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Old 11-17-2012, 05:05 PM   #1
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honda 919

I just bought a used Honda 919, and it is a blast to ride. I live in the city, and the power at low rpm is wonderful -- you can dart where you need to be at any point in the rpm range. The bike handles quite well too -- though this may be the result of the rear OLINS suspension which has been installed. I am really looking forward to next summer
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:10 PM   #2
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I love those bikes! pics please!
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:02 PM   #3
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I sure like mine. Plenty of power, good handling; upright riding position.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:17 AM   #4
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yeah, I love these bikes too.
You're now privy to one of the secrets of the early/mid 2k's market. The bike is magnificently flexible and brimming with real world useful attributes.

Enjoy.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:50 AM   #5
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I don't know why everyone is going all gaga over the new CB1100. I'd just get a 919 and be done with it.
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:00 PM   #6
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:17 PM   #7
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Bestest engine ever made. Makes plenty of power up top and I can shift it at the RPM's I shift my car at.

Had mine for 3 years now:
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:44 PM   #8
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https://plus.google.com/photos/10991...CKWT55TTmKyfHA

Here is a photo. The bike is a 2002 and has 3000 miles on it.

https://plus.google.com/photos/10991...CKWT55TTmKyfHA
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:16 PM   #9
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As mentioned above, the 919 is extremely versatile: you can make power practically anywhere in the rpm range, it likes the city and the twisties but can be used capably in anything other than off road conditions. Also, as mentioned above, it makes more sense to me than the 2013 cb1100. While its styling is less purist, and is more of a nod to the past, its performance clearly exceeds the 1100. New 919's are still for sale, and they are selling for very little money. The best deals seem to be on the slighly used ones (ie. 2000 to 5000 miles) though.
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:38 AM   #10
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I've currently got around 45k on my 919, which I bought used in 2009, with 8k on the clock... I've crashed (totalled) it and rebuilt it, I've ridden it to each coast and back, and have some great memories. I believe I'll have this bike forever, since I won't ever be able to get my money out of it, due to depreciation the past couple years. I'm also pretty sure this bike will be a cult classic in another 10 years or so...maybe it will begin to appreciate in value one day.

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Old 11-19-2012, 06:45 AM   #11
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Shadow9er, I have heard that these bikes last a really long time. I saw one up for sale recently with 80k miles, and still going strong. At 45K you should have a long time to go yet. I do like the deep green color. You definately have some money invested....
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:14 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by mitchxout View Post
I don't know why everyone is going all gaga over the new CB1100. I'd just get a 919 and be done with it.
Both bikes are good machines.
They both have specific target markets.

:) The 919 is a great machine that makes a lot of people happy. The happy table is big and has room for a lot of bikes and riders.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:22 AM   #13
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Why is almost every one of these that's on the market a 2002?
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:53 PM   #14
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There are lots of 2006's and 2007's as well. Check craigslist in 5 or 6 major cities -- you will surely find one.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:31 PM   #15
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I put many miles on mine a year. I need to get some new pics though, played with it a bit since these were taken.





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