Hey, from Texas!
Introduction...right...well...I rode for about 14yrs, including 4yrs in a Road Racing club (the CMRA) doing endurance racing, 50 milers and sprints. I quit riding when when my daughter was born 7yrs ago. My new wife has always wanted to learn to ride, so we picked u a couple bikes.
I bought her a Honda Shadow 750 Spirit and I got an '07 919! Reminds me of my old CBR900RR. I can't leave anything alone, so I've already reversed the shift patern(all that time on the track...up for up, just doesn't work for me), slimmed down the rear fender junk, ditched all the turn signals in favor of black mirrors with signals and a smoke LED tail light with incorporated signals, put frame sliders on, bafflectomy on the mufflers, disabled the air box flapper and will be ordering a 17T front sprocket on Friday.
I kept ending up on this site when I search things about the 919, so it made sense to join and educate myself after my long absence.
Bikes I've owned:
'89 FZR600, '91 CBR600F2, '89 ZX-7, '91 CBR900RR, '89 ZX-11, '97 GSXR750(SRAD), '88 Hawk650GT, FZR400 with 600cc motor and YZF swing arm/rear tire(race bike), '87 Hurricane 600F1(race bike), '93 ZX-6E(race bike), '98 GSXR600(race bike), and now my beloved '07 919.
Looking forward to exploring the site!
Thanks for making a home on the web for those of us blessed with "The Sickness"!