New to niner from Milwaukee, WI - Wrist Twisters
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post #1 of 19 Old 08-20-2018, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
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New to niner from Milwaukee, WI

Good afternoon,

Been lurking for a few weeks, shortly after trading my Honda Magna for a '03 919 with 11k. Love the bike and the feel of it. Reminds me a lot of my TL1000S I had a few yrs ago. Since having it the last 2 months, I have done the following:

- Removed and wrapped Y-pipe in exhaust wrap (may do headers)
- Swapped out gutted stock mufflers for Yoshi TRS tri-ovals. One was badly dented from a wreck, prompting me to hack 6-7" off each can and re-riveting. Not too shabby, considering I got the pair for only $60 shipped off Ebay
- Repaired dent in tank, repainted/cleared/buffed.
- hacked down the rearsets a bit (pictured is how I got the bike from the P/O)
- flushed and bled both front/rear brakes
- adj. levers
- Swapped shock for an '07 for adj.
- Black crash pegs (chassis mounted, NOT motor)
- new DID chain

Currently has a 15T/45T setup, which is a bit suprising to me, considering he said he loved cross-country driving with the bike??? Plan on going to 16/43.

Anywho…….Hi, everybody!!

-Roy
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post #2 of 19 Old 08-20-2018, 12:40 PM
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Welcome Post some more pictures.

Shame you had to let your magna go.


If I could have a cruiser I'd love to have the magna in addition to the 9er.

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post #3 of 19 Old 08-20-2018, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! Loved my 3rd Gen, Magna, but I still have my '88 Super Magna to keep the niner good company.

Pics, in-order:

-3rd Gen Magna I said g'bye to
- Niner on the day I got it
- Left rearset (after the grinder/hacksaw/Dremel/scotchbrite diet)
- Right rearset (ditto)
- Tank, before the repair
- Tank after
- Frame sliders ( installed with 3/8" all thread and washers/nuts from Home Depot)
- late-model adj. rear shock installed
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post #4 of 19 Old 08-20-2018, 02:01 PM
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Welcome. Good job on the tank and cans. It's a fairly clean looking bike for its age.
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post #5 of 19 Old 08-20-2018, 06:29 PM
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post #6 of 19 Old 08-21-2018, 05:05 AM
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Not a bad looking old bike.

I don't get rid of: grandpa's windshield, the red crap other than the rear spring, those mirrors, the foot pegs, the frame sliders.

I'd put the graphics and the rear grab handle back on. SS brake lines are nice.

I like old bikes that are nearly stock.

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post #7 of 19 Old 08-21-2018, 05:23 AM Thread Starter
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Thx, all!


Yea, I put the rear grab bar back on. Had a nice black powdercoating on it, but the bolts were a bit rusty; just took me awhile to get them cleaned up (lazy) lol




Def. plan on replacing the mirrors soon. And probably going to go with a 41T Vortex sprocket, Would like to do a USD fork swap, but that may be a bit pricey(for the wife's taste anyway) so might just do SS brake lines all-around instead. Currently have an ultra-LED replacement H4 bulb on it's way.

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post #8 of 19 Old 08-21-2018, 09:59 AM
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Mod and personalize the crap out of it.
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post #9 of 19 Old 08-21-2018, 11:37 AM
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post #10 of 19 Old 08-21-2018, 02:57 PM
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If you like to mod things, by all means go for it.

I'm just too pragmatic. Everything is an investment to me. I'm always thinking about how much will I get for the bike when I sell it. Chopping up the foot peg brackets cost the previous owner, maybe $200. And for what? They look like shit. But that's what people like to do. That's why really nice old stock motorcycles bring more money that something that has had crap mods. I always say the worst thing that happens to motorcycles is the previous owner.

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post #11 of 19 Old 08-21-2018, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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Agreed.

I would invest in replacing the rearsets, but the wife will only 2up on the Magna. I'll save some $$$ and not replace them just yet.

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post #12 of 19 Old 08-21-2018, 03:31 PM
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I think you'll find the extra weight of the pillion peg section of the rearsets helps to dampen foot peg vibrations. The 919 pillion pegs has a heavy steel backing plate for even more weight. So you'll probably like getting an intact set.
Personally I love to mod and personalize all my bikes. I think a lot of stock stuff looks terrible like the rear fender and giant stock indicators. Crap emissions control stuff like pair valves and flapper valves go as well. Shitty headlights is another. Also can't stand overly baffled stock exhausts. Units like power commanders will make you bike run better and suspension setups for proper rider weight, riding conditions etc. I tend to keep all my stock bits I take off and most of the modding I do can be reversed.
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post #13 of 19 Old 08-22-2018, 03:37 PM
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Hack jobs with loud, and often cheap mufflers, are a dime a dozen.

This is much more rare, and in the future, more valuable. Photo taken today.

Around here, I like to have at least one quiet bike. Actually, I'd like for all of them to be quiet, but when you buy used, you take what you get. But I feel safer on a quiet bike because I think it would be a lot less likely to scare the deer into my path.
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That's nice clean bike Sniper.

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post #15 of 19 Old 08-23-2018, 01:50 PM
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I paid $4500 for it a couple of years ago. It had less than 3000 miles on it when I got it. Used bikes are great!

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post #16 of 19 Old 08-23-2018, 02:02 PM
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I paid $4500 for it a couple of years ago. It had less than 3000 miles on it when I got it. Used bikes are great!
I'd like one. Do you ride it much?

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post #17 of 19 Old 08-24-2018, 06:45 AM
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I only take it out once or twice a year. I'm afraid of damaging the irreplaceable plastics. It's a wonderful machine. Smooth, quiet, not terribly uncomfortable. I did 105 miles the other day, without stopping. I stand up on the pegs from time to time. That helps a lot. Has plent of power for me. It wants to go fast. The stock exhaust sounds great, I think. Nice low mellow rumble.

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post #18 of 19 Old 08-26-2018, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
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The 929 and 954RR's stock seat were always unforgiving to my circulation after too long. Legs would start to tingle a bit. That, or it was causing my groin muscles to spasm. When I had my 954, ppl were asking a mint for an aftermarket seat or to re-wrap my existing. Bought a Corbin for my TL100s before I sold it and loved it. But,...priorities.

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post #19 of 19 Old 08-28-2018, 04:46 PM
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I've been thinking about doing the same rear set mod, but I wont do it to mine, if I can pick up another set cheap I will do it, and change the seat to a single at the same time. But like Island boy, I like to keep all the original stuff so I can return it to stock.

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