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post #1 of 28 Old 07-22-2016, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
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Finally got the 919

Hello everyone finally picked up the graduation present no-one ever bought me. Found this baby on craigslist. Bought from original owner he's 72 bike had 23,500 miles on it. Looking forward to keeping it going with help from all out there. Keep em between the ditches everyone ride safe.

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Welcome and congrats on graduating and the niner! 23K is nothing on these bike. You will get many more.

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919; could happen...

I've been shopping on local CL for a used bike lately. Looking for a 800-1100cc bike. Mostly see alot of Cruiser style bikes for sale. Don't really love the vintage, big fender, Harley wanabe style though. Then I came across a '07 919, 9K miles...WOW, I'm really liking this bike the more I research it. Can't believe quite a few 919 owners complaining of getting exhaust stench on their close each time they ride their 919's.

I think they blame the stock pipes. I'm on a tight budget for a used-new-to me bike, hadn't planned on adding new pipes very soon. And I like the way the stock pipes look. This will be first bike I've owned in over 10+ yrs. Don't plan to be a speed-demon now in my late 50's. So maybe I'll just end up with a Cruiser; sigh. Now, I'm really liking the more modern style of the the Suzuki M50. A few of those in my area. Gotta go check out a few bikes in person soon and see what grabs me. So many choices....such a tight (promised wife) budget. But the 919 is close up top of my list now. AND it's within the budget, yeah, well sorta. Peace, e.

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Good luck with your choice. There are a lot of great bikes out there. Buy what YOU like and what you will ride.
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pictures or you didn't pick up anything and it's all media campaign lies.

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What's your budget. If it's sub $5k, a 919 will serve you very well as its a great all around bike. Just be prepared to money down the road for mods. People have resisted but the mod bug bites sooner or later.

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true that ^
bout the "mod bug"....resist as long as you can. But the 919 is a wonderful bike.
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Ooops...

Hope I've not been hi-jacking medina9er's thread here. I'm new to this site but I know its' best to use the SEARCH function to narrow down replies. I found this site while researching the 919 I found on local CL. Seems alot of these sites are kinda bike-specific almost. I'm on a couple musician and automobile internet sites as a regular and I find most folks to be very helpful regardless of the MI gear or type of auto one own's. I doubt it's any different here....but I do find alot of 919-love here.

All good, I'll take those replies aimed at me or medina9er and use them to help in my bike-search. 919er is shoving its' way up my shopping list; it's that aggressive a bike, lol.

I better call that one dude soon and plan a test drive as his is the lowest price and is located nearest to me. Hate to miss on such a deal. peace all, e.

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DO IT....the 919s are great.
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Hope I've not been hi-jacking medina9er's thread here. I'm new to this site but I know its' best to use the SEARCH function to narrow down replies. I found this site while researching the 919 I found on local CL. Seems alot of these sites are kinda bike-specific almost. I'm on a couple musician and automobile internet sites as a regular and I find most folks to be very helpful regardless of the MI gear or type of auto one own's. I doubt it's any different here....but I do find alot of 919-love here.

All good, I'll take those replies aimed at me or medina9er and use them to help in my bike-search. 919er is shoving its' way up my shopping list; it's that aggressive a bike, lol.

I better call that one dude soon and plan a test drive as his is the lowest price and is located nearest to me. Hate to miss on such a deal. peace all, e.

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post #14 of 28 Old 11-15-2016, 07:57 PM
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Again, it depends on your budget. $4-5k, you can pick up a much more capable naked if you really hunt around. $5k+, it's a no Brainer, avoid the 919.

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Doubt you'll offend anyone. I have two 2007 919s -- both red and I love them both. My brother-in-law started it by buying one. I took it out on a couple rides with him on one of his other machines and I just "had to have one." I found one that weekend in B-I-L's home town and bought it. Packed it into a U-Haul with a bunch of rugs and stuff to hold it still and have loved it ever since.


My BIL has a new-model Bonneville, a Street Triple, an Aprilia Shiver and his 919 has been down with a tire failure (road hazard). So he's been riding around. Yesterday he got back on his 919 and wrote to tell me that he's still in love with his. Some of the others are more exciting (maybe), but the Hornet is just sweet. It sounds good and feels good and it's a Honda (so it doesn't leak oil and it starts every day).


My second one was just too good to not buy, so I did. Figured maybe next time the circus is in town I could learn how to ride two at once, I guess! The second one has had a "bafflectomy." I did not like the sound, so I looked for new mufflers. A fellow here had replaced his mufflers with some performance cans and sold me his stock 919 cans. Both my Hornets are 2007, both red, and both about the same mileage.


One day, I will probably sell one or give it to a grandchild.


The thread-starter (medina) said the guy who was selling the thing was 72 and maybe thought he was getting too old to ride (???) Hell, I'm 76 and I'm just getting back in shape!


If you buy the 919 "right," you will have no trouble selling it if you decide you want something different. Take good care of it and it'll serve you well.


I'm convinced the "stink" people talk about is a fuel issue. There were "suspect" fuel pressure regulators and that's pretty easy to change. Besides, you're sitting up front and somebody else gets to smell your exhaust!

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Doubt you'll offend anyone. I have two 2007 919s -- both red and I love them both. My brother-in-law started it by buying one. I took it out on a couple rides with him on one of his other machines and I just "had to have one." I found one that weekend in B-I-L's home town and bought it. Packed it into a U-Haul with a bunch of rugs and stuff to hold it still and have loved it ever since.


My BIL has a new-model Bonneville, a Street Triple, an Aprilia Shiver and his 919 has been down with a tire failure (road hazard). So he's been riding around. Yesterday he got back on his 919 and wrote to tell me that he's still in love with his. Some of the others are more exciting (maybe), but the Hornet is just sweet. It sounds good and feels good and it's a Honda (so it doesn't leak oil and it starts every day).


My second one was just too good to not buy, so I did. Figured maybe next time the circus is in town I could learn how to ride two at once, I guess! The second one has had a "bafflectomy." I did not like the sound, so I looked for new mufflers. A fellow here had replaced his mufflers with some performance cans and sold me his stock 919 cans. Both my Hornets are 2007, both red, and both about the same mileage.


One day, I will probably sell one or give it to a grandchild.


The thread-starter (medina) said the guy who was selling the thing was 72 and maybe thought he was getting too old to ride (???) Hell, I'm 76 and I'm just getting back in shape!


If you buy the 919 "right," you will have no trouble selling it if you decide you want something different. Take good care of it and it'll serve you well.


I'm convinced the "stink" people talk about is a fuel issue. There were "suspect" fuel pressure regulators and that's pretty easy to change. Besides, you're sitting up front and somebody else gets to smell your exhaust!

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When you go look at the 919 in your area, pay attention to modifications. (better said, pay attention to the LACK of modifications) I was going to explain that, but I found this which says it better than I could.


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Nice CB900Fs aren't impossible to find, but stock, well-kept ones aren't as plentiful as they have been in recent years. As many sport bikes go, a good number were thrashed, trashed and wrapped around trees years ago, and many remaining ones have numerous non-stock parts replacing those that were worn out, broken, or just trashed in place of aftermarket "upgrades" a long time ago. Still, from time to time good examples pop up, and normally at quite affordable prices.
(credit Landon Hall in Motorcycle Classics - The Honda CB900F - Classic Japanese Motorcycles - Motorcycle Classics if that's allowed)


A lot of people like the raucous sound created by removing the baffles from the $700 mufflers. Once the baffles are removed, they cannot be put back. Better you should find a set of raped cans and make the swap because then you can go back if you decide you want the Honda sound.


As side note: Jaguar has released an electric car (or soon will). Now, anyone who is old enough to remember the sound of that 3.2 L, 3.4 L, 3.8 L and later 4.2 L in-line six DOHC engine must wonder why anyone would buy an electric Jaguar! There were faster cars, there were cars that did not suffer from Lucas electrics, there were cars without the Sterling Moss gearbox. But NOTHING sounded like that in-line six Jag engine!


The Honda sound is much that same thing. Ya gotta love it! (and I doubt removing the baffles adds much to the top speed or quarter-mile).


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Mine has aftermarket exhausts...and im lovin the sound.

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Stock 919 sounds like a sewing machine. No thanks.

After having 2 919s for 7 years, I was ready to move on.

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Don't think he ever posted pictures....oh well, guess it was media propaganda then
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I'm still on the hunt for my used-new-to-me bike. And to throw a wrench into my own way, I've narrowed it down, so far to: '08 Versys 650 w/15K miles and a '06 919 w/16K miles. Versys is priced higher.

Just that these two bikes are well into the lowend of my budget and I want to see if either style stands out more. The bigger thing being, which engine I can live with as my re-starter bike. The Versys is quite stock, no surprise there. The 919 looks stock as well, some type of carbon fiber slip ons, I think. A rear case w/rack and a tank bra. Seller says he has two bikes and this one just not ridden as much. He states it has new tires, recent fluid maintenance and stresses, it's been very well cared for. Bike seems stock from the looks, I'll ask about engine mods, though none mentioned. The rear case is off the bike and he's keeping the tank bag, fine by me.
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Nice...so how much is he asking for the 919?

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I'm still on the hunt for my used-new-to-me bike. And to throw a wrench into my own way, I've narrowed it down, so far to: '08 Versys 650 w/15K miles and a '06 919 w/16K miles. Versys is priced higher.

Just that these two bikes are well into the lowend of my budget and I want to see if either style stands out more. The bigger thing being, which engine I can live with as my re-starter bike. The Versys is quite stock, no surprise there. The 919 looks stock as well, some type of carbon fiber slip ons, I think. A rear case w/rack and a tank bra. Seller says he has two bikes and this one just not ridden as much. He states it has new tires, recent fluid maintenance and stresses, it's been very well cared for. Bike seems stock from the looks, I'll ask about engine mods, though none mentioned. The rear case is off the bike and he's keeping the tank bag, fine by me.

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lococnc is selling his 919. Not sure why he did not post it here...or maybe he did and forgot to revive it since it is still for sale.

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yup...

sure do like that color of green on that 919, very nice. I'm pretty sure I came across that bike while window shopping on Houston CL. And Conroe is just up north of me.

I don't know enough about bikes to judge but seems abit pricey, for me, with 45K miles as an '04 yr model. And someone here in this thread posted to beware of overly modded bikes. Not saying seller over did it and again, I don't know enough about good/bad add ons. Guessing alot of those add ons are performance based and that's what keeps the bikes price up there and make it worth it.

Just that the one I'm going to see soon, has minimal add ons, DanMoto's, mirror upgrades, tank bra, rear tail case/rack, new tires. Things I prolly wouldn't do on my own to a bike I just bought, well maybe the exhaust mod. After what I heard on YouTube of 919s with DanMotos' and other aftermarket brands, that's a pretty cool sound. I think I can get this '06 919 for under $3K and that's within my budget. Also, still considering the '08 Versys 650. Now there's a sewing machine sounding bike that needs aftermarket exhaust.

Hope medina9er comes back with pics and more info on his 919. We're using heck out of his thread.

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I've been shopping on local CL for a used bike lately. Looking for a 800-1100cc bike. Mostly see alot of Cruiser style bikes for sale. Don't really love the vintage, big fender, Harley wanabe style though. Then I came across a '07 919, 9K miles...WOW, I'm really liking this bike the more I research it. Can't believe quite a few 919 owners complaining of getting exhaust stench on their close each time they ride their 919's.

I think they blame the stock pipes. I'm on a tight budget for a used-new-to me bike, hadn't planned on adding new pipes very soon. And I like the way the stock pipes look. This will be first bike I've owned in over 10+ yrs. Don't plan to be a speed-demon now in my late 50's. So maybe I'll just end up with a Cruiser; sigh. Now, I'm really liking the more modern style of the the Suzuki M50. A few of those in my area. Gotta go check out a few bikes in person soon and see what grabs me. So many choices....such a tight (promised wife) budget. But the 919 is close up top of my list now. AND it's within the budget, yeah, well sorta. Peace, e.
Stock pipes or MIVVs, my 919 stinks. Keep shopping, there's a bike out there for you without resorting to a cruiser!
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Interesting...on the stink exhaust. I just noticed it but it seems to only occur when its cooler.Wonder if that's some sort of sensor issue? Exhaust sensor issue?

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