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I just found a new, old-stock 2014 N1K for around 9K. This will be my 43rd bike and not my first Kawasaki either. It's quite an impressive machine so all I need to do now is decide on what needs to be changed or added. So far, I've only ordered the Kawasaki hard bags but I'm looking at the windscreen next. I'll look forward to learning much from you vets on this board. --Ken B.
 

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NC is a large area. Are you located somewhere between the Outer Banks and Asheville?
Thanks, guys! Yes, I'm near Winston-Salem. My best riding buddies are up around the Franklin to Deal's Gap area which is why I chose this bike. I was getting tired of dragging all the hard parts on my Honda F6B.
 

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I'll be in your neck of the woods next week! Riding the BRP for a few days.

And your hometown happens to be my last name. Weird right? Hahaha
 

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Hornblower, did you buy your bike from Sport Cycle in Rockingham!? I was looking at a 14 that just sold and to go with a 15. Haven't picked it up yet.
 

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I can't wait to start hitting Deals Gap.

I'll be going to Rockingham this Friday to pick mine up. :)

15 model batwing.
 

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I just found a new, old-stock 2014 N1K for around 9K. This will be my 43rd bike and not my first Kawasaki either. It's quite an impressive machine so all I need to do now is decide on what needs to be changed or added. So far, I've only ordered the Kawasaki hard bags but I'm looking at the windscreen next. I'll look forward to learning much from you vets on this board. --Ken B.
43rd!!!!? [email protected]! :D

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Hornblower, did you buy your bike from Sport Cycle in Rockingham!? I was looking at a 14 that just sold and to go with a 15. Haven't picked it up yet.
Yep! I bought that '14. They also had a '13 for even less but the word was that significant improvements were made in 2014 so I went with that. I really like the folks there at Sport Cycles!
 

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How much were the KQR bags?
When I bought the bike at Sport Cycles I qualified for a 15% discount on accessories. The final price for the bags and all associated parts was a little over $1100. They're quite pricey but the look and fit makes them worth it to me. Also, the way these mount is great too. Basically, you just replace the stock grab rails with special rails with slots. So, instead of seeing some ugly metal brackets when you remove the bags, you just see what looks pretty much like the stock grab rails. This is an excellent mounting design and I like that the bags don't stick out ridiculously far either like some Givi's I had on another bike.
 

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So I was talking to the Sport Cycle folks about buying the 2014 they had. I called them last week to buy it & they just sold it...to Hornblower. I had to pay $500 more for a 2015. I snoozed and loosed. I'm picking it up on the 12th. Trading in a Kaw Versys 650. Great bike but ready for something more touring worthy.
Hornblower, congrats!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Actually, Dave, just $500 more for a 2015 still sounds like a good deal to me. I'm not aware of any significant changes but resale should be higher on a newer model year. What mods are you planning to make?
 
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