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post #1 of 18 Old 03-11-2012, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
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So I just recently purchased my second Hornet a few weeks ago while I was back home in Salt Lake on leave. I bought my first back in 2009 when I was stationed in England. 1999 Honda CB600 Hornet, that's right, CB600, not 599. She was UK spec (hence the 600) with a custom orange paint job and she was beautiful, I named her Isadora. Bought her with the little nestegg I'd been saving for me and my English Fiance after she left me. Best. Summer. EVER! And let me add, best way to get over a case of heartbreak.
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The love was shortlived however when I discovered that because the bike was UK Spec the military wouldn't ship it back to the states for me when I PCS'd to North Dakota that winter. So now she's gone, and from what I heard her new owner broke her and abandoned her :'( Ever since I've been dying to get another and I couldn't settle for any other bike than the Hornet class. Well I found one back in Utah, 2007 Honda CB919 and she is everything I could hope for and more. Couldn't be more excited. Had her shipped up to Grand Forks, and the weather's finally starting to turn so I feel like it's time to break her out of storage. So congratulate me gentlemen, for I am a very happy man.

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When I get a little playaround money I'm thinking of going back to dual exhaust (previous owner replaced the stuck duo with a single) and maybe painting it gray with some orange in honor of her predecessor Isadora. Thoughts?

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post #2 of 18 Old 03-11-2012, 01:27 PM
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Hey man welcome to the site! The single side exhaust is a popular upgrade so you may want to leave it as you are going to have to find stock headers and new pipes to convert back. You could make up for the money spent getting those things by selling your set up but I doubt you would break even. AS you can tell I am partial to the '07s! That Orange 600 looks sweet!

What base in England were you stationed at? I was at RAF Lakenheath. 2002-2004 then palace chased to NC Air National Guard then back here to Colorado Air National Guard. I'm out now.

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Funny how you had a dual exhaust 599 and now a single exhaust 919...
I too prefer the dual exhaust. Its what drew me to the 919. None the less... Welcome to the site. Lots of info here.
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post #4 of 18 Old 03-11-2012, 02:00 PM Thread Starter
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Hey Dave,I know it's a popular upgrade but I'm all about the dual exhaust, I like things to be symmetrical, if the exhaust is on only one side than it makes the bike seemed unbalanced to me, if that makes sense. But thanks for the advice. As for my military career I was at RAF Mildenhall from 2007-2009, loved it and wanted to be a lifer but since then I've been in Grand Forks and I can't wait to get out.

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Welcome and congrats on the niner!

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LOL you'll get out of Grand Forks soon put in for a deployment or a remote and go for BoP. You'll regret getting out if you thought you would be a lifer.

I understand about being a little OCD the military does that to us. It is the same reason why I didn't go with a SSE setup. Your going to need the stock header, y pipe and the cans. Do you have a PCIII plugged in? You'll find it under the seat it plugs in to the ECU.

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Welcome I'm new to this site as well great people grey info I have an 07 919 as well good luck finding the header and pipes someones got it around her

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LOL you'll get out of Grand Forks soon put in for a deployment or a remote and go for BoP. You'll regret getting out if you thought you would be a lifer.
Believe me I'm ready to get out, it's not just because of Grand Forks, my priorities have just changed as I've gotten older. I have a very large family back home in Utah, 4 brothers, 3 sisters, 10 nieces, 5 nephews and they mean the world to me. I'm just ready to go back home and start the next stage of my life. At least that's the plan for now, who knows, I could change my mind in the 13 months I've got left.

As for the exhaust, I'm not exactly what you'd call savvy when it comes to mechanics but I really want to learn, so I'm going to have to figure out what the heck you just said.

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Ok...maybe then i should say welcome fellow extended stay tourist! :-)

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My nine had the single side exhaust and I had it changed back to dual, so I completely get where you're coming from.

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Your going to need the stock header, y pipe and the cans. Do you have a PCIII plugged in? You'll find it under the seat it plugs in to the ECU.
yeah, pcIII should be next to psp. Basically plugged in between ECU, PSIII and dynamic flux capacitor.

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yeah, pcIII should be next to psp. Basically plugged in between ECU, PSIII and dynamic flux capacitor.
So you're telling me my bike can travel through freaking time!? Do I have to hit 88 mph?

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So you're telling me my bike can travel through freaking time!? Do I have to hit 88 mph?
not quite. The problem is that this type of Hornet produces only 0.919 gigawatts (with dual under seat exhaust that is). For time travel 1.21 is required.

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not quite. The problem is that this type of Hornet produces only 0.919 gigawatts (with dual under seat exhaust that is). For time travel 1.21 is required.

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not quite. The problem is that this type of Hornet produces only 0.919 Jiggawatts (with dual under seat exhaust that is). For time travel 1.21 Jiggawatts is required.
Fixed it for you.

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