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Old 08-12-2007, 02:44 PM   #1
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My new 2006 919!

Well here it is! I've had it for about a month now but was having way to much fun riding and modifying it to waste time taking pics. I don't have much moding left to do now so I decided to take some pics and share them.

I'd like some opinions also. I have the belly pan painted and ready to go on but I just haven't been able to bring myself to doing it just yet. First it's not going to be simple, none of this fiberglass stuff is. Second I'm not real sure of the ground clearance. Third I'm not real sure I want the look. I really think it will look cool but so does this. Well give me your opinions I know there's a bunch of hard core naked bike purists out there but take it easy. I like naked too but I bought the stuff because I also like the aerodynamic look. I just didn't want an SS to lay down on all the time. My son has one I can ride and I've also got an XR650R super moded supermoto. So I just wanted something different. This is it!

Here's my mods so far:
Gimble shrouds, hugger, bellypan
Motovation Acc. frame sliders

Wacked of big mudflap fender and installed:
Clear alternative tail light
Rizoma's rear signals (soon front too)

Rizoma's mirrors
Jaurdine slipon mufflers
K&N air filter
Power Commander III

I think that's all, I'm having a blast.

Here's something I'd really like to know. I notice when I first got the bike that it just didn't get up and go like my XR650R when you just slam the throttle open, there was a hesitation then slow come on almost like a Goldwing. Then it would get up and go, my XR would throw you backward and I was running
16/42 gears on it and it would get up to about 130mph. So I did the Jaurdines, K&N, and Commander hoping to see it come alive. I'm not sure I see any difference at all. It still want take off like my XR, it's nearly impossible to get the front tire up by simply rolling on the throttle. What's up with this? Is this just what I should expect from this bike?

Thanks all,
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Old 08-12-2007, 02:47 PM   #2
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Old 08-12-2007, 02:48 PM   #3
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have you had it tuned since putting on the power commander? maybe you should stop by M-U for some tuning work. sounds like something could be wrong..
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I bet that screen helps out alot at high speeds though.

Nice bike man!
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Very clean looking bike, I like it!
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There are quite a few maps already available for the 919. Try www.919.org for a few of them. The Sato maps have had the best results from most 919 owners. Dan Kyle worked out a great map for the Sato exhaust, which most 919 owners tend to agree is the best map that already out there. I know a guy who took his 919 with a DK map to a Dyno shop in Cali. They spent 3 hours only to tweak out another 1 bhp out of it.

As far as the hesitation, did you notice that before or after the Jardine install? It doesn't seem right. The 919 is known to be wheelie-happy with it's short wheelbase and relatively light weight. You've got the 900RR engine (albeit detuned) in a 600 frame.
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no offense, but that front fairing is HIDEOUS.
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glad to hear that you got a bike that comes from the factory with street tires on it! The bike looks Sweet! If you want a comparo, my friend has a 929 that you could ride, also another has a Triumph speed triple (955cc). I love the look of Rob919's bike, especially the front fairing. he has more pics in the "post your pic thread".
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There are quite a few maps already available for the 919. Try www.919.org for a few of them. The Sato maps have had the best results from most 919 owners. Dan Kyle worked out a great map for the Sato exhaust, which most 919 owners tend to agree is the best map that already out there. I know a guy who took his 919 with a DK map to a Dyno shop in Cali. They spent 3 hours only to tweak out another 1 bhp out of it.

As far as the hesitation, did you notice that before or after the Jardine install? It doesn't seem right. The 919 is known to be wheelie-happy with it's short wheelbase and relatively light weight. You've got the 900RR engine (albeit detuned) in a 600 frame.
Rob it was hesitating before the change thats the biggest reason I changed the pipes and filter. But that didn't help. So I went with the PCIII. I haven't tried the Sato map yet because I'm trying one many said was even better. I may get there though. I'm going to try some fine tuning first. We'll see.
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glad to hear that you got a bike that comes from the factory with street tires on it! The bike looks Sweet! If you want a comparo, my friend has a 929 that you could ride, also another has a Triumph speed triple (955cc). I love the look of Rob919's bike, especially the front fairing. he has more pics in the "post your pic thread".
Hey Scott I've been wanting to come by and show it to you. I keep watching for your garage door to be open as I ride back and forth on 288 but it's never open anymore. You haven't moved into your house yet have you? I'll get by there some time soon.

I just can't beleive this thing shouldn't respond better than this. I'll keep tuning.
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Rob it was hesitating before the change thats the biggest reason I changed the pipes and filter. But that didn't help. So I went with the PCIII. I haven't tried the Sato map yet because I'm trying one many said was even better. I may get there though. I'm going to try some fine tuning first. We'll see.
Which map? I seriously don't think you can do better than Dan Kyle's map.

Try the Flapper mod, too.
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If you want a comparo, my friend has a 929 that you could ride, also another has a Triumph speed triple (955cc). I love the look of Rob919's bike, especially the front fairing. he has more pics in the "post your pic thread".
Thanks Squanto. I haven't ridden a 929, but there's a huge difference between the S3 and the 919. The S3 is pure Hooliganism in the raw. In fact, I almost got a S3 instead. That bike's just an all-out beast. The 919 is a well balanced sport-nekkid. It is very wheelie-prone, flickable, and well balanced, but Honda has it so refined that the hooliganism persona was tamed, especially with the new red color (it's a beautiful red, though!). The 919 motor is bulletproof and the engineering is typical Honda excellence. It's an excellent street bike, especially around the city. The only real negative is it's suspension, though.
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Bike looks good, Congrats. Only thing i dont like about is the front, looks like an eagle...

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Which map? I seriously don't think you can do better than Dan Kyle's map.

Try the Flapper mod, too.
I think it was named Sympson racing, but it turns out it was actually one of Dynotechs. Lots of people claimed they went from the Santo to this one and got better performance.

I'll keep trying.
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Do you mean Simpson, as in Simpson from WT? He did a PCIII Map Challenge about a month ago. I'll have to check into that.

Plug the Flapper switch.

BTW, check out these 9ers:
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