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post #1 of 29 Old 07-15-2007, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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Pics of my '02 919

Finally figured out the photo upload thing, thanks async! Here's my baby...Have done some powercoating, carbon fiber front fender (carbon rear hugger on backorder...still), fender eliminator, taillight integrator, turnsignal lenses, carbon gas cap cover, and for non-poser mods; Sato slip ons, PCIII, Conti Road Attack tires, and Galfer SS brake lines in garage waiting to be installed.

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Pretty bitchin' man. Any plans for new bars/mirrors I think it would look even better without the Mickey Mouse ears.

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Yeah, I agree on the mirrors. Have been trying to find just the right black mirrors, bought some bar ends and didn't like them, would really like to find a quality black metal mirror with a lower profile. Unfortunately everything out there seems to be cheap abs plastic, or billet aluminum cruiser style.

Pretty happy with the stock bars, don't think I'll mess with them right now.

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Great looking bike. Blacking out the grabrail was a great call. Good luck finding black metal mirrors. I tried and failed and had to go with plastic; but I've had no problems with them for 4 years. It's tire time for me, how do you like the Conti's?

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I'm very pleased with the Conti Road Attacks. Great traction, supposed to have good tread life and they ride much better than the stock Michelins.

What type of mirror did you end up going with?

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Great looking bike. Blacking out the grabrail was a great call.
+1 Grab rail & airbox covers. Nice job!

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Sweet, I'd like to powder coat a few of the parts on my 919 some day...

For the mirrors, check out the Rizoma Mirrors from PJ's Parts, http://www.pjsparts.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=59_52

I got the radial nakeds... Ouch on the price but they look pretty cool. They have some similar smaller ones I think they are called Dynamic mirrors you can get those in black as well.

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Radial Naked Rizoma mirros are definitely nice, shape compliments the 919 angular styling. Will have to think seriously about a set of those.

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The Dynamics are good too and they come in black. Thats what I have.

'02 Honda 919 - She's the only one for me!

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Lookin' good
I've blacked out the same parts with the exception of the headlight bracket (the time it would take would eat up too much valuable ride time - it'll have to wait til winter).
I hope to have a set of Sato cans someday too.
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Headlight brackets are easy to remove, but you're right, can't ride without them while they're in the shop. I did ride without the intake covers and grab rail for a couple of days, non essential parts.

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So give us the low-down on your pipes.

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Sweet, I'd like to powder coat a few of the parts on my 919 some day...

For the mirrors, check out the Rizoma Mirrors from PJ's Parts, http://www.pjsparts.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=59_52

I got the radial nakeds... Ouch on the price but they look pretty cool. They have some similar smaller ones I think they are called Dynamic mirrors you can get those in black as well.

Here's the link to my tread with some photos of the Radial Nakeds...
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Ok, I couldn't resist, just got off the phone with PJ and ordered up a pair of Rizoma black Radial Nakeds. Considered the Impulse model with carbon fiber inserts in the back, but decided the angular shape of the radial naked mirror really compliments the 919 tank shape and styling.

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Sweet. Those mirrors will look awesome with all the black on your bike.

This forum is killing my credit card.... Let's see I need to order some Satos, a PCI Commander, Renthal or Rizoma bars , LED Turnsignals, LED Tail, Corbin or Sargent seat...

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It looks like you've taken the first step. Admitting it.

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Some of us have too much time on our hands.
And some of us would rather send the pipes to Jet-Hot in the Winter and never waste elbow grease on them again!

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This is not only scary, it's true. I think I bought hooker_47's Corbin saddle the other day.

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This is not only scary, it's true. I think I bought hooker_47's Corbin saddle the other day.
Sargent and now Corbin. What gives?

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Sargent and now Corbin. What gives?
I dont' know Mike. I loved the Sargent seat on my ST13. But after a couple thousand miles with one on the 919, it's either still not broken in or it's not working for me. I'm good for about 100 miles and then the monkey butt sets in and I'm squirming all over trying to find a good spot. The used Corbin is not terribly expensive and I figured I'd give it a shot. There's a good market for these seats, so I'm sure I can sell one of them as needed. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

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Sorry to hear that Ken. The Sargent seat should be broken in by now. Looking forward to your Corbin saddle evaluation. I hope it works otherwise it's cruiser time for you.

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I plan to do the Sargent seat this winter during the off season, might tear the bike down and do some more powdercoating while I'm at it. Tempted by that Jet-Hot link as well...jeez, my credit card is smokin'!!!!!

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Sorry to hear that Ken. The Sargent seat should be broken in by now. Looking forward to your Corbin saddle evaluation. I hope it works otherwise it's cruiser time for you.
OK that's enough of your cruiser references!

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Are those smoke turn signal lenses or clear? From where?

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Are those smoke turn signal lenses or clear? From where?

They're custom smoked lenses. Couldn't find anyone offering smoked lenses for sale, so I bought clear sets from Clear Alternatives and smoked them myself, thought it looked better with the black bike and smoked brake light that way.

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Not to criticize, as your bike looks good. I'm just curious why you would choose to install smoked turn signals and brake lens? Are you not worried about visibility from cagers? Unless you have some LED bulbs installed.

IMO, the clear lenses would look good, and offset the silver in your headlight ring for the front, and the exhaust exits on the rear.

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Not to criticize, as your bike looks good. I'm just curious why you would choose to install smoked turn signals and brake lens? Are you not worried about visibility from cagers? Unless you have some LED bulbs installed.

IMO, the clear lenses would look good, and offset the silver in your headlight ring for the front, and the exhaust exits on the rear.

I have amber bulbs in the front and rear turnsignals, they light up brighter than the stock yellow lenses with clear bulbs, so I'm not worried about visibility. I tried LED bulbs, but could not make them work with the rear turnsignals for some reason, and the fronts were not as bright as the standard bulbs.

Didn't like the look of the clear lenses, a bit too much of the "ricer" look, as we say in the import car performance world.

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Lots of bikes come from the factory with smoke lenses. Some old Kawasaki LTDs did, alot of new Buells do, & maybe even someTriumphs.

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I think it's not so much the color of the lenses, as the strength of the bulb behind them. My smoke brake light lense with the Clear Alternatives LED board behind it is much brighter than the OEM red lense with clear bulbs. The amber bulbs in my turnsignals are also much brighter than the clear bulbs, smoke lense or not.

Visibility is the key reason that I left my rear turnsignals in place, even though I have the taillight intergrater installed. It's hard enough to be seen as it is with an all black bike, let alone removing turnsignals just to look a little bit sleeker.

In fact, I just saw some of those LED valve stem caps at the Honda dealership, light up when the wheel spins and makes a colored tracer light circle. Seems that would be great for side visibility, but not sure I can bring myself to take that step.

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I tried LED bulbs, but could not make them work with the rear turnsignals for some reason,
I had the same problem with LEDs and my rear turnsignals on my 2002. It turned out to be reversed polarity for some reason. The ground was to the center pin instead of the outside sleeve. I cut and reversed the leads to make it work for both incandescent and LED bulbs.

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