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I have the official Kawasaki part and its a POS. Why?

Too expensive.

Its heavier than the seat it replaces. Serious. It is.

Second, the bracket it uses. Mounted under the cowl. Its huge and takes up the slight storage space that was under the seat. The edges are also sharp so you have to be careful not to scratch the bikes bodywork. The strong bracket serves no purpose since you cant sit on it. It looks nice, but I'd recommend anything else.
 

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I have the official Kawasaki part and its a POS. Why?

Too expensive.

Its heavier than the seat it replaces. Serious. It is.

Second, the bracket it uses. Mounted under the cowl. Its huge and takes up the slight storage space that was under the seat. The edges are also sharp so you have to be careful not to scratch the bikes bodywork. The strong bracket serves no purpose since you cant sit on it. It looks nice, but I'd recommend anything else.
have you seen anything aftermarket yet? I've done a couple quick searches and all that comes up are OEM pieces.
 

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Did you guys see these? Honestly, how about everything on this site?. I could spend 10 grand on carbon bits from here. Its expensive, but I'll bet its cool.

A-TECH : Tandem seat cover [K01875]

If you get time, go here and search "Ninja 1000"

How cool are the fairing pieces and undercowls....

Motorcycle Parts & Accessories from Japan - Webike

I'm not affiliated with them in any way. I've never ordered form them, either. They have stuff for our bikes that I've only dreamed about. HOURS of entertainment.
 

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Oh, for sure....and I'd never do it. But, the option is there. I think we have an odd perception of the Japanese bikes.

I think this ones had way over 10 grand spent on it. HÖLY » UMBAUTENÂ*»Â*KAWASAKIÂ*»Â*NAKED

Note the zx10 swingarm.

In a way though, why not? A bike as cool as anythign out there, but parts and labor prices that are reasonable.
 

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I just rather spend it on a higher end bike and get more for my money, it's just me, that's all. Some people might rather do this.

I know what your saying, and I was there once. My cure was actually owning the dream bike. I enjoyed it, but MONEY was the key. Money, Money, and more money every 3000 miles. You pretty much had to do dealer service to preserve resale value, plus some of it was very complex. Not well suited to owners manual and basic tools. The 850.00 per year maintenance plan would have bought a lot of carbon. Plus, a lot of maintenance that did not even need to happen on other brands. Once I realized I could own two bikes for its cost, I was done. At some point you realize its a **** motorcycle , too, so why?

I coudl go on...there was also the ONE dealer to choose from, or a truck ride to Boise, Idaho.

I'm very ok with Japanese. Or German...No more Italy.
 
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I know what your saying, and I was there once. My cure was actually owning the dream bike. I enjoyed it, but MONEY was the key. Money, Money, and more money every 3000 miles. You pretty much had to do dealer service to preserve resale value, plus some of it was very complex. Not well suited to owners manual and basic tools. The 850.00 per year maintenance plan would have bought a lot of carbon. Plus, a lot of maintenance that did not even need to happen on other brands. Once I realized I could own two bikes for its cost, I was done. At some point you realize its a **** motorcycle , too, so why?

I coudl go on...there was also the ONE dealer to choose from, or a truck ride to Boise, Idaho.

I'm very ok with Japanese. Or German...No more Italy.
Italian women are even worse ;)
 

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