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I'm a bit short on funds right now but have a chimera Intake coming in the mail. Question is would there be any downside to installing the intake with the stock exhaust still on, until I can get enough money for the exhaust, or should I wait till I have both? Like as in will it do any harm to the motor etc? Probably get the exhaust in a month or so so I figured I'd check. Thanks in advance
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It shouldn't be a problem unless you run like that for a very long time I would think.

I would run it until I got an exhaust.
Good to hear. Yea I plan on getting the exhaust in a month or so, just that the intake will be here in a week or so. Figured I couldn't wait to put it on. I get bored.
what harm will it do i like how quiet my stock exhaust is anyway i could add intake but not exhaust without it harming anything ever?
what harm will it do i like how quiet my stock exhaust is anyway i could add intake but not exhaust without it harming anything ever?
I was wondering the same. Just cause I'll have the intake a few months before I get exhaust.
I think it can cause air fuels ratios to be off with out a fuel controller. Which in long term could possibly cause harm. But unlikely.
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Lots of customers running the Chimera without any other mods.. .and no issues.
It's working great on our bike.
Big improvement over stock.

That Airbox is very restrictive.


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Lots of customers running the Chimera without any other mods.. .and no issues.
It's working great on our bike.
Big improvement over stock.

That Airbox is very restrictive.


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Quick question. First off, just wanted to say I've got my intake in the mail, and it's a beauty. My question is would the intake have any affect on keeping the bike a little cooler? Like removing the airbox and giving it better breathing? Reason is I live in TX, so it's hot as **** as it is, but I just feel like my Z gets a little too hot, a little too soon. Maybe it's me, but figured I'd ask.
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Yep. Cooler.

Quick question. First off, just wanted to say I've got my intake in the mail, and it's a beauty. My question is would the intake have any affect on keeping the bike a little cooler? Like removing the airbox and giving it better breathing? Reason is I live in TX, so it's hot as **** as it is, but I just feel like my Z gets a little too hot, a little too soon. Maybe it's me, but figured I'd ask.
I have noticed how sensitive this little guy is to temperature. The removal of the airbag just opens EVERYTHING up! It being out of the way can't be bad! The extra air flow is helpful.

--Fellow Texan.
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Quick question. First off, just wanted to say I've got my intake in the mail, and it's a beauty. My question is would the intake have any affect on keeping the bike a little cooler? Like removing the airbox and giving it better breathing? Reason is I live in TX, so it's hot as **** as it is, but I just feel like my Z gets a little too hot, a little too soon. Maybe it's me, but figured I'd ask.
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Really only way to lower Temps on an Air Cooled motor is..... (Cooler Air, add More Fuel, install an External Oil Cooler)

For sure when the PCV comes out, and you can tweak the A/F Ratio to be a little richer, that will help bring the temps down.


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Any estimated timeframe on that PCV?
Any estimated timeframe on that PCV?
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We are hounding them.......... hopefully soon. :frown2:

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We are hounding them.......... hopefully soon. :frown2:

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Good to know. Yea I'm needing a FC like yesterday. I've got intake/exhaust, but I'm nervous to do much riding without changing the AFR with it being lean like it is. Should I be worried? Hold off on riding?
Good to know. Yea I'm needing a FC like yesterday. I've got intake/exhaust, but I'm nervous to do much riding without changing the AFR with it being lean like it is. Should I be worried? Hold off on riding?
Bazzaz came out with their FC earlier this week.
Kawasaki Z125 Pro '17 Bazzaz Z-Fi
Bazzaz came out with their FC earlier this week.
Kawasaki Z125 Pro '17 Bazzaz Z-Fi
Ya I was looking at those. May go that route for the time being. Unless dynojet surprises me in a day it two (wink wink).
Ya I was looking at those. May go that route for the time being. Unless dynojet surprises me in a day it two (wink wink).
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Have faith... it should be soon.

It may be worth the wait.

If....... it's like the Grom, there are some differences between the ZFI and the PCV.

They both adjust fuel....of course.

But,

1) The PCV offers Both FUEL and Ignition Timing adjustments
2) The PCV offers Rev Limit increase (if you desire)
3) The PCV offers Add-on plug-play quick shifter modules
4) The PCV offers Add-on Autotune Module (Self Mapping)
5) The PCV offers Add-on LCD Display POD-300
6) Dyno Jet offers a Map database with different combinations of exhaust / Filters, which continues to grow weekly as they get more maps made

The Autotune self mapping is a huge bonus. Not only does it make recommendation to map changes........ it actually applies them LIVE TIME for a true "SELF MAPPING" system.

So it can adapt to subtle changes in the Air Temp, Gas quality, Barometric pressure, Altitude changes....etc..
OR, if you make new modifications to your bike, it will also self adjust.


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Hey guys running the chimera. Have you noticed harder starts with that plus exhaust at all I've noticed once it's warmed up its harder to start. Seems since I got my z125 its been harder starting (2 full turns over) before starting. Not sure if maybe valve issue but seems to be exaggerated since intake has been installed. I'm only at about 200 miles so have some
More break in time before first service. Looking for ideas.
Hey guys running the chimera. Have you noticed harder starts with that plus exhaust at all I've noticed once it's warmed up its harder to start. Seems since I got my z125 its been harder starting (2 full turns over) before starting. Not sure if maybe valve issue but seems to be exaggerated since intake has been installed. I'm only at about 200 miles so have some
More break in time before first service. Looking for ideas.
Probably has something to do with the additional air provided by Intake/exhaust without changing the amount of fuel added. I did notice the same thing with mine, but once I installed the Bazzaz it cranks right up. Get a fuel controller, especially if you're running aftermarket intake/exhaust. It helped me. PCV should be out real soon, or if you can't wait like me get a Bazzaz. PCV will likely have more tweaking options tho.
^Correct^ It's harder to start because it's lean. For the record, we prefer the Bazzaz to the PCV for a few reasons (we can get both), though either will certainly do the job.
^Correct^ It's harder to start because it's lean. For the record, we prefer the Bazzaz to the PCV for a few reasons (we can get both), though either will certainly do the job.
Still waiting for you guys to upload some maps for the Bazzaz bro! 馃槑 I'm running the one that came with the unit for the ZPro but I figure is do better with something set for intake and full system. I'll keep an eye out
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