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hi, just recently got me a used 919 04
im trying to learn the bike and the transmission sometimes, most of the time :(, lurches when i go through the gears quickly (like what i usually do with my 150cc honda, i dont skip any steps like pulling the clutch or closing the throttle)
it does not lurch when i carefully carry out the steps to shift gears (doing it carefully takes 1 to 2 seconds before im back to throttle)

anyone experience this? do i just need to adjust the clutch cable? if adjust is needed, do i set it up so that the friction zone is up "high" (lever release from pull is farther from handle bar to engage friction zone) or "low" (lever release from pull is nearer from handle bar to engage friction zone)

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Major adjustments are made at the clutch arm @ the clutch basket, minor adjustments are made @ the lever. Check your free play at the clutch arm by moving it by hand. There should be a bit of free play there, i.e., slight slack in the cable. Not much, but enough to ensure the clutch isn't being engaged. If the slack seems excessive, tighten it up a bit, while leaving room for some fine tuning at the lever. It's a balancing act.
 

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Perhaps give the the clutch cable a good lube. Won’t hurt to lube the throttle cables as well. A syringe and light oil works well. I do it till it drips out the other end.
Welcome to the forum. Like ruff said. We all love a bit of bike porn here. The dirtier the better.
 

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was able to adjust today, and changing gears feels better, another effect is that the engine to now sounds/runs better at low gears and low rpms

Perhaps give the the clutch cable a good lube. Won’t hurt to lube the throttle cables as well. A syringe and light oil works well. I do it till it drips out the other end.
Welcome to the forum. Like ruff said. We all love a bit of bike porn here. The dirtier the better.
the cables are covered in oil - but applying more wont hurt

more todo items
replace brake pads (front and rear)
reinstall orig tail/plate holder (i like it looking stock + law about mc plate lights)
replace front brake rotors (the right rotor has uneven wear causing the front end to shake during braking)
wash the bike and lube the chain
replace front and rear tires - looking at michelin road 5s

here are the shots i got today
 

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hello! :)

Updates on the 919 three months in with it

replace brake pads (front and rear) Done - had to grind the left caliper since the pin blocking nut is stuck
Hand Finger Wood Automotive tire Thumb
Tire Wheel Crankset Automotive tire Bicycle tire


reinstall orig tail/plate holder (i like it looking stock + law about mc plate lights) Done

replace front brake rotors (the right rotor has uneven wear causing the front end to shake during braking)
Tire Automotive lighting Automotive tire Motor vehicle Wheel
Product Cosmetics Fluid Pink Bottle
Wheel Tire Crankset Automotive tire Vehicle brake


wash the bike and lube the chain - done, the bike is now very dirty again after riding for 1406kms in a span of a weekend(4 days)
replace front and rear tires - looking at michelin road 5s - done, got angel GTs and they are not bad
Wheel Tire Automotive tire Locking hubs Vehicle


move the sliders from the engine block to the frame mount
Automotive tire Motor vehicle Vehicle Bumper Rim
Automotive tire Bumper Motor vehicle Rim Suspension
 

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I got the Galfers but the fit was less than optimum, imo. ymmv
I have the Galfers as well. They generally fit okay but I feel like the front lines could be a couple inches shorter. Was that the same issue you have?
 
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