Honda 919 Dual Sport Beast

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Byrdman, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. Byrdman

    Byrdman Fat guy on a little bike!

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    The project has begun... The XR900R

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    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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  2. Mercenary

    Mercenary Mindless Savage

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    OOOOh! I'll be keepin an eye on this tread. I love those 919's
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  3. roadkilt

    roadkilt Adventurer

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    Man I wish I could do stuff like that. :thumbup
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  4. bosh

    bosh Been here awhile

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    F'n A! :lurk
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  5. Dorzok

    Dorzok Long timer

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    subscribed. don't leave us hanging for 8 years.
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  6. clapped_r6

    clapped_r6 The Spoad Warrior

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    Keep it coming. This will be good.:drif
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  7. Goat-Boy

    Goat-Boy Gnarly Sheepfucker

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    Nice to see that somebody actually found a use for a 919:rofl
    Well, I'm no Honda fan, but this could get interesting!:thumb
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  8. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Cool.

    Steel frame?
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  9. Byrdman

    Byrdman Fat guy on a little bike!

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    You got it. Time to melt some metal baby.....
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  10. clapped_r6

    clapped_r6 The Spoad Warrior

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    More more more!
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  11. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    Mmmmmm ok i'll bite :lurk
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  12. eatalotapeaches

    eatalotapeaches finding my own way

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    about time for an update, eh? :ear
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  13. Dorzok

    Dorzok Long timer

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    I think he's a tease. had a 919 torn down in his shop and just set the forks in place. this isn't going to go anyplace.
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  14. Byrdman

    Byrdman Fat guy on a little bike!

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    Sorry for the lack of updates. Sadly the bike is still sitting in the same damn spot as the last time.

    I'm doing some research regarding rear rim/hubs and that will determine the rear end that I ultimately use. I was going to use the stock 919 swingarm but it's so damn wide, a regular dirt bike rear hub will look downright dinky in there.
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  15. Postman Pat

    Postman Pat I _said_ I'd be there...

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    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...?) :lol3
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  16. touring919

    touring919 Adventurer

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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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  17. Rex Nemo

    Rex Nemo horizon calling

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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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  18. locorider

    locorider Loco, pero no estúpido!

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    You better hurry on your research...or someone will and wont tell you...:jose amigo!

    So far looking good. Try to stay Honda as much as possible...
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  19. Byrdman

    Byrdman Fat guy on a little bike!

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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.

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    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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  20. Stretch67

    Stretch67 Mad Scientist

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