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Basic first mods for the 919

First thing, and it is free, the air flapper mod.

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fender eliminator, free also

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fender eliminator, free also
That's a winning answer!!!!!!

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The Bafflectomy suited me fine and saved me a few hundred dollars. It's not for everyone though.

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/\/\/\ yep yep, that too, only cost is for a couple hole saw drill bits

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Loosen horn bracket. Rotate horn bracket 90 degrees counter-clockwise. Tighten horn bracket.

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Loosen horn bracket. Rotate horn bracket 90 degrees counter-clockwise. Tighten horn bracket.
I haven't seen my bike for awhile since it has been hiding in the garage. Can you elaborate on the benefits of this?

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I haven't seen my bike for awhile since it has been hiding in the garage. Can you elaborate on the benefits of this?
the sound is disbursed at a 90 degree angle instead of a 0 degree angle... common knowledge that 90's always work better

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NOS!!!! haha just kidding

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Freebees- If you are not happy, change them back.

Raise the fork tubes 10 mm to quicken the handling:


GP Shift Setup: Not for everyone but hey it's free.


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And then there is the most important 919 mod.......


The Upgrade!!

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Loosen horn bracket. Rotate horn bracket 90 degrees counter-clockwise. Tighten horn bracket.
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I haven't seen my bike for awhile since it has been hiding in the garage. Can you elaborate on the benefits of this?
I thought he meant to tuck the horn under inside a little more. I have two horns on the back. They say SATO Racing on them.

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Hides the horn..doesn't affect horn function. Allows you to think you customized your bike.

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GP shift. Great mod

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flapper mod! and fender eliminator. Both free!

o man that gp style shifting would have me all screwed up.... riding dirtbikes with a normal shifting pattern for 10 years to go back and forth could be BAD.

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Ha... try riding a old Brit bike. Rear brake on the left shift on the right 1 up 3 down.

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gp shifting is awesome once you get used it. i had it on my SV and now on my 919. its so natural

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flapper mod! and fender eliminator. Both free!

o man that gp style shifting would have me all screwed up.... riding dirtbikes with a normal shifting pattern for 10 years to go back and forth could be BAD.
The mind is an agile thing. Its really not that hard to learn... it becomes totally second nature in a matter of moments.

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- Flapper mod - FREE
- PAIR elimination (or plug it for FREE - PAIR plates are available from Semi-Gray)
- SS brake lines. I did front only.
- MachMoto brake line holder (see Ripper's tacked thread above)
- Frame sliders.
- Replace the OEM turn signals with a good LED setup (Watsen Design's new MicroAlloy turn signals are nice & bright).

I'll by-pass the under-tail shovel elimination since there is no functional improvement. That one is cosmetic only.
The LED turn signals are also close to cosmetic only... though I do DISLIKE the OEM units.

Other people like the grab-handle elimination, though I use it all the time to secure a tail bag. Tank bags are an iffy proposition for a naked due to the wind.

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The warning stickers are all long gone.

I moved the horn to just below the headlight, using the fork clamp bolt.

Paint the stock mirrors flat black.

Get out the Scotch Bright and Comet, and polish the exhaust system. To me, nothing looks better on a 919 than 4 bright, clean header pipes.

Right now, Walmart has a mini back pack, with a Jeep logo on it, that with a little surgery, makes a nice little tail bag, for $9.

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My best bang for the buck functional mods were

1) Gel Insert in the Stock Seat- ~$85 Makes long rides much better
2) Givi Windscreen- ~$30 (Ebay deal)
3) 900RR Exhaust- ~$400 Eliminates the Stinky Clothes syndrome
4) Mirror Extenders-~$20 Lets me see past my shoulders
5) SS Brake lines- ~$80 Piece of mind



Cosmetic ones

1) Billet Mirrors $135
2) Fender Eliminator $100
3) Tank slapper film and Tank Pad ~$50

Other
1) GPS- $600- makes exploration and longer trips better. I can ride around, explore and get lost and hit the "Go home" button
2) Chain oiler- $50 Homemade and still experimenting with it
3) Tail bag for weekend trips- $175

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Hah. Flapper mod was the last thing I did. Me likey!

GP shift with old CB750 shift lever is fun. My mind is not so agile, as I still have to think about it. But no serious errors yet.

SS brake lines -- definitely!

I like the horn thing. First I've heard of it. Might try that in the garage this weekend. Thanks!

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Freebees- If you are not happy, change them back.

Raise the fork tubes 10 mm to quicken the handling:


GP Shift Setup: Not for everyone but hey it's free.

Did you get those scrapes on your engine while getting used to GP shift?

Couldn't resist.

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nope i got them when i dropped the bike in the middle of town trying not to hit the back end of a car that had stopped for a little kid that jumped into the crosswalk

major endo and then the front tire locked and i slid into oncoming traffic...that thankfully had stopped for the kid

sucked, hyper extended by thumb

as for mods...

17T isn't a bad option or maybe 16/44

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Not really a mod, and with the exception of raising the fork tubes, setting the correct air pressure in your tires will make more of a difference in performance than any of the "mods" listed. Adjust the excessive play out of the throttle too.

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Not really a mod, and with the exception of raising the fork tubes, setting the correct air pressure in your tires will make more of a difference in performance than any of the "mods" listed. Adjust the excessive play out of the throttle too.
THIS - plus having the suspension set-up for your weight.

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I can help out with that alt cover.
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People have mentioned relocating the stock horn, but my preferred option is to take it off and throw it on the shelf in my garage with the other stock items I have removed/replaced.

This was my solution for the stock "horn" ( I can barely call it a horn as useless as that thing is):
https://wristtwisters.com/naked-bikes...tml#post242958

2003 Honda 919 - flapper mod, Clear Alternatives Smoke Tailight w/ integral turn signals, Stebel Nautilus air horn, DIY fender eliminator, LED license plate bolts, LED front turn signals, no resistor or new flasher so I blink like crazy.
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New bars would be at the top of the list. I think the OEM ones suck!

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THIS - plus having the suspension set-up for your weight.


Agreed, but I thought the criteria was "basic" & "free".

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Loosen horn bracket. Rotate horn bracket 90 degrees counter-clockwise. Tighten horn bracket.
I never thought of that. What a sweet idea. thanks man. Only thing, you have to cut the tab with a dremel tool. I repainted it too with some touch up rustoleum. freakin sweeeettt. im just waiting for the paint to dry now

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Get rid of the charcoal canister, and all extra vacuum lines and solenoids associated with the charcoal / evap system and the extra lines / solenoids / vacuum storage of the flapper. It really cleans things up under the tank, and gets rid of that appendage known as the charcoal canister.

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I never thought of that. What a sweet idea. thanks man. Only thing, you have to cut the tab with a dremel tool. I repainted it too with some touch up rustoleum. freakin sweeeettt. im just waiting for the paint to dry now

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Mine had no cutting or dremeling or painting when I did this. Untighten, rotate, tighten. done deal.

What did you do?

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I didnt take a picture, but there was like a tab. or the whole thing was like an l bracket. one part of the L had the threads, but on the right of the mounting bracket was the other part of the "L braket" except it was very short. Then what i cut, i painted over. It's hard to explain. I cant find a good picture of a stock horn set up.

My 919 is a 2006. I dont know if they changed it. I guess you could just spin it and tighten the bolt, but then the horn bracket and the mounting bracket wouldnt be flush

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pics of it now

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a 919 under a tarp.... such a damn shame, gah it pains me to think of all the 919's in the nation that have to sit in a garage all winter... the poor bikes, they must hate you when u pull them out after winter for being neglected.

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a 919 under a tarp.... such a damn shame, gah it pains me to think of all the 919's in the nation that have to sit in a garage all winter... the poor bikes, they must hate you when u pull them out after winter for being neglected.
Mine loved me today, first (very short) ride of the year...

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