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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-04-2018, 09:56 AM Thread Starter
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Stock Exhaust Crushed from Factory

Just picked up a 2018 ZX14R SE. Bar risers, saddleman seat and Brock's Alien Head slip on installed.

When I removed the stock exhaust I was surprised to find both muffler link pipes crushed in. This of course would cut down on power. There is no way this happened during install. The defective parts were installed as is and since the crush is on the inside, it passed right by any inspectors.

Great bike but thumbs down on Kawasaki quality control. Here are a few pics
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-04-2018, 11:41 AM
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Yep, believe it or not, they are all like that. Mine were the same.
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My 2013 and the 2017 look like that. They should have done
them with a hydroform bends, I suppose they did that to save money
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My stock pipes were also smashed . I have the Brock's Alien pipes love the sound .I got the Stupid Fast logo from Brock's
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