New Guy from Oregon
Last month I found a clean Honda 919 with 14,500 miles, and have been following the forum for maintenance and set-up tips. Thanks to all of you! I've downloaded the manuals, and I changed the oil and filter, put on a new rear tire, went to 17/44 gearing with a new X-ring chain, and added 9mm bar risers. I also did the PAIR block-off plates and flapper valve mod in hopes of helping the low speed fueling issue. It came with the triangular Yoshimura stainless steel slip-ons. Finally I went back to the stock mufflers, and they work much better for me in my quiet neighborhood. The mint Yoshi's are for sale for $200 OBO plus shipping. I'll do a separate post with pictures.
I'm using the bike for Oregon back road trips of about 200 miles, and find it very smooth and enjoyable. As an old guy, I don't use the top end power much, but it does come in handy when a jerk in an Audi creeps up on you on the right at a stop light that will merge to one lane. Basically, the bike handles like my Hawk 650GT on steroids.
Now, I need to choke back the tears and do the big 16K service.