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post #1 of 9 Old 07-15-2018, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
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another bike

Seems i change bikes too often, I thought i just wanted a around town mid size naked. Found a very nice 2003 Suzuki SV 650 last year. Well i missed having a nice inline 4 so i sold it after one year. It was a great bike for what it was.
Got craig list out and started looking for a bandit,CB 1000 ot a kawa Z1000. Up comes a 2007 red honda 919 . very low miles .I am sure glad i found it. What a wonderful motorcycle. It already had a finder eliminator kit. I installed more modern mirrors on it. I have put about 1,000 trouble free miles on it.
Today i went on a ride with a friend that just bought a new Kawa Z 900 old school standard. We did a 60-90 6th gear roll on race and the 919 was faster
I hope i keep this bike longer cuzz i love everything about it.
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post #2 of 9 Old 07-15-2018, 03:12 PM
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Welcome to Wrist twisters mate. I too luv my 919. A do it all, well mannered, long lasting machine.

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post #3 of 9 Old 07-15-2018, 03:32 PM
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Hi, and good choice.
I've had mine for 3 months, and the more I ride it, the more I like it.

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i just finished upgrading the front forks with racetech internals... Not going to lie... Now I definitley don't need another bike with front and rear suspension dialed in. Literally no reason to buy another bike...
Perhaps maybe to go to a newer smaller lighter bike? duke 790, triumph street tripple ? for more refinement i guess... but those bikes are like 10g soo...

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post #5 of 9 Old 07-15-2018, 09:11 PM
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Ewmin, you know you want another bike.
Best of both worlds!
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post #6 of 9 Old 07-16-2018, 06:06 AM
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Kawie decided to detune the Z900RS; Which was stupid. At 471 pounds that fat pig needs all the hp it can get.

Stick some pics up, for us.

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Yeah, i wouldn't mind a dual sport :P but I don't have my own garage so not the right time.


By the time i get my own garage maybe zero will make a nicer electric dual sport. I'd be into that.


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i just finished upgrading the front forks with racetech internals... Not going to lie... Now I definitley don't need another bike with front and rear suspension dialed in. Literally no reason to buy another bike...
Perhaps maybe to go to a newer smaller lighter bike? duke 790, triumph street tripple ? for more refinement i guess... but those bikes are like 10g soo...
Did you do the springs as well?
I'm in the midst of getting an Ohlins valve kit and oil from LDH
Already have the Ohlins fork springs.
Just putting the Ohlins on the rear makes the bike much more user friendly, but now the front feels a little shaky.

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Yeah raceteck springs + gold valves and ohlins rear


It's quite firm now and handles like a precision skalpel (in comparison to the previous setup)

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Did you do the springs as well?
I'm in the midst of getting an Ohlins valve kit and oil from LDH
Already have the Ohlins fork springs.
Just putting the Ohlins on the rear makes the bike much more user friendly, but now the front feels a little shaky.

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Did you do the springs as well?
I'm in the midst of getting an Ohlins valve kit and oil from LDH
Already have the Ohlins fork springs.
Just putting the Ohlins on the rear makes the bike much more user friendly, but now the front feels a little shaky.
It'll be a different animal once you have it all done.
You'll be loving it even more.

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