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post #1 of 16 Old 11-06-2018, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
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How fast do you want your bike to go? Here's a turbo 919 for sale.

I'd like to try it out just to see what it's like, but my guess is it's not very usable on the street.

Maybe sell it to that beginner bike guy that started that YT series

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/mc...735493333.html

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post #2 of 16 Old 11-06-2018, 07:29 PM
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That's a great deal if it is in good mechanical condition

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That's a great deal if it is in good mechanical condition
It looks like it's got some good parts... did you sell him the 17/44 sprocket set, might be a member here.

I don't remember anyone doing a turbo project, but he's go some custom intake plenum, so it's got some money being spent.

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No idea... I've sold so many of those 17/44 chain kits I cannot even possibly keep track of all of them. I probably sold 200-300 kits before I even started tracking them by part#

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There was a member here about a year ago who got a turbo 919. Had an identical air intake and big arse oil filter out the side like that one. It was a black bike but he also had a red metallic one. Also was running Delkevik cans.
I wonder?

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That would be an interesting buy just for the front conversion, if it was done correctly. Trade front ends and resell. Would save a lot of effort.

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That would be an interesting buy just for the front conversion, if it was done correctly. Trade front ends and resell. Would save a lot of effort.
Didn't even pay attention to the forks... This is looking like a great setup.

Dash, PC3, headlight, forks... lots of good stuff there.

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Don't forget the Sato rearsets. They are practically worth their weight in gold.
JW speaker headlight, not cheap.
Delkevik exhaust is OK too.

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IF it's good mechanically... Seems a bit cheap only 5g for the amount of work put into it and custom parts.

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IF it's good mechanically... Seems a bit cheap only 5g for the amount of work put into it and custom parts.

Well at the end of the ride it is still just a Honda 919...

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Well at the end of the ride it is still just a Honda 919...
Yep, you never get anything for custom mods. Question for you: I've read a ton of posts on how to do the inverted swap, but also a lot of posts on how flexy the frame is. Does doing the conversion provide a significant improvement over just reworking the stock forks....given it's still a 919?

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Question for you: I've read a ton of posts on how to do the inverted swap, but also a lot of posts on how flexy the frame is. Does doing the conversion provide a significant improvement over just reworking the stock forks....given it's still a 919?

Nope... & even if you do a conversion to a USD fork you still have to rework those forks too. They basically use the same internals.

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Are you asking from a racing perspective or street riding perspective ?


I think @LDH has a bunch to say on race vs street capabilities for the 919 :P


but the general concensus is that for the street the 9er is quite a cheap package that you can have fun modding(if that's your thing) and it can be a capable bike that can go head to head with more expensive out of the box solutions, but for racing it might not be worth the effort.
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Yep, you never get anything for custom mods. Question for you: I've read a ton of posts on how to do the inverted swap, but also a lot of posts on how flexy the frame is. Does doing the conversion provide a significant improvement over just reworking the stock forks....given it's still a 919?

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Nope... & even if you do a conversion to a USD fork you still have to rework those forks too. They basically use the same internals.
He lists them as "rc51 SP2 front forks (just rebuilt)", so who knows what's been done to them.

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Probably never race, although tempted to do a track day. Haven't raced since the 90's and broke way too many bones when I did. Just a street bike, but one I like playing with since it's my second bike. Wasn't really considering going inverted, as the effort and cost seemed too high, but this deal sounds interesting. But only if inverted is really a benefit. Sounds like it's not really.


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Are you asking from a racing perspective or street riding perspective ?


I think @LDH has a bunch to say on race vs street capabilities for the 919 :P


but the general concensus is that for the street the 9er is quite a cheap package that you can have fun modding(if that's your thing) and it can be a capable bike that can go head to head with more expensive out of the box solutions, but for racing it might not be worth the effort.
(correct me if I'm wrong)

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Ha ha, yep it was mine. I converted from the black one to my red low mileage one. Was fun, stupid fast and handled really well. Ran a 9.96 in the 1/4 mile on 110 octane. Why did i sell it? I live on 40 acres and its a long dirt road. I find my 2018 Africa Twin more enjoyable, and I already have too many bikes- simple as that...
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