New 919 rider in Washington State
I've been lurking on the forum here for a few weeks learning about my 919 that I just purchased and figured I'd say hello.
My riding history started back in Oct 2004 when I purchased my first bike...a shiny new 2005 CBR1000RR. Took me all of two months to crack the frame. Funny how it survived going off a ravine on the Blue Ridge Parkway but didn't fare as well when I high sided crossing traffic.
Next two bikes were an '05 R1 and '07 R1, respectively.
Haven't owned anything the past three years and finally am able to hop on a bike again. I figured this time I'd get something a bit more "under the radar" and functional.
Found my 919 on Craigslist for $1,000. Had 42k miles on the clock and needed a chain. The motor looked surprisingly clean after I got her home and checked the fluids and cracked open the valve cover etc.
I've already tore it apart and sent a bunch of pieces to get powder coated. Have a buddy who is going to help with painting the other pieces. It's been fun so far. I'll probably do a build thread as I get it together.
Anyway, I'm rambling....so....