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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!