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post #1 of 17 Old 10-04-2019, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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Been riding since I was 5 but got out of it about 10 years ago and sold all my bikes. No particular reason, just other things took priority. About a year ago a friend was selling his '04 Sportster XL1200C at a price I couldn't refuse so I figured why not. Never been a Harley person, always had sportbikes, dirtbikes, and motards. Well, I just had a chance to take a 225 mile ride with some neighbors a few weeks ago and that thing was like a medieval torture device. I was riding with a Tuono, a Multistrada, and a Ninja. Not only was I scraping pegs, mufflers, and any other hard part close to the ground, but after about 75 miles my ass and back hurt so bad I couldn't wait to get back home. I'm 42 and my riding buddies are all in their 60's, one almost 70. After 120 miles they continued on and I scooted back home. Now one of these guys has offered me his '11 Ninja 1000 at I price I can't refuse so it'll be in my garage shortly and the Harley will be on craigslist!!
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post #2 of 17 Old 10-04-2019, 06:02 PM
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Welcome to the forum, you will love the N1k after getting off the Harley. I never wanted to fight the weight of a Harley but a lot of people love them.

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post #3 of 17 Old 10-04-2019, 06:10 PM
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The '11-'12 are the fastest Ninja 1000's.
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post #4 of 17 Old 10-04-2019, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
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I've been reading a lot about this Ivan flash and I was surprised to see he's only 7 miles from my Greenville house so I may be paying him a visit!
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post #5 of 17 Old 10-04-2019, 07:15 PM
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Very seriously doubt you'll be disappointed in what ivan does to the bike. I would ride it a few days before dropping it off there though so you appreciate it fully.

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post #6 of 17 Old 10-06-2019, 03:37 PM
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I've been reading a lot about this Ivan flash and I was surprised to see he's only 7 miles from my Greenville house so I may be paying him a visit!
Ivans ECU work is superb. Both of my bikes have been reflashed by him and the results are excellent. The 2011 ~ 2013 respond very well to his work, especially with a full exhaust and a little modification of the airbox.

2013 Ninja 1000.....Osram Nightbreakers, Pazzo levers, Vesrah pads, Puig screen, R&G frame sliders / case covers / axle protector, Sargent seat, PC5 with Ivans fuel map and ECU reflash, Akrapovic full exhaust, forks and shock rebuilt by Traxxion Dynamics.

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post #7 of 17 Old 10-07-2019, 09:32 PM
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there was a time I lived 7 miles from Ivan... sigh....
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post #8 of 17 Old 10-08-2019, 04:47 AM
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there was a time I lived 7 miles from Ivan... sigh....
Welcome new Ninjite
7 miles? Let's see... I live about 8500 miles from Ivan (as the crow flies)... sigh...

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I'm 42 and my riding buddies are all in their 60's, one almost 70. After 120 miles they continued on and I scooted back home. Now one of these guys has offered me his '11 Ninja 1000 at I price I can't refuse so it'll be in my garage shortly and the Harley will be on craigslist!!
You got an interesting age-mix you ride with... gives me heart for the future! Welcome to the forum!

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G&G Moto2 exhaust cans + Akrapovic exhaust header
Rapid Bike Evo fuel controller + YouTune
BMC filter
Traxxion Dynamics front forks kit + Penske shock
Hyperpro RSC Steering Damper
Rotobox Carbon Fibre 300ST Wheels
Brembo 19RCS Corsa Corta master cylinder
HEL steel brake lines
Vesrah ZZ brake pads
Rizoma tail tidy
Baja S2 Pro auxiliary lights
Kawasaki OEM Gel Seat
HVMP bar-end weights
Shogun frame sliders
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post #10 of 17 Old 10-08-2019, 04:14 PM Thread Starter
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I had a chance to ride it for the first time this past Sunday and the fuel cutout was definitely noticeable and irritating, so the ECU flash is definitely in its future. I didn't get enough saddle time to know if the stock seat is going to be an issue, but I did notice if I pushed my butt to the back of the seat it seemed more comfortable. Time will tell. These bikes have one of the ugliest exhausts I have ever seen, but I don't really plan to change that right away. Any money spent initially will be on the ECU, seat (if needed), and maybe a larger windscreen.
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