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post #1 of 18 Old 04-21-2009, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
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Hi there....

Just joined the forum today, as I need to get up with the 919 crowd. I own a CB-1, but that may be going out in favor of something bigger . I have a chance to get the 919 of my dreams, so its time to bone up on a little 919 knowledge.
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post #2 of 18 Old 04-21-2009, 02:20 PM
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welcome the 919 is great, but there is a guy on here who will try telling you that the FZ1 is better.

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FWIW: I would never sell that CB1. 919's are a dime a dozen, the CB1 is rare and soon to be a collectors item.

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post #9 of 18 Old 04-21-2009, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
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FWIW: I would never sell that CB1. 919's are a dime a dozen, the CB1 is rare and soon to be a collectors item.

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But I have a chance to buy the Al Ludington 919, I am first in line if his buddy declines ( please please please decline!). If karma goes my way, I should know by Barber weekend.

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post #10 of 18 Old 04-21-2009, 03:24 PM
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post #11 of 18 Old 04-21-2009, 03:49 PM
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Welcome to the forums. I love that CB-1, but you're right about the Ludington 919. What a tough dilemma you are going to face: ride the classic CB-1 or that hot red 919 with the USD forks and the custom titanium exhaust... that's the kind of problem you want to have.

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Al schmal...keep that CB-1 AND buy Al's bike !!!

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Great pic of your great bike. Hello and good luck getting the 9'er.

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post #15 of 18 Old 04-21-2009, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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a perfect world....

In a perfect world I'd be able to keep the CB-1 and buy the 919, alas I don't have the space or the time to keep and maintain both. I know how rare the CB-1 is, I wanted one ever since they came out in 1989, but couldn't afford it, and when I could, I couldn't find a clean one. It took years of searching for something near, I finally found the one in the picture in 2001, it had only 6300 miles on it, and even though it had been down on both sides, it was pretty clean and unmolested, stock. I have never owned a better bike, one quick trip through the gears, hitting redline in the first 3 and not breaking too many speed limits would always bring a huge grin to my face and once you hear the gear driven cams and the 13.5K redline, you are hooked. There were whole riding seasons that would go by and I would not see another CB-1 on the road, and yes, I had many people come up and ask if it was a 1000cc, then shocked a 400cc could make that sound, and go that fast. Maybe it wasn't that fast, but it sure went well and felt fast. Moreover, the CB-1, like the Hawk GT, has a balance and "rightness" that isn't the norm, and indeed a rare thing. So it is with sadness that I move on (if it happens) but look at that 919! It's basically a CB-1 modernized and on steroids. That Al Ludington customized it and wrenched it, makes it that much more special to me. Every single mod, whether its the hand made titanium header, or the USD front end with 330mm rotors, or the small things like the racing brake and clutch levers or the gas cap, this was built with purpose and function, and top quality kit throughout. Al said the engine was "mostly stock" with the exception of a Power Commander, it runs like a gem. As I talked with him I realized the thought and care he put into building what was his daily ride. When I told him I rode a CB-1, he told me had built and sold a custom CB-1 recently that had CBR600 engine and suspension, he said that was one sweet bike, but still the 919 was special too. I hope that the sale goes through, but even if it doesn't, I have learned alot about the 919 and would consider getting one, but i realize an opportunity like this doesn't come along too often.

Perhaps it was the result of anxiety?
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Goodonya N8

No doubt the CB-1 will find a good home and with luck be as much appreciated by it's new caretaker as it was by you.

Best of luck with the planned purchase.
If for any reason it doesn't work out, fear not.

A 919 may be had for a reasonable price and modification support is available here at WT, all it takes is time and money.

Here's hoping all goes as you wish.

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Welcome Nate. What a dilemma... Regarding the CB-1, you've known and loved it so in my opinion, if there is no other choice, better to move on to something you want to know and love. WT is probably the best place to be for the 919... Good luck.

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post #18 of 18 Old 05-01-2009, 07:42 AM Thread Starter
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I find out this weekend if the 919 is still for sale, after the Barber race. To say I am a bit anxious is an understatement.

Perhaps it was the result of anxiety?
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