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post #1 of 13 Old 11-03-2011, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
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I Need Some Help Guys

i have an 02 919 which i LOVE! but theres a chance i might come into some money possibly soon and lets say i have 2k to spend on some aftermarket parts. and after a good service im gonna pimp it out some.

i need some help on what parts are best based on experience. my bike is stock besides a new seat and handlebars and front turn signals.

things i know im getting.

yoshies

things i need but not sure what kind


new rear spring *59k miles and it was replaced a time or two but its been maintained by an aircraft mechanic so no problems thus far. and it runs perfect.*

racing front shocks

fender eliminator kit

pegs

maybe new handlebar and grips.

and whats the holder thing that the passenger grips while riding? its scuffed up and i want a new one but dont have any idea what its called

and anything that is a good thing to change on it.

im planning on taking the pipes off and taking the bits of rust off and spray them black with grill paint. to match the body color



Sorry for the messy Post! but i hope you guys can recommend some great stuff!

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post #2 of 13 Old 11-03-2011, 12:02 PM
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so your saying it has an aftermarket rear shock?

before spending money on anything other than maybe bars mirrors and blinkers, front forks and shock are IMO way up on the priority list vs a pricy exhaust.

F4i front forks, with the right springs, and a decent rear shock.

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Your '02 919 has 59k miles on it?



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so your saying it has an aftermarket rear shock?

before spending money on anything other than maybe bars mirrors and blinkers, front forks and shock are IMO way up on the priority list vs a pricy exhaust.

F4i front forks, with the right springs, and a decent rear shock.
Same advice. Suspension upgrades will make a noticeable difference. The new exhaust wont make that much difference except in the way it sounds.

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and whats the holder thing that the passenger grips while riding? its scuffed up and i want a new one but dont have any idea what its called

You're thinking of the rear grab handle.

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I vote suspension upgrades. Everything else is optional.

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Same advice. Suspension upgrades will make a noticeable difference.
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I vote suspension upgrades. Everything else is optional.
I hear you can pick up an Ohlins rear for ~$450...


Seriously, though, that's some good mileage on your bike, was that all you?

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If I had it to do all over again, I'd focus on suspension and forget everything else. Problem is, it's easy to say that stuff's too expensive and move on to cheaper mods. Eventually, you discover that you've nickel-and-dimed yourself out of $1000, which is what the quality suspension would've cost in the first place. My next bike, I'm biting the bullet and getting the suspension right and forgetting all that other stuff.

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Your '02 919 has 59k miles on it?

the original owner used it to cruise out to his air base. so he sat in 4th all the way there, so there highway miles.

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I hear you can pick up an Ohlins rear for ~$450...


Seriously, though, that's some good mileage on your bike, was that all you?
no ive put around 500. the original owner was an air craft mechanic and used it to get to work daily. he took Unbelievable care for it. and it was all highway miles. the past owner got it at 55 and didnt ride it much. *i saw the original title*

but the price was right and i didnt have the cash to get one that has less miles for twice the price. or else i would have

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i dislike it having so many miles, but from 919 owners ive spoken too in person. they have 150k+ miles and keep regular maintenance and have 0 problems.

im 20, and paid for it myself. and my car was totaled leaving me with 2k to buy a bike. and the guy let it go for that price. which im happy with, everyone that sees it says it was a good buy.

that was the cheapest one i could find. even the 250s were like 3200. which was 1200 more than i had. the guy gave me a new back tire the original owner had as a backup. and a new clutch, that the original owner had incase anything ever went wrong with the current one. but i pray nothing will, gatta love honda! *knock on wood*

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but the price was right and i didnt have the cash to get one that has less miles for twice the price. or else i would have
why? bike's just barely broken in. ride the damn thing

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i dislike it having so many miles, but from 919 owners ive spoken too in person. they have 150k+ miles and keep regular maintenance and have 0 problems.

im 20, and paid for it myself. and my car was totaled leaving me with 2k to buy a bike. and the guy let it go for that price. which im happy with, everyone that sees it says it was a good buy.

that was the cheapest one i could find. even the 250s were like 3200. which was 1200 more than i had. the guy gave me a new back tire the original owner had as a baMckup. and a new clutch, that the original owner had incase anything ever went wrong with the current one. but i pray nothing will, gatta love honda! *knock on wood*
I wouldn't worry too much about the number of miles you have on there. My '02 has about 105,000 miles on it now and still runs like a dream. I abuse it every time I get a chance. I'm still running the original clutch and water pump. Enjoy it!

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