Goodbye Miata. Hello 919! - Wrist Twisters
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post #1 of 12 Old 12-11-2018, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
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Goodbye Miata. Hello 919!

Hey Everyone!

I've been wanting to get a motorcycle for a few years now, and long story short; my Miata has been replaced by a 919.

I bought the Miata 3 years ago, I wanted a motorcycle at the time, but my idea was that it would be a lot less expensive to get a cheap car that i can beat on at the track and some curvy roads...and well, i was pretty much right. For around 5k I had a miata with some basic track mods (The miata was 3k, and I did the mods over 2 years). If I got a motorcycle, I would've been spending nearly 4k for MSF, license, registration and gear alone (MSF and registration are really expensive here in Quebec).

All was great with the Miata, I had a short track 10 minutes from my house that had open sessions every Monday, and it was a ton of fun...Until i got pulled over for a vehicle verification...ugh. Basically I had to put the whole thing back to stock in order to pass a vehicle safety inspection a few days later. I managed to put everything back to stock and pass the inspection, but I decided to sell the car afterwards. Driving a stock Miata (particularly suspension) was boring, and I didn't want to put my mods back on and risk getting another inspection... It was finally time to get my long awaited motorcycle. Turns out that clean Miatas went up in value while I owned mine, so i was able to pay for my first season of riding (Bike, MSF, full gear, registration etc).

I got to ride the 919 for 3-4 months before I had to store it for winter. What an underrated bike! They're so inexpensive and like many others here have said; they're good at doing everything.

One thing I did miss about the Miata, was the Miata community. Over the duration I had my Miata, I made a ton of miata-friends, and even started a FB group called "Miata DIY" that has 8k members now. I've been creeping here for a few days now, and I'm glad to see the 919 community is just as awesome! Looking forward to discussing with all of you!

Here's a few pics of said Miata and 919
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post #2 of 12 Old 12-12-2018, 01:37 AM
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that's a nice green
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Thanks, ewmin3m!
It's called Montego Blue, it switches from blue to green (and a spectrum in between) depending on the lighting

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Nice clean looking bike.A 919 looks good gloss black.
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Nice clean looking bike.A 919 looks good gloss black.
Thanks, island boy!

The paint was super contaminated when I got the bike. I did a quick one step correction and the paint went from matte to a decent gloss. Turns out that the bike was supposed to be matte (oem asphalt color), but the matte clear coat reacts really well to a DA polisher. The previous owner thought i had resprayed his bike when i showed him a few days later

Once I do a proper multi-step correction, I'll make a proper post about it in the "what have you done to your bike today" thread

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I think you're the first person to ever think tracking/hooning a car would be cheaper than doing the same with a bike... glad you came over to the darkside though! nice looking 9er!
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I think you're the first person to ever think tracking/hooning a car would be cheaper than doing the same with a bike
Not just any car; a car with dirt cheap consumables! But you're probably right, the math only worked out at the time because i had to factor in the cost of gear, license, etc.

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... glad you came over to the darkside though! nice looking 9er!
Happy to be here, thanks!

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Its probably worth doing a separate thread on correction and detailing :P


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Thanks, island boy!

The paint was super contaminated when I got the bike. I did a quick one step correction and the paint went from matte to a decent gloss. Turns out that the bike was supposed to be matte (oem asphalt color), but the matte clear coat reacts really well to a DA polisher. The previous owner thought i had resprayed his bike when i showed him a few days later

Once I do a proper multi-step correction, I'll make a proper post about it in the "what have you done to your bike today" thread
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I made the same choice!! Welcome.

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