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post #1 of 22 Old 12-14-2014, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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New Niner owner in TN.

Not new to motorcycles (currently have 6 in the stable...) but the most recent addition is a 2004 Honda 919 that needs some TLC. I've heard that this is the place to be regarding 919's so I'm looking forward to popping in every now and then.

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post #2 of 22 Old 12-14-2014, 01:40 PM
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How about sharing a pic of your 919?

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How about sharing a pic of your 919?
Just be forewarned, she's a little long in the tooth!
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Hey, that looks like a fun project.

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Lots of potental man. No doubt you'll turn it in to something very nice. Welcome brother.

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I remember seeing that paint job before. I think the PO was a member here. Welcome man and good luck with the rebuild!

Edit: This is the one I was thinking of. Don't think its the same bike.


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post #11 of 22 Old 12-15-2014, 06:35 AM
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I thought the same thing. I've seen that bike before. Welcome to WT.

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post #12 of 22 Old 12-15-2014, 07:55 AM
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post #14 of 22 Old 12-15-2014, 09:03 AM
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Welcome man. I think you will really enjoy the 919 and end up on it a lot, even with 6 bikes.

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Haha, yes, similar paint scheme (which I am not too fond of...) but theirs is in MUCH better condition!

Thanks for all the warm welcomes!

I'm half-tempted to order a new tank and rear cowl/fairing... or just lay up some CF/Kevlar plies and call it a day ;-)

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post #16 of 22 Old 12-16-2014, 08:25 AM
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Haha, yes, similar paint scheme (which I am not too fond of...) but theirs is in MUCH better condition!

Thanks for all the warm welcomes!

I'm half-tempted to order a new tank and rear cowl/fairing... or just lay up some CF/Kevlar plies and call it a day ;-)
You may have seen this already, but if you're looking at finding parts this thread should help: https://www.wristtwisters.com/forums/...ead-29316.html

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post #17 of 22 Old 12-16-2014, 09:01 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the link. Yes, I've perused that thread, and the prices are reasonable considering they are already paint matched. My concern is that once I'm in it that deep (needs blinkers, headlight, tires, & other odds and ends in addition to bodywork) I'd have paid more for all of that then the bike itself!

Franking some of those parts and putting in some time would run about half the cost, and still equate to a suitable runner with some wiggle room should I decide to part with it.

As it stands, I could probably recoup my investment by parting the bike out (and keeping the components I wanted) which was the original plan, but the reviews on the bike definitely make me want to restore it to its former glory.

I guess I just have to decide whether or not I want to view it as an investment or a project.(I already have 4 other "projects," though!)

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Franking some of those parts and putting in some time would run about half the cost, and still equate to a suitable runner with some wiggle room should I decide to part with it.

As it stands, I could probably recoup my investment by parting the bike out (and keeping the components I wanted) which was the original plan, but the reviews on the bike definitely make me want to restore it to its former glory.

I guess I just have to decide whether or not I want to view it as an investment or a project.(I already have 4 other "projects," though!)
Yep, it tends to be pricey to get back to 'factory spec'. Personally I'd say get it in street legal running condition for as small of an investment as possible, then decide after running it a bit. My guess is that you'll love it too much to let go.

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Yep, it tends to be pricey to get back to 'factory spec'. Personally I'd say get it in street legal running condition for as small of an investment as possible, then decide after running it a bit. My guess is that you'll love it too much to let go.
That's sounds the best route to go. Thanks for the perspective.

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post #20 of 22 Old 12-16-2014, 06:56 PM
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What a shame. Some people should not be allowed to own motorcycles.

It's not too far gone, tho. I'll bet you can find a seat fairly reasonably. There are guys here that swapped them out for Corbin's, or what ever. A head light bucket can't be that hard to find.

I'd paint it Kawasaki Chrome Yellow. A friend of mine had a little 250 Ninja in that color. It was georgous.

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post #21 of 22 Old 12-16-2014, 07:43 PM
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post #22 of 22 Old 12-17-2014, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, guys. She did come with a seat (in ok condition.) just had to take it off pull the off road bar style LED light wiring that was rigged in there... I get doing things on the cheap, but drilling into the rear cowl and wiring in a direct switch because there's no power coming out of the headlight wires... you'd think one would have checked the fuse before going through such lengths. Yes, some people shouldn't have bikes.

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