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post #1 of 31 Old 05-14-2009, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
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new 07 Honda 919

Hi All,

Just couple of day back I took delivery of my brand new 919 (2007 model) and loving every minute of it.

Couple of things I notice on which I need some expert advice.

1) I am in texas and its normally HOT these days so after about 1/2 hour of riding, i can feel the engine heat; I not very intense but want to find out if its some which will go away once when the engine settles down. Should I need to worry about it.

2) I hear a sweeking sound from my rear breaks; the breaks works fine, but i am bit worried about the noise. Wondering if its normal since they are brand new or should I need to have it checked with the dealer..

Kindly let me know. Many thanks in advance!

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post #2 of 31 Old 05-14-2009, 11:43 AM
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First, Welcome to the site.

The engine heat is very normal from the 919 on warmer days. As for the brake noise, many have troubles with their brakes squeaking, someone will chime in soon about it.

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Congrats on the new bike!

#1 Don't wory about the heat, it's normal to feel some off the engine especially in slow traffic, warm/hot weather or stopped. As long as your fan is kicking on and you're not in the red on the temp gauge all is good.

#2 Brakes are another thing...some of us have the dreaded squeal (I do), others don't. There have been numerous discussions as to why they squeal and how to rectify the issue. Trust me it doesn't hamper the brakes at all just is annoying as hell when coming to a slow stop. My guess it has to do with a harmonic imbalance of some kind, don't sweat it.




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I would look at the temperature gauge before I worried about the heat. If the needle is in the zone below half,the engine is not too hot.Has the electric fan ever come on?
I just bought an 07 and the rear doesn't squeak. Find a deserted parking lot where you can get on the rear brake on and off fairly hard and see if that doesn't bed in the rear brake pads.
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2) I hear a sweeking sound from my rear breaks; the breaks works fine, but i am bit worried about the noise. Wondering if its normal since they are brand new or should I need to have it checked with the dealer..



Guess I should have read this a little more closely....you said the rear brake is the one with the issues? All of the threads you'll find regarding brake squeal is with the front rotors, not the rear.




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post #8 of 31 Old 05-14-2009, 11:54 AM Thread Starter
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The fan is working fine and the heat guage is within the limits.. I was also under the impression that the engine heat was normal but wanted to get it confirmed with the experts.

Looking to hear more on the sweeking noise in the rear breaks..

Thanks again for the super quick reponses on my query...

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Engine heat:
The gauge needle will stay very close to the bottom when riding at speed, even on hot days.
When in slower traffic, the needle will quickly climb... in just a few moments it will be in the 50-75% range. The electric fan kicks in at 75-80% and keeps it there.

I have not had the temp gauge read up in the red, or even get to the upper limit of "normal".

Brake squeak? I have not noticed anything like that.

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i live in florida ... it is relatively hot down here 365 days a year...

i feel a bit of heat from the motor i speed up... ......

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i rarely/never use the back brake



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i rarely/never use the back brake
and he rarely ever turns, either. He lives in Florida.....

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and he rarely ever turns, either. He lives in Florida.....

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Sorry to hear about your 919 purchase. Did you get a free bowl of soup with it?

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Don't sweat the heat. It's normal. I wouldn't worry about the brakes, either, at least not until she's nice and broken in like McC said.

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post #16 of 31 Old 05-18-2009, 06:38 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you all for the quick response..

Yesterday I noticed the squeeking noise in my rear brakes was slightly lesser.. I will wait for till the first service and see if it goes away..

and also, the engine heat... didn't feel it at all on a cooler day..

thanks again!!

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Hi Guys,

need some help. can someone point me to posts in WT which has information about installing the right frame slider / crash bar for my 919 without having to drill addition holes.

Also, I always keep searching for the 7th gear.. thats actually a habit for me.. I do it will all my motorcycles, so wanting to find out about the gear indicators for 919 and where can i purchase and install it...

any pointers would be helpful. Thanks!

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Hi Preddy,

Check out MisterMike's 919 page here on WT...and also have a look at 919.org. If you look in the Naked section, you'll find a sticky for 919 helpful hints....otherwise, just do a search for frame sliders and crash bars and you will find a plethora of info and opinions. Good luck, and Welcome!

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post #21 of 31 Old 06-05-2009, 07:43 AM
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Welcome welcome welcome, All the answers to your questions can be found in the stickies section. Drive safe for the first 1k miles as you break that bad boy in.

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Don't namby pamby the break in. Find the lowest traffic place available, rip her clothes off and bang her in every hole. She'll thank you for it. Then change the oil.

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damn lemon, yer harsh man!!!

Hey Preddy, sup dude!!!

any slider you find will do Preddy, just follow mistermikes solution for placement, it is a serious matter of placement, theres ugly consequences if you have a fall or a drop if in the wrong place.

on a lighter note, make fun of Barton as much as possible, he absofrigginlutely loves the abuse, get him going and he wont stop.



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Welcome ! Read the helpful tips on this site, about what frame sliders to avoid...it even comes with pictures of WHY. God Bless you and your rides.

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Where in Houston. I am in Missouri City, however in the process of reloacting to New Braunfels Texas in 3 weeks?
All good data above.
Frame sliders, I mounted my to the engine first, then read the site information and relocated them to the frame. No problems with the drilling as the pilot hole was there. Got a threading tap from True Value hardware and all is well. Easy job, 5-7 minutes per side, taking your time.
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I've heard hard bags do just as nicely as sliders. (snicker)

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thank you all for the valuable information.

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