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post #16 of 27 Old 02-28-2019, 03:58 PM
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For the price of a paper clip you can do the jumper mod. Or with some items you can do the jumper mod.
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post #17 of 27 Old 02-28-2019, 06:03 PM
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Not a bad reply in the lot; all true & accurate stuff.

I'm gonna take for granted, that within the first 30-min you had your bike home, you removed all stickers & reflectors. If you didn't, please just lie to me (us), nod the affirmative that you did.

My baker's dozen short list 'cuz my normal list is tome-like. I am going with the working premise that you already have both front & rear work stands. If you have Pit Bull work stands (is there any other?) the Pit Bull Pit Crew Tire Wedge is a life saver.

https://www.pit-bull.com/pit-crew-tire-wedge-f0102-000

1) Fame, fork, swingarm, and case sliders.
2) Fully adjustable rearsets.
3) Double bubble wind screen; if you ride a lot/very fast (or if you're taller/larger than the 'average' bear in the woods...) give thought to a corsa style windscreen.
4) Fully Adjustable clip-ons.
5) Toe guard.
6) Cox radiator guard.
7) Braided brake lines (I would also go with new rotors, too).
8) Captive wheel spacers.
9) 520 Chain rings.
10) BMC air filter.
11) O.E.M. seat cowl (yeah, for the squid in us all)
12) Shit-can the EVSM & all the crap inhabiting space under your butt.
13) I rather like my custom seat w/a bicycle gel seat 'Frenched in' under the custom covering. My butt is very happy at the end of two-week bike trips.

*I also think tank grip products are warranted; as are LighTech adjustable chain adjusters; LED head lights; DJ PC-V, Schnitz Racing CPU reflash; S/O exhaust; and shit can the PAIR gubbins.

I too, believe the best use of your financial resources are track days/schools. But who wants to ride a bone stock sportbike? Certainly not me. And if you're a total mod-whore like me, scads of carbon fibre & titanium hardware. But that's a whole other conversation.
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HID kit, underglow, hella supertone horn, powdercoat wheels, reflective rim tape, and integrated smoked out tail light for 100% squid status.
In all honesty though, tail tidy, braided lines, frame sliders, K&N filter, new spark plugs, and a power commander 5 with a proper tune will be great (might set you closer to $1300, but prices in Canada are a bit higher so I ma be wrong). I rode my bike with the M4 street slayer and the PCV base map (never with no PCV map), and after a proper tune it has made the world of a difference in every way.
Unfortunately, I tested the no cut sliders and the left shifted through the gap in the big upper fairing on the '09 after a low side (probably came loose with vibrations over time and wasn't torqued to spec), but didn't leave a scratch anywhere else on the bike. I'd spend the extra $$ in labor and get the sliders that bolt directly into the fairing, which require cutting holes in the fairings.
I'm done with all the Squid status mods... Yay. (Ok, just kidding). The OP has a 2016 bike, which is different than the 2009 in terms of fairings. I think this Gen of bikes has direct bolt on.

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For the price of a paper clip you can do the jumper mod. Or with some items you can do the jumper mod.
WHAT are you talking about? Please share more details.

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To the OP. Listen it's your bike you do what you want but make no mistake. None of what we suggest happened overnight. It took time, fiscal evaluation, cautious market research, and studying manuals and installation procedures.

Many of us have had these bikes for years. Some times they go on a dry spell of "customizing" other times it's a credit card spree.

Then there are people like @MRKAWASAKI. I highly recommend you go over and look at his MRKAWASAKI'S BUILD THREAD. If you wanna know what throwing ooozes of money and bits to your bike is like only to share it here for all of us to salivate over then use it for lube go there.

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1. Did you have to use the Servo buddy with the M4? Is it hooked to exhaust valve (servo crap) or straight headers?
2. How's the GPR damper for this bike? Have you honestly noticed its value? Kawasaki took off their steering dampers in 2013, I wonder why and if this generation bike actually needs it?!
No need for servo buddy, just unhook the servo wires from under the seat and remove. I have the M4 GP slip on.

I love the GPR, it's been great so far and I love being able to just rotate the dial as I move from busy streets to the highway. Makes me feel safer along with ABS and traction control. We have some nice country roads where I live but there are spots that need road work, I feel nothing with the GPR turned up a bit.
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No need for servo buddy, just unhook the servo wires from under the seat and remove. I have the M4 GP slip on.

I love the GPR, it's been great so far and I love being able to just rotate the dial as I move from busy streets to the highway. Makes me feel safer along with ABS and traction control. We have some nice country roads where I live but there are spots that need road work, I feel nothing with the GPR turned up a bit.
When it comes to mods, most people do the exhaust at some point (or begin with it). It's worth noting (from your post) that "IF the wires are removed from under the seat", there are no servo issues confusing the motor, MPG, Power, or any other ill effect." Having said that, would you still not need a Servo Buddy, IF you removed the "Servo box" attached at the bottom (slip-on directly hooked up to the headers)?

GPR is a whole different Topic, but nice to get your feedback. I thought when they removed Steering Damper in 2013, the idea was these bikes don't need them (per their design). How does it make a difference from Highway to country roads (like you mentioned)? Must be good on track too, I assume!!

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When it comes to mods, most people do the exhaust at some point (or begin with it). It's worth noting (from your post) that "IF the wires are removed from under the seat", there are no servo issues confusing the motor, MPG, Power, or any other ill effect." Having said that, would you still not need a Servo Buddy, IF you removed the "Servo box" attached at the bottom (slip-on directly hooked up to the headers)?

GPR is a whole different Topic, but nice to get your feedback. I thought when they removed Steering Damper in 2013, the idea was these bikes don't need them (per their design). How does it make a difference from Highway to country roads (like you mentioned)? Must be good on track too, I assume!!
When I installed the M4 you have to take off all that stuff from the old muffler including the butterfly valve or whatever it's called (sorry I don't know all the mechanical terms). Those two wires run up to the servo and you disconnect them so the servo still moves but it doesn't have anything connected to it anymore, just disconnect them and slide them out through the fairings. You can remove the servo and what not but then you definitely would need a servo buddy. The bike cares about the positioning of the servo not the butterfly valve in the old muffler.

The GPR has numbers as you go up it tightens up your steering, so at slower speeds I just turn it up a click or two, but on the highway on a spirited ride, I click it up a few more. I know plenty of riders with 600 bikes that have experienced a head shake due to hitting a pot hole or something in the road, this by design is made to lessen/eliminate those. I've owned several bikes and never had one but I'm a bit more cautious in my old age. If I turn it up to 20 I can't steer at all, so I would never go that high.. but it does stiffen quite well each click you go.

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I miss my bike 😞 but finally healed up enough i believe to finally go get my new bike 19’ Ninja ZX-6R 636! Graphite gray/ blue 🙂.
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Wrecked my bike jan 9th 2019. Was hit and run..guy that caused me to wreck never stopped. Guy behind me said it barrel rolled 2-3x and i flipped/bounced 3-4x i picked myself up 40ft from where bike stopped!! I can finally walk good again my right shoulder is still messed up but good lord let me get up n wak away from it!! Insurance adj stopped at $7300 in damages! I loved this bike and was pissed about this!! But goes to show you like we all have said on here at any given moment the unexpected happens!! Always wear your gear and always do your best to protect yourself and watch your surroundings!!
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Glad you're ok, that looks like quite a wreck. Too bad the guy behind you didn't get a license plate number.
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Glad you're ok, that looks like quite a wreck. Too bad the guy behind you didn't get a license plate number.
This is why everyone needs to make a helmet camera as part of their gear.

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Easy, I'm doing the same thing, buying them in order, from most important to last assuming you have tires and oil.

Smog Blocker plates, $40

sprockets -1/+2 - front $10 & $60.

vortex rear sets $450

SS front brake lines $80

That leaves you with $640 left for maybe under glow and a PCV.

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