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Hi I was wondering if anyone has managed to get a tune on the 2020 model ninja yet if so how cheers
 

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Just take it to a tuner, they can put a power commander on it and tune it for you.

Mine 2019 gained 28 HP with tune and full Akrapovic
 

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Just take it to a tuner, they can put a power commander on it and tune it for you.

Mine 2019 gained 28 HP with tune and full Akrapovic
You got a PCV for the 2019 model? From where?
 
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By all magazine reports, the power curve on the 2020 is retuned from previous years- flat as a board, like 125 rwhp/75 ft/lbs of torque and the throttle is supposedly seamless. Why would you want to retune?
 

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Look at the exhaust system on any 2020 bike. The 2020 yamaha r1 has 3 cyateletic converters. Would Yamaha have chosen to do that if they didnt have to? The system, on the ninja might not weigh 35 lbs , anymore, but it's probably 30.

From the reports, Kawasaki did a decent job of tuning the bike, and staying within the emissions rules. But, given the choice, they would have loved to set this bike up without regards for sound and emissions. That's what you get to do with tuning. Things like fuel cut will always be better off if they are not there.
 

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By all magazine reports, the power curve on the 2020 is retuned from previous years- flat as a board, like 125 rwhp/75 ft/lbs of torque and the throttle is supposedly seamless. Why would you want to retune?
One thing I don't like on my 2020 is that the bike does not have that instant hit of acceleration when you whack the throttle open hard. Seems to be typical of throttle by wire as my CBR is the same way. The computer tells the butterfly valves to open smoothly regardless of what your hand is telling the throttle. It's obviously a factor of traction/wheelie control also.
 

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With ride by wire, and a good reflash program, you could have control over how the engine responds, and engine braking.

It's hard to give specifics until a person could get into the ecu and look around. JJs has the 2018 cbr 1000. The american ecu , for that bike, limits the high rpm power. It's not like the bike is slow, but the European ecu makes about 20 more hp because it revs higher and isnt as restricted. I dont believe the 2020 ninja is restricted that badly, but there are areas a person could improve upon.
 

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You got a PCV for the 2019 model? From where?
HDF1 Motorsports in Georgia. He put the connectors on the PCV for a clean plug and play install.
 

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Back when all we had were Power Commanders, they were awesome because thats all we had.

Once the reflash business started, it became obvious that the power commanders were great, but they were only able to fix about 20% of what was wrong. Figure 40% if you added their timing module.....maybe less.

The power commanders are all the same except for the connectors to hook it to a specific bike. However, their limited abilities means they will never compare to even a basic reflash. Dyno Jet/ Power Commader started catering to Harleys.

On a 2019, you can buy the Woolich flash cables for 400-500 , or have someone else flash the bike for 350ish. Its a better value and a more complete solution than the power commander ever was. Thats why dynojet doesnt sell a pre built pcv for the later bikes.
 

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One thing I don't like on my 2020 is that the bike does not have that instant hit of acceleration when you whack the throttle open hard. Seems to be typical of throttle by wire as my CBR is the same way. The computer tells the butterfly valves to open smoothly regardless of what your hand is telling the throttle. It's obviously a factor of traction/wheelie control also.
So, I'm replying to my own post. I was riding the SX today, and suddenly noticed that I was wrong about what I posted above. It actually has more of a "hit" when I hammer it than what I was thinking. Not sure why I thought that, but the TBW still feels a little odd.

All three of my bikes have it, and I have had five other bikes with it. They vary a lot in how they feel. Maybe it's just the Traction/Wheelie control that keeps it from popping the wheel off the ground in the first two gears as easily as my 2011 did, even when it was stock.
 

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HDF1 Motorsports in Georgia. He put the connectors on the PCV for a clean plug and play install.
So which version of the PCV did you use? The ones for the 2014 models?
 

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By all magazine reports, the power curve on the 2020 is retuned from previous years- flat as a board, like 125 rwhp/75 ft/lbs of torque and the throttle is supposedly seamless. Why would you want to retune?
I have a full exhaust system on it and want to add aftermarket air filter etc so it’s going to want a tune. I also want to squeeze as much power out of it as I can
 

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Heard of a place near me that can get into the ecu apparently so I’m going to go see them and see if it’s correct
 

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Be sure they really know it's a "ninja 1000" and not a zx10. There have been a few places get confused by this.

Until you see the 2020 listed here, theres a good chance it's not happening. There are exceptions and not everyone uses this software, but most do.

It was explained to them it was a 2020 but yes it’s possible they think it’s a zx I guess. I’ll go have a chat and see my self Thanks for the link
 

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Someday someone will have one, so who knows? Maybe today is the day? Still, this is constant battle with our bikes. At one time GB racing did not make covers for our bikes. That didnt stop an american company for advertising these covers that did not exsist. I know of 3 of our members, and myself, who had to return "ni ja 1000" case covers as they were really for a zx10.

That was understandable, but their mistake was on their site for seven years. That was confusing.
 

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Be sure they really know it's a "ninja 1000" and not a zx10. There have been a few places get confused by this.

Until you see the 2020 listed here, theres a good chance it's not happening. There are exceptions and not everyone uses this software, but most do.

I have extensively researched ECU tuning for the 2020 1000 SX and I know for sure that Woolich and Ivan do not have it yet. Dynojet/Power Commander isn’t available yet for the 2920 either. Same for Bazaaz. If anyone knows differently, for sure (!), please let us know here.
 
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