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Hello out there!

New to this forum but not new to bikes. I felt this forum has helped me out on many occasions, and therefore I feel compelled to contribute, and join this great two wheeled community!

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New to this forum but not new to bikes. I felt this forum has helped me out on many occasions, and therefore I feel compelled to contribute, and join this great two wheeled community!
Welcome! Glad to see another Northern CA member. Tell us more about you and your bike(s).

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I updated my signature. I did not include dirt bikes. I work at a large surveying company and do data management for the engineering and planning department. I have been on two wheels all my life and have a passion for them. I have a large mechanical background ranging from 1-12 cylinders and enjoy helping others. I run a small motorcycle repair shop behind my house and do everything from full engine rebuild, suspension, fabrication and electrical. I would say two thirds of my customers are dirt riders, and one third street bikes. I use the 919 to commute every day and love it!

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G'day mate. Welcome to the tribe. Put some pics of your machines up. We all like a bit of bike porn here. Cheers.

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I updated my signature. I did not include dirt bikes. I work at a large surveying company and do data management for the engineering and planning department. I have been on two wheels all my life and have a passion for them. I have a large mechanical background ranging from 1-12 cylinders and enjoy helping others. I run a small motorcycle repair shop behind my house and do everything from full engine rebuild, suspension, fabrication and electrical. I would say two thirds of my customers are dirt riders, and one third street bikes. I use the 919 to commute every day and love it!

Married 13 years, 2 kids, and 5 Jeeps... AND I RIDE EVERY CHANCE I GET!!!
I noticed you have (or had) a Monster... I was about to get one, but the 919 came by and I went with that. What's your opinion of the 919 vs Monster in terms of handling? I hear the Ducs are great for handling and TBH my 919 feels a bit heavy compared to my only other bike (Nighthawk 700S). The 700S seemed more "flickable", I never got to ride a Monster, but it seems like it should have awesome handling.

So how does the Monster compare to the 919 for twisties and being light and flickable?

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Ah yes, I have had this question before. The Monster S4R handles very well. I would have to say it is more flickable than the 919, it has only 2 cylinders and the weight mass is centralized well, it is narrower, the brakes and suspension are also superior... However- every time I pushed it hard and would scrape a peg- the little thought in the back of my mind would tell me to play nice and ease our of it. I was always worried about laying her down and destroying her. It is not designed for a track weapon but it contends well. The seating position is comfortable on longer rides and the sound- oh THE SOUND! - The negative part is the maintenance. If you don't want to change the cam belts on a regular basis, change the oil regularly (can be a bear as there are 3 places to drain on the 996) and everything add on is expensive. I did everything carbon fiber and every mod possible. Power delivery comes on differently with the Ducati but the end result is similar performance. The monster, Cb1000r, and 919 are similar as the numbers show but very different animals. I do love the 919 for the twisties and it performs well. It comes down to the rider in the end.

As a side note: I totally trust the 919 to go on long 15 day trips and not let me down.

Hope this helps.
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Few more pics...
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2006 Honda 919 TURBO
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And the most important =)
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2006 Honda 919 TURBO
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2014 Honda CB1000R
2005 Ducati Monster S4R
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2002 Honda 750 Shadow ACE -Sold
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Ah yes, I have had this question before. The Monster S4R handles very well. I would have to say it is more flickable than the 919, it has only 2 cylinders and the weight mass is centralized well, it is narrower, the brakes and suspension are also superior... However- every time I pushed it hard and would scrape a peg- the little thought in the back of my mind would tell me to play nice and ease our of it. I was always worried about laying her down and destroying her. It is not designed for a track weapon but it contends well. The seating position is comfortable on longer rides and the sound- oh THE SOUND! - The negative part is the maintenance. If you don't want to change the cam belts on a regular basis, change the oil regularly (can be a bear as there are 3 places to drain on the 996) and everything add on is expensive. I did everything carbon fiber and every mod possible. Power delivery comes on differently with the Ducati but the end result is similar performance. The monster, Cb1000r, and 919 are similar as the numbers show but very different animals. I do love the 919 for the twisties and it performs well. It comes down to the rider in the end.

As a side note: I totally trust the 919 to go on long 15 day trips and not let me down.

Hope this helps.
You'll have to do a write up on your 919, I've never seen that body work before.

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Yep you've got it bad. A bike for every day of the week.

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You'll have to do a write up on your 919, I've never seen that body work before.
Looks like a stock 919 with slip ons to me

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Looks like a stock 919 with slip ons to me

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My bad, I was looking at the 1000R and thinking it was a heavy mod 919. I don't think the other pics were up yet, so I assumed he did a heavy mod 919.

Awesome set of bikes, interesting how the Nighthawk didn't change much over the years.

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post #14 of 15 Old 06-20-2017, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
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The heavy mods went into the CB1000R, Monster S4R, and now the 919.

The pics of the 919 are a little dated. I bought it 4 months ago with 3,200 miles on the clock and bone stock- still had factory tires... She now sits on 2ct rubber. Small list of mods include PCIII, Delkevic SS70 slip-ons with Y-pipe, flapper mod, BMC air filter, PAIR block off plates and smog removal, lervers, bars, bar end mirrors, windscreen, fender eliminator, integrated custom LED tail light, front signals, sliders, EBC brake pads, and other misc stuff...

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