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Got this beast last Tuesday 4-1-2014! All my buddies thought it to be an April fools joke. It wasn't. :lol:

Anywho I hope to get some miles on her this year. With the hundred miles or so I have on her now it's gonna take some getting used to. I have a Ducati Hypermotard that skews how motorcycles feel so it's going to take some time getting used to reaching for the bars again.



 

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Hey, Cowasockee, welcome to the forum. Funny thing, but I bought my Ninja 1000 last week because I needed a sportbike with a bit more upright seating than my VFR. Not quite the bolt upright posture on my V-Strom or the Wing, but a heck of a lot more fun.

By the way - great looking bike ...... exactly like mine.
 

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Hey, Cowasockee, welcome to the forum. Funny thing, but I bought my Ninja 1000 last week because I needed a sportbike with a bit more upright seating than my VFR. Not quite the bolt upright posture on my V-Strom or the Wing, but a heck of a lot more fun.

By the way - great looking bike ...... exactly like mine.
Thanks!

Due to the fact I'm short as **** (with short arms) I need to raise the bars up/bring em back a bit but it's still pretty comfy.

We have 2 Kawasaki dealers in the area and both said they weren't ordering any 2014's this year so hopefully I'll be the only one around!
 

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Welcome phonetic spelling ninja warrior.

Thinking about tonight, are you a Louisville or Kentucky fan?
 

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Welcome phonetic spelling ninja warrior.

Thinking about tonight, are you a Louisville or Kentucky fan?
HUGE Louisville fan. I'm not sure I can root for KY. Plus I lived in Connecticut for quite a few years when I was in the Navy.

Wise choice in bike & bike color. :D Like your screen name!!!!
Thanks! I'm known all over for my "name". Hahaha
 

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It's so weird to see bags on a bike with such an aggressive stance...although not as aggressive as the ZX-10R, but there is a fair amount of forward lean.
 

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It's so weird to see bags on a bike with such an aggressive stance...although not as aggressive as the ZX-10R, but there is a fair amount of forward lean.
As it turns out maybe a little too agressive for me. Being on the short side me thinks I will invest in some risers. My short arms are struggling a bit. Plus a new saddle will be in the works sometime soon.
 

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As it turns out maybe a little too agressive for me. Being on the short side me thinks I will invest in some risers. My short arms are struggling a bit. Plus a new saddle will be in the works sometime soon.
I'm curious to see aftermarket seats for this bike. I think if you slide the forks up through the triple clamp and loosen the screw that holds the bars to the triple clamp you can raise the bars up. Or better yet put a spacer on that screw and get a longer screw you can bring them up an inch which will also lower the front end allowing for you to have a flatter foot position. All that with just a few adjustments in the triple clamps.

I just slid the forks up for my wife but I left the bars where they are.
 

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I'm curious to see aftermarket seats for this bike. I think if you slide the forks up through the triple clamp and loosen the screw that holds the bars to the triple clamp you can raise the bars up. Or better yet put a spacer on that screw and get a longer screw you can bring them up an inch which will also lower the front end allowing for you to have a flatter foot position. All that with just a few adjustments in the triple clamps.

I just slid the forks up for my wife but I left the bars where they are.
That'll certainly quicken the steering.

I should get my Murphkits clipon risers in the mail today. We'll see....
 
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