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post #1 of 17 Old 03-06-2017, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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new to the Honda 919 and the forum

I just picked up a 2002 Honda 919 with 30,000 miles for $2300. It's in great shape and after 2 rides I'm already in love with the bike. Looking forward to being part of the community
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I just picked up a 2002 Honda 919 with 30,000 miles for $2300. It's in great shape and after 2 rides I'm already in love with the bike. Looking forward to being part of the community
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post #5 of 17 Old 03-06-2017, 05:37 PM
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that's a great deal.
you're gonna enjoy her.
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Welcome! I got mine a few years ago and just started digging into fixing the suspension and looking forward to a new season.

Where you at?

$2K for a solid 919 is a deal. I stole mine '06 25K miles for $3K a few years back.

Plenty of knowledge to share here, just ask and we can help run thru any work you want to do on it.

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Welcome! I got mine a few years ago and just started digging into fixing the suspension and looking forward to a new season.

Where you at?

$2K for a solid 919 is a deal. I stole mine '06 25K miles for $3K a few years back.

Plenty of knowledge to share here, just ask and we can help run thru any work you want to do on it.
Thanks! I was hoping for a '04+ model so I could have the adjustable suspension, but I'm pretty happy with the deal. Coming from a KLR, the 919 feels way smooth and has plenty of power for me. I think an oil and coolant change are in order and I should be good to go for a while. Lots of fun ahead

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Welcome aboard, great find at a great price, enjoy it
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post #9 of 17 Old 03-06-2017, 07:13 PM
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Thanks! I was hoping for a '04+ model so I could have the adjustable suspension, but I'm pretty happy with the deal. Coming from a KLR, the 919 feels way smooth and has plenty of power for me. I think an oil and coolant change are in order and I should be good to go for a while. Lots of fun ahead
I still don't know how to dial in the suspension but I'm correcting some major problems mine had with the front end.

They way the seals are positioned, I got water inside the forks when I washed the bike. One side was leaking and my 1st ride this season was hell.

The bike was diving into turns / lane changes and was very hard to handle.

My tire gauge battery was dead, my tire was very low, my fork oil was filled with water, and my front tire is old.

Dumped the digital tire gauge for a mech one, tore down the forks, replaced seals and cleaned out the crappy water/oil mix.

I'll find out tomorrow how much of a difference it makes, but based on the crap that came out of the forks, I expect a big change.

I understand the 919's suspension isn't it's best feature, but at least it'll be better than before.

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sounds like quite the headache, but I hope everything works as intended for you! digital tire gauge on the 919? did I miss something?

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sounds like quite the headache, but I hope everything works as intended for you! digital tire gauge on the 919? did I miss something?
Sorry, I must have said it wrong. I've been using a highly rated digital tire gauge since I started riding. I check about 10~20 times a year or so and when the battery goes dead, they have to be sent back in for re calc I think. So I just toss them at that point.

I went out and found a mech type gauge that seems to be spot on and shouldn't give me any more problems.

In fact, this could be a great riding season if I can get the tires and suspension worked out.

Hard to think I actually had water mixed in my fork oil

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The first basic mod to do is the flapper mod. Search it on the forums and you'll get an explanation. Oh and it's free!

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Thanks, I'll check it out. The only things I've planned so far are some frame sliders and basic maintenance. The list grows!

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post #15 of 17 Old 03-07-2017, 06:11 AM
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with regards to the "frame" sliders, don't cheap out and mount them to the engine. Make sure you mount them to the "frame" location.
Mine came mounted to the engine and I had to relocate them after reading horror stories bout frame sliders when mounted to the engine bolts how they could rip off the cylinder wall upon a crash.
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Yeah, I plan on running a threaded rod through the frame to mount them

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post #17 of 17 Old 03-07-2017, 06:15 AM
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You can either run that threaded rod "or" you can simply tap the meaty part of the frame area. it appears it only goes in about an inch or so before it become the hollow part of the frame.
Some folks here merely tapped the part of the frame where the hole resides and put their threaded connection on there.
Others used the threaded rod but warned that if that threaded rod got bent at all..........it'd be hell to try and slide the thing out when replacing.....so just so's you know.
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