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Old 01-28-2013, 09:14 AM   #781
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Yep...that's a nice bike indeed!
I have a CBF 1000 that is an excellent al lrounder like the Bandit.
But I just read a review(can't remember where) that the new Ninja 1000 is the PERFECT all rounder...if such a thing exists.
I had better not look at one or I will be in shit...
Enjoy!
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:41 PM   #782
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Yep...that's a nice bike indeed!
I have a CBF 1000 that is an excellent al lrounder like the Bandit.
But I just read a review(can't remember where) that the new Ninja 1000 is the PERFECT all rounder...if such a thing exists.
I had better not look at one or I will be in shit...
Enjoy!
I don't think perfect exists, but the Ninja 1000 is dang close. For me, it could be a little more roomy, but it's certainly not uncomfortable. For a 6 footer or below it'd be like sitting on a La-Z-Boy (except for the thin seat).

The engine is the jewel in the crown here. It's really an amazing motor. Not in terms of sheer outright power, but as an all around package. You can putter around at a walking pace or you can run it hard...it happily complies with no lurching, surging, rough running, or other weirdness.
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:24 PM   #783
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The engine is the jewel in the crown here. It's really an amazing motor. Not in terms of sheer outright power, but as an all around package. You can putter around at a walking pace or you can run it hard...it happily complies with no lurching, surging, rough running, or other weirdness.
you're preaching to the choir

I don't have mine any longer, but that's not a reflection on how good a bike it was as much as I tend to put on miles and shuffle the collection around.

It does many things really well.

Sporty afternoons....




1600 mile weekend to southern New Mexico and back...








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Old 01-31-2013, 11:52 AM   #784
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Beautiful!

Sweet pics!
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:04 PM   #785
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For non owners who want to be one, there's on for sale in the flea market...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=859186
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:02 PM   #786
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and another for sale

here
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=861691

seat, ray-gun mufflers, other niggles resolved.

I'm allotted 2 bikes, 1 on the way, N1K needs to go
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:14 AM   #787
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waiting for a used 2012 w/ABS for sale!

50 state/CA smog or >7500 miles!!
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:42 PM   #788
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waiting for a used 2012 w/ABS for sale!

50 state/CA smog or >7500 miles!!
Mine is listed for sale http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=850560

I also just put some other goodies up for sale....

OEM gel seat http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=865293

GiPro digital gear indicator http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...3#post20789753
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:35 PM   #789
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Got a few mods bolted on this week. Very pleased with them.

Seat
Fantastic! Big, wide, supportive, and the extra height combined with the peg lowering kit is awesome. Fit and finish are excellent! I had Loren add an extra 1" to the seat and remove the forward slope.









Peg Lowering Kit

Another quality part. The Motowerk peg lowering kit was easy to fit, and dropped the pegs straight down. The brake lever didn't need adjustment (it's better now) but I had to lower the shifter down a bit.



12V and Powerlet Outlets

Installed a standard 12v outlet and wired it into the switched accessory connection. I wired the Powerlet outlet under the tail so I can plug in my heated vest and battery tender. It's direct to the battery.



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Old 02-24-2013, 08:14 AM   #790
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Peg Lowering Kit

Another quality part. The Motowerk peg lowering kit was easy to fit, and dropped the pegs straight down. The brake lever didn't need adjustment (it's better now) but I had to lower the shifter down a bit.


Aren't you worried about the pegs grinding?
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:45 PM   #791
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I could remove the "feelers" and get back to near stock clearance, but I am not a peg dragger. I'm a big believer in proper body position when riding aggressively and will seldom ever find myself going fast enough on the street to drag anything.

If I do a track day, I'll put the pegs back in the stock position. It only takes about 10 minutes to remove or replace them.
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:47 PM   #792
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I'm surprised you could get enough adjustment from the brake actuator rod to make the lever comfortable with the peg lowering blocks. I have my lever about as low as it will go with the stock pegs.
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:12 AM   #793
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The brake lever was actually too low with the pegs in the stock position. I had to slide my foot up quite a bit to reach it. Now it's better. Maybe a little too high, and I could adjust it down a bit, but haven't fooled with it. It's not too bad.

Having a 36" inseam and bad knees, it's hard for me to find bikes that fit. With the taller seat and lower pegs, the bike is really comfortable. I'm able to move around on it a lot better now too, which makes ground clearance less of an issue. At 250lbs with long arms, I can hang off quite a bit. Heck, I've dragged a knee on my 125cc scooter without dragging hard parts. LOL!!
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:37 AM   #794
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I guess that shows how people fit differently on the same bike. I'm 5'10" and 180lb but I have little flexibility thanks to multiple back and neck fusions. I can't hang off the bike much at all and the rear brake pedal is high enough I have to lift my foot to get it on the pedal initially.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:50 AM   #795
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Yes, it's amazing how some people can be comfortable touring on a sportbike while I have to stop every 150 miles on a Goldwing.

My knees typically start feeling like someone is driving nails through them. Even in a car I have issues, only on a motorcycle I can stand up every now and then which helps.

Since adding the mods to my N1k, I'm really very pleased with it. It's surprisingly very comfortable. Loren at Baldwin outdid himself on my seat. It's better than the one he made for my Versys.
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