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post #1 of 12 Old 02-27-2013, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
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After a long and intensive search, I purchased another bike. I picked up a 2008 Honda VFR 800 with ABS. As luck would have it, winter has now returned to Colorado and so she sits in the garage with the 9'r, I am jones'n to log some miles on her. I went with the OEM hard luggage from Partzilla, Techspec tank grips, and a tank protector. Heated grips and exhaust will probably be next. I have put the 9'r up for sale on craigslist, but I am really starting to wonder if I should just keep it. While the VFR is a better fit for long distance sport touring, its hard to beat the 919 for local fun and commuting. Plus, I really like the attitude of the 9'r, and the fact that they aren't all that common. Without further ado, here she is...




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post #2 of 12 Old 02-27-2013, 04:17 PM
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congrats on the purchase I say keep both

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post #3 of 12 Old 02-27-2013, 04:21 PM
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Congrats on finding what looks to be an as-close-to-new-as-you-can-get bike!

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congrats on the purchase I say keep both
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Very sharp looking bike, set up nice for touring. Congrats man!

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Looks great and I say keep both bikes. The 919 is low maintenance, bulletproof, and less fragile for biking around town. Plus, you never know when you'll need a spare bike in case one is down for some reason.

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Great pick up RWillie, sport touring at its finest.

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now throw an A&A supercharger kit on her n make 160whp!!!

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post #9 of 12 Old 02-27-2013, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks to everyone for the compliments! I know if I sell the 919, I'll regret it down the road. At the same time, its hard to justify storing, insuring, plating, and maintaining 2 bikes. I think I will see if I can get my asking price before the plates and insurance expire in late April. If it doesn't sell by then, I'll probably keep it for at least another season... maybe longer!

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Post a link to your add on here, it may help you sell it.

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Awesome bike! Congrats!

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Great looking bike but i would suggest keeping both at least for a year.
I owned a totally cherry Gen 5 VFR for two years and rotated riding it with the 919. Even though it was a bunch heavier than the 919 it handled better and was great on the highway. The sensation of speed is much different and so you tend to ride much faster. It just was too hot to ride in the city when temps were over 85 deg. and it didn't have the character and smile factor that the 919 has. I sold mine last fall.
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