I'm a 53 year old pharmacist that just bought a 2003 Honda 919. My prior bike was an 82 Suzuki GS1100 G that I sold in 1985. My math says I haven't ridden in 22 years.
Man, this 919 handles much better than my last bike! I haven't scrapped pegs yet, but I am slowly getting there. I came around a curve last week and hit some sand at the apex. The bike scooted over a couple inches and kept going. I'm still puckered
My list of bikes (ancient history): 1973 CB350 (twin), 1978 CB750K,
1982 GS1100G and now 2003 919.
One problem with being 53 is that my wife is 53. I want her to be enthused about riding, but tht 919 seat is far different than my last bike. Has anyone used GIVI's monokey system for a hard top case? I'm thinking the available back rest will give my wife some sense of security plus give her a place to put all of her crap.
Any comments to get me back up to speed will be appreciated.
Welcome to WristTwisters. The Givi Monokey system is a very good, and dependable luggage option. There are a few on here that use it regularly, and have done so for many, many miles. You will not be disappointed.
Rick, I've recently installed a Givi Monokey top case on my Bandit and it's a fantastic piece of gear. Highly recommended. You could also buy an aftermarket seat, like Corbin, that can take a backrest. The seat and backrest option is going to be more expensive though. It all depends on what you need and how much the aesthetics come into play.
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Welcome Rick...I'm new to the forum too and just got my 919. Great source of info about the bike here and these guys post alot of hilarious stuff too ...and I agree with MisterMike, 53 is not old....it was when I was 20, but now that I'm 45 doesnt seem so far away
I guess that depends on what else is "essential" at your house.
Trust me, you are not going to win in the battle of the sexes.
She's right new guy. I'm just a tick younger than you and I'm a believer.
Welcome. That buzzing in your ears is not Tinitus or Captain James T. Kirk running around at super hyper speeds............It's all the Horn-nutz flitting around these parts.
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Never said I didn't know how to use it."