I just realized I have never actually introduced myself, so I thought it about time.
I have been riding my 919 for 3 seasons now and lurking here most of that time until recently posting.
I have owned multiple bikes over the years beginning with a 1983 shadow 750 which started my riding career in 1997. I then jumped to a triumph speed triple in 2004(which is where I learned my love of naked bikes.) After that I tried a couple seasons on a Suzuki DRZ400SM, that was kind of rough, lol. Had a few seasons without a bike before trying my hand at a cruiser and buying a victory judge. Which was ok but I ended up having to sell it and finally got the 2003 919.
Some of you have probably read that my first couple seasons on the 919, I didnt find it that comfortable, however since I have started showing the bike some TLC this year(new rear tire, new spark plugs, adjusted throttle, new fork springs, chain and sprockets(17/44), etc) I am finding it much more enjoyable.
I would also like to mention that I am in the Edmonton, Alberta area. If there is anyone here that might like to go for ride one day, please reach out 🙂