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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-18-2015, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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Ninja 1000 -> Versys 1000

Coming from a Ninja 1000 to a Versys 1000, I was a little surprised that Kawasaki didn't give us full adjustability on the V-1000's suspension. Noticeably absent: compression damping. Nothing a fork oil change can't fix, but really??
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Hi Tim, was considering getting a V1000 to replace my 2011 Ninja 1000 but decided to replace it with the 2016 Ninja 1000 touring model, thought it might be a bit weird having a versys 650 and 1000 as people might think I belong to a cult lol.
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Well played! I absolutely loved my Ninja 1000, but my 50-(cough, cough)-'something-back wasn't getting an hour or two between mandatory stretch-stops on touring runs.
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Well played! I absolutely loved my Ninja 1000, but my 50-(cough, cough)-'something-back wasn't getting an hour or two between mandatory stretch-stops on touring runs.
Totally agree, the v 1000 would be far better than ninja on long trips, if I go more than 200km I need to put airhawk on.
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I have been considering another bike for long distances and the fuel Readme if the ninja 1000 keeps it off my list. That rank is just to small for any long distance riding.
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FWIW - in June I rode three (roughly) 11 hour, and one 9 hour, days returning from Dawson City to Kelowna, BC on my '09 650.

Worked pretty well for me....

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