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I did not order the parts. I just gave my bike & my credit card to a specialist suspension tuner here in Sydney and said "make this better".

That said, my invoice says the front spring was a FRSP S3627095 (35.5x270x0.95 kg), while the rear spring is a Eibach 0700.225.0550 plus a 50mm thick sppring collar.

The specialist is Terry Haye's Shock Treatment and they are the Australian Importer/Distributor for Race Tech & Eibach components.
Thanks, would you be able to check what was the part for the Valves as well? TIA
 

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Webike Japan have a replacement top plate for the triple tree that has the standard handle bar mounts for only US$310.
That would be a good accessory. I committed to this expensive Scott's mounting bracket, I'm pretty much stuck with the stock bars. If I were building my bike up, today, I think I would build around the handlebar kit.

I bought several things I would like a do-over on. My header is another one. Back in 2012, the only header you could get (header only) was the Arrow. Maybe my Leo Vince slip ons are in this category, too? They were marked down to 275.00 and I had a 75.00 dollar gift card to Motorcyclegear.com. If I had a do over, I would buy the akra parts.

I bought it and didnt think much of that. Not long after I bought it, Ivan showed us that Akra makes a part that's better suited for the stock/flashed ninja. Too late. Mine is too nice, and too expensive to replace, but its second best with regards to low end power.

Murph, the money you spent is in Australian dollars, I suspect? I believe that's about 25% more than we would spend in us dolars?
 

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The Stage 4 upgrade list includes the HEL braided brake lines and now new pads, and of course the "magic" flywheel mod if I can find a 2017~19 flywheel on eBay.

It is funny that you should mention a steering damper. I have one on the ZRX, which has saved my life on more than 1 occasion, so I really want one on the N1K, but the prices are "over the top".

There is the GPR V4 damper but that's around US$650 by the time I get my hands on it. That's close to AU$925 in my money.

From all my Googling, I've found that there is a company in Taiwan (Dimotiv) that makes a mounting bracket kit for an Ohlin horizontal damper, but the kit alone is around US$450 shipped to Oz plus I'd still need to buy a horizontal damper.

There is also a company in Brazil (MaxRacing) that make a damper similar in design to the GPR V4 but their "export" price is in the US$400 range and I have no idea of the quality.

There are many inexpensive GPR style & Horizontal style dampers on Alibaba but no mounting kits for the N1K.

Why did Kawasaki use the stupid handlebar set-up on the N1K instead of the industry standard style like the Z1000 and Z900 ??
Dimotiv mounting bracket is superbly machined. I have it on my bike along with the HyperPro RSC steering damper. Its got 24 clicks for as much damping as you'd like. I ride aggressive so I set it at 16 clicks.

Beauty mod. Gold.
 
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Thanks, would you be able to check what was the part for the Valves as well? TIA
Hmmm. This seems like a one-side deal. I get to spend the money & you get to the information for free (joke) . . . FMGV S2040 valves were used in the front, but they did not list the p/n of the valve used in the rear shock.
 

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Murph, the money you spent is in Australian dollars, I suspect? I believe that's about 25% more than we would spend in us dolars?
I wish RC, I wish. The amounts I quoted were already in their US Dollar equivalents. In Ozzie Dollars the amount is closer to AU$4,165.

I got a very, very good deal when I bought the bike as it had been sitting in a Dealership for close on 12 months and the 2020 models had already been announced. What I saved off the "new bike" price has helped fund the upgrades.

That said, I would have spent the money of the suspension and exhaust anyway, just maybe not in such a short time frame.
 

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Murph, a person will think free until they try to open up a stock cartridge. These can be a real bear unless you have tools to hold a round, thin cartridge that you have to heat, then turn. Plus, you cant damage them while you try to do so.

Dirt bike shocks are simple to rebuild. Our stock shocks dont have a nitrogen port. A person has to drill and tap to add one. It's all do able, but whatever labor you paid is probably worth it. It's really bot something worth investing the time in to be good at if you are only valving the one fork and the one shock.
 

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I wish RC, I wish. The amounts I quoted were already in their US Dollar equivalents. In Ozzie Dollars the amount is closer to AU$4,165.

I got a very, very good deal when I bought the bike as it had been sitting in a Dealership for close on 12 months and the 2020 models had already been announced. What I saved off the "new bike" price has helped fund the upgrades.
Yes, but to be fair, dont you guys make 500.00, per hour? That's what Australia McDonalds pays. It goes up, from there. You guys have McDonalds? I hope not. It would suck to think they have polluted Australia, too.
 

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Yes, but to be fair, dont you guys make 500.00, per hour? That's what Australia McDonalds pays. It goes up, from there. You guys have McDonalds? I hope not. It would suck to think they have polluted Australia, too.
$500 per hour ?? I wish RC, I wish. Average wage in Oz is around $90K~$95K. That's around $65K in your money.

Yes we have MacDonalds, although we don't call the "MickeyD". They arrived in the early 1970's and are very succesful. Golden Arches are everywhere.
 

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Murph, a person will think free until they try to open up a stock cartridge. These can be a real bear unless you have tools to hold a round, thin cartridge that you have to heat, then turn. Plus, you cant damage them while you try to do so.
Agreed. I usually do my own work of the forks, like fluids, bushings, seals, etc but getting the valving stack correct is a "specialist's art", so I paid my money and used the best suspension specialist in Sydney.
 

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I wish RC, I wish. The amounts I quoted were already in their US Dollar equivalents. In Ozzie Dollars the amount is closer to AU$4,165.
Some people will think that I am crazy spending that amount of money on a bike (my wife does), but the way I see it, its a bit like comparing the BMW 330I to a BMW M340I.

They are basically the same car. They both will get you from A to B, both are comfortable and well appointed, both go fast, stop quickly and handle well. However, one "a nice car", while the other is a "driving experience".

A stock N1K is a "nice bike", an upgraded N1K is a "riding experience".
 

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I sold bikes for several years. If money mattered, the crazy I saw were those who traded every few years. Sure, some had so much money, the bikes were pocket change.

Back then, the prices were half of what they are now. Even still, you would see thousands of dollars evaporate on every trade. Often times, they gained very little. Especially true on the ninja 1000.. I know the new electronics are cool, but the frame and all the base parts are the same as they were in 2011. If you can mod an older bike to the point where you really like it, it costs money, but it's not evaporated money like a trade is. All you have to do is keep it for an extra few years. Plus, a lot of the mods are bolt on. A good, used akra exhaust has value as does a lot of the parts

The euro/Igalian bikes were sad. Unless we could steal the trade, the deal wasnt happening. Just too many risks to take if you sold a used one without a warranty. Used bikes were sold as is, but still. You didnt want to get beat in the parking lot after selling one that broke down.
 

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Oh, flywheel.....dont even bother to buy a spare. -1mm is all it takes. Theres no way you would consider going back to stock.
 

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@Murphyau I'm all of a sudden not able to find an akro header for the ninja, nor an arrow, for years 2017-2019. Murph, where did you find yours? I'm coming up with Nothing on ebay, cycle work and revzilla, among other.s
 

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@Murphyau I'm all of a sudden not able to find an akro header for the ninja, nor an arrow, for years 2017-2019. Murph, where did you find yours? I'm coming up with Nothing on ebay, cycle work and revzilla, among other.s
Is your internet working ?? I just went to www.ebay.com and typed in Akrapovic header 1000SX 2019 and got 7 hits. There are also the single sided 2020 headers also available.

This is the company (Genial Motor SRL - based in Italy) that I bought my headers from. Easy to deal with, quick shipping using Fed-Ex, genuine parts (Akra hologram on the box) and I have no hesitation in recommend them.

Be aware that the picture shows the O2 sensor plug on the right hand side. This is the original configuration, but the current version of the headers has it on the left hand side. I double checked this on the Akrapovic website and it is correct.

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eBay Link to Akra Headers
 

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I saw that one on ebay. I don't trust it. Every other head claims 2011-2016, as the exhaust changed in 2017.
I'll go check out Genital Motor and see what they have :D
Thanks for the info
 

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I saw that one on ebay. I don't trust it. Every other head claims 2011-2016, as the exhaust changed in 2017.
I'll go check out Genital Motor and see what they have :D
Thanks for the info
Yea of little faith.
If you go to the Akrapovic website, you will see that they (Akra) list the same part number (E-K10R4) for the years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019.

Akrapovic 1000 SX Headers
 

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HUm... I have to wonder why when I put the make model and year of my bike in the online shops they show nothing for the ninja beyond 2016?
THis is the item number I'm seeing for 2016 and prior.: P263877
 

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According to Genial, this works for both my modello and anno... I think :unsure:
E-K10R4, Collettori In Acciaio Inox Akrapovic Silenziatori Kawasaki Z
 
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