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post #1 of 32 Old 07-07-2010, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
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More black goodness

After completing the front end conversion on my 919 project - https://wristtwisters.com/naked-bikes...ns-slowly.html -
I've added a couple more black parts in the past few months. Here's some pics.
Excuse the road grime, I haven't had a chance to wash it in months... hopefully this weekend.

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post #2 of 32 Old 07-07-2010, 07:30 PM
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that's one fine looking niner. excellent work.

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are those headers jet hot coated?

Common sense. So rare it's a god damn super power.
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Very nicely executed...That looks marvelous!

Well, fire the engines! Spur this iron space-pony on!

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DAUM! thats a sweet lookin 9er!

might have to spray paint those lil rad bracket things black myself!

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Is that swinger powder coated of just rattle can?

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Damn nice job. Looks great!

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If you ever think of ditching the passenger pegs for those Sato rearsets, lemme know! Sweet ride btw

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Looking good! Very nice.

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Nice! Love the dual headlights.

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No kidding!

Really great job!

Question: where'd you get the Yoshi exhaust?? I can't find that design anywhere... And on the yosh website, they only offer the TRS.

Again, beautiful 9er!

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those triples are sick. are they one-off?

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I hate to jump on the band wagon with "nice" and "looks good" but damn that 9er is nice and does look good! F'n sweet man!

I sure do like how those wave rotors look, any info on premature warping? that's what held me back cause I do want a brake upgrade just not sure which way to go about it?

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Looks good, although I liked your silver bike better with the themes you favor. The triple is especially nice. About the swingarm, did you get that done in the Axis gray? I thought about that color for some of my silver bits but ColorRite stuff is waaay spendy so am settling for black. Spent too much on the Candy red as it is.

Next step for me is to color match my side covers and hugger. ColorRite cans are sitting on the workbench.

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are those headers jet hot coated?
Yeah, I had a local company do it. Media blasted inside and out then coated inside and out; two day turnaround. The color isn't 'exactly' what I had in mind, and it doesn't match the Y-pipe or slip-ons, but I'm happy with it. It looks pretty dull with all the road grime, but it cleans up pretty easily.

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Is that swinger powder coated of just rattle can?
When I sent everything off to be powder coated I forgot about the headlight brackets, so they still only have the rattle can treatment.
I bought the coated radiator brackets from a WT member, and had everything else coated last summer (swingarm, wheels, rearset plates, frame brackets, side panels, and FI covers).

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If you ever think of ditching the passenger pegs for those Sato rearsets, lemme know! Sweet ride btw
Haha! My wife likes riding with me too much to get rid of them. I keep telling her I'll just get her a 599 so she can have her own bike... she's slowly warming up to the idea. I started by removing the grab bar, then told her I was going to ditch the passenger pegs and get a seat cowl, and she didn't like that idea too much.

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Question: where'd you get the Yoshi exhaust?? I can't find that design anywhere... And on the yosh website, they only offer the TRS.
I got the Yoshis off a used '04 919 I found in TX about 5 years ago. They're TRS, but these are not the stock endcaps. I called Yoshi and explained that I was building a project bike and wanted a custom looking exhaust with carbon endcaps. I described the look I was going for (R1-ish) and they found some different endcaps for me to try. The first set didn't fit so they went back. These ones 'almost' fit, but required some modification to squeeze them on there.
It took some work but I'm happy with the results.

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those triples are sick. are they one-off?
The triples are from Style and Performance in Italy. Through many e-mails I explained that I wanted to fit RC51 forks onto a 900 Hornet and it was critical to keep the same Hornet mounting points for the gauges, ignition key, steering stops, and headlight bracket cage. I sent them all the fork dimensions and they went to work.

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I sure do like how those wave rotors look, any info on premature warping? that's what held me back cause I do want a brake upgrade just not sure which way to go about it?
My '04 919 came with wave rotors and SS brake lines front and rear. When that was totalled I picked up a new '07, and while the OEM brakes weren't bad, I could feel the difference (in the front). I'm not sure whether the rotors or the brake lines made more of a difference, but when it was time to get brakes for the new front end I knew I wanted to stay with wave rotors and SS lines.
I use the front brakes almost exclusively and between the '04 and the '07 I have about 20K miles on wave rotors so far and no warpage or any other issues at all. It's not a lot of miles yet, but they seem to be quality products.

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About the swingarm, did you get that done in the Axis gray? I thought about that color for some of my silver bits but ColorRite stuff is waaay spendy so am settling for black. Spent too much on the Candy red as it is.

Next step for me is to color match my side covers and hugger. ColorRite cans are sitting on the workbench.
The swingarm is just a matte black powdercoat. Flat was TOO flat, and the gloss black was kept to a minimum with just the wheels, rearset plates and hugger to add a little contrast.

My silver 919 came with color matched side covers but not the hugger. I liked the color matched look.

I think I'd be happy with these mods on any color 919, it's just a great looking bike with clean lines!

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Who did your seat? I love the look, please tell us all the details. Thanks!

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Who did your seat? I love the look, please tell us all the details. Thanks!
It was done by Sargent. Carbon FX leather on the front and plain leather on the rear. They flattened the front a bit and added their gel foam insert.

It's a bit more comfortable than stock, but still not a long-distance seat. I've done a few day trips through the mountains that were 400+ miles and I was sore and tired when I got home!

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It was done by Sargent. Carbon FX leather on the front and plain leather on the rear. They flattened the front a bit and added their gel foam insert.

It's a bit more comfortable than stock, but still not a long-distance seat. I've done a few day trips through the mountains that were 400+ miles and I was sore and tired when I got home!
What do you have to do to care for the leather? I'm torn between the look of leather and the duribility of vinyl.

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I want mufflers like yours...

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What do you have to do to care for the leather? I'm torn between the look of leather and the duribility of vinyl.
My mistake, I'm trying to multitask this afternoon and got my words mixed up. You're correct, they use vinyl not leather.
The vinyl seems quite durable - the seat was on my first 919 when it was totalled and it survived flying off the bike and sliding across the intersection with only a couple scuff marks.

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I want mufflers like yours...
They never told me which exhaust the endcaps came from, but after mixing and matching parts, I'm happy with the way they turned out. It's not a cheap mod - the canisters are already expensive, and the new end caps were more than $250!

I can't find a receipt with the correct part numbers. The original parts I ordered didn't fit right, and I had to send them back for replacement. But if you already have the TRS mufflers you can call Lauren at Yoshimura R&D and tell her you want R1-style carbon end caps to fit your 919 TRS mufflers and she'll be able to hook you up.

Here's the name of the parts you'll need to order (this was from my original order so the correct part numbers will be different)

> ACT611AE: Right side end cap base $70
> ACT611AEL: Left side end cap base $70
> TRC602: Right side carbon cone end cap $70.25
> TRC602L: Left side carbon cone end cap $70.25
> LC4.5T (x2): Rivet band $2.25/each
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I don't have the TRS yet, i'm still undecided between triangular or round mufflers, but thanks for the info, i'm sure it will be usefull

Look at the ass on this one...
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Look at the ass on this one...
NICE!! The painted undertail looks sharp! The small round cans look great too.

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I Like IT!

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The more I look at the painted undertail and the round carbon cans, the more I like it!! It's giving me ideas.

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Bump for one BITCHEN looking niner.

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Agree - it also rides a lot better than any other 9'er I rode!!!

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Dang, that is one bad-ass 919. Love it!


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Whats MDtoney been up too? I need to know wtf he did to get those yoshis tip like that. So SWEET. I have a niner boner

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Whats MDtoney been up too? I need to know wtf he did to get those yoshis tip like that. So SWEET. I have a niner boner
One of the best 919 builds ever.

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One of the best 919 builds ever.
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