Ninja 650 Modifications






Ninja 650 Exhaust Modifications

Modifying your Kawasaki Ninja 650 to extract more power and better performance can be done in a variety of ways, or if your just looking to modify the looks of your Kawasaki Ninja 650 there are abundant resoures to go about it.

Ninja 650 modifications that are normally done usually involve installing a better flowing exhaust system to increase the velocity of the exhaust gases. A correctly tuned Kawasaki Ninja 650 exhaust system will give better performance usually in the mid to top end range of power. This gives the Kawasaki Ninja 650 better acceleration and a higher top speed. The original exhaust system is also very heavy and with a well built high quality Ninja 650 exhaust system the weight will be reduced dramatically and weigh not even a 1/4 of the factory exhaust. The weight reduction will also contrinute to better acceleration and handling characteristics of the Kawasaki Ninja 650. Aftermarket Ninja 650 performance exhaust systems are usually a bit louder than stock systems, but not unbearable unless it is a full on Kawasaki Ninja 650 racing exhaust system. For racing exhaust designed for teh Ninja 650 which may possibly be used on the street from time to time a 'DB Killer' is usually sold or included with the exhaust system.

A DB killer is installed in the rear of the Kawasaki Ninja 650 exhaust at the exit hole of the muffler. It usually resembles a small plug with holes in it which reduce noise levels and serve to constrict minimally. When a DB Killer is installed the performance of a Kawasaki Ninja 650 performance exhaust system usuall loses the smallest bit of velocity in order to reduce noise levels.



Ninja 650 Air Filter Modifications

A Ninja 650 air filter modiication can help improve performance. A better flowing air filter for the Kawasaki Ninja 650 allows more air into the combustion chamber allowing the bike to create more power. Not ony this but a freer flowing air filter for the Kawasaki Ninja 650 allows the piston to draw air into the cylinder with less effort and allows the bike to reach higher RPM's at a faster rate. More air in equals more air out, so for the best results an exhaust system for the Kawasaki Ninja 650 should also be used in conjuction with a high performance air filter for the best performance.



Ninja 650 ECU Modifications

A Kawasaki Ninja 650 ECU modification involves installing an aftermarket piece of electronics which allows the fuel to air ratio to be adjusted. The ignition timing maps may also be adjusted to compensate for the various rations. In some aftermarket ECU electronics for the Kawasaki Ninja 650 trimming of the fuel injectors is also possible which allows further fuel adjustments. It is recommended to use a performance ECU when installing an aftermarket exhaust for the Kawasaki Ninja 650 although it is not mandatory since ECU's can usually swing +/- 20%. But to extract the absolute best performance from an racing exhaust for the Kawasaki Ninja 650 as well as free flow air filter, an adjustable ECU for the Kawasaki Ninja 650 is the ticket for best possible performance.



Ninja 650 Handling Modifications - Tires

While the Kawasaki Ninja 650 tires or 'ok' a much better set of tires will truly bring out it's fullest potential. A better set of stickier tires with a more useable radius may be desireable. A tire with a rounder profile will allow the Kawasaki Ninja 650 to take corners at a more stable angle as well decrease rolling resistance with the correct rubber compound. Wet weather traction may also be improved over the original Kawasaki Ninja 650 tires. Braking distance will also be decrased with a better chance of the tires not losing teir grio during quick unexpected heavy braking conditions. A good set of tires are probably one of the best modifications you can make to the Kawasaki Ninja 650, it will allow you to ride to your fullest potential with confidence without having to worry about the bike sliding out from underneath you. Not only this but oince you become confident with the tires and know it's limits riding will take on a while new meaning as you tackle corners at speeds and lean angles you never would've imagined you could with the original tires on the Kawasaki Ninja 650. This one modifiction will truly help to make you a better more confident rider.



Ninja 650 Rearset Modifications

You'll probably be considering Ninja 650 rearset modifications when you start to get your lean on, you're going to start finding that yor footpegs are starting to scrape the concrete the more you lean over. While rearsets will allow you to take corners without scraping and also give the Kawasaki Ninja 650 a more agressive riding position, they can be uncomfortable for use in normal day to day riding and feel rather cramped. Although if you don't mind Ninja 650 rearset modications, these will make the riding position more aggressive and give better control of the bike when riding fast and hard.A Ninja 650 rearset modification will put the feet up higher and farther back and change the bikes center of gracity with the rider on it. Rearsets will allow you to pitch into corners at a more controlled rate and will shift the weight of the rder forward a bit which aids in front wheel traction.



Ninja 650 Windshield Modifications

When riding at high speeds doing a Ninja 650 windshield modification is a great thing to do. An aftermarket windshield can help in a few ways, it can help lift the oncoming sir up and over the rider allowing the rider to ride with less crouching to avoid wind resistance. A Kawasaki Ninja 650 windshield modification can aso provide better stability and quicker turning as the bike cuts throught the air. The faster you go the more wind resistance there will be and at 50 mph, it takes approximately 5hp alone to overcome the wind resistance. Modified windshields for the Kawasaki Ninja 650 usually come in three types, the double bubble which can be close to original height but cuts the air better, a sportier windshield that is slightly higher to keep a little bit more wind off the rider, and touring type windshields that are usually substantially taller than the factory height. The touring windshields availabe for the Kawasaki Ninja 650 usually allow the rider to sit almost totally upright to avoid wind resistance, but at the expense of looking a little goofy in the process.



Ninja 650 Seat Modifications

Taking a long ride can take a toll on your buttocks and a Kawasaki Ninja 650 seat modification can be the solution you are looking for. But be awae that changing the seating position can also have an affect on how the bike handles if the height of the seat is reduced or increased. If a change of the Kawasaki Ninja 650 seat height is involved it may change the center of gravity and throw the handling off from the original seat height. You will have to relearn how the Ninja 650 handles and compensate for any changes in balance that a different seat height may induce on the Kawasaki Ninja 650 and the rider.

Kawasaki Ninja 650 seats can be made out of a variety of materials ranging from real leather and vinyl to cloth materials that prevent sliding. Sliding and easy mobilty may be desired though, especially when riding on a track or twisty mountain roads where shifting weight to take turns is paramount to fast riding techniques. A vast array of different types of foam can be used to provide support and comfort in an aftermarket seat for the Kawasaki Ninja 650, there are foams that are supportive for long rides that you virtually melt into and there are more more firm typefoams that allow you to shift weight from side to side easier. There are even gel type seats that have good shock absorbtion. The width of the seat also has an affect on the seat height, a wider seat usually makes the ride height even higher because it spreads the crotch area farther apart and lifting the legs.