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post #1 of 8 Old 11-28-2010, 06:22 AM Thread Starter
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how stiff are the stock 43mm forks?

I am not asking about springs. It's a given that I would need to re-spring the bike.

I ride a sv1000s now and love it but the deals on the last 919's in town have gotten me interested as I have always loved the 919. I would need to add y-pipe, pipes, bars, pc III, prolly a different rear shock, and at least springs to the front.

My Q is how stiff are the stock forks? My sv has 46mm standard forks that never flex or give me concern after I re-sprung them. Would I also have to add the cost of a rc51 or 929 front end?

I am really not interested in a racer boy usd conversion. Too costly and too much work. The Q is: are re-spring stock forks stiff enough for my considerable weight and moderately aggressive riding style?

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post #2 of 8 Old 11-28-2010, 09:04 AM
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I am not asking about springs. It's a given that I would need to re-spring the bike.

I ride a sv1000s now and love it but the deals on the last 919's in town have gotten me interested as I have always loved the 919. I would need to add y-pipe, pipes, bars, pc III, prolly a different rear shock, and at least springs to the front.

My Q is how stiff are the stock forks? My sv has 46mm standard forks that never flex or give me concern after I re-sprung them. Would I also have to add the cost of a rc51 or 929 front end?

I am really not interested in a racer boy usd conversion. Too costly and too much work. The Q is: are re-spring stock forks stiff enough for my considerable weight and moderately aggressive riding style?

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The forks are plenty stiff enough as is, and a fork brace is an absolute waste of time and money should you have been thinking about that too.
Relax, you can seriously track day a 919 on sticky tires and whatever fork flex there might be, won't even be detectable and certainly not a factor.

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I think you ought to post pics of the SV and tell us all about that bike.

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may do so. wasn't sure with all the honda love and all...

and it's tecnhically not a naked. love it though, it's just a tad uncomfortable and I have always loved the 919. aside from the obvious twin vs I4 deal, I think they are bikes that serve the needs of a similar niche.

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post #6 of 8 Old 11-28-2010, 04:12 PM
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how stiff are the stock 43mm forks?

Fork flex isn't 2 bad


I have always loved the 919. I would need to add y-pipe, pipes, bars, pc III, prolly a different rear shock, and at least springs to the front.

2 brothers makes a nice right side single pipe. less weight fair price

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post #7 of 8 Old 11-28-2010, 05:39 PM
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Power Commander is not a necessity. I had one, took it off, didn't notice any difference.

Ohlins on rear is definatly nice, but the stocker is usable. I haven't done springs up front, so I don't know anything about that. I've been satisfied with those also. The 04s+ have a decent suspention. Ohlins are nice, tho.

Bars and brake lines up front

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post #8 of 8 Old 11-28-2010, 06:06 PM
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I would need to add y-pipe, pipes, bars, pc III, prolly a different rear shock, and at least springs to the front.
Y- pipe? leave it alone and pop on some slip-ons. Pipes are not going to make a lot of difference to the 9er, I got a bit more 'zipp' out of my Yoshis and the extra sound is nice. The biggest noticeable difference (other than sound) is the weight reduction in a corner flick side to side, but you quickly become used to that and it becomes 'normal'

No PCIII on mine and it fuels very well thank you.

Bars are a 'must do' IMO but yours may differ.

Brake lines - just put some fresh fluid in the stock ones and bleed them well - you'll be most impressed what a $15 container of fresh brake fluid and 30 minutes does to your braking.

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