“I feel that life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.”
“I feel that life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.”

This... This has been a long time coming (74 days). I took the Ninja out for about a 20-minute ride earlier before my self-preservation instincts got the better of me. I’m taking it into a shop to double check my work, do some general maintenance that I just don’t want to deal with, and let me know it’s safe enough to ride distance.

I did find a local school and took the bus lanes pretty quick, scraped the pegs on both sides trying to find if there are any weird quirks about getting it running again, couldn’t find any but I might just have to lean it over more. It’s a bit like finding Jesus at the bottom of a bottle, you’re never sure which bottle it is until you find him.

Illustration for article titled Ninja 1000 is riding again!

Immortal Minority, ready when you are!

What’s left?

Major items:

Bleed front brakes

Burp and fill the coolant

Grease front axle bearings/spacers

Check torque on front stem

Bend radiator so it’s not touching the exhaust

Mount speedometer for reals

Buy and install mirrors

Buy and install horn

Minor Items:

Better Headlight mounts

Tank Bag

Comfort Seat

Raise to stock height/new kickstand

Sculpt cafe tail/new taillight/blinkers/fender

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