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post #1 of 13 Old 10-09-2014, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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ehho.. found this site when googling mods for 919...

im rebuilding a 81 cb650c bobber this winter, and lucked out and found a motivated seller dropping his 04 919 for cheap.. so got that too now to be picked up next week.

so doing some research into the easy/necessary upgrades while ordering replacement parts to make the 919 whole (cracked dash guage housing, fender, and missing grab rail)

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post #2 of 13 Old 10-09-2014, 05:19 PM
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post #4 of 13 Old 10-10-2014, 04:43 AM
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Hey man! Welcome to the forum .... I am not suprised that googling 919 mods brought you to this place!

WT is pretty much the global hub of 919 activity.

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post #5 of 13 Old 10-15-2014, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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post #6 of 13 Old 10-15-2014, 09:34 PM
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Congrats! Let the modding begin!!

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ugh.. yeah.. no kidding right.. .. already playing with pre-load on the rear and looking for info on how to set the front up.. im ~210 with gear on so im thinking of doing the 10mm lowering mod and tightening up the adjustments on the front..

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Lowering the nose 10mm made a wonderful difference when I did it to the 919 I used to have. Click on the link in my signature to see its transformation and mods for the 2.5 years I owned it

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post #9 of 13 Old 10-16-2014, 05:27 AM
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ugh.. yeah.. no kidding right.. .. already playing with pre-load on the rear and looking for info on how to set the front up.. im ~210 with gear on so im thinking of doing the 10mm lowering mod and tightening up the adjustments on the front..
Consider doing springs and new fork oil; the stock fork springs are quite soft. That, in addition to raising the forks in the triples, will make it feel more sporty in the corners.

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post #10 of 13 Old 10-16-2014, 10:19 AM Thread Starter
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initial changes:

rear:
upped preload on rear to 3 clicks from max.. rebound 1.5 out

front: initial preload was 5 lines,
turned in until 2 lines (felt too harsh and backed out one more line) rebound set to 1 turn out.

only rode on the commute to work. its harsher than when I first got it, but its not too bad, more like my truck feels on these roads. I have yet to hit any twisties as im still learning the bike so I think i'll stick with these settings for a bit and see how it works.

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post #11 of 13 Old 10-16-2014, 10:27 AM
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Looks like you got a sweet 9er there! Congratulations on that, and welcome aboard.

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Looks like you got a sweet 9er there! Congratulations on that, and welcome aboard.
Thanks!.. it definately needs some work. the dash is held together with straps after a lay-down. I have a new chrome for it, but it looks like the white middle part is damaged as well. so looking on ebay for the housing kit before spending 95.00 on bikebandit.

not sure if the headlamp mounts are bent or if its the screw tabs on the frame.. but thats another small project to clean up.

the rest of the bike is just cosmetic. tank needs repaint, the stator cover is scratched, and the transmission cover.. road rash on the tail section that I need to do something with... *sigh* price was right tho and it drives great so not complaining

its missing the grab handle for 2up. is this something that is really needed? I'll be commuting to work so may consider adding a hardcase mount in its place.. or just buying plugs.. I have not decided yet...

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post #13 of 13 Old 10-16-2014, 11:14 AM
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Well that's good that it rides fine. You can take the cosmetics stuff one piece at a time.

It just so happens I listed a stator cover and the grab bar last night......I think the grab bar is account for though.

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