honda 919

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

  1. kingrex

    kingrex Been here awhile

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    I don't know about ya'll but that last picture leaves me a little speechless.
  2. Akronorka

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    Did I mention she loves riding pillion for 300 mile back road day trips? I'm one lucky SOB.
  3. PAULIBIKER

    PAULIBIKER Been here awhile

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  4. Siper2

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    First post! :clap

    I'm quite in love with the 919, it may well end up being my second bike. Bought my first one, a '94 Yamaha Seca II, last year. Excellent condition, runs great but at its age and style, it's not a long-term exciting bike. I may keep it, I may sell it, not sure yet. I'm 37 and want something with decent power but not too crazy, and the 919 looks like winner so far.
  5. PAULIBIKER

    PAULIBIKER Been here awhile

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    I owned two Seca II's........great little bikes. Love the simplicity of them.
  6. Siper2

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    Nice. :) Yeah so far so good; well I dumped it on the first day (d'oh!) but it was ~5mph right in front of my house. A little early humility. ;)

    Bike's been great so far, even started right up after winter with no problems at all. I get a monster amount of bar buzz though, I either need a bar snake or gel gloves or a new bar altogether, it's very bad.
  7. Siper2

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    Here 'tis.

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  8. PAULIBIKER

    PAULIBIKER Been here awhile

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    sync the carbs if it hasn't been done..........it will make a difference.

    I don't remember mind being that bad.
  9. Siper2

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    Hmm I've no idea how to do that, not sure if it's something I could handle or not. I'll have to look it up, there may be a DIY on XJRider. If not, then I could always have a dealer do it.

    Thanks for the tip! Yeah my bars buzz like crazy, my right wrist in particular gets numb within 10 minutes.
  10. Jnich77

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    On some bikes a set of Renthal bars help out.

    Also, seems kind of simple, but how is the chain and sprockets? If they are work, dirty, or a link is stuck it will vibrate like crazy.
  11. Siper2

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    I've not heard of Renthal bars, thanks I will look that up. The chain is good but I do need to clean and lube it anyway. Sprockets seem okay to me. I think the slack is normal.

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  12. McAninch35

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    http://www.xjrider.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=325

    Siper2, check this link out. Very helpful in syncing your carbs, and it'll make a very noticeable difference if it hasn't been done in awhile. And don't worry about going too crazy with the construction- a piece of cheap pegboard, some tubing and connectors, and zip ties did me just fine.

    BACK ON TOPIC- I've always loved the look of the 919, and recently got a quick ride on one. What an engine! I like the size and ergos too, seemed to suit me quite well.
  13. Siper2

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    Thanks. :)

    I agree on the 919, its positioning looks great (even more upright than my Seca). This Brit review of the Hornet version says so as well:

    http://youtu.be/ZW0mH48cT1k

    I'm sure that's been posted before, it isn't new. Cycle-ergo.com has it at an 11° lean for a 5'11', 32" inseam person, which is me. My bike is 17° so that's definitely more straight up.

    When I get one I'll definitely go for at least a fly screen!

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  14. Just Max

    Just Max I put the F in luck

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    Siper2 Slowpoke

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  16. Just Max

    Just Max I put the F in luck

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    it's all you.

    Already has the Honda screen, renthal bars, Aprilla mirrors..


    edit: oh, and this one does not have the 'stink'
  17. Siper2

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    Well, this isn't the year for it unfortunately. :) But best of luck with the sale.
  18. Jnich77

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  19. AppFan

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    One of my favorite bikes. I used to borrow a friends every chance I got. The only thing I don't like visually lis the lip around the bottom of the gas tank. It's the same thing that ruins a lot of Japanese Harley knockoffs.
  20. Jnich77

    Jnich77 Been here awhile

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    I slid some of the black plastic door edge guard stuff on mine and it makes it look tons better.