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post #1 of 19 Old 05-11-2012, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
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Long distances on the 919

So my GF picked up a 2003 Honda Magna 750. Not a huge cruiser fan, but that is a nice bike. With the V4, that bike gets up and goes.

Lately we have been taking longer trips and we have a couple week long trips planned in the near future.

I just picked up an ALU-RACK and I'm working on getting it fitted with my Corbin seat. So from a luggage standpoint, I should be set.

For those who do longer trips on the 919, what do you do about the cramped leg position? The peg position is great for the twisties, but after a couple hundred miles, I'm itching to stretch out my legs.

I've been throwing out the idea of replacing the bike with something intended for longer distances, but the 919 makes a GREAT commuter bike. So instead, I'm looking at a setup where I can be comfortable on long weekend trips and strip her naked for commuting during the week.



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Case guards with fold-up highway pegs are the traditional solution, along with a throttle lock. This allows you to change position and move about the bike.

Don't forget a chain oiler. Having to stop and clean/oil the chain several times during the trip is a huge PITA.

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I fold out the rear pegs and slide my feet back and put them on there; lay on the tank a bit more. Gets the blood back in my backside for another 30 minutes or so .

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My S.O. took her '03 919 to California and back in '05.

Renntec engine guards with highway pegs
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7,500 miles round trip. It now has 60K on the clock and every mod has been worth it.

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I fold out the rear pegs and slide my feet back and put them on there; lay on the tank a bit more. Gets the blood back in my backside for another 30 minutes or so .
Does your blood ride with you a lot?

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Does your blood ride with you a lot?
Yes, and they ALWAYS insist in riding on the back. Go figure!

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My S.O. took her '03 919 to California and back in '05.

Renntec engine guards with highway pegs
Memphis Shades Blade Runner Shield
Throttlemeister and Throttle Rocker.
Spencer Stock Seat Mod..........lowered and comfort foam insert
Three Givi E36 cases & Tank Bag
Center Stand(for chain maintenance)
JM2003CB & Xm Satellite Radio

7,500 miles round trip. It now has 60K on the clock and every mod has been worth it.

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I can't find rentec guards for a 919? Linky?

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I can't find rentec guards for a 919? Linky?
I emailed Rev's Performance a few days ago, still waiting to hear back...

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Let me know what you find. Unfortunately my knees are my weakest link on this aging man...and would love to see a bolt on bolt off solution like the rentecs when I know ill be out for more than running around town....

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Yeah the pegs could stand to be a bit lower but they're not bad. I intended to do engine guards / highway pegs before my trip but ran out of time. My 919 fitted with trail bike bars and an Air Hawk cushion and my 54 year old knees and I did just fine. I started with concurrent SS1000/BB1500 and finished up with 19 states and 4,062 miles in 13 days. The 919 is a fabulous bike - just ride it!
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Taking breaks is the best advice I've got. I tried Corbin and sheep skin last year, but when it comes down to it, frequent stops help - unless you are in constant twisties.

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Motovation sliders make great 'highway pegs', but watch out for the hot bits of the engine. I use mine a couple of different ways. The first is as a foot rest. Yes, you are going to nearly fold yourself in half, but it does get your legs in a different position. The other way I use them is resting my calves on them. This allows for full extension of the legs, just be careful of bumps as your leg might fall off.

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I only see 599 not 919? Am I missing something?

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I only see 599 not 919? Am I missing something?

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599 and cb1000/r only. no 919.

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That's why I emailed them, still waiting to hear back, I'll call on Monday.

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Buell Rider pegs to lower your feet a bit, an Airhawk plus sheepskin to raise your butt a bit, and the crucial knee and hip angles benefit....

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I talked to my step dad today about fabricating something for my motovation frame sliders to make them better higheay pegs. I don't want to put something on there that will pole vault the bike if I have to lay it down. He suggested something that I think will work well. He is going to machine some soft plastic that will fit into the ends of the frame slider and match the outer diameter of the slider essentially making them longer to rest my feet on. The part the goes into the hole at the end of the frame slider will be fit with some O-rings to keep the plastic piece from sliding out, but loose enough that in case of a crash, they will pull out (in theory).

I put some renthal bars on my bike which look great, but I may want to try a different bar to help out on longer trips. I really like the Thar bars for adjustibility.... so they may have to go on my list of things to get after I modify my ALU-RACK and get a top case.

Fortunatly, the GFs Magna has about a 100 mile range so we get to stop often.

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