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  1. #1
    Hooligan
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    You never forget the first time

    Ok I'm talking about my first zrx (geeze what do you think I was talking about). Just found me a nice '04 in really nice mostly original condition. Been looking for a while and just happened to see this one on offer up only about 35 miles away for a fair price. Was there within the hour. Other than the exhaust and a few little dohickys it appears to be stock. Haven't looked in the carbs yet but wouldn't doubt it's been jetted as it runs great and strong.
    Having never ridden one of these scooter before I have a couple observations I thought I'd pass along a see what you guys have to say.
    First is the Muzzy muffler ... way too loud, I said it's too loud! What's that? I'm no fan of loud bikes if it's not on the track so I gotta put something quiet on there. I'm thinking maybe a Ti can off a zx12r. Maybe someone out there can tell me what it takes to do that, or has a better idea, but it's gotta be fairly quiet.
    The only other thing that seems a little odd to me is the way it wants to turn in so hard as soon as the front wheel is turned a little. I really notice it at slower speeds and not nearly as much at speed. Maybe this is just a normal trait of this bike, or the tires (Diablos), or maybe I need to adjust the suspenders a bit. Let me know what you think.
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  2. #2
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    Re: You never forget the first time

    The rear eccentrics are flipped, which makes it turn in quickly. Flipping back them back to stock takes 10 minutes and should fix your issue.

    (Eventually you will like it that way, however)
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    Re: You never forget the first time

    In spite of the razzing I took for it, I left the stock muffler in place, but it's heavy. I used a Ti unit from a ZX9 on a GPz1100. Not as quiet, but much lighter.

    Thank you for not wanting to make a lot of noise! Makes it harder for the cops to hear you coming too.
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  4. #4
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: You never forget the first time

    Beautiful bike. Your eccentrics have been flipped that's why it's turning like that. Put them back to stock and it's a big difference. Welcome

    Well, Tac beat me to it. Gotta move fast around here. Wife chatted me a couple a minutes and BOOM! I'm behind the 8 ball!
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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: You never forget the first time

    welcome

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  6. #6
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: You never forget the first time

    I've got a Dale Walker Hole shot can with only about 1K miles on it if you're interested. My carbs only have a stage 1 kit in them and with that can it was not bad...in fact it was a tad quieter than I want but until I put a pipe and re jet on the thing it did the job. I replaced it with Ti Yosh can.
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    Kojak's buddy
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    Re: You never forget the first time

    Dibs on the meg
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  8. #8
    Hooligan
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    Re: You never forget the first time

    Oops - here's a pic showing the muffler, so semblance of
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    Hooligan
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    Re: You never forget the first time

    If I'm not mistaken I think that's a aftermarket header too? Maybe it's a full muzzy?

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    Hooligan
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    Re: You never forget the first time

    Thanks tacmedic for pointing out the rear eccentrics to me, I probably wouldn't have figured that out for a long while. I'll go flip them and see if I like it better that way .. or not.

  11. #11
    Hooligan
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    Re: You never forget the first time

    Quote Originally Posted by Tacmedic View Post
    The rear eccentrics are flipped, which makes it turn in quickly. Flipping back them back to stock takes 10 minutes and should fix your issue.

    (Eventually you will like it that way, however)
    Thanks tacmedic, I'll go flip them and see if I like it more .. or not. Being new to the bike it'll probably be less intimidating till I get used to it.

  12. #12
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    Re: You never forget the first time

    Quote Originally Posted by Bikebuster56 View Post
    Thanks tacmedic for pointing out the rear eccentrics to me, I probably wouldn't have figured that out for a long while. I'll go flip them and see if I like it better that way .. or not.
    I run them flipped, but it is just a personal preference thing. That exhaust is one of the most popular for this motorcycle. Don't give it up cheap. Do a search for Muzzy Meg and see what they have sold for.

    I have one on my bike, and it is loud, but the aftermarket exhaust and jet kit adds a bunch of power to this bike. There are quieter systems to be found, however. You should be able to trade off with someone for something quieter.

    (Just to be fair. 100 or so members are cussing my right now)
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  13. #13
    Hooligan
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    Re: You never forget the first time

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Howie View Post
    I've got a Dale Walker Hole shot can with only about 1K miles on it if you're interested. My carbs only have a stage 1 kit in them and with that can it was not bad...in fact it was a tad quieter than I want but until I put a pipe and re jet on the thing it did the job. I replaced it with Ti Yosh can.
    Thanks Dirty Howie -
    Send me a pic if that dale Walker when you can.

  14. #14
    Hooligan
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    Re: You never forget the first time

    Quote Originally Posted by Tacmedic View Post
    I run them flipped, but it is just a personal preference thing. That exhaust is one of the most popular for this motorcycle. Don't give it up cheap. Do a search for Muzzy Meg and see what they have sold for.

    I have one on my bike, and it is loud, but the aftermarket exhaust and jet kit adds a bunch of power to this bike. There are quieter systems to be found, however. You should be able to trade off with someone for something quieter.

    (Just to be fair. 100 or so members are cussing my right now)
    Ha! Ok, thanks for the heads up. Yeah I'll be willing to give it up for the right one. And just to be fair there is a bend on the back edge of it. Guessing it must have been dropped on it's side while standing still as there are no scrapes on it.
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    Father Joe
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    Re: You never forget the first time

    Holy crap. Muzzy meg with The-Big-Boy race baffle. Hell yes it is loud. I have one!!!
    I'm not completely useless. I can always be used as a bad example.

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  16. #16
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    Re: You never forget the first time

    Quote Originally Posted by McGovZRX View Post
    Holy crap. Muzzy meg with The-Big-Boy race baffle. Hell yes it is loud. I have one!!!
    Yup, and you hooligans would be telling him that they are worthless and you will, "Take it iff his hands" if I didn't warn him, but I already have one, so I don't give a RA
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  17. #17
    Hooligan
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    Re: You never forget the first time

    So I give up the loud can for a nice civil sounding sissy can and was thinking (only cuz I saw one on another zrx) a zx12r or 9r Ti can. What do you think considering I want something quiet? Those have a 3 or 4 bolt flange, so just use that original flange mount and cut it off to slip onto my existing midpipe? Is there a better way?

  18. #18
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: You never forget the first time

    Needs a spit shine though

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  19. #19
    Hooligan
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    Re: You never forget the first time

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Howie View Post
    Needs a spit shine though

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    Looks like it's straight thru? Maybe not as quiet as close to stock?
    Too bad we're not closer, I have a very low miles, all original almost perfect condition '74 DT400. Cool old enduro bikes.

  20. #20
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: You never forget the first time

    Quote Originally Posted by Bikebuster56 View Post
    Looks like it's straight thru? Maybe not as quiet as close to stock?
    Too bad we're not closer, I have a very low miles, all original almost perfect condition '74 DT400. Cool old enduro bikes.
    Dammit man! All the good ones are too damn far away. Have you considered selling it?
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    Kojak's buddy
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    Re: You never forget the first time

    Quote Originally Posted by Tacmedic View Post
    (Just to be fair. 100 or so members are cussing my right now)
    Starting with me.
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  22. #22
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: You never forget the first time

    Quote Originally Posted by Tacmedic View Post
    I run them flipped, but it is just a personal preference thing......
    If ya want to make the ZRX even quicker in the handling dept. leave the eccentric flipped AND raise the forks in the triple trees an inch or so.

    I did that on my '01 and really liked the handling. However, I never did any high speed runs!!!

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  23. #23
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: You never forget the first time

    Flipped eccentrics will sharpen up the handling. But. Just in case it still turns in too quickly for your tastes check your tire pressures. Too soft will cause them to feel like the bike is falling into a corner. Also double check you have a 70's series front tire.
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  24. #24
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: You never forget the first time

    Piece of advice,...

    Don't listen to any one here, just follow your heart...

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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: You never forget the first time

    Should be able to keep that nice exhaust system. Just need to replace the race baffle inside with a proper muffler. Someone probably has one laying around.

    If you just replace the end can, I think you might need a different hanger too. Maybe .
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  26. #26
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: You never forget the first time

    The dale walker posted above bolts onto the stock exhaust. It wonít fit your system.
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  27. #27
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: You never forget the first time

    Quote Originally Posted by Bikebuster56 View Post
    So I give up the loud can for a nice civil sounding sissy can and was thinking (only cuz I saw one on another zrx) a zx12r or 9r Ti can. What do you think considering I want something quiet? Those have a 3 or 4 bolt flange, so just use that original flange mount and cut it off to slip onto my existing midpipe? Is there a better way?
    You get just a slip on end can, that attaches to your pipe. Donít mess about with cutting up bolt on ends.
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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: You never forget the first time

    Muzzy street pipe

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  29. #29
    Hooligan
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    Re: You never forget the first time

    Please explain this

    Not sure what everyone means by this, eccentrics have been flipped, never mind I get it, had to Google it
    So what I'm hearing is the stock set up is better fort most riders?
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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: You never forget the first time

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