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Help me Spend my Tax Return $$$$

Can you help me spend my tax return?

- Mods to do or get for the bike.

- Accessories for the bike; as well as a new helmet and some gear for me.

My hope with this Thread is two fold

1) fun for every one of course and fine tune my ideas for this year

2) serve as ideas/ order of things to do for new 919 owners or any new bike owner for that matter. Kind of a wrist twisters wish or to do list.

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You should tell us the current status of the bike.

Save $$ for track days!

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Looks like you have the touring setup going. Would highly recommend doing a 599 headlight if doing long trips.

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Givi Engine/Crash Guards (great for touring and in general ).... which I happen to have a new one still in the original wrapping I'd be willing to sell. PM if you're interested

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Good point Shmoo

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You should tell us the current status of the bike.

Save $$ for track days!
Bike Status:
I have the full set bags then for christmas Santa brought me a fender eliminator kit and a 130+db air horn (get on your cell phone now OH YEAH!!!)
other than that she is bone stock.

Bike usage:
I commute to and from NYC quite a bit.
Two maybe three road trips (This year is Canada)
The occasional two up
I am trying to get two or three track days this year

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Looks like you have the touring setup going. Would highly recommend doing a 599 headlight if doing long trips.


Really? Is that hard to do?

Because I was thinking of just a bulb change like the silver stars for cars.

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Chroming your wheels.

Chroming your frame.

Getting a few spare bandana's.

Widening your rear wheel to take a 240.

Oh, wait. Wrong board.

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Really? Is that hard to do?

Because I was thinking of just a bulb change like the silver stars for cars.
The silver star helps a little, the 599 light, from what I hear, is the way to go. If I don't do the 599 light I'll be looking into a set of driving lights.

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Really? Is that hard to do?

Because I was thinking of just a bulb change like the silver stars for cars.
if I recall, it's a little wire-splicing, but other than that, pretty easy, a lot more light than the 919 stocker...

but an HID kit will work just as well if not better

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if I recall, it's a little wire-splicing, but other than that, pretty easy, a lot more light than the 919 stocker...

but an HID kit will work just as well if not better
Is there a thread here for the HID Kit?
I definitely want to look into doing the 599 light and wouldn't mind learning more about the HID option as well.

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Is there a thread here for the HID Kit?
I definitely want to look into doing the 599 light and wouldn't mind learning more about the HID option as well.
The 599 light is the shiznit!

Unbelivable difference over the stock light.

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I just got the Triboseat cover by recommendation from this board. It works great if you like riding 2up. She'll thank you as well.

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The 599 light is the shiznit!

Unbelivable difference over the stock light.
Where can I get one or should I buy new??

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Is there one in particular i should get?

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- Mods to do or get for the bike.
1. A huge tank to hold gas while its cheap(er now).
2. A extra set of tires while oil is cheap(er now).
3. Dedicated cycle cave (hey, it's on my list!)

- Accessories for the bike; as well as a new helmet and some gear for me.
1. NEW MIRRORS
2. luggage
3. Bell Revolver Helmet (or Star like I have)

My wish list for the 919 is getting long and money is getting harder to come by...not sure if this is being felt by anyone else around here but it's starting to feel like a luxury just to OWN a motorcycle, let alone farkle it up.

I may not have a lot to say but it doesn't mean I don't listen.
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If you don't have the money for Ohlins, Penske can be had for several hundred less ~$600
https://www.wristtwisters.com/f94/pen...all-25427.html

Fork rebuild - ie. Traxxion or Racetech internals. $100-$200

If you want to drop some weight and make it look and sound better, get some new cans. $400-$600

Braided brake lines for better stopping with the extra weight. $60-$80
https://www.wristtwisters.com/f94/sta...nes-10307.html

The new headlight, brake lines, suspension upgrades all directly apply to everything you want to do.

Better suspension will reap benefits in every aspect of your riding.

A 599 headlight conversion will add safety every time you ride.

Braided brake lines will improve braking for a heavy touring setup and be of tremendous value if you want to do trackdays.

Putting aftermarket exhaust on will reduce a lot of weight that is carried high on the bike. Not to mention they sound a whole lot better.

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Should I cross cut the rotors as well?

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Alright... here's my list.... in order of first that should be done....

1. remove fork reflectors, remove flapper, chop off huge tail w/ dremel, pull charcoal
2. dump stock bars for the Renthal Ultra Lows
3. dump mirrors for CRG bar end mirrors
4. add some sort of flyscreen
5. dump OEM exhaust.....dual slip-ons or single sided can is a lighter setup
6. New front fork springs........and maybe upgrade to either new forks or F4I forks.
7. New rear shock...... Penske or Ohlins
8. Dump rider/passenger pegs for a set of SATO rearsets
9. luggage? rear rack? side racks? SW-Motech stuff rocks.
10. Sergeant seat? Corbin? Airhawk with the stock seat?

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I like my PIAA bulb, lots brighter! I had silverstar bulbs in my car--they don't last that long. I was disappointed. The PIAA is more $, but worth the squeeze, in my opinion. Dave.

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Ok if I am doing cans would it make more sense or be with it to do full exhaust?

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The other popular mod was the front end changing springs, now the FI4 font end.
Which is better for the 919?
And how hard is the front end swap?

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Ok if I am doing cans would it make more sense or be with it to do full exhaust?
The only full exhaust you will find for this thing is old 900rr sets on ebay. That will give you 1 low side can. If you want to keep the center up dual, you are stuck with just the cans. New cans drastically reduce weight that is carried very high on the bike. The OEM cans are ~9-10lbs each and my Yoshi SS setup is only about 5-6 lbs ea. Titanium or CF will be even less than that.

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The only full exhaust you will find for this thing is old 900rr sets on ebay. That will give you 1 low side can. If you want to keep the center up dual, you are stuck with just the cans. New cans drastically reduce weight that is carried very high on the bike. The OEM cans are ~9-10lbs each and my Yoshi SS setup is only about 5-6 lbs ea. Titanium or CF will be even less than that.

In your opinion for the work and Money to do the 900rr set up is it wort it?
or just go with the slip on?

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F4i forks are an easy/usefull/cheap mod. How much do you weigh?

The RR exhaust is more about looks, do you like the way it looks? Or do you prefer undertail exhaust?

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In your opinion for the work and Money to do the 900rr set up is it wort it?
or just go with the slip on?
For me the 900RR was about the stink. Exhaust doesnt stink any less, but doesnt get all over you so much. Mine cost about $400 to do.

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In your opinion for the work and Money to do the 900rr set up is it wort it?
or just go with the slip on?

For me it's not a matter of cost or work. I much prefer the undertail exhaust, but then I don't have much stink from it. From a simplicity standpoint, you can buy a slip on kit and have it mounted in a hour.


Pros of 900rr setup:

Much lighter due to single can
What weight is there is carried much lower
Eliminates stink
900rr headers are probably better than 919 for power
Use virtually any after market muffler you can fabricate a mount for.

Subjective Pros:

Looks better
Costs less - This depends on if you can get a good deal on used headers from ebay.

Cons:

Must fabricate your own mounting bracket. (not tough, it's been done many times)

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With a 900rr setup, are you required to use a Power Commander and dyno tune?

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apple, its recommended that the 919 has a power commander whether it has aftermarket pipes or stock : )

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With a 900rr setup, are you required to use a Power Commander and dyno tune?
Any "been there done that" guys with the 900rr setup care to comment?


Required? Doubt it.

Level of "Help" varies from setup to setup but this one would probably benefit the most from a tune.

Level of "Hurt" is pretty much zero save for the cost of having it tuned and the PCIII itself.

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With a 900rr setup, are you required to use a Power Commander and dyno tune?
I was ready to add a PCIII if necessary after converting. I took it to a shop and had them put it on the dyno and just check the A/F ratio at a few points. The guy (who sells PCIII's) told me it wasn't needed. My A/F was right around 13.5, went a little richer ~12.5 when you gas it hard but then settled back at 13.5 which he said was pretty good. He only charged me 50 bucks to check it.

I'm sure my bike could be in better tune with a PCIII, but I'm a cheap bastard.


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marylandmike, which shop was this?

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marylandmike, which shop was this?
I got the name of the shop (Powerhouse Cycle in Owings, MD) from the dynojet website as an authorized PCIII tuning center. I just looked and they aren't listed any more. I would start at the dynojet site and just call a couple of the closest ones and see if they will check it for you.

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I went that route, because I like the look, I also think it has a nice sound to it. I have $125 in mine so far, I need to sandblast it and get it painted up still. I've got a PCIII on mine, but currently am running a zero map. I had the LDH's Mori4 map on it but it seems to stink less with the zero map. No noticeable difference in power between the maps. I am contemplating removing my PCIII seeing as how MDMike doesn't run one and doesn't have any issues.



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