New Member working on a 919 basketcase
Hello Everyone! Just joined the forum. I figure I would say hi and give y'all a brief intro. I live in southern Pa. and after not owning a motorcycle in about 4 years I had the itch to get back to some serious riding again. Previous bikes include a Yamaha Seca II, Honda Shadow 750, Kawi Ninja 600, and Harley Sportster 1200.
I just bought a 03Honda 919 that needs some love. The bike is not currently running, power to everything but fuel pump won't prime. I used this forum and Robtharalson post on trouble shooting I was able to determine that the fuel pump itself was bad. I haven't bought a replacement pump assembly yet, just deciding on whether to buy used or a new one. Previous owner said that it had sat for a year but I think it could have been longer considering the dust and rust collected on certain parts of the bike, Plus the bike was knocked over on the right side which broke a few things but nothing too major. Now for the list of things that need replacing.
Chain and sprockets, Chain guard, Tires and break pads (since the wheels are coming off might as well replace wheel bearings),new front fork seals, new front brake lever, Air box (because in the tip over it cracked the box to where I cannot fit the side cover for the battery) and add LED lights for the license plate because of tail tidy.
The bike will also need some body work as well. Tank has a dent on right side, paint is faded and scratched on all plastics. However that can wait until after I get it road worthy.
I might even make a youtube series of the rebuild.... time and patience permitting
Looking forward to hearing from everyone and stay safe.