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El_Flaco 10-11-2002 02:55 PM

Re: Product Review: Muzzy Pipes for ZRX1200R
 
All the scrap Russian titanium on the market may be a contributing factor to cheaper Ti parts for us nerds that thinks that it's just the coolest thing out there. A larger factor (IMHO) is the fact that the technology to actually work with the stuff is becoming cheaper and more accessible. Ever try to cut the stuff with a hacksaw or something? It's really fun to give an over-zealous buddy a chunk of it and a saw and say "go for it!" (Trust me.)


So now that people other than military contractors are actually able to forge, weld and machine the stuff (all very tricky things to do), I think that's why we are seeing real-world Ti applications.


Why is it tricky to work with, you ask? Well, it's very reactive with oxygen and it's very hard (very brittle in it's pure state, hence a usual Ti + vanadium + other goodies ****tail). I took a cutting torch to a chunk of Ti once- that was interesting. The stuff almost explodes when you heat it up and hit it with pure O2. So melting it down, forging it, welding-- pretty much anything that requires heating it-- is very tricky. Not to mention machining it eats up normal tool steel.


Anyway, huzzah for technology that makes all those tricky things not so tricky anymore and gives us lighter, cheaper, stronger crap!

hackfu 10-11-2002 03:02 PM

Re: Product Review: Muzzy Pipes for ZRX1200R
 
mmmmmmm...... cccrrrraaaaapppp....

jsven007 10-11-2002 03:17 PM

Re: Product Review: Muzzy Pipes for ZRX1200R
 
Hi

With a Full Exhaust, Jet Kit, and K&N filter, you should get close to 130 horsepower at rear wheel (corrected).



There are several dyno charts posted at ZRXOA forums. For a standard, 130hp isn't too shabby!



Right about the 30 pound exhaust, they have been weighed before, and they are just shy of 30 pounds. Expect 15-20 pound savings with a full exhaust.



ZX-11 exhausts will fit the ZRX 1200, or atleast the header will:)

johnnyb 10-11-2002 04:04 PM

Re: Product Review: Muzzy Pipes for ZRX1200R
 
Typical Flaco spouting off as usual, eh? Quite informative, actually... you getting any rain EF? College bettys impressed with your tales of MO? What up?

johnnyb 10-11-2002 04:26 PM

Re: Product Review: Muzzy Pipes for ZRX1200R
 
Typical Flaco spouting off as usual, eh? Quite informative, actually... you getting any rain EF? College bettys impressed with your tales of MO? What up?

SR 10-11-2002 05:36 PM

Re: Product Review: Muzzy Pipes for ZRX1200R
 
What exactly does that spring do, hold the can on? And why use a spring?

Swimwear_Pete 10-11-2002 06:46 PM

Re: Product Review: Muzzy Pipes for ZRX1200R
 
Where are the sound files. I get read about this sexy exhaust and then get to the end of the article only to have my excitement crushed from the lack of sound or video files.



I geuss I'll have to go back to work now...

Z3Coupe 10-11-2002 08:36 PM

Let's hear that dog bark!!!
 
You know, that was my exact thought! You tell us how it scares the public, but no sound files for us? Come on, now!

MrDeadeye 10-11-2002 09:23 PM

spring performance
 
I've always wondered about springs on exhaust pipes too. Can we increase performance with a heavier or lighter spring ;)

mergenex 10-11-2002 09:51 PM

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ahhem.......yes, give us sound.





please.


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