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post #1 of 5 Old 11-14-2020, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
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So who's 919 did I just buy?

Greetings! I just picked up this 919 in the FL panhandle and based on what I see, it probably belonged to a wrist twister guy!

2004 919 in factory green with a two brothers exhaust, K&N filter, pro taper bars, steel slider pegs, blocking plates installed, and who knows what else.... factory rear shock appears shot--bottoms out effortlessly (any ideas? can't afford much for parts)... smokes a little, so I drained the tank and refilled with fresh gas and some seafoam. Probably just go ahead and order a new FPR (34k on odometer).

I'm a bike lover at heart-- have a few KLR650's, an ST1300, and a little suzuki DR200 trail bike. This will be a good one to clean up and make a daily rider. Already ordered a mini windscreen for it.

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post #2 of 5 Old 11-15-2020, 12:13 AM
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on the bike.. IMO- If you're going to spend money on mods, go with some braided brake lines. You will be impressed. If you need a new rear rotor, hmu. I have an OEM that is yours for shipping from 75701

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Most of my bikes get braided lines, even the KLR's! Biggest concern right now is the rear shock issue--I'll play with it this week. I'm 180 lbs and even on the lowest setting I can't get the sag to 1" (measuring slightly behind rear peg area).

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There is a guy in Northern Indiana that will rebuild that shock. I think he goes by DMr. Your forks probably need some help also. Do brake lines, they're not hard.

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Most of my bikes get braided lines, even the KLR's! Biggest concern right now is the rear shock issue--I'll play with it this week. I'm 180 lbs and even on the lowest setting I can't get the sag to 1" (measuring slightly behind rear peg area).
Sag is vertical measure as referenced to axle centreline.
So you are getting incorrect low values.
Your true sag will be a simple factor of L2/L1 X your present measurement.
L1 being your reference point to swing arm pivot pin centreline.
L2 being axle centreline to swing arm pivot pin centreline.
I'd expect a decent axle referenced sag number at shock position 1 with the early spring.

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