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post #1 of 13 Old 07-14-2009, 05:05 AM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up A bit late in my Introduction

Hello All! I recently purchased a 2003 Honda 919 for my son. Great bike, but there are a few things I need to procure to complete the package for him. I ride a 2007 Honda ST1300 and a couple of the guys over at ST-Owners.com recommended Wrist Twisters as "the place to go" for all things 919.

Nice site, and I've already got a couple of responses to my inquiry posted in the Classifieds-Wanted section regarding rear fender/turn signals.

I appreciate your help and will stop by often. Be patient with me though, as I am an old phart from Oklahoma.

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post #2 of 13 Old 07-14-2009, 05:10 AM
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Welcome stellar. Congrats to your son on the 919. How do you like the ST? My next bike will most likely be a Sport Tourer, ST, FJR, or the like.

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McCrimmon, you weren't here for the HOG rally were you?

I always tell people that Oklahoma City is a great place to live and raise a family, as long as you've got the means to get out of town occasionally. Seriously, I do a lot of travelling and I'm always glad to come home.

Cool? You bet, but not temperature-wise these days. It was 108 yesterday, forecast is for 106 today and 104 on Wednesday.



Doesn't make for very pleasant riding.

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Welcome stellar. Congrats to your son on the 919. How do you like the ST? My next bike will most likely be a Sport Tourer, ST, FJR, or the like.
The ST is a great ride, albeit with a few compromises - but isn't that true of all bikes to one degree or another? It is the consummate jack-of-all-trades, but master of none.

PROS:
Bulletproof reliability
Ultra smooth Honda V4 engine
7.7 gallon fuel tank means LONG legs
Power windshield and fairing afford good protection

CONS
WAY heavy (approaches 700 lbs. wet), but handles lighter at speed
Can be a bit hot in the summer (but no more than most sport-tour bikes)
Where's the cruise-control? (Added aftermarket Audiovox cruise to mine)
The seat leaves much to be desired (got a new Sargents on order)
Design is long in the tooth - looks a bit dated (supposedly a new one coming out in the fall)

All in all, I'm pleased with the bike and totalled over 17,000 miles in the first year of ownership. I'm on that same pace (or more) in the second year. I'll probably be looking for a full-on touring bike within the next year, as the ST doesn't really cut it for two-up touring of more than a couple of days or so. But, I will NOT be getting rid of the ST when I buy the tour bike. It's just too good of a long range runner for single riding.

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The ST is a great ride, albeit with a few compromises - but isn't that true of all bikes to one degree or another? It is the consummate jack-of-all-trades, but master of none.

PROS:
Bulletproof reliability
Ultra smooth Honda V4 engine
7.7 gallon fuel tank means LONG legs
Power windshield and fairing afford good protection

CONS
WAY heavy (approaches 700 lbs. wet), but handles lighter at speed
Can be a bit hot in the summer (but no more than most sport-tour bikes)
Where's the cruise-control? (Added aftermarket Audiovox cruise to mine)
The seat leaves much to be desired (got a new Sargents on order)
Design is long in the tooth - looks a bit dated (supposedly a new one coming out in the fall)

All in all, I'm pleased with the bike and totalled over 17,000 miles in the first year of ownership. I'm on that same pace (or more) in the second year. I'll probably be looking for a full-on touring bike within the next year, as the ST doesn't really cut it for two-up touring of more than a couple of days or so. But, I will NOT be getting rid of the ST when I buy the tour bike. It's just too good of a long range runner for single riding.

Steve
Great thanks for the review Steve.

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Welcome....
And do not be fooled - there is a lot of 919 info here, but this is not a 919 site (although some would like to argue that).
Hope you find some info you like... If you ignore Barton & myself, you might find some people you like too.

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McCrimmon, you weren't here for the HOG rally were you?

I always tell people that Oklahoma City is a great place to live and raise a family, as long as you've got the means to get out of town occasionally. Seriously, I do a lot of travelling and I'm always glad to come home.

Cool? You bet, but not temperature-wise these days. It was 108 yesterday, forecast is for 106 today and 104 on Wednesday.



Doesn't make for very pleasant riding.

Steve

No...Wife's from there so we were there for G'mas 80th B-Day. Temps were definately hot there

Did notice the HOG rally going on We went through Bricktown and was hanging out mostly in Mustang


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Welcome....
And do not be fooled - there is a lot of 919 info here, but this is not a 919 site (although some would like to argue that).
Hope you find some info you like... If you ignore Barton & myself, you might find some people you like too.
I guess in your case its a no bike forum...

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post #13 of 13 Old 07-16-2009, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks!

That's a little graphic I drew up in CorelDraw as an exercise several years ago. As you might guess, I'm a firearms enthusiast. It appears there are several of like mind on this forum. I like that...

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