honda 919

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by speedisgood, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. Just Max

    Just Max I put the F in luck

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    Bra-fawking-oh !!!

    I thought I read all there was to find on the 919. Guess there is more to find.

    For all of us who had ever wondered. Thank you.
  2. XR4EVER

    XR4EVER 919 excuses to ride!

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    When I bought mine, the dealer told me to bring it back at 15,000 miles for a valve adjustment. I've always wondered if he was just trying to get me back there or if there was truth to it. I'll check the manual next time I'm down at the shop.
  3. Jewiss

    Jewiss Adventurer

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    Honda shop manual calls for inspection every 25,600 km's (16k miles)

    I have 33k km's now, not sure if they have ever been checked though so I can't say for sure if it's needed. Probably worth a check at least.
  4. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    Tomorrow.
  5. Jewiss

    Jewiss Adventurer

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    :roflWay better answer!:clap
  6. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    I live by the KISS principle.. (Keep It Simple, Stupid).
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  7. dustin2

    dustin2 VFR

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    Thanks for the replies!

    I've ordered some spark plugs and will have the valves checked soonish :)
  8. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    :huh

    I SAID TOMORROW!


    :deal
  9. dustin2

    dustin2 VFR

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    But, but.. I've got riding to do!
  10. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    NO.

    :evil
  11. dustin2

    dustin2 VFR

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    Had them checked and all were within spec and each side was the same (.15 & .25 IIRC)
  12. PAULIBIKER

    PAULIBIKER Been here awhile

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    Just bought my 3rd 919. I've owned A LOT of bikes and I'm still amazed with the bike.

    Light, torquey, comfortable, with 200 mile range. I dare you to find another bike that compares.:evil
  13. XR4EVER

    XR4EVER 919 excuses to ride!

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    :clap:clap:clap
  14. Super Sneaky Steve

    Super Sneaky Steve B@nned Club :D

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    Can't argue with that. I'm looking to change things up a bit but I'm having a hard time finding something compareable.

    Grats on the purchase.
  15. PAULIBIKER

    PAULIBIKER Been here awhile

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    The closest bike IMO is the 1st Gen FZ1, but it's a little heavier, less torque (more HP though), and has carbs.

    Bandits are also close but way heavier.

    The FZ09 looks like a contender but will only have a 150 mile or so range.
  16. KEN PHENIX

    KEN PHENIX "CERTIFIABLE"

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    +1 I test rode a dozen bikes. Anything better than the 919 was out of my price range.

    The closest bike to the 919 I've ridden was the 1050 Tiger. It was twice the money and not as dependable.
  17. Colorado_Rider

    Colorado_Rider Banned

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    Got my '04 a couple of months ago, it's pretty much the perfect motorcycle if you ask me. I'll be getting a 2nd one this winter and making into my touring bike.
  18. PAULIBIKER

    PAULIBIKER Been here awhile

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    In the process of doing the "six spoke" wheel mod.........

    Will post some pics when done.
  19. ST-DocLizard1

    ST-DocLizard1 Serial Monogamist

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    Time to sign on if you haven't done so yet:

    http://www.wristtwisters.com/

    I got an '03 for touring and an '06 for day trippin'.

    We are on the same page.


    Doc
  20. arshishb

    arshishb Been here awhile

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    How are you getting 200 miles? I ride 95% highway at a sedate 4800 RPM on top gear & I get 150 max before the light comes on. New plugs, new filter, fresh oil, new chain & sprockets. Ideas?>