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post #1 of 7 Old 06-20-2008, 07:47 AM Thread Starter
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"new" 954

Just bought a new 954 - and I mean showroom new w/1800 miles. Sold the 919 for it. Paid too much but the bike and all the spares were too much to pass up. I guess my 04 919 w/15,000 miles plus $500 bucks was a pretty good swap.

I really need to switch to GP shift since that's how my track bike is set up. Have any of you guys swicthed your bikes over and if you have, how did you do it? It's not as easy as on the old 919.

How about a faster throttle twist?

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post #2 of 7 Old 06-20-2008, 07:50 AM
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The gp shift is preference and I never liked it.
I ran it two track days and decided no real advantage for me.
But I understand wanting to be consistant between bikes.

As for the throttle...
Snikwad loves his, however I never had a problem just getting a handful of throttle on my R1 or RC. For me, the stock throttle set up leave room for more modulation.

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post #3 of 7 Old 06-22-2008, 05:50 AM
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I don't know what elce you have experence with other than the 919. Take the slack out of your throttle and leave it alone. You need to manage the throttle with much more finess than you ever did with the 919. You get ham fisted with that 954 and you're going to meet a cute nurse....

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post #4 of 7 Old 10-09-2008, 01:21 AM
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Nice man, I'm looking into 954's right now. How is it comfort wise compared to your 919?

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post #5 of 7 Old 10-09-2008, 02:42 AM
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Look here for GP shift:

Seems folks are taking a VFR shifter and mounting it directly to get GP shift.

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post #6 of 7 Old 10-09-2008, 07:44 AM
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Sounds like you got a good deal. What year is the 954?

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post #7 of 7 Old 10-11-2008, 06:02 AM
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500 plus your 919 with 15K miles. Ya.....you paid to much(what kind of gun did you hold to his head?)

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