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post #1 of 20 Old 09-17-2008, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
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Hi from NZ!

Hi All,

Bought a new black 919 in May this year. What an awesome bike, great all rounder!

I commute about 56km's per day, as well as blasts on the weekend. I have ordered a set of Renthal Ultra Low in Tanium colour, as my first mod. Other than that, still struggling for options on indicators, as I don't like the bulky square OEM ones. I'm thinking along the lines of the CBR type indicators with clear lenses.

For the back, I'm looking at getting rid of that big bulky fender. Competition Werks tail tidy won't work, as our NZ plate is quite long. I may have to make one...any ideas?

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post #2 of 20 Old 09-17-2008, 10:13 PM
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Welcome. Use the search function and look up the "Flapper Mod" and make it your second upgrade.

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post #4 of 20 Old 10-19-2008, 02:31 AM
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Mate I'm from New Zealand!

I have a Hornet 900 (as they are know here)

I too have the ultra lows in that colour (nice with my black bike)

I've changed my turn signals

I'm going to fabricate some sort of tail-tidy (a nice sheet of alloy is sitting in the shed).

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Hi Kiwi, I'm an ex-pat Kiwi living in California, I toured the North Island twice and the south Island once, raced four six hour races. Good to hear from home! I'm here as an industrial spy giving away Kiwi secrets to the Janks, somehow it's not working for me!

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Tail tidy... Take a razor knife and whack plastic just below the license plate bracket, then drill holes in your big ol plate so that it is as high as you can go. That will do until you decide what to spend money on. I have the little bullet lookin aluminum turn signals. I think they go well with the 919... er 900 Hornet. Have fun, be safe.

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Deprettomoto Fender Eliminator

If you don't want to hack up your bike, try the Deprettomoto fender eliminator, might work better for ya

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post #14 of 20 Old 10-20-2008, 01:00 AM
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howdy from another kiwi,

i did as sniper suggested hacked the plate mount down and remounted it.
looked a heap better.
got sick of it after a while, was still to big so hacked it right down to just the bare min to cover under bike and bent up a ali plate to hold license plate and indicators. looks heaps better now, reused stock #plate light with spacer removed.

i should take photos one day haven't taken any since i bought it..

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post #15 of 20 Old 10-20-2008, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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Hi All,

Thanks for the welcome. Nice to see fellow Kiwi's here! Nallac, where are you in NZ?

My Renthals arrived late last week, so I fitted the bar on Saturday. Went for a short run to a littel biker bar Puhoi pub up noth on Sunday. The bars felt odd at first, but oh so good! I can't fathom why Honda put that crap on in the first place. It just feels sooo much better, more in tune with the bike.

Had the day off yesterday, as we have the mother-in-law visiting. My wife had a job (photograher) to do in the morning. My job was to lead her with the bike to show here where the place was she had to go.

This was at 9:30am. Well, after I had left her at her desitination, I figured, its Monday morning, the roads will be quiet, I'm already in the hills so to speak and the weather was excellent - I took off for a short blast in the twisties (180km's - 110 miles)
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Phobman, how long have you been in California? Enjoying it? Well, the weather would be heaps better over there!

As for the fender eliminator - NZ plates are 260mm x 100mm - thats roughly 10" by 4" so they wont fit bewteen the pipes as I would have liked. I may end up doing something custom.

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im up in Snells Beach,not far from you..

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