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post #1 of 9 Old 11-16-2018, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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Fun While It Lasted

A few weeks back, I went back to the dealership, I've been wanting to put cases on my 07 919 but they kept coming up empty, every mounting option was discontinued and so cases were becoming less and less an option.
At the end of searching, I signed paperwork to trade in the 919 and got myself a V-Strom 650, and it's quite nice! although I really do miss the 919 now, that pull was epic with full throttle!

However, today I walk into the dealership and they say they have my old bike in the back all taken apart, and it's got issues.
I was shocked, I know the exhaust lower hanger frame thing snapped, but apparently the cam chain was stupid loose, they're saying it needed to be replaced and the tensioner failed as well.
This was so odd to hear as just a few weeks back I did a valve check to see it was in spec, and nothing seemed out of place, but I never even touched the chain in the engine, nor did it act funny other than run really rich, even after the power commander tune.

Oh well, their problem to fix now, not mine, which I'm sure saves me quite a bit of money.
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post #2 of 9 Old 11-17-2018, 02:55 PM
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Man you must have really wanted hard cases to give up a bike like the 919 for a Strom.
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post #3 of 9 Old 11-17-2018, 07:48 PM
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Someone needs to do a kickstarter run for some good luggage for our bikes. Seems like making a copy of that single key setup would be the best bet. Can't be all that hard to make.

I had to carry my stuff around the other day and it wasn't fun. For short runs, it's fine, for longer hauls it sucks. Good lockable storage is a good thing.

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post #4 of 9 Old 11-17-2018, 10:10 PM
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The Givi top case set-up/bracket was still available as of this summer at Revzilla, with the mounting plate available at Amazon.

I bought a smaller case but there were much bigger cases available.
I loved the convenience, just not the aesthetics.

I traded mine in last month for a new (sat it the showroom 2 years) 2016 KTM Super Duke GT.
Wish I still had the 919, but 2 bikes wasn’t in the cards right now.

If you are near Northern VA, and looking for a 919, here my old 919 is:
https://www.blueridgepowersports.com...OwnedInventory
Lots of recent maintenance and ready to ride (new: oil change, spark plugs, K&N air filter, DID chain and sprockets (15/43), wheel bearings, PCIII with custom map, Pirelli Angel ST).

The Super Duke GT is a great value right now. They never really took off in the US and updates coming for the 2019 model year so major discounts.
$3500 factory rebate and most dealers are taking even more off. $20k MSRP, I got mine for $5500 off MSRP with no dealer fees.

The GT gives you the same chassis/powertrain/soul of the Super Duke R, with more options/ammentities. Just not quite as aggressive styling.
The luggage comes off in 30 seconds for when you don’t need it and turns the bike into a Super Naked(ish).

OP, was this yours, if so, looks like it sold:
https://m.facebook.com/search/top/?q...&source=result
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OP, was this yours, if so, looks like it sold:
https://m.facebook.com/search/top/?q...&source=result
Yeah I know I could have done a top case but the bike looked odd with that, wanted more side cases than anything.
That is not the bike, I traded it to Capital Powersports of wake forest NC, it's still being worked on getting new cam chain and tensioner last I checked.

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Yeah I know I could have done a top case but the bike looked odd with that, wanted more side cases than anything.
That is not the bike, I traded it to Capital Powersports of wake forest NC, it's still being worked on getting new cam chain and tensioner last I checked.
The top case definitely ruins the aesthetics of that bike, but it was so convenient.
Also made a nice backrest for a passenger.

Makes it look like a scooter.

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I took a rack from a Bandit 1250 and make it fit the 919. Worked fine if you use the passenger pegs as a securing point. Wasn't perfect but it's just a 919, not a V4 Tuono.
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I took a rack from a Bandit 1250 and make it fit the 919. Worked fine if you use the passenger pegs as a securing point. Wasn't perfect but it's just a 919, not a V4 Tuono.
What is the cross bar at the back? Is that for a top rack?

I'd like to see a wide, adjustable top box. I have expanding soft side bags and they're pretty good. I'd like a top box that does the same thing.

I like the functionality of what you have, but I lane split almost all the time. Some lane splitting can be a bit tricky and those bags wouldn't help.

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What is the cross bar at the back? Is that for a top rack?

I'd like to see a wide, adjustable top box. I have expanding soft side bags and they're pretty good. I'd like a top box that does the same thing.

I like the functionality of what you have, but I lane split almost all the time. Some lane splitting can be a bit tricky and those bags wouldn't help.
That was was just over-reinforcement. I overbuilt it not knowing how much weight the grab rail bolts could hold.

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