honda 919

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

  1. SUVslayer

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    Anyone know off top of their head: do you have to pull forks off bike and open up to change fork oil?
  2. EvoLife

    EvoLife Evolving.....Slowly

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    I believe so. You need to turn them upside down and pump them to purge out all the oil. I haven't done it yet personally, so YMMV.
  3. groundhogday

    groundhogday Been here awhile

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    To change the fork oil properly the forks need to be completely disassembled and every internal part cleaned. Just dumping the old oil out and putting new in is like taking a dump and not wiping.
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  4. SUVslayer

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    But it beats not taking a dump at all, right?
  5. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    +1

    It has to be a lot better then not doing anything at all.
  6. EvoLife

    EvoLife Evolving.....Slowly

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  7. SammyTheSlider

    SammyTheSlider You have insufficient privileges to reply here

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    Yep, and its actually the fastest way to do it.
  8. heli-mech

    heli-mech Been here awhile

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    Well I just got mine out of storage and back into the shop, although we still have a few feet of snow everywhere, but hopefully the main roads will be clear for riding soon.

    Not many changes planned for this year ....

    - I might start building a touring setup that I can use to get out on a few longer rides.
    - Might respray the white or go for a complete color change.

    Cheers,
    Ian

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  9. SUVslayer

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    That's one of the best looking 919's I've seen.
  10. heli-mech

    heli-mech Been here awhile

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    Thanks man!

    She has been a labor of love. =)
  11. SUVslayer

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    I'll bet. What shock are you running in the rear? What's the front end?
  12. heli-mech

    heli-mech Been here awhile

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    Front end

    - RC51 SP1 Forks
    - RC51 SP1 six spoke wheel and rotors
    - CBR954RR front calipers ... powder coated with stainless hardware
    - CBB919 braided lines
    - CB1000R upper and lower triple clamp
    - CBR600RR front fender
    - CB599 Headlight
    - Koso RX2N instrument cluster
    - Buell Windscreen .... and all kinds of custom little bits and pieces.

    Rear End

    - Progressive 420 shock ( better then stock ... but no where near as good as the ohlins setup)
    - CBR900RR rear wheel
    - CB919 caliper and braided line
    - 520 chain and sprockets
  13. SammyTheSlider

    SammyTheSlider You have insufficient privileges to reply here

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    The only thing wrong with your bike... is.. it's not in my garage ;-)
  14. alekkas

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    As everyone said, you are supposed to and it is the "right" way.

    However, you don't have to. On my connie I was pressed for time and wanted to get new oil in - seals were known good. Simply pull the spring out, you can use an oversized syringe and clear tubing to get most of it out. For that bike, filling the forks was measure from the top, so easy refill. Not the best method, but certainly got a lot of fresh oil in there.

    to add: manual says 6.1" from top with forks fully compressed. Manual can be obtained at wristtwisters
  15. EddyB

    EddyB Been here awhile

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    Connie (I suppose you refer to a 1000 by looking at your blog) has a damper rod forks. There is nothing inside that has to be cleaned. 919 on the other hand has a lot more sophisticated cartridge forks which must be completely disassembled and cleaned.
  16. SUVslayer

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    post revival. anyone take theirs out of winter storage yet?
  17. alekkas

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    Why of course. Even have had a few rains to get most the crud off the roads.

    Some changes:
    New PR4's front and back. Verdict - so far so good. Haven't really pushed it hard yet around tight stuff. Mostly sweepers at a moderate pace and, of course, plenty of straights around here. Will find out in the next few weeks riding with some quick guys on tight roads in SW WI.

    Traded out the PO's D&D exhaust for Delkevics (including Y pipe). Much deeper tone. Less volume even without baffles in. Butt dyno says a bit more torque - same top end.

    Question: Anyone know the mm size socket to get the steering nut off? Expensive hunt and peck, you know.

    Obligatory new exhaust pics:
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  18. CAW

    CAW Been here awhile

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    Got it out, put a new saddle, new tires, and a new fairing on it. Now I need to get some miles on it.
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  19. SammyTheSlider

    SammyTheSlider You have insufficient privileges to reply here

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    Wait.. what is this winter storage you speak of?
  20. SUVslayer

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    Well, in Florida it might be hard to conceptualize... but it had something to do with the 9+ feet of snow we got, and that refused to leave.