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post #1 of 33 Old 08-30-2007, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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Finally got my MIVV Twin X-Cones!!

Got'em from PJs.

Look great and sound great!! A very, very nice growl. Believe me, the "db Killers" are staying in. The slim design lightens the rear end, both in aesthetics and in weight. See my avatar. So far I'm glad that I canceled my carbon Yoshimura slip ons. I'll have to wait for the seat of the pants feel. If the MIVV dyno sheet is true, I'll be in for a treat.

I'll post pics soon. The bike is partially in pieces. She's on front and rear paddock stands. Only enough there on the frame to start it. I'm hoping for all the mod parts to come in by end of next week.

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Those are cool pipes, can't wait to hear your review and see some pics of all the carbon fiber goodies installed. Hope everything arrives on time, some of that euro sourced stuff can be frustrating.

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I received a black CBR900RR six-spoke rear wheel yesterday. It bolted on the 919 with no problems. This wheel is really trick with its Marchesini racing looks. The front is more of a challenge. I'm getting close on that one. I'm trying to make it all bolt on without having to machine any parts. The tricky (and fun) part is researching and cross referencing all years of Honda models concerned, mixing and matching.

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waiting for those pics..........

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Hmmm...I might have to take a trip up there to hear what she sounds like. After she is all put together of course.

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Hmmm...I might have to take a trip up there to hear what she sounds like. After she is all put together of course.
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Show us some pics, I'd like to see those things close up.

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In pieces. . .some pics

Here are some work-in-progress pics. Thanks again Scott (sbeau1960) for the CF Buell fly screen!! 954 radial master cylinder/calipers, Galfer lines, XRMikey's brake line holder, Oberon mirrors, Coerce CF fender, black triple clamps, Mototek flush mounts, yada, yada. . .can be seen.



Excuse the dirty CBR900RR wheel, note the RR's smaller rotor for lighter weight. I pre-fitted it in the swingarm. Perfect! The wheel looks like what Team Repsol Honda MotoGP uses. And, the cool MIVV X-Cones. The big bore of the exhaust is reduced to a pea-shooter diameter (most guys won't like it) of the "db Killers". But, I'm all for a quiet GROWL, especially after my somewhat loud Arata titanium full exhaust on my '05 600RR. The MIVV packaging is also awsome with Team Repsol Honda all over the box. Yes, MIVV builds the team's exhaust.






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That's gonna be one SWEET looking 919. I like the way the MIVV's bracket bolts directly to the bike without the use of a "strap", so typical of slip-ons.

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The mods I did within the week of my ownership has been limited to basically cleaning up the aesthetics (my personal taste): front smoke flushmounts, clear alternatives integrated smoke tail light, fender eliminator, Rizoma grab handle covers, MBD belly pan, Renthal ultra low, Renthal sprockets, DID Gold chain, and trimming off the rear hugger. I almost considered the Sato exhaust, but I plan on some touring with the 919. So quiet is just fine. And, the stock performance is just fine. ---If I got crazy, I'd do a USD fork conversion and installing the 5-Y spoke wheels (like on my 600RR). Installing lightweight wheels is one of the most effective ways in better overall performance. It's amazing what less rotational mass can do for any wheeled vehicle. . .quicker acceleration and deceleration. But I'm restraining myself. . .
Looks like someone is going crazy. so much for quiet is just fine.

What are you restraining yourself with...thread?
Whens the fork conversion?

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would love to get your results for the parts needed for the front wheel ( 5 spoke )conversion ar you using a cbr900rr front wheel as well? whats the weight difference between the 919 and 900RR wheels? oh bye the way bike looks great...

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Can you start it up and make a video? I'd love to hear those cones.

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Ditto what SSS said. I love the whisper quiet stockers. Talk about a getaway machine. Somehow I see pipes and a pc-3 mid next year. Hopefully.
Nice pick for a rear wheel too !

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Sweet looking machine 9nineteen!

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i think u are diseased...and it's a good thing you found your support group cause the mod-sickness is a miiiiighttty powerful illness

keep postin pics of progress

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What are you restraining yourself with...thread?
No kidding . Nice job 9nineteen, I can't wait to hear those cans!

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When I picked up the 919, I said "OK. . .no more modding, period. Just ride the darn thing." My vehicles have NEVER escaped from the modding bug. I saw EMA's 919 and Sand's 919. I restrained myself. . . those are BIG buck mod'd bikes. Then I saw the 919s on WT, YOUR bikes. That pushed me over the edge! I thought, for a little $$ (yeah right), I can make the 9er personalized. The list snowballed into what you guys are seeing develop. I almost opted for USD forks. But, that thin thread is barely restraining me from doing it. And I am seeing, ahh living with, a therapist. . .my wife. She's actually a great support for my mechanical hobbies.

For those interested, I'll pass on the wheel retrofit information once everything is dialed in.

Thanks guys for the support. The 9er is a FUN bike!!

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would love to get your results for the parts needed for the front wheel ( 5 spoke )conversion ar you using a cbr900rr front wheel as well? whats the weight difference between the 919 and 900RR wheels? oh bye the way bike looks great...
The 900rr front wheel will NOT work. . .different fork configuration. I've looked into the early CBR600's, f2, f3. The f3 looks to be the likely candidate, especially with the multi-button floating rotors. The f2's have a fixed rotor. I've already have the f3 parts coming in next week. I'll let you know about weight and fitment after I gather all the info.

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thx 9ninteen looking foward to get all the info and seeing the result

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9nineteen, please tell us (me) how that rear 900rr wheel turns out. It looks like the front Marvic wheel I have for my 919 and that makes me very stoked!

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9nineteen, please tell us (me) how that rear 900rr wheel turns out. It looks like the front Marvic wheel I have for my 919 and that makes me very stoked!

It's perfect!! It was as if it were made for the 919, well its roots did come from the 900rr.

Here's what you need:

1) 93 through 98 CBR900rr rear wheel, earlier the better due to the fact the early ones are black, versus gun metal grey for the later years. All will work.

2) Both 919 and 900rr rotors will work. I opted for the 900rr rotor, smaller and less unsprung weight. BUT, you will need the 900rr caliper holder. It's shorter.

That's it!!! You can use your 919 cush hub and collars.

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CBR900rr Rear Wheel fitment UPDATE!!

900rr caliper carrier will NOT retrofit. The "Tongue and Groove" are opposite of the 919's. With that info. . .use the 919 rotor on the 900rr wheel/hub.

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Looks awesome man, Im very interested in the Mivv's. Post some pics when you have it all back together.

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Hey xrmikey and darkace, if you guys decide to go up and check out the sound, let me know, I am right around the corner and would join in a heartbeat.

Keep up the good work 9nineteen.

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Hey xrmikey and darkace, if you guys decide to go up and check out the sound, let me know, I am right around the corner and would join in a heartbeat.

Keep up the good work 9nineteen.
No problem. As long as it is alright with 9nineteen. I just remembered something...9, what are you doing with the stock heat shields from say just the left exhaust? I have been kinda needing some new ones since oh let's say last July.

I can't wait to see the bike in one piece.

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Looks like someone is going crazy. so much for quiet is just fine.

What are you restraining yourself with...thread?
Whens the fork conversion?

I'm love'n you man. GO!!! GO!!! GO!!!

Funny you had mentioned that Mikey. . .I got a nice set of 2002 954 forks with triples off Ebay. That's the first major step in the front end conversion.

The rear CBR900RR 6-spoke wheel conversion is done (A very simple bolt on with a easily modified 900RR rear caliper holder. I wanted to use the RR's smaller, lighter, and trick looking rotor.). It looks GREAT! I'm still waiting on a few parts for the front and whether or not I'll take the final plunge on the fork conversion/fabrication. I don't want the 9er to turn into a project like 0cool's which my 9er could easily. 0cool project had me looking at center-lock wheel, single sided swing arm. Egad!!! At least he has his 975 to play with while his 9er is being built.

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Here's some incentive for the fork conversion:
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Here's some incentive for the fork conversion:
tpirman. . .your bike, and the other fork converted 919s are always in the back of my mind. Hence my buying those 954 forks. If I do it, I'd like to adapt the 599s headlight/gauge assembly like the Sands' Braveheart 919.

We'll see. . .

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thx 9ninteen looking foward to get all the info and seeing the result
See post #11 in the following link:
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