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post #1 of 12 Old 06-08-2012, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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Old sportbike rider, new(ish) bike...

Title is spot on,

New member here, just signed up after lurking for a few months.
I got a 2003 cb900f, (919) about a week ago and really like it.

I used to have a cbrf4i but sold it about 5 years ago.
Then I purchased a new Harley. That was a mistake...
Sold it in the beginning of the year and got a deal on the 919.
I am extremely happy with the bike, compared to the heavy hog.
Went from a $15k bike to a $3k bike and love it to death.
It's a nice tight, torque-filled ride that I spend countless time with.

I bought the bike completely stock, but started mods about 15 minutes after pulling into my garage. In a week, I've done the bafflectomy, added LED turns and tail, and cleaned up a few things here and there.
All thanks to the great information here.

Now if I can find a good set of slip-ons...


I will post pictures of my bike a.s.a.p.
Now I'm off to read and reply to threads...


Thanks!

(btw I have a '78 xs650 project that I'm working on too with pics)

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post #2 of 12 Old 06-08-2012, 08:00 PM
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A good set of slip ons? really? DUDE! There's a set of Carbon Fiber Satos slip-ons for sale! You cannot get much better than that! More so since they're not in production anymore!

https://www.wristtwisters.com/forums/...tml#post506946

Oh, and welcome!

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post #3 of 12 Old 06-08-2012, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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I know I saw those...
But I don't know what they're worth...
Been out of the sport for a while.

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I know I saw those...
But I don't know what they're worth...
Been out of the sport for a while.
Well,I sold them for five bills about two years ago. Maybe not quite two years.

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post #5 of 12 Old 06-08-2012, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
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That's alot more than I thought.

Wow I don't want to low-ball but I'd like these cans!

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I'd start with $400 and go from there. They're worth the $$!

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post #8 of 12 Old 06-09-2012, 04:18 AM
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Welcome havok, congrats on the bike. Nice sets of pipes pop up on here all the time, just be patient.

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post #9 of 12 Old 06-09-2012, 04:45 AM
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Hello and welcome! The Sato cans sound awesome FWIW.

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post #10 of 12 Old 06-09-2012, 04:48 AM
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Welcome!

I highly recommend the Delkevic slip ons. I'm not sure of the price now, but they were $285 shipped last year.

More here: https://www.wristtwisters.com/forums/...vic-27229.html

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Welcome! IMO the stock pipes look the best, but unfortunately weigh a ton. And there's that sound factor. Do your research! I ended up with Yoshimura Titanium cans, and they sound delicious.

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post #12 of 12 Old 06-09-2012, 06:58 AM
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I love the sound of my Hindle exhaust but unless you luck out and find the pieces cheap like I did there are better alternatives.

Love to see picks of the XS650. I'm working on a '79 XS750 right now.

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