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post #1 of 9 Old 05-17-2018, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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just signed up just bought a nice 919

I love UJMs, standard sport bikes, naked bikes or whatever you want to call them. My last one was a Green 2002 Kawasaki Z1000 that i installed the last Muzzy full system they had . Yes that bike was not real popular but ditching that ugly four muffler system made a world of difference.
I sold my 2007 SV 650 and was looking for a UJM on craigslist. I wanted another 2003-2003 Z1000 but the one i found had a dent in the tank [ deal breaker ]. So i was just looking for a low millage , clean and original naked bike. I am partial to Japanese bikes.
I see a 2007 [RED] Honda 919 listed 2,480 miles 4,500 or make offer. So i took a look, paint and body work Mint. Gas tank clean inside. I am a auto mechanic by trade but i never look for a fixer upper cheap. I prefer to pay more and get a really nice one. He sold it to me for 4,200 and i am VERY pleased. I changed the oil, cleaned the chain and spent two days cleaning and polishing. It looks and runs like new. I am retired [ 71 ] and lots of mods are not what interests me anymore. Almost every bike i have owned i modded. Now i just like to polish and ride.
I am so old that i bought a brand new honda 750 in 1969. My all time favorite bike i ever owned was a New 1982 Suzuki GS 1100 . I installed a Hooker race pipe and 33mm smooth bore carbs. That bike ruined a lot of GPZ 1100 guys day.
Memory lane and i have rambled on long enough. I feel very lucky to still enjoy a nice motorcycle ride on a fun bike.

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post #2 of 9 Old 05-18-2018, 07:02 AM
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post #3 of 9 Old 05-18-2018, 01:20 PM
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Hi,

I hope I am still riding at your age and beyond.
I'm 60 and also just want to ride. Back in the day I was always pulling my bikes to bits to clean and replace steering head bearings with roller bearings, and swing arm bushes got replaced often on my old bikes etc etc.
I like the 919, I test rode a Z900RS last week and wasn't impressed at all,
the local Honda shop just got in a new Honda CB1000R, so have my name down to give that a go.

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Only the radiator gives my 919 away as a newer generation motorcycle. This bike reminds me of my 1982 Suzuki GS 1100 a lot. Big round headlight and all. It might not be the fastest UJM out their but the roll on 6th gear fwy passing power is impressive.

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post #5 of 9 Old 05-18-2018, 05:38 PM
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Welcome to the family! Show us a picture of your bike when you get the chance. I hope with all thatís in me that Iím still riding at your age. My dad just downgraded to a trike at the age of 64.

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post #6 of 9 Old 05-18-2018, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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Everyday i wake up and appreciate the fact that i still physically do pretty much what i always did. 6 ft 200 lbs and i can eat anything i want and as much as i want. I still work on old cars three days a week and am on my feet all day. Maybe never smoking , very mild drinking and being married to the same lady for 50 years helped ?

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Everyday i wake up and appreciate the fact that i still physically do pretty much what i always did. 6 ft 200 lbs and i can eat anything i want and as much as i want. I still work on old cars three days a week and am on my feet all day. Maybe never smoking , very mild drinking and being married to the same lady for 50 years helped ?
You sound like my exact opposite

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post #8 of 9 Old 05-20-2018, 04:31 AM
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Hollo and welcome notabiker!

I'm not a biker either... I am a motorcycle enthusiast. I don't follow trends or buy into any particular culture or brand name. I like all types of motorcycles, although I have basically owned Honda's since the seventies. Glad to see you take up the naked bike thing. That is exactly what I did after a brief absence from motorcycles. You will not be disappointed with your choice. Some may say it is outdated a bit? I personally have categorized it as one of my all time favorite bikes and listed it in the rare "timeless" category. Every time I have been to the track in 2018, someone approaches me to talk about the bike. In any case, good luck with yours and have fun.


PS - I got you on that taking care of yourself thing. I call it my own little 401K. Pays good dividends..... And congrats on the 50 years too!

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post #9 of 9 Old 05-21-2018, 04:55 AM
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Everyday i wake up and appreciate the fact that i still physically do pretty much what i always did. 6 ft 200 lbs and i can eat anything i want and as much as i want. I still work on old cars three days a week and am on my feet all day. Maybe never smoking , very mild drinking and being married to the same lady for 50 years helped ?
That's a gift all by itself... Welcome to the forum. Mines the same as yours, but one year older and a few "character mods" as I've had a few run ins with stupid drivers

Mine's all stock except for an air filter mod I just did.

Great health is really a gift, I've seen people lose their health in their 30's and 40's. Being active seems to be a key.

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