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post #1 of 16 Old 03-29-2009, 03:47 AM Thread Starter
 
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Problems with 919

Hello everyone

i would like to check out whether is there common problems with 919s?
Ive checked the forum but couldnt find much of it
and it's for my knowledge purposes!
not that this bike ve got alot of problems! haha


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and im another proud owners of my new used hornet 919 too! Im from Singapore.

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post #3 of 16 Old 03-29-2009, 04:23 AM
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Common issues: The stock left bar end and the shift linkage bolt seem to fall out if not addressed. The exhaust hanger bracket under the bike tends to crack, although it doesn't seem to worsen with age. Exhaust stink on some machines.

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post #5 of 16 Old 03-29-2009, 11:25 AM
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another popular one is there is a bypass in the starter switch housing for the head light, one of the solder joints in there tends to break and needs resoldered.

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post #6 of 16 Old 03-29-2009, 07:00 PM
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Hard to find documented problems because their isn't much out there. It a very relieable bike. Like most modern machines that arn't made in italy.

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the shift linkage bolt seems to be the only problem I have experienced.
0613082037.jpg0613082038.jpg The speedo is a little off too, one could either fix that with going to 17t counter sprocket or getting a speedo healer.

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the shift linkage bolt seems to be the only problem I have experienced.
Attachment 10119Attachment 10120 The speedo is a little off too, one could either fix that with going to 17t counter sprocket or getting a speedo healer.
This is a very common thing. It happened to me at about 50000 kms. It is covered in the must read section in the sticky. You should go through there if you haven't already.

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welcome. and no issues if you maintain the bike.

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pretty much bulletproof. congrats on the bike, it will soon become like a child that you can beat and it enjoys it, the favorite member of the family! the only real issues have been mentioned, i'd like to add that it will become very angry and jealous if you leave it parked very long; make sure you ride it a LOT. just like the child you beat, if you miss a day of beating, they might get out of hand.
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Mine goes too fast.

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The 919 is the most reliable bike ever made. Any problems with the bike are caused by the people who ride them.

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Mine goes too fast.
Never such a thing as too fast


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Problems with the 919?
1) they stopped making Sato exhaust cans for it, they sounded sweet
2) Ram air may or may not work on it, but it looks and sounds cool
3) It may or may not be able to beat a 600 supersport in a drag race, and it upsets people to talk about it
4)your friends wont thinks its as cool as a turbo NinjaCBRGixxacati

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the only problems i can see are they are

a.20 horsepower short..
b.you spend a buttload of money on them customizing them and making them yours...



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Mine goes too fast.
you shush your lips from speaking such things! this... this is herecy! there IS no 'too fast'!!!

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