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post #1 of 7 Old 01-27-2011, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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Question Year models of the 919?

Alright Ive actually just joined this forum for this question alone Im curious as to what is the difference between say the 2003 919 and the 2007 919. Im looking to buy a 919 in the summer and im just curious is the 2007 is worth the extra grand or so. and if so what makes it worth the extra grand even if the bikes have around the same mileage?

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post #2 of 7 Old 01-27-2011, 09:32 PM
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Only '04 the suspension received a small upgrade. Rebound/preload adjustment in the front. Rebound/preload in the rear.

Any year could use a new rear shock and upgraded front springs. So, go for the best price verses mileage verses some money and have your suspension redone from the get go.

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check the stickies around here, theres a list of changes somewhere...there's more differences than what arctic954 is telling you, but they are just cosmetic beyond his list.

A new rear shock runs about a grand, FYI.

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Here ya go. Bottom of the first post, and some trailing info after:

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I would go 04 or newer for the suspension unless you are just going to swap it out right away. Ohlins rear's are hard to come by and like stated, cost about $919. Yes $919. Penske makes a current model that can be had for $550. I have one on my workbench waiting to be installed.

The front forks are another story. You can do several things including swapping in better oil, installing recetech or traxxion springs and new oil, or swapping in CBR600F4i forks.

I bought my bike new in 07 and haven't done any suspension work other than setting SAG and adjusting what I can. The rear is too harsh and the front is too soft so this summer is "fix suspension time".

Other than the suspension the biggest thing is the clock/trip meter and the gold calipers which is purely cosmetic. Definitely check the helpful topics thread.

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thanks guys! this is sort of what i expected to be different about them after looking at the specs and whatnot between the years. but hell when your a college student its probably going to come down to the best deal i can find. adn ill be sure to check out that link, and i sadly wont be able to buy one till around july, ive already had to go through the disapointment of seeing a really good deal on this forum and realizing right now im poor

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