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got another bike... '04 Honda 919 (pics inside)

Discussion in 'Moto Club' started by NotAMonte86, Jan 27, 2007.

  1. NotAMonte86

    NotAMonte86

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    What a nice bike! As some of you may know, I started out on a V-Star 650. Lately I've been wanting to find something standard/naked. This 919 was a great deal. I saw it probably only minutes after it was posted on CycleTrader.com, and ended up driving 2 hours each way to grab this thing the next morning before someone else would.

    I still feel comfier leaning the cruiser further than the 919, just because it feels safer. I need to get used to the sportier handling with it's 10" taller seat height. Other than that, it feels very natural to ride. Here are some preliminary pics, before I get to working on it.

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  2. DaisyCutter

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    HOTTT!!!

    That's one of my all time favs. That was originally one of the first bikes I saw that had undertail exhaust.


    EDIT: Rumor is that they do good wheelies.
     

  3. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Congrats!!!

    I rode with a Ninja 650 and a red 919 last Saturday. The green is quite...um...visible.:supergrin:
     
  4. J.R. Bob Dobbs

    J.R. Bob Dobbs Nerd

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    Gretat bike.....that color is TERRIFIC!
     
  5. FoxMustang

    FoxMustang We Deal in Lead

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    Very nice, love the look of the 919.
     
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    Ralphumor NRA Life Member

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    Be sure and keep the shiny side up! VERY NICE!
     
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    I love the color
     
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    epsylum Boolit Hoze

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    Sweet.

    I almost missed the little fly screen on it.

    re: the wheelies. Yes, yes they do great wheelies. In fact the whole 900RR line (where the 919 got it's engine) was quite well known for that fact. I hear the 919 is no different in that regard.
     
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    :thumbsup: I love standards!
     
  10. NotAMonte86

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    I'm bored so it's time to post a little update... I finally got new pics. I had slowly been making tiny (non-performance) modifications to the bike. I think it looks better now.

    Got rid of the chandelier hanging off the rear fender. I integrated the rear turn signals into the LED brake lights with a couple of relays. Added the mini turn signals up front (I may add relays to those as well to make them running lights/turn sigs). I cleaned up the header, removed the rear grab rail, removed the windscreen, just little things.

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  11. Lone Wolff

    Lone Wolff Tire World...

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    What'd you use on the exhaust to shine it up so well?

    Looks great, and I've been contemplating what type of polish to use on my '06 919.
     
  12. NotAMonte86

    NotAMonte86

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    For polishing SS:
    http://m51142.googlepages.com/maintenancehow-to

    I'm surprised at the difference it made.

    I still would like to get a bar-end mirror, but at $60 a piece I'd rather keep what I have. I may remove the swingarm label as well.
     
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    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Call me crazy but I think that it would be hot to get Kermit the Frog doll and tie it to the rear seat somehow.:banana:
     
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    I prefer the grab rail.
    It keeps the female rider on the back end,catches the arse as she is sliding off.
    Just my 2 cents though.
     
  15. MStarmer

    MStarmer In Jail...

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    One of the guys I ride with has one and I have to say other than no wind protection at all it's a comfy ride! He got his for a steal used with 1000mi on it and couldn't be happier.

    Color reminds me of my ZRX1200R (sold). Great bike!