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Old 03-14-2012, 05:55 AM   #436
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Well it looks like Hello Flo...I'm baaack!
Even with additional discounts from Dairyland, Progressive kicked their ass.
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:54 AM   #437
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Sell me benefits of trading my 06 KTM 950 sm in on Ninja 1000.

Really enjoy the KTM but curious how much more fun the Ninja 1000 is...

Thoughts anyone?
Uhhh... Tough sell. The 950sm is arguable the MOST FUN bike ever. All I have to say is:

Maintenance, valves, dependability, reliability.

Otherwise, you win.

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Old 03-14-2012, 11:06 AM   #438
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I checked out the Bikemaster spools, and mine are definitely wider. I haven't had a conflict with the exhaust yet, but I'll rest easier now that I ordered a set of the narrower Bikemaster spools.
Every time I consider an Akrapovic or Leo Vince, the price smacks me down. I don't get it....they are super short slipons with much less material than a conventional slipon exhaust, yet they still are over a grand.


re: the 950SM vs. the N1K

The LC8 has a rep for eating fuel pumps, and being tough to work on - though my reference is the Adventure with it's bodywork for being tough to get to things.
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Old 03-14-2012, 01:48 PM   #439
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I want an Akropovic full system in the worst way but the $$ for it just isn't available right now. Too many other hobbies. I noticed the pricing too. The slip-ons are roughly $1000 yet a full system isn't even $500 more.
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:20 AM   #440
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are 2012 ninja 1000 w/ ABS rare beasts?

can't seem to find one but then I haven't put too much effort into the search....yet.
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:36 PM   #441
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are 2012 ninja 1000 w/ ABS rare beasts?

can't seem to find one but then I haven't put too much effort into the search....yet.
I just did a Cycletrader search, turned up 104 hits at dealers nationwide.
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:09 AM   #442
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my local dealership are full of dumb asses.
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:12 AM   #443
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my local dealership are full of dumb asses.
Had to tell mine about 4 times exactly what bike it was that I wanted. No, not a ZX10R...
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:38 AM   #444
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Had to tell mine about 4 times exactly what bike it was that I wanted. No, not a ZX10R...
I had a the same happen to me with my 650.

"You want a what?"


The first dealer I went to adamantly stated "Kawasaki doesn't make a 650..." I just walked out.
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Old 03-18-2012, 05:23 PM   #445
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Full muzzy system is about $700... and sexier than the Akropovic IMO...

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Old 03-18-2012, 06:28 PM   #446
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Will any of the slip on's work with the Kawi / Givi bags?
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Old 03-18-2012, 07:06 PM   #447
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Will any of the slip on's work with the Kawi / Givi bags?
Leo Vince has a couple of different offerings, I think Akra does too. An upswept one with similar angle to the oem exhaust and a lower slung one if you're using the Givi V35's.

...and no way is the Muzzy sexier than the Akra or LV.
It looks like every other canister out there... the upswept Leo or Akra are very nice looking.
Even the Two Bros is a good looking pipe


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http://www.leovince.com/en/catalog-k...i_e_2011/14287
http://www.leovince.com/en/catalog-k...i_e_2011/14286
http://www.leovince.com/en/catalog-k...i_e_2011/14284
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Old 03-18-2012, 07:07 PM   #448
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Well it looks like Hello Flo...I'm baaack!
Even with additional discounts from Dairyland, Progressive kicked their ass.
Gary
Thats why I left Dairyland. With these prices for sportbikes, my insurance lady said she saved me enough to buy another bike.
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:21 AM   #449
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the only muzzy system I like are the megaphone style cans for ZRX.
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:13 AM   #450
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Personally, I'm old school. Nothing more I love than a sweet looking pipe across the rear of the bike complimenting the rear lines of the tail section. Unless the bike has a single sided swing arm, than I prefer an under tail or belly exhaust. For this reason I am more partial towards the Muzzy than the Akra.

Lower MotoGP style exhausts are ugly, in my opinion. Looks too much like every other bike recently with these belly pan exhausts. I like the look of an exhaust pipe so I don't want to hide it.

Good thing there is an exhaust offering for everyone's taste!

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