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)
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?