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wanna be fighter build

Not sure how "custom" this bike is, but it will have some goodies soon enough. Just joined, bought a 2007 919 for a great price. looking to build a fun street bike that is a little more legit than my stunt bike

Ive been riding my 2000 cbr 600 for 7 years. been through a lot..... it was pretty as hell when i got it. 6 months later i hit a deer goin 70mph. not so pretty any more lol. i didnt go down, but broke my toe and destroyed the front end. oh and killed the stupid deer. so from then on out i kept it naked... started stunt riding and eventually moved to the parking lots. she's still legal but its iffy. But now that i have a street bike, the stunter can stay on parking lots

Back to the 919:-) shes an 07 with 12k miles. its been down twice. i was there both times lol. just dropped left and right side. everything was fixed other than the gas tank and the gauge cover. i wanna get a new tank but wowo they r expensive! as for mods, its got sato cans, k&n filter, led flush mounts, led tail, some plastics painted black and a handle bar mounted mirror. i have alot of ideas for this thing... gonna start with new tires, gonna go dunlop q2s... got em on the stunt bike and love them. also gonna do renthal bars, some carbon wrap, rear sets, gearing(cant decide between -1+2 or just -1), different headlight, different tail light that flashes when braking, and a belly pan hopefully someday. thats a good start

so if anyone has any advice on my build please dont hesitate to help me! i no my rockets but the naked sport tourings I'm still learning....


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If you're going to use the 919 as your main commuter bike, I suggest NOT going down on the front sprocket. A 15 tooth will make it a wheelie machine that will put your cbr to shame. Either leave it at stock gearing or make it more commuter friendly.

You think gas tanks are expensive now? They were easily $200+ more a few years ago. Get it while you can.

For the rear LEDs, CUSTOMLED is the way to go, hands down. Hella bright, hella good quality, and has the strobe feature you mentioned you wanted.

For the flush mount leds on the front, they look like cheap crap. Replace them with something of higher quality.

Air filter: Replace it with a stock one as the K/N doesn't do anything.

For tires, if you're going to do amount of street riding, you'll want to get mileage out of em. Road 2s or Road 3s work super well in that regard, plus provide excellent grip whether wet or dry. I've done 8k+ miles (I'm sure its more) on my 2nd set of road 2s and they've already seen 3 track days. They will see more later this summer as well since they have plenty of tread life left.

For headlight, check out the LED drop in unit (expensive!), or do the 599 conversion. You can also pick up on some of the aftermarket units that fit more of the modern style.

Put some thought into suspension. This is the area that will net you the largest return for $$ spent on the 919.

Anything that you might have in mind, do a search. People here have done nearly everything to the 919 and documented it. This website is not only full of great people, but also great knowledge.

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+1 on everything Pvster wrote. I bought my 919 18 months ago, then found this forum, and I'm still learning things about the 919 every day.

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If you're going to use the 919 as your main commuter bike, I suggest NOT going down on the front sprocket. A 15 tooth will make it a wheelie machine that will put your cbr to shame. Either leave it at stock gearing or make it more commuter friendly.

You think gas tanks are expensive now? They were easily $200+ more a few years ago. Get it while you can.

For the rear LEDs, CUSTOMLED is the way to go, hands down. Hella bright, hella good quality, and has the strobe feature you mentioned you wanted.

For the flush mount leds on the front, they look like cheap crap. Replace them with something of higher quality.

Air filter: Replace it with a stock one as the K/N doesn't do anything.

For tires, if you're going to do amount of street riding, you'll want to get mileage out of em. Road 2s or Road 3s work super well in that regard, plus provide excellent grip whether wet or dry. I've done 8k+ miles (I'm sure its more) on my 2nd set of road 2s and they've already seen 3 track days. They will see more later this summer as well since they have plenty of tread life left.

For headlight, check out the LED drop in unit (expensive!), or do the 599 conversion. You can also pick up on some of the aftermarket units that fit more of the modern style.

Put some thought into suspension. This is the area that will net you the largest return for $$ spent on the 919.

Anything that you might have in mind, do a search. People here have done nearly everything to the 919 and documented it. This website is not only full of great people, but also great knowledge.
thanx for the reply, lots of good info. im goin for the streetfighter look and feel, i def. want to go down in gearing. dont do much highway anyways. and no it will never out do my stunt bike lol, its made to wheelie. not concerned about tire mileage at all. i like sticky hot tires fast, it has dunlop sport maxs on it now and they r terrible! i will look into that tail light company u mentioned, i really like the strobe function. what exactly is wrong with the suspension?

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so the custom leds circuit board, can i mount it into the smoked clear alternatives housing the bike already has?

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so the custom leds circuit board, can i mount it into the smoked clear alternatives housing the bike already has?
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so the custom leds circuit board, can i mount it into the smoked clear alternatives housing the bike already has?
Yep, I've got that exact setup on mine. Looks and functions great.

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Knowing your background, I say choose whatever gearing you want, but in order to make the 919 a bit easier to control with the wheelies (face it, yur gonna do it, right???) then that's where the suspension comes into play.

The forks are soft. WAY soft. Stiffer springs up front, and or an entire rebuild with internals are available. I think LDH (member on here, works at Dan Kyle racing) can rebuild the entire internals with Ohlins bits in the $600-$700 range. Everyone who has done it says it's worth it. Ohlins for the rear as well, Penske is a good option as well.

The 919 is fairly stable out front, but it wouldn't hurt to put a steering dampener on it to calm the tank slappers. Most say the 919 is stable out front, but it's not as stable as my Tuono (but it has a steering dampener). Again, assuming you're going to have that front wheel in the air, all this helps when coming back down.

Enjoy the bike! They are a ton of fun!

And PV, how the HELL do you get that many miles out of ANY tire??? You must be soft on the throttle, boy..... I destroyed my tires in 5k miles MAX.

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I destroyed my Pilot r2's in about 3k miles... maybe 3500... I'd love to know the secret to 8000 miles out of any Michelin tire that didn't come on a 1971 Chevy Nova...

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well i want it to be fun on the street, still able to go 65 but when i do go play i want it to be snappy. wondering if -1 +2 is too much, read somewhere its nuts with that gearing.

what is the whole deal with 180s vs 190s? is the 190 more suited towards the bigger bikes ie. above 750 cc`s?

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And PV, how the HELL do you get that many miles out of ANY tire??? You must be soft on the throttle, boy..... I destroyed my tires in 5k miles MAX.
I'm not the only one that gets 10k+ miles out of the Road 2s. My first set I got 12-14k miles out of em no problem. Could of pushed them maybe another 1k miles but 2 things: 1. I had a really bad center flat spot which resulted in instablity in the wet and/or uneven surfaces when transitioning to/from and 2. Picked up a nail on the rear tire so there was no point in pushing them any further.

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I have 6k on my PRIII's, I'll at least finish this season on them.

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I'm amazed at the mileage I'm getting on the Pures I peeled off the idled track bike and put on the 919.
I'm also amazed at my gas mileage.
I try soooooooo hard to find positives while my bike sits there parked and work has me buried.

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so my brother has some left over carbon fiber wrap from his snowmobile.... what to wrap what to wrap???????????

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so i spent a few hours and wrapped the passenger peg backing plates, tire hugger/chain guard and the front knee panels. came out pretty sweet! got some renthals on order too


then gotta save for new rubber and gears and chain at same time...
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kinda wanna paint the wheels too.... not sure which color tho... maybe just a gloss black.

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so i spent a few hours and wrapped the passenger peg backing plates, tire hugger/chain guard and the front knee panels. came out pretty sweet! got some renthals on order too


then gotta save for new rubber and gears and chain at same time...
damn nice job on the vinyl wrap

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damn nice job on the vinyl wrap
thanx man... some time, a heat gun and a little OCD goes a long way

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tore the gauges and headlight and brackets all apart. sanded and painted it all gloss black. looks a lot better imo... cant wait for the gold bars to come in!
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Holy shit what a huge difference! These renthals are awesome! got them installed, had to cut about 10 mm off the ends, then cleaned the ends up with some renthal bar ends. handles and feels so much better
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no one likes my build thread.....


just ordered my new custom led

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The bike's looking good man. You'll love the custom led. I set mine up with a toggle switch under the seat to program it. I set it up to flash four times before a stead on for the breaks. You can also hit the switch to put the LEDs in a demo mode. Kinda cool at bike rallys and such.

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Nice bars. I have the gold ultra lows. I love them.

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There is another good thread on the ultra lows....I will be picking a set of UL and the renthal firm grips. Just got to order new tires and need to have them put on - bikes been sitting alot with tires to cords.

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The bike's looking good man. You'll love the custom led. I set mine up with a toggle switch under the seat to program it. I set it up to flash four times before a stead on for the breaks. You can also hit the switch to put the LEDs in a demo mode. Kinda cool at bike rallys and such.
led demo mode? seems cool! and yes i want mine to flash as well when braking... main reason im getting it.


and yeah the handle bars, what an incredible difference in handling characteristics

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Renthal bar is a great upgrade over stock.
My gearing is 16-45, stronger acceleration, good throttle response.
Stock is 16-43 I believe...
Lots of mods you can do to the 919

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Can you point me to a good tutorial on doing a vynil wrap like yours. Yours looks really good, and I'd like to cover up a few of the silver bits on my 9er. And where can I pick me up some of that carbon wrap?

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Renthal bar is a great upgrade over stock.
My gearing is 16-45, stronger acceleration, good throttle response.
Stock is 16-43 I believe...
Lots of mods you can do to the 919
thats what im gonna do as well 520 conversion with +2 rear sprocket. you like it? not bad on the highway?

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Can you point me to a good tutorial on doing a vynil wrap like yours. Yours looks really good, and I'd like to cover up a few of the silver bits on my 9er. And where can I pick me up some of that carbon wrap?
yeah check this out.
Carbon Fiber Hood Wrap - YouTube

there are a few videos on youtube that were helpful... notice how he always started with the center of each major direction he stretched it, then moved outwards.

i bought mine from ebay here

3M 1080 Scotchprint Black Carbon Fiber 3ft x 5ft | eBay

also i used a squeegy i had from putting a clear screen protector on my cell phone. that ^ AVS company sells them as well.... and im sure hobby lobby has something too. and i used a heat gun as well for sharp bends. it helped with wringles. its really fun to wrap stuff, very ocd though lol

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thats what im gonna do as well 520 conversion with +2 rear sprocket. you like it? not bad on the highway?
Revs are a little higher on the hwy but nothing extreme.

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Revs are a little higher on the hwy but nothing extreme.
yeah.... i go back and forth between +2 or +3 or -1,+2

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got my custom led mounted today into my smoked lens. ok, ill admit everyone who said these lights were bad ass.... i agree, worth every penny
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yeah check this out.
Carbon Fiber Hood Wrap - YouTube

there are a few videos on youtube that were helpful... notice how he always started with the center of each major direction he stretched it, then moved outwards.

i bought mine from ebay here

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also i used a squeegy i had from putting a clear screen protector on my cell phone. that ^ AVS company sells them as well.... and im sure hobby lobby has something too. and i used a heat gun as well for sharp bends. it helped with wringles. its really fun to wrap stuff, very ocd though lol
Trust me its way harder than it looks. On flat and smooth surfaces its a lot easier, but otherwise... man its inconsistent. I did it myself to my car and didn't like it. It really does take a professional.

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