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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by rhinoWERX, Oct 31, 2010.
I see you and raise you:
I like that Flash to Pass switch Hmm......maybe a winter farkle......
Got a few photos on a recent day ride that turned out good:
Ninja Shadow Perspective - Front
Ninja Shadow Perspective
Ninja Shadow Perspective - Closeup
Forestry Motorcycle Contemplation
Bunch more on one of my Flickr sets, if anyone is interested in looking.
I'm really digging the Angel ST tires and the 190/55 profile vice the 190/50s. I've gotten the Angel's from edge to edge without any fanfare, though I don't track or push the N1K that hard on the street. About the only thing I have left to really do is fab up some mounting points for the Givi sidecase racks to attach to the Muzzi fender eliminator.
Awesome day to celebrate my birthday and go for a nice cool fall season ride!! Happy Halloween everyone!
Happy Birthday dude! You had a lot better riding weather than we did!
Happy Birthday Haknslash! Nice looking road in background. Where is that ?
I am digging those shots, especially the last two! Have any wallpaper (1080p) versions you care to share?
Thanks guys for the birthday wishes. The road is called Firetower Road in central Alabama. It's a nice curvy narrow countryside road with hairpins . I can send you the full high resolution pics if you shoot me your email.
Here's a full 360 degree panoramic http://photosynth.net/view/db915368-e985-4c31-a604-68f5cd3a19d2
On my other bikes I've carried a mini air compressor for road side flat repair but they were all too large to fit anywhere on the N1K. I just happened to be in Lowes today farting around and ran across this little unit the works out perfect. I think it was about $14.
Slime Tire Top Off Air Compressor - Slime Part #40020
Since I carry a toolkit under the rear seat I had to look somewhere else to store it and found that it fits dang near perfect under the front seat in the empty space behind the battery.
I cut the power cord to the compressor to length so it reaches from the Powerlet socket I installed on the passenger rearset to the front wheel with about 6" extra slack. I removed the cigar plug and connected a Powerlet plug in it's place.
Next I needed to figure out a way to hold the compressor down so it wouldn't be flopping around under the seat. I used a Dremel tool and 1/8" drill bit to make a small hole in the lip of the battery tray and ran a Zip-tie through the hole.
I used a velcro strap as the hold down. I fastened the plastic "buckle" of the velcro strap to the battery tray with the zip-tie in the above pic.
Then I used 2 zip-ties in the hole between the seat bolt holes to make a loop to run the loose end of the velcro strap through.
I put a shop rag under the compressor and one on top of it to keep it cushioned and so the strap would hold it a little tighter in place. Plus, I figure if I am dealing with flat repair beside the road, I'll need a rag to wipe my hands / things off anyway so it worked out nice.
I bundled the power cable up and stuck the Powerlet plug down beside the battery.
I have a 6mm hex wrench in the toolkit to remove the seat if needed to get to the compressor. The toolkit also contains a tire plug kit.
Can you plz tell me what exhaust this is sorry for the thread jack
I like the looks of that little thing too.
so i want to ask, how fast is this bike really? like, freakin' fast! or, yeah it's got pretty good power.
It depends on your definition of fast. If your definition is a B-King, then no it isn't. But barring most anything other than a liter-bike super-sport, or a Busa-like hypersport, yeah its fast.
It is the fastest bike I have owned, would leave my 2008 Honda CBR600RR for dead, and that is a powerful 600. My Griso 8V is a powerful bike, but the by the time it is up to speed, the N1K is in the next zip code.
I also know it will leave a Speed Triple as well.
But the best thing is how it has plenty of power from idle and doesn't let up til the redline.
The bike i had before was a 07 zx14, it's doesn't have the top end of a zx14 but it's pretty fast for a light sport tour bike. Unless you race this bike is fast and best of all comfortable. http://www.mcnews.com/mcn/model_eval/2011JanNinja1000.pdf
Multiply x3 the feeling your ZZR600 gives you and that should give you a rough idea.
As said fast is a relative term. If you race liter bikes then the N1K will seem down on power in the upper rpm's. If you've never ridden any kind of a modern liter sport bike then the N1K will feel like the fastest thing ever produced.
The newer N1K and Z1000 mills produce very linear power. If you've ridden a sporting vtwin and you've ridden a sporting triple then combine those two like they just had sex and that is what the power feels like as its rolled on. It has torque (like a twin) to pull you from any gear and speed with enough horsepower on tap (like a triple) to get you into trouble real quick.
It does not have to 'rev to the moon' to make its power like many dedicated sport bikes do. It is a bike that is about as perfect of a motor as it gets for street fun. For the street you don't want your power all up top. You want it wide and usable. The N1K delivers.
You can check my break-in video on YT for footage of roll-on power to help give you an idea how quickly you can make the scenery blast by. I consider the throttle on this bike like the rheostat to a nuclear reactor under my ass.
On the Kawasaki riders forum a guy over there took a stock Ninja 1000 to track day and had some great videos.
He was hauling some major ass, passing super-sports, and pulling wheelies up some looong hills.
It made my butthole pucker watching it, but the bike is capable as hell and he can ride like a motherfukker. :eek1
She'll do 150 mph with the Givi hard cases. Over 100 she doesn't build speed as quickly as a true race rep liter bike pushing that air around. It's a very linear, kind of electric build up of power. Very predictable. Will never accelerate like a race rep, but to the average hooligan, the acceleration is pretty satisfying.
^^ Very nice set up!