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Old 02-05-2012, 10:14 PM   #1
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is there anyway to make the riding more sport bike less dirt bike? im sure you can install different bars maybe? and if so how would that effect handling, im asking because the bike gets the mpg and has the comfort i want but i dont want to sit straight up (its not even for me, my cousin is thinking about one but ill be holding it for a month or two until he can ride it...so ill be able to ride it )


also would the brakes need to be upgraded? not sure how well the stopping power is on these

any other changes needed to increase safety?
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Old 02-05-2012, 10:51 PM   #2
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The bars should be fine for a newer rider like your cousin. Swapping in braided steel lines would fix up the brakes.
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Old 02-05-2012, 10:55 PM   #3
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I have a 2011 650r I bought it because of the way it is set up , but if your cousin wants it to ride like a sport bike there are sport clip on bars, and lower seats, the brakes that come stock are great , no upgrades need as far as safety that I have noticed .. it is a very comfortable bike and has great get up !! many people under estimate it Ninja 650shop.com has parts
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The bars should be fine for a newer rider like your cousin. Swapping in braided steel lines would fix up the brakes.
he isnt new, hes been riding for awhile but wants something more comfortable with cheap insurance

is that something someone with decent mechanic skills can do? or should i go to the shop for that
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Old 02-05-2012, 10:59 PM   #5
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650shop.com. Go there and get different bars
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:09 PM   #6
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I have a 2011 650r I bought it because of the way it is set up , but if your cousin wants it to ride like a sport bike there are sport clip on bars, and lower seats, the brakes that come stock are great , no upgrades need as far as safety that I have noticed .. it is a very comfortable bike and has great get up !! many people under estimate it Ninja 650shop.com has parts
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thank you thank you
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he isnt new, hes been riding for awhile but wants something more comfortable with cheap insurance

is that something someone with decent mechanic skills can do? or should i go to the shop for that
I'd go to the shop for that, but I don't do anything past routine drive maintenance.
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Along with the ss brake lines I would upgrade the pads
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Along with the ss brake lines I would upgrade the pads
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I go with EBC Organic for the front, EBC HH in the rear.

Bleed the brake fluid, flush the lines, and fill to the top with brand new brake fluid.


The brake fluid should be clear, not yellow
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:30 AM   #10
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I have LSL superbike low bars from ninja650shop, and i love them. They are not narrow/low clipons, but just low enough to give you the option of tucking or sitting up. Handling doesn't change, but your body position is easier (IMO), cause you are leaning forward into the wind/turn instead of feeling like you are just tipping sideways.

I also just installed steel braided lines yesterday. The initial ride seemed like an improvement... I just haven't gone farther than around the block. Stock stops just fine... but the feel is much better with braided lines. Easier to modulate, less spongey.

I was gonna copy and paste my posts from another forum, but I'll just link since it's several posts and pics...
stock vs LSL bars...
http://www.kawiforums.com/ninja-650r...-bar-ends.html

You can also get adjustable rearsets... but I haven't/don't care to get them. For me, it would be for looks... cause stockers are ugly. I wish mine were at least black instead of silver :/

EDIT: You need race bodywork or LOTS of lowering to fit clipons. Sv650 style clipons work with mild lowering. "sport bars" (made by ninja650shop) give the angle of clipons, but mount above the triple tree.
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:46 AM   #11
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I go with EBC Organic for the front, EBC HH in the rear.
Shouldn't it be HH in the front and organic in the back? You don't want the back to be locking up before the front.
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Meh... Pay 40 for bike master bars that you can get for twenty bucks elsewhere. I would check ebay for parts too.

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