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Old 03-22-2011, 09:07 AM   #91
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The only problem with the 919 is that the CB1000r is now available.
It's a completely different bike. CB1000R is a modern naked sport bike, and 919 is a classic naked allrounder.
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Old 03-22-2011, 07:14 PM   #92
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Call me crazy but I like the looks of the 919 better. And it's paid for.
...and insurance is much cheaper
...and it runs like a scalded dog on 87 octane
...and you can never considered a poser of any kind for riding one;

I lust after many other bikes, but in the end I stay with the 9er, seems to do everything well, even some fire roads, just have to watch out for the headers... slap some Pilot Road 2's on it and ride the pee out of it
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:31 AM   #93
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I'm currently running a Pilot Road 2B on the back. It has a slightly tougher compound than the regular Pilot Road 2; it's meant for 2 up touring. I'm a bit larger than the 170lb rider the bike's designed for and like to twist the wrist now and then. The tire seems to be wearing very slowly. I can't give a long term review yet, ask me next winter.

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...and insurance is much cheaper
...and it runs like a scalded dog on 87 octane
...and you can never considered a poser of any kind for riding one;

I lust after many other bikes, but in the end I stay with the 9er, seems to do everything well, even some fire roads, just have to watch out for the headers... slap some Pilot Road 2's on it and ride the pee out of it
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Old 03-23-2011, 04:25 PM   #94
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I'm currently running a Pilot Road 2B on the back. It has a slightly tougher compound than the regular Pilot Road 2; it's meant for 2 up touring. I'm a bit larger than the 170lb rider the bike's designed for and like to twist the wrist now and then. The tire seems to be wearing very slowly. I can't give a long term review yet, ask me next winter.

I weigh 190, do a lot of riding the twisties in the Ozarks, have approx 4k on the rear PR2 and still looks new... great tires
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Old 03-23-2011, 05:50 PM   #95
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I was looking for a motorcycle. The kind a kid would draw if he was asked 20 years ago to draw a motorcycle. Two wheels, gas tank, seat, fenders and an engine.

Just getting into this thread but I thought this was a really cool quote.
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Old 04-05-2011, 10:54 PM   #96
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Just ordered up new bodywork for my bike to replace my (po) crashed damaged stock ones.

I decided to go with the ugly vote and got the Matte Green.

It's only 2/3 of the way there I'm still waiting on the tail cowl to come in.

I had a chance to set on the CB1000R and I have to say, with the exception of ABS I'd rather keep my 919, it's just such a better bike for what I want this bike to do.
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:05 AM   #97
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Yay for nuclear booger green!

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Old 04-06-2011, 10:14 PM   #98
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Yay for nuclear booger green!

lovin' those cans; would love to replace mine, but the debaffled stockers sound pretty sweet...

on another note: any one ever mount flatter bars on the 9? my renthals are great for vibration, but vitually identical in rise and pullback to the original, thinking of going a bit lower
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Old 04-07-2011, 02:06 PM   #99
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lovin' those cans; would love to replace mine, but the debaffled stockers sound pretty sweet...

on another note: any one ever mount flatter bars on the 9? my renthals are great for vibration, but vitually identical in rise and pullback to the original, thinking of going a bit lower
K&N superbike bars mine are vintage but you can still find the bend from other makers.

I'm really happy with them. They are wider, lower and less sweep then stock.

They tilt me more forward, and I can ride more proper like with room to move your elbows out, and I don't feel like the grips are in may lap anymore.
Reminds me a little of my CB750F.
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Old 04-07-2011, 03:16 PM   #100
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I have rental Ultra-lows on mine. I trimmed maybe 3/8" off each side but could have put them straight on without the trim. I'll post a pic if you want a better idea.
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:01 PM   #101
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Another benefit of the 919 is the round headlight: It confuses the Harley riders who give "the wave" before that they realize I'm riding a rice burner; nice
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:49 PM   #102
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I love my Honda 919! I took the bags off over the weekend and remembered how much faster it is without 30+ pounds of baggage. Now if I can just find a Corbin seat to go with it!

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Old 03-27-2012, 09:01 PM   #103
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I love my Honda 919! I took the bags off over the weekend and remembered how much faster it is without 30+ pounds of baggage. Now if I can just find a Corbin seat to go with it!
Nice rack setup, what brand is it and how do you like it? I need something for my 599 now that I am using it for a daily driver.
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:57 AM   #104
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Thanks for the compliment!

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Nice rack setup, what brand is it and how do you like it? I need something for my 599 now that I am using it for a daily driver.
It is an SW Motech setup that I bought from Twisted Throttle. I couldn't be happier with their customer service or the build construction. I had a set of Touratech knock-offs on a previous bike, and I like these better. I also like that there are a ton of different fitment kits available, so I'll likely be able to move these onto the next bike I buy too. Adding these to my bike has turned it into a little more of a sport-tourer for me, and I can unlock them and remove them from the bike in less than 5 minutes.

Here's the link to Twisted Throttle if you're interested:

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade...tview/260/197/
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:34 PM   #105
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Great, thanks for the link! I might have to go that route as having my luggage strapped to the seat is getting old.
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