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post #1 of 17 Old 05-01-2012, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
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New to the 919, I got one with 13000 miles.
Are they notorious for something specific? what are the normally needed parts or repairs that you guys suggest? of course beside brake pads, spark plugs and oil filters? what about clutch plates?anything else?

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post #2 of 17 Old 05-01-2012, 10:53 AM
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New to the 919, I got one with 13000 miles.
Are they notorious for something specific? what are the normally needed parts or repairs that you guys suggest? of course beside brake pads, spark plugs and oil filters? what about clutch plates?anything else?
Notorious for being rock solid and fun to ride. They really *need* nothing except standard routine maint., but the possibilities, if you *want* to do something, are pretty much endless.

IMO, start with getting the suspension as close to dialed in as you can, since that's really the only "budget" part of the bike. Beyond that, a new set of handlebars seem to be the main upgrade, especially if the stockers feel too high and narrow for you (which they did for me).

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sounds good! I can't wait to ride it ... I am changing tires and doing some routine cleanup, will take pictures and keep the forum posted very soon!

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Chain, sprockets, tail light bulbs, and tires for me at 16000 now. Ride her like you stole her

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clutch... ya no... i think theres someone on here original clutch with like 80k + miles. Unless your doing drag racing you probably will never need to replace the clutch.

the only "known issue" for the 919 is sometimes the fuel pressure regulator goes bad... its a 50-60 dollar part and its pretty easy to get to.

Valve adjustments are another thing not to really worry about.... most peoples 919's are still within original spec at 30k+ miles.... mine were still all perfectly in spec when i checked at 16k.

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Blue loctite the shifter first chance. It tends to vibrate off.

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My 919 had a terrible problem of going through rear tires every 1200-1500 miles.

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LDH, i've had cars like that! Ha.

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My 919 was had a terrible problem of going through rear tires every 1200-1500 miles.
ya.... my pilot power 2ct rears only tend to last me about 2500mi of street riding.

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How do you get 1200 miles out of a rear tire? 10lbs of air?



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That's actually pretty good considering most weekends I only get about 250-350 out of them

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How do you get 1200 miles out of a rear tire? 10lbs of air?
track time and 90% twisty riding.

and agressive twisty riding like so

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Thank you all for the input !
Seems the Honda really stand by its reputation of being a well built bike.
It did the usual "every-now-and-then" kind of maintenance: check the coolant ( found good and still 50/50 concentration, checked and cleaned the pads ( still a good deal of service life ), but replaced the fluid and freed some seized up pistons due to pads black dust, cleaned the chain and the swing arm, lubed the chain, replaced the handles, replaced the fork seals ( one was leaking, the other wanted to ), changed the tires as well, tomorrow shall change oil and filter, check the plugs and may synch the throttle bodies as per manual, upload a PC3 map and hopefully ...
I shall share some pictures with you once I get it on the road.

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only 13k miles? dont worry about syncing the throttle bodies. i'd be more concerned about re-syncing the throttle in-put to the pcIII.

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