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Old 1st June 2019, 11:16   #166
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Do keep in mind that both the Full system as well as mid-pipe would also need investment in a Fuel Controller like Bazzaz or PCV.
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Here is a shot of the scratched catcon. Got one more hit today . Starting to get worried. Maybe ordering the full system sooner !!!
You are worrying too much. That's hardly a scratch and won't affect performance or usability in any way. Few people have gone in for a full exhaust upgrade. However, point to be noted in 2017+ bikes is the revised ecu, which is still not 100% programmable outside, although some people abroad claim success in that. You may get a bit of backfiring and pop-ups due to a leaner fuel mixture and less back pressure. Some have solved that by installing engine back plates. However there is no 100% successful arrangement afaik. You may go in for slip ons, most of which won't require any ecu programming and won't solve your ground clearance issues either. The trick is to just slow down a bit on nasty speed breakers and you should be good to go.

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Here is a shot of the scratched catcon. Got one more hit today . Starting to get worried. Maybe ordering the full system sooner !!!
Harden up your rear suspension, it will raise up your gc by a some mm. Try that first before you start adding stuff to your bike.
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You are worrying too much. That's hardly a scratch and won't affect performance or usability in any way. Few people have gone in for a full exhaust upgrade. However, point to be noted in 2017+ bikes is the revised ecu, which is still not 100% programmable outside, although some people abroad claim success in that. You may get a bit of backfiring and pop-ups due to a leaner fuel mixture and less back pressure. Some have solved that by installing engine back plates. However there is no 100% successful arrangement afaik. You may go in for slip ons, most of which won't require any ecu programming and won't solve your ground clearance issues either. The trick is to just slow down a bit on nasty speed breakers and you should be good to go.

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That is very true. I was at the service station today and saw a ZX10R with no engine. The service manager told me that the customer had setup an aftermarket exhaust and reprogrammed the ECU for the same reason you mentioned and as a side effect damaged the engine !.
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2nd Year Update - 12-06-2019

The Ninja is zipping just fine into it's 2nd year. Here it is on a recent ride

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Looks as good as the day I bought it in 2017

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Has done some insanely fast speeds which are unmentionable. Please ride responsibly with all the gear all the time.

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There seems to have appeared a moisture mark which is from the inside of the instrument cluster. Have raised a warranty claim with the dealership. Otherwise will open the cluster one of these days and clean the glass from the inside.

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Cheers for now...

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There seems to have appeared a moisture mark which is from the inside of the instrument cluster. Have raised a warranty claim with the dealership. Otherwise will open the cluster one of these days and clean the glass from the inside.
This seems to be a common issue as seen on International forums and FB groups.

By the way a very nice comprehensive review on the beast.
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This seems to be a common issue as seen on International forums and FB groups.
Really! AFAIK this seems to be the first one I have seen here or on international forums. Do send me the links so that I can study it further. Thanks.
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Really! AFAIK this seems to be the first one I have seen here or on international forums. Do send me the links so that I can study it further. Thanks.
I remember seeing couple of posts but not able to search them within the groups. You may join those groups and try to find it brother. If I find them I will post a SS for the same.

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Edit: Found the post and here are the SS
Thanks, that will be really helpful in strengthening my warranty claim.

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I just picked up a used 2018 Ninja 1000. Man, what a comfortable bike this is. Thanks to the OP for such a detailed review and recommendation of parts. Really useful.

The bike did come with R&G engine/clutch guards and frame sliders but was stock in all other aspects. I am adding stuff one at a time and the first thing was to go with a K&N filter. Man the bike breathes so much better now. Need to ride out and check if its running lean at any revs/gears. Not tested that yet but in the city it is a world of a difference.
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Do keep in mind that both the Full system as well as mid-pipe would also need investment in a Fuel Controller like Bazzaz or PCV.
There is no PCV or Bazzaz for 17' + model Ninja 1000 as of now. I have written to them, lets see what they come back with.
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There is no PCV or Bazzaz for 17' + model Ninja 1000 as of now. I have written to them, lets see what they come back with.
PC5 or fuel controller is useless until it has custom dyno tuned map. Preset maps from DJ website are of no use and they are copied maps from DJ test vehicles run on their dyno. No 2 machines behave the same hence a copied map from their bike might not be optimum for ours.
Having said that I have played with PC3 PC5 SFM Autotune and everything that DJ offers. 100% satisfaction will on from a proper dynotuned custom map.
A slip on wont need a fuel controller, but a full system definitely needs one or a remap of the ECM but again remap on a dyno will be better compared to a copy paste map.
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I just picked up a used 2018 Ninja 1000. Man, what a comfortable bike this is. Thanks to the OP for such a detailed review and recommendation of parts. Really useful.
Many congrats on your acquisition. N1000 is one fantastic machine that can do it all (almost!). I have a N650 and i am eyeing N1000 for next year (Mostly pre-loved). Can you DM me the price and bike details just to get a sense of what to expect in the used market?
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I just picked up a used 2018 Ninja 1000. Man, what a comfortable bike this is. Thanks to the OP for such a detailed review and recommendation of parts. Really useful.
Congrats on the bike brother. I am sure she will serve you well for years to come.

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There is no PCV or Bazzaz for 17' + model Ninja 1000 as of now. I have written to them, lets see what they come back with.
Telling you, go the Woolich way
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PC5 or fuel controller is useless until it has custom dyno tuned map. Preset maps from DJ website are of no use and they are copied maps from DJ test vehicles run on their dyno. No 2 machines behave the same hence a copied map from their bike might not be optimum for ours.
Having said that I have played with PC3 PC5 SFM Autotune and everything that DJ offers. 100% satisfaction will on from a proper dynotuned custom map.
A slip on wont need a fuel controller, but a full system definitely needs one or a remap of the ECM but again remap on a dyno will be better compared to a copy paste map.
I disagree with you. A PCV or Bazzaz with a ready map for the particular machine is good enough for most of us. When i had my Z900 - i had gotten a custom dyno map for PCV .. but i found the Dynojet's map for Z900 Akrapovic to be far better. For a custom tuned map - you need a knowledgable & experienced tuner which is kind of difficult to get hold of. While the copy paste maps for your particular combo of engine+full system have been tested and refined in the wild already.
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