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post #1 of 35 Old 01-18-2015, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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Been lurking here for a little while. Just picked up my 2006 Honda 919 yesterday. Very clean with only 90 miles on it. I believe the origianal owner dumped it on its side and then parked it for 10 years. Small dent in the tank and scratched alternator cover, but he had a brand new tank still in the box that came with the bike. I'll show the good side until I get the tank and cover swapped.


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post #2 of 35 Old 01-18-2015, 06:51 PM
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Bike looks awesome, but you got to tell us how much you paid. And by the way welcome aboard

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post #4 of 35 Old 01-18-2015, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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Here's the bike it is replacing. Waiting for its new owner to pick it up.


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1972 Honda CL350 "sold"
1981 Honda CB750 Custom "sold"
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post #5 of 35 Old 01-18-2015, 08:01 PM
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Welcome.

Those ten year old tires have to be hard as rocks. A set of PR4s would bring it into the 21st century.

Awesome CBX. Had it for a while and now time to move on to something else?

"Keep on 9-in"

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That CBX is pure sex!

Congrats on the 919. Do post a price please.

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Welcome to the site - 90 miles!?! Did he have any WWII Indians still in crates lying around?

Good deal! Those red ones are fast, too, leastways according to the fellas around here riding the black ones...

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post #9 of 35 Old 01-19-2015, 04:19 AM
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Awesome bike, I have the exact same one (color and year)... just have much more miles, and a new dent

I'd love to have the CBX too, don't see many of those around.

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Welcome. Nice find on the 9'er.

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Welcome, awesome find put new rubber and some frame sliders on it asap.

Most folks ditch the stock handlebars pretty quickly as well.

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post #12 of 35 Old 01-19-2015, 06:50 AM
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Really nice looking bike there. Looks a lot like mine heh. Love how clean the headers are. That's on my list of spring projects to do before I get riding along with just general cleaning. Now I know what I need to make mine look like...

If you're going to be modding the bike in any way, this place is a great resource. Chances are very very good someone has already done what you have done and documented everything. Helps to take out a lot of the guess work!

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Nice bike!!!

And I would keep CBX

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Welcome to the forum! That 919 is so clean .... and the CBX is a beauty as well.

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post #15 of 35 Old 01-19-2015, 11:51 AM Thread Starter
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Welcome.

Those ten year old tires have to be hard as rocks. A set of PR4s would bring it into the 21st century.

Awesome CBX. Had it for a while and now time to move on to something else?
The tires don't feel too bad. The bike was kept inside under moderate temps. I'll get them scuffed up and see how they feel. If they get slippery, I'll throw on a new set. They still have the nubs on them.

I restored the CBX after I found it sitting for 14 years. It is documented over at cbx world.com. It is a great bike that draws a crowd like no other. It passes a lot of things, but gas stations aren't one of them. Wanted a bike that was water cooled and had a little more range. Not having to sync 6 carbs every year will be a nice change.

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Nice bike!!!

And I would keep CBX
My wife threatens to get a cat for every motorcycle I buy...we already have two.lol

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Welcome to the site - 90 miles!?! Did he have any WWII Indians still in crates lying around?

Good deal! Those red ones are fast, too, leastways according to the fellas around here riding the black ones...
No Indians, but he did have a 1965 Honda CL110 that I tried to get thrown in on the deal.

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Welcome to the forum! That 919 is so clean .... and the CBX is a beauty as well.
Thank you! What is the function of the pair plates?

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Thank you! What is the function of the pair plates?
Don't mind me, I do this every time someone asks:


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Very nice. Mine goes to its new owner this weekend.

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Welcome to the site and congrats on the new toy...

I've got the same bike... Recommend you do the 17/44 chain upgrade from LDH. Nice improvement in ride on the freeways with minimal to no impact on normal street riding. I usually average around 45 mpg with fast SoCal freeway riding and zippy runs through town. And take off the foot peg scraper bolts that I see are still installed. And let the fun commence!


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post #23 of 35 Old 01-29-2015, 07:57 AM Thread Starter
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Welcome to the site and congrats on the new toy...

I've got the same bike... Recommend you do the 17/44 chain upgrade from LDH. Nice improvement in ride on the freeways with minimal to no impact on normal street riding. I usually average around 45 mpg with fast SoCal freeway riding and zippy runs through town. And take off the foot peg scraper bolts that I see are still installed. And let the fun commence!
Thanks! We just moved up here to Oregon from Escondido a year ago. Not as many nice riding days, but some great riding roads.

Just got the tank swapped out and a new seat cowl is on order. A new alternator cover and complete OEM toolkit showed up yesterday. I'll change the cover once I get the motor broken in. I've got a set of Honda heated grips on orders well (another way to increase the number of riding days up here).

I've got a couple hundred miles getting the tires scuffed up, and although they still make me a little nervous, they feel good in the corners. I did my own durometer test and compared them to the new Dunlop on my CBX, and they feel just as soft or softer.

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Yep... hard to beat the SoCal riding weather! We are spoiled to say the least. But Oregon is a beautiful place and they have their share of nice sunny days. Heated grips will help - just have to hope for no rain!


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Ordered a set of OEM Honda grips for a 2013 ST1300. They were an easy and very clean install on the 919.
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Oh, and I got the new tank installed!
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I'd have kept the CBX.

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I'd have kept the CBX.
It was a great bike that I brought back from the dead. You can read about it here.

http://www.cbxworld.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=11188

It attracted a crowd like no other, which made it a very fun bike to own. It could also empty the tank in 56 miles of "very agressive" riding. Regular riding rarely passed a gas station after 100 miles. Carb syncs, while a PITA, were pretty easy after a few rounds. I restored the bike and thoroughly enjoyed it for 4 years and now a new owner is thrilled. I'll get much more use out of the 919.

Really enjoying the 919. Got the tank, cowl and alternator cover swapped out from the PO's tipover. Installed Honda OEM heated grips. LSL sliders and windscreen are on order. Changed the oil today ([email protected] miles) because I don't know how long the oil has been sitting in the the bike. Still looking for a centerstand if anyone has one hiding in their garage.

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Instead of the center stand, you might want the rear lift. I got the Harbor Freight one for about $40 and it works great. The reason is that you don't use a center stand very often, and it saves weight.

I'm not sure, so you probably want to check, if the bike didn't come with a center stand, you might have to modify the cat in order to get it to fit.

I think the reason some models didn't get the center stand was because of the exhaust cat being in the way (I could be wrong, so double check).

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In CA they hung the evap cannister on the center stand mounts


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Instead of the center stand, you might want the rear lift. I got the Harbor Freight one for about $40 and it works great. The reason is that you don't use a center stand very often, and it saves weight.

I'm not sure, so you probably want to check, if the bike didn't come with a center stand, you might have to modify the cat in order to get it to fit.

I think the reason some models didn't get the center stand was because of the exhaust cat being in the way (I could be wrong, so double check).
As far as I know none of the 919's came stock with center stands

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Instead of the center stand, you might want the rear lift. I got the Harbor Freight one for about $40 and it works great. The reason is that you don't use a center stand very often, and it saves weight.

I'm not sure, so you probably want to check, if the bike didn't come with a center stand, you might have to modify the cat in order to get it to fit.

I think the reason some models didn't get the center stand was because of the exhaust cat being in the way (I could be wrong, so double check).
I've been thinking about a lift. I centerstanded the CBX 100% of the time due to issues with possible side stand failure and hydro lock from leaking float needles. Those are non-issues on the 919, but I still find the side stand coming off full lock when I move the bike around the garage. Might just have to get used to it as 919 centerstands appear to be rare.

After riding a CBX, the weight of a centerstand is a non-issue on the 919.

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