good job on the purchase jay , i like. i too got a ninja 1000. its a 2011 with 1300 miles on the clock. ive had it for a week so far but only able to ride it for 2 days due to all the rain. i still have the zzr600 plan on selling that next spring when my gf gets her own bike and im going to dabble in super moto. have fun with it i sure hope too with mine. cant wait to see your mods on this one.