Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Montreal, Quebec Canada
Unlocking rear seat: Why there?
I've always kept under the seat (or rear seat in the case of a split seat) of the bikes a mean to clean the visor. Was once a can of Plexus. Past few years, it is eyeglass cleaner and a clean soft cloth. Works like a charm.
I now own a 2017 Ninja 1000. Fantastic bike. Nothing more to add to all your comments and the professional reviews we've all read 20 times. Except for the instrumentation hard to read in the sun, best bike I've owned.
Previous bike was a 2012 Z1000. On the Z1000, I always found the unlocking of the rear seat poorly placed. But OK, I mean on this kind of bike, you don't have side cases...
But I bought the new ride with the matching side cases. Now, not only do I have to look for the unlocking key hole in the under tail fender, but getting there is a challenge with the side case, blinker, and it is not always super clean after some time on the road.
So note to Kawasaki: Please move the unlocking mechanism for the rear seat in a more easily reachable spot. It could be anywhere, between the front and rear seats, on the back near the tail light, somewhere close to the passenger footpeg... I mean anywhere but where it is tight now...
After riding this bike 3000 km, it's the only negative...
Look, lean and believe...