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Hi Folks,

I guess I am the newest member as I just joined, but I would venture to guess I am one of the oldest. No, I'm not going to tell my age...just say I'm pretty old.

I purchased a new 1000SX on Saturday and other than the break-in RPM restrictions, it's a really nice bike. I am looking forward to some real riding after the 600 mile service.

This is my first "sport" bike. I have had older (early '70's) English Triumph and Norton bikes and "cruiser" Suzuki, Harley,...

I currently have a Honda F6B so I am getting into a new motorcycle adventure with the Ninja.

I am looking forward to learning more about this Ninja from you folks and hopefully meet up in the future for a ride.

Be safe out there,

WEG
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Welcome Mate,

We need fresh porn so download a few pictures.

And those break in requirements are critical, the person who owned my 2016 bike for the two years before me only did 900 miles very gingerly.

I did add a IXIL SX1 Exhaust day two but it may not be a factor.

Bottom line; every Z1000 that is advertised for sale in a 300 mile range I test ride & they are all 25-30% slower & more gutless feeling than mine.

All broken in by kids under 40, I am 58.
 

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Hi "The Doctor",
Thanks for the welcome. As for porn pics from me, you don't want to see them... : )
Just completed the first 250 miles at less than 4K RPM tonight with a 90 mile run! Whew, like having an new girl friend...take your time, things will work out.

Now I will be working on the next 150 miles at less than 6K RPM... at least I can get up to the highway speed limit.

Then the last 200 miles to 600 mile first service at a "ride moderately" pace should be somewhat enjoyable. No hooligan stuff, just "ride moderately"... whatever that means (I think I do know...)

This bike is being broken in by an old biker who should know what's best if his (me) 50 plus years of motorcycling taught him (me) anything...

This is a great bike!!!

WEG
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Hey, that's pretty closet to my bike! Except the muffler fell off! : )

I'll post a pic when I get a good background shot on a nice sunny day...
 

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The muffler fell off?

The IXIL SX1 to me is the fastest, most inexpensive & stunning upgrade you can make to a Z1000.

Not to mention the Sound, without the Racing DB Killer baffle.

If you go this route, let me know as the company has started tack welding the baffle because of Euro regulations & its a @#$% to get out - before you had the option of putting it in or leaving it out.

A couple of before & afters.


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Are you in San Diego? Great area for bikes for sure. What track do you frequent (if you do...)
 

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I am in LA.

At 58 the only track I use is the shower curtain.

I used to dabble in Motocross & Enduro when much younger but I have too much respect for hard surfaces at track speeds, plus I am not that confident a rider too lean it over & scrape the pegs.

Apart from a Bucket List tick off at 192*mph in March, at 3am, on the 101 with pace cars & spotters, 125 is fast enough for me.

*more likely 188mph
*with temporary super high gearing

But you know what, I will meet you halfway tomorrow in Newport Beach if you are up for it?
 

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Hi Doc,

Didn't mean to mislead you, I saw the San Diego on the bike plate mount. My son is in SD.. He owns a bicycle shop in Del Mar... high end stuff. I'm on the Treasure Coast in Florida, a city called Port St Lucie.

At 58 you're still a kid... : )
I share your desire to keep the risks low. I'm a bit of a conservative as well when it comes to speed, leaning and track.

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That was the plate of the original owner the day it arrived from Florida by a transporter.

The little Japanese guy wasn't allowed to test ride the Z1000 when he went to the dealership but he was so in love with the bike he bought it anyway - after 50 miles he wanted to give it back but they had already sold his traded in Suzuki Brugman Scooter.

He bought it late 2017 (old dealer stock), & took 2 plus years to put 916 miles on it.

Forget that plate, look what I got in the mail from the DMV ...

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Since I had my last Car in Biker collision in March, on a 60 second trip to a corner store, sideswiped at 30mph by an idiot going in the same direction at 80-100mph, I now fully kit up whenever I am going to ride the bike for more than 30 seconds.

It takes 10 minutes to do it right & another 10 if I am using the Gopro.

Its not fun like 30 years ago but the World has changed & my body no longer heads as fast.

Plus I ride a Z1000.

So it's no longer a phenomena when I put my gear for a quick ride around town looking for unsuspecting ego victims driving souped up vehicles, that when I return I have a full beard, my dog doesn't recognize me & there are days of mail piled up.

It's like Starters in the Biggest Loser stopping into to have just one donut before the show begins - riding the Z1000 is a Drug & I don't know why there isn't a Rehab Facility for ex riders.

I find compelling reasons to visit the 7/11 in Malibu, 25 miles away despite the fact the 7/11 on my corner is better stocked, when all I want is Chewing Gum ...
 

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I am tempted to ride over to Florida & meet you but for the days of Interstate Bullshit & the fact the good old boys with the flashing lights love issuing out of towners, tickets.
 

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Hi Doc,

I know the feeling well.. Interstates down here are as bad as in SoCal... Not with traffic jams, but will knuckleheads...
Ride safe and enjoy the Summer as best you can with this COVID-19 going on.. Only real excitement is riding. Fast down here (my neighborhood) isn't the problem, finding the twisties is..

WEG
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To think my Bike was purchased in Dan Diego but ended up in Boca Raton when the original owner went back to his previous life & condo.

I was so gung ho about the bike with only 900 miles & it meticulous but diminutive 5.3 rider I purchased it over the phone & was set to go there January 25th only to discover that its only 24 hours to ride back here from there.

But it was bloody Hurricane & Tornado Season with Rain, Snow & Ice for 2,701 miles.

But ...

Ended up having it delivered back to California by the guy who had transported back to Florida.
 
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