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post #1 of 32 Old 10-01-2017, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
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Finally Broken In...

Went on a long ride today and crossed 100K miles. I had to pull over and memorialize it.



Snapped a few pics after the ride. I am amazed at how well this "parts bin" bike has held up.





Especially the candy red paint.



After 10 years...on the 9th set of tires, 6th set of spark plugs, 3rd battery, 3rd chain/ sprockets, 3rd set of rear wheel bearings, 2nd set of front bearings, 2nd seat cover, 3rd set of brake pads...

The only real thing that has broken was the rear brake switch and lost the clutch lever pin

One slow motion drop the first weekend that I owned the bike. Scratched the alternator cover (still scratched).

Mods that I can remember:

Frame Sliders and Tank Slapper paint film around 1K miles.

Gel/ Memory Foam seat insert at about 15K miles

Honda 599 Givi Windscreen around 15K miles

900RR exhaust with Scorpion Can (no PCIII) installed at about 16K miles- mainly to move the stink

Stainless Steel Brake Lines around 20K miles

Hydraulic rear brake switch at around 30K miles (to replace stock broken switch)

Hotter thermostat (195 degree) at around 40K miles- further stink reduction

Chain Oiler

LED Headlight around 75K miles

This has been a great forum and I have learned a ton about bikes, riding, and had a lot of laughs.

Still love this bike. Gonna do a little maintenance and start on the second 100K!

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post #2 of 32 Old 10-01-2017, 09:15 PM
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Wow, looks amazing for 100k Congrats on a successful 100k.
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you sir are an example of an owner I'm really liking that shorty exhaust
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such a wonderful thing to see - huge congrats B-)
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Awesome work! Also just noticed my indicator/turn signal lights on the dash are green. Your's are orange.
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Mine are orange... Never seen the green ones here.

And to the OP, what oil are you using?
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Congrats on the milestone. Still looks great. I just put the BMW past 50,000 last week in Kansas. Funny how you remember where those happen at.
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Great job, Mike!

That color was the best of the 919s.

No FPR, or wheel bearing issues?
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Nice! Congrats Mike!! I hope to get there some day...
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Wow, looks amazing for 100k Congrats on a successful 100k.
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you sir are an example of an owner I'm really liking that shorty exhaust
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such a wonderful thing to see - huge congrats B-)
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Awesome work! Also just noticed my indicator/turn signal lights on the dash are green. Your's are orange.
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Congrats on the milestone. Still looks great. I just put the BMW past 50,000 last week in Kansas. Funny how you remember where those happen at.
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Nice! Congrats Mike!! I hope to get there some day...
Thanks everyone. I can see getting another bike someday, but can't see letting this one go unless it just dies. The mileage would scare anyone off from buying it anyhow.

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Mine are orange... Never seen the green ones here.

And to the OP, what oil are you using?
Early on I tried different stuff, Mobil 1, G-Oil (made from animal fat), but settled into Rotella 15W-40

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Great job, Mike!

That color was the best of the 919s.

No FPR, or wheel bearing issues?
Thanks Sniper. Never had any issue with the FPR, but pretty much have ridden year round, so it never sat for too long.

I am on my third set of rear and second set of front wheel bearings. I don't really consider those failures but more maintenance items. I have gotten pretty good at replacing them.

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WHAT THE!!!!! OMG!!!....

Nice!!...
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Good work, Mike - tell us about your chain...
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Good work, Mike - tell us about your chain...
Thanks!

The chain is not quite broken in. It only has 55K miles

It's not yet at the wear limit when I measure it and it passes the pull test at the rear sprocket, but there are a couple of links getting a bit tight as they don't completely straighten out after they come off the sprocket. I have a new set ready and will probably swap it at the next rear tire change.

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Early on I tried different stuff, Mobil 1, G-Oil (made from animal fat), but settled into Rotella 15W-40

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Good to hear! I have used Roetlla 15W-40 in many bikes, jeeps, cars, and everything else.

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Congratulations Mike..........................now on to the 200K.
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Wow! Nice to know I might have another 70K to go

It's really amazing that a bike can go that far and look that good.
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on a different note, i sent you a PM with an oiler question @marylandmike :P

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I've seen bikes with 5,000 miles that look WAY worse than that bike. You took good care of it, congrats. Here's to another 100,000 miles of riding.
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Wow! So much respect to you and the 919! Bike looks fresh out of the showroom as well! Great job and thanks for sharing your experiences.
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Wow! So much respect to you and the 919! Bike looks fresh out of the showroom as well! Great job and thanks for sharing your experiences.
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My newly acquired 919 is at 39000. I hope we make it that long together!
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Wow, my 2004 Niner just passed 30,000 kms, and your 100K is in miles??? woah...

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Yep, thats miles.

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What luggage mount did you install on the back? Looking at the Givi mount, just don't like that it comes all the way forward on the rear fairing.

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What luggage mount did you install on the back? Looking at the Givi mount, just don't like that it comes all the way forward on the rear fairing.
It's a SW MOTECH ALURACK with a Givi Adapter Plate. The ALURACK just bolts to where the grab rail was.

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Went on a long ride today and crossed 100K miles. I had to pull over and memorialize it.



Snapped a few pics after the ride. I am amazed at how well this "parts bin" bike has held up.





Especially the candy red paint.



After 10 years...on the 9th set of tires, 6th set of spark plugs, 3rd battery, 3rd chain/ sprockets, 3rd set of rear wheel bearings, 2nd set of front bearings, 2nd seat cover, 3rd set of brake pads...

The only real thing that has broken was the rear brake switch and lost the clutch lever pin

One slow motion drop the first weekend that I owned the bike. Scratched the alternator cover (still scratched).

Mods that I can remember:

Frame Sliders and Tank Slapper paint film around 1K miles.

Gel/ Memory Foam seat insert at about 15K miles

Honda 599 Givi Windscreen around 15K miles

900RR exhaust with Scorpion Can (no PCIII) installed at about 16K miles- mainly to move the stink

Stainless Steel Brake Lines around 20K miles

Hydraulic rear brake switch at around 30K miles (to replace stock broken switch)

Hotter thermostat (195 degree) at around 40K miles- further stink reduction

Chain Oiler

LED Headlight around 75K miles

This has been a great forum and I have learned a ton about bikes, riding, and had a lot of laughs.

Still love this bike. Gonna do a little maintenance and start on the second 100K!
Of all those mods you did... which gave you the most bang for the buck?

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Of all those mods you did... which gave you the most bang for the buck?
I would say it's between the exhaust (stink reduction and awesome sound) and the chain oiler (much less maintenance time)

Best mod was the miles, but these two mods made me want to ride more!

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How do you think your cush dampener's are doing?

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How do you think your cush dampener's are doing?
They seemed just fine at my last tire change and no drivability issues. Due for another tires change before too long.

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