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post #1 of 18 Old 01-28-2017, 07:18 AM Thread Starter
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New 919 owner and loving it

Just got my 919 last season and can't be happier. Now on to customizing it!
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post #2 of 18 Old 01-28-2017, 07:48 AM
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Just got my 919 last season and can't be happier. Now on to customizing it!
Congrats!!! Once you start, you can't stop

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Figured I post a picture. I picked it up form a local dealer for 4k with a little under 6k miles.
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Figured I post a picture. I picked it up form a local dealer for 4k with a little under 6k miles.


Great looking bike! Great exhaust too!!!! Good buy!


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Nice! Modding the 919 is a lot of fun - enjoy!

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Just got my 919 last season and can't be happier. Now on to customizing it!
Congrats! Got mine last year as well and it's been amazing. Here's a couple of things I've done to mine, and a couple things I've found:

Dirt bike bars and grips - Better control and feel all around
EZ-Pull clutch lever
Vapor Speedometer - Great unit at a reasonable price. But also my bike didn't come with a speedo, sooo...
Dunlop Sportmax Q3s - I posted this on another thread, but these tires are amazing all around, extra sticky and decent tread life. Excellent if you want to stick in the corners on a hard ride, and also pretty solid in the wet and around town.

These couple of simple mods make this thing ride like a supermoto with a CBR motor. You can go crazy tuning up these bikes, but you don't have to do a whole lot (or anything at all) for a 919 to be a complete blast.

Food for thought: I plan on getting pipes for my Hornet, however, the amount of s**t I've gotten away with on the street over the past year is unbelievable. When cops don't hear that sportbike noise, they don't pay attention...

Have fun out there!
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dohh...she be sweet!
nice find.
it came like that?
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Figured I post a picture. I picked it up form a local dealer for 4k with a little under 6k miles.

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One mod you may want to consider soon is the "frame slider" mod.
Note: (BIG NOTE HERE) put the frame sliders "thru" the frame. DO NOT MOUNT the frame sliders thru the engine mounts. I've heard and seen horror stories about the mounts thru the engine bolts simple crack the side walls of the cylinder and completely trash your engine. PUT THEM ON THRU THE FRAME POINTS>
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Vapor Speedometer - Great unit at a reasonable price. But also my bike didn't come with a speedo, sooo...
Curious about this one... Can you post pics and some tidbits on how you wired it up?

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Yup came with pc3, two brothers exhaust, windscreen and tank bra. Looking to get some sliders this year. Any suggestions on some decent ones?

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Yup came with pc3, two brothers exhaust, windscreen and tank bra. Looking to get some sliders this year. Any suggestions on some decent ones?

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TRex. Just make sure you mount them to the frame. Take a look at my last few update posts for pix. Took 10 minutes to install and $3 in parts from Lowe's. I just drilled the frame (made the existing hole bigger) and ran a 3/8" (didn't have metric rods in stock) threaded rod all the way through. Cut off the excess after the sliders were mounted. Easy breezy.


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what Bart said...exactly how it was done to mine.

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Curious about this one... Can you post pics and some tidbits on how you wired it up?
I'll be mounting it tomorrow with a friend of mine, will definitely post some pics.

For the wiring I'm taking it to the shop, I definitely don't have the skill to do that myself. But I know they are going to hook everything up, including the spacer you plug into the coolant line for engine temp. Has ambient temp too, can't wait to know how warm it is outside when I'm ridin the twisties...

ALSO! For anyone interested in picking up a Trail Tech Vapor for your Hornet, the model number is 752-600 (color: black). It is the same model that is compatible with the Suzuki SV650.

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post #16 of 18 Old 02-09-2017, 11:52 AM
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Congrats on the 919! I purchased one around the time you did, but not as clean. Got 20k on mine I think, last title said 17k and the gauges do not work. I'm almost done with the 20k maintenance schedule. Triple checking everything and going to get my endorsement this weekend.


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Congrats! Got mine last year as well and it's been amazing. Here's a couple of things I've done to mine, and a couple things I've found:

Dirt bike bars and grips - Better control and feel all around
EZ-Pull clutch lever
Vapor Speedometer - Great unit at a reasonable price. But also my bike didn't come with a speedo, sooo...
Which vapor trails unit did you use? Do you have some images on the installation process? My 919 didn't come with a functioning speedo either. Tach still works, but lights on the speedo and tach do not work or the LED doesn't either.

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Right on!! Ya, I just got my first street bike (after 14 years of riding a Harley), and am LOVING this 919! YAY!

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Right on!! Ya, I just got my first street bike (after 14 years of riding a Harley), and am LOVING this 919! YAY!
The 919 is a perfect bike. And it will run forever because, well, it's a Honda. Welcome to this club of hooligans!

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