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This is a discussion on What did you do/buy for you/your bike today? within the General Ninja 650R forums, part of the Kawasaki Ninja 650R category; I traded mine along with my cruiser on a new 2016 Versys 650 LT ABS ... I loved the motor in my ninja but got ...

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    Up-And Comer whiting57's Avatar
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    I traded mine along with my cruiser on a new 2016 Versys 650 LT ABS ... I loved the motor in my ninja but got pissed at my insurance company for the fee's of having 2 bikes. I don't do any long 6000 mile plus trips anymore, so the Versys loaded with OEM side bags and top case along with a super comfy seat and a taller neutral riding position do it better for the shorter stuff . I don't get the bike for a couple of weeks yet (still awaiting some other accessories to arrive and be installed ) ... just as well, as we had 6" of fresh snow laid down yesterday. Oh well, summer is just around the corner.

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    I bought some stick on reflectors to replace the round red ones I lost when I installed the Yoshimura fender eliminator kit. Wow, did that change the looks of the rear end on my 2015. Too bad it didn't help my rear end...
    I still think the Ninja 650 has to be the best bang for the buck in that arena. The new 2017 Ninja 650 is even neater!

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    Finally got the er6n belly pan brackets in yesterday. Got the belly pan on the bike and couldn't be happier. Just a few more parts to finish the bike off then for the photo reveal!

    07 Ninja 650r
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    Today I installed my new Renthal bars. Not only are they slightly lower, they are much wider, and fit my body position a hell of a lot better! Oh, and they look great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zts1986 View Post
    Getting ready for the upcoming season...should be able to get the bike out of storage in a month or so.

    In the offseason I purchased:
    -Oil and filter
    -Nelson-Rigg saddlebags to match my tailpack
    -Tank bag
    -Set of new tires
    -Rain suit
    -Battery to USB components
    -Tire repair kit

    Still debating:
    -Corbin seat
    -Zero Gravity sport touring windscreen

    I have several trips planned for this summer and I'm itching to ride.
    Pulled the trigger on the seat and windscreen. Cant wait to put on big miles this year!
    2015 Kawasaki Ninja 650 ABS (2016-????)
    -4435 miles June-November 2016
    -Corbin seat
    -Zero Gravity touring windscreen

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    2015 Kawasaki Ninja 650 ABS (2016-????)
    -4435 miles June-November 2016
    -Corbin seat
    -Zero Gravity touring windscreen

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    First ride analysis (35 miles, mix of highway and city):
    -The Zero Gravity touring windscreen takes so much wind off of the chest. I do detect a little more helmet noise, but I'm going to investigate with the other two positions. The brackets are currently in the factory position. I like the way it looks. I think I need to find some black mounting screws...

    -The Corbin seat feels great. Yes, it's pretty stiff, but man do I get a good feeling from it. The seat is huge...it adds so much more coverage and pulls you off of the tank slightly. The passenger seat is an incredible improvement. I'm also quite happy with how it looks. I was nervous about that. The rear seat does seem a bit large and out of place, but my tail pack and saddlebags will be on there 75% of the time, and the other 25% a passenger.

    Going to be a good season! 10,000 miles or bust.
    2015 Kawasaki Ninja 650 ABS (2016-????)
    -4435 miles June-November 2016
    -Corbin seat
    -Zero Gravity touring windscreen

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    Bought a Givi ST603 tankbag last night.
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    2015 Kawasaki Ninja 650 ABS (2016-????)
    -4435 miles June-November 2016
    -Corbin seat
    -Zero Gravity touring windscreen

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    Replaced the battery. She was getting a little unpredictable and took longer to start yesterday.

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    I ordered a set of rear spools/sliders from Shogun

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    Finally replaced my busted rear turn signals on my '07. The right one was splinted and taped for the past month. Installed some signals from a Ninja 300 which makes the rear look much better compared to the bulky stock ones. I need to install a resistor for them now since my stock bulb was 21W and the new bulbs are 10W. I couldn't located a 21W BAU15S base bulb that would fit so resistor it is.

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    I installed a DoubleTronics unit that my wife gave me for Christmas--yep, at five months, it's about time. The Old Girl has been waiting for her present long enough, and the day was just windy enough to spend some quality time with her in the garage.

    https://www.doubletronics.com/english.html

    This gizmo allows both lights to be on all of the time. On low beams, the high beam is on about 40% power so it shows up but will not blind oncoming traffic at night. When the high beam is switched on, it comes on at 100%. It gets away from the Popeye (the cartoon sailor, not the fried chicken franchise) look, which I've always found annoying.

    It was easy enough to fit. First, I removed the windshield and inner fairing covers, with some internet help: My 2006 Ninja 650R Page: Fairing Removal. Thanks!

    Then it's a simple enough matter of attaching four wires. The only issues were self-created. I knew that the high beam was on the right, but failed to reverse that in my head when installing the unit from the front. Once I figured out what went wrong, I just reversed the process and it worked as advertised. Yep, embarrassing. But at least I was smart enough to try it out before reassembling the bike.

    The unit itself is tiny, about 2 inches by two inches by 1/2 inch, and has 4 wires. It includes quick-connect joiners for the two lines that are to be spliced into existing wires on the bike (the low beam power and ground), and there are connectors to add to the high-beam's switch-wire (which is cut and the ends are attached to each of the remaining 2 wires from the controller). There's a screw to adjust how bright the high beam is when in low beam mode. The unit's back accepts zip-ties, so it's easy to attach to something solid, and then just tidy up the wires with another zip-tie. Before restoring the bike, I did one of my OCD moves and wrapped the splices in winter grade electrical tape, just to keep any stray water from getting to the connections. The unit itself appears to be waterproof.

    Then in my other oops moment (apparently I'm now qualified to be the Energy Secretary), I lost one of the black machine screws that attach the inner fairings. I spent more time looking for the screw than it took to disassemble or reassemble the bike--it is possible that I have a spare-part-eating mouse in the garage, kind of like that critter in Fantastic Beasts. Fortunately, I had a spare of the right length, width and threading to replace it with--it pays to be a part hoarder. And the two screws that attach the middle fairing/cowl are hidden by the inner side fairings, so matching the appearance doesn't matter. And even then if I had to have a silver screw in plain sight, a little leftover glossy black paint from kids' plastic models could probably be found somewhere in the house.

    All told, if I didn't screw up (both figuratively and literally) it would have taken about 1/2 hour to install. And it appears to be easier to remove than my Scottoiler, so if I upgrade bikes, it can easily come with me.

    Then I took the Old Girl for a spin on some bumpy roads. All was still connected right upon our return, so the Little Red Ninja is good to go.
    IBA: 2015 SS1000; 2016 SS1000/BB1500 combo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozninjaguy View Post
    Bought myself and the Ninja a birthday pressy. It's a Chinese made motorcycle - 250cc. For those mechanically minded: It's a single cylinder, single spark, twin valve 4 stroke with carburetor. It's a bit of a slug, especially two-up but I like the looks and it has some nice touches - upside down front forks, oil cooler, mono rear shock, LED headlights/taillight, very good disc brakes, 6 speed gearbox and it handles surprisingly well. It's a bit of a sheep in wolf's clothing....however, with an aftermaket pipe, air filter and maybe a Mikuni carb - it would boogie a little better....Anyway - since it is mainly an around town scoot - it will do just fine. I'm also hoping in the future to use it to ride around a few of the islands here...easy to load on the ferry and cheap to run.Attachment 102210
    but why? T_T

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