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post #1 of 39 Old 07-26-2019, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
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Hi all, I just bought a "Used" 2019 Ninja 1000 w/ 650 miles that had its first service done, akra slip ons, oem heated grips, oem sliders, 12v socket, sargent seat all of it pretty sweet, mint. I have no idea why someone buys this bike dumps all that cash into it on accessories and then trades it in at 650 miles but i guess they had the dealer install all those accessories when they bought it and then decided they didnt like it and traded it in.

whatever the reason its my gain, basically rhe guy broke it in for me. I was looking for sport touring, didnt see anything I liked, then was looking at diavel and xdiavel s and even harley, then I saw this deal and was like sweetr and gave the bike a good look and I really liked it. its exactly what i was looking for originally, I had no idea it existed.

I also consiered an H2 SX SE that was a really good deal too but insurance is double and i think the bike is more fun anyways.

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I ordered the delvik headers to get rid of the CAT, anyone can confirm they will work with the akra slip ons I have?

Does anyone have the rear cowl cover on the 2019? I havent found a single real world photo yet, also am wondering if it expands storage space.
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post #2 of 39 Old 07-26-2019, 09:28 AM
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Congrats and welcome!! Sorry, can't answer your questions definitively but I think the slip ons will fit just because they fit on stock headers. I didn't have to modify my slip ons for either stock headers or akrapovic headers, so logically my thought process is sound but I'd wait for others to confirm. I have akra slip ons as well, first to stock then to akra headers.

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post #3 of 39 Old 07-26-2019, 09:42 AM
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Welcome, they should fit with only slight mods with clamps, spacers if they don't.
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Congratulations! That's quite a steal on a '19.

Why anyone would put all that $$ into a new bike then trade after 650 miles? No good answer except, because they can and want to. It's your gain though! I've seen my fair share of brand new bikes that haven't even been broken in and already sporting a full exhaust worth $2k and all manner of mods. I've met owners who spend a lot of $$ on a pristine bike then don't want to ride it too much because they don't want to put miles on it. So they take it to bike nights, coffee rides, etc. For reals! But that's ok. When they sell their bikes the next buyer gets a great deal!

I can't get myself to like the Kawasaki passenger seat cowl. It sort of flattens the rear end of the bike. I wanted to get one on my '18 but I much prefer the shape of the rear cushion and it being black actually compliments the bike's aesthetic also. Just my opinion.
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Does anyone have the rear cowl cover on the 2019? I havent found a single real world photo yet, also am wondering if it expands storage space.
There isn't much extra useful space beneath the seat cowl, and what little there is gets interrupted by the internal mounting bracketry. You could fit some small tools in there, plus maybe a wallet and bandana.

That said, I took advantage of the cowl's bracketry by looping a long cable tie through it, creating a sling of sorts. Now, the owners manual is held flush to the bottom of the bracket which empties the metal pan it formerly occupied inside the tail section. Now this newly vacant space is useful!
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Thanks everyone!

I forgot to ask about the Power Commander/ ECM situation with this bike and removing the Cat? It says on power commnaders website they dont make a PCV for this bike in 2019? it says only up to 2013? Does our bike use the PCV from the ZX10R?????

Or are you guys flashing the ECU directly? How are people getting tunes done after removing the cat and adding exhaust? Is it not required?
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Another question i forgot was about lighting. I ride a lot at night and I find the headlight to be quite good in high beam mode but it blinds traffic so I cant leave it on all the time but I cant see shit in low beam mode. I was going to see if i could lower the high beams but i am not sure what adjustments are available.

Has anyone added driving lights perhaps to the fork where the reflectors mount on the 17-19 models? I was looking at denali's and clearwater. Denali has some small lights that look like they might work in that spot.
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Here I am thinking the '17-'19 LED lights are awesome in both Lo & Hi beam modes. But this is in an urban environment with a lot of ambient light. Never ridden mine in completely dark situations.
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From what I've seen the 17 up has really good lighting, both in pattern and brightness for both high and low. Owning a 15 I had to invest about 500 dollars and 12 hrs into putting LED projectors into mine to get better lighting. Riding side by side at night with two different 17 ups I liked their patterns better although I thought my down road was better.
Something to consider is that as we get older not only do we need more lighting, but our eyes dont filter out glare as well. I have had and heard it from others they had good luck with high end optics filtering out some night time glare. I wear a brand called Lumin in their Vector style. But there are better from what I've read. I just dont like all that yellow so chose the Lumin.

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I have been very happy with the 2018 headlights, and that's coming from a guy with 61 year old eyes who also rides dark backroads. They are easily the best stockers I've ever used, with a smooth and bright pattern on high or low.

If I were running twisty backroads fast after dark, without any sense of self-preservation (i.e. with big lean angles and no regard for wildlife) some inside-corner aux lighting would be useful.
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