is a better sound, then I would find an aftermarket pipe with a removable baffle.
     
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    GreyImport Administrator Staff Member The Big Cheese Contributing Member

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    But keep the baffle close by ... my street leads to the local Tafe and a high school .... so many little boys on their LAMS bikes with the baffle out .... my neighbour mowing his lawn on a Sunday sounds better ... they are woeful to hear

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    Yeah its definitely bent in a few places. Bent further on the bend . But it isn't 800 bucks .

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    Frankster See the World before you leave it Staff Member Premium Member Ride and Events Crew

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    Try it and see how it feels/runs. Someone mentioned a dead spot at 7,000rpm which seems to affect the ZXR250C engines/model due to the TCI units (see below) they run. The ZXR250A TCI unit (21119-1263) has a drop off at 8,000rpm.

    ZXR250C TCI 21119-1316 ignition curve
    TCI 21119-1316.jpg
     
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    Andych Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I very much doubt that you would be able to get it sent here through Buyee... It certainly wouldnt be allowed on EMS as a complete exhaust.. the other option is to do it through Import Monster who regularly have containers coming from Japan... the cost isnt a lot.. I ended up having to bring my SRX250 3WP fuel tank in through them as none of the other carriers were interested... I have had the same result when enquiring on a full exhaust.. although I did manage to bring 2 SS engine pipes in via EMS but I think I was lucky... but the cost was pretty high... you pay for Cubic , not actual weight and when you add GST etc what seems like a bargain definitely isnt... for smaller stuff you can count on the sale price being at least 3 to 4 times by the time it gets here... larger items would be even more.
     
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    For the zxr400 race bikes a company called Ignitek make a CDi that's fully programmable for about £200...probably the easiest way to cure the ignition advance dip...
     
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    have one for my tdm850 which has a flat spot at approx. 2500 rpm then accelerates suddenly (when epi rules change just before release they cured the prob by retarding the ign instead of fixing the prob ) these ignitecs are a common replacement and work really well .. plus they are programable eg for racing .. don't know about straight from the factory for the zxr250 but the tdm are a plug and play set up .. good value for money .. think was about $350 at the time new from the aust importer
     
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