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post #1 of 40 Old 12-26-2012, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
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Hey,

One of my buddies recently got me into motorcycles and I just purchased my first bike over a week ago. He has a 919 so it's only fitting that I purchase one also. Purchased a 2005 919 with D&D exhaust from Texas. I've attached some pictures.

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post #2 of 40 Old 12-26-2012, 08:02 PM
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Welcome!

But damn.... the 919 is too big for your first bike.

Have you taken a rider's safety course? Gear?

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post #6 of 40 Old 12-27-2012, 03:43 AM
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Welcome!

But damn.... the 919 is too big for your first bike.

Have you taken a rider's safety course? Gear?
I was also worried about that but I've been able to handle it well so far and learned on my buddy's bike (He's the one that actually convinced me to purchase the 919). I have taken an MSF course and have also started purchasing safety gear.

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Lot's of power there. Take it easy until you get the fundamentals down. No need to be plowing a cow or clobbering a 'dillo being a newster.


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Lot's of power there. Take it easy until you get the fundamentals down. No need to be plowing a cow or clobbering a 'dillo being a newster.

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Yeah, I've noticed. Haven't taken out really been working in the neighborhoods and parking lots working on maneuvering the bike. Getting new tires this weekend.
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Ahhh, new tires. Scrup them in progressively and carefully. They are snotty slick when new.

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Ahhh, new tires. Scrup them in progressively and carefully. They are snotty slick when new.
Thanks for the tip. Got a pretty good deal on the continental contimotions
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welcome! good to see another Okie on here. Hit me up when it gets warm, would like to get out and ride!

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welcome! good to see another Okie on here. Hit me up when it gets warm, would like to get out and ride!
Definitely sounds great. From Tulsa?

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Welcome! The 919 is a fantastic bike, treat it with respect and she'll be good to you.

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Definitely sounds great. From Tulsa?
yep. In the big city! new battery today and ready to go.

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Congrats on the new bike and welcome man. Sure the 919 is a bit of a "big" bike for your first one, but as others have said, realize that this thing can and will hurt you if you don't treat it with respect and ride safe. If you do those things you should be fine. I wish you all the best with the new bike man.

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The 919 is my first street bike as well.
I can see how others say its too big but its only going to get dangerous if you put yourself and it, in the situation.

Enjoy the bike though, I'm real happy with mine and glad its as big as it is.

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The 919 is my first street bike as well.
I can see how others say its too big but its only going to get dangerous if you put yourself and it, in the situation.

Enjoy the bike though, I'm real happy with mine and glad its as big as it is.
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yep. In the big city! new battery today and ready to go.
Just got my tires in. What place would you recommend going to so that I can get them mounted.
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The 919 is my first street bike as well.
I can see how others say its too big but its only going to get dangerous if you put yourself and it, in the situation.

Enjoy the bike though, I'm real happy with mine and glad its as big as it is.
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Call around. They will pretty much be the same price for mounting. Try to get one of the places that won't charge you an extra fee for not buying the tires from them. If you can take your wheels off yourself and bring them to a place it will be even less expensive.

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Call around. They will pretty much be the same price for mounting. Try to get one of the places that won't charge you an extra fee for not buying the tires from them. If you can take your wheels off yourself and bring them to a place it will be even less expensive.
Yeah, I've heard that. I just don't have any lifts currently.
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FAIL! Gotta edit the post to post what exactly twss lol

Sorry my bad. Guess that was lazy of me.

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Sorry my bad. Guess that was lazy of me.
Lol! Good catch there mx. And yes, twss.

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Yeah, I've heard that. I just don't have any lifts currently.
Dont need any lifts with the 919. Jack stands work really well, so does a floor jack. Do some searching my friend

Also, a phobman stand is a really good buy for the 919!

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Just got my tires in. What place would you recommend going to so that I can get them mounted.
Give Honda of Tulsa a call, they have always treated me good.

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Motorcycle-superstore.com has an installer finder with prices posted on the site. I was able to find a shop to mount tires for 30 per wheel on the bike. Turns out this place usually have their tires within $10-$15 of online. Great way for them to get local riders aquainted to their shop for their other services. I'll support local guys over the net if the prices aren't too far off.

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I say spend $50 on decent tools and do it yourself. Dynabeads for balancing. Have done over six sets of tires between my bikes and my buddies bikes.

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I say spend $50 on decent tools and do it yourself. Dynabeads for balancing. Have done over six sets of tires between my bikes and my buddies bikes.
+2, I've done one set so far. It took me a while, but it turned out perfectly.

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May give honda a call to see how much they would charge to remove the wheel and change the tire. I may consider buying front and rear stands though.
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+2, I've done one set so far. It took me a while, but it turned out perfectly.
First time took me a while, too, but I practice a lot, so now I'm faster. The trick is to make sure you use lots of lube so it slips right into place.














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First time took me a while, too, but I practice a lot, so now I'm faster. The trick is to make sure you use lots of lube so it slips right into place.

Twss..

And keeping the bead towards the center inside center line of the rim helps a lot to as your putting a tire on.

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I am now, he told me about this forum. It has been a huge help on seeing where I want to go with my mods.


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yep. In the big city! new battery today and ready to go.
Small world. What part of Tulsa and are you with TSR?

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I am now, he told me about this forum. It has been a huge help on seeing where I want to go with my mods.

May I ask what brand and model is that fly screen and where you got it from?
Also, more pictures of it please? :-)

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May I ask what brand and model is that fly screen and where you got it from?
Also, more pictures of it please? :-)
Yeah, it's a typical Streetfighter headlight off of eBay with the lense painted black. Usually $30. Just zip tied it to the existing mount.

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Later I went for the Cyclops look


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