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This site was very helpful in deciding on the 1000. At first I thought I wanted an adventure bike, but realized I'm too far from the back roads to really have the time. Tested a Tiger 800XR and really liked it, but something was missing. Next up was an FZ09, kinda fun, but the ergo's didn't work for me, wind blast was too much and suspension is not good at all. Fixing all that seemed like a waste.

Then I thought maybe the FJ-09 would work, I liked it, but the styling just wouldn't grow on me. At this point I realized sport touring was really what I needed and when I finally stumbled across the Ninja1000 (stupid name, prefer the Z1000SX), I knew it would be right. Thought about new, but it's a lot of money and I knew I wanted to address the screen, exhaust, tail tidy and maybe levers which would add even more $$.

Then I found a used 2012 with low KM's in Silver/black with Leo Vince cans that sound amazing, a Puig screen, shorty adjustable levers and a tail tidy!! It was like a message from above. 45 minute test ride later, I was hooked and bought it on the spot.
Absolutely love it so far! Last bike was 13 years ago, Suzuki RF900 and the Ninja feels like a natural progression, better styling and a little more punch, perfect. Only thing I want to do is change out the seat, it's not horrible, but I guess I'm too old to go without some better support. Looking at a Sargent, sounds like it should be an upgrade.

 

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Excellent! And the bike looks great!
 

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Well I may have paid too much, however it was the only used bike in BC....as in Canada. Dollars conversion into US = $7,050 (not including tax). Bike has 6,800 miles and I figure the add-ons are worth about $1,000 at least.

To be honest the biggest thing for me was the color. I like the green, but I just couldn't ride one....if that makes any sense. I'd been looking for a few months, and the only used ones I ever saw pop up were green and white...and those were hundreds of miles from me. The only color I really love is the 2015 Red/Black we get up here. Just wasn't prepared to spend new money. The Micron Grey/Black or whatever it's called was the only other color I liked.

Now if I can just try to stay off the thing, I'm riding every day and giggling like an idiot.
 

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Now if I can just try to stay off the thing, I'm riding every day and giggling like an idiot.
I have had friends complain that I ride too much now. I told them to get their own bike and join me.
 

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Welcome. Just bought a 2012 myself. One of the best streetbikes I've ever ridden so far. Agree with you about the seat as I'm having mine re-upholstered as we speak by Seth Laam in northern California, as have others on this forum.
 

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Welcome to the forum... you'll love the bike!
 

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Well I may have paid too much, however it was the only used bike in BC....as in Canada. Dollars conversion into US = $7,050 (not including tax). Bike has 6,800 miles and I figure the add-ons are worth about $1,000 at least.
I don't think that's a bad price at all, particularly with the upgrades!
 

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I don't think that's a bad price at all, particularly with the upgrades!
Yeah it's ok, got it from a dealer so at least it came with a 30 day warranty and a pretty thorough inspection etc. That's worth a little something.
 
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