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post #1 of 63 Old 10-22-2006, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
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Smile 919 Favorite Mods

What was/is the best Mod for the money, no limit really on cost. Just what modification brought you the best satisifaction from money/time spent. I'm of course making my list and going to prioritize it, but looking for some others thoughts to see if i need to change the list.

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post #2 of 63 Old 10-22-2006, 06:09 PM
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The Renthal bars..... makes riding that much more enjoyable

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1.Bafflectomy-lovin' it


2. Coerce bars-these are awesome and look so good

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Worst: Pazzos--Not that I dont like--they feel good & quality is great but $150 for levers & I am disappointed the clutch side reach adjustment is almost worthless. So I would do again but as far as enjoyment per $$ & satisfaction

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The Renthal bars..... makes riding that much more enjoyable
Anyone in NC have a 919 with the Renthal or Coerce bars? I'd love to visit and see what they're like before I go and do it all....

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i have done the bafflectomy, flapper mod, grips, and in the process of changing out the stock bars for some low dirt bike bars. Although I have to say the best mod so far has to be the corbin gunfighter seat. This seat makes a HHUUUGGGEEE difference for rides of all distances and sure feels like you are locked in when accelerating. If you ever get one you will burn the stock seat.

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Sato rearsets is my vote, high quality, and changes the "feel" of the bike greatly, for the better.

Bars, CRG mirrors, fender eliminator, smaller lights...

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Sato Rearsets and SM Bars. Look great and makes the bike sporty IMO.

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Worst: Pazzos--Not that I dont like--they feel good & quality is great but $150 for levers & I am disappointed the clutch side reach adjustment is almost worthless. So I would do again but as far as enjoyment per $$ & satisfaction
I just ordered a set of Pazzos based on seeing them on a R1. The clutch on the R1 was so close to the grip it was scary (he needed it that way as he has a bad hand)

Are they really that bad on the Hornet?

Bets couple of mods IMHO, getting rid of the gigantic mirrors, indicators and rear mud guard.
Others of worthy note: new bars, exhaust and seat.

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I have the longs so if you got shorts they may be better. The high angle shape alone makes them feel closer which is what I wanted but the "adjustability" is limited. I am not comfortable with anything other than position 5 or 6--anything below that there is just no pull left by the time it hits the bar (again long levers, stock bars). Maybe you could ride it with that little clutch pull but it bugs me. They could have designed it so it was more adjustable--even if the closest postion was 5-6 & it only got further out from there but at least that would have been "adjustable".

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#1 - Buell XB9 Headlamp/Windscreen.

#2 - Dunlop 616 tires.



#3 - Competition Works fender eliminator (yeah it's expensive/overpriced, oh well!)


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I've seen those tires b4, they look really cool! how do you like them so far? Come on lets here from the rest of you guys, I know your embarassed to fess up how much you spent, but lets face it everyone's dumped at least 2k into every bike they've had!!!

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+1 would like to hear about those 616 dunlops.

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They do look cool. They remind me of Pirelli Scorpions.

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Another vote for the Corbin seat as #1.

Some sort of smallish windscreen is #2 - I have the National Cycle

Different bars #3 - which I will get this winter

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Just did 800 miles in 2.5 days down in WV, VA, KY, OH this Thurs-Sat.

I pushed them hard when it was dry, I only noticed on one particularly hard/fast left where the front tire seemed to inch out a hair, but it really didn't affect my momentum. I'm a lifelong offroad rider so a little slippage doesn't scare me. The rear never budged. Also, in the cold & wet weather they performed awesomely too, never any problems.

So far based on the above, and the looks of these tires, I love them and would buy them again. I can't wait to see how they wear though...probably only have 1500-2000 or so miles on them right now. If I get 5k+ I'll be content and will definately repurchase.

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Let us know how many miles you get out of the rear. Thanks for the info.

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I've seen those tires b4, they look really cool! how do you like them so far? Come on lets here from the rest of you guys, I know your embarassed to fess up how much you spent, but lets face it everyone's dumped at least 2k into every bike they've had!!!

Hmm...maybe only a grand thus far, not including tires and maintenance.

Over the winter I'm doing chain/sprockets & levers...maybe rizoma mirrors/grips as well.

And if I'm really feeling spendy, I'm doing paint. So that will definately bump my cash spent.

It's really an investment to me, as I'm happy to have finally found a street bike that I LOVE and don't have any plans of selling...which is also my reasoning for wanting to drop a super charger in my two door street tahoe. lol.

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Not for everyone, for sure, but by far my favorite change to my bike is the open 900rr header.

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Grips, SS front brake lines (gotta get one for the back), Givi windscreen (still have to get a new one), PCIII USB.

Next up are CRG mirrors, bars, seat, rear sets w/passenger, and exhaust.

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On cost only - SS Brake lines (I only put them on the rear with the rearsets but it offers no real benefit compared to the front).
All round riding - HID unit for the front, cagers see me sooner and at night I spot the furry woodland kamikaze's a long way before they throw themselves at my front wheel

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I'm probably not "typical" because I know I am old and slow. The 9'er is pretty awesome cosmetically already and it has more performance than I can exploit.

That said, my favorite mods are the ones that let me ride more.

1. Scottoiler. Forget chainwax and all the chain maintenance issues. Yeah there is fling and your back end gets a little messy but the fling is pretty easy to clean. And being able to ride without worrying about chain maintenance is nice.

2. Givi V-46 topcase. Ugly but it lets me carry more stuff which means I ride more places I would otherwise take the car.

I've got a windscreen and it is OK. It is useful enough (and mounting it was hard enough) that it stays for now.

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u know i thought he was stating Michelin Pilot Powers...

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I'm probably not "typical" because I know I am old and slow. The 9'er is pretty awesome cosmetically already and it has more performance than I can exploit.

That said, my favorite mods are the ones that let me ride more.

1. Scottoiler. Forget chainwax and all the chain maintenance issues. Yeah there is fling and your back end gets a little messy but the fling is pretty easy to clean. And being able to ride without worrying about chain maintenance is nice.


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What kind of life expectancey do you get out of a chain with the mod? Someone earilier said they get about 12k miles if they do nothing but the bike was stored indoors and never riden in rain, others at 18k miles having religious cleanings.

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It is hard to get enough miles to give precise answers. And chain life has a lot to do with riding style too, if you accelerate hard all the time you are stretching the chain faster.

That said, in my experience the scottoiler definitely improves the chain life. Can't say how much on the 919 because it is one of the first things I did. On a previous bike I could get over 18K out of a chain (Honda Magna).

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I managed 18k out of the original 919 chain and I beat the tar out of it. I'm horrible about chain upkeep, too. My last bike had belt drive, so I was a little spoiled in that regard. I lube maybe every 600-1000 miles and I never cleaned the original once.

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I managed 18k out of the original 919 chain and I beat the tar out of it. I'm horrible about chain upkeep, too. My last bike had belt drive, so I was a little spoiled in that regard. I lube maybe every 600-1000 miles and I never cleaned the original once.
We have similar upkeep habits, lol...sitting at 13K right now, chain's not looking so hot...oh well!

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That said, in my experience the scottoiler definitely improves the chain life.
The scottoiler, for me, falls into the realm of the not-really-necessary. If you're riding in dusty environments you're going to be hitting that chain with a rag eventually anyway. It literally takes 1 minute to put fresh lube on the chain, and you don't have to worry about constant fling . If you're not riding in dusty environments, the as-recommended oiling schedule is more than enough to keep the chain fresh.

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On cost only - SS Brake lines (I only put them on the rear with the rearsets but it offers no real benefit compared to the front).
All round riding - HID unit for the front, cagers see me sooner and at night I spot the furry woodland kamikaze's a long way before they throw themselves at my front wheel
Have you noticed a need for the High Beam with the HID. light?
I have read that HID conversions don't have a high low option for street bikes.
I go back & forth in the corners at night,I have installed the silver star lightbulb,It's still not bright enough.Brightest bulb though.

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Wouldn't know where to start...
How about starting with your favorite mod.

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