The paint is incredible on this thing. Got some graphics on the way, hopefully the colors work with my suit, helmet, etc.
Thanks! I've taken it up the street a couple miles and without giving it any sort of serious throttle I can immediately tell there's a vast difference in how this bike wants to be riden. Even the way it want to be turned ins very different and I honestly really like what it's starting to tell me.I'm also coming from the last gen cross plane r1 to a '16 zx10r. Did quite a few track days and a little racing on my 2012 r1 and although I loved it the thing always felt like a bit of a pig. Thought for sure I would get '15+ R1 but the prices/features made me jump the ninja. I haven't spent much time on the 10r yet but can already tell it's so much better than the 2012 R1.
I was an idiot though and bought the 10r brand new and have to do all the upgrades myself. I just feel weird riding used bikes but damn it hurts the wallet. Bike is at Farrell's right now getting the rake angle brought in and swing arm pivot changed.
Good luck to you this season!
Yes and as soon as I get the special tool, I'll flip it for a +4mm increase in rear ride height (which should also reduce trail by about 1mm).Did your bike come with the reversible swing-arm pivot inserts?
Jason at Farrell Performance said the '16's can be flipped upside down as they are. The '17+ need an insert. Seems weird Kawasaki would do that but he lives Kawasaki's and did it on his own bike so I believe it.Did your bike come with the reversible swing-arm pivot inserts?
Re: expense, I hear you but the deals on new ones right now are tough to resist. I couldn't-:grin2:
Since the actual removal of the entire ABS system will throw some codes, I'll be doing a re-plumbing of the brake lines from the master cylinder to the calibers. I'll need the non-ABS lines when I do the kit ECU swap so it's not a big deal to invest in a full set of aftermarket lines at this point.How do you plan on deleting the ABS? Do you mean removing the entire ABS system and replacing them with SS lines running from master to calipers?
Yeah I'd do the flip since it's free why not. I meant more so on the rake angle change as from what I've gathered that's a key change.Thanks! I'm still pinching myself, can believe I would ever own something like this.
I'm really interested to hear what you have to say about the geometry changes. I'll be doing the swingarm insert flip no matter what but listening to another experienced voice is always good.