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something elce finally broke

30,500 miles. The $15 clutch switch that allows you to start the bike while in gear with the clutch pulled in, failed. Happened on my 929 at about the same time.

@ 28.2K the rear wheel bearings went. That was cheap too, less than $50 if I remember correctly. I did most of that myself. Had someone elce press the new ones in for me.

That's it, other than a couple of bulbs and front pads. Those don't really count. Normal wear.

All the other stuff that I've had trouble with, was my fault.

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post #2 of 5 Old 10-27-2008, 10:14 AM
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Your 919 has had waaay too many failures. It's time to get rid of it.

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post #3 of 5 Old 10-27-2008, 10:46 AM
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Hmmm, you must have got a lemon.

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post #4 of 5 Old 10-27-2008, 11:58 AM
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You should buy MajorNickmo's. You know it's in great condition.

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post #5 of 5 Old 10-27-2008, 03:52 PM
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30,500 miles. The $15 clutch switch that allows you to start the bike while in gear with the clutch pulled in, failed. Happened on my 929 at about the same time.

@ 28.2K the rear wheel bearings went. That was cheap too, less than $50 if I remember correctly. I did most of that myself. Had someone elce press the new ones in for me.

That's it, other than a couple of bulbs and front pads. Those don't really count. Normal wear.

All the other stuff that I've had trouble with, was my fault.
I would like to contrast this with my Shiver that I traded in for my 919. I had the Shiver for just under 6 months and put 2500 ish miles on it (even with the following). I had to tow it to the shop 4 times, ranging from failed speedo sensor to completely DEAD (the last time). On top of this it had two recalls during that time (even though it had already been selling in Europe for a year). And, in 6 months it was on its third engine map. There is more, but I think that gives the idea. The Shiver was great to ride, beautiful and sounded great. My 919 has more power, but the brakes and suspension could use some work in comparison (easily fixed, and some parts are already on the way). And, most importantly, the 919 starts and runs perfectly (and probably will for decades).

Later, Steve

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