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post #1 of 13 Old 02-13-2015, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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First ride: 919

After more than eleven years absence from motorcycles, I finally got to ride my 919. I was lucky to get a great bike from Jazzdude, and it is in perfect condition. The bike has many small modifications that compliment an already very nice bike. I consider myself a student of motorcycle engineering and in general an enthusiast. With that said, I studied many brands and types of motorcycles before deciding to purchase a 919. After studying the specification sheets and speculating about performance, the 919 was not a disappointment on its debut ride. The bike accelerates decent with no noticeable abrupt change in the power band from 3K to 9.5. There is little vibration with the exception of a limited RPM range, not an issue though. It steers well, holds a line both braking and accelerating out of curves. The brakes have good response and are well balanced front to back. All in all the first ride was great. Not only refreshing after eleven year absence, but very rewarding to have picked a bike based on specifications and have it live up to the numbers in the real world.
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post #2 of 13 Old 02-13-2015, 07:23 PM
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Ya and if you don't wear pants it's even more refreshing. It's a great bike enjoy.

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post #3 of 13 Old 02-13-2015, 08:17 PM
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Nice looking bike! I too did a bit of research and really like the 919. Not only is the styling awesome, it's a very reliable package.

What are the upgrades that were done? Most like to upgrade the computer, rear shock, pairs plate, header and some don't like the handle bars.

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post #4 of 13 Old 02-14-2015, 04:42 AM Thread Starter
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It has several small pieces, hope I don't miss any...

Motor: It has the Yosh tail pieces, power commander 3 and plates. To my knowledge the rest is stock. It came with a dyno sheet showing 107.7 RWHP. Tuned in Carolina.

Rider accessories: It has after market mirrors, clutch & brake adjustable levers, handle bars, turn signals, mirrors, and fender kit. Some of the makers are Renthal, Pazzo, Rizzoma ECT... I am well pleased with all of them although I did take 3&3/4" off the bars width (my personal preference). Other than that, the bike meets all my requirements and is very comfortable to ride.

Chassis: It has new Michelin 2CT's front & rear, steel bradded lines F&B, and adjustable front and rear suspension. To my knowledge both are stock having a click under 11K on the bike, it feels good and shows no behavior conducive to worn or defective parts. I do see where people have complaints of the rear shock and get rid of them, I could detect no issues on my first 75 mile ride. Although I am a NOT an expert rider by any means, in time I will tell more about it. Being very conservative after my 11 year absence.

I have many plans for this project, and will up-date with each segment. This will be interesting and enjoyable as I learn more about this bike.
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post #5 of 13 Old 02-14-2015, 04:47 AM
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Very nice looking bike Mark. I hope you get many safe and happy miles!

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Looks like you got a good one, enjoy it! I'd say to get reacquainted with it safely but it sounds like you are already. It's not going to tear your arms off but there is certainly more power than you need to get into trouble.

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Did you wax the motorcycle? It looks Great! Congratulations and welcome!
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post #8 of 13 Old 02-14-2015, 07:53 AM
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Did you wax the motorcycle? It looks Great! Congratulations and welcome!
I agree the bike looks fantastic. I really like my green one, but that red is very nice.

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post #9 of 13 Old 02-14-2015, 09:14 AM
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Congrats on the return to motorcycling and welcome to the site! Great looking bike; Red is the fastest by the way!

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Beautiful bike and congrats on the purchase!

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Nice find, welcome to the madness


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post #13 of 13 Old 02-23-2015, 03:19 PM
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sweet ride ENJOY

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