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Old 03-17-2009, 06:55 PM   #1
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The project has begun... The XR900R



Going to have to "modify" the frame a bit to give the drive chain a direct line to the rear wheel. I'm also going to have to stretch the swingarm by about 4".


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Old 03-17-2009, 07:09 PM   #2
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OOOOh! I'll be keepin an eye on this tread. I love those 919's
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Old 03-17-2009, 07:44 PM   #3
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Man I wish I could do stuff like that.
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Old 03-17-2009, 07:50 PM   #4
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Old 03-17-2009, 07:50 PM   #5
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Man I wish I could do stuff like that.
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Old 03-17-2009, 11:04 PM   #6
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Keep it coming. This will be good.
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Old 03-17-2009, 11:34 PM   #7
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Eek Cool!

Nice to see that somebody actually found a use for a 919
Well, I'm no Honda fan, but this could get interesting!
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Old 04-13-2009, 03:43 AM   #8
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The project has begun...



Going to have to "modify" the frame a bit to give the drive chain a direct line to the rear wheel. I'm also going to have to stretch the swingarm by about 4".

I had an 07 900 Hornet for 2 years,and traded it on a K8 ABS WeeStrom (but kept my 04 650 Transalp).

I've thought several times that the Hornet motor in the wobbly bouncy Transalp frame would have been far nicer than the CB ever was (for me anyway).

I suppose I'll have to keep an eye on this thread now...(Wonder how much a secondhand Hornet and Renthals,Varadero wheels/forks and a longer shock would set me back...?)
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Old 05-05-2009, 07:42 AM   #9
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Any updates? Devoted 919 riders want to know.

Big props on such a larg undertaking. Hope it turns out as good as the idea.
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Old 05-05-2009, 09:59 AM   #10
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Keeping tabs on the development of this cool project for sure. Makes me wish I had kept my wrecked 919 for dirtbike experimentation in the dark of night!
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Old 05-05-2009, 04:58 PM   #11
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You better hurry on your research...or someone will and wont tell you... amigo!

So far looking good. Try to stay Honda as much as possible...
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Old 09-12-2009, 09:32 PM   #12
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I'm finally back at it.......

Many, many changes have popped up since I last updated this thread.

A new baby boy arrived, a new 919 donor bike showed up, new KTM 990 supermoto forks made their way on, and new KTM 950 Adventure wheels are on the way!

Here's where I am today.



The next step is to start chopping my spare 919 frame apart. I'm going to "move" the stock swingarm pivot down about 1" and back about 4". That will align the swingarm and chain angles. I'm also going to push the stock 919 tailsection straight back about 5" to make room for my new panniers. Then after I've really fucked up a good 919, I'm going to build a lower engine cradle and a custom exhaust. Fun stuff........

Anyone know the cheapest online source for TKC80's?

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Old 09-27-2009, 07:50 AM   #13
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nice

Great project cant wait till its done
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Old 10-19-2009, 07:31 PM   #14
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Okay, I finally have the 919 frame chopped and re-welded together. It was a pretty big leap of faith cutting up two perfectly good 919 frames!

The original problem:



I figured that by dropping the swingarm pivot by 1.25", the line between the rear axle and the countershaft would be just about perfect under static sag. So, apart came the frames!











I'm making good progress now. I need to get some additional pictures of the completed frame. Next step, I'm having the swingarm extended 3". That will give me a nice, long wheelbase for my extra large build!
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Old 10-19-2009, 07:33 PM   #15
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