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post #1 of 26 Old 08-07-2007, 06:52 AM Thread Starter
 
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Parting Ways

Well guys I have learned a lot about the 919 from you guys but I have left the coupe. I have traded my 919 for a Honda 1000RR. My nephew purchased a GSXR 1000 and I drove it and fell in love the the extra juice it puts out. I wanted to stay loyal to the brand. Honda is the only motorcycles I have ever owned. I saw the 1000RR and fell in love again. I hated to get rid of the 919 but the wife and kids said 2 was too much so I settled for the 1000RR. The 1st pic below is the new 1000RR and the 2nd is my beloved 919. I already started modding the bike with new front running/blinkers, rear integrated brake and blinkers and have several other goodies on the way including a new exhuast. I will drop by from time to time just to see what has changed. Keep up the good work with helping others.
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post #2 of 26 Old 08-07-2007, 06:55 AM
 
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You don't have to go....there are plenty of us that ride sport bikes here. Enjoy that new ride and be safe.

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post #3 of 26 Old 08-07-2007, 07:01 AM
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I'm not sure why everyone thinks they need to leave after they sell their 919...look at my new baby.

Stick around, have some fun!
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post #4 of 26 Old 08-07-2007, 07:22 AM
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I see you and I got our stands from the same supplier.

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Congrats on the new ride, Thump! Look forward to having you drop in and let us know how it's working out for you.

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post #6 of 26 Old 08-07-2007, 07:54 AM
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Hmmm, my wife said the same thing. I can only have one. I got rid of this and got the 919:



My 600RR was a screamer and a great track bike. Its lighter weight made it very flickable. Your new 1k has the muscle for sure. Your nephew's gixxer has the edge though. Remember, 1k sportbikes need a lot more of respect than most or all street bikes.---The 919 gives me, and others on this board, the most of what we need out of owning a single bike.

Most of all enjoy the RR and ride safe.

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post #8 of 26 Old 08-07-2007, 08:10 AM
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post #9 of 26 Old 08-07-2007, 08:26 AM
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I see you and I got our stands from the same supplier.

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post #10 of 26 Old 08-07-2007, 08:36 AM
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Well

I just used my 2 floor jacks and my wife balanced it whilst I ran around from side to side.Rube Goldberg to the max, but that was all I had on hand at the moment.
I'm working on a cradle for one of those $39 floor jacks that will fit into that spot of the swing arm.When completed I'll post a couple pics.

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post #11 of 26 Old 08-07-2007, 08:38 AM
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Let me make one thing perfectly clear:

THIS IS NOT A 919 SPECIFIC SITE

You do not have to part ways because you bought a new bike. I would say you are exactly what this site needs which is more diversity in motorcycle ownership. Stick around, post your experiences, rides, no stuntin' crap, or squiddin' it up, and we all get to enjoy another member's ride.

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post #12 of 26 Old 08-07-2007, 08:42 AM
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Let me make one thing perfectly clear:

THIS IS NOT A 919 SPECIFIC SITE

You do not have to part ways because you bought a new bike. I would say you are exactly what this site needs which is more diversity in motorcycle ownership. Stick around, post your experiences, rides, no stuntin' crap, or squiddin' it up, and we all get to enjoy another member's ride.
I couldn't agree more, and your new bike rocks!

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post #13 of 26 Old 08-07-2007, 08:57 AM
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nice ride thump, an like everyone says this is a site for everyone not just 919 owners,so stick around

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post #14 of 26 Old 08-07-2007, 09:13 AM
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Let me make one thing perfectly clear:

THIS IS NOT A 919 SPECIFIC SITE

You do not have to part ways because you bought a new bike. I would say you are exactly what this site needs which is more diversity in motorcycle ownership. Stick around, post your experiences, rides, no stuntin' crap, or squiddin' it up, and we all get to enjoy another member's ride.
Maybe Jet needs to add a huge logo again to remind/attract other types of riders again. make it blink in red.

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Gorgeous bike. Coming from a 919 to a 954, it was the best move I've made in my opinion. I never liked sport bikes before (looks wise), but one ride on a modern liter bike (or close to it) will erase any hesitations about the appearance. I've still yet to wind my 954 up to its full potential after owning it for two weeks, but you need to have a healthy respect for these machines. Keep safe and enjoy the power!

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post #16 of 26 Old 08-07-2007, 04:03 PM
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Does that mean I can keep my old bike and still stick around?

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post #17 of 26 Old 08-07-2007, 04:15 PM
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I don't get the guys leaving when they buy a new bike other than the 9er. It's kinda like pulling out early.

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post #19 of 26 Old 08-11-2007, 09:44 AM
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I don't get the guys leaving when they buy a new bike other than the 9er. It's kinda like pulling out early.
Yeah, I don't get it either. Stick around man.

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post #20 of 26 Old 08-11-2007, 10:37 AM
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New rule!!!!

If you sell your 919.
You have to stay & bring on at lest "one" new member with the same bike as your new one!
And that member has to bring on a member with a different bike.
And so on, and so on ,and so on.

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post #21 of 26 Old 08-11-2007, 04:09 PM
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Did you quit making money. No. You'll get paid again next week. More money means more bikes. Lets stop selling 919s. No one loves em like we do. He who has the most bikes, wins.

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post #22 of 26 Old 08-12-2007, 12:35 AM
 
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Just take off the fairings and clip ones and add some MX bars and a 919 light and you will have the coolest naked Honda ever. Keep your old parts in case you want to sell it or put it back to stock. I saw a Kawi 10R naked and it made me literally dizzy with lust. Imagine the power and high end components of the RR and the comfy ride of the 919. Plus having a bike like no other. An engine like the 100RR is meant to be seen.

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Thump, I did the same thing. I traded the 919 in for an 07 cbr600rr. I knew that if i kept the 919, i probably wouldn't be riding it a lot with having the 600. So I decided to trade it in. But i'm still on here everyday. One things still the same, thump. We're all still Honda guys!!!

Just curious thump, did you look at the 600 at all? I pick this over the 1000 for track reasons. And I ended up pulling away from my brother in law and he's on an rc. I was really surprised how much power this 600 has. I can't imagine what the 1000 has.

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Thump, I did the same thing. I traded the 919 in for an 07 cbr600rr. I knew that if i kept the 919, i probably wouldn't be riding it a lot with having the 600. So I decided to trade it in. But i'm still on here everyday. One things still the same, thump. We're all still Honda guys!!!

Just curious thump, did you look at the 600 at all? I pick this over the 1000 for track reasons. And I ended up pulling away from my brother in law and he's on an rc. I was really surprised how much power this 600 has. I can't imagine what the 1000 has.

On track days, I was able to drive my 600rr deeper into the turns and accelerate out earlier. The 1ks , of course, caught up on the straights. The 600s, no matter what make, have that lighter weight to their advantage.

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New rule!!!!

If you sell your 919.
You have to stay & bring on at lest "one" new member with the same bike as your new one!
And that member has to bring on a member with a different bike.
And so on, and so on ,and so on.
Done. I'm that new member. I kept the dream alive by joining with this very bike I bought that Thump traded in. All I got to do now is find someone with a different bike to join. All I know right now are guys that ride cruisers. I will keep looking.

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post #26 of 26 Old 08-17-2007, 08:56 PM
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Done. I'm that new member. I kept the dream alive by joining with this very bike I bought that Thump traded in. All I got to do now is find someone with a different bike to join. All I know right now are guys that ride cruisers. I will keep looking.
Cruisers are welcome. Get them to join.

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