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Hi Guys,

Gavin here! Just fell into this 2011 Ninja 1000 and am very excited to have this machine, finally a decent ride to enjoy for years to come?

This is my 10th bike, owning:

-1983 Yamaha Maxim 750
-1985 Yamaha Virago 1000
-1983 Yamaha Venture Royale (Crashed)
-1981 Suzuki GS750E
-1984 GSX750 Katana
-1999 Suzuki GSX-R600 SRAD
-2007 Yamaha R6
-2003 Harley Night Train
-2002 Yamaha R6
-2011 Ninja 1000 (Yeah!)

Maybe now I can stop swapping bikes all the time as I think I have found the one...

I work on my own bikes and have started posting the work on YouTube. Just finished posting the clutch basket mod. 4 parts starting here: https://youtu.be/h5Jd0WXhdhU

I'll throw it in the proper forum for all.

Let me know if you have any questions. I can throw my 2 cents in and maybe give some good advice.

Thanks,

Gavin
 

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Welcome gavin, i think you will enjoy the ninja and glad you like to wrench on your bikes. Ill be looking forward to your post and input they are alot of good people on this forum and can always use another lol happy motoring on the ninja.
 

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Welcome Gavin,
I'm a transplant here in California. Grew up in the Greater Toronto Area, eatin' Shopsy hot dogs, chips and gravy, and Tim Horton's donuts (and playing football with 3 downs).

I already saw your vid's on the clutch fix. Very nice. Glad to have your experience and input in our forum.
 

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Welcome Gavin. Looking forward to your posts!
 

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Now, how was it the golding is still being produced, as well as Harleys, and that bike is old?

If Harley built that bike, today, it would be better than anything they made, ever.
 

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It was slick and **** fast. They reused the name for their latest tour machine, a harley clone. Sad they lost their way on this one.
 

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Good on you for those You Tube clutch fix flix (say that 3 times fast). At 6,000 miles my clutch is still normal but nice to have all my resources at hand here on the Ninja 1000 hoe down.
 

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Thanks,

Sadly, (not really), the Ninja 1000 has few issues and I likely won't be cracking into many more problem repair videos. Not like the last few bikes. R6 with low idle issue, Harley with oil leaks and electrical problems, GSXR with carb RPM transition stumbles.... Just want to hop on and ride. And I am! Owned it a month and put on 2,500 km :D

I am going to do some more videos though:

- Sport tour shoot out from a buyer perspective. How / why I chose the Ninja 1000. Pros and cons
- Chain Lube process
- Valve adjustment (when I reach the limit)

If anyone has any ideas, I'm open to the challenge.
 

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Well if you're running out of instructional videos, motorcycle porn could be the way to go...
You asked...:D
 

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Thanks,

Sadly, (not really), the Ninja 1000 has few issues and I likely won't be cracking into many more problem repair videos. Not like the last few bikes. R6 with low idle issue, Harley with oil leaks and electrical problems, GSXR with carb RPM transition stumbles.... Just want to hop on and ride. And I am! Owned it a month and put on 2,500 km :D

I am going to do some more videos though:

- Sport tour shoot out from a buyer perspective. How / why I chose the Ninja 1000. Pros and cons
- Chain Lube process
- Valve adjustment (when I reach the limit)

If anyone has any ideas, I'm open to the challenge.

We need to do a suspension one. We all offer thoughts, and suggestions, but someone smart does the video.....

I know we have members who have not touched the clickers, or set preload. It's intimidating.

But, many would do so if they say a 190 lb dude set up the same bike as theirs.

I cant, as my shock is too different to be of value.
 

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That's a great idea! I haven't touched mine yet as it is working fairly good but there is room for improvement. I will add it to the list. Thanks.
 
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