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Replacing Ram Air Duct....... - December 9, 2009, 02:24 PM

I am converting the front end of my 1999 ZX9 to a 2000 - 2003 model ZX9 with the dual headlights...... I understand that I have to change out the upper fairings, upper fairing stay, speedometer gauge, gauge mount, headlights and headlight harness.........

I have been instructed to replacing the Ram Air Duct also....... Now does that just include the Left and Right RAM Air Intake Duct or do I need other items...

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you should post this question over on the kawi forums ...............


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Yes, probably good to post in a kawi or ninja specific forum. My thought is, why do you need to convert the ram air?
Are you doing it for an updated look only, or will there be performance gains?
The ram air typically is run through the fram and into the airbox... if you get just the ducts, how will you run it into the airbox? Is the older engine designed to benefit from ram air? All good questions before thinking about the conversion... imo.


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you should post this question over on the kawi forums ...............
I did that first........

I posted over here because there are some knowledgeable cats on here that might not post over there........


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My thought is, why do you need to convert the ram air?
I have no idea..... I read it online from a post where a guy was converting the front end of his ZX9 and a respondent listed what he needed to change. He did not go into detail of why tho........

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Are you doing it for an updated look only, or will there be performance gains?
My plan is for updated look only, but if this feature can gain me performance, then I am all for it......

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if you get just the ducts, how will you run it into the airbox?
I dont know what all goes in with this process... I will get whatever I need to make the mod effective.......

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Is the older engine designed to benefit from ram air?
I have read that it does... The 2000 - 2003 models of the ZX9 made an increase in the ducts size to provide for a higher pressure inside the airbox at high speeds. It is suppose to result in an increase in power at speed....


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Give Rick a call at RNR cycles. 703-433-9195 He knows more about KAWA's than anyone. Hell Rick has a 2002 zx9, Rachel has a 1999 zx9 and I have a 1995 zx9.
I will give them a call 2morrow....... I have heard they are good folks.......

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That "Y" tube also runs to the carbs to pressurize the floatbowls at speed.
If you only add more air from the intake you'll be too lean at high speed.


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