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post #1 of 16 Old 08-12-2007, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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My new 2006 919!

Well here it is! I've had it for about a month now but was having way to much fun riding and modifying it to waste time taking pics. I don't have much moding left to do now so I decided to take some pics and share them.

I'd like some opinions also. I have the belly pan painted and ready to go on but I just haven't been able to bring myself to doing it just yet. First it's not going to be simple, none of this fiberglass stuff is. Second I'm not real sure of the ground clearance. Third I'm not real sure I want the look. I really think it will look cool but so does this. Well give me your opinions I know there's a bunch of hard core naked bike purists out there but take it easy. I like naked too but I bought the stuff because I also like the aerodynamic look. I just didn't want an SS to lay down on all the time. My son has one I can ride and I've also got an XR650R super moded supermoto. So I just wanted something different. This is it!

Here's my mods so far:
Gimble shrouds, hugger, bellypan
Motovation Acc. frame sliders

Wacked of big mudflap fender and installed:
Clear alternative tail light
Rizoma's rear signals (soon front too)

Rizoma's mirrors
Jaurdine slipon mufflers
K&N air filter
Power Commander III

I think that's all, I'm having a blast.

Here's something I'd really like to know. I notice when I first got the bike that it just didn't get up and go like my XR650R when you just slam the throttle open, there was a hesitation then slow come on almost like a Goldwing. Then it would get up and go, my XR would throw you backward and I was running
16/42 gears on it and it would get up to about 130mph. So I did the Jaurdines, K&N, and Commander hoping to see it come alive. I'm not sure I see any difference at all. It still want take off like my XR, it's nearly impossible to get the front tire up by simply rolling on the throttle. What's up with this? Is this just what I should expect from this bike?

Thanks all,
Jim
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Wow! Very nice! You made it all your own - good work.

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The headlight/fairing and the radiator gaurds are really ugly. I like everything else about the bike. But as long as you like it that is all that matters!

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How does the fairing work for you? Noticeable difference in wind protection?

Can't say it's my style, but still it's all about personalizing the bike to reflect your own tastes, and you've done a great job of doing that!

I'm thinking you should go ahead and install the belly pan, would seem to go with the fairing and radiator guards that you already have on the bike.

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I'm thinking you should go ahead and install the belly pan, would seem to go with the fairing and radiator guards that you already have on the bike.
I agree, I think the belly pan would complete the look you're going for, and tie all the pieces together.

Love those mirrors!! I'll have those someday!

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How's the quality and sound with the Jardine pipes?

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How does the fairing work for you? Noticeable difference in wind protection?

Can't say it's my style, but still it's all about personalizing the bike to reflect your own tastes, and you've done a great job of doing that!

I'm thinking you should go ahead and install the belly pan, would seem to go with the fairing and radiator guards that you already have on the bike.
Thanks to everyone for responding.

The fairing takes a lot of wind off. I'm use to riding a supermoto on freeways and being pounded by the wind at over 70mph. This fairing keeps the wind off your chest and I think makes the bike run a lot smoother and more quiet. You can lay down on the tank and stay out all together. I rode it home from Louisiana about 200 miles down I10 in the rain. Let me tell you it was really nice to be abe to duck down behind that screen and not get pelted by 70mph wind and rain the whole 3 hours.

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How's the quality and sound with the Jardine pipes?
Boy let me tell you the Jaurdines sound great! I mean perfect, just the sound I was looking for. Deep, throaty, and not loud. They're not even loud when you really get on it. The quality seems to be as good as anything else I've seen out there.

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Looking at your pics again, I'd powder coat the airbox covers and grab handle, maybe also paint the side covers to match the other bodywork. Yep, that's what I'd do.

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Looks good, Jim! It's got that European mod look to it, IMO. I wonder what it would look like in Asphalt Black?

I think the Bellypan would complete the look, though. With that windscreen and the shrouds bulking up the look, I think it looks naked (pun intended) without the pan.

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Looking at your pics again, I'd powder coat the airbox covers and grab handle, maybe also paint the side covers to match the other bodywork. Yep, that's what I'd do.
I think you are right on! I've been thinking the exact same thing. That is probably going to happen. Well I don't know about painting the side covers. I think that would look good but I can just see those getting all cracked up.

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Looks good, Jim! It's got that European mod look to it, IMO. I wonder what it would look like in Asphalt Black?

I think the Bellypan would complete the look, though. With that windscreen and the shrouds bulking up the look, I think it looks naked (pun intended) without the pan.
Go for it Rob! I keep thinking the same thing that's why I got the belly pan. I just haven't quite convinced myself yet but I'm leaning that way.

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nice lookin bike, i agree on the bellypan,it would good on there, slap it on real quick an post some pics.the fairing an lights are different too,you don't see a lot of those

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Looks good XR! I like the shiney cans and I've got the same mirrors on my 06... just in the natural. You've got a great bike to enjoy!


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Go for it Rob! I keep thinking the same thing that's why I got the belly pan. I just haven't quite convinced myself yet but I'm leaning that way.
No. Not for me, man. I was actually referring to your bike. I was wondering what it would look like all blacked out in flat, with those 2 lights at the front.

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