Various questions here from a new owner. Made an introductory thread, here, if you'd like to see the bike and know a bit more about it :
My goals with this bike were to save some money (everywhere I go, rates for insurance and registration on sportbikes are getting to be stratospheric), and get a more comfortable bike than what I've had so far, that didn't beg me to go at insane speeds all the time. As well, it's a bit of an experiment. I've never had a bike with aftermarket suspension, and since the hornet is cheaper, I've got money for this (within reason). Will also do the low mount exhaust.
For reference, this is my first naked : I've owned a TZR250, RZ350, FZR400 (with stock, YZF600, then Frankenstein 661cc engines) and my current RC51. So, questions, in no particular order :
1. I'll be putting on stainless lines, quite likely with link from sticky; but anybody have status on the brake line holders? Or are they necessary? I've always seen a pretty noticeable improvement when putting stainless lines on; can I expect same from this bike?
2. I don't suppose any of you would have a used aftermarket shock for sale, would you....?
. Otherwise, I'll probably just go for LDH's 550$ Ohlins. Still hoping to convince Ditch to sell me those forks....
3. Request : could someone please post pictures of your throttle cable routing at the handlebars? My bike came with Pro Taper handlebars, which I quite like, but I wonder if they're just too wide. (Anybody running those?). Cuz the lock nut for the return cable is not even screwed in, and is practically impossible to do so. I'd just need to twist the cable a certain way, and there's just no give. Handlebars turn lock to lock just fine though, no change in idle speed. Plus, my clutch is abnormally stiff. I know the 919 is kinda known for a stiff clutch, but this is not normal. I'll lube the cable, but I wonder if this all points to too-wide handlebars?
4. Anybody have experience with those shorty levers from China? Look good to me.... Cheap, adjustable, good enough...
That's it! Thanks much for your time.