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    No 56k: 919

    Behold my 'new' 2002 Honda 919, aka the CB900F - aka the Hornet 900.















    Rescued from a college student/'alcohol enthusiast' over in Fort Worth for $1600. Been a slightly wracking week, working to get everything lined up.


    Proof and better pictures in the morning.
    Last edited by Spectre; March 6th, 2011, 9:50 AM.

    #2
    I'm usually not the biggest fan of that type of bikes but that looks really nice!

    Congrats!
    "Speed never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... That's what gets you." -

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      #3
      Nice! Looks pretty good.

      Crazyjeeper delivery service again?

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        #4
        Looks good, I bet it'll look even better

        I love the round front light on naked bikes, much better them newer stuff, like my er6n

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          #5
          Its beautiful! I love the Hornet!
          ||||||||||||||| Ride, Eat, Sleep, Repeat.
          My 1988 Lancia Delta HF Turbo
          My 1991 Volvo 960 Turbo

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            #6
            Nice! I can't wait to watch the transformation.
            2005 Saab 9-5 Arc wagon
            1999 Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic
            2007 Suzuki V-Strom 650

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              #7
              Originally posted by TomCat View Post
              Nice! Looks pretty good.

              Crazyjeeper delivery service again?
              Of course. We offer the best rates in the Dallas area and will accommodate odd scheduling including runs that end at 2am.


              The sky has been falling for decades.

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                #8
                A circular headlight!

                Can't wait to see/hear it. Also, at the Sharpie'd gas tank wound.

                Bikes:Honda VFR 800 Honda 919
                Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Sport
                Cars:Hyundai Genesis 3.8 Jaguar XJR 4.0
                Broken:Ford Bronco 4.9 4x4

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Der Stig View Post
                  A circular headlight!
                  Whatchu talkin about?
                  Last edited by Rossco; March 6th, 2011, 10:04 PM.
                  2005 Saab 9-5 Arc wagon
                  1999 Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic
                  2007 Suzuki V-Strom 650

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                    #10
                    Heh. He's seen my other bikes - they have square or squarish headlights.

                    Here are the proof pics, among others.
















                    The local cat population appears to have discovered the 919.

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                      #11
                      ||||||||||||||| Ride, Eat, Sleep, Repeat.
                      My 1988 Lancia Delta HF Turbo
                      My 1991 Volvo 960 Turbo

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                        #12



                        Seriously: one of my all-time favorites.
                        Congrats!
                        ?
                        "I'm sure Burger King is doing great in Germany, but they're not exactly stopping making schnitzels."

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                          #13
                          Sparta? Not Hondaaaaaa?
                          WillDAQ: To use the technical terms: "the Mustang is to aerodynamics what horse shit is to fine dining"

                          Dr Grip: Brilliant!

                          EyeMWing Because what fun is a silicone dick if you don't try putting it in somebody's backside at least once.

                          Jay IKEA now ranks up in my awesome list, quite near bacon and blowjobs.

                          Cowboy I've never gotten so drunk I wanted to rub one out while shoving a fire extinguisher up my ass.



                          Remind me never to have him round to dinner!

                          www.mattonmotors.com/ @MattOnMotors

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                            #14
                            Slight update: The PO of the 919 reamed out the mufflers so it'd sound better. It doesn't, so I got in some unmolested stock mufflers this week to quiet it down. I also got LED signal/rearview mirrors of the same style as on my 700, and ordered in a sequential integrated LED stoplamp/turnsignal unit for out back. I received my first shipment of parts from Honda, mostly trim bits and missing screws, that sort of thing. I also installed a new battery, and located some used stock control levers to replace the terrible aftermarket ones currently installed.

                            New engine covers and seals are coming. This thing should be back in service pretty soon; last item should be new tires, which I think will be Michelin Pilot Road 2's.
                            Last edited by Spectre; March 20th, 2011, 9:28 PM.

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                              #15
                              For a second there I thought you went and got some sort of Porsche. It looks good, but can the gas tank be fixed or do you need to find a replacement?

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                                #16
                                A replacement one is probably going to be cheaper than fixing the one I have, sadly.

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                                  #17
                                  Replaced the de-baffled stock pipes with intact stock pipes.

                                  Before:


                                  After:


                                  My ears rejoice. More importantly, it means I can ride home at 2am without annoying the neighbors or summoning police from the nearby station.

                                  More before and after. Before:




                                  After:


                                  Last edited by Spectre; March 28th, 2011, 7:25 AM.

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                                    #18
                                    LED signal mirrors and the integrated sequential taillight are here and installation will take place this weekend. Also, the rear tire came in (Avon Storm ST) as did some other minor bits. It does need new front brake pads, which I will order this weekend.

                                    I managed to locate some good front forks off an 05 919; unlike the 02 and 03 models, the 04-07 919s have fully adjustable front and rear suspension. For less than the cost of rebuilding my leaky front forks, I will be able to get the upgrade I wanted. Those should be here late next week.

                                    Following that, I'll order in some SW-Motech crash bars and a matching SW-Motech center stand. Alas, the 919 centerstand was optional, almost nobody bought it, and the Honda one actually costs more than the Motech unit. The Motech one was actually engineered to be installed or removed without having to dismount the exhaust and it has better cornering clearance. The Motech crash bars have better clearance over the competing Givi units and won't result in cracked engine mounts like some of the traditional sliders do. I'm also probably going to be swapping out the 02 alternator cover for the black one off the late 919s - it's actually cheaper and I think it looks better.

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                                      #19
                                      Started last night with this:


                                      Ended with this:


                                      Back end is reassembled and good to go with the Clear Alternatives taillight, though the relay cycles a bit too fast to let the full 'wave' of the turn signal go across.


                                      2005 forks and Motech centerstand get here in the AM, I pick up the new brake pads from the dealer on my runs tomorrow, new handlebars go on with the forks once I get back. Did all the wiring modifications over the past few days - it took a while! That will have most of the major stuff done, then it can be ridden again.

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                                        #20
                                        Installed the SW-Motech center stand:


                                        Then tore down most of the front end to swap out the old leaky forks and hung the bike from the 'skycrane':







                                        Unlike the 02-03 front forks, the 04-07 forks are adjustable.


                                        Found this mess when I took the brake calipers off to swap them.






                                        Not only had the previous owner let the fork seal leak go so long it had become a fountain that dripped down onto the caliper, he'd also greased the caliper (and pads) with chassis grease to keep it from squeaking. Spent several hours cleaning that mess up. Installed new Honda pads.

                                        Got it reassembled with the new handlebars, mirrors and some other bits. Still more to do but it's rideable again.








                                        Last edited by Spectre; April 16th, 2011, 7:56 AM.

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