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Old 06-18-2012, 02:18 PM   #31
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:45 PM   #32
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Nice Project

I knew there was a reason I bought the 919.
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:03 AM   #33
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Just so you know,TKC just came out with sportbike sizes !!!.


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Old 07-01-2012, 08:30 PM   #34
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Just so you know,TKC just came out with sportbike sizes !!!.
Yeah, someday maybe. I'm thinkin' this bike will see much more touring than serious dirt work so the TKC80 is probably more tire than I need. I just mounted rear D616 #3 today. #1 barely hit the 4,000 mile mark but #2 lasted 5,400 so I feel a little better about them. The Tusk 30mm bar risers and MotionPro +3" cables are in. I'll try to get started on the engine guards this week. Here's hoping.
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:47 PM   #35
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. . . finally put the cables on

It's been way too long but I took a little man cave time. I decided to quit procrastinating and install the custom +3" motionpro cables I bought almost a year ago. I had been deterred - alright mortified by the horror stories about swearing and throwing things and 14" long 90 degree needle nose pliers I'd read on the subject over on the 919 forum.


It took less than a minute to come to the realization the needle nose method was not for me and that Honda had gone to great lengths to make this modern bike look naked. I broke out the manual and followed along. The air box and throttle bodies had to come out the left side of the bike as a unit and then separated. Once I resigned myself to go ahead and unplug everything - injectors, fuel rail, etc. the job went smoothly. The cable ends attached surprisingly easily.


I used a tire tool between air box and frame to finesse the boots back onto the intake spigots.


With the new-found adjustment I needed, I tweaked the bars slightly to offer a bit more sweep. I also installed 1" risers. Now to tidy up all the rig jobs around the bars. (left) The bar-mount hardware that came with my windshield was frikkin ugly and had to go. (center) The stylish black anodized Moose Racing hand guard brackets came with a nice slot. Hummm, I thought. (right) I "MacGyvered" 3/8" shaft collars with studs to replace the set screws to hold the windshield rods. It is now lighter and cleaner looking.


I also made new extensions for the hand guards out of 1" x 1/4" aluminum.




There's still more to do before a proper test ride but the grip position seems greatly improved.

. . . . . and man cave time is always a good thing.
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:25 AM   #36
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if you ride it on street pretty much all the time id just put street tyres on it
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:06 PM   #37
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if you ride it on street pretty much all the time id just put street tyres on it
Agreed. I had almost given up . . . . . . almost . . . .





http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=850805

. . . . but I didn't.
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:28 PM   #38
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I managed to try out the slightly gnarlier tread and stand on the pegs a bit out on the north forty today.



In mostly grass and leaves, the front tire seemed more stable (better than expected) and didn't try to plow at the first chance. The rear seemed to require a bit more effort to break loose - the tiniest bit - na, I'm dreaming - this bike is a beast. Maybe I can get some highway seat time on the bike Saturday.
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