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Name: Jay
Location: Wisconsin
Age: 30
Years Riding: 6
Job: factory worker full-time currently on 3rd shift and corner worker for Road America during the racing season

Hey everyone! I know I've posted a few times without introducing myself, shame on me! :rolleyes:

I started riding street bikes almost 7yrs ago, before that I had ridden friends' dirt bikes, and was into sport ATV's for awhile, owning a Kawi KFX-400.

Every time I've gone shopping for a new motorcycle, I test ride everything in the category that I've looked at, and always end up liking the Kawasaki the most.

Previous bikes:
2005 Kawi Z750s


2009 Kawi Ninja ZX6R




2011 Kawi Ninja 250R (fiance's, bought it for her as an anniversary gift, and then I ended up riding it more that her, lol)
(unable to find pics, sorry)

2012 Kawi Ninja ZX10R


And the current bike; 2013 Kawi Ninja 1000 (non-ABS)


I've had motorcycles in my blood since I was very young when my father used to take me on Sunday morning rides on his Kawi Voyager 1200 (late 80's model). I'm also a huge car enthusiast, owning a lot of "tuner" cars. Currently own a '96 Nissan 240SX (SE) with some suspension goodies and a 315whp/290wtq SR20DET, which is my daily, that I drive year-round.


Used to do trackdays, time trials, autocross, rallycross, ice racing and even competed in drifting with Maxxis as my main sponsor for awhile.

I do a lot of weekend rides with a group of local guys from our forum FVSR.com (Fox Valley Sport Riders). I'm the youngest, but they are in no way slow, most of them still do trackdays and hit up the Gap once-twice a year (still haven't made it out to the Gap myself, but I'm working on it)

Later,

Jay
 

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I had a z750s. The thing buzzed so man my man bits went to sleep. Tried an aftermarket seat. No better. Sold it. Didn't have it 3 months. It was a shame cause other than the uncurable buzz it was an awesome bike.
 
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Nice bike .i have the exact same one also love in the same area 414...Have you changed the stock exhaust and if so do what?... im new to the site so I don't know how to upload pictures
 

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Nice bike .i have the exact same one also love in the same area 414...Have you changed the stock exhaust and if so do what?... im new to the site so I don't know how to upload pictures
The exhaust will most likely remain stock for a good long while. Side luggage, shield, and seats will be done before any performance mods.
 

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The exhaust will most likely remain stock for a good long while. Side luggage, shield, and seats will be done before any performance mods.
That's my approach too. Ivan's promise of 20'ish more horsepower is impressive, but this machine has plenty of ponies; any additional ones would be largely unused nearly all the time. On previous bikes (VFR, FJR) I've added a power commander or aftermarket exhaust to remove dips in the power delivery or fix off-idle lurching, but the N1K has nearly perfect fuel injection from the factory.

In my very-personal-opinion, I haven't found an inline-four with aftermarket exhaust that I like the sound of anyway, and I don't mind the way the stock 2011 mufflers look and sound, so ultimately I have no desire to install an aftermarket exhaust.

At this point I've got the v35 sidecases, a tailbag (one for daily use and one for camping), and underseat USB charging (which I will move to the dash when I have time). I made a heat-troller mount, added a RAM-ball for the GPS. The windshield and pegs are fine.

Right now I'm trying to decide on a tankbag ... i've got the magnetic Cortech 18L from my FJR but it's just too **** big. THe Ogio Super is about the right size and shape, and I'm experimenting with making it into a tank-ring system. I'm also considering the Bags-connection units ... but those are a bit pricey.
 
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