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post #1 of 45 Old 10-23-2011, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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Just got my first big-boy bike! 2007 919

Hi, I'm Josh from near St. Louis Missouri.

I recently purchased this 2007 Honda 919 from Poorboy:



I've been riding for about three years. I learned to ride on my father's Suzuki SV650 Savage (you have to say "Savage" real sassy like, with a lisp, since the bike is purple).

Then I spent a season riding the tires off my little brother's 2002 Honda 750 Nighthawk, pictured here with mine:


I also have a lot of experience riding ATV's and Dirt-bikes:


This winter, during the down time, (on the 919) I plan on replacing the exhaust cans, getting some of the silver, gray, and chrome pieces powder-coated black, a new front tires, and some brakes. The body has some scratches, so maybe not this year, but next year I'll get it repainted. Probably the same color but with some metallic or gold speck added.

I have a 150 mile round-trip commute to/from work, so I plan to ride any time the sky is clear and it's above freezing. And once a year I spend a week vacation taking a road trip. Last year I went to Destin Florida, this year I'm thinking Myrtle Beach, taking The Tail of the Dragon on the way.

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post #2 of 45 Old 10-23-2011, 04:17 PM
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Welcome to the site. Enjoy the new ride!

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glad to see your enjoying it. are those 250s I see or 450s on that truck?


How's it doing for the round trip to work and back i had a 135 mile round trip for a few months and a 120 mile for most of the last 12 before i moved to the house you saw a few months ago. I miss the roads around the old house perfect twisties just a mile from home in every direction.

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The dirtbikes are one of each. Usually my dad rides the 450, my little brother rides the 250 and I prefer the ATV, which is a Yamaha 400 4wd, nothing special, but great machine.

Somehow my commute has been lessened by 10 to 15 minutes over driving my car... hmm...

It was cold Saturday morning, I need some better gloves, maybe even some heated, otherwise I'm geared up for the cold pretty good.

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Welcome. Looks like you and your niner are bonding just fine! Congrats.

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Welcome, you will love the 919 as an all around bike.

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try some glove liners under your gloves. i have a very heavy insulated glove and then my kangaroo skin gloves and the kangoroo gloves with liners do a better job than the insulated gloves and allow much more articulation.

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i got mine from bass pro can't find them on there site but i got red head ones whcih seem to be made by underarmor. make sure they fit very snug and you won't nitice them at all inside the glove.

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Oh, so you're the one who bought his bike! I was wondering, because I was thinking about going to look at it, but when I finally asked him he said it was sold. Fortunately, I ended up buying the one I went 2 hours out to look out, his bike was my backup plan

Anyway, I hope you like it, I know I like mine. I've only had mine for a few weeks and I've already put 1k miles on it, only only maybe 300 of them are from my commute!

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Oh, so you're the one who bought his bike! I was wondering, because I was thinking about going to look at it, but when I finally asked him he said it was sold. Fortunately, I ended up buying the one I went 2 hours out to look out, his bike was my backup plan

Anyway, I hope you like it, I know I like mine. I've only had mine for a few weeks and I've already put 1k miles on it, only only maybe 300 of them are from my commute!
i have the exhaust and pc3 still from it if you want it.

I really should get some pics up of that exhaust.

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https://www.wristtwisters.com/forums/...tml#post473759 the thread i finally made for my exhuast

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I think I'm good with my Yoshimura's for awhile. It would be nice to get rid of the stink but it's not a big deal atm. Only thing you had on yours that I would be interested in was maybe the center-stand, but I suspect your friend already had dibs

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josh took that and the friend hasn't claimed the pc3 yet. so some one else can have it if they want.

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Nice. Welcome to the forum.

I have always enjoyed the way stock cans looked on the 919. VERY quiet though!

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Weather is getting crappy.
Do I want to have fun on the way to work or have a heater...
decisions decisions...

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Looking good man, those new cans look real nice.

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Wow those cans look awesome on the 919. How do they sound?

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Wow those cans look awesome on the 919. How do they sound?
Really good.
Don't have a decent sound clip yet though.

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Really good.
Don't have a decent sound clip yet though.
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Bike looks sweet.

150 mile commute is a bitch. I hope your making some worthwhile money brotha!

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Looking good man. I haven't been a big fan of oval or triangle cans on the niner, but those look great! I think the taper at the back really tie in nicely with the rear. May have to look into getting some of those. Two questions...Did you have to do any mapping with them, and do they help with the sweet, sweet stink?

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150 mile commute is a bitch. I hope your making some worthwhile money brotha!
Thanks. The commute is quite a bit more bearable on my 9er than in my car. And I get to work about 15 minutes sooner!

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Looking good man. I haven't been a big fan of oval or triangle cans on the niner, but those look great! I think the taper at the back really tie in nicely with the rear. May have to look into getting some of those. Two questions...Did you have to do any mapping with them, and do they help with the sweet, sweet stink?
They sound great, but the installation hardware and the galvanizing are of poor quality. I lost the clamp on the right side, so I'm going to try and built something a little sturdier. That or I may reweld the broken mount at the bottom of the bike and see if it can hold up without clamps around the cans. Then I'm going to use some high-heat enamel to repaint them. I'm also going to make the silver end caps black and put black heat-wrap on the rest of the exhaust.

Until I can afford to ceramic coat them.

edit: oh yeah, about mapping. I don't have a custom map yet, I was going to wait till the weather was around 70-80 degrees out so it's a little more accurate for my average riding condition (I ride down to 50 degrees and up to 100)

I called around to a couple places, and the cheapest custom map is through Hot Rod Customer Cycles (636-677-1400) they quoted $110 for a customer map, whereas everywhere else quoted between $250 and $375

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They sound great, but the installation hardware and the galvanizing are of poor quality. I lost the clamp on the right side, so I'm going to try and built something a little sturdier. That or I may reweld the broken mount at the bottom of the bike and see if it can hold up without clamps around the cans. Then I'm going to use some high-heat enamel to repaint them. I'm also going to make the silver end caps black and put black heat-wrap on the rest of the exhaust.

Until I can afford to ceramic coat them.
Yea, after I commented, I saw your post on a different thread where you said they started fading and you had to paint them. Was considering getting my pipes coated this winter, and maybe some new cans, but damn, I gotta stop spending money on vehicles sometime.

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On a side note, I just bought a motorcycle wheel/tire balancer, and I have the equipment at my work to mount tires, the next time you need a set.

Actually I know I can do the rear easily, but the front was giving me a fit, so I just paid Big St. Charles $25 to do that one for me, but I'm going to rebalance it when my balancer gets here Friday and see how far off their machine is.

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Don't they vibrate at slow speeds? Like taxiing before taking off?

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I've never noticed anything. They are so light (individually) they probably rotate with the tires at under 5mph.

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Don't they vibrate at slow speeds? Like taxiing before taking off?
Nope. If you rotate the tires by hand you can hear a little swishing sound, but you can't feel anything when riding. They're so small, they almost move more like a liquid, if that makes any sense. Read some people had trouble getting them down the valve stem, but I had no issue whatsoever. Took about five seconds per tire. Maybe other people used larger ones?

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Meh, like it better before, change it back





J/K, great job, did you get the 599 headlight sorted out?


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The top half of the forks are too shiny, time for some of those RaceTech Ti black coated tubes, just throwin it out there


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J/K, great job, did you get the 599 headlight sorted out?
Yeah, it only took me about 20 minutes to get the wiring situated properly to fit it in there. It wasn't near as bad as everyone let on.

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The top half of the forks are too shiny, time for some of those RaceTech Ti black coated tubes, just throwin it out there
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