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post #1 of 8 Old 08-09-2017, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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Make my 919 into a tourer!

Hey guys,

I really enjoy taking long trips on my bike but i would like to make it more comfortable. I took a 500mi round trip to Ragged point and i wasn't that fatigued but i do have some complaints. I'll list my complaints and you guys can recommend something to fix it.

1. Wind. What Windscreen do you recommend? I'm 5'8 with a 29 in inseam

2. My hands get extremely cold when i ride on chilly days. Hand guards and/or Heated grips/gloves? What brand?

3. Luggage? I'm looking for a top case

4. Seat. I'm thinking of a corbin seat

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post #2 of 8 Old 08-10-2017, 06:47 AM
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I just bought a great condition stock seat on ebay for $99 and will be sending it off to Spencer's for the $75 foam upgrade with Supracor inserts. I'll let you know how it feels, if it works well, maybe you can save yourself a couple hundred and forgo the corbin

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Oh and windscreen. I'm 6'2" and use the Givi 240A. (1) I think it looks obscenely sexy (2) it takes wind buffeting off my chest but I deeeefffinitely feel it on my helmet esp. when I'm gunning it on an open highway. If you're a little shorter then maybe you can avoid that - hope it helps!

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I use the Puig Naked Universal Windscreen, and it treats me well. Not ugly or huge but provides good chest coverage. I also use a tank bag, soft side bags and large extended sliders for foot pegs on my trips. I did 1,700 miles in a week and found the sliders/pegs essential. I also will be making removable hard cases for the back sides and removing the soft bags. I camp every night on my trips and need more space. I also raised my bars a little with a set of renthal bars that are slightly taller. I am 5'6" with a 28" inseam. Works for me...

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I favor any shield that flows the wind over my head and does not cause helmet buffeting. I have a Givi on the '06 and a National Cycle F 18 on the '03. At least get the wind off of your chest.

I prefer a heated jacket liner and hand guards vs. heated grips. You may not have enough juice to run both in addition to other touring accessories if you are serious about long trips.

I have a E36, 3-case Givi set-up, but the mounts are no longer available and rarely appear for re-sale. If you are thinking in terms of just a top case. My '06 has an Alu rack with a Givi mount in both monolock and monokey versions.

The seat was done by spenser about 50K ago(now at 78K) and is very comfortable for long distance with new foam.

The 919 is a great touring mount when outfitted properly.

Good luck.
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Your 919 is at 78k?? That's amazing, well done. What sort of major work have you come across since you've owned it?



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I favor any shield that flows the wind over my head and does not cause helmet buffeting. I have a Givi on the '06 and a National Cycle F 18 on the '03. At least get the wind off of your chest.

I prefer a heated jacket liner and hand guards vs. heated grips. You may not have enough juice to run both in addition to other touring accessories if you are serious about long trips.

I have a E36, 3-case Givi set-up, but the mounts are no longer available and rarely appear for re-sale. If you are thinking in terms of just a top case. My '06 has an Alu rack with a Givi mount in both monolock and monokey versions.

The seat was done by spenser about 50K ago(now at 78K) and is very comfortable for long distance with new foam.

The 919 is a great touring mount when outfitted properly.

Good luck.

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Your 919 is at 78k?? That's amazing, well done. What sort of major work have you come across since you've owned it?
Nothing out of the ordinary..........just the typical consumables. The only failure was the the exhaust bracket where the pipe goes vertical.

The valve cover has never been off for a clearance check..............maybe at 80K it will be addressed.

But then again, I don't flog the snot out of the engine and bounce it off the rev limiter.

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Nothing out of the ordinary..........just the typical consumables. The only failure was the the exhaust bracket where the pipe goes vertical.

The valve cover has never been off for a clearance check..............maybe at 80K it will be addressed.

But then again, I don't flog the snot out of the engine and bounce it off the rev limiter.

Carry on!
Beautiful, really happy to see this - hope it brings you 78 more!

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