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post #1 of 16 Old 12-28-2016, 12:09 PM Thread Starter
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Cool New 919 owner!

Picked up my first 919 this past September! It's got about 15,400 km now, having put about 800 km on in the two weeks prior to insurance expiring for the season. Love this bike! Need to deal with the original bars though - thinking about the Renthal mediums as don't want to be too leaned over. Just sold a 2002 Suzuki SV650S and found that riding position a bit too aggressive for my 51 year old frame. Seems the Renthal mediums are about the same position as stock bars but wider and no goofy wrist angle like the original bars. Comments on the mediums? Thanks!

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post #2 of 16 Old 12-28-2016, 12:47 PM
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Picked up my first 919 this past September! It's got about 15,400 km now, having put about 800 km on in the two weeks prior to insurance expiring for the season. Love this bike! Need to deal with the original bars though - thinking about the Renthal mediums as don't want to be too leaned over. Just sold a 2002 Suzuki SV650S and found that riding position a bit too aggressive for my 51 year old frame. Seems the Renthal mediums are about the same position as stock bars but wider and no goofy wrist angle like the original bars. Comments on the mediums? Thanks!
Welcome to the forum. And congrats on the purchase. I went from Ultra Lows, to Lows, to Mediums. The Mediums are great, especially with a set or risers.

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Thanks for the feedback. 😀

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post #5 of 16 Old 12-28-2016, 02:36 PM
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Hi Bartsitsrski. When you installed the Renthal mediums did you need to reroute the controls cables/wiring outside of the forks? I haven't installed my new bar yet but it seems it will be a little tight. Thanks.

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post #7 of 16 Old 02-21-2017, 04:26 PM
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Congrats....and uh...."pictures or it didn't happen".............please.
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Picked up my first 919 this past September! It's got about 15,400 km now, having put about 800 km on in the two weeks prior to insurance expiring for the season. Love this bike! Need to deal with the original bars though - thinking about the Renthal mediums as don't want to be too leaned over. Just sold a 2002 Suzuki SV650S and found that riding position a bit too aggressive for my 51 year old frame. Seems the Renthal mediums are about the same position as stock bars but wider and no goofy wrist angle like the original bars. Comments on the mediums? Thanks!

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Slow to post photos - sorry. This photo isn't that great of the bike. The setting is looking south-east towards USA. Mount Ranier would be seen just to the left of the island above my bike if he day was clear enough to see it, which is very cool considering it is about 130 miles away! I will have to replicate the photo and post it one day when we can see the mountain.
I am about to install the new Renthal bars and bar end mirrors :-)
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Welcome to the tribe. That's a nice clean bike, background real nice too.

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post #10 of 16 Old 02-21-2017, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! I could not believe how clean it was the first time I saw it. Bizarre how such a nice bike can have less than 15000 km before I got it at 10 years old. It went through a few owners before me too.

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post #11 of 16 Old 02-22-2017, 08:06 PM
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You have found a great bike there.
Congrats. nice pick.

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I went with the Renthal mediums and had no problems except for the bar end weights. If you were masterfully patient I think it would be possible to shave just the right amount off of the old rubber on the stock weights but alas I was not that patient. I also was putting on bar end mirrors so it didn't really matter. Congrats on the bike.

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Thanks for all of the congrats! I also plan to install bar end mirrors so not really caring about the bar end weights, and am not using risers. Were you able to use all of the original control cables (clutch/throttle) and front brake line? If so, did you need to reroute them somehow?
I do plan on replacing all of the brake lines but not right away. This bike has always been stored inside and everything is in great condition. 😀
Thanks for the input!

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Thanks for all of the congrats! I also plan to install bar end mirrors so not really caring about the bar end weights, and am not using risers. Were you able to use all of the original control cables (clutch/throttle) and front brake line? If so, did you need to reroute them somehow?
I do plan on replacing all of the brake lines but not right away. This bike has always been stored inside and everything is in great condition. 😀
Thanks for the input!
Vanisle, with mediums the stock controls/cables etc will work. You might need to route them a little differently behind the headlight bucket but shouldn't have any problems. If you go to highs you'll need to get different cables.

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post #15 of 16 Old 02-23-2017, 08:00 AM
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take a look at this company for those wanting to use "CRG-style" bar end mirrors as well as keeping the bar-end weights.

RhinoMoto Sliders, Fork Sliders, Swingarm Sliders, Bar End Sliders, frame Sliders

they make a bar-end weight that is grooved to allow to wrap the CRG-lane splitter styled mirrors right on the end of the bar end groove.
Seems pretty neat.


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I went with the Renthal mediums and had no problems except for the bar end weights. If you were masterfully patient I think it would be possible to shave just the right amount off of the old rubber on the stock weights but alas I was not that patient. I also was putting on bar end mirrors so it didn't really matter. Congrats on the bike.

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1984 Honda CB125
1987 Yamaha RZ350
Various Yamaha YSR50, YSR200, YSR80
1986 Honda 500 Interceptor
1998 Yamaha R1 (first original R1)
2006 Kawasaki Ninja 250
1997 Kawasaki ZX7
1989 Honda GT650 Hawk
1989 Honda CB-1
2007 Honda 919
2001 Honda CBR F4i

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