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post #1 of 11 Old 06-19-2008, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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farewell 919 - hello 954

Sold the 04 919, kicked in $500 and got a showroom new CBR 954 w/1800 miles. I really enjoyed the 9,000 miles I put on the 919 but it was time to move on.

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I never really apppreciated the mid-range power of the 919 until I started riding the 954 - the old 919 motor is much more friendly for street use than the powerplants in late model liter bikes.

Looking back, those Satos were WAY loud! The stock can on the 954 is a pleasure, at least for now. I've gone quiet and plan to stay that way.

The 954 is quite a machine. Just have to get used to higher revs and a ton of engine heat coming off the motor to smoke my lower legs as I ride.

I appreciate all the comraderie that this forum has provided over the last couple of years. I've wandered a lot of web sites and I must say that the members of this forum are the most friendly, civil, and helpful bunch you could come across!

I'm not going far, I'll be down the street at the W/T liter bike forum. I just hope that the members are as cool as you folks.

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post #2 of 11 Old 06-19-2008, 01:52 PM
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post #3 of 11 Old 06-19-2008, 01:54 PM
 
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congrats on the new bike?

why do u you it was time to move on?

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Started with track days and I'm now getting my roadracing license. I was originally looking to replace the 919 with a basic street SV to match my 1st gen SV track bike but found the 954 and couldn't pass it up.

The 954 is in showroom condition (1800 miles), has lots of upgrades/spares and only cost me about $500 more than I sold my 919 for (plus tax and new tags). It addition, it offered about 30 more HP (to be honest, the 919 engine is more rider friendly for everyday use on the street). The Satos (although beautiful in sight and sound) were too loud for my taste and this really started to bug me. The 954 is comfortable and handles better than the 919. The new, in-the-box, Racetech fork valves and 0.85 springs that came with the bike should make it perform even better. It's too pretty to ride to the track but I might just have to take it out for a few laps this fall.

The 919 is a unique and good looking machine but IMHO, the 954 is a work of art and it's more fun to ride. I don't plan to spend a bunch on mods - I like it just the way it is for now since and it's more than I can handle anyway.

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The 954 is one hell of a bike. I personally prefer it to the later model 1000RR's. All the best of luck and by all means stick around.

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post #9 of 11 Old 06-20-2008, 02:22 AM
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You found a 954 with 1800 miles? You must be living right.

Put an Ohlins rear shock under that thing as soon as you can afford it What an engine. HP=heat. The front end doesn't know what gravity is. And you can no longer full power out of curves. Cool underseat storage, huh?

There are thousands of 1000s. The 954, like my 929 is unique.

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I agree with you bout the Sato's. Beautiful - but the noise. . . a little much! Congrats on the new bike.

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post #11 of 11 Old 06-20-2008, 04:39 AM
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I did the same, went from a 919-954, its a great bike.pretty comfy for a sport bike and what a motor! A lot of people recommend a steering dampener for it. I had an akrapovich slip on on mine which is really quiet till you really get on it compared to the sato's. Micron;s slip on is supposed to be the best out of the box performer for a 954 slip on though not as quiet.

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