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post #1 of 14 Old 03-08-2009, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys i love this site. all you 919 guys out there thanks for talkin me into buying one. i just picked an 04 for 4700 with 9700 miles this past wednesday and have only put about 40 miles on it since the weather here in western ny is anything but spectacular. it has jardine pipes, renthal bars, frame sliders bar end mirror and windscreen i think i paid a good price. its very nice and can't wait to get out and ride. i do have a question about a product though... i was on a streetfighter website and they show a tail lifter which they claim is supposed to help the rear tire get more grip and better handling overall. has anyone heard of this or ever used one? any feedback is appreciated thanks.

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post #2 of 14 Old 03-08-2009, 08:02 PM
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can you provide a link? I'm pretty sure it's complete BS though.

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welcome spence21... glad to have you aboard... and that sounds like a good price



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Hey guys i love this site. all you 919 guys out there thanks for talkin me into buying one. i just picked an 04 for 4700 with 9700 miles this past wednesday and have only put about 40 miles on it since the weather here in western ny is anything but spectacular. it has jardine pipes, renthal bars, frame sliders bar end mirror and windscreen i think i paid a good price. its very nice and can't wait to get out and ride. i do have a question about a product though... i was on a streetfighter website and they show a tail lifter which they claim is supposed to help the rear tire get more grip and better handling overall. has anyone heard of this or ever used one? any feedback is appreciated thanks.

Welcome and congrats! Streetfighter gets a lot of stuff out of Europe, where the bike is even more popular, especially the 600/599. If you raise the rear, you will get quicker turn-in. I would suggest putting a 1000 plus miles on the bike before thinking about that (I think the 919 has perfectly fine turn in, and if you want just a little more you can get it with Pilot Powers, given their design).

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yea i'm going to wait a while before i do anything too radical i was jus curious about that tail lift

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hmmm... i don't know about that...... what is the supposed benefit of raising the tail??



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post #8 of 14 Old 03-08-2009, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
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"better handling
better feedback from rear suspension
more grip on the rear wheel
more weight on the front wheel
less kickback
much better look with raised tail
tested and recommended by international motorcycle journalists
race proven"

this is what they say right on the site

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I could be way off the mark but my previous bike (CBR1100XX Blackbird) had a DIY mod that involved a small sheet of metal or a few washers to fit above the rear spring, to lift the tail up a bit more, in turn making the front nose dive and letting the bike collapse into corners better. It was basically a 'must do' DIY mod for the 'bird so maybe that is what they are trying to get at with this 'tail lift' thing?

/edit: I could see where the mod came in handy on the 'bird, but the Hornet tips in amazingly well already, I personally wouldn't put something like that on a bike like the Hornet, besides, it's more money left over for special bling!

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Get used to the bike and then decide if you think it is necessary. I don't think it is, but to each their own.

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post #11 of 14 Old 03-08-2009, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
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yea i haven't rode it enough yet to get a real feel of it anyway

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post #12 of 14 Old 03-09-2009, 08:13 AM
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Welcome to the hive. Looks like you also have grap rail caps? Post a big pis so we can all see better!

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i just put a piece of reflector tape over the holes so it looks better. i'll post pics tomorrow or later tonight... i assume you're talkin about the bar on the back

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post #14 of 14 Old 03-11-2009, 05:40 PM
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Some folks have adjusted (dropped) about 10mm on the forks for quicker turn in. Since this mod is free, I'd try it before purchasing any special "gollywhomper" device. First, do as others have suggested and put some miles on your beast, you might just discover that it handles pretty darn well just as it is. One of the best improvements I could recommend is SS braided brake lines as far as bang for the buck.
WT has an excellent place in which to get these at the best price you'll find anywhere!


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