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post #1 of 35 Old 06-28-2007, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
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919 Newbie

I went from this:
http://www.ema-usa.com/bow/bike_of_w...1506_roy.shtml


. . .to a clean high mileage 2002 919. And of course, personal minor mods are constantly on my mind. . .but no where near to the extent to what I did to my 600RR.

Like most of you 9ers say, the 919 is great all around bike. My RR was fantastic on track days. But for long distance, forget it. She was beauty. But you can't beat the 919 as a do-it-all road bike. I'll be touring her as well an occasional track day.

Looking forward to learning more about the 9er.

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post #2 of 35 Old 06-28-2007, 04:36 PM
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Nice, both the "old" and the "new". Welcome to the site.

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Welcome aboard, lots to learn from this forum. Love the red/black 600RR BTW, gorgeous bike. But I relate to your reasons for moving on.

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Are you saying you got rid of the 600RR? Why?
Your garage should have:
1) 600RR track bike
2) 919 All around, every day bike.
Your allowed to have two.

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Two?

Hell, you're not going to limit yourself to just 2 are you?

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Are you saying you got rid of the 600RR? Why?
Your garage should have:
1) 600RR track bike
2) 919 All around, every day bike.
Your allowed to have two.

LOL!!!

Yes the RR is gone.
More than two?? Explain that to my wife (I have ONE of those!!)!
I do have two bikes. . .the other being a CR250. I grew up racing motocross so the smoker is a keeper. Then again, I did have a deposit on one of the first Ducati 1098s 'til my wife slapped me upside my head (just kidding). LOL! She's actually really great. . .she also supports my four-wheeled habit as well.

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i still belive that for distance is the seat. wort part of a great bike. 200+ miles and its a real chore. outside of that, welcome. love the cbr600

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i still belive that for distance is the seat. wort part of a great bike. 200+ miles and its a real chore. outside of that, welcome. love the cbr600

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i still belive that for distance is the seat. wort part of a great bike. 200+ miles and its a real chore. outside of that, welcome. love the cbr600
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Here's a supermoto (based on a CRF250X) I built up between my 600RR and 919. . .now this was an urban assault weapon. This bike is now gone. Both buyers of my 600RR and my CRF250Xsm left my driveway with huge grins on their faces:







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Ooooohhh. Now that looks like some curb jumping, power sliding, rear wheel riding, ticket generating fun!

'02 Honda 919 - She's the only one for me!

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Ooooohhh. Now that looks like some curb jumping, power sliding, rear wheel riding, ticket generating fun!
Yes she was!!!
The most fun was "backin' it in" . . .hanging the rear end out and peg scraping through the turns!

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The 919 is great, but what on earth possesed you to sell those machines?

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The 919 is great, but what on earth possesed you to sell those machines?
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I do have a question though...can you really see with those mirrors?

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oh yeah...welcome!

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The 919 is great, but what on earth possesed you to sell those machines?
Well as you can see I like building up my machines, dumping loads of $$$ into them, and then enjoy riding them a for little while. Then I get bored and seek other projects (or investments). I sell the toys to finance my next endeavour. It drives my wife nuts. I almost sold my '65 Shelby GT350 (see photo). . .that would've been a BIG mistake. These cars and vintage Mustang Fastbacks' prices are sky rocketing!! I'm trying to restrain myself from the mods for the 919. The mods I did within the week of my ownership has been limited to basically cleaning up the aesthetics (my personal taste): front smoke flushmounts, clear alternatives integrated smoke tail light, fender eliminator, Rizoma grab handle covers, MBD belly pan, Renthal ultra low, Renthal sprockets, DID Gold chain, and trimming off the rear hugger. I almost considered the Sato exhaust, but I plan on some touring with the 919. So quiet is just fine. And, the stock performance is just fine. ---If I got crazy, I'd do a USD fork conversion and installing the 5-Y spoke wheels (like on my 600RR). Installing lightweight wheels is one of the most effective ways in better overall performance. It's amazing what less rotational mass can do for any wheeled vehicle. . .quicker accelleration and decelleration. But I'm restraining myself. . .


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I do have a question though...can you really see with those mirrors?
Believe it or not. . .yes you can! Good enough to be legal in California. The line of sight is between the rider's hip and elbow to be able to see directly behind. The quick turn of the head is used to view the sides.

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Now that you teased us with a photo, how about some details on the 65' GT?

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Now that you teased us with a photo, how about some details on the 65' GT?
No doubt. That thing is bueatiful!

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There's a snowman trying to steal your car.

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If you are getting rid of your stock chain just for the color of the new one, and it's not worn out.... I'll take it!

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Now that you teased us with a photo, how about some details on the 65' GT?

You asked and you will receive. . .






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If you are getting rid of your stock chain just for the color of the new one, and it's not worn out.... I'll take it!
It and the spockets were toast.

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There's a snowman trying to steal your car.
The BMW belongs to the snowman!

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The BMW belongs to the snowman!
Tell him not to use the heater!

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[QUOTE=9nineteen;108215]You asked and you will receive. . .

Man that thing is showroom clean. One of my favorite ponies. Your attention to detail really stands out in your work. Nice man.

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Thanks for sharing.

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May I suggest you forget about the Rizoma grab handle covers, and all that other worthless crap you rattled off, and spend some money on having the thing sprung for your weight.

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May I suggest you forget about the Rizoma grab handle covers, and all that other worthless crap you rattled off, and spend some money on having the thing sprung for your weight.
Thanks for your suggestion. . .but, the worthless crap will suffice. I did the full performance track mods and then some with my seriously trick RR and my street CRF250X supermoto. MY 919 is basically a fine bike as is for MY needs. . . a grocery getter, a tourer, and MAYBE an occassional track day bike. The suspension works fine for my use and my weight. As you know, it's NOT a thoroughbred like the RR. The Renthal/DID drivetrain are maintenance items. And the rest, well, are personalization tid bits. ---Like I said in my earlier post: "If I got crazy, I'd do a USD fork conversion (really a full front and rear suspension work over) and installing the PVM 5-Y spoke wheels (like on my 600RR)." Now that would be crazy money.

I'm happy with it with the worthless crap.

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That car is nice.
I cannot own an investment (performance) vehicle, as I would beat it like a red haired stepchild.

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I could go a long while without sex if I had that car. Mmmmm.

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9Nineteen, thats cool.

My yellow `73 was no where neeeear as cool as your Mustang, but at the time, I thought I was Hip Chit.

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