ZX-14R Head Studs Do Not Fully Engage the Nut on the CT Series Exhaust
Original Customer Question: I installed my new CT series exhaust on my ZX-14R, and the studs on the head do not engage enough of the nut even to be flush when torqued to 10ft/lbs.
Kawasaki decided to use very short studs on the ZX-14R. We could suggest that you remove all of the studs and install longer ones. The problem is… This could turn into a NIGHTMARE in a hurry if you happen to strip or break one of the studs off in the process.
Instead, we simply allow you to use the OEM nuts without complete thread engagement. This is not a problem, and every CT series exhaust we have sold for every ZX-14R has been assembled this way with absolutely no problems.