Another Newbie here, Jason's my name. I've actually been lurking for a while soaking up all the good info I can. I picked up an 02 919 in March with 13,000 miles. Its in great shape and I've just been tinkering with it and making it mine by, you know, doing the same stuff everyone else does: Wheel Stripes, Fender Eliminator, Renthal High bars, CustomLED tail light, newer turn signals off a CBR up front, ditched the Grab handle. So, yeah... Just personalizing it by doing what everyone else does.
So far I love the bike. My knees ache a bit when I ride it more than 30 minutes. I need to get some lower pegs or a taller seat (or both). I've been eyeing 919s since I sold my Boulevard M50 4 years ago and am finally the owner of one.
Here's a couple of pics of when I bought it and how it sits today (Apparently I need a better pic of how it sits today). Future mods are to change the headlight in some way, thinking one off an MT-03 or an HID projector and windscreen in the stock bucket.