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Hello from Minnesota!

I just joined. Two weeks ago I purchased a 2011 Ninja and am in the process of "making it mine", adding the GPS, heated gear, tires, and other things I need to get some smiles out of it. We're getting ready for a week in the Ozarks.

In the garage I've got a 2006 FJR1300 which I've been riding for the past seven years. It's a great bike and has carried me coast to coast a few times. The Ninja is replacing the FJR, as I wanted something smaller and lighter but with luggage and long legs. Hopefully the NInja will rise to the challenge.

There's also an SV650 in the garage. Technically it is the wife's bike but I ride it more than she does ... and that's why I've put Ohlin's and GSXR forks on it. Great bike! < 400 lbs wet, great suspension, adequate power for anything street legal, it is also all-day comfortable and can carry enough stuff for camping.

In my past I've owned a 2000 VFR that just won't quit. Bought it new, and sold it to my brother after 87k ... he rides it once in a while and it has 104k on it now. That 781cc v4 is one of the best engines ever made.

Another bike we had in the family for a couple years was a 1995 Magna. A set of Cobra slashcuts and DRP jet kit, my wife rode this all over the north and middle west. What a great bike was. It replaced a 1984 v30 (500cc V4) which was a good starter bike.

Ok. enough about me ... time to start reading about the N1K and what you're doing to it.
 

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Is it riding season in MN yet?

So I see you're new to motorcycles....

Honda Magna was a sport cruiser. The Valkyrie was a flying fortress.
What happened to the Rune?
 

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Welcome. I also had an 06 FJR & for similar reasons bought a Kawi . Always liked the sport touring bikes & so far, my '14 N1K is just right combo of speed & versatility.
 

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Welcome. I also had an 06 FJR & for similar reasons bought a Kawi . Always liked the sport touring bikes & so far, my '14 N1K is just right combo of speed & versatility.
I read a lot of good things about the 2014 N1K and that's what prompted me to finally start looking at the used N1K market. I realized that the prices on the older ones were being pushed down by the features on the new 2014's. A good friend had been thinking about selling his 2100-mile 2011 garage queen N1K with bags, GPS, Corbin and other miscellaneous stuff... so I shot him a fair price and he accepted.

Now I need to sell that FJR ... but doggone it if that giant windshield isn't perfect for extending the riding seasons here in MN!
 
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