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I have a 893 and a 919 (all be it in about as many pieces as its possible to be) and have often thought of buying a 954, however since being on here, there seem to be numerous posts about the things not wanting to go out to play. So are they age related intrinsically unreliable? Is it a relatively easy thing to solve? Do you have to bend over and get shafted for whatever parts price the big H wants to charge you? Is a 929 a better option? You're thoughts.
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There does seem to be a lot of posts featuring the 954, however many of the bikes seem to be very neglected and bought as projects, often badly modified. I’m sure they are no less reliable than any other fuel injected sportsbike of that era.

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Re: 954

Hi Scutter. I have a 929 and 954, both purchased in excellent condition. Although having had them only a short time, and not knocking up many miles, I haven't experienced any problems. Both are kept on battery tenders. I think many of the reported problems have stemmed from cranking issues of low-capacity batteries. I'm quite prepared to be corrected on this though.

Far away from reporters' and reviewers' opinions, my view is that the 929 is a better riding and better handling bike. It seems more nimble (both have standard suspension) and the motor seems more flighty. Strange, because the 929 is a 4 kilo heavier bike.

In the final analysis though, when choosing between these bikes as a purchase option, I would prioritise mileage and history over any of the more 'minor' points I have identified above.
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I have a 893 and a 919 (all be it in about as many pieces as its possible to be) and have often thought of buying a 954, however since being on here, there seem to be numerous posts about the things not wanting to go out to play. So are they age related intrinsically unreliable? Is it a relatively easy thing to solve? Do you have to bend over and get shafted for whatever parts price the big H wants to charge you? Is a 929 a better option? You're thoughts.
You're all set, you have the best 2 900"s of all time within this dimension. No need for added weight aka Fuel Injection.........nigelrb ;-)
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You're all set, you have the best 2 900"s of all time within this dimension. No need for added weight aka Fuel Injection.........nigelrb ;-)
I dunno, that history of the blade article someone posted said the 954 was the thinking man's blade. I think the 919 is the best handling blade but I could be biased to that goofy 16"
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You're all set, you have the best 2 900"s of all time within this dimension. No need for added weight aka Fuel Injection.........nigelrb ;-)
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