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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-16-2002, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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Question Help me Decide... Pipe or Jetting?

Okay.... need some feedback. I have a 98 zx6e and am going to be reassembling it soon. (is totally stripped to have frame fixed)

My question is... while it's apart... it'd be a good time to add anything... would you get a jet kit for the carbs or put a pipe on it?? What will give me what results. I don't want any more top end, but would like it to have a quicker throttle response maybe and be a little more 'wheelie friendly'.

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Jet it.

Jetting will give you better throttle response. Done right, you will end up with a smooth (smoother) power curve, and in some cases, you pick up a couple ponies. Average $150.

Piping is more expensive, especially for bikes with dual exhaust, and full system (not sure if they make full systems for ZX-6). They also won't buy you much alone. Exhaust systems allow the engine to breathe better (more), hence, you'll need to adjust the air/fuel mix to accommidate (needing a jet kit anyway).

Bang for buck... jet it. But then... you get the cool looks and sounds by going the exhaust route.

As far as wheelies go, you definately don't want a surgy engine while doing wheelies.

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