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Hornet 919 ...Raising the rear end?

Has anyone came accross a cheap way of raising the rear end of the Hornet 919.:001_smile:I was wondering if theres a longer shock from something else that fits .

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Raising the rear end

I assume you want to do this to quicken the steering - if so, it is easier to lower the front for the same effect - just raise the fork tubes in the yokes. You could also increase the preload on the stock shock with a spanner but that would affect the sag.

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Yeah thats the best idea i got for you to. You can go 10mm on the front forks and get the rear suspension set up for your weight. Also look into some racetechs.

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There used to be a part, made in Germany, to lift the back end a bit.
It was a pricey little bit of kit.
Might still be able to find it on ebay.

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I wanted to raise it for looks.Will have a look through ebay.Thanks

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raise suspension or raise the rear sub? it seems to be a streetfighter thing in europe to point the rear clip at an unexplainable angle towards the sky. just search for shocks in the search thing, you'll come up with tons of stuff that will help

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raise suspension or raise the rear sub? it seems to be a streetfighter thing in europe to point the rear clip at an unexplainable angle towards the sky. just search for shocks in the search thing, you'll come up with tons of stuff that will help
i love fighters but i dont like the look your talking about. i know exactly what your saying and i still dont understand why they do it lol

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I wanted to raise it for looks.Will have a look through ebay.Thanks
Grab a handful of front brake while you head is over the handlebars.

That will get the rear end up & it looks cool too.

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here's a link to a thread from 3yrs ago on fireblades.org
Sorting the Hornet/919 - Honda Motorcycles - FireBlades.org


strika was looking for a tailriser

there was one made in Germany (more specifically Lohr)
just did a quick scan of german-ebay and didn't it

spec'ing it wouldn't be too tough
selecting the correct material would be key
getting it machined would prolly be a piece of cake for xrmikey or the likes

thing is, dropping the forks is a much easier solution
IF you are intent on raising the rear because you're just soooo sure it will address your concerns, well, it's gonna cost you...but it can be done

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Thanks for all the replies.I was looking to raise the end of the tail around 2inches for looks alone.Drewvir..That looks like it replaces the bottom mount of the shock for a longer one.But $190 ouch.I think i'll get mine off oner the winter and try and get one made.Thanks all.

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i love fighters but i dont like the look your talking about. i know exactly what your saying and i still dont understand why they do it lol
what happened t Hornet919? Haven't seen him in long time on WT

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Has anyone came accross a cheap way of raising the rear end of the Hornet 919.:001_smile:I was wondering if theres a longer shock from something else that fits .
I did.
https://www.wristtwisters.com/forums/...ect-28732.html

I raised the rear first but didn't care for what it did to the handling until I raised the front to match.
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Has anyone came accross a cheap way of raising the rear end of the Hornet 919.:001_smile:I was wondering if theres a longer shock from something else that fits .
Hi yes I can add something here.

I went looking for a shock for my 03 with more tune-ability than the standard fitment. Couldn't afford the O solution, but found a local merchant with a YSS shock that he wanted to quit at a price that was good for me.

It was destined for a '99 CBR600, had the right-sized mounting points but was 20mm or so over-length. I had it dyno tested, and it came up ok (digressive pattern, if that means anything you) with a decent range of rebound adjustment, so I went with it. Spring was too soft for me, but there are lots of the correct dimensions in our aftermarket, made by our friendly cousins in Oz.

I did need to attend to the front end to make it all manageable, but have ended up with an overall feel to the bike that I like. Be prepared to do something about your side-stand, as the angle will become pretty dramatic. And if you have a short inseam (less than 32"), you'd better have nice limber hip joints for the mount/dismount part.

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Has anyone have luck finding a tailriser cheaper than $150
Damn, just noticed the old date on the shock part of the thread.

Can't contribute anything about tail-risers.

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What options are still available? 150 kinds steep to raise the rear end. Couldn't I buy a used shock. something that would be an upgrade for the 919 to get that raised look.

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those german tail raisers are for 02-03, I was just about to drop 150 beans on one. My bike is an 06. I wish I could find another solution.

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those german tail raisers are for 02-03, I was just about to drop 150 beans on one. My bike is an 06. I wish I could find another solution.
They're all the same. Only major difference is trip meter/clock, adjustable front/rear suspension in 04+. Otherwise, exactly the same. So go buy one.

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