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post #1 of 12 Old 02-18-2020, 01:24 AM Thread Starter
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Hello from Austin, TX

Dropping by to say HeIlo to everyone! I just bought a 2019 Ninja 1000 ABS. Before this I have had 2007 Ninja 250 and 2007 Ninja ZX-6R. The 1000 with 516lbs rightly feels much heavier than my previous ride ZX-6R (368lbs).

Let me know if there are any fellow Austinites around!
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post #2 of 12 Old 02-18-2020, 06:16 AM
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Welcome to the forum. The Ninja is more than agile enough to put a big grin on your face once you get adjusted to it. One thing that will make a big difference in handling is to get rid of the stock 190/50 rear tire and replace it with a 190/55. Steering will become more neutral with less input required at the bars to initiate and hold a turn.

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I've been drooling over your guy's weather lately. Be sure to post some pictures of your rides so us winter-bound folks can get our fix.
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Welcom aboard.
Not from Austin but still in Texas, Tyler area to be more precise.
As for the N1K being heavy, yeah... it is a little on paper. At present I tip in with a half tank of fuel at a little over 470 lbs. The bike wears its weight well though and coming from zx6 myself it took no time to get used to it.
On a very positive note when you ditch those OEM S20 tires for something better you'll think you lost a100lbs.
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Welcome from H-town!

FWIW, that 368 lbs you quoted for the ZX6R is the dry weight, which is a meaningless number mfrs likes to play with to make the machine sound lighter than it really is. Ready to ride, the ZX6R is more like 420-430 lbs, depending on year and model. 90 lbs or so is still a big difference, but it isn't too difficult or expensive to lighten it up 10-20 lbs.
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Great to hear from you guys! And glad to know some Texans are around too.
You know today’s Austin weather is just like another regular Seattle day where I spent too much life I think. Wet, cold, and dark. I used to wish there were wipers on my helmet visor.

Good point on the dry weight! I will take y’all’s tire replacement suggestion very seriously. Currently I’m trying to come up with some protection for the panniers’ from exhausts because mine are from a Versys and they don’t have heat shields on the underside.

I will try to post some pictures in next couple of days.

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Great to hear from you guys! And glad to know some Texans are around too.
You know todayís Austin weather is just like another regular Seattle day where I spent too much life I think. Wet, cold, and dark. I used to wish there were wipers on my helmet visor.

Good point on the dry weight! I will take yíallís tire replacement suggestion very seriously. Currently Iím trying to come up with some protection for the panniersí from exhausts because mine are from a Versys and they donít have heat shields on the underside.

I will try to post some pictures in next couple of days.
Before switching the SIZE tire, switch the BRAND. I recommend the Dunlops Road 3. It seems I'm the lone guy here who have never experienced this effort to tip/turn my bike to corner. But the OEM tires are trash.
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Great to hear from you guys! And glad to know some Texans are around too.
You know todayís Austin weather is just like another regular Seattle day where I spent too much life I think. Wet, cold, and dark. I used to wish there were wipers on my helmet visor.
Hey, we had a beautiful sunny day today. Of course the temp peaked at 41F and there was frost everywhere until about 11AM. Seemed beautiful though after our miserable start to the year. Gotta watch out for mudslides!
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After getting a rain wash in the office garage (couple of photos below), it had to get out today. Crafted and added heat shields on the panniers, and took the bike out for a spin. Here are some pictures while I rode aimlessly in Texas countryside close to New Corn Hill.
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Oh Gaad not another one!!??! What is it with texans and Ninjas!?!? I'm putting my bike up for sale!
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