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post #1 of 12 Old 04-18-2012, 05:55 PM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone!

I recently traded my beloved '03 Shadow 750 ACE straight across for an '03 Honda 919. Both bikes had around 11k miles and had their fair share of cosmetic flaws.

The 919 already had a K&N air filter, Two brothers single exit slip-on, 15 tooth front sprocket, and integrated rear tail lights. She came with a wrecked title, bondo'ed/kreemed tank, a bent radiator, and scratched up side covers. But hey, a straight trade for more power... why not??!?

So far I've done the integrated turn signal mirrors, T-rex frame sliders, and an oil change. Don't get me wrong, I loved my shadow, but this 919 is definitely something else!

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post #2 of 12 Old 04-18-2012, 05:59 PM
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Welcome Aboard!

Move those frame sliders asap, if you drop the bike on them in that location they will snap/crack the engine block mounting tab and you are screwed.

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post #3 of 12 Old 04-18-2012, 06:05 PM
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Welcome aviator. Very cool looking 9'er. Enjoy!

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post #4 of 12 Old 04-18-2012, 06:07 PM
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Welcome! That's a cool color. I think you won't regret that trade, provided the wreck has no surprises.

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post #5 of 12 Old 04-18-2012, 06:36 PM
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What's the fuselage in the background? Used to build experimental Capella planes, love to fly.....also happy new member with 2007 919.

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post #7 of 12 Old 04-18-2012, 11:52 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the warm welcome! I will be moving the frame sliders asap after seeing what happens to them in that location. Yikes!

The fuselage in the background is a Piper Apache (with the Geronimo conversion). My dad and I run a little aircraft salvage yard just outside of Little Rock. We can tell you there's a lot of money floating around in general aviation... hell, we put it there lol.

I haven't had any surprises out of this bike except for one. It's done this to me twice so I have to ask the question. When I shift into sixth, and get on her pretty good, sometimes she revs up and acts like she went into neutral... And once you let back off the gas, she acts like nothing was ever wrong. Anyone else experience this? I blamed it on pilot error until one of my friends asked me about it happening to him too. Any ideas?

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Hello flipaviator! Nice lookin bike you got there ~ not too many blue ones floatin around, stateside at least. As for your false neutral 5th-6th... are you loading your peg (80% of what it takes to make the shift) prior to pulling the clutch in and following all the way through? You're not the first to experience this and usually it's rider error. Could also be sensitive to the oil you're using, try going back to what came with the bike. Honda GN-4 and see what it does.

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post #10 of 12 Old 04-20-2012, 06:59 AM
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post #11 of 12 Old 04-20-2012, 07:07 AM
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Wow!! Just got the pics, you totally got the better end of that trade, nice!!

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Welcome, and nice bike.

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