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post #1 of 34 Old 11-18-2010, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
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Good Luck Hornets

I sure hope we can keep the fire burning in the Hornets Forum as long as the ZRX folks are doing with theirs. We have a speciel lil bike, and hopefully we can resist the urge to be keep up with the latest new bike fads that are being pushed by the companies. I don't see much of anything that would make me turn loose of $10-12K.
I just put a battery in Lil Red, now I gotta keep it a couple more years to get my $100 worth.

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post #2 of 34 Old 11-18-2010, 11:15 AM
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A couple weeks of commuting on the 919 versus my truck will save $100. Just sayin'.

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post #3 of 34 Old 11-18-2010, 12:05 PM
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Im in, I dig the 9er and like you said I dont see anything making me shell out 10k. May wanna add a goldwing later but would hate it if it were my only bike.

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I would like to see CB1000R owners here when that bike comes this Spring. I bought my '07 919 new 2 1/2 years ago and while I would love a new bike, the reasons for buying this one are still valid. It's paid for, pretty much fully depreciated, in great shape and only has 8900 miles. To trade for a new bike would be very expensive now while keeping the 919 is a dirt cheap way to enjoy a bike I really like. I think wristtwisters has lots of life left in it.

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post #5 of 34 Old 11-18-2010, 12:58 PM
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I'm with mine for the foreseeable future. Unless my lotto ticket comes in.

So you are stuck with me for a while yet!

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I would like to see CB1000R owners here when that bike comes this Spring. I bought my '07 919 new 2 1/2 years ago and while I would love a new bike, the reasons for buying this one are still valid. It's paid for, pretty much fully depreciated, in great shape and only has 8900 miles. To trade for a new bike would be very expensive now while keeping the 919 is a dirt cheap way to enjoy a bike I really like. I think wristtwisters has lots of life left in it.
Fully depreciated.... an accurate description indeed. It seems like a nice clean 20,000 mile '03 like mine might bring only $3K, but I can't for the life of me think of any model I'd rather have for even twice that number.

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I'm sticking with my 919 for a while at least. I might even get another one.

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the 919 is one of those bikes you buy and hold on to... unfortunatly its not a super sought after bike and thus the used price on it is HORRIBLE. I got my 04 with 3600 mi for 4200 bucks.... i dont think i could sell it today (about a year later) for 3500.... not a big deal as its one hell of a bike, and its gonna last forever!

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post #9 of 34 Old 11-18-2010, 02:06 PM
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I would like to see CB1000R owners here when that bike comes this Spring.
Me too.

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post #10 of 34 Old 11-18-2010, 02:28 PM
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so why not encourage cb100r owners to use this forum then? they're so stinkin close, just looks different. hell we could maybe even research what parts could be swapped over/fabbed up.

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I'm with mine for the foreseeable future. Unless my lotto ticket comes in.

So you are stuck with me for a while yet!
+1 here. Even if I win the lottery I'd keep the 919, I'd just add a few to the garage(after I built a bigger one)

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The new Tuono is turning my head...the forecasted price is turning my stomach.

Me and the 9'er will be together for a while.

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Me too.
Me three. All it will take is for a few to land here and post lots of useful info.

Unfortunately, because the bike has been available in the rest of the world for a few years there are already two well-established CB1000R sites to compete with.

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post #14 of 34 Old 11-18-2010, 07:15 PM
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Love my 9er. I might get something in addition to, but not instead of.

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I'm in for quite a while too! Because the word that kept going around was that we weren't going to get the 1000 here, I did some significant upgrades to my 9'r and may just be installing the new digital gauges this winter. It just wouldn't make any since to sell it for 4K and spend 10 or so on another that won't be all that much different. Although I should say that I was really wanting the new 1000 and if I had not committed to these upgrades I would be pursuing the 1000 pretty hard when it got here.

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Even if I do buy the CB1R which I intend to, I have no plans to let my Niner go!


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rode some Triumph's a while back at a demo day, Street and Speed Triple, Sprint ST, Tbird, while very nice, couldn't see trading my 9er for something three times the cost, or even straight across, although I am thinking of selling it to buy a HarleyDynawideelectrasreamingdeucesofttailfatboymo nkeywrenchducttapemother....




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I think the 919 may well become a "closet classic", and that in a few years when they become hard to find, they will be the cool bike to have...

I could be wrong, time will tell. I plan on keeping mine and am willing to wait & see....

This is an excellent time to pick up a second 9'er as a parts bike while they are cheap...ride the everliving piss out of the current one, and have a spare for a chance mishap...







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I think the 919 may well become a "closet classic", and that in a few years when they become hard to find, they will be the cool bike to have...

I could be wrong, time will tell. I plan on keeping mine and am willing to wait & see....

This is an excellent time to pick up a second 9'er as a parts bike while they are cheap...ride the everliving piss out of the current one, and have a spare for a chance mishap...


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I plan on making my 9er an ersatz "1000". Gonna build a 997 with a 954 injector, extensive headwork, cams, valves, etc. Estimating operating range to be maxxed at 10.5K r.p.m.s. Price should come out about the same as the new cb1000r when you add my ride's net worth to the motor work price. Might save a little on insurance over the new bikes' -- don't know, but it will be interesting.

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... and hopefully we can resist the urge to be keep up with the latest new bike fads that are being pushed by the companies. I don't see much of anything that would make me turn loose of $10-12K.
URGE not resisted! Damn this new z1000 kicks it hard!

I don't know... I got about 120 miles on the new zed now, and I feel more and more comfortable the more I ride it. It feels so much like the 9er in the seating position it has really helped my confidence in transition to more power, better suspension and brakes Gonna be hard to justify keeping the 9er now... it's just so close in function... like having version 1.0 and 1.5 of the same paint program... kinda pointless to have both. Romantising over a parts bin bike is also futile. the 9er is a riders bike... not collectors item... and as such should be ridden until there is something else available for you to ride. I realize buying new is not always an option for folks, but all of you should be on the track to revision as soon as you can make it happen. Life is short is all my point is there. The 919 is great bike.. no doubt, but Honda has revised it... and in my case... I went team green... but I still consider it a lateral transfer with a tech upgrade. Don't dwell over it with emotions... use logic to inform your inevitable move to a newer bike... whenever that is for you.

You know you want one!

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Great post MotoCycho! I agree 100% with your whole post, sad you went to the darkside prior to Big Red's release but glad your happy!


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I'm in for the long haul. We have an '03 & '06 in the stable.

Could be a cult classic years from now.

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Could be a cult classic years from now.
I won't be suprised if the 599 and the 919 ends up to become a classic, as the CB400 Four Supersport from the 70's.

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I won't be suprised if the 599 and the 919 ends up to become a classic, as the CB400 Four Supersport from the 70's.
How popular were the early 4 cylinders when they were introduced?

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I don't know, but there's obviously something in the timeless design recipe that a lot of bikers like: round headlight, exposed, unshrouded engine, shiny headers, dual analogue clocks, simply looks etc..
Other than that, there seems to be something about the CB lineage that just has a following.

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I don't know, but there's obviously something in the timeless design recipe that a lot of bikers like: round headlight, exposed, unshrouded engine, shiny headers, dual analogue clocks, simply looks etc..
Other than that, there seems to be something about the CB lineage that just has a following.
I couldn' agree more, hell I'd like to have one. But when they were new were they the semi-red headed step child of the showroom like the 919? Did they have 3 plus year old models still new on showroom floors? I would love for this bike to be a sought after classic, I'll likely still have it.

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I couldn' agree more, hell I'd like to have one. But when they were new were they the semi-red headed step child of the showroom like the 919? Did they have 3 plus year old models still new on showroom floors? I would love for this bike to be a sought after classic, I'll likely still have it.
I don't know, maybe some of the older members here can chime in.
I'll ask my dad, he had one.

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Isn't my new steed naked enough?.... wasn't planning on bailing on the wristtwisters.com just yet
Dont bail just yet, its still got 2 wheels. I almost pulled the trigger on a z1000 but couldn't quite justify it. Fine Motorcycle for sure, Id love to have one. But I think I may just try and swing a supermoto and the 9....

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Jeez, all you guys and your 919 love fest, you're making me feel guilty for considering selling mine!

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Jeez, all you guys and your 919 love fest, you're making me feel guilty for considering selling mine!
Don't feel guilty! Do what ya gotta do. These 919 fanboys are just romanticizing the 919. Albeit, a good bike, fact is, it's just a bike.

I'm one to talk. I made some adjustments to mine tonight... he he. New bike sitting next to it and a foot of snow outside.. but I just can't help myself. I love that 919. DAMN IT! Some one come take it away from me.

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I like the niner to but theres alot I dont like about the bike to which is why im leaning to buying a cb1000r when they come out, that is if they feel as comfy to me when I sit on it.

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Don't feel guilty! Do what ya gotta do. These 919 fanboys are just romanticizing the 919. Albeit, a good bike, fact is, it's just a bike.

I'm one to talk. I made some adjustments to mine tonight... he he. New bike sitting next to it and a foot of snow outside.. but I just can't help myself. I love that 919. DAMN IT! Some one come take it away from me.
It's a love-hate thing isn't it? You'd like something else and some days just want to part company with it, but you know there's something (classic?) about it.

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