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post #1 of 40 Old 06-16-2008, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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First 919

Been without a bike for a year or so. Decided to pull the trigger on a 2002 919

I should have an update tomorrow.

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post #2 of 40 Old 06-16-2008, 09:55 PM
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Welcome to the single best source for information / opinions / silliness on the 919. What are the particulars on the one you're looking at? Remember to ask any questions you may have, and despite what you may read here, spending all your discretionary income on modifications is not required, but can easily happen!

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Cool

good choice,fun bike,best of both worlds ,power and comfort,once the mods start they wont stop.good luck!!!!

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A great little surprise in the 919

I was without a bike for about 13 years. I decided to get back into it on a reasonably safe level bike, so I decided to try the V-Twin VTR-1000. It was supposed to have most of what I wanted in a bike,, good pulling power, the sporty feel etc etc etc,, but I even though I was reasonably happy on the VTR, I was always going to get back onto 4 cyls, sooner or later... The VTR may have somewhat disallusioned me because I found myself almost looking for a reason not to go for rides after a year or more of owning it, because it could be quite harsh on me in that seating position and to be honest, it didn't have that v-twin mystical ooomph that everyone used to rave about. As a matter of fact I was quite disappointed with this...

I test rode a 919 2 weeks ago and was so impressed with it that I sold the VTR 3 days later and bought the 919. It has more pull than the VTR at almost any revs and apart from the upright position, I feel totally at home on it. It just does everything better. I am now one very happy camper and can hardly wait for this weekend to arrive because I am off into thum ther hills...

At the time of getting back onto a bike, the three bikes on the short list were the 919 and the VTR and an SV-1000. It just took me a few years to get around to the 919. Now I am here, I will never touch another "V"... Personally, I think you made a real good choice...!!!

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Now I am here, I will never touch another "V"... Personally, I think you made a real good choice...!!!
I completely agree with what you say. I drove a few Vtwins before buying the 919 and I was never impressed with the power delivery compared to the 4.

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Those black 2002 bikes look best! Congrats!

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Decided to pull the trigger on a 2002 919
You hit the bullseye from my limited perspective. Congrats and welcome!

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Welcome yes the black is cool but candy apple red are the best lookin 9ers.

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Picked er up tonight. Very nice. It has the feel I was missing since the departure of my beloved ZRX 1100. It is flickable yet stable and predictable. It feels light on its feet, good power and the fuel injection seems well calibrated. Couple of minor items. Someone put bar end mirrors on it and I do not like them. Easy fix. Needs new grips. Already bought. Missing a gromet for one side cover. Will get one ordered. It was very dirty. Gave it a bath. Someone cut off the stock rear turn signals and plate frame. They also put some small flush mount blinkers on the rear fender cowling. It has a funny front tire that almost looks like a dual sport pattern.

All minor stuff. This thing rocks.

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Great, congrats! I can't seem to part with mine after two years.

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Welcome Oak, where abouts in WI are you?

if you pull the small flush mount rear blinkers off let me know, I may be interested.

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I would love to get the large blinkers back but they cut off the mounts. I will have to keep the small ones.

Anyway Here she is.


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Kenosha.

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Hi Looks great seems you will be able to go off road with that front tyre though take it easy stay safe

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still got the swingarm stickers!

so i guess you stole the bike out of the honda archives?

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Yea, about the front tire. Not only is it a off road looking tire, but looking at it more I can see it was put on backwards. It had a state park sticker on it and was very dirty even muddy. I think the previous owner tried to take it off road. Weird. I took the mirrors off, removed the park stickers and cleaned up the exhaust with scotch brite. Oil change this weekend. Order up a proper set of mirrors and install the new set of grips I picked up. And just ride it.

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Thanks Bucky.

Over all it is pretty clean. It has some paint chips and scratches. Not too bad for a 6 year old bike.

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I think Lemonhead (another member) is in Kenosha, or somewhere close to there.

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*sniffle*

It reminds me when I got my bike back in March... Welcome to the club!

Abused yet a decent looking chain? Interesting...

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I have put 320 miles on her since Tuesday and all is well. The wind blast over 100 mph is very strong, over 120 ridiculous. My last bike had enough fairing that I could tuck in while I wound it past 140. This one will force me to take it a little easier. For now.

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I would love to get the large blinkers back but they cut off the mounts. I will have to keep the small ones.

Anyway Here she is.

Hey oak, I have a factory rear fender if you like. It is complete with everything, only thing is the factory ends have been cut off the rear blinkers. Let me know if you are interested

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I think Lemonhead (another member) is in Kenosha, or somewhere close to there.
Yup, including mine that's now 3 9ers in Kenosha, WI.

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Have put on 1,000 miles so far with 0 problems.

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A late hello oak, welcome! I've got a black '02 as well, they are the best looking and fastest 9'ers by far, regardless of what the red guys say.

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Thanks, I really like this bike. I ordered a F18 windscreen today. Hope fully it will get here before I do my run out to the hills in western wisconsin on the 14th. Wind blast is considerable above 80 mph.

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Anybody round here wants to go riding let me know.

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Missing a gromet for one side cover. Will get one ordered.
If it's the left side, look in your intake filter box, I bought mine and lo and behold, I found it just chilling in the middle of the filter.

Oh, and Hi, BTW, first post.

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If it's the left side, look in your intake filter box, I bought mine and lo and behold, I found it just chilling in the middle of the filter.

Oh, and Hi, BTW, first post.
Welcome. Are you majoring in medicine? Unfortunately, the price of silver is up.

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If it's the left side, look in your intake filter box, I bought mine and lo and behold, I found it just chilling in the middle of the filter.

Oh, and Hi, BTW, first post.
Thanks, will check it out. And Welcome.

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F-18 installed


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That looks great on ur bike Oak....nice job...hows it ride?

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That does look nice oak!

But is it just me, or is there something vaguely sexual about the F-18?

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It keeps the wind off my chest and I don't notice any more wind on the helmet, so it's all good. And yes the double bubble does kind of look like boobs. Oh well.

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Looks great. And get your mind out of the gutter Scott!

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But is it just me, or is there something vaguely sexual about the F-18?
Mount some steel wool under the headlight

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Looks great. And get your mind out of the gutter Scott!
Oh, like I'm the first one to ever notice that!

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