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post #1 of 11 Old 08-04-2008, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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Replacing front forks

I want to upgrade the forks on my 919, but not sure what to go with so I'm looking for suggestions. Has anyone used CBR600 forks? or would they be stronger?

I also found a pair of CBR900rr forks. Any opinions?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=300247455919

heres the CBR600rr forks on ebay.....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=290250114625

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post #2 of 11 Old 08-04-2008, 07:40 PM
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May I ask "why" you want to replace your forks?

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IIRC '02 - '04 919s don't have rebound and damp adjustments. CBRs do.

I thought I read somewhere that F4i forks / wheel / rotor / etc is a direct bolt on. I could be wrong though.

Looks like a cool project!

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I honestly don't have a good reason, other than i like to make changes to my bike and its something that i can change to make it more unique while still functional.

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just looking to spend money on the bike? Take a school to help ride it too its potential. Just saying, not that ya need it but everyone benefits from learning how to handle a bike better right?



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yea i think you want that class real bad...you have posted at least 2 different threads about it tonight....im considering doing that class and like the Honda MSF expert class up in Atlanta.... just have to get time off work and a few extra dollars.

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Well....
If you invest in the bike, your money is going to go away as soon as you decide to get a defferent one.

If you invest in the rider, you will always be a better rider regardless of the machine you are on.

If you are just changing forks to spend money on the bike, consider what you want them to do. Do you want a more sport feel or a more supple feel on the road? I suggest contacting Thermosman suspensions and let mike just make your stock forks work like gold.

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"Search" is your friend.

There are many threads regarding the 919's fork options. . .from adjustment, to modifying internals, to total replacement. Topics include the dos and don'ts.

First on YOUR don't list. . .both the forks you listed from Ebay will not work. They're too short, though some have used the 929/954 which are short as well.

F4i or RC51 fork are the best OEM. Of course if you have deep pockets, Ohlins. F4i forks are direct replacement onto the 919 triple clamps, you'll just need to get a F4i fender. RC51 are a little of a challenge but still easy to do.


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well said hondaf4i well said!!!

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post #10 of 11 Old 08-06-2008, 07:55 AM
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+1 with 9nineteen F4i forks is a very easy mods they are fully adj add a race valves and stiffer springs and you have a great front end ( you need a F4i fender )

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I thought that somewhere someone altered the stock 919 fender to fit the f4i forks.

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