New Ninja 1000?

william doyle wfd at
Fri Dec 6 13:50:43 PST 2013

I agree with your comments especially the seat. I also changed the seat as the oem is terrible.

> Date: Fri, 6 Dec 2013 13:26:56 -0500
> From: dominatr37 at
> Subject: Re: New Ninja 1000?
> To: wfd at
> <<Maybe we need to rename this list. :>  >>
> There are major differences between the two motorcycles. The GPZ is still 
> smoother than the FJR at almost any speed. But the FJR is more powerful by a 
> lot. It feels like I'm riding a Saturn V rocket when I gun it. With my bad 
> back and hips and knees the FJR can be painful for me to ride because of the 
> width of the tank. In fact to mount it I have to stand on the left side peg 
> to get my leg over. I put on  a peg lowering kit on the FJR as well as bar 
> risers. When I'm rolling it is super comfortable. I have the V Stream 
> windshield on mine so when it's cold its all the way up and blocking 
> everything . I'm looking through it. When its down I get wind over it, 
> though it could be an inch shorter and it would be perfect. A Sargents seat 
> helped out a lot with they comfort as the stock seat is pretty awful. I did 
> a 670 mile trip to Columbus, Ohio this past summer, and coming back I did 
> two full tankfuls non stop.  (Meaning one tankful, gassed up got lunch, got 
> back on did another full tankful and gassed again. The MPG on the FJR is not 
> spectacular unless you are watching the instant mileage gauge and riding by 
> that. Usually I get 37-39 under normal riding conditions. On the highway 
> I've gotten as high as 44. I use mine almost exclusively for traveling. It's 
> just too much bike for average riding short distance stuff for me, 
> especially with my back, hip and knee arthritis going on. The seat is very 
> tall for me my 32" inseam screws me up on a bike with a 32" seat height. I 
> always have to be very careful where I land the thing. The GPZ is a 
> lightweight toy comparatively. Of course I'm still riding my YZF600 more 
> than either of them yet so make of it what you will.
> Ralph L. Angelo, Jr.
> Author of cool stuff.
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