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post #1 of 8 Old 05-29-2019, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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919 Revival

New to me, free 919 with over 65K miles, but missing a few components and a bit worse for wear after spending much of the past 8 months braving the dangers of street parking in NYC. I've always loved the 919 and this will be my 4th.

Time for some TLC:

- Six spoke F3 front and CBR900RR rear wheels with Q3 tires
- SP1 master cylinder and calipers
- F4i front end with racetech springs
- Ohlins rear shock
- 520 chain kit
- Rizoma front LED signals
- New seat, throttle cables, clutch cable
- Full fluid flush

The bike already came with an integrated tail light, stainless brake lines, renthal ultra lows, SBK exhaust, and aftermarket mirrors. Hoping to keep this build simple and leave the bike in raw form with only focus on the performance bits. Can't wait to get this bike cleaned up and back on the road.

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post #2 of 8 Old 05-29-2019, 09:26 PM
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Sounds like a great project!

I'm doing the 520 conversion right now, hoping to be done tomorrow.

So what's the advantage to the F3 wheels, are they lighter?

Is the F4i forks and Racetech springs better than the gold valve conversion on stock forks with new springs?

Suspension is one of the next things on my list.

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post #3 of 8 Old 05-30-2019, 06:52 AM Thread Starter
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Only advantage to the six spoke wheels is looks and helping out a fellow WT member get them out of his garage.

F4i forks give full compression, rebound, preload adjustment and is a direct fit to the 919 other than the front fender. Don't have any experience with converting stock forks to make a comparison.
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New to me wheels have arrived and they look beautiful. Thanks g00gl3it!


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Finally got a few solid hours to work on the bike and put things together. Here's the current state:



Front end is on and it's a crazy amalgamation of different Honda bike parts and aftermarket parts that miraculously fit together: CBR F3 front wheel, custom wheel spacers purchased from ray.beard, Honda F4i front forks reworked with straight springs and heavier oil, Honda SP1 front brake calipers mounted with 4mm spacers purchased online, stainless steel brake lines, Honda SP1 master cylinder, Rizoma Track 77 turn signals wired with a diode to double as running lights, and CRG bar end mirrors. The only parts that don't currently fit are the 919 front fender and 919 brake lever so I'll have to source something aftermarket for the two.









The rear end is also coming together nicely. Ohlins mounted and new sprockets from the 520 kit installed - all purchased from LDH. Rear wheel is from a CBR900RR with new bearings, but remainder of parts all all from the 919 including spacers, wheel hub, and rubber bumpers. Still need to install the new chain and clean up the caked on greasy crud from the old chain lube.


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Looking forward to seeing the finished product on the road.

Carry on!



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Rise from your grave 919.
Gotta love the 919s versatility as a base for other Honda components.

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Nice work! Let me know if you need any help with small bits and pieces. I work a side gig at a machine shop for fun and always enjoy making motorcycle parts when I can.

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