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Old 09-13-2008, 12:23 PM   #31
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I looked at the 919 when I bought my FZ1. For me it came down to the fact that the Yamaha dealer would allow a test ride...
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Old 09-14-2008, 12:45 PM   #32
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I have had my 2007 919 for a year now. I have a Givi top case for it. I get about 35mpg around town on the bike, all stop and go, no highway or extended distance at constant speeds. On the highway I have gotten between 40-55mpg, depending on the speed of the road.

I hadn't had any issues with the bike until last week I had to have it towed to the dealer because it wouldn't start. Engine turned over, fuel pump on, didn't act like a low battery. Turned out it was a bad battery, it was replaced under warranty and I was on my way. The tow and battery cost me nothing, which was nice, good thing it broke with a month left on the warranty. Could have happened on any bike, I just found it odd that it had enough juice for everything but a spark.

I looked at several bikes, FZ1, R1200R, Ninja650R. In the end I really liked the classic naked style and this bike also fit me the best. I am very short and the 919 works well with its seat height and width.




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Old 09-24-2008, 08:38 AM   #33
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I've been getting 40mpg on the first few tanks since I bought my 2003. I'm sure that'll go down as I get used to the bike.

On another note, I took the bike in for the 16k mile valve check/adjust, the mechanic said he checked and all the valves were within spec. Is that common? When should I plan on having them checked/adjusted again?

I'm amazed at how smooth the power delivery is on this bike. It does slow down abrubtly if you let off but when you're on the gas it's smoooooooth.

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The valves being in spec is extremely common. If they weren't at the limit I wouldn't check again until at least another 16k and realistically they hardly ever move after break-in, especially on the 919 with its small valves and low redline.

BTW checking valve lash is really easy and you can do it yourself in an hour or two if you feel like it. Changing valve lash is a bit more work, but still not terrible (and hardly ever needs doing).
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Old 09-30-2008, 05:28 PM   #34
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Maybe next time

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The valves being in spec is extremely common. If they weren't at the limit I wouldn't check again until at least another 16k and realistically they hardly ever move after break-in, especially on the 919 with its small valves and low redline.

BTW checking valve lash is really easy and you can do it yourself in an hour or two if you feel like it. Changing valve lash is a bit more work, but still not terrible (and hardly ever needs doing).
Maybe at 32k I'll check them myself. My projects sometimes run over budget timewise and I'm gungho to ride right now. Hence the trip to the dealer for the 16k check.

Vroom. Vroom. Bike is great fun. Seat's still a bit tough and it could use a little windscreen for illegal speeds. Otherwise I'm loving it.
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:08 AM   #35
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Page 3??? Say it ain't so!

So what's the concensus on a good aftermarket seat?

I'd like to get something a little taller than stock to increase the seat to pegs distance.
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:45 PM   #36
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I have a corbin on mine and it's really comfortable. It does raise the seat height and some say you can't move around as easily. I didn't like the Corbin until I'd had it for a while. Now I wouldn't go without it, the stock seat just sucked so bad. I have 40K miles on my bike (an '02) and I haven't really ridden it for the last two years b/c I was living overseas...
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Old 02-03-2009, 01:28 AM   #37
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So what's the concensus on a good aftermarket seat?

I'd like to get something a little taller than stock to increase the seat to pegs distance.
I just put a peg lowering kit on my 919 and I love it. The Corbin seat is next!
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Old 02-03-2009, 08:32 PM   #38
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thanks for the idea

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I just put a peg lowering kit on my 919 and I love it. The Corbin seat is next!
Aha! You're giving me hope. Taller Corbin seat and a peg lowering kit sounds like the right combo for a 6' 2" guy like me.
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Old 02-04-2009, 08:24 PM   #39
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Aha! You're giving me hope. Taller Corbin seat and a peg lowering kit sounds like the right combo for a 6' 2" guy like me.
Who makes this peg lowering kit of which has been spoke?

I'm not crazy about my seat. I'm thinking I'm going to have some foam added to it and it recovered when and if the stock seatcover starts go.
In the mean time I'm using a airhawk or just a fuzzy cover on long days.
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Old 02-04-2009, 08:43 PM   #40
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Ive got an '04 919 and I love it. I can agree with most of what has been said about the bike so far, except for the suspension being soft, but that's also cause the 04 and up have adjustable suspension front and rear, and I'm also a lighter guy.

I've been thinking of getting the sergeant seat conversion, cause I really liked their seat for the 750 monster, and my Dad loved their seat for the ST2.

I would also like to hear where RI2CA got his peg lowering kit.
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Old 02-05-2009, 12:49 AM   #41
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I would also like to hear where RI2CA got his peg lowering kit.
http://www.whaccessories.com/Honda919Accessories.htm

I got the 30mm GSG-Moto kit.
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Old 02-08-2009, 03:34 PM   #42
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I've been looking for a simple luggage rack for the 919 since I dont want to spend the money on a topcase. I was looking at this one at http://www.revsperformance.com/renntec/sports_racks.htm for $130.



anyone have any experience with it? or know something similar that maybe sells for less?
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:31 PM   #43
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I've been looking for a simple luggage rack for the 919 since I dont want to spend the money on a topcase. I was looking at this one at http://www.revsperformance.com/renntec/sports_racks.htm for $130.



anyone have any experience with it? or know something similar that maybe sells for less?
It looks like it's got a lot of load levered way out back.
I prefer to keep the weight closer in toward the center of the bike.

This is what I got on my bike


It's nice small and it's easy to mount stuff to it.
I run a top box. It's great for commuting and I can take it off easy.
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Old 02-10-2009, 06:00 AM   #44
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so you think that first rack won't work with a top box? I was planning to use that one....
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Old 02-10-2009, 07:26 AM   #45
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Hmm i don't think the rack I posted is any farther back than the Givi rack:



plus I'm looking to use waterproof duffel bags instead of a topcase to save money, and the style of rack i posted would be better for strapping bags to.
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