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post #1 of 17 Old 01-18-2012, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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Hello, I recently bought a 2006 Honda 919, and I was directed here by some friends over on Grassroots Motorsports. I've only put about 500 miles on my bike since I got it last Saturday, but honestly, I'm in love.

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About me: Male, married, over 40 - just another rocket engineer in the Mojave desert.

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post #2 of 17 Old 01-18-2012, 07:17 PM
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Hello and welcome! Nice choice!

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Welcome! Good purchase. Everyone knows red is the fastest color.

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Welcome! Good purchase. Everyone knows red is the fastest color.
Damn right!

Welcome to the gang, and that second picture is badass! Good stuff.

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Welcome to the site! Great looking bike!

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Beautiful bike

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talk about clean... thats one NICE bike... always ALWAYS had a soft spot for that cherry red!

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Welcome and thanks for the cool looking composite.

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What are you racing that took you to GRM?

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post #10 of 17 Old 01-19-2012, 04:34 AM
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Welcome MFIVE, congrats on the new ride. You found the right place for 9'er knowledge.

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post #11 of 17 Old 01-19-2012, 05:41 AM Thread Starter
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What are you racing that took you to GRM?

Welcome.
Well, it started with this:



Which eventually became this:




Also used to race this:



And this little guy:




Lately it's been this:




Next - who knows?

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Welcome! That is some cool race cars!

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You race that Miata, too? I autox'd a few Hondas and a Miata. I have an '05 MCS, but haven't done anything with it.
What are the first two cars? Alfa Romeo?

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Welcome. Love the Delk's.

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You race that Miata, too? I autox'd a few Hondas and a Miata. I have an '05 MCS, but haven't done anything with it.
What are the first two cars? Alfa Romeo?
I autocrossed the Miata a few times but nothing serious. It's a daily driver. Yep the older cars are Alfas.

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Welcome. Love the Delk's.
Yes, the bike came with the stockers also, but those will be staying on the shelf.

BTW, I'm starting to "get it" as to the exhaust smell people complain about. It is not a powerful odor, but it does remind me of the (rich) exhaust on my old Italian cars. Not a smell I like, unfortunately. I'll switch to 87 octane and see if that helps at all.

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Yes, the bike came with the stockers also, but those will be staying on the shelf.

BTW, I'm starting to "get it" as to the exhaust smell people complain about. It is not a powerful odor, but it does remind me of the (rich) exhaust on my old Italian cars. Not a smell I like, unfortunately. I'll switch to 87 octane and see if that helps at all.
It will, a bit. But the stink will still be there. Switching to a 900RR setup is about the foolproof and permanent solution.

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