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Accessories for my Ninja 1000: Handlebar grips, tankbag flange & more

Now the Ninja can easily carry the ST602B Tankbag too which can serve well during trips, to carry compact quick access stuff such as the wallet, mask, powerbanks, etc.

BHPian karthikK recently shared this with other enthusiasts.

This is just a minor ownership update on 2 aspects which were recently done on the bike. Just updating those here.

Replacement of Handlebar Grip Puppies

The first set of grip puppies (handlebar grip cushion add-ons) started wearing out after 3.5 years of usage and abuse through extreme heat, rain and everything in between. During the last month's Coorg ride, it started tearing apart so the only option was to replace it after returning home . These are must-haves for me and I cannot do without these grips nowadays - I have always had them on my other bikes as well.

Frayed ends of the first set of Grip puppies

The summer heat probably took its toll on the last remaining life of these and led to this mega tear slit through the horizontal axis

Time for replacement with another new pair

All Fresh and new, set for the next few years of touring

These cost around 1800 per pair now.

Support for usage of Givi's Tanklock-ring-based Tankbags

I recently bought an entire set of Givi luggage options on my Honda CB500X, and along with that came Givi's XS307 (15 litre) and ST602B (4 litre) tankbags which I got for long trips and short daytrips respectively.

One of the good things with Givi's Tank Locked range tankbags is that any bike with a Givi Tank flange adapter (specific adapter models for specific bikes) can easily hold the same Givi tankbags. Needless to say, the mounting and unmounting of the bag is as simple as click and lock, and click and release with a side notch easily operational even with thick gloves on.

The BF44 extended tank flange holder for the CB500X

The Givi ST602B small tankbag on the CB500X's BF44 mount

Since the same bags are interchangeable across any bikes which have compatible Tanklock rings (Flange adapters), all I had to do was find the corresponding flange model for the Ninja 1000 MY2019. That happened to be the BF04 variant. This adapter costed 1500Rs.

Addition of Givi's BF04 Tankbag Flange adapter on the Ninja's fuel tank cap nuts

Now the Ninja can easily carry the ST602B Tankbag too which can serve well during trips, to carry compact quick access stuff such as the wallet, mask, powerbanks, etc.

Even our larger XS307 tankbag can fit easily but it obviously looks awkward here on the Ninja, and I wouldn't prefer it on this bike

The view from the rider when the tankbag is mounted. Luckily it doesn't hinder the vision of the instrument console or the fork-stem-mounted navigation phone.

Thanks to Bikenbiker for procuring these components for me. It was also a pleasant surprise to meet up with resident travel guru shyamg28 when I was at the store getting this flange part fitted. He had come to accessorise his spanking new Suzuki Vstrom 650.

That's all for now. More trip updates in the days to come.

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