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post #1 of 13 Old 10-15-2007, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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Lightbulb rc51 suspension?! details?

Hey guys im lookin to make my 919 more of a track bike and I have heard of many people putting the rc51 front end on the 919. I was wondering what all was invovled with doing this?! please inform me before i get in trouble haha thanks!

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post #2 of 13 Old 10-15-2007, 04:53 PM
 
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There are a zillion threads on this... pros (hardly any) and cons (vast majority)...

Simply put... if you want a track bike... buy one! Even a well used track bike will be waaaaayyy better than an expensive put together 919 junket bike.

919s are 919s... nothing more... nothing less!

Have fun riding and be safe...

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haha sweet I am new to the site and that was going to be my next upgrade but maybe not?!

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post #4 of 13 Old 10-15-2007, 06:21 PM
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Dont buy an RC front end.

Buy an RC, you'll love it.

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I can sell you one with great mods and hardly used.

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sell me a rc with great mods or an rc front end?!?!

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post #7 of 13 Old 10-15-2007, 06:31 PM
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The whole RC.

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Track bike is to a 919 as Didn't shoot someone in the face is to Dick Cheney.

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Track bike is to a 919 as Didn't shoot someone in the face is to Dick Cheney.
slow your roll cheesecake...

may not be the best option, but it ain't a bad option to get one started down the path of light and cornerspeed

just ask this guy...



heck, even this old fat bashterd had a good time

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If you want to make your 919 into a track bike, just take it to the track. All you really need to do is safety wire a couple places and change the antifreeze out for water +water wetter and go.

Honestly, going to the track should be about "safely" finding the limits of your bike in a controlled environment, and not about all out speed or lap times. If you want to improve your lap times go racing, I did. I raced a 1989 FZR400 with pogo-stick stock suspension that would make the 919 seem like a full on superbike with factory Ohlins parts.

Of course you won't be able to run with the fastest of the fast guys, but then again, even at the track it is still about riding your own ride. If you are too fast for one group, move up. Too slow, move down.

Just ride.

After many years and many dreams I have realized my goal of riding in all 50 states!

Now the rest of the world!

Every now and then go away and have a little relaxation. To remain constantly at work will diminish your judgment. --Leonardo Da Vinci
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tru dat, but it should be noted that both the folks in the pics above actually went and purchased 600 gixxers for dedicated track use

just can't have rags bashin the 9r too hard...especially in this forum

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We shoulda known better than to poke a stick down this hole

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No bashin'

Just not a great choice if you're trackbound.

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