#1 BMW Traitor
It's fun to flip bikes around and get new (to you) rides. What's your impression of the 1000. I'll bet you're really digging the Gen4, really great bike!I won't know fitment on the bodywork until I get my engine back from the builder and put the bike back together. Hopefully I will have it back in two weeks. The fairings on the Z1000 are simple, with little connection to other fairing pieces, so I don't expect an issue.
I decided to tone the engine build down a bit as I am back to my usual, trading bikes around. The biggest change was to keep the stock Z1000 pistons/liners and go less aggressive on the port work. I will still have the ZX9R crank, cams, springs,etc., and raise the compression. I will probably lose around 5-7hp, so not a huge impact.
I was able to trade my Connie for a low mile 2014 Ninja 1000 with bags. I just got it yesterday. I did this with the hope to get the number of bikes smaller, so I also have my 2012 Z1000 up for sale. I plan to now flip this 03 Z1000 after playing with it for a bit. To me the Ninja 1000 is right in the middle between the Connie and the Z1000 (as if there is a middle between them). Light, quick steering, good power, big bags. I have a short inseam and got tired of maneuvering the Connie on my toes. The Ninja fits me much better plus has KTRC and ABS. With this, I will have only two daily riders, the 2014 Ninja 1000 and my new 2015 ZX10R.
I also have to make room for a couple new bikes showing up in a month. One track bike and one toy. I'm just always moving around on bikes. :smilieRR: