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post #1 of 20 Old 10-19-2007, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
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1 thing I hate about my 919

I can't justify another street bike to save my life. Last week I went on a weekend trip to NJ from OH.......Comfy enough. (9 hours each way non stop)
Mountain roads and track days over the summer........Holds its own.
Reliability......I can't kill the dang thing if I tried. And I have tried.

I'm looking to get an adventure touring bike but just can't drop the dough whent he 919 does everything so well. Except off road of coarse. Which I have a street leagall 450x for that.

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Don't fall into the "My 919's so awesome" trap. I've seen it too many times on this board.

Clearly it has clouded your judgement because there is ALWAYS a good rationale for buying another streetbike. ALWAYS!!!!

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Except off road of coarse. Which I have a street leagall 450x for that.
I've only had mine for 7 days. It's totally my style of bike.

My street legal '03 WR450 takes care of the off road stuff, or when I just want to do something a little different around town!

I guess '03 was a good year...!

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Don't fall into the "My 919's so awesome" trap. I've seen it too many times on this board.

Clearly it has clouded your judgement because there is ALWAYS a good rationale for buying another streetbike. ALWAYS!!!!
But........my 919 is so awsome!

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Yea. THere is always an exuse to get another bike. I just don't like getting new untill the old is either worn out or I just don't use it anymore. The 919 is just great for using every day beause it is just good enough at everything (on payvement). Far from great at everything, just good enough.

Mostly I started this thread not to talk the 9'er up. But beause I just got back from a Honda/BMW/Suzuki/KTM/Ducati dealer and didn't see anything there that really got my blood boiling, there was plenty of lust but nothing I know i'd be happy with for more than a couple months.

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No one bike can do everything. Best I can figure, it takes about 5 bikes to satisfy every whim.

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Yea. THere is always an exuse to get another bike. I just don't like getting new untill the old is either worn out or I just don't use it anymore. The 919 is just great for using every day beause it is just good enough at everything (on payvement). Far from great at everything, just good enough.

Mostly I started this thread not to talk the 9'er up. But beause I just got back from a Honda/BMW/Suzuki/KTM/Ducati dealer and didn't see anything there that really got my blood boiling, there was plenty of lust but nothing I know i'd be happy with for more than a couple months.
Well.. I can heartily recommend a ZX-14 if insane speed and doing it really really really, realllllly effing quickly are what you are after. My new ZX-14 propells my fat ass right into the 10s in the quarter mile.. and I am a big fat guy at 4100 feet elevation with just barely a clue how to do this sorta thing! Damn bro! INSANE!


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Ah. Those 14s are great. That should be one of the 5 in Nick's garge.

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that's how u dress for runnin in the 10's??!?!?
doooooood...

10's = leather, like pinky's little sister

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that's how u dress for runnin in the 10's??!?!?
doooooood...

10's = leather, like pinky's little sister
I know your right. Soon!

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some say the 919 is like an all seaon tire...
good at everything but not excellent at any one thing...

you can buy a more focused bike say for pure touring or pure track but can you afford it? =P

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I had a bag strapped on the back to go to the gym today.
It was harder than normal to get my leg over.
Maybe I'll do stretches first next time...?!
that's all I can think of... after 10 days of ownership- I LOVE IT!

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post #15 of 20 Old 10-22-2007, 05:23 PM
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I admit I bought another bike.
I purchased what I think is a classic, a 97 cbr1100xx
I also think the 919 is an unbeatable city / commuting bike, and I like touring on it as well.
but I have to admit the blackbird rides like it is on rails, I am still getting used to it.
still missing the offroad pothole season bike, but is three bikes too much?
Oh well as some wise woman on this board said, it is my midlife crisis so I get to have the toys I want.

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I admit I bought another bike.
I purchased what I think is a classic, a 97 cbr1100xx
I also think the 919 is an unbeatable city / commuting bike, and I like touring on it as well.
but I have to admit the blackbird rides like it is on rails, I am still getting used to it.
still missing the offroad pothole season bike, but is three bikes too much?
Oh well as some wise woman on this board said, it is my midlife crisis so I get to have the toys I want.

mnet
The XX is a good find. Not a lot of those for sale at all. Dealerships are still proud of those like they built them right there in house. Got pics?

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post #17 of 20 Old 10-23-2007, 07:43 AM
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no picks yet
I have sent her off to get her polished and compounded.
I will post pics soon.


also re exhaust, I have no problem at all with exhaust stink.
I ride 2 up alot on the 919 , (my girlfriend thinks the seat is too hard ) I have the suspension dialed a little stiff to take the weight.
I have a motech top rack and a givi case on the back of the bike, convenient and no stink.

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post #18 of 20 Old 10-23-2007, 08:18 AM
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Nice score on the Blackbird, and no three bikes is not too many, probably not enuff.

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I bought a new 06 in Apr 07 and, well, I guess I have to gush like everyone else and say "I Love It!". I have had lots of bikes and I loved them all (although the Bultaco Pursang took some time to grow on me) but this bike is just plain sweet. Sweeeeeeeeeeet.
I guess the thing I hate about my 919 is parking it.

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post #20 of 20 Old 10-26-2007, 07:47 AM
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I bought a new 06 in Apr 07 and, well, I guess I have to gush like everyone else and say "I Love It!". I have had lots of bikes and I loved them all (although the Bultaco Pursang took some time to grow on me) but this bike is just plain sweet. Sweeeeeeeeeeet.
I guess the thing I hate about my 919 is parking it.
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It's the best all rounder I've ridden in the 20yr of riding sport bikes. There are more comfy sport touring bikes for long distance touring. But none motivate me to make extra room in the garage. A major problem with comfy full fairing STs is you don't feel speed and are likely to ride too fast and receive expensive tickets. I love my naked 9r!

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