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post #1 of 17 Old 11-04-2011, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
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Just got a 2005 919 Awesome

Hi, new to the site found it a few nights ago and finally joined. I just bought a 2005 Honda 919 and am very excited for some more riding time. I just got my motorcycle license this past April and have been riding occasionally with my best friend who sadly just lost his bike after some Dumb Dummy freaked and slammed on their breaks in front (Honda VTX1300) of him when their tire blew out. I know its a scary feeling when your tire goes but ease off to the side of the road and change your tire, and dont flip out and slam on your breaks in the middle of the highway. Anyways it really sucks that he is without a bike for a while (hes ok btw). Hoping to get in some riding with my dad this weekend who just bought a 2009 yamaha raider s a few months ago, and my girlfriend who has had her bike since june and refuses to ride, chicken. She has a 2006 Harley Davidson Sportster 883, which is a great bike even for a beginner like her.

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post #2 of 17 Old 11-04-2011, 03:21 PM
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What part of VA? I'm in Williamsburg.

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and my girlfriend who has had her bike since june and refuses to ride, chicken. She has a 2006 Harley Davidson Sportster 883, which is a great bike even for a beginner like her.
no wonder she's "chicken"!!!! a sportster 883 does not make a great beginner's bike.... hell, the 883 is the fastest production bike harley makes other than the v-rod not to mention the horrible rake/trail for lack of confidence. dont knock on her rtmusclecar, convince her to try a different bike a ninja 250 or 500 would be awesome, as well as a sv650 or a ninja 650r.

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Welcome. You have come to the right place.

Regarding your friend. I wouldn't put all the blame on the car. If he was alert and riding a safe distance from the car then there is no reason why he might not have been able to brake and avoid (preferred in order to avoid being sandwiched!) or to come to a stop behind the car and then quickly getting out of the way (to avoid being sandwiched!). A bike, even a VTX, will brake way faster than a car, so the reaction time to get on the brakes is easily made up for by this faster stopping. I hope he ended up unhurt. Bummer to loose the bike.

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I am in the Stafford/Fredericksburg area about 2hrs. north of you.

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Welcome rt. 919's are great bikes. I bought mine new from Fredericksburg Motor Sports in 2007. First time I had ever seen one in person and I had to have it.

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Yeah we were talking about that, and he is the kind of person to follow to close like that. What he says is the cars tire blew then they slammed on the breaks and he hit his and went for the shoulder to avoid contact and the car went for the shoulder also. He is still new to riding and I think that he may have been riding to close and panicked. So your right I should'nt be so hard on the car.

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Im in Centreville...welcome. Ride safe.

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post #13 of 17 Old 11-04-2011, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
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I bought mine from Mortons BMW, down the street from FMS. pretty much the same reaction, except I had researched the bike some (months) before going to the dealer.
I wanted to get a early 70s model CB750, but then I found some videos on youtube of the 9s and had to find one. I got lucky running into this one.

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post #14 of 17 Old 11-04-2011, 05:27 PM
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Well, you picked a real nice bike in the 919. Great value and one of the best all around bikes ever made. I also think it is one fine looking machine. I still look back at my shoulder for a peak every time I walk by it parked at work, lol.

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