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post #1 of 16 Old 09-23-2006, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
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Did my first Maintenance Today

Ok not that its a big deal to any of you wrenches out there..but I changed my oil for the first time today. I also asjusted my brakes and throttle. I took forever, but still very proud. Next is the Headlight mod, windscreen and the rear fender mod. As much as I look forward to riding I am also looking forward to the projects this winter. Wish there was more 900/919's in Nova Scotia There are a few 599's but I haven't seen a 919 yet.

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post #2 of 16 Old 09-23-2006, 02:55 PM
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Hey, I just did mine last night. Havn't rode it since because of rain.

I did mine at 500 miles because I just couldn't wait till 600 to red line my beautiful motorcycle.

Even though I have to short shift, I still beat this stupid Trans Am that tried to race me. Ha! Never had a chance.

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post #3 of 16 Old 09-23-2006, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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I'm preying for sun tomorrow. Now for the next super Noob question. How much of a pain in the ass is changing the spark plugs?

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post #4 of 16 Old 09-23-2006, 07:41 PM
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I'm preying for sun tomorrow. Now for the next super Noob question. How much of a pain in the ass is changing the spark plugs?

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you'll find the plug change quite enjoyable, especially # 3.

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post #5 of 16 Old 09-23-2006, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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Just by looking at the space between the tank and the plugs I think its going to be a pain. Oh well part of getting this bike was learning how to wrench. Plugs are next weekends project.

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post #6 of 16 Old 09-23-2006, 08:35 PM
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Speaking from experience there are 2 things to do that will make changing the plugs a breeze:

1. Loosen up the tank mounting bolt to where you can pivot it up to where you can wedge something under and support it. I used a piece of styrofoam out of a speaker box. This opens up a lot more room above the valve cover to work in.

2. Remove the radiator mounting bolts and gently move it down a few inches. It will drop down if you pull the upper hose out beside the valve cover. careful not to bend any fins. This gives even more clearance, especially for that pesky #3 plug.

Mine came with a complete tool kit and the plug socket provided works perfectly. It looks like a cheap piece of sh!t but the angle is just right and gets to the #2 and #3 plugs perfectly. I remember you guys that have '06 9ers talking about not having a tool kit which is totally assinine on Honda's part. If you can get one of the plug sockets somehow it will make plug changes a breeze. Can't be too expensive from Honda. Here's a picture of a 919 tool kit showing the socket.
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post #7 of 16 Old 09-24-2006, 11:26 PM
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Not to piss any one off, but I Rode today, in 80 deg. weather!
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post #8 of 16 Old 09-25-2006, 04:11 PM
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Speaking from experience there are 2 things to do

Mine came with a complete tool kit and the plug socket provided works perfectly. It looks like a cheap piece of sh!t but the angle is just right and gets to the #2 and #3 plugs perfectly. I remember you guys that have '06 9ers talking about not having a tool kit which is totally assinine on Honda's part. If you can get one of the plug sockets somehow it will make plug changes a breeze. Can't be too expensive from Honda. Here's a picture of a 919 tool kit showing the socket.
1+ I used to not even think about using the tool kit, as the tools look like they'd fall apart any second, but had such a hard time with the #2 and #3 plugs when I tried changing them with "real" tools, that I tried the on-board plug socket out of sheer desperation. Et voila, it works like a charm!

post #9 of 16 Old 09-25-2006, 04:37 PM
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Ok not that its a big deal to any of you wrenches out there..but I changed my oil for the first time today. I also asjusted my brakes and throttle. I took forever, but still very proud. Next is the Headlight mod, windscreen and the rear fender mod. As much as I look forward to riding I am also looking forward to the projects this winter. Wish there was more 900/919's in Nova Scotia There are a few 599's but I haven't seen a 919 yet.

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I'm in Halifax/Dartmouth have a 03-919. What mod are you doing to the headlight? What windscreen are you thinking of buying?
Take a look...this is what I came up with
https://www.wristtwisters.com/forum/s...ead.php?t=2742

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post #11 of 16 Old 09-25-2006, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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Getting the duals and putting up a buell wind screen. You gotta help me with my rear end mods (no jokes please) when it comes time. I'm in Prospect, you go to any of the bike gatherings in the city? I'd like to see your bike.

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Not been hanging around town lately spend my spare time riding. Might be out on thursday if its a good day for a ride.

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post #13 of 16 Old 09-26-2006, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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If its nice I will be down at perks around 6:30 pm on Thursday.

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Maybe I'll be down that way take alook at yer bike

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post #15 of 16 Old 09-26-2006, 04:43 PM
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I just bought an '02 919 (5400km) and got a Givi A755 shield, it works pretty good.

eh!...from Ottawa, Ontario

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post #16 of 16 Old 09-26-2006, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
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Welcome to owning a 919.

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