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How ya goin ? (think that with an Aussie accent :D)

I'm from Canberra, Australia which is a couple of hours from Sydney and the beautiful East Coast. I live in the southern region and there are some awesome winding mountain roads about 15 minutes ride from where I live.

Been riding bikes for many years and I just put a deposit down on a 2014 Ninja.

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Jimmy Elsewhere
 

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Welcome Mate!!! What colour(your spelling) did you get? You do know the Candy Lime Green is by far the fastest color(our spelling)!!!! :)
 

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Welcome Mate!!! What colour(your spelling) did you get? You do know the Candy Lime Green is by far the fastest color(our
spelling)!!!! :)


I also have a 2014 Ninja 1000 ABS....great bike.......fun to run
Read the forum, it can point you in the right direction when modifying your bike if you choose to do so. Ride safe.

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gday Jimmy, I'm in QBN, still researching on which bike to get when on my fulls.

Ninja 1000 is in my top 3 to consider.
 

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I got a metalic graphite grey Mikey. Personally, I really like the new 2015 red color but here in Aus ,for 2014 models its green or grey only.

It's really nice weather here now Tony but starting to heat up. Where I live you can ride all year around. It doesn't snow here but it gets pretty hot through summer.

I'm going accessory shopping tomorrow and I need to select everything I think I'll want tomorrow for tax reasons. I am thinking tail & tank bags, gel seats, heated grips and a tank protector. I've always put slip-on systems on my bikes but I'm over power commanders and dyno tunes etc. so I think I'll leave it stock.

Any suggestions ?
 

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Don't you guys get some seriously large flying insect invasions there? I can't image trying to ride through one of those! Welcome to the forum!
 

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Hey nik thanks for that. Mate we do get some big suckers in summer. It's way worse out out in the country roads at dusk. Every 4 or 5 years we get Bogong Moths in huge swarms, they are big and they make a mess. More common is just locusts/ grasshoppers though which leave yellow splatters all over everything. Feels like hitting a small bird when you hit them though. The Harley riders with their open faced helmets get a facefull of them.

However, by far the biggest problem is Kangaroos. Cars hit them all the time, they are big enough to write a car off, or come through the windscreen and take out the people inside. Riders are killed and injured by hitting them as well, they can get as big as a person and they are stupid and unpredictable. You see a lot of dead ones by the highways. I avoid certain areas between dawn and dusk. I think you have a similar problem with Deer in some area's don't you ?

There are other animals called Wombats that can be a problem too. If you hit one on a bike you will come off for sure, they are like 100 lb block of bone and muscle, but you don't see many of them around.
 

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gday Jimmy, I'm in QBN, still researching on which bike to get when on my fulls.

Ninja 1000 is in my top 3 to consider.
G'day mate.
Yeah it's hard to choose a bike when there are so many sweet machines around.
I test rode the ZX-14R back to back with the Ninja 1000 as they were the two on my shortlist. Canberra Motorcycle Centre have demo's of both at the moment. Also, they have a 2013 N1K for $14,500 rideaway - pretty good deal, if you don't care about traction control or the remote pre-load.

I loved the zx-14R, it was freakishly fast, but I know that's gonna get me in trouble ;), and I have a bad neck, the ergo's didn't help.

I think what sold the N1K for me was engine and the great ergo's. Pretty good price too considering the electronics package you get with it. I think it's going to make a great daily commuter and a nice bike for spin down to the coast.

Let us know how you go, even if you don't go with the ninja.
 

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No deer in my area of the county (I'm in a lower elevation of the county but Palomar Mountain is only 20 minutes away. Lots of deer up there) but coyotes are another issue. They're all over the place and like your kangaroos, they're stupid and unpredictable. Most are relatively small compared to a kangaroo. I friend of mine was riding to work one early morning and a coyote jumped right in front of him. Not being able to avoid hitting him, he accelerated instead of braking which kept him from going down. Not sure of the physics involved in that move but it worked and he drove out of the problem.
 

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G'day mate.
Yeah it's hard to choose a bike when there are so many sweet machines around.
I test rode the ZX-14R back to back with the Ninja 1000 as they were the two on my shortlist. Canberra Motorcycle Centre have demo's of both at the moment. Also, they have a 2013 N1K for $14,500 rideaway - pretty good deal, if you don't care about traction control or the remote pre-load.

I loved the zx-14R, it was freakishly fast, but I know that's gonna get me in trouble ;), and I have a bad neck, the ergo's didn't help.

I think what sold the N1K for me was engine and the great ergo's. Pretty good price too considering the electronics package you get with it. I think it's going to make a great daily commuter and a nice bike for spin down to the coast.

Let us know how you go, even if you don't go with the ninja.
Sweet choice again, I go into CMC quite a lot, and yeah saw the 2013 model.

I dunno, I am leaning towards the 14,15 model due to the electronics. I just think it's better to have them in case something happens and the electronics may help me.
 

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Sweet choice again, I go into CMC quite a lot, and yeah saw the 2013 model.

I dunno, I am leaning towards the 14,15 model due to the electronics. I just think it's better to have them in case something happens and the electronics may help me.
I agree. It's only gotta save you once and it's worth it.
 
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