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I just picked up a new Ninja 400 KRT ABS yesterday. So far all I've done is removed a sticker off the gas tank and took the reflectors off the front forks haha. What's your favourite or most worthwhile mod that you've done? Just ordered the Vagabond Motorsports fender eliminator. I like that you can use the oem plate light and signals. Hopefully it arrives quickly.
https://www.vagabondmotorsports.com/collections/kawasaki-ninja-400-2018/products/kawasaki-ninja-400-2018-fender-eliminator

I'm also thinking about getting this Shogun complete protection kit. Anyone have experience with it yet?
https://moto911.com/shop/shogun-frame-sliders/ninja-400-2018-no-cut-black-complete-slider-kit/

After that exhaust will definitely be at the top of my list, just trying to decide which one I want and whether a full system or just a slip on.

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I like my bikes light so for me the first and best mod IMO is the battery swap from OEM lead acid to an aftermarket lithium ion. 1/4 the weight.
There's no cool or wow factor to it tho as it sits under the seat out of site and does not add horsepower!
 

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I like my bikes light so for me the first and best mod IMO is the battery swap from OEM lead acid to an aftermarket lithium ion. 1/4 the weight.
There's no cool or wow factor to it tho as it sits under the seat out of site and does not add horsepower!
Hey, removing weight is just as beneficial as adding horsepower, if not more so. What battery did you go with? Definitely something I'd look at doing in the future.
 

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Best thing you could possibly do (other than convenience mods like the power adapter if its useful to you) is to sign-up for a track day.

The best investment can be made to the thing that connects the seat to the handlebars.

And no, I'm not trying to be sarcastic. Track days are an incredibly humbling experience and teach SO much. Took me WAY to many years to do my first one and I seriously wish I had the experience sooner.
 

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You are probably 100% correct, and I would love to try one some time. First I would need to find a track anywhere near me as I don't believe there is one remotely close to where I live (Saskatchewan, Canada).
 

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Double-bubble windscreen and Pro-Grip gel grips. When a more humane seat comes out from Corbin, I'll probably spring for that. Power Commander might unleash that 4hp the Canadian bikes get (I doubt it's a different cam-shaft).

It's well-known slip-on exhaust systems do not benefit bikes anymore and just add noise. Some rob hp/tq, actually. A full-exhaust system (headers) might give you 1-2% gain and a 5-8 pound drop in weight with a Power-Commander tune additionally.

If you really want to drop weight, different rims (to help with the unsprung weight) and the Atkin's Diet might help.
 

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I'm also thinking about getting this Shogun complete protection kit. Anyone have experience with it yet?
https://moto911.com/shop/shogun-frame-sliders/ninja-400-2018-no-cut-black-complete-slider-kit
The shogun sliders are good quality at a good price. I installed them earlier this week and @jonfonts also had them installed. Only minor issues i had was getting the offsets in the same position on the right and left side but the install is pretty easy once you get the fairings/plastics off.

I don’t have many modes yet. So far I installed a usb power adapter, phone mount, new levers, frame sliders, and spools. I plan to get an aftermarket slip on exhaust (waiting for Akra), taller windscreen, a better seat, and tail bag.

Favorite mod so far is the usb power adapter. I’m new to nyc and have no idea where I’m at or going outside of the city so I use the gps all the time and having my iPhone positively charge while using apps etc, helps where I’m not worried about draining my phone dead.
 

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The shogun sliders are good quality at a good price. I installed them earlier this week and @jonfonts also had them installed. Only minor issues i had was getting the offsets in the same position on the right and left side but the install is pretty easy once you get the fairings/plastics off.

I don’t have many modes yet. So far I installed a usb power adapter, phone mount, new levers, frame sliders, and spools. I plan to get an aftermarket slip on exhaust (waiting for Akra), taller windscreen, a better seat, and tail bag.

Favorite mod so far is the usb power adapter. I’m new to nyc and have no idea where I’m at or going outside of the city so I use the gps all the time and having my iPhone positively charge while using apps etc, helps where I’m not worried about draining my phone dead.
Nice! I'm also gonna get a slip on, kinda like the one from Arrow but haven't pulled the trigger yet. Also looking at the Nelson-Riggs tail bag, taller/tinted windscreen as well. Maybe a seat eventually but I'm not finding the stock one too bad. It's definitely not great though. What levers did you go with?
 

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Nice! I'm also gonna get a slip on, kinda like the one from Arrow but haven't pulled the trigger yet. Also looking at the Nelson-Riggs tail bag, taller/tinted windscreen as well. Maybe a seat eventually but I'm not finding the stock one too bad. It's definitely not great though. What levers did you go with?
I was also considering the Arrow Slip and the one posted on RevZilla here. But I will probably wait until the Akra slip ons are available in the US.

I decided to buy the Spears Racing adjustable levers and I uploaded pics in the thread here (post #8 and #10).
 

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I was also considering the Arrow Slip and the one posted on RevZilla here. But I will probably wait until the Akra slip ons are available in the US.

I decided to buy the Spears Racing adjustable levers and I uploaded pics in that thread here (post #8 and #10).
That's exactly the one I was thinking of getting! Still not sure yet though.
 

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My first mod was a pillion seat cowl and tank pads its going in tomorrow for a Akro.
Exhaust on four stroke bikes doesn't give out any power gains unless the head is reworked and carburation is altered,
not like two strokes
 

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No mods yet besides green rim tape and a tank pad. Need to pay off the $500 I spent on gear first.

I will be getting the Coffman exhaust with green tip. Looks amazing on this bike and for only $230. For now I've been riding with no exhaust since someone on the phone ran me off the road onto the shoulder.
 

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No mods yet besides green rim tape and a tank pad. Need to pay off the $500 I spent on gear first.

I will be getting the Coffman exhaust with green tip. Looks amazing on this bike and for only $230. For now I've been riding with no exhaust since someone on the phone ran me off the road onto the shoulder.
I rode my bike around with no muffler on when i was doing my de-cat job. Crazy loud, cops not pulled you over yet?
 
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