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post #1 of 28 Old 04-13-2010, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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As close to "touring" my bike will ever be

Over the winter I picked up a givi rack and a shad top case in preperation of some summer traveling. Today my girlfriend and I went on a nice ride in the countryside and brought along a lunch I snapped a pic and wanted to share. Feel free to post some recent pictures of yours!


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post #2 of 28 Old 04-13-2010, 06:59 PM
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Awesome. I don't have any new pics because I haven't been out much this year since I've been covered up with work stuff. That will change this weekend.

Nice addition to your 9er.

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What exhaust do you have on there?

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It is the 2 brothers single can exhaust. I like it for what it is.

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It is the 2 brothers single can exhaust. I like it for what it is.
What do you mean by "what it is"? I have been considering this pipe and would like your opinion of it.Thanks my man.

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post #7 of 28 Old 04-14-2010, 06:52 AM
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Here's a couple of my 919 right before a solo sport tour of the Appalachians between NC and Ohio last fall.





Here's a cheap mod that worked really well for me. I swapped the stock bars for a set of new take off's from a '98 Buell S3 that had been hanging on the wall for over 10 years. About an inch wider, same height, but an inch less rearward bend. Removed the awkward kink in my wrist and I find it to be very comfortable.
I also added a Throttlemeister extra heavy (by a few ounces) throttlelock.



I plan on doing a coast to coast ride this coming June, so I'll get to try it all out better then.

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I almost did coast to coast in the summer of 2008, I went from New Brunswick to Alberta, 5000 km's, on the 919, it was fun

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Here's a couple of my 919 right before a solo sport tour of the Appalachians between NC and Ohio last fall.


Here's a cheap mod that worked really well for me. I swapped the stock bars for a set of new take off's from a '98 Buell S3 that had been hanging on the wall for over 10 years. About an inch wider, same height, but an inch less rearward bend. Removed the awkward kink in my wrist and I find it to be very comfortable.
I also added a Throttlemeister extra heavy (by a few ounces) throttlelock.

I plan on doing a coast to coast ride this coming June, so I'll get to try it all out better then.

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What windshield is that?

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What windshield is that?
It was on it when I bought the bike. National F 18 or F16, not sure which.

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Here's a couple of my 919 right before a solo sport tour of the Appalachians between NC and Ohio last fall.





Here's a cheap mod that worked really well for me. I swapped the stock bars for a set of new take off's from a '98 Buell S3 that had been hanging on the wall for over 10 years. About an inch wider, same height, but an inch less rearward bend. Removed the awkward kink in my wrist and I find it to be very comfortable.
I also added a Throttlemeister extra heavy (by a few ounces) throttlelock.



I plan on doing a coast to coast ride this coming June, so I'll get to try it all out better then.

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Nice setup....where can I get some of those side cases from?( Already have the Givi Topcase) I just need side boxes that attach to the Givi mounting hardware.

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post #12 of 28 Old 04-16-2010, 05:26 AM
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They're Hepco Becker 30 liters. Sportmotogear has free shipping, which helps a lot with cost, plus they had them in stock. I believe the HB 40 L will fit the same rack.

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I almost did coast to coast in the summer of 2008, I went from New Brunswick to Alberta, 5000 km's, on the 919, it was fun
We did a tour of the Maritime Provinces, including the west shore of the Bay of Fundy and spent the night in Moncton with folks we had met at our church here in Florida.

He was a Canadian Army WW2 vet, including D Day landing.
Salt of the Earth kind of people.

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Here's mine loaded up for a couple of weekend trips.
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They're Hepco Becker 30 liters. Sportmotogear has free shipping, which helps a lot with cost, plus they had them in stock. I believe the HB 40 L will fit the same rack.

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Damm!!! I see why they have free shipping!!!

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Kind of looks like J-Lo from the back.
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Not a new pic but this is as loaded down as mine has ever gotten. I'm curious to hear how the 919 handles and performs with a fully loaded top box and side cases.


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post #18 of 28 Old 04-17-2010, 09:42 PM
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Are those Givi E41's?

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Over the winter I picked up a givi rack and a shad top case...

Hey I recognize that exhaust system!

That's pretty funny, I also added a Shad 33L topcase to my 919 last month, But I used the SWMotech Rack to mine... It looks like my rack keeps the topcase closer to the bike then the givi, could be the angle of the pic though... I'll post up a pic in a little bit.

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They're Hepco Becker 30 liters. Sportmotogear has free shipping, which helps a lot with cost, plus they had them in stock. I believe the HB 40 L will fit the same rack.

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Are you using the 30 Ls on both sides, or do you have the Junior II set that comes with a 30 L right and 40 L left sidecase ?

What rack are you using ?
The Hepco Becker rack ?

Very nice looking gear.
The web posted shipping weight for a pair of 30 L sidecases is 30 pounds. How heavy are the cases alone ?

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Are you using the 30 Ls on both sides, or do you have the Junior II set that comes with a 30 L right and 40 L left sidecase ?

What rack are you using ?
The Hepco Becker rack ?

Very nice looking gear.
The web posted shipping weight for a pair of 30 L sidecases is 30 pounds. How heavy are the cases alone ?
I just weighed one of them on our bathroom scale, the kind that adjusts to the 1/2 lb, and it came in at about 7.25 lbs.

The HB racks are no longer in stock in the USA and had to be ordered from Germany (at the time I tried to order them), so I went with SW Motech quick release racks, which Twisted Throttle had on the shelf. The HB racks are fixed mount, but a little cheaper.

The quick release Motechs can be removed with a flat blade screwwdriver releasing 3, 1/2 turn screws. A keyed lock is available to replace one of the quick release screws if theft is a concern.

FYI, shipping weight on bulky items can be deceving, because after a box or crate reaches a certain size, then it carries a minimum weight charge, regardless of how small the actual weight is. I just found this out the hard (expensive)way.

I'm using the 30L's left & right. Bikes with a high single exhaust, like my '04 BMW Rockster, would use the two different size cases.

This is a truly quick release system, one quick release on each case and three quick release on each rack. I bet I can have the whole setup off in under one minute.

I've got the BMW system cases on the Rockster and these HB's are easily in the same quality range as those, imo.

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Not a new pic but this is as loaded down as mine has ever gotten. I'm curious to hear how the 919 handles and performs with a fully loaded top box and side cases.


For my tour from WNC to eastern Ohio last fall, I had the tank bag pretty full, the cases full, plus I had a dirt bike gear bag full(helmet, m/x boots, cold weather dirt bike gear, etc, strapped accross the back.

Seemed to handle fine for me, but I wasn't trying to hammer it.
My buddies had invited me to ride dirt bikes with 'em (one of them loaned me a EXC 525)and I wanted to get there in one piece.

One thing I'm having trouble getting used to with the 919 in the twisties, is the lack of engine braking compared to the twins that I've been riding. But that's just me. Overall I really like the bike.

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Got large Givi top (E360) and side cases (E41s) for mine. No lanesplitting with those sidecases, that's for sure. Handling is definitely affected, but the sidecases sling the weight low which helps considerably. One big caveat--on one corner in the Black Hills, I passed a group of Harleys while hard on the throttle, then rolled off sharply as I came up on a second group...and had a few seconds of startling headshake.

It was the only such incident on a nearly 2-month and 10,000-mile trip, but you can be sure I was careful never to chop the throttle in a curve with those boxes loaded up again.

Here she is at Deal's Gap, at a respectable pace...

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Nemo, I haven't experienced the headshake, yet. But it's good to know about. Thanks.

I plan on being in the Black Hills in June. An ol' m/x buddy lives in Rapid City and I plan on hitting him up for a nights lodging

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What kind of bars do you have on that bike?

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What kind of bars do you have on that bike?
I'm not sure who you addressed your question to, but my bars are off a '98 Buell S3.

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I'm not sure who you addressed your question to, but my bars are off a '98 Buell S3.

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And mine are the Coerce low bars.

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Heres few pics of my luggage options.. I also got the smallest Givi topscase u can get, but got big side bags for trips.. all disconnectable with swmotch hardware..

Heres one with just the topcase on.. just used for around town and such.



Just the side bags,



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