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post #1 of 8 Old 03-03-2019, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
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Honda got it right

I have owned my 2007 919 for less than a year now but i think i have a good idea if it is a great bike or not.This bike was designed for a rider with average riding skills that wants a comfortable sport bike for general riding. It was never intended to be the fastest sit up naked sport bike out their.
honda gave us a pretty light 100 HP motorcycle with a mono rear shock and adjustable front fork, Being a average rider i appreciate how this bike gives me confidence to push the bike within my riding skills.
I never get tired of its wonderful usable power band. I love shifting this bike threw the gears. Darn smooth breaking.
the seat and handlebars are perfect for my 6 foot body.
I have no complaints at all , if you feel the power or handling are not up to your expectation you bought the wrong bike.
I rate this bike at the top of my list of sport bikes i have owned Previous naked bikes owned

1.2003 Kawa Z1000
2. 2002 kawa ZRX
3.1984 Suzuki GS 1150
4. 1982 Suzuki GS 1100 [ new ]
5. 1978 Suzuki GS 760
6. 1969 Honda CB 750 [ new ]
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post #2 of 8 Old 03-03-2019, 04:03 PM
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I couldn't agree more. And I'll tell you exactly what it is, it's a street machine. An excellent example of a UJM.
Also the engine is bullet proof.
Well done Honda.
I luv my 919 too.

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6. 1969 Honda CB 750 [ new ]
Mmmmmm, nice to have had!
No, make that incredible to have had.

If you're still into that and the later SOHC pre accelerator pump models, I have a set of mint 69/71 pipes on my K3, and another set hanging up in the basement.
Real Unobtanium nowadays.

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My red 69 750 was one with now desirable sand cast cases. 4 single throttle cables , one for each carb. Had it a year , riding it in the winter without a car became un bearable even in So Cal

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My red 69 750 was one with now desirable sand cast cases. 4 single throttle cables , one for each carb. Had it a year , riding it in the winter without a car became un bearable even in So Cal
A good one of those today is serious coin.
I'm dreading hearing what you sold it for in order to get instead?
A car?
LoL.
Anyway, you're in a select group of those that had the first year bike.
The rumour way back was that the first shipment to the USA had shorter barrel heights with more compression, and were jetted a bit richer - and were faster.
There was even talk of the cam having been a bit hotter.

One of my best friends had a '71.
First year of the ganged carb's and single cable.
Last year of honestly serious power.
My '73 was an absolute dawg in comparison.

Thanks for the memory lane trip.

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I was down to the 919, ZRX, and Ducati Monster. I spotted the ZRX, which was hard to find, Monsters were easy to find, then the 919 came up and it's super rare to find a nice one, so I snagged it.

I remember seeing a silver/gray one some bought back at the Nighthawk forum and thought that's the bike I want.

I came from a Nighthawk 700S (aka baby ZRX).

I haven't been able to tune the suspension yet, just getting to that now, but she's really coming along.

Some say the 919 was the extension of the Nighthawk.

I just hope they never get rid of the naked standard bikes, there's just something about the exposed engine standard that just works.

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Honda got the sound right and the seat height too.

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post #8 of 8 Old 03-06-2019, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
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my 69 red 750 was a little faster than later 750s . It was so far ahead of anything else with two wheels at the time. I never had a break down and it ran like a Swiss watch.
To show you how far we have come i took it to the famous old Irwindale drag strip and i still remember turning 13.60 at 96 MPH.
The Kawasaki 500 triple was a little faster but refined it was NOT. poor handling,poor brakes . not a bike to ride a lot unless you were very hard core.Took a ride with a fellow on a Norton Commando on a Sunday ride. He broke down so many times we jokingly called out Norton time. Mostly his fuel bowl would vibrate loose.
I think i paid 1,400 for the bike new, do not remember what i sold it for but it was around 900 in 1971. It was my first motorcycle.
I was out of riding until 1979 i bought a used 1978 Suzuki GS 750 a really good handling UJM.

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