Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Central Kentucky
I also came from a VFR to the Ninja 1000. This has been a superbly reliable motorcycle which performs just as it did from day one. I had one very minor issue. The bike would not start unless the clutch was pulled in. I normally put the bike in neutral and start it......no need to pull the clutch. I removed the clutch switch, opened it up and wiped it clean with a little WD-40 and applied a tiny dab of dielectric grease to the contacts. Problem solved. It was just dirty.
I tour on mine as well as chase apexes. Have ridden in all sorts of weather including a three hour interstate ride through a huge storm that soaked me all the way home, (misery). Bike has performed perfectly. I have yet to see a problem documented with these bikes that is repetitive enough to be deemed a weak point in the design.
Definitely get the 190/55 rear if you buy one.
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.
2019 Yamaha Tracer 900 GT.....ECU reflashed by Ivan.