New this week:02 919
Had been looking for a used 599 for about a year on craigslist, but near impossible to find, & go for about the same price or more than the 919's. Had a Yamaha FZ1 before this, loved it, but frankly, i couldn't resist using the power, so I sold it to buy something less powerful(wanted around 90-100 horsepower, instead of 130 plus).
Saw this 919 for $2300, so couldn't pass it up. Near excellent overall cond,26,000 miles, 2 older adult owners, a "stack" of reciepts from Honda dealer services, & a few very light scuffs,stock exhaust(I like the quiet). I love the smooth powerband, the way it fits me(5'8" 155 lbs), & not "crazy power". The only thing I notice is a vibration around 4500-5000 rpms through the footpegs mostly; I see most people here talk more about it through the handlebars. Already got sliders
from oesaccessories for about $40 and a National Cycle F-16 "short" windscreen(we'll see how that looks; may leave it off).
I need a couple of things to make it perfect: the left side "big" heatshield for exhaust, guage cluster "black plastic" housing,the chrome headlight ring, left mirror, & 2 front turn signals(lenses only would probably be ok).
Looks like a buncha great guys here, just like the FZ1 site.