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Hey all. Was bored and searched google to see if there were any new Ninja1000 forums out there that I haven't see or was already a member of and low and behold I find this place. Seems pretty new but I'll participate.

Little bit about myself, I US Navy, been riding bikes for 9 years now and I ride often. I've gone through about 14 motorcycles since you don't know what you like until you've had a taste of everything.

Bought my new (leftover) 2011 Ninja 1000 this past June with 5 miles on it. She has 12538 now but I hope to hit 30K by this June. Either way she's a keeper.

Anyway, those miles have been trouble free. Love the bike and after 4 Honda VF(R) I think I may be a Kawi man. Looking forward to meeting some of you all and sharing info.

Need to take some better pictures on my rides but here it is.

 

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Welcome to the newest and brightest N1K forum known to mammals.

Thank you for your service.

You bought a new bike with 5 miles on it. Does 5 miles still get you a full year warranty? What was your OTD price?

Did you get slip ons for looks or sound or both. Was cable assembly on right side easy for you to deal with?
 

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Thanks for the support! Yep, old new bike with 5 miles on it and yes, full warranty since it had never been titled. OTD was $8500 but I had to pay the full amount for the bags and brackets. I was happy with that price.

The slipons were for looks and sound. They are deep sounding but not too loud. I like how they match the color of the bike and just "fit" the looks.

Cable removal was easy. Just disconnected from the stock pipe and then disconnect from the servo and remove. Left the servo in place to keep from getting error codes.

All in all I am very pleased. My only soar spot is the stock seat and I think I'll be having Seth Laam rework my stock seat in the future. Otherwise it's a great commuter/sport tourer.
 

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That was a great find getting a Ninja 1000 used with so few miles on it. Great job.

Welcome to the forum! Have you made any mods to your Ninja?
 

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That was a great find getting a Ninja 1000 used with so few miles on it. Great job.

Welcome to the forum! Have you made any mods to your Ninja?
Thanks.

Mods are Givi rack and side bags, shorty levers, double bubble windscreen (forgot the brand), M2 slipon exhaust, heated grips, fuzeblock and ram mount for the gps.

Next mods will be a Seth Laam seat (sometime this year) and later when I do the brakes I'll get some SS lines. Probably in a year or two I'll but some 1k springs in the forks and have the rear shock rebuild and sprung to my weight and riding by racetech or some other specialist. Overall I'm very happy with the bike though.
 

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Regarding the exhaust cable removal, did you extract cables via the retaining clip or did you lift off the pulley and then re-attach the pulley?

I guess your procedure was successful because you haven't had any trouble lights on the dash from that. I guess the pulley doesn't have to be attached to anything new.
 

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I left the servo and pulley on and just removed the cables.

Future mods are seat (Seth Laam), suspension and brakes (SS lines). The later two will be a year or so down the road. Need to buy a house first. Moving to Charlotte, NC and when I get there I'll need to upgrade the suspension and brakes for the better roads. I can't wait!
 

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I spent a week in Charlotte and I really enjoyed the city. Possible retirement location when the time comes.

Please walk me thru your exhaust cable extraction. I've been reading and looking at manufacturer's installation instructions.

Is the retaining pin easy to remove
is there a way to lessen tension on cables before removing from servo
is there a way to release cables on the exhaust side first
 

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welcome aboard Sailor Jack, black ninjas move in silence and violence ;) post a vid of those M4s if you could! always been a big fan of their shorty's
 

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I spent a week in Charlotte and I really enjoyed the city. Possible retirement location when the time comes.

Please walk me thru your exhaust cable extraction. I've been reading and looking at manufacturer's installation instructions.

Is the retaining pin easy to remove
is there a way to lessen tension on cables before removing from servo
is there a way to release cables on the exhaust side first
To be completely honest, It was last June when I ditched the stock exhaust and I can remember exactly I want to say I removed the cables from the exhaust and then when they were free I pushed them up slightly to get enough play to take the cables off the servo. Again, I can't remember exactly. Sorry.
 

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welcome aboard Sailor Jack, black ninjas move in silence and violence ;) post a vid of those M4s if you could! always been a big fan of their shorty's
I'll try to get a vid up for you this weekend of the M4's. Right now the rear wheel is off. Just got a new Pirelli Angel GT shoed on the rim. The last tire (Pirelli Angel GT also) had 6000 miles with about 40% tread left before it got a nail. Nothing better than dropping $200 before you need to. Hope to ride to work Friday though. It's been 2 weeks and I'm getting PMS (parked motorcycle syndrome).
 

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To be completely honest, It was last June when I ditched the stock exhaust and I can remember exactly I want to say I removed the cables from the exhaust and then when they were free I pushed them up slightly to get enough play to take the cables off the servo. Again, I can't remember exactly. Sorry.
That helps.
Thanx.
 

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