Almost a new owner...'03 919.. North Carolina
Hello, all. The nice people on the 919/Hornet Yahoo forum referred me over here to you for more info.
Here's my story. I purchased an 07 Suzuki in September. Had it one week, put 100 miles on it and it started blowing black smoke and running on one cylinder. Believe it or not, the dealer and the Zuk rep could not repair the bike. After weeks of being given the runaround, I retained a lawyer and the bike is being repurchased as a lemon.
Meanwhile, being the whiny bitch that I can be, I got the dealer to loan me a 919 that he had on the floor. Liked the bike so much (had it for 6 weeks now) that I told Suzuki that I don't want anything to do with them, I'm buying the Honda!
My dear husband has a GS and he has totally restored a 71 Honda MiniTrail 50 for my 12 year old.
So far, I love everything about the 919 except for the awful smell. Geez, I get off of it and smell like I have been working at a garage all day. What is up with that?
Anyway, I am in the Charlotte area, and hope to learn lots from your knowledgeable group....