919 in Los Angeles/South Bay
Hey from Los Angeles/South Bay.
I've ridden liter bikes for the last 15 years, but I started looking for a more upright bike about 3 months ago. My initial plan was an SV650 with a bunch of upgrades, but I'm a Honda rider at heart and after some consideration (and hours of reading here) I realized that the 919 that I had been really interested in 5 years ago was the ideal solution.
So, I grabbed a 2002 919 in Asphalt with just over 9k miles on it and the 04 F4i front forks already swapped. It's been a little rainy here in LA, so it gave me time to swap out the handbars to something slightly lower and little more forward, add bar end mirrors (since with the stock ones all I saw was elbow), new grips and integrate the rear turn signals into the brake lights. Next up on the list is doing something about the giant light stalks up front, hacking out the underseat exhaust for a shorty GP of some kind, PAIR blockoff and maybe an M2 flyscreen.
Just mainly wanted to say hi, thanks for all the great info and then ask if any forum members had preferred bike nights/meetups in the Los Angeles/South Bay area?