New member in Texas
Hello Everyone, My name is Frank. I live in central Texas. I picked up a 2007 919 about a week ago and I love it. I've been riding motorcycles since age 15 and am in my 40's now. I had been without a street bike for about ten years and had the itch to ride, so I got the 919. I was unaware of the 919 until I stumbled upon this forum. I'm glad I did!. Full sport bikes are great, but not really for me. Cruisers are okay too, but I need more speed. The 919 is great
because it's relatively cheap to obtain a good one and it is easy to modify it, but then you all know that already. I got mine from the original owner and it is all stock with about 2700 miles on it. Now that I've seen all the incredible bikes on this forum, I see mine like a clean slate - just waiting to be modified.
Some planned mods: CBR900RR header conversion with single low-mount exhaust. I actually really like the sound of the stock dual exhausts (without bafflectomy), but my clothes smell like gas/exhaust fumes after a ride. Fender elminator (will try home-made version), LED blinkers, grips, mirrors, maybe powder coat some parts black.... and on and on...
This forum is a great resource. Although this is my first post, I've read many, many threads and watched lots of videos. You all have done some incredible stuff with your bikes! Googleit - your videos are top notch and will save me lots of time in my mods -- Thanks!
I tried posting an avatar photo, but couldn't get it to work. I'll keep trying and will also post some pics of my bike when I can figure it out.
Time to go get a quick ride in before it starts raining here! Take care.