Just got one - Wrist Twisters
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 22 Old 04-17-2009, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
Milites Gregarius
 
Dinh919's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Arlington VA
Posts: 128
Rep Power: 1
 
Just got one

Hi,
Just thought I'd say hello- Just won a bid on an 02 Matte Black 919 with only 3K miles. Can't wait for it. It's in great shape and hope to take pix soon. I've been lookin and reading a while about them, so can't believe I got one-

Just wanted to say hello!!!

Dinh919 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 22 Old 04-17-2009, 09:47 AM
Official thread derailer
 
dadogs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Pocono Mts PA
Posts: 11,015
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Donation BOTM Wrist Twisters Event Attendance Wrist Twisters Event Attendance 
Total Awards: 7

Good luck with the bike and welcome aboard!




Proud member of Wristtwisters, where we drill things the right way.
dadogs is offline  
post #3 of 22 Old 04-17-2009, 09:52 AM
Machine Head
 
ideajones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: San Jose
Posts: 1,168
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Donation 
Total Awards: 1

Sweet

-Mark-
There's gold in them hills
ideajones is offline  
 
post #4 of 22 Old 04-17-2009, 09:57 AM
Legatus Legionis
 
SV650s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: The woods of CT
Posts: 9,680
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Community Leadership Donation Donation Community Leadership 
Total Awards: 6

02' with 3k miles... Did it come with the a extra cobwebs? or was the spedo disconnected/replaced?

Be sure to check out the 919 Helpful Topics. Many of your questions will have already been answered.

Welcome aboard.

SV650s is offline  
post #5 of 22 Old 04-17-2009, 10:04 AM
Tribuni Angusticlavii
 
McCrimmon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 3,726
Blog Entries: 1
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Wrist Twisters Event Attendance Donation Donation 
Total Awards: 3

Welcome to WT from a fello VA rider


2008 Yamaha FZ1-Street
2005 Honda CBR 600rr-Track
McCrimmon is offline  
post #6 of 22 Old 04-17-2009, 10:25 AM
Tirone
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: United States
Posts: 72
Rep Power: 1
 
Got mine, 02 as well, about 3 months back. So fun....and functional is all you will be saying soon!

dj ginsu is offline  
post #7 of 22 Old 04-17-2009, 10:40 AM Thread Starter
Milites Gregarius
 
Dinh919's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Arlington VA
Posts: 128
Rep Power: 1
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MisterMike View Post
02' with 3k miles... Did it come with the a extra cobwebs? or was the spedo disconnected/replaced?

Be sure to check out the 919 Helpful Topics. Many of your questions will have already been answered.

Welcome aboard.
thanks all- i'll definitey check that out, and have already some of it- yeah, can't believe the low mileage- owner just didn't ride it, is replacing battery cause its dead, then it'll be mine- can't wait to start modding- MrMike, yours is awesome and i'll probably steal lots of your ideas

Dinh919 is offline  
post #8 of 22 Old 04-17-2009, 10:50 AM
Iron Buffalo
 
Econhonda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Posts: 234
Rep Power: 1
 
Congratulations!!! I just picked up an '02 matte black with 3,400 miles in September. No cobwebs. It was pristine. You will love it!

Welcome.

"Show up, shut up, and keep up." - My Grandpa
Econhonda is offline  
post #9 of 22 Old 04-17-2009, 01:10 PM
(Quintus) Pilus Prior
 
zookmor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Columbus, Ga.
Posts: 2,760
Rep Power: 1
 
welcome

'04 919---40k----6/18/10 SOLD

http://s603.photobucket.com/home/ZookMor/index
zookmor is offline  
post #10 of 22 Old 04-17-2009, 02:14 PM
Tirone Choolaces
 
marylandmike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 11,123
Rep Power: 1
 
Garage

Awards Showcase
Wrist Twisters Event Attendance Donation Donation 
Total Awards: 3

Welcome Dinh....congrats on the new ride! Enjoy!

marylandmike is offline  
post #11 of 22 Old 04-17-2009, 09:50 PM
LIVE FOR THE PROCESS
 
Nesty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: CBus!
Posts: 653
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Donation 
Total Awards: 1

Welcome! Got my 2003 when the winning bid came in the saturday night after the 1st day of MSF course. Try doing those freaking figure 8's in a box on day 2 when you've ALREADY spent $3700!

Nesty is offline  
post #12 of 22 Old 04-17-2009, 10:31 PM Thread Starter
Milites Gregarius
 
Dinh919's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Arlington VA
Posts: 128
Rep Power: 1
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nesty View Post
Welcome! Got my 2003 when the winning bid came in the saturday night after the 1st day of MSF course. Try doing those freaking figure 8's in a box on day 2 when you've ALREADY spent $3700!
lol-- was the 919 your first bike? that's gutsy! I've read other threads on this forum, but i'm coming from an 82 Suzuki GS450-...aside from patience and a good conscience, what would you all recommend (I'm thinking a good parking lot to get used to the throttle/brakes) to adjust to the power of the bike?

Dinh919 is offline  
post #13 of 22 Old 04-17-2009, 10:55 PM
9-5-4, 9-2-9, means 9-1-9
 
darkace625's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 1,651
Rep Power: 1
 
Garage

Awards Showcase
Donation Donation Veteran 
Total Awards: 3

Making the 9er do those figure 8s isn't too hard. Just take her easy and she won't let you down. I had to use mine for the MSF course on base. Counter weighting is the key at low speeds.

2005 Honda 919
If you bite the hand that feeds you, it won't taste as good as the food you were fed.
PGR #120827

Xbox Live: Nine19CnynCrvr / www.facebook.com/bdong625
darkace625 is offline  
post #14 of 22 Old 04-17-2009, 10:58 PM
Immune
 
snowytgr1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Manassas VA
Posts: 343
Rep Power: 1
 
welcome dinh. watch out for the arlington cops (actually any cops in this area) they love their radar but i am sure you already know that.

snowytgr1 is offline  
post #15 of 22 Old 04-17-2009, 11:20 PM
Chuck Norris has lost in battle with this Member
 
Pacojerte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: ft lauderdale fl
Posts: 12,874
Blog Entries: 1
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Donation Donation 
Total Awards: 2

Quote:
Originally Posted by darkace625 View Post
Making the 9er do those figure 8s isn't too hard. Just take her easy and she won't let you down. I had to use mine for the MSF course on base. Counter weighting is the key at low speeds.
not hard at all... just get the rear wheel spinning with the front brake and keep your weight mostly over the front wheel and drift that bad boy around the figure 8's...


no really... the 919 is great at slow speed maneuvers... i can do the msf test on mine.. and pass even..lol..



Pacojerte is offline  
post #16 of 22 Old 04-18-2009, 07:45 AM
9-5-4, 9-2-9, means 9-1-9
 
darkace625's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 1,651
Rep Power: 1
 
Garage

Awards Showcase
Donation Donation Veteran 
Total Awards: 3

I've taken the Beginners and Experienced MSF courses with the 9er, and I also used it for the navy's military sport bike riders course which is taught by the MSF instructors.

2005 Honda 919
If you bite the hand that feeds you, it won't taste as good as the food you were fed.
PGR #120827

Xbox Live: Nine19CnynCrvr / www.facebook.com/bdong625
darkace625 is offline  
post #17 of 22 Old 04-18-2009, 07:51 AM
Burn-em Upus Asphaltus
 
rickard919's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Calgary, Canada
Posts: 3,802
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Donation 
Total Awards: 1

Matte black is my favorite. That is what I wanted when I got my niner. BTW don't even look at the pics of other peoples bikes or you will have to join modaholics as well.

Spoiler:

rickard919 is offline  
post #18 of 22 Old 04-18-2009, 11:04 AM
MAM Customs
 
majorrager's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Atlanta, Ga
Posts: 736
Rep Power: 1
 
Hello and welcome.

I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day. -Frank Sinatra
majorrager is offline  
post #19 of 22 Old 04-18-2009, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
Milites Gregarius
 
Dinh919's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Arlington VA
Posts: 128
Rep Power: 1
 
so many warm welcomes! thanks all- I am hoping to pick it up next weekend, the wait is killing me. I have a feeling mods will start getting ordered before it even gets here, but I don't want to jinx anything.

Dinh919 is offline  
post #20 of 22 Old 04-18-2009, 06:55 PM
Imaginifer
 
iceman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Vermont,Northern
Posts: 458
Rep Power: 1
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dinh919 View Post
so many warm welcomes! thanks all- I am hoping to pick it up next weekend, the wait is killing me. I have a feeling mods will start getting ordered before it even gets here, but I don't want to jinx anything.
With E Bay I would say good idea
Can you tell I have had bad experiences with that whole game as a seller and a buyer.

iceman is offline  
post #21 of 22 Old 04-18-2009, 09:21 PM
LIVE FOR THE PROCESS
 
Nesty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: CBus!
Posts: 653
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Donation 
Total Awards: 1

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dinh919 View Post
lol-- was the 919 your first bike? that's gutsy! I've read other threads on this forum, but i'm coming from an 82 Suzuki GS450-...aside from patience and a good conscience, what would you all recommend (I'm thinking a good parking lot to get used to the throttle/brakes) to adjust to the power of the bike?
Yeah, my first in about 20+ years. I didn't use a parking lot. Bike was over on the west coast of florida, I am in the southeast. Buddy drove me over and I got used to the bike on the 100 mile highway drive back. By the time I got home I was 1) delirious with relief and 2) comfortable enough for city driving.

Nesty is offline  
post #22 of 22 Old 04-18-2009, 10:44 PM
Chuck Norris has lost in battle with this Member
 
Pacojerte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: ft lauderdale fl
Posts: 12,874
Blog Entries: 1
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Donation Donation 
Total Awards: 2

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dinh919 View Post
lol-- was the 919 your first bike? that's gutsy! I've read other threads on this forum, but i'm coming from an 82 Suzuki GS450-...aside from patience and a good conscience, what would you all recommend (I'm thinking a good parking lot to get used to the throttle/brakes) to adjust to the power of the bike?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nesty View Post
Yeah, my first in about 20+ years. I didn't use a parking lot. Bike was over on the west coast of florida, I am in the southeast. Buddy drove me over and I got used to the bike on the 100 mile highway drive back. By the time I got home I was 1) delirious with relief and 2) comfortable enough for city driving.
i helped him adjust his training wheels untill he could lean it over a bit... scared me to death the first time we rode somewhere ....

lol...

j/k.... jon is a good rider... with none of the anti social tendencies i demonstrate while riding... i bet you 10 bucks jon has never kicked a car in traffic...



Pacojerte is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Wrist Twisters forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome