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post #1 of 27 Old 09-17-2012, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all, thought I had better introduce myself..

I've just bought myself a black 2007 Honda Hornet 900 (919) with about 17,000 kms, completely stock!

Bit of background, my first bike was a Hornet 250 Grey Import and I loved it, the looks, feel, and the comments you get on such an interesting looking bike.
After not owning a bike for a couple of years I was walking to the bank one afternoon for work and the local Suzuki place had just traded in a beautiful black 900 Hornet, so I went in and inquired about it, dusted off the helmet the next day and took it for a spin. It was love at first ride! 2 days later and it was mine.

There's a lot of things on the 'to do list' but that's the fun of having a bike, it's a never ending, ride-able project.

Anyway i stumbled upon this site though a random Google search and have learnt so much already from everyone here.
I'll put some pics up later tonight

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post #2 of 27 Old 09-17-2012, 03:54 PM
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Welcome to the site! All the info you need is here.

Any pics of the new ride?

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I've got one pic from my iphone, will post some more tonight


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Welcome mate! Where are you located? I'm in Melbourne.. Lots of great people and info here so enjoy.

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I've got one pic from my iphone, will post some more tonight
Hello and welcome! I like the hay rack

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I like the hay rack
That pic was the minute I got home from picking the bike up, 10 mins later it was gone

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Welcome mate! Where are you located?
I'm in Mildura, plenty of sunshine

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I really wished we had the blacked out engines in the US. Good looking bike, mate. Welcome to Wrist Twisters.

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I really wished we had the blacked out engines in the US. Good looking bike, mate. Welcome to Wrist Twisters.
Thanks mate, yeah the black engine looks great, just gotta do a full detail on the bike now, and before anyone tells me, I know I need to clean the pipes

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post #13 of 27 Old 09-18-2012, 02:50 AM
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Good on ya, mate! Nice to have someone else on the forum standing the right way up.

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Good on ya, mate! Nice to have someone else on the forum standing the right way up.
Ha! You blokes practically own this place!


G'day, Hornetfan.

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Howdy and Welcome, Australia is on the short list of places to visit when I win the lottery


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post #16 of 27 Old 01-28-2013, 02:51 AM Thread Starter
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So I've done a few little things to the bike recently, removed the rack from the tail, removed the "Hornet 900" stickers from the tail and added one of cmurphy84's decals.

And todays efforts...

From this -


To this -

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Good looking bars and mirrors. Wish my wife would let me park mine in the living room.

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Welcome mate! Where are you located? I'm in Melbourne.. Lots of great people and info here so enjoy.
I resent that mate!

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post #19 of 27 Old 01-29-2013, 12:34 AM
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I resent that mate!
Haha sorry bigdaa. Do I need a caveat on "great people" :-P

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The cops in Vic still giving you boys a hard time?

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The cops in Vic still giving you boys a hard time?
To be honest my only negative dealings have been with highway patrol cars, rather than general duty police, and yeah I was speeding. In saying that they like to target known motorcycling roads which is frustrating given the fact the resources could actually be used productively. I was planning on heading down to Philip Island for the GP but decided to give it a miss due to the way bikes are discriminately targeted over that week. It not unheard of for riders to be issued with defect notices for aftermarket exhaust systems or fender eliminator kits.

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To be honest my only negative dealings have been with highway patrol cars, rather than general duty police, and yeah I was speeding. In saying that they like to target known motorcycling roads which is frustrating given the fact the resources could actually be used productively. I was planning on heading down to Philip Island for the GP but decided to give it a miss due to the way bikes are discriminately targeted over that week. It not unheard of for riders to be issued with defect notices for aftermarket exhaust systems or fender eliminator kits.
When I said cops, I meant traffic police.

I understand its not difficult to "speed" in Vic.

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post #24 of 27 Old 01-30-2013, 10:57 PM
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Hi Hornet Fan,
I just picked mine up here in Brisbane, same age and km's but in orange. Great bike, great price, can't complain. Still standard but shall look at pipes so others can hear me on the road -all about safety... Welcome and enjoy the reading.

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...removed the "Hornet 900" stickers from the tail and added one of cmurphy84's decals.
What did you use to remove the stickers? I wanted to do it also but don't want to mess up the paint.

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post #26 of 27 Old 01-31-2013, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
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Bit of heat from the missus hair dryer softened up the sticker, peeled it off, cleaned sticky residue with eucalyptus oil.

I will admit though you can faintly see where the stickers were. Should polish out ok

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post #27 of 27 Old 01-31-2013, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
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And Gizmo I've been lookin at pipes too but for now I'm just going to do the baffelectomy

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