Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R Forum banner
1 - 20 of 36 Posts

· Registered
Joined
·
134 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
Hey everyone, I originally had the Yoshimura slip-on exhaust for my 2019 ZX6R. I ended up selling my Yoshimura slip-on.

I bought the Graves works 2 titanium/carbon slip-on, and the Graves titanium header. To make this a full Graves titanium Works2 system.

I am going to probably get a dynontune directly on the ECU, or run the Graves map specifically for this exhaust and this year bike.

Headers were $1,105, and slip on is $729.

Total= $1,834 for a full titanium Graves system, that picks up 13+ WHP.

I’m excited to get everything installed. I have the slip-on so far, still waiting on the header before I install everything.



Anyone else running this system? Also, that’s a pic of my bike below. No exhaust on it right now. Just open header. Once the Graves headers arrive, I’ll get everything installed.

Font Electronic device Screenshot Darkness Gesture

Font Screenshot Multimedia Darkness Sky
Tire Wheel Fuel tank Vehicle Automotive lighting
 

· Registered
Joined
·
134 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Not trying to be ‘that guy’….. how are you going to KNOW you gained 13+ rwhp? Dyno immediately before the change and on the same day afterwards?
I am following the “Graves Build” and I’m going to run the Graves ECU map for my bike that will provide their promised gains. I am probably not going to dyno before or even afterwards.

DNA high flow air filter
Graves Titanium headers
Graves titanium Works2 high mount exhaust
Graves custom map for 2019 ZX6R

With this setup Graves has shown 11+ HP in the mid range RPM’s, and 13+ HP in the higher RPM’s.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
134 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 · (Edited)
So, I installed the Graves Works 2 slip-on for now. Just to be able to drive my bike. My ZX6R had no exhaust at all because I sold my Yoshimura slip-on. My Graves titanium headers won’t be here until Tuesday next week.

But, this is just beautiful so far!! The works2 slip-on is just gorgeous. All carbon and titanium. And, it even includes the carbon fiber mount which is $200 by its self. It’s absolutely beautiful, super strong, and very light weight. This slip on is $799 from most retailers, which is expensive for a slip-on exhaust. it’s a great buy because of the materials it’s made of, and you can purchase their headers later on down the road. I’m impressed with the quality of it. You can leave the plastic on the piping so you don’t get finger prints on it when installing. I will use gloves for the headers though.

Wheel Tire Automotive tire Automotive lighting Crankset

Tire Wheel Grille Automotive tire Automotive lighting

Wheel Tire Bicycles--Equipment and supplies Bicycle Crankset

Tire Wheel Fuel tank Automotive fuel system Vehicle
Tire Land vehicle Wheel Fuel tank Vehicle
 

· Registered
Joined
·
134 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
UPDATE!!!!

Graves Titanium Headers just got delivered!!!

Very nice, super high quality. Full titanium grade 2, with 7075 billet/CNC flanges.

Hood Automotive tire Automotive exhaust Automotive lighting Bumper

Textile Grey Silver Wood Linens

Plastic Box Composite material Plastic wrap Packing materials

Automotive lighting Product Automotive tire Tableware Automotive exhaust
 

· Registered
Joined
·
134 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Full titanium system installed!! Waiting on my ECU to get back In the mail.
Tire Wheel Land vehicle Fuel tank Vehicle

Automotive tire Motor vehicle Automotive lighting Automotive design Rim

Fuel tank Motorcycle Vehicle Tire Automotive lighting
 

· Registered
Joined
·
134 Posts
Discussion Starter · #11 ·
I will say this. The header install was extremely easy and very smooth. The flanges are made of 7075 billet, so you can get such a confident mount to the cylinder head. That’s probably the only way to put it, you feel confident it’s tight, and confident that it’s done properly and securely mounted with no leaking. There is no questioning it during the install. This was something I was worried about going over the install in my mind before I even did it. I cleaned up and re-used my copper exhaust gaskets. Also, most of my stock headers bolts holding on at the cylinder head were literally finger tight.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
134 Posts
Discussion Starter · #14 ·
They nice but I just cant get past how expensive it all is. If you have the funds to spend more power to you I suppose!
To be honest, I really didn’t have the funds to blow on it. But, It’s something I have always wanted to do. This is still a fairly new bike with low mileage that I plan to keep for years.

The thing about a full system like this, is massive weight reduction, it’s like 22-23lbs saved weight. Then the power improvements have been proven to be quite massive! Then of course the titanium colors blue, purple, gold coming in over time look beautiful. I’ve seen a ZX6R riding down the highway at nighttime with one of these system installed, and that constant blue flame that is blowing out of the tail pipe makes the bike look like it’s freaking boosted or something lol.

The Yamaha R6 is $12,295 MSRP. And weights 419lbs on the street ready to ride.

My Kawasaki ZX6R Non-ABS was $9499 and the graves full titanium exhaust system and custom ECU mapping was $2,099 putting me at a grand total of $11,598. And only 405lbs pounds on the street and ready to go.

The ZX6R with a full Ti system is still a far better value that one would think.

Also, I merely sold a pistol to fund this exhaust system and ECU mapping. So, I was not out of pocket.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
134 Posts
Discussion Starter · #16 ·
Fair enough. Most of the weight savings comes from the rear can and resonator being swapped out which I did with a used mint condition two bros slip on. Then I just decatted my stock headers and boom, full exhaust system. Has the same flames and all that fun stuff. If it was on a naked bike where all the exhaust shows I'd get it, I did the same on a street triple I used to have. But in this bike like 90% of the headers are out of sight anyway.

Either way if it makes you happy that's all that matters.
I almost went this direction. Or I was tempted to grab a cheap (black widow header) that was essentially similar to a de-catted stock ZX6R header. This video shows a good example of the performance.

 

· Registered
Joined
·
134 Posts
Discussion Starter · #17 ·
I’ve got my bike back together. Just waiting on the ECU, before I can assemble the tail section back together.

disassembly/reassembly was super smooth.

URGENT: Anyone who runs the ZX6R and uses the stock header should tighten their bolts that hold the header to the cylinder head. Mine were all finger tight. I literally spun half of them off with 1 finger. (Scary) Something to check is all. I could see where it was leaking exhaust gasses on to my cylinder head.


Gesture Finger Audio equipment Revolver Technology

Tire Wheel Fuel tank Vehicle Automotive fuel system

Tire Wheel Automotive tire Automotive lighting Automotive design
 

· Registered
Joined
·
134 Posts
Discussion Starter · #19 · (Edited)
ECU will be delivered tomorrow, so I’ll update this with some audio. One cool thing about a full system, is the added ground clearance as well. My bike is lowered 1” front and 1” rear. And when visiting my moms house, while riding with a passenger, her driveway is very steep with roots valleys etc. My stock exhaust header would scrape on the catalytic converter. I’ve gained like 2” of ground clearance by upgrading to a full system!
 

· Registered
Joined
·
134 Posts
Discussion Starter · #20 · (Edited)
Hey everyone! I drove my 2019 ZX6R today for the first time. I installed a DNA air filter, Graves works2 titanium full-system, I deleted my O2 sensor, and had a custom setup loaded on my ECU after a reflash of course.

First of all, the bike is an absolute animal! I could feel the new power immediately. it gets a little hairy at top end RPMS’s and feels sketchy because the bike doesn’t have a steering stabilizer from the factory. The power is really really amazing.

Top of 3rd gear is animalistic lol. Give it a small revvv, let off the gas and she fires off an incendiary round for you!

This Graves full titanium system and flash is just absolutely ridiculous. It’s so comfortable, and power delivery is awesome!



Automotive tire Wood Welding Gas Road surface

Floor Wood Material property Flooring Gas
 

· Registered
Joined
·
134 Posts
Discussion Starter · #22 ·
Good choice in your setup! I have the same, and it absolutely rips. Did you get your flash/map from Graves? I did go with the “bike” side harness from FTECU so I was able to rewrite my ECU without removing, and mailing in my ECU. I also added a QS later on and was able to enable it through the USB connected to my ECU. It’s pretty handy. Enjoy the ride, looks awesome! View attachment 111323
I essentially sent my ECU off for the Graves map
to be loaded. It was cheaper and quicker than going with the FT-ECU. it’s purely for the street and having fun.
 
  • Like
Reactions: MotoCT

· Registered
Joined
·
134 Posts
Discussion Starter · #27 · (Edited)
Thank you! They’re actually the green color form Hotbodies bodywork underneath. My plan was just to use the base green, and add vinyl graphics, but I wasn’t thrilled with the finish of the green bodywork. I found a local business that does the “hydro dipping” process and he hooked me up with a killer deal. He was psyched to do a race bike, plus I told him he didn’t have to be perfect lol
Then I added some vinyl decals from Chris at Drippinwet. I’m really happy with how it turned out! They definitely slowed me down though since I’m now afraid to crash 😂
Hey, does your ZX6R pull super hard all the way to 16K RPM too? I drove 100 miles today on the street. First of all, I have never had a bike flashed/tuned/modified in all my years of riding. I mostly just drove them stock and that was that. So, when I bought this Graves full system and had my ECU done this was a first time thing for me, spending thousands of dollars just to improve a motorcycle. Well, today riding on the street was some new revelation for me lol. Never felt an engine pull this hard and continue making HP power all the way to the RPM limiter. It was crazy fun. Normally engines accelerate, start pulling really hard, then the engine falls flat, and it’s revving merely just to revv or go faster even though it quit pulling hard through the revvs lol.


This thing PULLS all the way through and the revv limit is a surprise to you!!! Revving is enjoyable and it’s the most incredible thing I’ve experienced. I have never ridden on a race track. But, it felt like that’s where it would belong.


Im absolutely shocked by the power this bike is producing.


Headers are blueing up nicely as well!
 
  • Like
Reactions: MotoCT

· Registered
Joined
·
134 Posts
Discussion Starter · #31 ·
If you have a stock bike, I highly recommend an ECU reflash either way. It’ll improve throttle response, you’ll make more HP power, and even make the engine run cooler. It really helps a lot.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
134 Posts
Discussion Starter · #32 ·
Update:


So, I have about 150-200 miles on the full system so far. And, I’m so happy I invested in such a system with the custom map. I’m gonna have this bike for several more years, it only has 4K miles on it anyways.

The exhaust is turning blue and it looks just amazing so far!

I now know with any motorcycle I purchase, ITS GETTING A FULL SYSTEM+FILTER +ECU FLASH ASAP.


Tire Wheel Vehicle Automotive lighting Automotive tire

Tire Fuel tank Wheel Vehicle Automotive fuel system

Tire Wheel Fuel tank Vehicle Automotive lighting

Wheel Tire Land vehicle Vehicle Fuel tank

Tire Wheel Vehicle Fuel tank Automotive tire

Hood Automotive tire Automotive lighting Motor vehicle Automotive design

Watch Speedometer Automotive design Vehicle Motor vehicle

Automotive tire Musical instrument Motor vehicle Automotive lighting Automotive design
 
  • Like
Reactions: MotoCT

· Registered
Joined
·
134 Posts
Discussion Starter · #35 ·
What temp is your fan going on at ? My ECU should be delivered to the flash shop tomorrow.
Mine is 205F. I also flushed out my cooling system, and added some of that ICE coolant stuff, I noticed a big difference in temps. I don’t think the stock coolant is all that great.


Which flash company did you use? Make sure to unplug your O2 sensor just in case.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
134 Posts
Discussion Starter · #38 · (Edited)
I went with 2 wheel dynoworks. I take it the plug for the o2 sensor is under the tank?
You can unplug it without lifting the tank, you just need a flashlight, and a little long flat head to pry the locking clip to unplug it. I always say to unplug it just in case it’s not disabled. You never know. That’s what the instructions say anyways.


I only thought they disabled the CEL for the O2 sensor. Not actually disabled the O2 sensor all together.
 
1 - 20 of 36 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top