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post #1 of 13 Old 02-28-2017, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
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I just bought a 2004 919 last week. This is my second bike, first was the Shadow 750 shown in the picture. I just got my license back in September and bought the Shadow the next day. Put about 4000 miles on it since then and finally felt like it was time that I could handle something faster.

The 919 has 24000 miles, looks immaculate and runs great. The previous owner only rode it once a month but had just put on new Bridgestones, fork seals, brakes, brake fluid and coolant. The only upgrades are wave style rotors and Yoshi pipes.

As far as issues, the seat latch is missing but the lock tumbler is still there so I just ordered some used parts off Ebay to replace what's missing. It did have some exhaust stink but the PO told me he only ran 93 octane so I switched to 87 after the first tank and it doesn't seem as bad.

I paid $2800 for it, does that seem like a good deal? Most of the ones on Craigslist around Dallas are listed above $3500.
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post #2 of 13 Old 02-28-2017, 11:42 AM
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Congrats and welcome. There's a lot of helpful people on here and good resources for almost every issue.

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post #3 of 13 Old 02-28-2017, 12:43 PM
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Congrats and welcome. You got a good deal. Not smokin, but good. They are great bikes and you should love it. There are a lot of mods that can be done and once you start its hard to stop.

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post #6 of 13 Old 02-28-2017, 02:57 PM
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Greetings. That's a good deal!

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post #7 of 13 Old 03-01-2017, 04:53 PM
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Welcome! I have a silver 2004 model as well, but interestingly my headlight backing and front blinkers are black, not chrome like yours. Also, that clutch cover looks different than mine but I can't be 100% sure since I'm relatively new to my bike also.

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post #8 of 13 Old 03-01-2017, 07:51 PM
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The bike posted above has cruiser blinkers, different bars & some various polishing or chrome paint (rim strips, air box covers, engine covers...or they are from a 900RR, exhaust shields, some other small misc bits.

Looks like the headlight bucket is chromed out too? Different front master cylinder?

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919 is a great bike. It was my first. Don't be fooled, that thing can boogey. Hope you enjoy it.

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The bike posted above has cruiser blinkers, different bars & some various polishing or chrome paint (rim strips, air box covers, engine covers...or they are from a 900RR, exhaust shields, some other small misc bits.

Looks like the headlight bucket is chromed out too? Different front master cylinder?
Yep, one of the previous owners really liked chrome for some reason. Told me the bars were slightly more aggressive than stock, but I don't have anything to compare it to.

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post #11 of 13 Old 03-06-2017, 06:35 PM
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That's a good deal for a solid running 919, esp with new fork seals and tires as that can get expensive for those that don't do the work themselves.

I always liked the shadow, it was on the short list for my 1st bike, but the Nighthawk 700S won out. Back then the 919 was on the wish list, now it's in the drive way

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post #12 of 13 Old 03-06-2017, 06:41 PM
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hope you're enjoying the 919 as much as I am. I just picked mine up a couple days ago and my previous learner bike was a KLR 650. this thing is a beast in comparison

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post #13 of 13 Old 03-07-2017, 09:11 AM
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you got a great deal.
these bikes are bullet-proof.
they'll run forever.
Honda makes great stuff.
Congrats and enjoy, be safe.

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