My 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650 Mods List

Last updated on May 17th, 2018

Here’s my 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650 mods list. It’s a list of all modifications and upgrades I’ve done to my 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650 ABS. As of now, at least. Some are easy bolt-on parts, and others are full-blown custom installations. And keep in mind that most will also fit the 2017 Kawasaki Z650, too. If you’re interested in seeing what I chose to install, take a look at my 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650 mods list below. It wouldn’t be practical to show pictures of all of them here, so to seem them you might want to check out my DIYs.

Also, if you are looking for parts for this exact model, you might want to take a look at the 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650 parts compatibility list. Sometimes you’ll find that the same exact part advertised for a different model is cheaper, so it’s worth checking.


My 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650 Mods List

As you can imagine by the length of my 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650 mods list, my bike has spent a lot of time in pieces...
As you can imagine by the length of my 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650 mods list, my bike has spent a lot of time in pieces…

Here is a list of what I’ve installed on my bike and liked enough to keep. Where possible, I’ve linked to the exact item I installed.

Bodywork & Aesthetic Upgrades

Frame & Control Upgrades

Ergonomic Upgrades

Electronic & Electrical Upgrades

Lighting Upgrades

Upgrades pending installation

Upgrades not worth the hassle

  • Ninja 650 Dash Display Protector Film 6H TPU Sticker – I initially thought this was a great idea to protect the screen from UV or scratch damage. I was wrong. While the protector is nice, the display is not perfectly flat so it will invariably lift up on the edges. Sadly it isn’t worth it.

To see what I've installed on this bike, take a look at my Kawasaki Ninja 650 mods list here.

Accessories

The following are accessories I always keep around. They might not mount directly to the bike, but they sure come in handy when you need them.

  • NOCO Genius G1100 UltraSafe Smart Battery Charger – I use this charger to keep the bike’s battery charged, or recharge it whenever I forget to plug it in. Every vehicle owner should have a decent smart battery charger.
  • Front and Rear Sport Bike Stand – I can’t conceive not having a rear stand to use for basic maintenance tasks, like oil changes, chain lubrication or even cleaning the bike. I have had a few different units over time. Depending on how much you use it, you can go with a cheaper or more expensive one. I’d definitely take a more affordable unit over none at all.
  • Kryptonite High-Security Chain – A quality chain (attached to a secure object) is the number one thing that you can do to keep your bike from getting stolen. I’ve tried a lot of Kryptonite chains (which are the best), and this one is the best compromise between safety and convenience. Though there are “safer” chains, they are way too heavy to carry on your sport bike. Trust me, I’ve tried.
  • First Aid Kit – I really hope there’s no need to explain why carrying a First Aid Kit in your backpack or under the seat is important for a motorcyclist.
  • Nelson-Rigg Deluxe Motorcycle Cover, Large – A nice, compact, quality cover that fits the Ninja 650 quite nicely, for both indoor and outdoor use.
  • Dynaplug Ultralite Tubeless Tire Repair Tool Kit – Nothing sucks like being stranded on a bike. To boot, it’s harder to find a tow truck willing to take you to a shop. I keep this kit under the seat to plug any punctures that may happen. It’s already saved me a few times in the past. Plus it’s a permanent solution that does not have to be repaired later.
  • Bestek 300A Portable Lithium Jump Starter – Either for charging your helmet intercom at a Rest area, or jump starting your bike if the alarm drained it down, you definitely want someone in your riding group to have a lithium jump starter at hand.

Well, that’s all of it! Hopefully this Kawasaki Ninja 650 mods list has been helpful for anyone looking for some inspiration on their next upgrade. If you’re thinking about adding an upgrade to your bike or have any recommendations, feel free to contact me or leave a comment below!

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