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post #1 of 33 Old 10-04-2006, 10:13 AM Thread Starter
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Honda 919 With GIVI Windscreens

Guys, I have been hovering here for about 1 month. I purchased my 919 on 9/10 of last month. I have been riding Hondas since back when I had my 1983 1100F. Opps, I gave you a clue to my bodies age. The mind is a wonderful thing. I don't feel my age. I feel I have purchased the same bike all over again. It was awsume back in 83 and still is. The horsepower is a little less but fells just as strong as the 1100F. 108 HP back in 83 was a lot for the time. This bike fells stronger probably because it is lighter. I am very pleased and have read some good articles here about mods here. I have just finished getting my GIVI windscreen and rear hugger painted to match. I should get my chrome radiator cover and rear fender eliminator tomorrow. I just wanted to show you how the windscreen looks painted on the bike. I also have a set of Honda 599 mirrors on it. Click on the link below to my web page. I have shrunk the pictures down to 1024x768. I know this is still large but it's my webpage so be paitent if you have a slow band width provider?

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post #2 of 33 Old 10-04-2006, 10:15 AM
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Welcome aboard Thump, bike looks great! Did you polish your heat shields?

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Looks nice! Very clean looking! Did you have the exhuast covers chromed? They look good.

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Looks good! Welcome.

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post #6 of 33 Old 10-04-2006, 10:50 AM
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Very nice, Candy Red is the best color by far!

Every time I see a Givi wind screen it makes me think of a mother alien.

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looks good , Everyone knows that Red is the fastest color

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Red is so yesterday we all know that blue has become much faster in the new millennia... JK Really nice bike

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Black is timeless. You can all ride your slow red bikes as much as you please.

Nice ride! The windscreen looks really nice with that paint job.

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post #11 of 33 Old 10-04-2006, 11:54 AM
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Welcome aboard, Thump. Gorgeous bike. Nice job on the screen!

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Heat Shields

Thanks for the compliments. The heat shields have been treated with some good ole elbow grease and Mothers. It is amazing what a little time and effort can accomplish.

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I can't believe you did that with polish! Are you just using mothers chrome polish. Or does mothers have a different product that you used? Did you use a buffing wheel?

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Just Mothers Mag and Aliminum polish. It's in a red can with white top. I did use several rags. The trick is once you start rubbing and the rags turns blackish just keep rubbing. The blackness doesn't hurt a thing. I have a 2004 Sentra SER and the headlight lens had turned to a haze color. I actually used this polish on the clear lenz and it cleared them up just link new. No scratches just clean clear looking lenz.

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+1 on the mothers mag and alum. polish...that stuff is magic.

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How do you like the GIVI as far as wind protection/buffetting?

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Protection/Buffetting?

I just put the screen on today. I haven't driven a lot but here is my opnion. Before the screen, around 50 to 55 was a lot of pulling and pushing (wind that is) when I had my backpack on. Now I hardley notice. Now, it is much smoother and it seems the faster I go the less turbalance I feel. I didn't think I was going to like the little turn up at the top of the screen but I think it is what really makes the difference.

P.S. I just added several of the links I have accumulated over the last month. I have several more but found them in Europe.

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I have tried 2 different screens on my bike and both of them have pushed the airflow into my helmet producing horrible wind noise, like living in a hurricane. Does anyone want to buy a factory fly screen?

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I forgot to mention the link I was referring to in my previous response is on my web page. I have added the link below also.

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I have tried 2 different screens on my bike and both of them have pushed the airflow into my helmet producing horrible wind noise, like living in a hurricane. Does anyone want to buy a factory fly screen?
Post it in the 4-sale forum. Someone will snap it up.

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post #22 of 33 Old 10-04-2006, 06:48 PM
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Yo Thump..

Nice looking bike!
Like others here, I'm also impressed with just how shiny those sheilds have come up just from polishing. They look almost chrome in the pics.

I especially like the color matched hugger. Very nicely done!

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I especially like the color matched hugger. Very nicely done!
Hugger looks dope in matching Candy Red.

I also have a color matched hugger



Bet mine is easier to keep clean though?... or at least won't be all scratched to hell when I have to scrub it clean.

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I have tried 2 different screens on my bike and both of them have pushed the airflow into my helmet producing horrible wind noise, like living in a hurricane. Does anyone want to buy a factory fly screen?
I have the same issue actually - the factory windscreen is great on the track so I can duck behind it on the straights, but horrible for the commute for the same reason you list.

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83 1100F.... what a beast that was.

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83 Honda 1100F

I dug up an old picture of the beast. I scanned them several years ago since there was no digital photography back in the early 80s. Honda said it was rated at 108 horse. I don't remember the torque.
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Very nice. It looks kinda like a modern day ZRX. I might just get one of them someday.

Edit: Bock looks like Spock!

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Very nice. Kinda like a modern day ZRX.
Uh...isn't the ZRX more like a modern day version of the CB1100 or the Z1's of yesteryear? Call me crazy

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Um yeah, that's what I meant. Thank God for the grammar police!

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Hey guys, I updated my website. I have new pictures with the addition of a Competition Werkes Fender Eliminator, Pyramid Fenda Extenda and a chrome radiator cover. Click below?

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post #32 of 33 Old 03-23-2007, 10:44 AM
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Hi the Givi windscreen looks great, I just have one question before I order one. I have a '98 CBR 900 that I have converted to a streetfighter and I used a 919 headlight on it with a custom made headlight bracket. I was wondering if this windscreen mounts anywhere else besides to the bolts that actually hold the headlight assembly? If so please explain thank you

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The 919 specific mounting kit mounts directly to the bolts for the headlight. the is also a universal mounting kit available, but i am not sure where it mounts.
http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade...tview/732/197/

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