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post #1 of 14 Old 07-07-2008, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
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Add a 929 to the Stable

Well i have been wanting another bike in the garage for a while and found a 2000 929 on craigslist i couldn't pass up. The bike is showroom clean with a hair over 10k miles. It's the first thing I've owned with wheels that isn't black -

Anyone here have an insight or opinions about the 929? I trust the folks here more than i trust anyone else when it comes to bikes.

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Pretty sure that the 919 is still going to be my number one utility ride.
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post #2 of 14 Old 07-07-2008, 02:23 PM
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Nice looking 929! What's done to it? Why's it in the Naked Bikes section?

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Nice looking 929! What's done to it? Why's it in the Naked Bikes section?
still stock - it's in the Naked section cause that's the only section i feel comfortable in. i haven't even ridden the damn thing yet! had to wait for the title to come back from the DOT and i'm currently on a production in Chicago and a won't be home to take it for my first spin for another 2 weeks!

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still stock - it's in the Naked section cause that's the only section i feel comfortable in.


Don't be scared, we won't bite you.

929 glitches are well documented.....throttle was a bit sketchy (on/off) at certain RPM. A PCII and a map got rid of most of that. Front end was good on the street but not so great on a bumpy track at track speeds. Aftermarket could address these woes if necessary. Stock seat sux.

Make sure recalls were performed, a clutch basket and a fuel pump (or line?) if memory serves.....

Flipside: phenomenal, rheostatic power. Good looks IMHO. Comfy ergos, compared to other repli-racers. Honda fung-shwei.

Good luck with her. She shouldn't let you down.

EDIT: and yours was the coolest methinks b/c it was Honda's long awaited answer to everybody elses liter bikes (R1's and 9R's and GSXR's) and was the first to replace the 900RR dynasty. And the white w/red wing was tops. Plus, I had one

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thanks GDJAM - I'm looking forward to riding her!

looks like i'll need to do some checking into the recalls

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Nice looking 929! What's done to it? Why's it in the Naked Bikes section?
it has a Pipe and a dark windscreen that's all that has been done to this beauty - guess i'll need to order up another PC -

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Very nice, been thinking about adding one of these to the stable too. Please let us now what you think of it once you get to ride it.

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had an '01 929... man I miss that bike.

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No pic has ever come close to showing how beautiful the white/red 929 is in person.

Leave the wheels black. Stock is by far the classiest when it comes to 929s. Don't make a street whore out of it. Screen and can and are as far as I'd go. I like your Erion, btw.

Downfalls: Suspention. Send your forks and $1500 to Dan Kyle for a fork rebuild and an Ohlins. I did. Now, everytime I ride something elce, it feels cheap compared to my 929. It's that good.

The other downfall... for me... is the tank is a bit wide. My 47 year old hips start to hurt after my knees have been spread by a motorcycle fuel tank for a couple of hours. But that's probably just me. You seldom hear of anyone elce complain of hip pain when it comes to sportbikes. Usually they're bitchin about low clip-ons. Why? I don't know, but after I put HeliBars on my 929, it takes longer for the pain to set in. I'm weird. Alieve fixes what HeliBars don't.

I have 38,500 miles on mine. Nothing broke that I didn't break. No oil consumtion. No smoke. No rattles. Never been back to the dealer.

@440lbs fully wet, the 929 is still a light weight. 67 ft lbs torque. Aprox 130 ponies.

Don't get ham fisted coming out of corners, and you'll not have any problems.

Congrats. Really nice 929s are getting harder to find.

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Thanks Sniper - I'm looking forward to getting on to it.

I've already ordered a set of sliders for it.
Pretty nervous of messing this bike up - it's in showroom condition and i'd like to keep it that way - but my experiences with the 919 have made me think that i can't keep a bike upright for an entire year.
The 919 has been very easy to fix back up and now with the added SW-Motech Cage and Moose Hand Guards she is pretty invincible.

I hope i can keep the 929 as clean as it is now!

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Oh, and the tail trunk, you'll be amased how much stuff you can get in there if you pack it tightly.

You've learned some lessons, so the chances of it going over on it's side are now a little less. If it does, don't let it ruin your day. RonAyers probably has what you'll need to get it looking new again.

I haven't ridden mine since last fall. It just sits in my basement, on the battery tender. I ought to sell it, maybe. But I just can't bring myself to do it.

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ya having a tail trunk will be a big change from the 919 and having to take the Tank bag everywhere. thanks!

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No pic has ever come close to showing how beautiful the white/red 929 is in person.
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You've inspired me to get my 929 out last evening and go for a 150 mile ride.

I know $1500 spent on the suspention is a lot. But man, that bike rides nice! I had a virgin Power Pilot on back when I left. 50 miles later and had it scuffed all the way out. The little Michelin Man doesn't look too good right now either.

What an engine.

The 929 is much more narrow focused than the 919,tho. It's really not happy until it's going at least 70 on a curvy road. The engine doesn't really like to be spun much below 4000 rpm. My Erion can really comes alive when the engine goes over 7000 rpm and the HTEV opens completely.

Take it out and ride it like it was intended and you can't beat em.

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