5 days ago. I purchase a 2004 matte uranium Honda 919. 6972 miles. $3100. Ride home 30 miles. Runs great. Smile on my face.
4 days ago.Fuel light pops on, fill it up with Shell premium. I turn the key to the on position. Nothing happens. Turn off, turn on, nothing. Sit on bike and hold it upright. Power comes on, starts, runs great.
3 days ago, I was riding. FI light pops up, slow down to a stop light, dies. Starts back up.
2 days ago, turn key on, nothing. Sit on bike, nothing. Turn key off and on. Hit starter, all lights/dash turn off. Turn key on, nothing. Off and back on. I get a very weak fuel pump noise. After a minute of doing this. Fires up.
1 day ago, same issues with starting, ran great.
Today, same issues with starting. I am riding and the FI light comes on and flashes a code this time, it was short but I didn't catch it. Bike dies. Pop it in 3rd, starts, dies shortly after. I roll into a grocery store lot, get groceries. Turn key, nothing. Turn key, lights on, hit starter, all go out. About a minute later I am able to start it and ride home without issue.
One thing that struck me odd is that 3 times I went to start. It responded with power immediately after being dead when I sat on the bike and held it upright.
The previous owner said he kept the battery on a tender over winter. It is 2-3 years old. He said that he has never had any issues with the bike.
Not related to my bike problems, but first post here:
I've had my eye on a Honda 919 for a little over year. I've been obsessing over it a little bit. I can't stop smiling and staring at it. Such an awesome machine.
This is my 3rd season riding. My second bike, first being a 07' Ninja 650r. While that was a fun little machine it doesn't even begin to compare to the 919. The suspension on the 919 is much tighter and responsive. More comfortable as well going over bumps. The 919 feels much lighter even though it's about 30lbs heavier.
The smoothness of the acceleration on the 919 is awesome and holy sh*t does the 919 take off. 1st gear on the 650 tops out around 30, 2nd 50. With the heavy engine breaking of the twin it feels like you're stressing the machine and run out of power quick.
Don't get me wrong the 650r is a great bike performance and looks wise. But the 919 just does everything way better. The legendary engine, the classic styling and this matte uranium color. I feel like I have a crush on a new girl at work, petite, likes to play video games, camp, ride bikes and guitar. I can't stop looking at it.
Here's some pictures, just put some rim tape on earlier tonight:
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